The whole Greek island of Mykonos is a rich, lavish and beautiful place to spend your holiday, but some places on the island are particularly stunning.
Whether you are thinking about taking a shot of the clear blue sea from Paradise Beach or planning to just relax in front of some majestic scenery in one of the ultra-luxurious villas in Mykonos, the following locations won’t let you down.
It had to be on the number one spot on our list because it’s just so beautiful in this little neighborhood by the sea. The houses in Little Venice are right on the ocean, and the sea stretches out from below you if you are standing on one of the balconies overlooking the ocean. These houses came to exist because seafarers often fell in love with the beauty of this beach in the early days and decided to build a home right there. Today, however, most of these houses have been turned into places of business. The good news is that even with the nightclubs, cafes, shops, and restaurants, Little Venice has not yet lost its unrivaled charm. If you want to take a few magnificent photos, we suggest you visit one of the cafés just before sunset.
In spite of Paradise Beach being one of the most beautiful places on the entire island of Mykonos, those that have already seen it tend to avoid it during the peak seasons because it can get so crowded and some parties can get a little out of hand. The Psarou Beach, on the other hand, is thankfully not as famous yet, but no less beautiful for it. If you are planning to see fewer people during your trip to the beach, we suggest that you try Psarou instead of Paradise. It is the more preferred beach for couples and families to relax and enjoy themselves. The water is a clear blue here, with a turquoise tint, and the sand almost feels like powder. If you are into watersports, Psarou is a hotspot for windsurfing and water-skiing.
Kato Myli or The Wind Mills overlooks the neighborhood of Little Venice, and they are truly ancient. Created over five hundred years ago in the 16th century, these windmills were once used to grind grain, but they are not functional anymore. Even so, they are well-kept as a reminder of the past and are most definitely a sight to behold. There are 16 windmills on the hilltop and once you are done enjoying the scenery, be sure to head over to the Mykonos Agricultural Museum near the site; and do pay a visit to the Alefkandra for a glass of ouzo on your way back to your very own Mykonos villa.
Delos is a separate island, but it’s something that nobody should miss when they come to Mykonos, and it’s worth the short trip. Delos is a place rife with old Greek religion, and mythology has it that this is where Apollo and Artemis were born. The ancient ruins of Propylaea and the Sanctuary of Apollo were unearthed by the French School of Archaeology on the island, and you see what’s left of these ancient Greek structures and explore them. In fact, one cannot help but feel a tinge of the excitement and grandeur that these places were a part of the glory days of ancient Greece.
This covers at least some of the most beautiful locations on the island, but not all of them. Almost every beach on the island is just so gorgeous, and there’s an unmistakable feeling of nostalgia that hits you when you enter a tightly packed, yet somehow wondrous neighborhood in Old Town. It’s not even just the locations that are beautiful here but the entire ambiance of the place. Consider the fact that the island has three live pelicans walking around the street and appearing just about anywhere they please and eating whatever they like. They are the current island mascots, and although the original “Petros,” the Pelican which made Mykonos its home back in 1958 and became the mascot, is now gone, one of those three pelicans have inherited the “Petros” title, and all three of them continue to entertain locals and guests alike.
Feel free to do a bit of exploring yourself to see what you can find. Also, please make sure that you are staying in one of the many luxurious (the BlueVillas Collection of Mykonos villas are amongst the most highly recommended places to stay on the island) if you can because the experience of staying on this gorgeous island just isn’t the same if you are staying cooped up in a regular hotel room.
Most people cannot stay on the island forever, so make sure that you are not missing out on even a single moment while you are there!
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