Mykonos Little Venice

Location: Town

Mykonos Little Venice: Little Venice is one of the most romantic places in Mykonos.
This neighborhood is replete with elegant and gorgeous old houses that are situated precariously on the edge of the sea.

Many discerning travelers in the past have fallen in love with this charming quarter due to its magnetic appeal. The sunset views from Little Venice are also quite amazing!
Its whitewashed edifices against the backdrop of the azure Aegean Sea is simply marvelous! The air of nonchalance that prevails in Little Venice disarms 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.

Visitors are highly recommended to stay in one of the quaint houses that dot the Mykonos shoreline for the sheer pleasure that they afford. You can sit down with a peg or two of your favorite tipple in the quintessential wooden stairways even as the surging waves crash underneath. A truly magical aura indeed!

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.
In fact, many artists have portrayed the magnetic beauty of Little Venice in their priceless artworks, etchings and paintings, thereby promoting the reputation of this esteemed neighborhood of Mykonos to the outside world.
No wonder, Little Venice is currently among the most photographed neighborhoods in Europe!

Little Venice is fully geared up to cater to the whims and fancies of the discerning international travelers.
There are plenty of entertainment options, ranging from pulsating clubs to well-stocked bars where party animals are known to jive well past midnight.
Art galleries abound here and exhibitions of renowned artists are a regular feature too.

The history

The construction of the Little Venice neighborhood is estimated to have taken place from the 13th to the mid-18th century. During this timeframe, the island used to be under the Venetian rule.
Most of these houses used to belong to wealthy persons, 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 of these houses were later converted into chic bars which are 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.

Hotels

For your accommodation in Mykonos Town, some of them are located within a short distance from the lovely neighborhood, while others can be found at other parts of the charming town.

Top Tours and activities

  • Best Seller

    Simply Mykonos tour

    Category: City Tours, Island Tours
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    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 of coffee.

    4 hours Map
    from € 48.00
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    Mykonos and Little Venice Sunset Cruise

    Category: Island Tours, Boat Trips
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    The golden hour is the best time of the day to go on a cruise and admire the sun setting over the Aegean Sea. During this cruise, you will be able to see the picturesque neighborhood known as Little Venice, which is particularly beautiful at sunset time. Afterwards, you will head towards Delos and Rhenia islands, and you will have the opportunity to approach the archeological ruins on Delos.

    2 hours Map
    from € 48.00
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  • Sunset Cruise to the Little Venice

    Category: Day Trips, Boat Trips
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    Watch the sun setting into the Aegean Sea and admire Little Venice from the seaside! Little Venice is the most picturesque and photographic part of Mykonos Town, with charming little houses, built on the edge of the Mykonian coastline. This cruise will allow you to admire and capture them at the best possible location during the golden hour.

    3 hours Map
    from € 48.00
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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 Little Venice with an organized tour, starting from 39€.

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 directly at the following numbers: 0030 694 559 7854, 0030 22890 22400 or book your taxi online.

Car rental: Τhere’s the option of renting a car with as little as 10 euros per day and pick it up directly from the airport, port or your hotel. Using a car rental allows visitors to discover Little Venice and many other places of interest at their own pace.

Public transfers: Note that there are two central bus stations in Mykonos town: Fabrika and Old Port. There are bus connections between this bus station and the most areas of the island. Consider that time schedules might change according to the season. Check the official timetables here.
Tip: Since buses don’t always stop in every scheduled stop of their itinerary, our advice to visitors is to inform the driver about their final destination, so that he makes a stop there.

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Reviews

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  • laura089 02 Nov 2010
    Very traditional quarter
    Little Venice (and the hill with the windmills) 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 is actually called Little Venice and it 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.

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