Mykonos is Greece’s most famous cosmopolitan island, and a whitewashed paradise in the heart of the Cyclades.
Mykonos is particularly famous for its laid-back atmosphere, cosmopolitan influences, party scene and exciting nightlife, its picturesque Cycladic architecture and its magnificent beaches with golden sand and crystal waters. There is a huge variety of attractions and activities to do in Mykonos, and it is place that fuzes glamour with simplicity making it a popular travel destination for all manner of visitors.
Highlights from a visit to Mykonos include idyllic walks along the streets of Chora, admiring beautiful sunsets from Little Venice and swimming in the clean waters of the exotic beaches.
Mykonos needs no introduction when it comes to its pulsating nightlife. Numerous bars, clubs and restaurants are ready to welcome every kind of guest. Most of them are located in Chora and stay open until the early morning.
The famous area of Little Venice in the Chora offers a more laid back romantic atmosphere, with charming bars and restaurants located right by the sea.
The windmills of Mykonos are the most recognized highlights of the island, located around the island’s port, with seven of the original ten windmills remaining. Due to its geographical position, Mykonos was an important destination along the sea trade route that carried commerce between Asia and Europe, which goes some way to explaining the island’s cosmopolitan atmosphere and interesting architecture.
Mykonos has lots to offer visitors with a passion for history, with numerous churches and monasteries in some amazingly picturesque locations with a unique sea views.
Other historical attractions include Mykonos’ Archaeological, Agricultural and Folklore Museums, as well as the neighboring island of Delos, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.