Mykonos town, otherwise known as Chora will impress you from the moment you step on its ground. Bright white washed houses, sparkling under the summer sunlight forming narrow labyrinth style streets, paved with stone tiles white washed in their edges and in between the tiles. Wooden window shutters, painted in the deep blue colour of the Aegean Sea with colourful flowers hanging from them will hold your eyes captive and invite you to take a snapshot on every corner. You will also come across many small chapels, bars, cafes, and restaurants, where you may sit down to enjoy a refreshment or a local specialty.
By now you have probably figured out Mykonos is one of the top touristy destinations, due to the fact it is one of the most picture perfect islands in the world. That is why I am going to help you explore the most photographed part of the island – Mykonos Town.
Mykonos town is pretty small and you can walk through this charming city in one day. But as streets look a like, you might get lost and it is smart to be at least a bit prepared to find all the attractions you want to see.
If you are following my Instagram, you probably know that I love to find the most picture perfect places when I travel to a new destination, and so I did in Mykonos, so let’s start:
- LITTLE VENICE
Little Venice is the right place you if you are interested in waterfront dining and watching the most beautiful sunsets. Not really sure, why this place is called Little Venice, since, beside being next to the water and colorful houses, has no similarities to the real Venice in Italy, but it is absolutely worth a visit.
2. WINDMILLS of KATO MILI
By my opinion, windmills are iconic feature of Mykonos. It is one of my favorite places to capture the view of Mykonos and If you go to the last one, you can find a place of Little Venice in your photo as well. Be aware that this area is crowded with tourists, so waking up before sunrise is the key for the best picture.
Address: Kato Mili windmills
3. STREETS OF MYKONOS
There is nothing quite like walking down the white washed streets of Mykonos Town. Fashion boutiques, restaurants, bars and flowers on every corner. For a second I felt I was in a movie set. So surreal. I would advise you to get around and just explore, because you will for sure discover a new corner, like this one I did- KATRIN restaurant. But again, streets are crowded, especially in peek season, so waking up early is important for that perfect picture.
Location: P. Drakopoulou street
4. CHURCH OF PANAGIA PARAPORTIANI
A traditional whitewashed greek Orthodox Church is becoming more and more popular to capture. The construction is just so unique, you have to stop for a photo.
5. LIVELY SQUARE NEXT TO METROPOLITAN CHURCH
This lively square is located next to the Metropolitan church and small boutique shops. You will recognize the Metropolitan Church by the stone entrance and red painted windows, which set apart this place from other modest churches that dominate in Mykonos.
Address: Plateia Fragkokklisias