#1. Stroll around Mykonos Town (Hóra)
In contrast to other Cycladic capitals, the capital town (Hóra) of the island is not built in the shape of an amphitheater but instead spreads out over a wide area. It is one of the best examples of Cycladic architecture and a spellbinding attraction for visitors. Stroll around its narrow marble streets and admire whitewashed houses with colorful doors and window frames, flowers, and trees in purple bloom and hidden churches. Don’t forget to check out Matoyánni Street, lined with brand name stores, charming cafés, and stylish restaurants.
#2. Dinner in Little Venice (Alefkántra)
One of the most beautiful corners of the island is Alefkántra or “Little Venice”, an 18th-century district, dominated by the island’s grand captains’ mansions with colorful balconies and stylish windows. With balconies perched over the sea, pictures of the famous Italian city spring to mind. Relax at any waterfront café and admire the view of the quaint windmills standing imposingly on the hillside above, set against a bright blue backdrop.
#3. Work on your tan at Paraga or Elia Beach
You’ll be glowing after a few days lounging about on the glorious sands at Paraga or Elia Beaches. Soak up the sun and take a dip in the crystal clear waters of the Aegean Sea. Plus, it’s the perfect photo opp to pretend you are walking on water.
#4. Trek to the Armenistis Lighthouse
If you’re up for a hike to see some spectacular scenery, then put your walking shoes on for this one. The roads for the drive up are a little unsteady and rough, but that’s part of the adventure. The charm of the lighthouse with the bright blue sky behind it and endless sea views are worth the journey.
#5. Visit the archaeological site of Delos
This well-kept ruin is known as the birthplace of Apollo, god of music and truth and his twin sister Artemis, goddess of the hunt. It was also the first capital of the Athenian Alliance, during its warfare with Sparta. In summer, arrive early for tours around the site and to see the lion statues of Mykonos.