The cosmopolitan island of Mykonos has in recent years become very popular with first time visitors to Greece. Easily combined with a visit to Santorini and Athens, Mykonos is famous for its sandy white beaches, iconic white-washed buildings, and party scene. Here's some of the fun things to do in Mykonos when you visit.
Whether you are visiting Mykonos to go celebrity spotting, want to see the sights, or join your fellow jet-setters, there's plenty to see and do. Stay for a few days or a couple of weeks – a vacation in Mykonos is a memorable experience!
Fun things to do in Mykonos
Here some of our suggestions of 10 top things to do in Mykonos.
1. Visit Little Venice
Little Venice in Mykonos is one of the most beautiful places on the island. It sits next to the sea and its setting will remind you of the famous Italian city, Venice. Little Venice has a rich history as it was used a resting point for captains and trading merchants during the 18th century.
Despite being old, the Little Venice boasts of having unique and stylish houses. It has an amazing scenery and your camera will do you more justice in capturing this picturesque island.
Cafes and bars are lined up on the seashore, making it a perfect place to have a drink as you admire the sunset. You can hang around for the nightlife which goes on until the early hours of the morning.
2. Visit the Windmills in Mykonos
The white windmills are the most iconic landmarks in Mykonos. For centuries, the windmills of Mykonos were used to refine grains with the help of the strong winds that blow in the area.
Today, none of them are functional, and the surviving ones are used as museums or private homes.
Kato Myloi mills are the most famous ones, and they stand on the hilltop facing the Aegean Sea. You can climb up the hill in Chora in the evenings, and it is one of the best places to see the sunset.
3. Visit Lena’s House’s
Located in Chora, Lena’s house is a perfect representation of the Greek’s 19th-century family house. The house contains pieces of ancient European furniture and is decorated with a wide range of ornaments.
It only take around 15 minutes to see. Read some reviews on Tripadvisor here.
4. The best beaches in Mykonos
Paradise Beach is definitely one of the places that you must visit in Mykonos. The beach is located 2 miles away from Chora and is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the area.
Apart from enjoying the warm and welcoming atmosphere of the beach, you can take spare some time to sample some of the local dishes at the local restaurants.
On the southern part of the island, you can take your pick from beach bars and organized water sports facilities. To get around the island, you can take buses from the town or boats from the old port.
I've a full guide here to the best Mykonos beaches.
5. Folklore Museum
The Folklore museum of Mykonos is housed in a two-floor ancient building which is located in Kastro. A visit to this museum will give you an opportunity to learn the cultural identity of the island.
Some of the artifacts that are housed in the museum include the Cycladic costumes, crafted ceramics, furniture and even musical instruments.
Check out their website: Folklore Museum Mykonos
6. Aegean Maritime
The Aegean Maritime Museum is located in Tria Pigadia. It was founded with the purpose of preserving the maritime culture and history of the Greek.
In this museum, you will find copies of the ships that were used during the ancient days. Other exhibits in the museum include maps, sculptures, and coins that were used during those days.
7. Visit the Churches
Mykonos is a home to approximately not less than 70 Greek Orthodox churches. Most of them were constructed during the ancient days hence have breathtaking architectural designs.
Even if you are not spiritual, a visit to these churches will leave you with an unforgettable experience.
8. Archeological Museum of Mykonos
The Archeological Museum of Mykonos is known floor its huge collection of vases, jewels, sculptures, and ceramics. The museum is located right in the middle of the island hence is easily accessible.
9. Visit Ancient Delos
Your list of the must-do things in Mykonos should include a boat tour to Delos. Delos island is one of the most important archaeological sites in Greece and a paradise for history lovers. According to the legends, Ancient Delos is the birthplace of an ancient god, Apollo.
It was used as a religious center and has many sanctuaries and temples. You can take a trip to the site from Mykonos old port, except on Mondays when the archaeological site closes.
Take a look here for the 10 best Mykonos tours and day trips including Delos.
10. Enjoy Active Nightlife
If you visit Mykonos, you need to experience the party scene and nightlife! Mykonos Town is one of the best spots for drinking, clubbing, meeting new people, and dancing.
There's a good variety of different bars and clubs throughout the town centre, offering a wide selection of music styles.
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