Mykonos (Μύκονος) is a Greek island, part of the Cyclades, lying between Tinos, Siros, Paros and Naxos. It spans an area of 105.183 km2 and rises at an elevation of 341 m at its highest point. The island is composed primarily of granite. It has little natural fresh water and relies on the desalination of sea water in order to meet its needs.
There are about 10,000 inhabitants, most of whom live in the largest town, Mykonos, also known as Chora (i.e. the Town in Greek, a common denomination in Greece when the name of the island itself is the same as the name of the principal town), which lies on the west coast.