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Visiting Mykonos Island

Author: Nas Diroo
by Nas Diroo
Posted: Apr 04, 2022
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What's Worth Seeing in Mykonos

Mykonos is a place with a rich history and many beauties. During your stay on this beautiful Cycladic island, take the opportunity to visit one of the many interesting archaeological and historical sites, as well as to admire the island's unique traditional Cycladic architecture.

Day Trip to Delos

History and sun lovers will surely love the day trip to the nearby island of Delos. UNESCO has recognized Delos as a World Heritage Site and the island is one of the most important archaeological sites in the Aegean. For the ancient Greeks, Delos was the centre of pilgrimage and worship. Various deities were worshipped on the island, but mainly the god Apollo and his twin sister, the goddess Artemis, as mythology had Delos as their birthplace. Don't miss the unique opportunity to visit this unique archaeological site. We can organize a day trip to the island of Delos, if you ask us.

The Windmills

Originally built by the Venetians in the 16th century to grind wheat, the windmills of Mykonos are the island's trademark. Whether you are visiting Mykonos for a day or a month, the windmills are perhaps the island's most famous attraction. Don't forget to bring your camera with you, as you will have the opportunity to admire Mykonos' picturesque buildings.

The Monastery of Panagia Tourliani

The Monastery is one of the most important historical sights of Mykonos.It was first opened in 1580 and there you will have the opportunity to worship important Byzantine icons. The complex of the Monastery is particularly picturesque and its whitewashed buildings emphasize the uniqueness of the area and the island in general.

The "Little Venice" in Mykonos Town

Chora or the capital of Mykonos is the ideal place to get lost in its winding picturesque alleys. The beautiful white buildings, the gardens with colourful flowers offer images that will excite your vision. Almost every alley leads to the sea where you will find various seaside cafés and bars with a special style. There you will also find the well-known little Venice. Looking at the photo you will easily understand why it is characterized as such. Don't forget to watch the wonderful sunset while sipping your drink.

The Church of Paraportiani

The Church of Paraportiani is located in Chora and is the most photographed church of Mykonos. It is a complex of five churches, with four of them (Agios Efstathios, Agios Anargyrios, Agios Sozon, Agia Anastasia) forming the base of the structure and the fifth one being superimposed as a dome. The picturesque church combines beauty with a rich historical heritage. Its construction began in the middle of the 15th century. The white walls of the church, white being the characteristic colour of Mykonos, contrast particularly interestingly with the bright blue of the sky and sea, making it one of the most favourite places for photographers.

The Archaeological Museum of Mykonos

Built in 1902, the museum houses many exhibits of the region. It is located in Chora and is considered as an important cultural attraction for the residents and visitors of the island.

The Lighthouse of Armenistis

This historic lighthouse was built in 1891 and offers one of the most magnificent views on the island. In fact, the island of Tinos seems to be so close that the view will give you the illusion that you can touch the island with your hands. You will also be able to gaze at the various ships that come and go on the island as well as the wonderful scenery surrounding the lighthouse.

The Aegean Maritime History Museum

Opened its doors to the public in 1985, the Aegean Maritime History Museum is the ideal place for those who want to learn about the maritime history of the island and the wider island region. We recommend visiting the museum on a beautiful summer afternoon to admire one of its best exhibits - the living history restoration of the Armenistis Lighthouse.

Transportation

It may not be the most economical alternative but a taxi is the easiest and quickest way to get around the island.

There are around 34 taxis in Mykonos, which you can find at all the main attractions, at the taxi ranks or stop them on the street. Mykonos taxis use a taximeter to calculate most of the routes in town.

If you are coming from the port or airport, however, you may have to pay based on pre-set prices.

Flag drop - €1.14

Price per kilometre - 0,65 €

Taxi cost in Mykonos

As Mykonos is a fairly small island, taxi prices are closely monitored and controlled.

Taxis in Mykonos use a taximeter to calculate your fare, based on the distance travelled. There are two different prices: tariff 1, from 05:00 to 24:00 and tariff 2 from 24:00 to 05:00.

A taxi ride from Mykonos airport to Chora in an Mykonos airport taxi costs approximately 29€ during the day and 35€ at night. Although there are usually always taxis available at the airport, it is always safer to book your taxi in advance.

About the Author

Nas Diroo writes books about Travel. His books have received starred reviews in Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, and Booklist. He is a New York Times and a USA Today Bestseller.

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