Mykonos Sights & Attractions
Mykonos, in the Cyclades islands, is considered the most cosmopolitan destination in Greece. The island is famous for its amazing beaches, picturesque villages, vivid nightlife, and its gay-friendly attitude. This is the second most popular Greek destination and it is often described as the Ibiza of Greece. Apart from the beaches and nightlife, visitors shall also find much interesting sites in Mykonos. The quarter of Little Venice, the Windmills and the church of Paraportiani are the main things to see on your stroll around Mykonos Town. Do not also miss boat excursions to the island of Delos, an uninhabited island that is an entire archaeological site today.
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You can see below the best Sights & Attractions in Mykonos: Ancient sites, Museums, Churches, Castles and more points of interest. You can filter them by category and location.
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Little Venice is the most picturesque quarter of Chora, the capital of Mykonos island. With colorful houses that are constructed right by the sea, Little Venice is a popular spot with vivid nightlife and lovely cafeterias.
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 to 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.
Not to miss: Boat Tour to Delos island
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.
This island is one of the most important archaeological sites in Greece.
The Old Port of Mykonos is located in Mykonos town, just behind the famous Little Venice.
The chapel of Panagia Paraportiani is the most photographed church of the island. Located in Chora, this white, asymmetrical church dates from the 15th century.
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.
The archaeological museum of Delos hosts findings from excavations on this sacred island, such as the famous lion statues, marble busts, and golden jewelry.
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.
The archaeological museum of Mykonos includes findings from excavations on the island and the surrounding small islets, such as small statues, ceramic vases, and jewelry.
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 Castle of Gyzi is located on a hill above Ano Mera, in the island of Mykonos. Although it stands in ruins today, its location offers a nice view of the island.
The Castle of Chora is located on a hill offering a marvelous view of Mykonos Town and the sea. In the past, it used to serve as a fortress for protection against various dangers, such as pirate invasions.
The Monastery of Paleokastro is located on a hill above Ano Mera, in the island of Mykonos. Constructed in the 18th century, this monastery still works as a nunnery.
The church of Agios Nikolaos is one of the few post-Byzantine churches on Mykonos Island. It was built during the fourth century in the Old Port of Mykonos and is dedicated to Saint Nicholas, the protector of sailors.
Agia Eleni Church is located in Mykonos Town and used to be the Metropolis of the island. It's a well-preserved basilica with noteworthy icons, a lovely bell tower, and a chapel overlooking the sea. The church was built during the Post-Byzantine era in honor of Saint Constantine and Saint Helena.
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.
This museum is a branch of the folklore museum of Mykonos. Full of old furnishings, it is housed in the former residence of Lena Skrivanou, in Mykonos town.
The Agricultural Museum of Mykonos is housed in an old windmill, on a hill overlooking the Main Town. It boasts a large collection of traditional agricultural tools and hosts the feast of the grape harvest every September.
Located in the quarter of Kastro in Chora, the Folklore Museum of Mykonos was founded in 1958. It is housed in the 18th-century house of a sea captain and displays a rich collection folklore items.
The lighthouse of Armenistis is located on the northernmost side of Mykonos. It is 19 meters tall and offers a gorgeous view of the Aegean.
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 Neolithic settlement of Ftelia is located on the northern side of the island. Even though there were occasional interruptions, the excavations revealed many valuable findings.
The Artificial Lake of Ano Mera Dam is located in the northeast part of Mykonos Island, close to Fokos Beach. The dam was constructed to solve the island's water supply problem, and today its artificial lake is a beautiful refuge for many migratory birds.