#6. The Windmills (Kato Myli)

The Mykonos windmills are probably the island’s most iconic feature. Built in the 16th century, the mills, stand today as one of the most photographed sites of the island, overlooking Little Venice.

#7. Enjoy the sea and watersports

The island is a paradise for water sports enthusiasts! It is only natural that the “Island of the Winds” should attract surfers and sailors from all over the world! There is an excellent choice of beaches for windsurfing; however, the most secluded ones are considered to be the best. Choose from Kórfos, Fteliá, Meyáli Ámmos and Kalafátis, where surfing lessons are also available. Play tennis or mini golf at Ayios Stéfanos, beach volleyball at Ayia Anna or try sea parachuting or jet skiing at Eliá or Kalafátis. Diving fans can also do a little exciting exploration of the underwater magic of Mykonos. September is thought to be the best month for diving, as the water is warm and visibility is good down on the seabed.

#8. Taste the traditional Cycladic cuisine

Don’t miss the opportunity to treat yourself to some local Aegean specialties! Pepper flavored kopanistí, a soft cheese seasoned with pepper, is the island’s gastronomic trademark. Try it as a topping on a round rusk spread with grated tomato, a favorite local mezés (appetizer). Meat eaters can sample “loúzes” (cooked pork fillet with spices) and tasty local sausages sprinkled with pepper, and local oregano that has been caressed by the sun and dried in the north wind. To finish off your meal, you can sample two excellent local pastries, “amigdalotá” (small round cakes with ground almond, rosewater and caster sugar) and honey pie.

#9. Take a selfie with a… pelican!

While you’re out strolling, don’t be surprised if you come across the official mascot of Mykonos, which is nothing other than a… pelican! Pétros the Pelican was found by a fisherman after a storm in 1954, and eventually became the locals’ companion. When he died, the grief for his loss was so profound that a replacement was soon found. In honor of Pétros, the locals have established a long tradition of pelicans wandering around the waterfront as an essential part of everyday life. So, whatever you do, don’t forget to take a picture with the successor of the famous pelican Pétros!

#10. Party like you mean it!

There’s no shortage of nightlife in Mykonos, so make sure you stack up your stamina!. After a full day of exploring the island, head out to one of the bars or nightclubs, like Paradise or Super Paradise Club. Pace yourself with the drinks, enjoy every moment, and get ready to watch the sunrise after an awesome night…

Sources: Visit Greece, Skyscanner, Get Your Guide, Wikipedia