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Mykonos
Written by Amirthavarshini on October 2, 2020 Share on

Timeless Beauty And Tireless Ocean!

It is believed that the dreams we have are always in the shades of black and white. But to deny this fact, God created a dramatically beautiful place full of vibrant colours and refreshing atmosphere. In the event of naming this place, he turned out a bit selfish and named it MY-Konos. Yes. It’s time to sparkle like the stars blanketed on the Mykonos night sky. This insanely beautiful destination has a strange habit of making everything way more beautiful than it actually is. There are several stunning places in Mykonos that you should never miss. Right from the blistering beaches to the white-washed houses on the shore, everything you see here will captivate your heart and mind.

Attractions in Mykonos

  • Mykonos Windmills
  • Matogianni Street
  • Delos
  • Delos Archaeological Museum
  • Alefkandra (Little Venice)
  • Old Harbour
  • Church of Panagia Paraportiani
  • Rarity Gallery

1. Mykonos Windmills

A windmill in Mykonos
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When you think of Mykonos, the first thing that pops in your mind will definitely be the giant windmills along the seashore. Apparently, the first stop during your trip will also be the same. On your way to the harbour, a row seven white windmills will capture your attention from a long distance itself. Mounted on a small cape, these were built by the Venetians during the 16th century. These are aligned along the northern direction such that they catch the prevailing wind. Do not miss venturing out the small gift shops next to the road while passing a group of photographers taking snaps of the white mills contrasted by the blues of the sky and sea.

2. Matogianni Street

Streets of Mykonos
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Head to this north to the south street through Mykonos Town which branches out into little alleys. Imagine white buildings with contrasting blue skies and vibrant fabric decors hanging here and there. Isn’t it lovely to even imagine? Pay a visit to the perusing souvenir shops, boutiques, jewellery stores and a couple of international chains like Sephora and Lacoste here. For hungry tummies, you could opt for souvlaki or gyro or sit down at one of many tavernas, and smack some reasonably priced delicacies. It is truly one of the most romantic attractions in Mykonos with bars, restaurants and much more.

3. Delos

Your next stop would be the most treasured archaeological sites of Greece. Delos is one of the top attractions in Mykonos which is located at a distance of 2 kilometres from the southwest coast of Mykonos. Its excavations have been declared as the UNESCO World Heritage Site and you will get to know a lot about Olympian Greek mythology here. It is also believed as the birthplace of the twin gods Apollo and Artemis. Explore the Terrace of the Lions from the 7th century BC, the Doric Temple of the Delians, the Minoan Fountain, a series of market squares and the Theatre Quarter here. The phenomenal Hellenistic mosaics at the House of Dionysos, the House of Masks, House of the Trident, House of the Lake and House of the Dolphins will surely impress you.

4. Delos Archaeological Museum

After 30 years of relentless efforts, the French School of Athens built a museum to house all their discoveries on Delos. Inaugurated in 1904, the museum houses archaeological digs that age for more than 145 years. You can witness the oldest pieces of ceramics that are 3500 years old. The grave statues, jewellery and stele from the 7th to the 1st century BC are some of the important highlights here. Do not miss spotting the bronze mask of Dionysos from the 2nd century BC, an ivory plaque with a relief of a Mycenaean warrior as old as 1400 BC. To sum up, this museum is indeed one of the must-visit attractions in Mykonos

5. Alefkandra (Little Venice)

All attractions in Mykonos are beautiful in its own way. But Alefkandra is above all these. Tucked around the western tip of the Old Harbour, is Alefkandra, a gorgeous web of little car-free alleys. Laid with the typical dark marble paving stones with the same brilliant white paint as the houses, the place itself looks like a dream. It’s the waterside never less than a Little Venice which earned its nickname. Well, how about a peaceful lunch in romantic restaurants along the seashore?

6. Old Harbour

Old harbour in Mykonos
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Catch the SeaBus from the new port at Tourlos and get down at the marble quays of the Old Harbour. On the east side, you will spot the arcades of the Town Hall dating to the 1700s. Opposite the town hall, you will find the tiny church of Agios Nikolaos, crowned with a blue dome. Storm into the string of bars and restaurants along the curve of the harbour. Also, do not miss venturing out the street boutiques, design shops and pretty souvenir stores, shoulder to shoulder with quaint little churches like Agia Eleni and Agios Kirykos.

7. Church of Panagia Paraportiani

Panagia Paraportiani
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Head north of Little Venice, and on your way in the Kastro neighbourhood lies the fascinating Church of Panagia Paraportiani. Built during the 17th century, it comprises four separate, interconnected churches beneath a fifth built on top. The highest among these churches with a distinctive dome is dedicated to the Virgin Mary. The oldest among the 5 is Agios Anargyros, while the remaining four churches were all constructed in the 16th and 17th centuries. Just like the windmills, it is also one of the top attractions in Mykonos that should never be missed.

8. Rarity Gallery

If you are an artist or an art lover, this is one of the top attractions in Mykonos which has some amazing stuffs to surprise you. With a great reputation as an art destination, Mykonos houses the Rarity Gallery which is solely dedicated to art. Founded in 1995, initially, the gallery displayed ancient paintings, sculpture, photography and installations by artists from various countries around the world. Currently, it houses works of artists featured over the last two decades include pop artist Julian Opie and Carole Feuerman. You will truly be amazed by the hyper-realistic sculptures here.

The beauty in front will surely interrupt your thoughts. Take a deep breath, staring at the shores of Mykonos with the scenic coves and the golden sand beaches. For a moment, you will feel like you’ve stepped into heaven. Explore all the attractions in Mykonos and you will come to a conclusion that there’s no place more graceful than this dreamy island. Learn history from the ruins of the vast prehistoric empire, become one with nature at the beaches and inhale happiness here. Head to the Pickyourtrail website and start planning your trip to Mykonos right away. Just check on the travel packages to Greece and get amazed! You can connect with us via Whatsapp and craft your itinerary at ease. Unwrap the world with Pickyourtrail!

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