Fall in love with Mykonos Town
Get ready to fall in love with the charming capital of Mykonos, also known as Chora! This stunning town is the largest on the island and boasts an incredible array of cafés, restaurants, tavernas, souvenir shops, boutiques, and jewelry stores. With its picturesque Cycladic architecture, Mykonos Town is an absolute must-visit for anyone traveling to Greece!
Take a stroll through the Town’s narrow marble streets and marvel at the whitewashed houses with their colorful doors and window frames. Admire the beautiful bougainvillea trees in full bloom and discover hidden churches that are truly awe-inspiring. Don’t miss the chance to visit the church of Panagia Paraportiani, the Town hall, and the castle situated above the harbor. For a dose of history, head to the Archaeological, Folklore, and Maritime Museums.
Of course, no visit to Mykonos Town would be complete without exploring its lively shopping streets. From stylish boutiques to world-renowned brand name stores, the pedestrian-friendly Matoyanni Street is the place to be. For an added touch of enchantment, make your way to Alefkantra, also known as “Little Venice.” This 18th-century district is characterized by grand mansions once owned by captains, boasting colorful balconies and stylish windows. Take a moment to unwind at a waterfront café, and soak up the breathtaking view of the windmills, standing tall and proud on the hillside.
Be sure to spend some time soaking up the atmosphere along the lively waterfront, where you can watch a fleet of fishing boats casting colorful reflections in the azure waters. Also, keep an eye out for the official mascot of Mykonos, the charming pelican. The successor to the famous pelican Petros is a true local celebrity — so don’t forget to snap a picture with this lovable creature!
With so much to see and do in Mykonos Town, you won’t want to leave this enchanting destination!