All 18 Mykonos Sightseeing
Here are all the Mykonos sightseeing that we suggest. Have a look on various attractions that you can see during your visit in Mykonos, such as churches, monasteries, museums, castles and other sights.
All sightseeing in Mykonos
The agricultural museum of Mykonos is housed in an old windmill, on a hill overlooking the capital town. The museum has a large collection of traditional agricultural tools.
The Neolithic settlement of Ftelia is located on the northern side of the island and dates approximately to the 5th millennium BC. Even though there were occasional interruptions, the excavations revealed many valuable findings.
The archaeological museum of Mykonos includes findings from excavations on the island and the surrounding small islets, such as small statues, ceramic vases and jewerly.
The lighthouse of Armenistis is located on the northernmost side of Mykonos. 19 metres tall and with gorgeous view to the Aegean, this lighthouse is still in operation today.
Located in Chora, the Catholic Church of Panagia Rodario works for the needs of the local catholics and tourists. Although it was destroyed in a fire in 1991, it was repaired a few years later.
The archaeological museum of Delos hosts findings from excavations on this sacred island, such as the famous lion statues, marble busts and golden jewerly.
Located in the quarter of Kastro in Chora, the Folklore Museum of Mykonos was founded on 1958. It is housed in the 18th century house of a sea captain and displays a rich collection folklore items.
The Castle of Gyzi is located on a hill above Ano Mera, in the inland of Mykonos. Although it stands in ruins today, its location offers a nice view of the island.
This museum is a branch of the folklore museum of Mykonos. Full of old funishings, it is housed in the former residence of Lena Skrivanou, in Mykonos town.
The maritime museum of Mykonos is housed in a 19th century mansion in Chora and exhibits old nautical instruments, tools and maps. In fact, Mykonos is an island with rich nautical history and helped with many ships during the Greek Revolution.
The Municipal Library of Mykonos is housed in a magnificent old mansion that belonged to the Mavrogenis family. Dated to 1735, this beautiful building has seen its own share of history.
The Monastery of Paleokastro is located on a hill above Ano Mera, in the inland of Mykonos. Constructed in the 18th century, this monastery still works as a nunnery.
Located in the village of Ano Mera, the monastery of Panagia Tourliani was originally founded in 1542 and it is dedicated to the Presentation of Virgin Mary. This monastery houses a small ecclesiastical museum with rare Byzantine icons and holy vestments.
Little Venice is the most picturesque quarter of Chora, the capital of Mykonos island. With colourful houses that are contructed right by the sea, Little Venice is a popular spot with vivid nightlife and lovely cafeterias.
The hill with the traditional windmills above Chora provides the best view of the village and the picturesque port. These windmills have been restored and have become the trademark of the island over the years.
The chapel of Panagia Paraportiani is the most photographed church of the island. Located in Chora, this white, assymetrical church dates from the 15th century.
Delos is a tiny island that can be reached by boat from the port of Mykonos Town. Delos was a sacred island for the ancient Greeks as, according the mythology, god Apollo had been born there. Remains of an ancient sanctuary and a theatre have been found on the island, which is a great open site today.
Peter the pelican has become the mascot of Mykonos island over the years. A few decades ago, a fisherman took care of a wounded pelican but surprisingly he didn't leave when he was cured, but made Mykonos his home. Although the first pelican of Mykonos has passed away, three pelicans run today the paved paths of Chora.
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