What to See in Mykonos Island
Mykonos is a place rich in history and beauty. While you are here take the opportunity to enjoy some of the many historical and architectural sites the island has to offer.
History buffs and sun lovers will love a day trip to the nearby island of Delos. UNESCO has recognized Delos as a world heritage site and it is one of the most important archeological sites in the Aegean. For the ancient Greeks, Delos was a center for pilgrimage and worship. Various deities were worshiped on the island but its claim to fame was as the birthplace of the twin gods Apollo and Artemis. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit this incredible part of our common heritage. Guided tours are available through the residence and we would be delighted to arrange your trip.
Originally built by the Venetians in the 16th century to mill wheat, the windmills are Mykonos’ iconic landmarks. Whether you are here for a day or a month the windmills are a must-see. Don’t forget to snap a photo of yourself in front of some Mykonos’ most picturesque buildings.
This historic lighthouse built in 1891 offers one of the most stunning views on the island. The nearby island of Tinos seems almost close enough to touch. You can also observe boats arriving and departing from the island and enjoy a fantastic view of the sea.
The Monastery is one of the island’s most important historical sites. Established in 1580, the Monastery houses numerous relics including an icon of the island’s patron saint. The monastery complex is beautiful and features the whitewashed buildings typical of the area..
The Chora or Main Town of Mykonos, is an ideal and beautiful place to get lost in. It’s beautiful whitewashed buildings and narrow winding streets offer a feast for the eyes. Nearly every street leads to the sea and the cafés and seaside bars offer a perfect place to kick back and relax. It’s easy to see why the locals have named this area “Little Venice”. Little Venice is one of the best sunset spots in Mykonos and we strongly recommend you not to miss it while visiting the island.
Located in Chora, the Paraportiani Church is the most photographed church in Mykonos and it’s easy to see why. This picturesque church combines beauty and history and it is actually consists of five separate churches attached all together: the four churches (dedicated to Saint Eustathios, Saint Sozon, Saints Anargyroi and Saint Anastasia) are all on the ground and constitute the base of the fifth church that has been built on top of them. Construction began on the church complex in the mid 1400s. Its white walls, typical of the area, contrast beautifully with the stunning Mykonos sky to make a photographer’s dream.
Built in 1902, the museum houses a wide variety of pieces from the region. Located in Chora, it is considered as a great cultural spot that attracts lots of islands visitors.
Open to the public since 1985 the Aegean Maritime Museum is a fascinating peek into the history of the island’s sailors and merchant shipping. Enjoy an afternoon taking in the museum’s most celebrated exhibit – the living historical restoration of the Armenistis Lighthouse.