Wander The Town Of Mykonos
The Town of Mykonos is, as you may be able to tell from the name, the main town on the island of Mykonos. It’s home to a quintessential jumble of white, boxy houses and winding streets, both of which were allegedly created to confuse pirates. You can see how: it’s easy to get lost!
One of the best things to do in Mykonos, exploring the town is a great way to get to grips with how it all ticks here. Little cafes, tavernas, flowers spilling out over white-washed balconies, laundry drying in the breeze, little staircases – it’s charming as anything!
Eat With The Locals
Mykonos is a big, bustling tourist destination. Granted, there are a whole load of restaurants and eateries on the island that come highly recommended for the jet-set who can, you know, afford to eat at posh places.
Instead, one of our favorite things to do in Mykonos is check out local spots. Hop over to Kiki’s Tavern for fresh grilled fish close to Agios Sostis Beach, or tuck into tasty tidbits at the rustic setting of Fokos Taverna.
Watch The Sunset In Little Venice
A buzzing district that’s alive with bars and eateries all along the waterfront, the aptly named Little Venice is where a lot of people come for dinner. And rightly so: it’s a beautiful setting for dinner, especially at sunset.
Get here early for a table along the water’s edge before a sundowner, and then sit back and watch the spectacle unfold for yourself. It’s even better with a glass of wine or two, gazing at the sun sinking below the Aegean Sea.
Learn About History At The Archaeological Museum Of Mykonos
Greece is obviously steeped in history, and the island of Mykonos is no different. To learn more about the history that’s made this island what it is today, we’d recommend heading over to the Archaeological Museum of Mykonos.
Here, you’ll find artifacts that date all the way back to the 9th century BC, which is pretty impressive to us. The most famous piece is an ancient vase that dates back to the 7th century BC; cool in itself, but even cooler is the Trojan horse painted on it. Maybe it wasn’t a myth after all…
Enjoy A Picnic Near The Mykonos Windmills
Mykonos is famously called the “island of the winds.” One of the most famous monuments of Mykonos are the windmills. Dating back to the 1500s, and originally used to mill wheat (obviously), these round windmills are a cool place to come and enjoy the atmosphere – and the views.
One of the best things to do in Mykonos would be to pack a picnic and make your way from Mykonos Old Town, along the coast and around the bay, to where the windmills are. Sit on the coast with snacks in hand and lap it all up.
Spot The Mykono’s Pelicans
Another lesser-known icon of the island of Mykonos – the humble pelican. Yep, it’s true. In fact, the official mascot of the island is a pelican, and he’s called Petros. Nobody quite knows if it’s the same Petros (we’re guessing not) or if it’s a new Petros. Some sources say he died in 1985 after a 30-year-reign of being the mascot.
Apparently, Jackie Onassis donated a pelican to Mykonos island shortly afterward. It was named Irene. Another one was donated by Hamburg Zoo. Later, one just appeared. The reincarnation of Petros, maybe?
Best Things to do in Mykonos
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