Mykonos is the most popular Greek Islands which attracts a large number of tourists every year. There are many amazing things to do in Mykonos. It is famous for its crystal clear beaches, beautiful villages and vibrant nightlife. If you are traveling alone or with your life partner or family, this island offers many activities for you to enjoy. Apart from beaches and party, visitors will also find many sightseeing options in Mykonos. If you are planning to go to this Greek Island and not sure what to see or do, then don’t you worry as I’m going to do that for you.
Best Things to do in Mykonos
Here is the list of top things to do in Mykonos for a lifetime experience.
1The Iconic Windmills
The windmills are one of the most popular iconic landmarks of Mykonos Island. Built in 16th century, the group of 16 windmills is overlooking the little Venice in the island attracting a large number of tourists. Even though the windmills are not operational, they still are the unique part of Mykonos Island. If you are planning to visit windmills, make sure to witness the breathtaking views of its surroundings. This place is definitely worth mentioning on your list of things to do in Mykonos.
2Walk around Mykonos Town
The stunning white buildings with vibrant blue colored doors in this Island are another reason why this place is very popular among tourists. Walk around in this stunning town and experience the unique Greek culture. There are many small cafes, boutiques and souvenir shops if you are into buying some stuff to take back to your home.
3Explore Little Venice
Named after the famous Italian city, Little Venice is a spectacular part of the town that is always busy. It is also known as Alefkantra. This little city was built during 18th century by captains and rich merchants. Today, visitors get amazed by its beautiful colorful houses standing above the sea. These houses now serve as restaurants and attract a large number of people who love to eat along the sea shore especially during the sunset.
4Make a wish at Paraportiani Church
Mykonos is home to around 360 Churches. One of its most popular churches is Paraportiani located in Chora. This white-washed church features some of the historical and religious decorations dating back to old times. In addition to that, when you enter into the church, you can witness breathtaking views of Mediterranean Sea. There is no entrance fee at this church. Feel free to visit and make a wish in this iconic church. Make sure to add this in your list of things to do in Mykonos.
5Party at Paradise Beach
Mykonos is best known for its beach parties. That’s the main highlight that attracts millions of people all over the world including the well-known DJs and celebrities. Paradise beach is the party beach which also offers a variety of water sports to the visitors. People visit this beach for swimming in its crystal clear water. At night, the paradise beach turns into huge party spot where people dance until dawn. Sound exciting isn’t it? Plan your trip now and add this beach on the things to do in Mykonos.
6Have fun with family at Psarou Beach
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If you want to avoid the crowd and party noise, then head off to Psarou beach. This beach is perfect for couples and families due to its relaxing atmosphere. Psarou beach also offers many water sports like other beaches including waterskiing and windsurfing.
7Boat trip to Delos
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If you are interested to visit the ancient ruins then take a boat trip to Delos. This place is also listed on UNESCO World Heritage Site and is considered as one of the most popular Archaeological Sites in Greece. If you are a history lover, then this place should definitely be on your list of things to do in Mykonos.
8Shop in Mykonos Town
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Mykonos offers a unique shopping experience to its visitors. You can find the most popular designer brans, art shops, jewelry shops and many other sellers in the town. If you want to spend some money on shopping, then Mykonos is a perfect choice for you.
9Enjoy its Vibrant Nightlife
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Mykonos is known as Party Island due to its vibrant nightlife. If you want to experience its nightlife, then you can start by drinking in Little Venice. You can also visit a number of bars in town including Cavo Paradiso, Scandinavian Bar, Jackie O on the beach or Nammos. Dancing your heart out in the Mykonos party night should be added on your list of things to do in Mykonos Island.
10Meet Peter the Pelican
The pelican is the major part of Mykonos Island. The original Pelican passed away after spending good thirty years. Island has now replaced it with another Pelican who you can see strolling around the alleyways of Island. Now in Mykonos, there is not just one but three pelicans that attract the attention of thousands of visitors every day.
11House of Lena
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House of Lena is a small museum which was a Mykonian house built in 19th century. This famous house is located at Tria Pigadia in Mykonos town. Lena’s house features the antique furnishing, wood carvings, printed plates and old mirrors etc. that attract a large number of visitors every day. If you have interest in Mykonos culture, then mention the House of Lena in the things to do on your trip.
12Scuba diving in Mykonos
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Mykonos offers a great scuba diving experience to its visitors. There are a few scuba diving centers in Mykonos Island where tourists can dive with the professionals and have a lifetime experience. If scuba diving is something you’d love to do, then mention it on the list of to do things in Mykonos.
13Ride a scooter across the island
What’s best than riding a scooter and explore the island by yourself? If you want to give rest to your legs then hire a scooter and take it through the Mykonos town and its incredible beaches.
14Stay in its Spectacular Resorts and Boutique Hotels
Stay in one of the spectacular resorts in Mykonos. It offers a number of luxury hotels and resorts to its visitors. Some of the famous luxurious places to stay are Mykonos Grand Hotel & Resort, Nissaki Boutique Hotel, Grace Mykonos, Santa Marina, Petasos Beach Resort & Spa and Pietra e Mare.
15Enjoy the Scrumptious Food of Mykonos
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Mykonos has an unlimited options when comes to food. Even though the food in Mykonos is bit expensive like its other things, it’s worth a try. There are a number of famous restaurants offering Greek food and fresh seafood. Some of the famous places to eat are; Captain’s, Madoupas, Tasos and Paraportiani Taverna.
If you plan to visit Greece, then Mykonos should be on your travel list. From beach parties to white buildings to luxurious resorts, Mykonos has everything to cater all kinds of tourists. If you are visiting other European countries as well, we recommend you to travel via EuRail, it is an experience of its own.
Wish you a great trip to the wonderful Greek island of Mykonos. Happy travels.
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