Mykonos villages: You can visit several villages in Mykonos island Greece
MYKONOS TOWN (Hora) Mykonos is a traditional Cycladic village, with white cubic houses with blue wooden doors and windows, brightly coloured balconies and fuchsia bougainvilleas growing on the white walls. Walking in the small labyrinth streets, closed to motor traffic during the afternoon and the evening, you will find many beautiful houses, churches, tavernas, chic boutiques and shops selling souvenirs.
Mykonos is a cosmopolitan town were many celebrities come to spend some time.
The best moment to visit the town is early in the morning when most people head out to the beaches or are still sleeping after a long night in the many clubs.
There are some places that are worth the visit. On the Old Venetian Kastro hill, you will find the complex of churches known as ‘Our Lady Paraportiani', a national cultural monument. It is the oldest and most famous church of the island.
Coming from the port quay and on your way into town, you will find the Archaeological museum that houses sculptures, vases and figurines from the island of Delos and Rhenia.
In town you will also find the nautical museum, and the Folklore Museum in which you will find a collection of icons, furniture, pieces of sculpture and folk musical instruments.
The shore leads to a world known area called “Little Venice” because of its high Venetian houses with their multicoloured porches and wooden balconies, build over the water with the waves breaking under them. It is one of the most picturesque corners of the island. It is located in front of the small sandy beach “Alefkandra”.
In that area, you will find many trendy café and bars. On the opposite side of the bay, you will see the famous windmills from where you can have a nice view over the Little Venice.
Mykonos Town is also famous all over the world for its exciting nightlife. The town counts many bars and clubs. Many great parties are organised during summer time.
It is the second village after Mykonos Town. Ano Mera is one of the oldest villages.
Near the village one can visit the interesting monastery of Our Lady Tourliani. The church has a collection of Cretan icons and ecclesiastical vessels vestments. In the courtyard you will find a beautiful bell tower and a marble fountain.