Apart from the stunning beaches that most tourists care for when in Mykonos, the most cosmopolitan spot of Greece is also desired for its famous attractions. If you are a visitor who wishes to explore the island’s history and tradition, then this list is for you. Here are the favorite tourist attractions when in the island.
1. Little Venice
Little Venice is the most charming and the most romantic neighborhood of Mykonos town. Numerous cafes have outdoor seating with the water lapping just below the feet of diners. It can get very busy around and after sunset but waiting is totally worth it. This favorite stretch of seaside restaurants and shops is a great spot for couples. It might be expensive, but have dinner at one of the restaurants here for one of the most picturesque meals in Mykonos.
Another romantic spot, the ancient windmills at the Mykonos waterfront are one of the island’s most recognizable sights. Their appearance has traveled countless times around the world through photographs and postcards. Take the obligatory windmill photo, relax at a waterfront café and admire the view of the quaint windmills set against a luminous blue and pinkish backdrop.
The old abandoned lighthouse called Armenistis is worth visiting for the scenery around it. The panoramic view from it is absolutely stunning! Make sure to rent a bike or a small car since the access road is a bit narrow. We are the only people when we visited and it was the perfect anniversary day ever! 🙂
4. Mykonos Old Town (Hora)
The old town is a maze of narrow whitewashed alleys and bright blue balconies characteristic of Cycladic towns. Every little winding cobbled street has something to impress you. Thanks to the island’s firm building rules the traditional Cycladic architectural style and character has remained intact. There are no cars in the town and the streets are lined with little shops, boutiques, art galleries, cafes, stylish bars and restaurants.