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Mykonos Greece | Mykonos Sightseeing & Attractions in Mykonos Greece




Mykonos Town (which is also called Chora by the locals and many visitors) is the jewel of the island, with the trademark Mykonos windmills, traditional Cycladic whitewashed houses and narrow, winding alleyways that are perfect for a nonchalant stroll. The greatest monument of Mykonos Town is the 16th - 17th century Church of Panagia Paraportiani, which is built in a unique asymmetrical architectural style. The Archaeological, Maritime and Folklore Museums in Mykonos Town display excellent collections of historical artefacts and are worth visiting. After a day of Mykonos sightseeing it is time for a cool drink or a delicious snack in Alefkandra, the "Little Venice" of Mykonos, an area famous for its colorful buildings and their balconies which are suspended over the Aegean Sea.

On your map of Mykonos Greece, make note of the sightseeing on the rest of the island. Located in the village of Ano Mera, Mykonos is the 16th century Tourliani Monastery, one of the oldest monasteries in the Cyclades Islands cluster. The Panagia Tourliani Monastery is renowned for its beautiful wood-carved altar screen that was crafted in Florence in the 18th century and contains several exquisite ecclesiastical artefacts, including the miraculous icon of Virgin Mary, which is believed to be the work of Apostle Luke. In Platis Gialos, we suggest visiting the Well of Giannaros - a large underground cistern, with a staircase that leads to its bottom -, as well as the three towers that were built during the Hellenistic Era and used to defend Mykonos Island Greece.

Delos, a magnificent island located opposite Mykonos Greece, is one of the finest archaeological sights in the world and a wonder for all visitors to see. This open-air museum includes many well-preserved ancient monuments and an Archaeological Museum that contains an impressive collection of objects from digs on the island. According to mythology, Delos was the birthplace of two Olympian gods: Apollo and Artemis, and was a great commercial and religious center during ancient times. Before embarking on your tour of the island, we suggest acquiring a good Mykonos travel guide with a map of Mykonos that will give you details about all the sites and attractions on the island.