“Mykonos” means the island of winds located in Greece. Typical Mediterranean climate where sun shines for about 300 days of the year. Mykonos is famous for vibrant night life and best beaches of the world. Most Popular island of Agean sea. So presenting you 10 Best Things to Do in Mykonos.
10 Best Things to do in Mykonos:-
1.) Little Venice – Buildings are built right on the the edge of sea with the waves of sea kissing the balconies. This island was once a Pirate island in 16th or 17th century. So this place was used for quick loading and unloading of goods. Now these buildings are turned into antique bars, cafes and restaurants. Lunch here is preferred for pretty views and to enjoy sound of waves and winds.
2.) Matoyianni Street (Mykonos street) – Matoyianni street in old town is a maze of narrow streets. The network of the streets were laid to confuse enemies coming from the sea. Very interesting to walk on the streets as you may find some dead-end. The town is filled with unique shops which are any shopper’s delight. The small shops sell a variety of products from cheap souvenirs to artwork, jewelry and branded fashion items. The white-washed houses have terraces and brightly colored doors and windows. You will see Bougainville trees in bloom as you walk the cobble-stoned streets. Also there are many boutique hotels in the area. Enjoy the walk and get lost to find something unique.
3.) The Windmills (Kato Myli) – These iconic 16th century traditional windmills overlooking Little Venice and Agean Sea is a spectacular. These windmills are not functional today but were used in 16th century for generating power to grind grain. They are in total 16 spread all over the island.
4.) Paradise Beach – Party beach with loud music and beach dancers.
5.) Super Paradise Beach – Beautiful turqoise colored waters beach. Most hippest beach.
6.) Psarou Beach – Psarou Beach is famous for attracting celebrities from all over the world. It has a beautiful sandy beach and clear waters. Water sports facilities such as scuba diving are available at Psarou. The beach is located at 5 km from Mykonos and can be reached by local bus.
7.) Ornus Beach – Ornos beach is situated in front of a small fishing village, 2.5 km south of town and is the closest beach Mykonos city, with fine sand and sun beds and umbrellas for rent. Many water activities can be found here on rent.
8.) Agios Stefanos Beach – Agios Stefanos Beach is sandy beach next to the new harbor, Tourlos, of Mykonos which is located 3.5km from Mykonos town. Many restaurants and hotels are there for staying.
9.) Kalafatis Beach – Kalafatis is known for its water sports and so it is very much an active beach. In the left corner of the beach of Kalafatis one can find a hut with hire facilities from a snorkel to diving. There is also a windsurf centre, where you can rent a board by hour, and a watersports centre for jet ski.
10.) PlatysGialos Beach – Beautiful blue, clean and clear waters with antique style hotel on bay.
There are many other famous beaches like Panormos Beach, Elia Beach, Lia Beach, Kalo Livadi, Paraga, Korfos, Agia Anna, Agrari etc. and famous churches like Delos and Folk Lore Museum.
Scooter ride in Mykonos is very popular to visit different attractions. Also quad bikes and car on rent are available.
Sunset from lighthouse away on the hilltop is very enchanting. Though many people don’t go there but from here you see the whole island. Isolated place so check your car has enough fuel.
We stayed in Ilios Mario hotel with a view of windmills and sea. There are many stay options in Mykonos where you can find wide range of luxury, mid-range, budget and affordable stays. Click here to read more about Staying options in Mykonos.
Nature on Island while going on roads through different attractions
Apart from Mykonos if you want to do know what others places are in Greece to visit then read my other post on Glorious Greece.
Carry loads of sun tan cream to enjoy in sun.
Indulge into blue waters.
Have Evenings full of Party.
Get lost into the maze of streets.
We landed in Mykonos from Santorini, by Super Jet Ferry on Old Port and left Mykonos through Blue Star Cruise on New Port. Ports of Mykonos are also worth visiting.
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