Mykonos is an island in Greece situated near Tinos, Syros, Paros and Naxos. The island of Mykonos is known locally as the “Island of the Winds.” It’s also called the “Ibiza” of Greece because of its nightlife and attractions. Mykonos is a well-known tourist destination full of family friendly spots, fantastic beaches, and other historic attractions. If you are planning to visit Mykonos, don’t forget to check out these exciting tourist spots:
The Windmills of Mykonos
Near the mesmerizing Greek island lies its iconic windmills. The windmills of Mykonos are situated near the landmark hill, Chora. There are 16 windmills in the island. Each one is rounded in shape with a pointed roof. These structures were used to grind grains. When the structures broke down, they were re-purposed as windmills. This is a great place to take pictures too so if you are heading to the windmills, don’t forget to bring your camera!
The island could be scenic and peaceful during the day but at night time, all the fun starts at Mykonos’ many beaches! Whether you are a party animal or you just want to spend a relaxing night dip, you’ll love the energetic vibe of Mykonos’ island lifestyle! There are so many beach bars and clubs to check out. Wait until five in the afternoon and the whole place will light up with lasers and music on full blast.
Panagia Tourliani Monastery
Perhaps one of the most historic parts of the islands is the Monastery of Panagia Tourliani. This 18th-century structure features white washed façade, rust colored domes, and pure marble bell tower! There is also a beautiful Italian baroque altar screen to see. The monastery is filled with icons of saints and apostles from the New Testament. The place is also an excellent spot for getting peace and quiet, away from the crowd.
The ruins of Delos is only accessible by ferry or cruise ship. But it’s worth the visit! Delos is filled with archeological sites and ruins to explore. It’s also one of the most important and well-preserved settlements in Greek history!
Agios Stefanos Beach
This is a must-visit for all beach lovers. Just a 15-minute walk to the beach and you’re in the beautiful Agios Stefanos Beach! This is a great spot for individuals who want to avoid the usual crowd. You will have the place all to yourself especially during off-peak season. It’s also a great beach destination for those with limited means of transportation. Agios Stefanos Beach features a tavern bar complete with all amenities. It’s also a great spot for taking pictures and exploring.
The Armenistis Lighthouse
One of the most overlooked spots in Mykonos is the Armenistis Lighthouse. The Armenistis lighthouse was built in 1891. It sits near the northeastern side of Mykonos, just beyond it is Tinos. Climb all the way to the top of the lighthouse and you will be treated with a breathtaking view of the entire island. The Armenistis lighthouse is part of the historic structures featured in the garden of the Aegean Maritime Museum.