Sightseeing

MYKONOS TOWN

Called Chora by the locals, is a typical Cycladic village built amphitheatrically. It has whitewashed cubic houses with wooden coloured doors, windows and balconies, narrow streets forming a labyrinth, beautiful churches, lovely chapels and purple bougainvilleas contrasting with the bright white of the buildings walls. 
The heart of the city is closed to traffic during most of the day which make the walk among the labyrinth streets particularly agreeable, especially during early morning when the city is calmer for most of the people are at the beaches or still sleeping after a long night of clubbing. The main town can be traveled all on foot and beware that it is simply not practical to enter the main part of town on scooters/cars because of the narrowness of the lanes. During evening hours the main roads into town are blocked off.

 Numerous cafes, chic boutiques, souvenir shops and fine jeweleries are helping the visitor to enjoy its days in the beautiful capital of Mykonos. Worth seeing in Chora, or Chora Mykonos, is the church complex of Panagia Paraportiani which has been recognized as a national cultural monument and is a superb representation of Cycladic architecture. Those beautiful churches are located on the hill of the old Venetian castle (Kastro).

 The famous whitewashed windmills, trademark of the island, are standing on a hill overlooking the city and from where one can enjoy a magnificent view over the Little Venice which is one of the most beautiful parts of the capital and is located on a peak of land, like a small peninsula.

 Another trademark of the island is Petros the pelican, usually located in Little Venice, he is quite the charmer and loves to pose for photographs be sure to look for him. 
This peak of land consists of two-storey Venetian houses of extremely bright colours, built very close one to another, with coloured wooden porches and balconies, lining the seafront, almost falling into the sea with the waves coming to break under them; all this scene forms a wonderful and unique image that charms every one by its incredible beauty and its magical atmosphere.

 Many trendy cafes and bars are located in Little Venice which becomes a very noisy and lively area during night time.

The capital also has an archaeological museum located between the port and the town, exposing various sculptures, vases and figurines coming from the islands of Delos and Rhenia. In the centre of the town one can find a nautical museum and a folklore museum which houses a collection of icons, furniture and folk musical instruments.

A great quantity of bars and nightclubs can be found in the capital, proving that the fame of Mykonos to be a party island is not just fame, it is a fact. As soon as the sun goes down, the capital's narrow streets fill with crowd ready to party and dance all night long. 

Useful info:
Transportation: The taxi square is located at Plateia Manto Mavogenous. Buses can be taken from the northern bus station for departures to Ornos, Agios Stefanos, Ano Mera, Elia, Kato, Livadi beach and Kalafatis. The southern bus station is on Remezzo Square with departures to Agios Ionannis Beach, Paraga, Platis Gialos, Paradise Beach.

Buses are pretty regular and look in good repair. Buses leave about every 20 minutes. There are also boats from the old port of Mykonos Town to the southern beaches and to Delos. Many car and bike rental agencies are also available all around the island.

Useful addresses:
Post Office: It is located at Lakka, the southern part of the town, near Remezzo Square Taxis: On Manto Mavrogenous Square
Gas station: The island is well equipped with gas stations. The nearest to Town is on the road to Ano Mera 
Medical centre: The Public Medical Center is located just outside the centre, next to the main roundabout on the road to Ano Mera 



ORNOS BEACH MYKONOS

Ornos beach is situated in front of a small fishing village, 2.5 km south of town and is the closest beach to the capital, with fine sand and sun beds and umbrellas for rent. It is a really beautiful beach. A diving school as well as schools for sea-skiing and windsurfing are available on the beach.

 On the shore of the bay a huge hotel complex offers various restaurants and bars. Ornos is reachable by local bus, frequently leaving from the capital. The view from this beach is really good, looking up to houses perched precariously on the cliff. 



CORFOS BEACH MYKONOS

Corfos is a lovely beach located 2,5 km south of Mykonos Town, just a few meters from Ornos. The beach is a pole of attraction for windsurfers & Kite surfers due to the strong winds that form large waves. When the sea is calm, the crystalline green waters create a very relaxing environment. 

Corfos has many accommodations, the Kite surf School is there, some fish taverns, a big Super Market and good connection to other spots of Mykonos island. 


SHOPPING IN MYKONOS

Shopping in Mykonos can be a great pastime. In fact, there are many chances for shopping on this island. Every kind of shops are found in Mykonos Town, mostly gathered in the narrow whitewashed streets of the capital. Souvenir shops, high label designers clothes and shoes shops, art galleries and many fine jewelry stores offering beautiful creations inspired by the Greek jewels of ancient times.

The shops in Mykonos are open all day, from morning until late after midnight. Brand shops are found next to family businesses, creating a lovely and cosmopolitan atmosphere. The upscale clientele of the island have created the base for more luxurious shops in Mykonos.
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