Must See in Mykonos

Mykonos ©Mints Time/flickr

Mykonos ©Mints Time/flickr

One of the trademark of Mykonos Island is Petros the Pelican. It is an old celebrity of the town’s waterfront and Petros is the official mascot for more than fifty years. The first pelican who lived for more than thirty years died in 1986 and the White Pelican you see today is a replacement. It was well cared for and protected by the islanders.

Mykonos Windmills

The iconic feature of the Greek island of the Mykonos is none other than the windmills. It surrounds the Delos in the Agean Sea. You can see it from every point of the village of Mykonos, from Chora the principle village on the Greek island. If you come into the harbour, these sixteen windmills are the first to your sight too. They are built in the 16th century by the Venetians and primarily used to mill wheat. If you go into one of these windmills, you will find a museum within it. They make a great sihouette for the sunset photography too.

Mykonos Little Venice

One of the beauty on Mykonos is the Little Venice which is the settlement of Aleukantras. Walking from Mykonos harbour, if you walk from Aleukantras, you can arrive at the old Castle district. This Little Venice has very vibrant colours that are specially dyed onto the houses. Its buildings are constructed right on the sea’s edge with balconies overhanging the water. It is very charming and there are chock full of romantic seaside cafes, bars and nightclubs tight to the water. From here, you can watch the beautiful sunset seen from the Katrina’s right on the coast. It is also a place for you to enjoy the feeling of getting lost in the maze.

Paraportiani

Mykonos ©Apel.les/flickr

Mykonos ©Apel.les/flickr

Paraportiani is one of the most photographed churches on the whole of Mykonos. It is unique and popular as its construction is an asymmetrical conglomeration of four churches into one. With different architectural styles mixing Byzantine, venacular, traditional and also weestern style. The church dates back to the 15th century A.D. and its name ‘porta’ means door and having built next to the entrance of the Medieval castle in Mykonos town. Great to explore this building of great architectural value. It consists of four ground floor temples and one first floor main church. There are two other museums on Mykonos to check out one being the Archaeological Museum and the other the Aegean Maritime Museum.

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