Mykonos is a dreamy destination for many aspiring backpackers of Greece and global tourists. Due to serene ambience and gorgeous beachfront, it is the most famous destinations for island hoppers and beach lovers after Santorini in Greece. Besides this, its trendy boutique resorts, classy seafood dine options and vibrant live music venues made Mykonos special among youngsters. For fun-loving tourists, Mykonos is the place.
Most people connect Mykonos with DJ night and consider it as a party hub but it has many things to offer for everyone sort of traveller. Its white sandy beaches attract many global celebs, family vacationers enjoy under the well-equipped, sheltered beaches with shallow waters. Couples can enjoy the romancing at a private beach resort with spa and sunbathe.
This glamorous island of Greece has hidden many beautiful but lesser-known spots in its core. Come with us and let’s explore them.
Popular Things to do at Mykonos
Feel Romance at Little Venice Quarter
One of the most romantic spots in Mykonos for couples is adorable Little Venice. These are actually beautiful cubical buildings that represent Venetianar architecture due to their waterfront balconies.
Situated alongside the sea, the neighbourhood of Little Venice is a very vibrant and attractive place with elegant and colourful houses around. Many of these old houses have now turned into bars and cafes where one can sit and enjoy a drink while having a beautiful sight of the sunset. You can consume varieties of cocktails that will blow your taste buds.
Relax at Platys Gialos Beach
Platys Gialos Beach, which is a family-friendly beach, lies a short distance from the main town of Chora. Platys Gialos is also a mini travel hub surrounded by numerous hotels and restaurants, where taxi-boats depart daily for the island’s other popular beaches.
At the Greek and Italian restaurants located near the beach, you can please your taste buds, as well as serving great food!
Take Snapshots at Panagia Paraportiani Church
Mykonos is also renowned for beautiful churches located almost everywhere. And Panagia Paraportiani Church is the most important one in term of popularity. It is the most photographed destination of Mykonos and Instagram worthy too. It pulls the attention due to its unique whitewashed stucco architecture.
The church is sited in the medieval castle of the island and consists of five smaller churches, creating a unique architectural complex. A local festival known as Panighiri is also famous here and many events organised during this festival in summer in which you can also take part.
Watch Sunset From Windmills
Kato Mili, or the Lower windmills in Greek, is one of the top places to visit in Mykonos. The wood and straw capped row of historic windmills facing the sea in the town of Chora looks amazing and creat beautiful destination or visit.
All this was first founded by the Venetians in the 16th century, currently, there are 16 windmills on Mykonos, of which 7 are located on the famous landmark of Chora Hill. Enjoy the panoramic views of the city and ocean, one must visit the windmills.
Walk Along the Shore of Paradise Beach
Paradise beach is really a paradise for beach lovers and party animals for enjoying Mykonos nightlife. Apart from strolling on the white sandy beach, you can enjoy cool beach clubs and hopping nightlife listening music of many international talents. Youngsters mostly flock here in the summertime to have fun and to relax on the lounge chairs and parasols.
Paradise Beach also provides water sports opportunities, such as boating and scuba diving, which is also the key reason for attracting crowds here. From Platys Gialos to Paradise Beach, visitors can also enjoy a hiking trail. There are also houses along the shore, many dining options in the food courtyard style, a good pool and lodging available on-site for couples.
Facts: There are many beautiful beaches at Mykonos such as Platys Gialos, Super Paradise Beach, Agios Loannis Beach, Psarou Beach and Elia Beach
Tour UNESCO Preserved Delos
You can go on the best day trip to Delos from Mykonos that too within 45min of a boat ride. If you want to know about Greek history then Delos should not be missed.
Delos is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Just 10 kilometres southwest of Mykonos, this barren, rocky island is said to be the birthplace of Apollo (the god of light) and Artemis. Now, it is one of the best-preserved and important historical sites of Greece.
Explore the Charming Village of Ano Mera
You will pass via Ano Mera, the northern village of Mykonos, on your way back from Kalo Livadi. It’s a good idea to make a small break, walk around the main square with the little taverns and take a look at the Panaghia Tourliani Historical Monastery.
The church is dedicated to Holy Mary within the monastery and was founded away from the coast in order to deter attacks by pirates back in the 15th century. Inside the monastery there is a collection of Byzantine relics for viewing and for bringing back home the memories, one can buy several souvenirs from shops around.
Food to Relish at Mykonos
Mykonos provides a wide range of dining and marine-side taverns to fast food on the street and bakeries. Here are the best Greek dishes made on the island which are definitely worth a bite are Kopanisti it is one of Mykonos’ traditional cheese products, Kalathaki, Louza. You can savour Gyros or Souvlaki everywhere on the streets of Mykonos at a reasonable cost.
Nightscene at Mykonos
This does not need any foreword as Mykonos is world-renowned for being a party hub. As for nightlife, Mykonos’ Town will keep you awake all night! Every beach is loaded with bars and music clubs where youngsters grooving on trendy DJs.
Scandinavian is quite famous along with Paradise beach club; you can also visit the classic Aroma Bar. At the end of the Old Port, Babylon and Jackie’o offers great music and amazing Drag Queen Shows.
Best Time to Travel Mykonos
Many guests go to Mykonos for the strolling at beautiful shores. The best time to visit Mykonos for the good aura, nightlife, swimming, soaking up the sun and cruising is from late June to early September. If swimming and hot weather are not a requirement and you’re more interested in outdoor activities, culture, dining, and archaeology then May and October are also perfect.
Note: In Mykonos City, cars are not permitted and mostly excursions can take place on foot or bike.
How You Can Reach Mykonos?
Mykonos is connected by Athens and other regions of western Europe through the flight and drop you in 45 minutes to Mykonos. If you want to go via Ferry ride then they take almost 2 to 5 hours to Mykonos, depending on the type of boat. Ferries connecting Mykonos to the islands of Naxos, Paros, Ios, Milos, Folegandros, Santorini, and Crete usually make a few stops.
Apart from this, you can visit Armenistis Lighthouse in Mykonos, it old port where you can witness many chips sailing. Mykonos is famous for being one of the most important mythological, historical and archaeological sites in Greece and you must visit during your trip to Greece.