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Visit Kato Mili, tourists not only see the icons that symbolize Mykonos’s past, but also have the opportunity to enjoy a panoramic view of the beautiful Little Venice (small Venice) at the foot of the hill. This is also a special point that makes Kato Mili windmills more attractive in Greek tourists’ eyes than other windmills on the island.
Paraportiani Orthodox Church
The Church of Panagia Paraportiani is famous for its whitewashed mortar architecture in Mykonos that took about 200 years to build, starting in the XV century until the end of the XVII century. Because of the unique architecture of the church, it has become one of the most photographed places in the world.
Located at the entrance to Chora’s neighborhood Kastro, the white walls of the coastal church form a unique shape. The asymmetrical shape and the unique combination of architectural styles combined with ocean view have made Paraportiani Orthodox Church one of the most photographed spots in the world.
Address: Mikonos 846 00, Greece
Elia Beach is considered the longest beach in Mykonos. It stands out with signature Greek seafood dishes that make people crave. In addition, the nighlife at the bars on the island is a special thing that other islands do not have. These bars serve until the morning with interesting things that ensure freshness for the visitors to experience.
You can reach this beach by bus from Mykonos town or take a boat from Platis Gialos. You can rent sailboats, restaurants, bars and hotels scattered along this coast.
Address: Elia 84600, Greece
Super Beach & Paradise Beach
If you love quiet, Super Paradise Beach is not your ideal choice because this beach is a place with loud music all day, year-round parties and even nude bathing.
It is one of the most famous places in Greece and gathers the biggest night clubs on the island of Mykonos. Paradise Beach regularly invites world-famous DJs and welcomes guests at the famous outdoor night club, Paradise Beach Club.
Address: Paradise Beach, Mikonos 846 00, Greece
Panormos Beach is suitable for those looking for a quiet, less crowded beach. You can play volleyball, tennis, … or stroll along the white sandy beach or enjoy a walk in the surrounding countryside.
Address: Panormos Beach,, Mikonos, Greece
Platis Gialos Beach
Located in the southern part of Mykonos island, tourists can relax on sun loungers or play water sports. Along the beach there are many Greek and Italian restaurants as well as cheap and attractive Mediterranean cuisine.
Address: Platis gialos beach, Mykonos, cyclades, Greece 84600, Greece
Ano Mera Village
Built around a monastery in 16th century called Panagia Tourliani, the village has a bell tower and fountain made by marble. Inside the monastery there is a collection of Byzantine artifacts and many souvenir shops and restaurants on the outside.
In addition, you can visit other famous tourist attractions such as: Catholic Church of Mykonos, Municipal Library of Mykonos, Aegean Maritime Museum located in Chora Town.
Delos Island is the birthplace of the god Apollo and Artemis in Greek mythology, an uninhabited island. Visitors can visit the Holy Harbor, Cleopatra’s house, museum with Greek sculptures and vases.
The island near Mykonos so you can visit during the day. For us, this is the highlight of the trip because it is extremely beautiful. If you are not interested in archeology but love to take photos, make sure you will not be disappointed because the stone walls, stone pillars and lion statues will make a beautiful background for your photos. Our tour returns from Delos to Mykonos at sunset and we have the opportunity to watch the beautiful sunset on the sea, the reflective of golden sunset making Mykonos a totally different beauty. Tour to Delos from Mykonos is available at the tourist offices on the island.
Little Venice Quarter
Located right below Kato Mili is a prosperous small residential area of Mykonos named Little Venice. This area consists of medieval houses painted in bright colors with balconies and windows in blue or red, built right on the beach with a similar style to Venice of Italy.
A place where there are no boundaries between houses and the sea, sparkling waves next to charming houses, cafés and restaurants. Built in the 16th and 17th centuries by wealthy merchants, Little Venice Quarter is located on the west side of Chora near the Alevkantra beach.
Walking along the stone paved paths here, you’ll find countless romantic bars, cafes, and poetic guesthouses. Don’t forget to visit a restaurant and enjoy the typical Greek gyros food or visit a traditional craft souvenir shop. Little Venice is also home to the most restaurants and bars on the island to serve tourists.
Mykonos travel guide blog: What & where to eat in Mykonos?
The first is to talk about food, basically because we find delicious food is unstoppable, but the food here is not only delicious but it is presented so beautiful that we can’t help but swoop. Of course, if talking about the price, both food and drink in Mykonos are more expensive, much more than Santorini, but still have street food for you to balance the budget.
There are a few tips we have withdrawn from our first Mykonos trip:
- Don’t go out to eat at rush hour, you will avoid have to waiting for the table and waiting for the food. If you go dining around 2pm or around 8pm, you will choose a nice table without feeling rushed.
- If you choose a eatery in bustling town center or at beachside resorts, the price will definitely be high. If you want good prices, you go to the shops outside the center a little bit, but the taste is nothing to criticize. Of course, these small shops have the disadvantage of closing much earlier than in the center, so you have to check the time before going to eat. All for the budget trip.
- Unlike cities, you can swipe cards to pay, restaurants on the island, especially small shops, usually only receive cash, the card is usually unacceptable, so remember to bring cash when you come to the island. There are ATMs on the island but not much and exchange rates are also high.
Here are some restaurants and eateries you can refer to:
Nikos Taverna: A restaurant with signature red, blue checkered tablecloth with more 30-year tradition. Good service with very cute male waiters and flattering female tourists. The menu is especially rich, mainly Greek food and fish. (Address: Ag. Moni Sq. near Parapotianis, Mykonos Town 846 00, Greece / Phone: +30 2289 024320 / Hours: 11:30 AM – 1:30 AM)
Kikis Tavern: Located in Ayios Sostis Beach. Do not look for signboard or address because there is no address, even when we finish eating, we find that the food is too good and we want to ask for an address to call for next meal, they also say there is no phone. The meal here is very much and the price is very reasonable. (Address: Agios Sostis Beach, 846 00, Greece)
Fokos Taverna: Located in Fokos Beach, this restaurant has a nice view of the sea and the nice host family. Our favorite foods at the restaurant is grilled fish and salad. (Address: Fokos Beach, 846 00, Greece / Phone: +30 694 464 4343)
Ninnolo: A small bakery is located on the main road around Ano Mera Village where you should visit. Here are mainly homemade things, snack bars and ice cream are two things that just look will make you hungry. (Address: Ano Mera Square, Ano Mera 84600, Greece / Phone: +30 2289 773836 / Hours: 12:00 AM – 11:59 PM)
Nice N Easy: This shop has a nice view because it is located on the edge of the sea but slightly crowded. We go to eat a few times and once it is very good, another once very crowded so not serve well, the advice is that you just choose out of peak hours because of the beautiful view. (Address: Alefkadra Square, Mykonos Town 846 00, Greece / Phone: +30 2289 025421 / Hours: 10:00 AM – 12:00 AM)
A few other restaurants are also rated as good and cheap:
Captain’s: (Waterfront, Mykonos Town 846 00, Greece / Phone: +30 2289 023283 / Website / Hours: 7:00 AM – 11:00 PM)
Reeza Restaurant At Rocabella Mykonos: (Agios Stefanos, Mykonos | Rocabella Mykonos Hotel, Agios Stefanos 84600, Greece / Phone: +30 2289 028930)
Jaipur Indian Palace: (Near Cavo Paradiso | Paradise Beach, Mykonos Town 84600, Greece / Phone: +30 2289 078044 / Hours: 12:30 PM – 12:30 AM)
Avli Tou Thodori: (Platys Gialos Beach, Platys Gialos 846 00, Greece / Phone: +30 2289 078100 / Hours: 12:00 PM – 1:00 AM)
Compass: (Tourlos 846 00, Greece / +30 2289 077040 / Website / Hours: 10:00 AM – 2:00 AM)
Blue Myth Restaurant: (Petinos Hotels, Platys Gialos 84600, Greece / Phone: +30 2289 022127)
Some best day tours, trips, activities and transfer services, tickets in and from Mykonos you can refer to
- Mykonos: Panoramic Island Tour
- Day Trips
- From Paros: Delos and Mykonos Full-Day Boat Trip
- Boat Tours & River Cruises
Are you looking for on how to spend one day in Mykonos. Let’s read: Mykonos in a day — How to spend one day in Mykonos, a place of quiet rest in Greece.