Stroll around the cobble-stoned alleyways of ‘Mykonos Town’
Have your phone ready and fully charged when you take a stroll around the picturesque old town of Mykonos, also called Hora, where narrow alleyways snake in between whitewashed houses with colourful windows and doors. Purple bougainvillea looks vibrant against the white facades as you follow the maze of small cobblestone streets to see where it takes you.
You might just land in front of a nice restaurant, perfect to enjoy a refreshing drink and a bite before continuing to wander around. In the main street called Matogianni (also Matoyanni) you’ll find several restaurants and bars. Browse the boutiques for local jewellery, artwork, and crafts as well as beachwear. The area is rather peaceful during the day, slowly filling up in the afternoon and evening when people come out for a meal and watch the vibrant sunset. The windmills located on a hill not far from Little Venice are a great location to watch this daily colourful spectacle.
Another gem to visit is the beautiful church of Panagia Paraportiani in the Kastro neighbourhood, contrasting beautifully with the blue of the ocean it borders. It consists of five small churches built next to as well as on top of each other with the oldest part erected in the late 14th century.