Mykonos Little Venice

Location: Town

Little Venice in Mykonos is one of the most romantic places on the island. That neighborhood is replete with elegant and gorgeous old houses situated precariously on the edge of the land.
Many discerning travelers have fallen in love with this charming quarter due to its magnetic appeal in the past.

The sunset views from there are also breathtaking! Many seaside bars are located there, offering some great cocktails with amazing views.
Its whitewashed edifices against the backdrop of the azure Aegean Sea are simply marvelous! The air of nonchalance that prevails in Little Venice disarms even the most discerning of travelers.

The neighborhood starts at the picturesque Alefkandra beach and extends right into the peripheral areas of Kastro, as it is popularly referred to.

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Top Tours and activities

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    Simply Mykonos tour

    Category: Bus, City

    Stroll around the alleys of Mykonos Town on foot and explore its quaint neighborhoods! You will get to know the local life and admire the town’s main landmarks. Afterwards, you will hop on a bus that will take you to Ano Meria village and the beach of Kalafatis, where you can relax and enjoy a cup ...

    4 hours Map
    from € 48.00
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    Sunset cruise

    Category: Boat Tours, Sunset

    Departing from Ornos beach, go on a sunset cruise that will allow you to enjoy the famous Cycladic sunset of Mykonos, take photos and appreciate the romantic atmosphere! Two drink are also included in the cruise.

    2 hours Map
    from € 55.00
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  • Little Venice Sunset Cruise

    Category: Boat Tours

    The beautiful sunset is a highlight of a Cycladic vacation, and visitors of Mykonos have the chance to admire it from the sea with this cruise near Little Venice, which also stops by Delos island.

    2 hours Map
    from € 70.00
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More info about Little Venice

The ethereal beauty of Little Venice is such that it has been and still is a favorite haunt of highly acclaimed artists who have made this charming neighborhood of Mykonos their home.
Many artists have portrayed the magnetic beauty of this place in their priceless artworks, etchings, and paintings, thereby promoting the reputation of that esteemed neighborhood of Mykonos to the outside world.
No wonder, it is currently among the most photographed places in Europe!

Little Venice is fully geared up to cater to the whims and fancies of discerning international travelers.
There are plenty of entertainment options in the area, ranging from pulsating nightclubs to well-stocked bars where party animals are known to jive well past midnight.

Note: The famous windmills are located just on the other side of the bay.

The history

The construction of the Little Venice neighborhood is estimated to have taken place from the 13th to the mid-18th century. During that timeframe, the island used to be under Venetian rule.
Most of the houses used to belong to wealthy individuals, such as merchants or captains, hence the elegant architecture of the buildings.
In the days of yore, some of the island's most distinguished families owned a house right on the picturesque shoreline.

Many houses were later converted into chic bars, still very conspicuous by their old-world charm.
You can still sit down with your folks over endless pegs of your favorite liqueur and watch the solitary shipping vessel cruise by at the distant horizon, creating a surreal impression.


For your accommodation in Town, some lodgings are located within a short distance from the lovely neighborhood, while others lie in other parts of the charming town.

How to get there

Little Venice of Mykonos is located in the Town, just a 6-minute walk away from Fabrika central bus station and 3 minutes from a parking lot.

Tours: Discover the area with an organized tour at the best price.

Private transfers: We recommend using an online pre-booked transfer service, which provides transfer by taxi, minibus, or private VIP car and arranging a pickup directly from the port, airport, or your hotel. Alternatively, there’s the option of arranging a pickup by a local driver at the following numbers: 0030 694 764 1474, 0030 22890 22400, or booking your taxi online.

Car rental: There's the option of renting a car and picking it up directly from the airport, port, or your hotel. Using a rental car allows visitors to discover Little Venice and many other places of interest at their own pace.

Public transport: Note that there are two central bus stations in Mykonos Town: Fabrika and Old Port. There are bus connections between this bus station and most areas of the island. Itineraries might change according to the season. Check the official timetables here.
Tip: Since buses don't always stop at every scheduled stop of their itinerary, our advice to visitors is to inform the driver about their final destination in advance.



2 Reviews
  • laura089 02 Nov 2010
    Very traditional quarter

    It is probably the most beautiful spot in Mykonos Town. Lovely small clubs, cafeterias by the sea that it was impossible to sit in the front tables if it was too windy, fabulous gyros restaurants and gift shops. Very traditional quarter. It didn't seem a lot the actual Venice, wonder why they named it like that? Probably because the houses are right in front of the water?

  • rorylet 01 Jun 2010
    Elegant atmosphere

    The beautiful and tranquil island of Mykonos is full of surprises and scenic beauty. I fell in love with the natural beauty and the serenity of the atmosphere. One of the most elegant and eclectic neighborhoods in Mykonos is called Little Venice. The beauty of the water, the sturdy and wonderful houses surrounding the water makes this quarter a mini Venice. This idyllic and romantic place got us in a wonderful mood: vibrant colors, charming ambience, white buildings and colorful windows. Some old houses have been turned into cafeterias with tables at the waterfront. A perfect place to relax with a frappe and a view to the sea. I think it would be nice if some of these old buildings were turned into hotels.