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Mykonos TownGreece

This island capital has something for everyone, whether you’re seeking out the greatest parties or want to sample the best of traditional Greek life.

Mykonos Town, the island’s capital, is a fascinating mix of cosmopolitan activity and traditional Greek charm. Frequently referred to as Chora to distinguish it from the island itself, this coastal town has grown over the decades into the hub of island’s tourism industry. However, whilst bars and clubs line many of its thoroughfares, you can step back into its narrow, winding streets running between the distinctive, whitewashed buildings and immerse yourself in the town’s history and culture.

Much of the town’s activity is focused around the harbour district. Many restaurants and traditional tavernas line the waterfront. You can spend many hours sampling the delicious local cuisine whilst watching the fishermen unload their latest catch from the boats. If you’re lucky, you may even spot Petros the pelican, the island’s feathered mascot. Round off your meal with a traditional Greek coffee accompanied by a small, iced glass of Ouzo, the national liqueur.

The town centre is bustling with cafés and shops, fashion boutiques and galleries. Much of this is the result of the tourism boom in the 1970s, but you’ll still find many of the traditional vendors selling delicious, locally-grown produce. Of course, once the sun goes down in the evenings, the party starts, and the bars and clubs take on a life of their own.

Lovers of history and culture will be fascinated by the town’s many museums and cultural institutions. Discover the area’s ancient past at the Archaeological Museum, home to marble sculptures and artefacts such as jewellery and ceramics, all unearthed on Mykonos and its neighbouring islands. The story of the island’s sea faring tradition is told at the Aegean Maritime Museum. Exhibits include expertly-restored ships and a 19th-century lighthouse.

Mykonos Town lies on the west coast of the island. If you have a hire car, the best parking spaces are to be found in the harbour district. Otherwise, the town is well served by public transport.

Top hotels in Mykonos Town

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Vencia Boutique Hotel
Vencia Boutique Hotel
4 out of 5
Mykonos, Mykonos

Situated near the beach, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Matoyianni Street and Windmills of Mykonos. Ornos Beach and Mykonos New Port are also within ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (178 reviews)

"We had a 2 week honeymoon across Europe and this is the only"…"

Reviewed on 31 Oct 2019

Vencia Boutique Hotel
Gorgona Hotel
Gorgona Hotel
2 out of 5
Tagoo, Mykonos, Mykonos Island

Situated near the beach, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Tourlos Beach, Mykonos New Port and Windmills of Mykonos. Ornos Beach and Agios Stefanos Beach ...

4.3/5Excellent! (145 reviews)

"The smallest shower I’ve ever seen. The tv is the size of an iPod. The beds are terrible. Otherwise, it was an ok stay. The pool is really nice, breakfast is ok and the location has beautiful views"…"

Reviewed on 16 Oct 2019

Gorgona Hotel
Myconian Korali
Myconian Korali
5 out of 5
Main Street, Mykonos Town, Mykonos
The price is £366 per night

Situated near the beach, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Megali Ammos Beach and Windmills of Mykonos. Ornos Beach and Mykonos New Port are also ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (242 reviews)
Best service ever

"The customer service is the best I have ever had. The food is amazing and the room is impeccable."…"

Reviewed on 17 Oct 2019

Myconian Korali

Popular places to visit in Mykonos Town

Mykonos Old Port
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Mykonos Old Port

4.5/5(134 reviews)

Explore the waterfront in Mykonos Town with a trip to Mykonos Old Port. Stroll along the area's waterfront or simply enjoy its restaurants.

Windmills of Mykonos
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Windmills of Mykonos

4/5(111 reviews)

Discover the history of these towering structures that were once used in the production of flour, and take in stunning views from the hills above Mykonos Town.

Matoyianni Street
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Matoyianni Street

4/5(1 review)

During your trip to Mykonos, you can browse for the perfect souvenirs at Matoyianni Street. Amble around this romantic area's beautiful beaches and enjoy its top-notch restaurants.

Mykonos Town Hall
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Mykonos Town Hall

After visiting Mykonos Town Hall, make a plan to see the other sights and activities in Little Venice. Wander the area's beautiful beaches or simply enjoy one of its top-notch restaurants.

Church of Panagia Paraportiani
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Church of Panagia Paraportiani

4/5(34 reviews)

You can learn about the history of Little Venice when you stop by Church of Panagia Paraportiani. Discover the area's beautiful sunsets and top-notch restaurants.

Mykonos Library
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Mykonos Library

Mykonos Library is just one of the places to see in Mykonos Town, so why not enjoy the other things to explore during your travels? Discover the area's beautiful sunsets and lively bars.

Top things to do in Mykonos Town

Semi-Private Sailing Cruise to Rhenia & Guided Tour of Delos
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Semi-Private Sailing Cruise to Rhenia & Guided Tour of Delos

92% of travellers recommend
£99
Per adult
Alternative Sunset Sail “Aperitivo” - The Unique Adults Only
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Alternative Sunset Sail “Aperitivo” - The Unique Adults Only

£49
Per adult
Small - Group Sunset Sailing Cruise
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Small - Group Sunset Sailing Cruise

£44
Per adult
Southern Coast Full-Day Cruise with Lunch
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Southern Coast Full-Day Cruise with Lunch

£67
Per adult
Delos Half-Day Tour
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Delos Half-Day Tour

78% of travellers recommend
£49
Per adult
Private Shore Excursion: Guided Island Tour
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Private Shore Excursion: Guided Island Tour

£612
Per adult

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