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Seven Special Places to See in Mykonos

With sugar cube houses stacked along the coastline and the beautiful blue sea below, it's easy to see why Mykonos is one of the most photographed destinations in Greece. Known for sun holidays and excellent nightlife, there's still plenty of sightseeing in this stunning location.

Archaeological site of Delos

Archaeological site of Delos

This well-kept ruin is known as the birthplace of Apollo, god of music and truth. In summer, arrive early for tours around the site and to see the lion statues of Mykonos.

Little Venice

Little Venice

There are plenty of cafes and restaurants here, so grab a table towards the end of the day to enjoy an amazing sunset. Look out for the Mykonos pelicans - an added attraction!

Matoyianni Street

Matoyianni Street

This pretty winding street is the perfect shady place to pick up designer clothing and jewelry, as well as postcards, trinkets and souvenirs of your time in Mykonos.

Church of Paraportiani

Church of Paraportiani

This Instagram-friendly Greek Orthodox church is typically unassuming, simple and painted bright white, with a domed roof. One of the best and most pretty buildings to see in Mykonos.

Castle Panigirakis

High on the cliffs of Mykonos is this historic building, now a hotel and event venue. Here, you can enjoy views right across the bay, or take a yoga class at sunset.

Elia Beach

Elia Beach

You'll pay €20 per day for two sun beds and a parasol on this popular beach with crystal clear waters. Eat at the great restaurant, or bring lunch with you to save a few Euros.

The Windmills (Kato Milli)

The Windmills (Kato Milli)

Visit this pretty Mykonos attraction for a slice of history. This site won't fill a day, but it's a nice walk from Little Venice so plan it into your tours of the area.

Planning Your Mykonos Visit

Gay travellers to Mykonos

Mykonos, Greece, has been popular with the LGBT community of the world for generations. The town offers gay bars, hotels and even gay beaches. Follow the rainbow flag to the right side of Elia beach, or visit Agrari beach, which is 'clothing optional'.

Island hopping

The beauty of visiting the Greek islands is the ease at which you can jump between them, taking in the different sights. Catch a ferry from Mykonos to Naxos, Paros, Ios or Santorini to change up your holiday. Many of these destinations can also be reached with a day trip.

Club classics

Mykonos is a quiet town, but there's plenty to do at night. Local laws on noise pollution are strict, which means you can't follow the music to find a great spot -- you need to know where you're going. Scandinavian Disco is a popular club and meeting point, but be aware, Europeans start to party late, so many won't get busy until after midnight.

Good to know

  • Language
    Greek
  • Currency
    Euro (€)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+03:00)
  • Country Code
    +30
  • Best time to visit
    You'll get the beaches to yourself in the spring and fall when temperatures are also not as high as in the summer, but nightlife peaks in July and August.

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What people are saying about Mykonos

Excellent! Sopfo is an easygoing, smart, funny guide. Loved it!

This was so wonderful. It's an easy ride, very few inclines of any measure at all, plus 99% traffic-free. The ride is around the pedestrian mall areas around the Acropolis and neighboring areas. Sopfo our guide is easygoing, smart, and funny. She shares a few personal details of living in Athens mixed in with just the right amount of history along the way. We learned a lot, laughed and got a real sense of both history and life in Athens today. We used e-bikes which were not at all necessary for us, but we enjoyed the boost anyway. The scenes are spectacular, eye-popping for first-time visitors like us. There is great comraderie among the many bike tours and guides. You cover so much ground so easily that you could never do on foot. One of the best bike tours we've taken. Thanks, Sopfo!

From Naxos: Delos and Mykonos Full-Day Boat Trip Reviewed by William, 06/23/2019

A great day on the sea, overall! Lunch could have been better.

The first part of the trip: long way on the boat heading to one of the far-most South East Beaches. Then stop for picnic and swimming on a deserted beach for about 1,5 hours, which included only bread, olives, wine, coke and ouzo. After that, we headed back for lunch at a local tavern - where we had a greek salad, tzatziki, bread, chicken with potatoes and a glass of wine per person. The food to be honest, could have been better. After lunch, we stopped at Super Paradise beach for swimming (already around 4pm), heading back to Ornos at 5:15, with a spot at another beach to drop of some passengers.

Mykonos: Full-Day South Coast Cruise Reviewed by Cristina, 07/04/2019

Excellent tour of a very interesting place

Good: Our guide was an educated Archaeologist, who gave us a thorough understanding of not only the site, but the background of how Delos came to be. She was one of the best guides we have ever had. The arrangements were all easy to execute and understand, and the boat rides were enjoyable. Bad: We were a little late leaving for Delos, around 30 minutes. We still got back in time to eat port side in Mykonos, walk the streets, and see the Windmills. We did not walk up the hill to the 2 temples, but there is time to do them on your own if you want.

We were able to see the non touristy parts of Mykonos

I was under the impression that we were booking a more personalized tour. Very disappointed to be put on a huge bus with only 15 people on the tour. The bus door suffered a malfunction which means we were stuck in one place for 1/2 hour. There was a funeral at the monastery so we did not get to do that part of the tour. Otherwise the guide Agatha was very knowledgeable and the best part of the tour was stopping at the farm for a very delicious snack.

Mykonos: Half-Day Authentic Discovery Tour Reviewed by Melanie, 06/17/2019

Awesome experience with an amazing crew as hosts.

This is a great boat trip and experience we would recommend to anyone looking for a fun day activity in Mykonos. The crew is very nice and gave amazing service to everyone throughout the whole journey. Lunch was great with a variety of grilled meats and veggies, Greek salad, and bread. The swimming spots they take you to are beautiful and you have the option of going on land at Delos to see the ancient ruins.