Feel the gentle sea breeze on your cheeks as you sit in a beach taverna, your feet buried in the sand: Greek holiday dreams will most definitely come true on Mykonos! Churches and chapels with luminous red-washed cupolas, low-built, snow-white houses donning turquoise and sea-blue coloured window shutters and wooden outdoor steps exude authentic Greek charm. A great setting for a holiday!
Mykonos Town: throbbing centre of the holiday island
The Bonis windmill is situated in the north, on a slope above Mykonos Town. The Ano Myli (higher windmill mountain) is one of the most popular landmarks on Mykonos and includes an adjacent threshing floor, a baking oven, an old wine press and a dovecote. From here, visitors are afforded a spectacular view of the town. It is also the ideal spot to watch the famous Mykonos sunset set against a magnificent backdrop.
Mykonos-Town colourful, lively and Greek: fishing boats rock in the harbour, one of the nicest esplanades of the Cyclades, romantic gardens hidden behind stone walls and souvenir shops lining the streets together with a string of tavernas and bars.
The cobbled streets are much too narrow for cars. But that does not make Mykonos Town any calmer! Indeed, it is so busy that sights are best visited during the quiet morning hours or at siesta time.
Sights in Mykonos Town- the architectural magic of Greece
Besides the Old Town of Mykonos there also several museums worth visiting, including the Archaeological Museum, the Maritime Museum and Lenas House which is 300 years old and exhibits centuries-old crockery, jewellery and furniture.
Of the landmarks, the Paraportiani Church stands out: built in the 17th century, the church impresses with its asymmetrical facade and a surreal spatial composition.
And not forgetting: Little Venice, built during the Turkish occupation and situated on the seafront between the harbour and the windmill hill.
Architectural highlights on one of the most popular islands of the Mediterranean!
Sunny weather, golden beaches: good reasons to choose Mykonos
Techno parties at the cult beaches of Mykonos Paradise and Super Paradise or harmonious family time at Plati Galos beach: the south coast of the island offers an array of beautiful beaches. The west coast is the perfect choice if you want to escape the hustle and bustle of the town without foregoing a perfect tourist infrastructure and the comfort of excellent beach hotels. Furthermore, the hilly plateau of Ano Mera, a former farming and mining settlement, enchants with picturesque fishing villages and idyllic beaches.
Look forward to a tolerant, cosmopolitan island where every holiday is transformed into a relaxing and entertaining time out!
Destinations - A to Z
- Cagliari (Sardinia)
- Cape Town
- Funchal (Madeira)
- Gran Canaria
- Heraklion (Crete)
- Maldive Islands
- Marsa Alam
Distance & flight time
- Distance from Zurich: 1770 km
- Time shift: +1h
- Flight time from Zurich: 02:25h
Why are Greek houses painted white and blue?
Nothing is more symbolic of Greece than the colour combination white and blue. Whitewashed, cubic houses with bright blue window frames and cupolas epitomise Greeces romantic holiday charm.
The colours of the houses reflect the Greek national flag and symbolise the sea and the sky and the purity of the fight for independence. Thus, the choice of colour for their respective houses was also a pledge to Greece in times of Turkish foreign rule.