Mykonos Sightseeing

Mykonos is the most cosmopolitan island in the Cyclades and one of the finest examples of Cycladic architecture. Traditional and cubic houses with flat roofs, wooden coloured doors and windows create a unique atmosphere which reflects the main features of the traditional style which is popular worldwide. Despite its tourist development, Mykonos island is proud for its strong Cycladic identity that matches perfectly with the folklore art of the island and the Venetian tradition.   Chora of Mykonos is the historical settlement of the island with a plethora of traditional whitewashed houses sitting in the flat region in contrast to the other Aegean settlements which they are developed amphitheatrically in hillsides overlooking the sea. The main town of...

The Archaeological Museum of Delos was built way back in the year 1904. The construction of this famous museum was carried out under the aegis of the Archaeological Society of Athens. Initially the museum was spread over just five rooms. It was much later in the year 1931 and again in 1972 that further rooms were added. At present the historical artifacts are on display in nine rooms. There are six exclusive rooms where rare historical statues unearthed from the archaeological site at Delos are on display. 

Another set of two rooms two display the fascinating collections of pottery dating back to the prehistoric times. And last but not the least, there is a room exclusively dedicated to displaying objects of art that are meant for everyday...

The Monastery of Panagia Tourliani in Mykonos, Cyclades: The monastery of Panagia Tourliani is placed 8km far from Chora town, in Ano Mera village. The construction was originally built in 1542 by two priests and was initially named after the Presentation of the Virgin Mary. The monastery was restored in 1767 and took its present name after an icon of the Virgin Mary found in the nearby area of Tourlos.

Since then, Panagia Tourliani became the patroness of the island and celebrates on August, 15th. The architecture of the monastery is rather impressive, with a whitewashed exterior and a colored dome. A beautiful marble fountain is found in the yard outside the church. In the interior of the church, we can see an impressive wooden...

Lena's House Museum is a 19th-century, middle-class Mykonian house, complete with furnishings. A branch of the Folklore Museum, Lena's House is located at Tria Pigadia in the town of Mykonos and it is an authentic middle-class Mykonian residence of the 19th century, representing a typical internal arrangement of space. Named after the last owner of the house, Lena Skrivanou, it contains a spacious drawing room, two bedrooms and two courtyards and a dovecote. The rich antique furnishings, such as large frames containing splendid prints, the tapestries, the wood carvings, old mirrors, painted plates, etc. are quite popular amongst the visitors.

Windmills, the cylindrical iconic landmarks that adorn the hills of the Greek islands are monuments to the human labor and stand as proof of the human ingenuity, making the best of Aeolian energy to provide man with bread, the staple of life. Different types of windmills can be found all over Greece, especially on the Greek islands. Nowadays many of them have been renovated and some have even been converted into museums.

However, there is one island that is synonymous with the windmills: stunning Mykonos.

The Archaeological Museum of Mykonos was erected in 1902. The Museum was set up primarily to preserve the vestiges recovered from the Purification Pit which dates back to 426-425 B.C. This pit was unearthed in the year 1898 by renowned scholar D. Stavropoulos from the picturesque islet of Rheneia.   The museum's elegant architectural feature was designed by the renowned architect, Alexandros Lykakis. The cost of constructing the building which houses the museum was born by the Ministry of Education in collaboration with the Archaeological Society of Athens. Land for the project was made available by the Municipality of Mykonos. The museum's edifice is conspicuous by its distinct neoclassical features. The spacious room to the east of the museum was...

The holy sites of Mykonos offer a unique monumental interest, concentrated around Chora and its nearby villages. Churches and monasteries of all sizes preserving their simple and austere architecture, stand proudly at the most privileged locations of the island with a splendid view to the sea. Their construction date begins from the Byzantine times and until the 19th century.

Panagia Paraportiani is a symbol of Mykonos located in the neighbourhood of Kastro. Its name literally means "Our Lady of the Side Gate", as its entrance was found in the side gate of the entrance to the Kastro area. The church actually consists of five other churches built in 17th century. It is the most photographed church in Mykonos, famous for its unusual shape...

Little Venice is located at the sea, in the eastern bay of Chora of Mykonos and extends between the beach and the old Alefkantra castle district. This unique place, is famous for its picturesque medieval two and three storey houses, which stand like a wall above the sea, and their colourful wooden balconies.

Little Venice is one of the most beautiful and romantic places in the whole of Mykonos and offers a fantastic sunset. A favourite activity is drinking a cocktail in one of the many bars and cafes while watching the sunset on the seashore.

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