An island full of life, all day and all night. People from all around the world have their summer rendezvous on the beautiful island to enjoy the sun, sea and endless hours of fun.
The phrase “the island that does not sleep” really applies here. Mykonos invites you to enjoy all it has to offer.
Mykonos is not only an island that combines fun with beautiful beaches. It is an island that offers numerous sightseeing attractions. From Little Venice and Matogiannia to museums and the archaeological site of Delos, visitors can explore the island’s history.
- Little Venice
A famous, beautiful and widely photographed area of Mykonos with homes built on the sea. During the 18th century, Little Venice used to be an affluent merchant district of the island. Today, one can find numerous shops and restaurants in the area. The buildings are characterized by their wooden doors, windows, porches, staircases and balconies. There are many people who choose Little Venice to enjoy one of the most beautiful sunsets in the Aegean.
Matogiannia can brag, and not without reason, for being the most famous street of the Aegean. Its narrow, cosmopolitan alleys start from Gialos and reach the so-called triangle of Kesari, where you can find numerous bars, jewelry shops and expensive boutiques. During your stay at the island, a visit to this street is a must.
- Archaeological Museum
This museum hosts the findings of the world’s oldest existing sewage system, dating from 426/5 BC and revealed in 1898 by D. Stavropoulos in Renia. The current form of the building, built in 1902, was re-modeled after the intervention in 1934. In 1972, the great eastern hall was added.
Delos is one of the smallest islands of the Cyclades archipelago, situated 2 miles southwest of Mykonos. Tourist boats serve the small port of Delos, carrying visitors to the Archaeological Museum. It is an island with immense historical significance. Since antiquity, it has been one of the most prominent commercial ports as well as a religious center.
- Folklore Museum
The museum is near Paraportiani and is housed in a traditional two-storey house that belonged to a captain. Among its collections are antique furniture, pottery and pictures of the Byzantine period. One can also find an embroidery and a hand-woven textile collection.
- Nautical Museum
The Nautical Musuem was established in 1985 with an aim to preserve, display and study Greek maritime history and tradition. The building that houses the museum is a traditional Cycladic 19-century house in the center of Mykonos on the Tria Pigadia site. Among the exhibits, one can find models of ships from the pre-Minoan period to the early 20th century.
- Panagia Paraportiani
This site is home to one of the most important architectural and religious monuments of the Cyclades and the Aegean. It is located next to the old small castle gate, known as paraporti.
Enjoy the Aegean Sea
The beaches of the Cyclades are famous throughout the world, much more so than those of Mykonos. Mykonos’ beaches are a huge tourist attraction and provide visitors with an opportunity to enjoy endless hours of relaxation and enjoyment in the cool waters of the Aegean Sea.
Beach lovers will enjoy the crystal waters in Psarou, Kalafatis, Elia, Saint Stephen, Paradise, Ornos, Paraga etc.
Ornos beach is beautiful, sheltered and cozy. It is a major attraction of Mykonos, which features several amazing dining options. An ideal anchorage spot for yachts.
The most cosmopolitan and VIP beach of the island, Psarou offers many services and has clear emerald waters.
A famous beach with thick sand in the southern part of the island.
- Super Paradise
The most famous beach of the island. After 5 p.m., it becomes a popular party spot.
- Saint John
The most famous festival of the island takes place here every September, just 500 meters away from Ornos. From here, you can admire the coast of Delos.
- Saint Stephen
It is located on the West Coast of the island, overlooking Delos and Renia. The beach church of St. Stephen can be found at the west end of the beach.
A beautiful, secluded beach for those who prefer to get away from the crowd.
Also a beautiful, large and popular beach. It is the last “stop” of maritime transportation, with small boats departing from Platis Gialos.
- Kalo Livadi
A large and popular beach on the southern part of the island. It can be found between Elia and Kalafatis beach.
A small, quiet and secluded beach, ideal for lovers.
Very close to the settlement of Ornos, located in the “eye” of the north. A good choice for those who like to surf.
- Megali Ammos
Just a ten-minute walk from the center of the island, Megali Ammos is often cooled by northern winds.
- Platis Gialos
A crowded beach with a large and touristic sandy beach in the southern part of the island. It offers a variety of water sport activities and a selection of traditional restaurants.
The ideal destination for those who adore windsurfing. It has amazing waters in the northern part of the island, and it is usually windy.