Top attractions 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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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'.
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.
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.
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- 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
This all day tour allowed the perfect amount of time to see the highlights of Delos and enjoy lunch and some shopping (or some beach time) in Mykonos! Delos is phenomenal and if you want a lot of the history and to see as much as possible in the time you'll get there (2.5 - 3 hours), get a guide when you get there. Prefer to just walk around and soak it in? That's ok too, the provided map has the trails highlighted. You'll get just enough time in Mykonos to have lunch, walk the side streets, stroll up to the windmills, and get lost at least once! That's the charm of the town! There is also a beach right there by the port, so if you'd rather just swim, there is that option too. One suggestion...ask about the transportation coming back to Pariokia when you are dropped off. There were 3 of us milling around looking for a small shuttle bus like we arrived in, only to find out they had us going back on a big tour bus...but there were no sign or anything on the bus! Almost missed it
Easy to book, check in and every step is being clarified before boarding the boat tour to the Delos Island. The tour guide was knowledgeable and allowed us time to explore and explained so much in details. however, at the end when there was time for us to explore ourselves, it was all a bit lost, no one told us what time we need to be back at the pier, and whether there were name checks to make sure everyone is back on, and so i saw so many people in fear of being left behind, they would rather cut short the exploring and stood and waited by the boat. Something needs to be done better to make sure everyone gets to spend as much time as they can on the island to take photos and check everything out. I wished there is also an option to reserve online and pay at the ticket booth, as many tourists may have sufficient cash fund with them, rather than using a non Euro currency card to pay which will incur an additional fee, which is not ideal.
Really enjoyed this cruise. Did the guided tour on Delos, highly recommend this option. Crew did an excellent job manning the boat and hosting the guests, including a delicious meal prepared on board. Group was large enough to meet a few new people, small enough to not be overwhelming or crowded. And the route is relatively sheltered, so the cruise is even good for those who may not be huge fans of boats - my wife gets seasick and still thoroughly enjoyed this outing. Only reason to not give five stars was that logistics for transport to and from the port left a little to be desired - we were notified very late the night before of transport plans, and received conflicting information that resulted in a mixup in the transportation. All fine in the end.
The crew was amazing and courteous, and all the things that the tour could control was great. Though I feel bad docking a star for something that is ultimately out of the control of the company, I thought it was important for people to know that the waters were very rough and tend to be. Even larger ferries rock in these waters and this is not a large boat. It led to one person getting sick and to a change of plans for our ship, as the captain thought the ride from Delos back to Mykonos would be to rough. Ultimately, I would recommend the tour to others, but just be aware that it if you are prone to motion sickness, the ride can be rough.
+: Free transfer from hotel and back Very interesting guided tour on Delos (idk how to ignore it) Nice spot to swim near Rhenia -: A meal on the yacht could be more various. It was only pasta (and very small amount of fruits), so i don't eat pasta and feel little bit hungry =: It's not a matter of the tour, but the weather was windy and the sea was wavy. Yacht was so small, so we were bouncing on waves. Great applause and respect to the captain, who were keeping calm during the whole time of race. But if you have a sea-sick, you better not take this tour on a windy weather, so often in Mykonos