- Type: Neighborhood/Area
- Time to Spend: Half Day to Full Day
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Sitting in the heart of Mykonos about four miles (seven kilometers) east of Chora is the islands' only other real town. But because it lacks the sea view, Ano Mera isn't as crowded as other parts of Mykonos; and many say you should only visit if you're passionate about religious history (The town is home to the island's two monasteries). The 18th-century Monastery of Panagia Tourliani -- located southeast of town -- is renowned for its intricate marble carvings and massive Italian baroque altar screen. Head half a mile farther southeast past Panagia Tourliani and you'll find what's left of the 12th-century Monastery of Paleokastro, which is now one of the most verdant spots on the island.