15 Things to do in Mykonos Island, Greece

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With the world becoming more connected than ever, traveling has become a way of life. More and more people are packing their bags and exploring the world beyond the boundaries. Mykonos is also one of those places that you must explore once if you are a true party lover as it is known for its summer party atmosphere.

Whether you’re a seasoned traveler seeking thrill and adventure, or you are an overworked professional who needs a break, or a true party lover, Mykonos is the place you should travel to this year.

The Greek Island Paradise in the Cyclades Group has everything from great sun, white beaches to breathtaking landscapes to make your trip worth it.

If you think you’re heading to the Mykonos anytime soon, take a look at our list of sites, activities, and experiences that you shouldn’t miss.

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Best Mykonos attractions

This is the list of best Mykonos attractions to help you find the best things to do in Mykonos.

1. Explore the coast

Explore the coast: Mykonos
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Mykonos Island has dozens of beaches around, and each of these beaches boasts of a great and a different view. It is one of the best Greek Islands to visit. Whether you love walking miles on white-sand beaches, prefer to lie in the sun, or even jump from the cliffs, you are sure to find an iconic beach that ticks all your boxes. And if you’re one of those who don’t love spending the day lounging, why don’t you go beach hopping and explore the great shores while making the best memories!

2. Roam the streets

Roam the streets: Mykonos
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The streets of this tiny island are as great as the beaches. Navigate these narrow lanes dotted with white houses and great shops to enjoy, explore and get some gifts for your loved ones back home! Matoyianni Street is especially famous for its shops, cafes, galleries and more. The more you explore, the more treasures you’re sure to find on this Greek island.

3. Visit the windmills!

Visit the windmills!: Mykonos
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On a hill above the Mykonos, sit a pair of iconic 16th-century windmills that are going to make great aesthetics for your vacation photos. Head to the windmills and spend some quality time gazing at the sea.

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4. Enjoy all types of cuisine while listening to the waves

If you haven’t tried beach-side fine-dining, its time you do that on your trip to Mykonos. The Agrari, Kalua, and Branco beaches have great beach-side dining options so that you can celebrate life while cheering to a good cup of wine! One of these restaurants should make it to your itinerary if you want to make your time at Mykonos even more special.

5. Head to the theater of the Delos

The archaeological site of the Delos with its impressive theater is one of the major attractions of this Greek town. The theater that back supports for only the front seats is a great landmark and a reminder of what life was like for the earliest of civilizations. The site also has a museum that houses various fascinating artifacts and makes for a great visit.

6. Walk in the Sacred Lake

The Sacred Lake is also a part of Delos and is one of the most important landmarks of the archaeological site of the Delos. The lake has been kept dry, which means you can see how lakes were made by the earliest of civilizations.

7. Go scuba diving, snorkeling, camping

If you’re an adrenaline junkie looking for some thrill on your trip to Mykonos, why don’t you set aside some time for some great water sports and go sporting with the waves! Great water sports resorts and trainers like Go Dive can help you learn to scuba dive, snorkel, or whatever it is you want to try! A game of volleyball or a long relaxing swim on the beach doesn’t sound too bad for a plan either. For those of you who want to take their trip to another level, you can definitely go camping!

8. Learn the Maritime History of Mykonos

Learn the Maritime History of Mykonos: Mykonos
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The Greek island has a rich maritime history, and if you are one of those who love to know the history, you should head to the Aegean Maritime Museum. You’re sure to be fascinated by the displayed artifacts and by the tales of the island.

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9. Discover the Monastery

The town of Mykonos is home to the Paleokastro monastery, a great place for relaxation. Overlooking the sea, the monastery is an absolutely tranquil place to enjoy, learn and reflect on your own self.

10. Hike to the Armenistis Lighthouse

The Armenistis Lighthouse is yet another great place for you to enjoy landscapes that you’ve only seen as wallpapers. The lighthouse works even today and was built in 1891 after the sinking of the British Volta.

11. Taste wine and explore vineyards

The Mykonos Vioma Organic Farm is an excellent place for a picnic, and for you to strengthen your love of wine. The farm has beautiful vineyards and a winery for you to learn how your favorite wine is made. You can also do some wine tasting at the farm and relax with your friends and family.

12. Add Temple of the Delians

Add Temple of the Delians
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The temple of the Delians is another place to look forward to when visiting the archaeological site of the Delos. This temple was built in the 6th century BC and is dedicated to Apollo.

13. Walk around the Gyzi Castle

Built in the 13th century by the Gyzi family which rules Mykonos, this castle was abandoned during the 14th century when the island was a part of the Ottoman Empire. A great spot for pirates during that time, the castle and its ruins are a great spot for visitors and travelers alike!

14. Appreciate Modern Art

While most of us art lovers don’t get time to appreciate beauty and creativity of the best artists, Mykonos is the best place to go if you want to rekindle your love of art, or are looking for some aesthetic inspiration! The masterpieces at Rarity and Minima are sure to delight you and become one of your best memories of the trip to Mykonos.

15. Throw a great summer party or be a part of a great one!

Mykonos is known for its great party atmosphere, both onshore and offshore. Most nightclubs in Mykonos are great places and are often visited by renowned DJs and musicians. So, why not let yourself loose a little and enjoy the nights in Mykonos!

You can search for more best places to visit in greece here if you are on a trip to Greece or planning one.

This is a list of our favorite things to do in Mykonos. And if you’re adding these experiences to your itinerary, we’re sure Mykonos isn’t going to disappoint you.

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