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What to see in Mykonos

Mykonos Attractions


Known as a rather indulgent island and famed for its windmills, there are more things to do in Mykonos than just enjoying good shopping and a cosmopolitan nightlife.

History buffs and mythology fans will love the Archaeological Museum, the Aegean Maritime Museum and the Folklore Museum. Near the harbour, the 15th-century Church of Panagia Paraportiani, featuring four churches on the ground and one built on top of them, is the most photographed church on Mykonos and a must see. Look out for Petros the Pelican, official mascot of Mykonos, while you're strolling down by the harbour, and consider visiting the trademark 16th-century windmills which can be seen from all points of Hora. For religious sites, head to Ano Mera to view the 18th-century Monastery of Panagia Tourliani and the Monastery of Paleokastro.

A trip to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the island of Delos, mythological birthplace of Artemis and Apollo and declared a national museum, will reward with its famous archaeological sites, while Little Venice's, with its characteristic balconies overhanging the water on the sea's edge, is an enchanting area to explore.

Of course, Mykonos also has many popular beaches, including upmarket Psarou, family-friendly Platys Gialos, and tranquil Ftelia. Visitors should keep in mind that many beaches in Mykonos are nudity-friendly.


Aegean Maritime Museum

The Aegean Maritime Museum features wonderful models of pre-Minoan ships, rare engravings, a superb collection of old…

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Delos

The UNESCO World Heritage Site of the island of Delos is a must for not only history buffs, but also for lovers of Greek…

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Mykonos Windmills

The white windmills are iconic on Mykonos island and are visible from every part of Hora village. Those interested in…

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