An idyllic Greek holiday destination that's famous for its seemingly never-ending parties attracting DJs from all over the world, Myknonos however offers much more than just the beachside entertainment. Here are the top ten sites to visit when holidaying in Mykonos.
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1. Archaeological Museum of Mykonos
This Museum showcases a large collection of ancient items such as vases, pottery and clay figures that date as far back as pre-historic times found around the island. There's also a collection of items of jewelry that were found during various excavations and have been a major source of knowledge about how life that was like in those times. The items displayed here date back to the 25th -1st century BC.
Name: Archaeological Museum of Mykonos
Address: Mykonos 846 00, Greece
Related Site: http://odysseus.culture.gr/h/1/eh151.jsp?obj_id=3301
2. Archaeological Museum of Delos
Located at the excavation site of Delos which is easily reached from Mykonos by shuttle boat. There are a lot of statues that have been excavated that date back to the 6th century BC. The mosaic floors and designs are also impressive. Make sure to pay attention to the various legends and stories spun around this site. There are also two Kouros statues that are the work of Naxians. Most of the statues do not stand as a single piece anymore but are still a great window to the works of art produced in those times.
Name: Archaeological Museum of Delos
Address: Delos 846 00, Greece
Related Site: http://odysseus.culture.gr/h/1/eh151.jsp?obj_id=3262
3. Lena’s House
This is a typical 19th-century Greek house that has been preserved beautifully both inside and out, a wonderful example of what was like during this period. It is complete with furnishings and decorated windows so as to show the authentic taste of a typical middle-class Greek household in its original appearance. The house is named after the last owner of the house and features two bedrooms, a large drawing room and two courtyards. The finish is rich with antique and prints, the tapestry and mirrors are simply delightful to see.
Name: Lena’s House
Address: Enoplon Dinameon, Mykonos 846 00, Greece
Related Site: https://www.greeka.com/cyclades/mykonos/mykonos-museums/lena-museum-mykonos.htm
A short boat trip from Mykonos on the neighboring island of Delos, Cynthus was once a sacred site, now covered in ruins of temples and buildings. Head to the top of the hill for a beautiful view over the island and other surrounding islands such as Mykonos.
Address: Mount Cynthus, Delos, Greece
Official website URL: https://www.delostours.gr/en/sights/mt-cynthus
5. Agrari Beach
One of the many beautiful beaches the island of Mykonos is known for, Agrari is much quieter and relaxed than some of the other beaches around the island. The white sandy shores with clear waters are simply breathtaking. You can swim, play water sports, drink at the bar, eat great food or just relax on a sun-bed.
Name: Agrari Beach
Address: Agrari, Elia Beach 846 00, Greece
Related Site: https://www.cycladia.com/best-beaches-greece/agrari-beach/
6. Kalafati Beach
Another of Mykonos' iconic beaches that you'll usually find to be uncrowded and perfect to relax at. While most people come here to just relax and soak in the sun, Kalafati offers a number of water activities such as diving or snorkeling and equipment can easily be rented. If you're looking for something more exhilarating, you can also try out windsurfing or jet-skiing here.
Name: Kalafati Beach
Address: Kalafati 846 00, Greece
Related Site: https://www.greeka.com/cyclades/mykonos/mykonos-beaches/mykonos-kalafatis.htm
7. Windmills of Kato Mili
Apart from peaceful beaches, breathtaking views and the beautifully clear seawater, it's the iconic white-walled windmills that are also an important part of the Mykonian landscape. These can be mostly seen towards the north of the island, built to make use of the northern winds. The windmills have a significant place in the history of Greece but sadly none of them seem operational nowadays. It's a popular spot for watching the sunset as it falls below the iconic structures.
Name: Windmills of Kato Mili
Address: Kato Mili, Mykonos 846 00, Greece
Related Site: http://www.inmykonos.com/see-and-do-in-mykonos/landmarks/3172-windmills-of-mykonos.html
8. Armenistis Lighthouse
A destination in Mykonos that you should never miss out on. Situated at one of the most serene and breathtaking backdrops, the lighthouse has long been a beacon during the great maritime history of Mykonos and the surrounding islands. The octagonal tower of the lighthouse gives it a prominent feature that adds to its beauty. The best part about it is that it's still in operation, currently under the management of Hellenic Navy’s Hydrographic Office.
Name: Armenistis Lighthouse
Address: Faros Armenistis 846 00, Greece
Related Site: https://www.greeka.com/cyclades/mykonos/mykonos-excursions/mykonos-lighthouse.htm
9. Agios Sostis Beach
Having amenities at any place in order to make it comfortable means that the place has been tampered with in order to make to accordance to human standards. But if you want to experience something that is untouched and unspoiled and yet lovely in it most natural form, this is the place to experience that. Come here only if it you want to experience the beauty of nature in it most undiluted form. You can walk down the hill in order to reach the beach and the tavern hidden in the crevices of the hill.
Name: Agios Sostis Beach
Address: Mykonos, 846 00, Greece
Related Site: https://www.greeka.com/cyclades/mykonos/mykonos-beaches/mykonos-agios_sostis.htm
10. Rarity Gallery
Another of the iconic places in Mykonos that shouldn't be missed out. Rarity Gallery was set up in 1995 and has taken up the task of carefully showcasing aesthetic tastes and bringing artist to garner international fame. The works of art that are displayed here got through a careful selection process before they are certified matching with the standards of the gallery. If you really have the knack for art and an eye for creativity you will be able see the away all pieces of art converse among them.
Name: Rarity Gallery
Address: KALOGERA 20 - 22, Mikonos 846 00, Greece
Related Site: https://www.raritygallery.com/
Mykonos is something that will open your eyes to a new form of leisure and vacation. If you have had enough of malls, supermarkets, movies, food joints, this is your chance to experience life and fun in things that matter the most in life. Unrestricted and purest of nature and leisure awaits you at Mykonos.