Are you looking for what to do in Mykonos?
While there are round about 35 beaches in and around Mykonos, there are innumerable possibilities of what the beaches might surprise you with. Pick up any one that first comes to your mind and be there for a perfect swim, a ravishing party or a soothing sunbath. You can also hop to multiple beaches if you wish to have it all! The beaches have astonishing parties and you can never have enough of it.
you can visit the landmarks of historical importance and this includes:
- Little Venice: The homes that earlier belonged to rich merchants are aesthetically designed in classic style that give out romance and poise in every way. Best to watch a sunset while slurping a cup of latte in any of the home-turned-cafes while an artist paints for his next exhibit. Art lovers would also like to visit the galleries and exhibitions here.
- The windmills: These might be the most tastefully done windmills in the world and are like the identity of Mykonos. The mills face to the north to make an optimum use of the heavy northern winds while proudly standing on the hill. Though none of them works now, but they are restored as a heritage site.
- Churches: You can sink into peace by visiting the churches, there are a plenty of them in and round Mykonos. Make sure you keep up the updated time schedule of when they are open and if possible catch any of the celebrations. The Panagia Paraportiani, a whitewashed church is a true Byzantine jewel and is a must-see!
- When in Mykonos, you should visit the Manto Mavrogenous Square constructed in the memory of the Greek war heroine.
- There are as many as 7 museums and 26 art galleries to please the art lover in you. Have the most of it during the afternoon when it is not the beach time.
- The Thule tomb, the Kastro Panigiraki, Ftelia are archeological sites that you should visit if history interests you.
- Also fascinating is the Armenistis light house, the pillars of Gialos, the famous ‘Three wells’ of Tria Pigadia.
- If you still have some energy left after all the partying, there is a lot more that can be done on the beach which includes exciting water sports like scuba diving, wind surfing or having a ride on the motor yacht.
- Discover the alluring archeological destination of Delos, an island close to Mykonos which is a UNESCO world heritage site.
- Take a ferry trip to near-by islands of Tinos, Syros, Paros and Naxos. You can also take a GlassBottom discover boat cruise to have an amazing view of the underwater life from Platys Gialos.
- Shop from the high end branded stores like Channel, Burberry, Louis Vitton or local tourists stores for Greek jewelers, souvenirs as well as works of art, Mykonos being a artist’s paradise.
- Hang out at any of the night clubs and party hard with exclusive drinks and foot-tapping music.
- There are also a number of exclusive Gay bars and clubs for those interested.
The mascot of Mykonos islands, Petros the Pelican is a great sight, especially when he is proudly sunbathing in the water. He is most likely to be spotted around Church of Agia Moni, or sat on the marble basin of a water monument in Gialos, next to the fish market.
Below we have a list of things to do in Mykonos and the places where you want to spend the best moments of your trip. At the same time, the city offers you the best neighborhoods to explore and new foods to try.
This list should help you in deciding and prioritizing what you should plan on your Mykonos getaway. Find a mix of must-see tourist spots, underrated local hangouts, and maybe even a few new experiences you can try out.
Make the most of your trip to Mykonos with confidence.