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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

Great host, went out of his way to make us comfortable.

Very enjoyable sail with pretty sights. We were able to swim and snokel. Terrific meal on board. Highly recommended

Mykonos: Half-Day Authentic Island Tour Reviewed by Franklin, 10/29/2018

Anastasia was informative and full of information.

Anastasia was very understanding about our pick up situation. She took us to Mykonos town and during the whole trip she talked about the history of the island and tons of information about the buildings. She was very kind and fun. The walking tour is good for those who want to walk around and see with talking! We were happy with the tour. -the blue haired guy

Mykonos Walking Tour Reviewed by a GetYourGuide customer, 10/19/2018

Such a fun day - a must if staying on Mykonos!

My husband and I joined the 6-hour boat excursion onboard the Atlantis from Mykonos to Delos and Rhenia on 1 October and had a brilliant day! The crew (skipper Giorgos, Jenny and Pancho) were all lovely and the fact that they love what they do and meeting new people really shone through :-) Our visit to the ancient site of Delos was really interesting and we tucked into what was without a doubt the tastiest meal of the whole holiday on the boat - everything was so fresh and tasted delicious! We had such a good time we wished the excursion could have gone on for longer! Thank you Giorgos, Jenny and Pancho for a great time!

Best tour for Mykonos - Greek Cooking Class with Teta!

Teta , was the best hostess, told about Mykonos history, a lot of Greek cooking facts and helped everyone to be included in the making of foods during the Hreek Cooking Class. I came in 2nd place on making the Tzazili!

Mykonos Cooking Class Reviewed by Jennifer, 10/07/2018

Great way to get an overview of Mykonos, the history and culture.

Anastasia was fantastic! A lot of fun too. I was on my own so it was a great tour to do to meet people and get an idea of how Mykonos works and the history. The lunch snack on the farm was really good and a lot if fun too! Really recommend doing this half day tour.

Mykonos: Half-Day Authentic Island Tour Reviewed by Susan, 09/23/2018