What to see in Mykonos, the island of mills and fun

Mykonos is an all-seeing island with windmills, white villages and beautiful beaches, but where the venues where to have fun in the morning are not lacking.

The island of Mykonos is one of the most popular in the Cyclades, and especially if you arrive by plane, you will be surprised by its bushy appearance where the blue of the sea dominates and the earth’s brown shades interrupted only by the white of the small villages. Mykonos is a very popular tourist destination so if you want a bit of relaxation the solution is to visit it in the low season (June or September) when the narrow lanes of its old town are less assaulted. Here are the things you should not miss in Mykonos and the surrounding area …

Begin your visit to Mykonos from its capital, Chora, which will conquer you with its narrow twisted streets overlooked by dazzling white houses encircled by blue railings and thousands of colors on balconies and porches. The most famous neighborhood in Mykonos is definitely Little Venice with houses built by water that once belonged to wealthy merchants and shipowners. Today the area is populated by cafes and restaurants to eat just a few steps away from the waves and there are also the most fashionable galleries and shops.

In the port area, however, you find the singular church of Paraportiani, which includes elements of five previous religious buildings “embedded” by the latter, and the square dedicated to Greek heroine Manto Mavrogenous, surrounded by bars where to wait for the sunset . A visit to Mykonos can not be considered complete, however, without getting to the famous anemomies, that is the windmills deployed on a hill offering wonderful views of the city.

If you are hungry then the capital of Mykonos is the right place for you because along its streets there are plenty of restaurants and taverns of all kinds. Starting from the tavern of Niko where traditional Greek cuisine attracts many tourists, so the presence of the Pelican heir to the famous Petros often walks between the tables. In the city there is plenty of suggestions for vegetarians and lovers of Mediterranean cuisine in elegant venues such as M-Eating (we recommend you book) or Vegera in the old harbor area.

At Platys Gialos, one of the most famous seaside resorts on Mykonos Island, the dominant seaside are seafood restaurants such as the Blue Myth overlooking the beach or Yialo-Yialo to dine with sea views and taste very well groomed even in presentation. There are, of course, specialty street food specialties for fast pita and gyros lunches before running on the beach or indulging in a tasty snack throughout the day.

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