Mykonos Town

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Mykonos Town showing general coastal views, heritage architecture and a coastal town

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.

Poseidon Hotel & Suites
Poseidon Hotel & Suites
4 out of 5
Mykonos Town, Mykonos, Mykonos Island
The price is AU$189 per night from 8 Oct. to 8 Oct.
Located in the heart of Mykonos, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Aegean Islands and Windmills of Mykonos. Agios Ioannis Beach is 2.2 mi (3.6 km) ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (978 reviews)
"Spacious, clean, great views, lots of places to read/chat/drink/chill to choose from Needed more places to dry towels, robes, swim gear"

Reviewed on 15 Sep. 2021

Poseidon Hotel & Suites
Myconian Korali
Myconian Korali
5 out of 5
Main Street, Mykonos Town, Mykonos
The price is AU$361 per night from 6 Oct. to 6 Oct.
Situated near the beach, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Aegean Islands and Windmills of Mykonos. Mykonos Old Port and Ornos Beach are also within ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (252 reviews)
"Staying at the Myconian Korali was an excellent experience and made our visit to Mykonos very memorable. We were greeted with welcome cocktails at the front desk and given a tour of the pool/restaurant then our hotel room. The front desk also provided complimentary shuttle to the airport and was ..."

Reviewed on 28 Aug. 2021

Myconian Korali
Myconian Kyma - Design Hotels
Myconian Kyma - Design Hotels
5 out of 5
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
The price is AU$355 per night from 3 Oct. to 3 Oct.
Situated near the beach, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Aegean Islands and Windmills of Mykonos. Mykonos Old Port and Ornos Beach are also within ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (149 reviews)
"Staff at restaurant should be more smiling and accomodating… especially towards the end of service time"

Reviewed on 14 Sep. 2021

Myconian Kyma - Design Hotels
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Little Venice Suites
Little Venice Suites
4 out of 5
Little Venice, Mykonos Town, Mykonos, South Aegean
The price is AU$223 per night from 17 Oct. to 17 Oct.
Located in the heart of Mykonos, this apartment building is steps away from Aegean Islands and Windmills of Mykonos. Mykonos Old Port and Ornos Beach are also ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (138 reviews)
"Amazing spot. Amazing staff; Irene and George are the best."

Reviewed on 3 Sep. 2021

Little Venice Suites
Maria-Katerina-Mykonos Apartments
Maria-Katerina-Mykonos Apartments
2 out of 5
Evaggelistraki, Mykonos, Mykonos Island
Situated near the airport, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Archaeological Museum of Mykonos and Windmills of Mykonos. Mykonos New Port and Psarou ...
4.4/5Excellent! (154 reviews)
"Katerina, makes sure you feel comfortable and always go above and beyond the normal. In case she helped me with a small injury, also picked me up snd took me back to the ferry port. I will definitely recommend her apartments as a good option to stay in Mykonos."

Reviewed on 3 Aug. 2021

Maria-Katerina-Mykonos Apartments
Epic Mykonos
Epic Mykonos
3 out of 5
Chora Mykonos, Mykonos
The price is AU$230 per night from 3 Oct. to 3 Oct.
Located in the heart of Mykonos, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Aegean Islands, Mykonos Old Port and Windmills of Mykonos. Mykonos New ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (6 reviews)
"This property is new and well appointed with lovely fixtures. It has great views of the harbor."

Reviewed on 28 Aug. 2021

Epic Mykonos
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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