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We can definitely admit that Mykonos is the Ibiza of Greece!
It is the perfect island to see people and to be seen, to relax and party hard, to step on virgin beaches or crowded ones and enjoy the tasty Greek cuisine.
Whatever you want to do, Mykonos is the place to be and here are the 10 unmissable things to do any type of traveler!
Keep reading to dive into the magic of the most famous Greek island!
1. See the sunset at Little Venice
A truly wondrous place in Mykonos Town, Little Venice resembles Venice of Italy, due to its elegant old houses built directly on the sea edge. The seashore is lined up with bars and cafes where you can have a drink while admiring the sunset.
The deep blue sea and snow-white walls blend in harmony and the scenery is completed by the golden-red rays of the sun. From Little Venice, you can enjoy the incredible Mykonian sunset in the most romantic way.
2. Mykonos Town Windmills
You really don’t have to miss the chance to visit windmills, one of the most recognized landmarks of Mykonos.
The windmills Kato Myloi are situated southwest of Mykonos Town – Chora, next to the sea, and impress every visitor with their snow-white magnificence, built in a row, looking to the sea.
Today, seven have been preserved out of ten which existed here until the first decades of the 20th century and used to grind with the unstoppable power of the wind the local wheat.
3. Stroll through the Town
A walk along the paved streets of Mykonos Town is a unique experience. The traditional white cubic houses, the colorful decoration of doors and balconies with the Medieval style, the narrow paths, and the lovely chapels create both romantic and nostalgic feeling that enchants visitors. On your way, you shall surely enjoy shopping in the chic boutiques and tourist stores. What’s more, in Mykonos Town there’s a wide selection of restaurants and bars. Find the best ones using the CoolRadar app (available on Apple Store and Google Play).
4. Visit Panagia Paraportiani
One of the most important architectural and religious monuments of the Cyclades islands complex is the Church Panagia Paraportiani.
Paraportiani owes its name to the fact that it is located next to the small gate (“paraporti” in Greek) of the medieval wall of Mykonos. In fact, it is a complex of five churches, where four of them are on the ground floor and one is elevated. The church is an important monument not only of Mykonos but also of all the Aegean islands. It is, with certainty, one of the most photographed sights in Greece and no one visiting Mykonos should miss it.
5. Enjoy active nightlife
One of the most popular things to do in Mykonos is, of course, partying and enjoying the famous nightlife of the island. Mykonos Town is the top spot for clubbing, drinking, dancing and meeting new people.
The picturesque Little Venice, in particular, has a diverse night scene, ranging from sophisticated bars and romantic venues for a drink to busy clubs for dancing. Clubs stay lively all night and drag queen shows are frequently organized in gay bars, given that Mykonos is a popular gay destination.
6. Mykonos road trip
Of course, if you’ll be able to wake up the next morning after the all-night-long party, the easiest way to see Mykonos in one day is to rent a car or bike. Bikes are the cheapest option to explore Mykonos in one day and there are actually many bike rentals all over the Town and at the two ports. There are also many car rentals in Mykonos, but it is advised to book your car online a few weeks before arriving on the island.
7. Swim in fantastic beaches
Wonderful beaches with golden sand and shimmering azure waters are by far the most prominent characteristic of Mykonos.
The most popular beaches, such as Super Paradise, Elia, and Lia, organized with water sports facilities and beach bars, are on the southern part of the island.
These beaches attract many visitors, as they host day and night parties, but there are also more secluded beaches away from crowds if you need more privacy. Visitors can access the amazing beaches of Mykonos by bus from the main town or by boat from the old port.
8. Admire the breathtaking view from Armenistis Lighthouse
Located on the northwestern side of the island, you will easily notice the 19 meters Armenistis Lighthouse.
It is a scenic attraction offering great views of the Aegean Sea and the chance to watch the boats sailing between the two islands. The lighthouse is approximately 7 km away from Mykonos Town and it’s definitely a must-see!
9. Boat tour to Delos
If you want to combine your beach holidays with sightseeing, then a boat trip to Delos is not to be missed!
Excursion boats depart daily from the old port of Mykonos and arrive in Delos in one hour. This island is an open archaeological site, never inhabited through its history. In ancient times, it was a religious place dedicated to god Apollo because, according to the myth, this was where the god was born. The ancient site of Delos is open from May to October.
10. Yacht sail to private island Rhenia
Do not miss the chance to live the luxury of a yacht sail!
Very popular is the cruise to Rhenia, an uninhabited island just one hour from Mykonos in Greece. Sunbathe on the deck of the yacht, swim in crystal secluded coves and have a light dinner on board.