6 sights you can’t miss in Mykonos
An island that’s as well known for its partying as it is for its glistening blue beaches, Mykonos has something to offer every holidaymaker. Postcard perfection, it’s steeped in history and natural beauty so we’ve compiled our top 6 sights for you to see on and off Mykonos island…
Windmills of Chora
The Windmills of Chora, while they haven’t worked since the 80s, they still stand tall over Mykonos Town. The 7 windmills have been converted into private residences or museums such as Lena’s House.
Little Venice of Mykonos
The Little Venice of Mykonos is known as the most romantic place in Mykonos. Bars, cafes and restaurants line the waterfront with crowds flocking to Little Venice every evening to watch the sun dance on the water as it sets.
Put your walking shoes on and hike up to Armenistis Lighthouse to take in spectacular views of the island and beyond. Build in 1859, Armenistis Lighthouse is still fully functional and has become a popular location for watching sunsets.
Pétros the Pelican was a wounded great white pelican found on Mykonos by the locals in 1958. They nursed him back to health and he quickly became the official mascot of the island. In 1985, he was hit and killed by a car, but there are now 3 great white pelicans on the island and one has been given the honorary name of Pétros!
Delos Island, the birthplace of Apollo and his twin sister Artemis, is one of the most important mythological and archaeological sites in Greece. Rich with ruins, from the House of Trident to the Sanctuary of Hercules and the Lion Terrace, Delos is well worth a day trip across from Mykonos.
Panagia Paraportiani is one of the most photographed churches in Mykonos. The church is actually 5 churches joined together, which took from the 14th century to the 17th century to complete. The 4 ground floor churches are dedicated to Saint Eustathios, Saint Sozon, Saints Anargyroi and Saint Anastasia, with the 5th domed church built on top of them, the Church of the Virgin Mary.
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