Mykonos is one of the most tourist Greek islands, its paradisiacal beaches and exciting nightlife complement each other perfectly with the culture, and it is that Míconos is the closest island to Delos, one of the main archaeological sites of 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 is consolidated as one of the more tourist from Greece. It is the ideal place that combines history, beauty and tradition, so knowing 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 MíconosMykonos Center - Zoltan Gabor
The old town of Míconos is one of the most charming places on the island, its whitewashed houses with balconies and blue windows have been the scene of numerous films.
Walking through the narrow 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 town 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. The white paint on the walls, the blue balconies and the colorful flowers that adorn them make this place one of the most beautiful and picturesque on the island.
2. Port of MykonosMykonos Port - Leanne Vorrias
In this port you can observe the small boats of the fishermen of the island, as well as some of the most luxurious yachts in the world. It is in this place where the boats leave that will take you to different points of the island, as well as Delos Island, where one of the four main archaeological sites of Greece is located.
The port of Mykonos It is also the ideal place to see the sunsets from one of the many restaurants and cafes that are concentrated in the place.
3. The Míconos millsMills in Míconos - Justin Black
Míconos mills are one of the biggest attractions of this island and, although they are not currently in operation, they constitute a symbol for both the inhabitants and the tourists.
These white-painted mills 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 Míconos, from which you can admire the old historical 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 They were used to grind the grains of the island's fields.
4. Museums, monuments and churchesMyths - John_Walker
This small island of 85.5 square kilometers and 10,000 inhabitants It has more than 400 churches, so if you are interested in culture you should visit one of them. Among those that stand out the most we can find La Catedral, 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 Rhenia and Delos Islands.
"Just as flowers adorn the earth and the stars the sky, the same goes for Greece and the world."
-Johan Gottfried Herder-
5. Beaches and nightlifeNight in Míconos - Anastasios71
In Míconos you can find some of the best beaches in Greece, white sands that dazzle and turquoise waters.
The beach of Kalo Livadi is one of the longestIt is located 10 kilometers from the town center and its calm crystalline waters are ideal for an unforgettable day. Others to enjoy are the beaches of Psarou, Ftelia or Ornos.
The nightlife of Mykonos is memorable, especially in the summer. You can literally spend the whole night from party to party, touring all the bars, clubs and pubs that the island offers.
Mykonos it's one of those places that has it all: spectacular beaches, culture, tradition and the best nightlife, would you like to visit it?