Meet the Windmills!
One of the most photographed, best sunset spot and the main attraction of Mykonos. These windmills are the first thing seen when coming into the harbor of Alefkandra, as they stand on a hill overlooking the area. And most of them are facing towards the north to harness the enormous power of the wind. There are currently 16 windmills which 5 of them are currently well maintained and 1 of them has been transformed into a Museum (Boni Museum). They were used to mill wheat and barley, an important source of income for the inhabitants.
Shop at Matoyianni Street
The Matoyianni street is a haven for shopaholics! And is known to be the center of activity in Mykonos Town both day and night. Shopping is a high fashion experience, during which you can find the latest collections of clothing and shoes from top designers, both local and worldwide and plenty of souvenir shops and handmade jewelry designers and sellers. Locally made arts, crafts, and decorative items are laid out along the narrow streets. Stores and boutiques selling unique items, antiques, and items made from local materials are around every corner. There are also galleries, cafes, restaurants, food stalls, and even bars to visit on this street.
Get a Drink on Little Venice
One of Mykonos’ most famous spots is “Little Venice” in Chora, is called that because of its similarity to Venice, the distinctive city in Italy. Mykonos has been described as the Ibiza of Greece and always a place to meet and greet people from all around the world mainly around the area of Little Venice. The whole area around it offers plenty of spots to sit, drink and enjoy sunsets.
Walk by the Old Port
In the old port, many areas are pedestrianized, making it easy to crossroads from the beach to cafes or shops. You can see the visibility of Agios Nikolaos, the patron saint of fishermen and sailors. The Manto Mavrogenous, a heroine of the Greek War of Independence, the flower-draped Matoyianni area, where fashion stores and boutiques line the streets, three identical 18th-century wells, the historical homes, the iconic Windmills, and Little Venice. Is a main place of transit, the new port by difference is the main port including an area for big Cruises and is in the other side of the city, giving a more private and spacious space to the maritime traffic. The old port is perfect for a beach walk, drinks or local food taste.
Party at Scorpios
For people who want to party exclusive this place is for you! Scorpios is a luxury, trendy restaurant/bar with excellent food and service. Its busiest days are Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays so if you want to visit to experience its fine dining restaurant is to choose another day of the week to avoid big crush on the crowds and be able to enjoy the place. Scorpios organized a program called sunset rituals meant to raise awareness, connect like-minded people, inspire change and promote mindfulness. My favorite spot on the island.
Try Gyros and Original Greek Wine
Gyrus is a Greek dish made a certain way. They usually include traditional gyro meat, which is usually made with pork, chicken, and lamb as well as tzatziki, onions, tomatoes, feta cheese, and Greek oregano. Cooked in a vertical rotisserie and usually served wrapped in a flatbread such as Pita. What would delicious Gyros and greek wine be without each other? Greece is one of the oldest wine-producing regions in the world and among the first wine producing territories in Europe. And there are 10 Best Greek Wines to explore such as Agiorgitiko, Athiri, Assyrtiko, Malagousia, Xinomavro, Vidiano, Savatiano, Mavrodaphne, Vinsanto, and Retsina. Just give it a try. Thank me later.