Mykonos Areas | Mykonos Town
Classic whitewashed buildings lineup within the winding alleyways of Mykonos, the largest city on the Greek cycladic island. Here, you have the port, the town center all of the main attractions rolled into one: Matogianni is one of the most enchanting alleys you will ever encounter, the picturesque windmills of the 16th century dominate the scenery from the nearby hills and the fully functional Bonis Mill is an annex of the Agricultural Museum of Mykonos. The Maritime Museum of the Aegean and the Folklore Museum will introduce you to the rich cultural and economic history of the region.
Mykonos Town, the charming capital of the cosmopolitan island, deserves its rich reputation and proves it to each visitor. A walk through its narrow streets is enough to see its unique elegance, from the traditional Cycladic architecture to the dozens of shops selling folk art, souvenirs, jewelry and designer clothes - indeed, the heart of fashion beats on Matogianni, the main street..Scattered are countless elegant cafes and restaurants and a host of small churches. Walk through the narrow streets with traditional cobblestones and observe the uniform architecture of the wysteria and oleander-crept buildings: Their unique characteristic is that the straight line prevails in the construction of the houses, a non-ending, penciled line that is likened to the horizon. Small white houses with blue windows and wooden balconies exude the impression of Aegean nobility, and as you wander through the labyrinthine streets you will come across majestic churches and small chapels, resplendent with orthodox majesty. The coastal road with its rickety fishing boats retains its fairytale qualities, with a plethora of cafes and taverns operating around it.
Where to stay
Being the heart of the island, Mykonos Town is not left bereft of classical villas and lavish suites to accommodate even the most demanding of guests. Take Villa Miranda for example, a five-bedroom deluxe resort able to host up to 10 guests, this is a high profile resort that comes with a private pool, a shaded lounge area with built-in sofa and an open-sky jacuzzi. On equal footing, Villa Eternity is a chic chateau that has been lovingly renovated from a historical building, repurposed for one reason only: luxury.
Where to eat
From family fish taverns to deluxe restaurants, Mykonos Town is home to a vast variety of diverse fooderies. Visit “To Maereio” for traditional greek “mezedes”, the ideal appetizers and h'ordeuvres for ouzo or raki. If home-cooked food that tantalizes with its nutritional values and scrumptious taste is what you’re after, then m-eating restaurant is Mykonos town is your perfect spot. When it comes to street food and traditional “souvlaki”, there is no better establishment than Pepper Grill Gastronomy.
Where to have fun
Witness the sun’s rising at the Skandinavian Bar Mykonos, a austling 2-floor nightclub with 3 bars, courtyard and a spacious dance floor. For something a bit more “historical”, try Astra, the fabled bouzouki of Mykonos that is still in business and brighter than ever. Finally, sample the delicious signature cocktails of Porta Bar and soak in the “lone wolf” vibes of an island that never slumbers.