Top 5 Things To Do In Mykonos

Top 5 things to do in Mykonos

Míconos is one of the most touristic Greek islands, its paradisiacal beaches and exciting nightlife perfectly complement the culture, and is that Míconos is the closest island to Delos, one of the main archaeological sites in Greece.

Mykonos or Mykonos is located in the waters of the Aegean Sea, between the islands of Siros, Paros, Tinos and Naxos, with which it forms the peripheral unit of Mykonos.

With a population of just over 10,000 inhabitants, this beautiful island has established itself as one of the most touristy in Greece. It is the ideal place that combines history, beauty and tradition, so getting to know it should be on your priority list. If you dare, these are the best things you can do while you are in Mykonos.

1. Old town of Mykonos

Streets of Mykonos
Mykonos Center – Zoltan Gabor

The old town of Mykonos is one of the most charming places on the island, its whitewashed houses with balconies and blue windows have been the setting for many films.

Walking through the narrow and cobbled streets is always an adventure, there you can find all kinds of shops, from those that sell the typical products of the place to the most recognized boutiques in the world.

In the old part of the city you can also discover an area known as “Little Venice”. It is a series of typical houses that were built on water, hence its name. most beautiful and picturesque

2. Port of Mykonos

Mykonos Port
Port of Mykonos – Leanne Vorrias

In this port you can see the small boats of the island’s fishermen, as well as some of the most luxurious yachts in the world. It is in this place from where the boats depart that will take you to different parts of the island, as well as to the island of Delos, where one of the four main archaeological sites of Greece is located.

The port of Mykonos is also the ideal place to watch the sunsets from one of the many restaurants and cafes that are concentrated in the area.

3. The mills of Mykonos

Mills in Mykonos
Mills in Mykonos – Justin Black

The Míconos mills are one of the island’s greatest attractions and, although they are not currently in operation, they are a symbol for both locals and tourists.

These white painted windmills reflect the vibrant colors of this island, some of them are located in the upper part of Mykonos town, Chora. In that area there is also one of the most spectacular viewpoints of Mykonos, from which you can admire the old historic center of the city and have the best views of the sea.

In Alevkantrra, located in Little Venice, you can also find more of these wonderful mills. Many years ago these mills were used to grind grains from the island’s fields.

4. Museums, monuments and churches

Mykonos overview
Mycons – John_Walker

This small island of 85.5 square kilometers and 10,000 inhabitants has more than 400 churches, so if you are interested in culture you should visit one of them. Among those that stand out we can find the Cathedral, the Church of the Virgin Paraportiani and the Monastery of the Panagia Turliani.

On the other hand, you can also enjoy numerous museums such as the Naval Museum and the Ethnographic Museum or the Archaeological Museum, where you can discover some of the most important sculptures and objects from the islands of Rhenia and Delos.

5. Beaches and nightlife

Night in Mykonos
Night in Mykonos – Anastasios71

In Mykonos you can find some of the best beaches in Greece, dazzling white sands and turquoise waters.

Kalo Livadi beach is one of the longest, it is located 10 kilometers from the center of the town and its calm crystal clear waters are ideal to spend an unforgettable day. Others to enjoy are the beaches of Psarou, Ftelia or Ornos.

Mykonos nightlife is memorable, especially in the summer. You can literally spend the whole night from party to party, visiting all the bars, clubs and pubs that the island has to offer.

Míconos is one of those places that has it all:  spectacular beaches, culture, tradition and the best nightlife, would you like to visit it?

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