Little Venice in Mykonos

Mykonos Little Venice: Little Venice is one of the most romantic places in the whole of 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 to its magnetic appeal. Quite amazing are the sunset views from Little Venice. Its whitewashed edifices against the backdrop of the azure blue Aegean Sea is simply marvelous. The air of nonchalance that prevails in Little Venice disarms the most discerning of travelers.

Little Venice evolved from the picturesque Alevkantra 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 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 today among the most photographed tourist neighborhood in the whole of 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 discotheques 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.

In the days of yore, many distinguished sailors had built their houses right on the picturesque shoreline. Many of these houses have today been 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.

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Guest 2010-06
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.
Guest 2010-11
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?

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