Things to do in Mykonos
Mykonos is located at the center of the Cycladic Islands, a collection of famous and unique destinations. While all the islands have their own special character, Mykonos distinguishes itself as a world-class and cosmopolitan paradise with fabulous restaurants and hotels, excellent beaches, and exciting nightlife. It is an equally ideal place for romantic getaways or traveling with friends and family, including attractions for guests of all ages. In your villa you will find a tablet containing a useful guide to the resort and the island. Car rentals for making your own adventure are available through the concierge.
- Every Aegean island has a town called Chora marking the center of social life and commerce that have kept their shape for centuries. The Chora of Mykonos stands apart for its numerous narrow walkways that wind into each other, spilling over with designer boutiques and hip clubs for every taste, and hidden gardens where you can take a meal or catch a movie.
- Psarou Beach is just down the coast from Casa del Mar and popular among celebrities and elite travelers.
- The most popular organized beaches with deckchairs and cafes are located just a short drive from the Chora along the southern coast of the island. Platis Gialos is dotted with hotels, restaurants, and bars and sports facilities. From there, boats can take you to the next four beaches. Paraga and Paradise beaches are popular among youth and have campsites for backpackers, while Super Paradise beach features the elegant Jackie O beach bar. The breathtaking and wide beach at Elia is situated at the bottom of a steep hill and has long been popular with gay and lesbian visitors.
- Little Venice is an enchanting area of the Chora built directly over the water where you can take a coffee or cocktail at sunset and occasionally feel the sea mist. The area is dense with cafes and bars that flow out into the narrow passageways late into the night.
- The iconic Windmills of Mykonos located on the edge of Chora frame a majestic view of Little Venice and the crashing sea. It is the perfect location for a Mykonos selfie.
- The church of Panagia Paraportiani in Chora appears to come out of a modernist painting. It takes its strange shape from the city walls into which it was originally built.
- The sacred island of Delos marks the center of the Cycladic islands. Its settlement was respected and preserved from conquest because it was the birthplace of Apollo and the treasury of the Athenian empire.
- The Archeological Museum of Mykonos featuring findings from the prehistoric to the beginning of the Roman era.
- The Folklore Museum displays a unique collection of local handcrafts and artifacts