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Mykonos Windmills

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The first sight that hoves into view before you pull into the harbour is this row of seven white windmills posted on a small cape. The mills have become a symbol for the whole island and are a simple walk southwest of the Alefkandra quarter.

Matogianni Street

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A north to south street through Mykonos Town, with little alleys darting off it, Matogianni Street is where it all happens. By day you can idle along, perusing souvenir shops, boutiques, jewellery stores and a couple of international chains. There’s a delectable choice of restaurants at romantic spots with bougainvillea climbing the walls, and bars […]

Church of Panagia Paraportiani

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Just north of Little Venice, in the Kastro neighbourhood is the fascinating Church of Panagia Paraportiani. This monument was built between the 15th and 17th century and comprises four separate, interconnected churches beneath a fifth built on top. That highest church is dedicated to the Virgin Mary (Panagia) and is easy to pick out for […]


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At the old harbour you can set sail for one of Greece’s most treasured archaeological sites. The island of Delos is just a couple of kilometres from the southwest coast of Mykonos and its excavations have been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Alefkandra (Little Venice)

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Around the western lip of the Old Harbour is a gorgeous web of little car-free alleys. These are laid with the typical dark marble paving stones with cement coated with the same brilliant white paint as the houses. It’s the waterside that gives Little Venice its nickname, where restaurants open on to a narrow path […]

Old Harbour

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After catching the SeaBus from the new port at Tourlos you’ll disembark at the marble quays of the Old Harbour. On the east side are the arcades of the Town Hall dating to the 1700s, in front of which is the tiny church of Agios Nikolaos, crowned with a blue dome.