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 of island and are a simple walk southwest of the Alefkandra quarter. There’s a small gift shop next to the road, and you can join the gaggle of photographers taking snaps of the white mills contrasted by the blues of the sky and sea.
Six kilometres north of Mykonos town is a working lighthouse guiding traffic along the strait between Mykonos and neighbouring Tinos. Although you can’t go inside, the lighthouse is a trip worth making for the awesome scenery. This is best done just after sunset when you can see the lights of Agios Sostis and Laouti on the other side of the street.
Mykonos Town (Chora)
The Town of Mykonos, called Chora by the locals, is a beautiful typic Cycladic village. It is amphitheatrically with whitewashed cubic houses with wooden coloured doors, windows and balconies, narrow streets forming a labyrinth, beautiful churches, lovely chapels and purple bougainvilleas contrasting with the bright white of the buildings' walls.
Mykonos famous bars
We are more than sure that most people visiting Mykonos are in search of the famous crazy night life that it offers. There are many different ways to party on the island: beach bars, sunset bars, clubs downtown. Few suggestions that we believe you will enjoy are:
1. 180° Sunset Bar, where you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the sunset
2. Scorpios is by far one of the best and most famous beach bars in Mykonos. A trendy beach bar spread out over two different beaches with numerous lounge areas and quality vibes all over the place. During the day, you can find a shady canopy under which to enjoy a few cocktails. At night, enjoy the stunning sunset and the live music until late at night.
3. Principote Panormos is nestled along a quiet stretch of beach, making it one of the best beach bars in Mykonos if you’re looking to enjoy a delightfully relaxed atmosphere. Luxurious covered cabanas also make this one of the most Instagrammable spots in all of Mykonos.
4. Alemagou is a chic little beach bar with vibes that feel totally unpretentious, while still exuding the sense of luxury and elegance that you’d expect of a beach bar in Mykonos.