Little Venice, Mykonos – Image courtesy of amazines.com
Major sights in Mykonos
Check out these must-see Mykonos sights. . .
A trademark of Mykonos, these famous white-washed windmills stand on a hill overlooking Little Venice with magnificent views over Chora and the harbour.
This photogenic collection of two-storey Venetian-style houses characterised by their coloured wooden porches and balconies dramatically overhanging the sea, are now home to trendy cafes, bars and expensive accommodation. Sip your favourite cocktail watching the sunset as waves pound the foundations just metres beneath you.
Following the death of Petros the pelican, the legendary mascot of Mykonos, his friendly successors are found all over Chora and don’t seem to mind the attention or being photographed.
Monastery of Panagia Tourliani
Admire the impressive white-washed exterior and blue dome of this 16th century monastery, which was restored in 1767. Within the courtyard, see a sculptured marble fountain and wood-carved temple from Florence.
The monastery also houses a small religious museum that exhibits various holy vestments, Byzantine icons and the first bells of the monastery’s main church.
Take advantage of the local fresh produce, including olive oil, tasty kalamata olives, lamb dishes and a wide assortment of seafood including the popular calamari, as well as refreshing local wine and cheese.