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1. Mykonos Windmills

Mykonos Windmills
4.5 /5

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from city center
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Visible from all points in Mykonos, the Kato Milli are multi-photographed windmills located in the South of Chora, Mykonos capital. These windmills mostly face towards the North, situated between the picturesque Alefkandra and Neochori areas, overlooking Little Venice and the crystal clear sea waters. There are currently private residences in some of the windmills, a museum in one, and some that appear to be abandoned.

2. Stroll Through Little Venice

Stroll Through Little Venice
4.3 /5

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One of Mykonos's most romantic places is Little Venice's elegant neighborhood with vintage houses on the seashore. The area, locally known as Kastro, begins at the Alefkandra beach and continues directly into the surrounding areas. The sunset views from Little Venice are spectacular. Its ivory-white buildings stand out magnificently against the azure Aegean Sea. Full of romantic cafes and bars, it is one of Mykonos's most delightful places.

3. Day Trip to Delos

Day Trip to Delos
3.7 /5

8 km
from city center
3 out of 40
things to do in Mykonos

In the glistening Aegean Sea, close to Mykonos, sits the tiny, uninhabited island of Delos. It is the perfect day trip from Mykonos, just across the water. Unfortunately, only round-trip ferries from a nearby island can access the site (Mykonos, Paros or Naxos). In addition, there is no lodging available on the island.

4. Spot Petros the Pelican

Spot Petros the Pelican

4 out of 40
things to do in Mykonos

The pelican called Petros is not only another tourist attraction of Mykonos, he is a legacy that lives in the hearts of the people. The pelican has been officially declared the mascot of Mykonos. Among the harbour area along with the Alefkandra area and town, this cute creature is found wandering the streets. They are also spotted at the local taverns and Chora street.

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5. Wine Tasting Tour

Wine Tasting Tour

6 km
from city center
5 out of 40
things to do in Mykonos

A visit to wineries is the highlight of any trip to the Cyclades, as Greeks have been cultivating wine for several years. Wineries are usually based on the countryside, stretching in vast lush green lands, with authentic myconian cuisine. Some of the top wineries to look out for in Santorini, Mykonos are Santo Wines (Pyrgos), Venetsanos Winery (Megalochori), Gavalas Winery (Megalochori), Art Space Winery (Exo Gonia) , Domaine Sigalas (Oia) and Koutsoyannopoulos Wine Museum (Vothonas).

6. Shop & Eat at Matogianni Street

Shop & Eat at Matogianni Street

0 km
from city center
6 out of 40
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Matogianni street is one of the most famous areas in Mykonos, known as a nightlife and retail hub. Located in Chora, it is a haven for shopaholics lined with designer stores, handmade jewellery designers, hand-crafted sandal stores and souvenir shops. You can make a quick stop to have drinks and taste the traditional Greek food on the white-coloured streets covered with tiny bars, cafes, clubs and restaurants.

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7. Elia Beach

Elia Beach

6 km
from city center
7 out of 40
things to do in Mykonos

The largest beach in Mykonos, Elia Beach is the unofficial nude beach of the city. Elia has gained immense popularity in the past few years amongst the LGBTQIA++ community and has become a hub for people to spend quality time at. The vast, sandy beach attracts locals and tourists from all over the world. The crystal clear waters of Elia await your presence.

8. Luxury Catamaran Cruise

Luxury Catamaran Cruise

6 km
from city center
8 out of 40
things to do in Mykonos

Sailing in the vast Aegean sea surrounding Mykonos is one of the most luxurious experiences on the island. On a sumptuous catamaran cruise that takes you uninhabited islands, you can experience luxury to its fullest. These Catamaran cruises are typically day-trips across the sea, with the most popular being a trip to Rhenia, an isolated island surrounded by crystal-clear waters and host to ancient Greek ruins.

9. Watch Sunset from Old Port of Mykonos

Watch Sunset from Old Port of Mykonos

2 km
from city center
9 out of 40
things to do in Mykonos

The Old port of Mykonos is located in the centre of the town within walking distance of the famous Little Venice. The port is filled with sea-facing bars and restaurants, while the nearby alleys have boutiques, jewellery stores and galleries. It offers magnificent views of the Cycladic sunsets and is the perfect location to watch the town transform into a nightlife centre after the sunset.

10. Watersports in Mykonos

Watersports in Mykonos

6 km
from city center
10 out of 40
things to do in Mykonos

Mykonos is truly a water lover's kingdom; with popular beaches offering thrilling water sports activities, one can experience the adrenaline rush. Be it the Paradise Beach or Elia, Mykonos has got you covered. Offering a wide range of adventure sports, including Flyboard, Parasailing, Jet Ski, and Tubes, to Snorkeling and Cruise crawling, the beaches of Mykonos await your presence.

11. Paraportiani Church

Paraportiani Church
4.2 /5

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Dating back to the 1400s, the Paraportiani Church faces the sea and stands tall in all its glory at the entrance of Chora. Its name translates to "Our Lady of the Side Gate" in Greek, since its entrance was near the side gate of the way to the Kastro. Recognized as a national monument and an epitome of Cycladic architecture, the church consists of five little churches crammed together, four below and one above, which accounts for its asymmetrical design.

12. Platys Gialos

Platys Gialos

3 km
from city center
12 out of 40
things to do in Mykonos

The Platys Gialos is a lively village, known for having one of the most extensive beaches in Mykonos. The place's beauty, good food, and famous white wine make it a must-visit. Located 5 km southeast of Mykonos, it is a popular tourist spot. Surrounded by a rocky uphill lookout and vast stretch of land, the place has fantastic sunset spots.

13. Explore Ano Mera Village

Explore Ano Mera Village

5 km
from city center
13 out of 40
things to do in Mykonos

Ano Mera village is the second largest village in Mykonos. It is a peaceful destination away from the chaos of mass tourism. The central square is the most popular attraction here housing restaurants, cafes, taverns, local stores and pastry shops.

14. Diving & Snorkelling at Lia Beach

Diving & Snorkelling at Lia Beach

9 km
from city center
14 out of 40
things to do in Mykonos

Lia beach is ranked as one of the most beautiful beaches of Mykonos and is located 13 kms from Chora, near Kalafatis. It is known for its diving and snorkelling centre and is a swimming paradise with clear blue waters and rocks surrounding the beach. There is a beach bar here that offers snacks and drinks.

15. Party at Paradise Beach

Party at Paradise Beach
3.7 /5

5 km
from city center
15 out of 40
things to do in Mykonos

Just a 20-minute ride from the city, the most iconic beach of Mykonos, Paradise Beach, is essentially the reason for the island's popularity. There are sunbeds and canopies everywhere, and the summertime parties usually begin in the late afternoon and go until dawn. This beach is for you if you want to enjoy a beach party. Paraga Beach is located directly up the hill on the right when facing the sea.

16. Kalo Livadi Beach

Kalo Livadi Beach

7 km
from city center
16 out of 40
things to do in Mykonos

Kalo Livadi Beach is one of the longest beaches in Mykonos. It is a family-friendly beach with shallow waters and no high waves, safe for kids to swim in. Paddling and kayaking are famous water sports here. Sunbeds and sundecks are available for rent on the beach.

17. Relax at Psarou Beach

Relax at Psarou Beach
3.8 /5

3 km
from city center
17 out of 40
things to do in Mykonos

Psarou Beach is a renowned and trendy beach in Mykonos that is always packed during the summer. Tourists like to visit this spot because of its breathtaking landscape, and emerald-green waters for swimming. The cost of a sunbed varies on how close it is to the water, and you won't find any for less than 25 euros. There are also a few pricey yet excellent eateries.

18. Agios Stefanos

Agios Stefanos
3.6 /5

3 km
from city center
18 out of 40
things to do in Mykonos

Agios Stefanos Beach is a hub for ferries and cruise ships close to the new port. One of the busiest locations during the summer months, the beach is extremely popular for a promising sunset. It has various eateries and little markets, drawing families and different age groups. Additionally, the shallow seas make swimming and snorkeling quite enjoyable and are an excellent option for individuals who prefer water sports.

19. Armenistis Lighthouse

Armenistis Lighthouse

5 km
from city center
19 out of 40
things to do in Mykonos

The Armenistis Lighthouse in northwestern Mykonos is an irresistible tourist attraction with scenic views of the surrounding. It is around 6.5 kms away from Churo. The altitude of the lighthouse is 19 meters and the focal height is 184 meters, overlooking the gleaming blue waters between the islands of Mykonos and Tinos. It is popular for its long and interesting history and the spectacular sunset views from the stone-fenced courtyard.

20. Brewery Tour of Mykonos Brewing Company

Brewery Tour of Mykonos Brewing Company

1 km
from city center
20 out of 40
things to do in Mykonos

The Mykonos Brewing company is one of the first and only craft breweries in Mykonos. It is visited for a tour of the famous crafted beer where visitors can experience the magic of production from its raw form ingredients to the final product. The 30-45 mins brewery tour is filled with information about the process of crafting beer and also provides batches of small experimental beers.

21. Rarity Gallery

Rarity Gallery

0 km
from city center
21 out of 40
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Rarity Gallery is an art gallery showcasing international contemporary art and artists from around the world. It is located in Kalogera street in Mykonos. The gallery is set within an early 20th Mykonian Manor house divided into five rooms, each describing a distinct narrative feature of art. A beautiful collection of paintings, sculptures, photography and visual art can be found here.

22. Archaeological Museum of Mykonos

Archaeological Museum of Mykonos
3.8 /5

0 km
from city center
22 out of 40
things to do in Mykonos

Of all the museums on the island, this one is worth a visit. The collections in Archeological Museum include exhibits dating from the Prehistoric to the Hellenistic period. The museum contains statues, stelae and funerary urns from the nearby island of Rheneia.

23. Praga beach

Praga beach

5 km
from city center
23 out of 40
things to do in Mykonos

Praga beach is one of the popular beaches in Mykonos because of its trendy beach clubs and good hotels along the coast. Located south of the island, it offers various water sports and is perfect for swimming. The beach has a long beautiful stretch of land which is a combination of two sandy beaches separated by a headland. The left and middle sections of the beach are organized with taverns, sunbeds and parasols for rent with bars close by. The right side of the beach is calmer and empty and allows nude sunbathing and is LGBT-friendly.

24. Lena House Museum

Lena House Museum

0 km
from city center
24 out of 40
things to do in Mykonos

Lena's house is a middle-class 19th-century Mykonian house converted into a museum. Located in Tria Pigadia, it showcases the rich social history of Greece with beautiful furniture and decorations. The museum consists of two bedrooms, a vast drawing-room, two courtyards and a dovecote. The antique furniture takes you back to old times with splendid prints in large frames, wood carving, painted plates, old mirrors, embroideries and bedrooms fitted with Viennese furniture.

25. Agrari Beach

Agrari Beach

5 km
from city center
25 out of 40
things to do in Mykonos

The Agrari beach is a long sandy beach surrounded by crystal clear water and is a perfect spot for relaxation. It is located 8.5 km from Chora. This calm beach is an offbeat destination that is not frequently visited, leading to less crowd. It is a nudist-friendly beach. You can indulge in various water sports or have a relaxing time on sunbeds or in a beach tavern.

26. Fokos Beach

Fokos Beach

8 km
from city center
26 out of 40
things to do in Mykonos

The Fokos beach is a combination of both wilderness and calm with its raw beauty. It is a secluded beach with crystal clear water and a long stretch of coarse sand, located 12 kilometres north of Mykonos. Fokos is a quiet getaway from the crowds of Mykonos’ south beaches and is perfect for adventurous beach goers.

27. Aegean Maritime Museum

Aegean Maritime Museum

0 km
from city center
27 out of 40
things to do in Mykonos

The Aegean Maritime Museum, located in the Tria Pigadia area of Mykonos, showcases the Greek maritime history and traditions. It houses more than 5000 volumes of history, manuscripts, and photographs. The museum exhibits models of ships from the pre-Minoan till date, old historical documents, ancient artefacts, rare engravings and maps, navigational instruments, rare coins and nautical themes from the fifth century BC to the fifth century AD.

28. Bonis Mill Museum

Bonis Mill Museum

0 km
from city center
28 out of 40
things to do in Mykonos

Bonis mill is a 16th-century stone-crafted mill in Mykonos, overlooking the bay. It is the only mill that is open to the public as a museum. The visitor gets insights into the pre-industrial methods of bread and winemaking in the museum. Located on the outskirts of Chora, the windmill offers a spectacular view at sunset.

29. Swimming at Kapari Beach

Swimming at Kapari Beach

3 km
from city center
29 out of 40
things to do in Mykonos

The clean sand and water of Kapari beach are a secret paradise to explore. It is a nudist-friendly, secluded beach next to the famous Agios Ioannis beach in Mykonos. It is a must-visit to watch a beautiful sunset and scenic view of Delos island. The calm water makes it ideal for swimming.

30. Folklore Museum Mykonos

Folklore Museum Mykonos

0 km
from city center
30 out of 40
things to do in Mykonos

The Mykonos Folklore Museum displays antiques like sculptures, pottery, model ships and other items from the 19th century. It is located in the Kastro neighbourhood close to Paraportiani. The museum has six exhibition halls which display hand-woven fabrics, antique furniture, traditional musical instruments, historical plates and prints, locks and keys, and a fine collection of paintings. It also has a typical 19th-century kitchen and bedrooms perfectly arranged with vintage furniture and oil lamps.

31. Monastery of Paleokastro

Monastery of Paleokastro

5 km
from city center
31 out of 40
things to do in Mykonos

The Monastery of Paleokastro is an 18th-century nunnery located in the second village of Mykonos, Ano Mera. It is a peaceful getaway with picturesque views. The monastery is known for its Cyclidian architecture with a grand-looking altar and a small museum containing religious icons, church old relics, priest's robes, communion chalices, and old bibles.

32. Super Paradise Beach

Super Paradise Beach

5 km
from city center
32 out of 40
things to do in Mykonos

Just a 20-minute ride from the city, the most iconic beach of Mykonos, Paradise Beach, is essentially the reason for the island's popularity. There are sunbeds and canopies everywhere, and the summertime parties usually begin in the late afternoon and go until dawn. This beach is for you if you want to enjoy a beach party. Paraga Beach is located directly up the hill on the right when facing the sea.

33. Agios Ioannis Beach

Agios Ioannis Beach

33 out of 40
things to do in Mykonos

Agios Ioannis Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches on the southwest coast of Mykonos. It is a perfect spot for swimming, snorkelling, diving and is suitable for kids and families. When on the beach stay and relish a mesmerizing sunset behind the historical island of Delos.

34. Tourliani Monastery

Tourliani Monastery

5 km
from city center
34 out of 40
things to do in Mykonos

The Tourliani Monastery is a 16th-century monastery in Mykonos famous for its impressive Cycladic architecture. Located in Ano Mera, it is 8 Km from Chora. People visit the monastery for the beautiful views of the surrounding. The church's interiors are breathtaking, with a view of the altar screen, also known as iconostasis, made by Florentine artists in 1775.

35. Agia Anna Beach

Agia Anna Beach

35 km
from city center
35 out of 40
things to do in Mykonos

Mykonos has two Agia Anna Beach, one near Paraga beach and the other near Kalafatis. The one near Kalafatis is a small sandy beach with a calm environment and is popular for diving. It is considered one of the traditional beaches in Mykonos with one restaurant on the beach.

36. Gyzi Castle

Gyzi Castle

5 km
from city center
36 out of 40
things to do in Mykonos

Perched on a hill above Ano Mera Village, Gyzi Castle is the ruins of an old 13th-century castle. It was built during the rule of the Gyzi family to keep a watch on pirates and enemies. Besides historical value, the hills provide amazing views of the island.

37. Chora Castle

Chora Castle

213 km
from city center
37 out of 40
things to do in Mykonos

Located on a hill in Chora, the castle provides views of the picturesque panoramic Aegean sea and it is worth-viewing whitewashed alleys and sights.

38. Agia Eleni Church

Agia Eleni Church

417 km
from city center
38 out of 40
things to do in Mykonos

Agia Eleni in Chora is a church of the Post-Byzantine era and is a preserved monument even today. It is the biggest church in the Mykonos Castle area with beautiful views of the Aegean sea. The church is a basilica that has a 9-meter-high bell tower and a chapel. The white building of the basilica has important icons of St. John the Baptist, Apostles, Archangel Michael, and remarkable iconostasis. Twice a year there is a church service that takes place here.

39. Tria Pigadia

Tria Pigadia

0 km
from city center
39 out of 40
things to do in Mykonos

Tria Pigadia, which translates to three wells, is located in the middle of the main town of Chora. The three wells are identical and in a formation of a straight row. They were built in 1722 as the only means to provide water to the town. They were dug into the sand at only 5-6 meters as the water was more accessible at that level. After 1958, they were no longer used and are not functional today.

40. Mykonos Municipal Library

Mykonos Municipal Library

0 km
from city center
40 out of 40
things to do in Mykonos

The Mykonos Municipal Library displays the life of Mykonos in a beautiful and unique way. Located in Ayra Kyriaki Square, Cyclades, it was an old magnificent mansion of a Mavorgeins family which was later acquired by the government to convert into a public library in 1977. The library consists of more than 6000 volumes inclusive of various sections like the history of Greece, children and foreign literature, theatre, poetry, art and much more. It also houses a collection of Cycladic coins, stamps, maps and old engraving.

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What are the top hotels in Mykonos?

There are 1111 Hotels in Mykonos which can be booked through Holidify. The most popular hotels in Mykonos are Galini Villa, Mykonostimo Luxury Villas and Apartments, La Vie In Blue, Villa Azzurro, Otherview, Mykonos Art Villa. You can see all the hotels in Mykonos here

What are the top sightseeing places in Mykonos?

The top sightseeing places in Mykonos are The Windmills, Little Venice, Paraportiani Church, Archaeological Museum of Mykonos, Psarou, Paradise.

How can I commute within Mykonos?

On Mykonos you can get around by bus, taxi, car, scooter, ATV or boat. Bus serives are good and punctual. Taxis are very less in number and you will have to wait to get one. MOst popular mode of transportation to get around the island is to rent a bike.
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