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Mykonos Now Boasts Its Own Waterfalls

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The Mykonos waterfalls. Credit: Video screenshot/

Mykonos has not only amazing beaches and intense nightlife, but it can also now boast of having its own waterfalls!

Greece has seen storm after storm, with rain and heavy snow, march through the entire nation in the past several weeks.

Streambeds turn into waterfalls in Mykonos

The torrential rains of the last few days has turned streambeds that remain dry for most of the year into waterfalls in the areas of Merhia and Agrari.

The severe weather system in the Cyclades created a hail storm followed by extensive flooding in Santorini, a little further to the south of the Aegean Sea.

No matter what the weather or time of year, Mykonos does not fail to amaze. Watch a video of this rare and beautiful phenomenon below.

Usually associated with beautiful beaches and islands, Greece is — together with Austria — the most mountainous country in Europe, with mountain ranges and hills exceeding 70% of its total area.

In this complex terrain with ravines in the clefts of so many hundreds of mountains, the collision of large rocks and the erosion of surfaces over time have created a large number of waterfalls, both on mainland Greece and in the Greek islands.

Some of the most spectacular waterfalls in Greece are in the northern city of Edessa. The Edessa Waterfalls are said to have been formed in the 14th century, after a major geological or weather phenomenon; most likely geologists believe, it was an earthquake.

Over the centuries, the water’s formations changed, going from being collected in a basin to streaming through the city, until the eventual creation of today’s breathtaking phenomenon, the city’s waterfalls.

Mykonos covered by snow in January

In late January Mykonos was covered in snow, a rare event on the cosmopolitan Greek island.

Locals say that the last time this amount of snow fell on the cosmopolitan island and the Cyclades was decades ago. Mykonos residents captured the fairytale scenes as snow covering the famous beaches of the island, such as Psarou, Super Paradise, and Elia.

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