What to do in Mykonos

Visit Mykonos during a Mediterranean cruise

Introduction

Mykonos is a popular Greek island that belongs to the Cyclades. It lives especially of tourism, agriculture and fishing. It never played an important role in history and has a reputation as a holiday and party island. The whitewashed houses have the typical flat roofs. This to collect a maximum of rainwater, because water is scarce on the island.

Mykonos Town or Chora as the Greeks call it, has already been visited by many celebrities. It is a cozy and cosmopolitan town where you can stroll in the narrow streets decorated with flowers. In 'Little Venice', where the houses are built on the water, you can relax at one of the terraces overlooking the sea and the much-photographed windmills.

Practical

Mykonos town is a highlight of your visit to the island with the same name. It's not very big and you only need a few hours to explore it. You go there mainly for the atmosphere, because there are not really great highlights. The city is very photogenic. You can also first make an excursion to the island of Delos.

TIP: If your time schedule permits, try to have dinner in Mykonos. It's especially at night that the city has a magnificent atmosphere.

Popular ports for an excursion to Mykonos are: