🙂 What to see in Mykonos in 3 days. The best of the island

Famous for its nightlife and beaches, the Mykonos Island It has always been one of the Greek islands favorite of tourists; initially of the rich and the famous, and in recent years it has acquired a lot of fame among gays. It is known as the Ibiza of Greece since they share tourist offer in terms of nightlife and paradisiacal beaches, especially during the months of July and August.

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<p>Some may ask … Is it the ideal destination for the rest of mortals? Those who are not rich, famous, or gay? Or for those who have other types of concerns besides parties? The answer is yes, in <strong>Mykonos</strong> There are more things to see. We tell you.</p>
<h2 id=General Island Information

Mykonos It is a small island, belonging to the Cyclades Islands archipelago, which currently has a population of just over 10,000 inhabitants in its only 85 km².

According to Greek mythology, the island emerged from the giants defeated by Hercules, who were thrown into the sea and immediately solidified in the form of rocks. Mykon, a grandson of Apollo, the god of light, healing and spring, gave the island its name.

How many days to see Mykonos

Despite being a destination included, practically, in all route through the greek islandsThe truth is that it is the most expensive Greek island. And that, above all, it shows in the accommodation, so, if you are going to travel to the island and your pocket is not one of those that weigh, try to get to the island in the morning and leave it at night to save money on Hotels.

Chora streets in Mykonos
Chora streets in Mykonos

Define the days it takes to see the island of Mykonos It is very relative. It depends on the interests of each one. There are those who arrive by cruise and spend a single day on the island (or rather, a few hours), and with a walk through the city they already have enough, and there are those who prefer more days to tour the island discovering all its corners. Yes Mykonos Be part of a stop on your tour through different Greek islands and you also want to dedicate days to other islands, it will be enough 3 days (2 nights) to see the best of the island, and ideal for our pockets. If, on the other hand, your vacations have only one stop, you can choose to visit the island in a more relaxed way although, of course, spending more money.

How to get to Mykonos

There are direct flights to Mykonos from Spain, from Barcelona and Madrid. It can also be reached by ferry from other islands such as Santorini, Milos, Naxos, Paros, Crete or from Athens.

To get around the island, there is a local bus network but the most comfortable and advisable thing is to rent a motorcycle or car, if it is more than 3 days.

The best of Mykonos for 3 days

1. Day to visit the island of Delos

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<p>On the neighboring island of Delos, which also belongs politically to <strong>Mykonos</strong>, you will find an impressive temple complex. Since 1990, the entire island of Delos is <strong>Heritage of humanity by unesco,</strong> so, one cannot go to Mykonos and skip Delos (it should be a crime 😂). It is, for us, the best of <strong>Mykonos</strong>.</p>
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<p>To get to Delos you must take a ferry from Chora. The journey takes about 30 minutes and costs € 20 / person round trip.</p>
<p>Ideally, organize well to spend much of the day in Delos, well prepared with a backpack with water and something to eat. Practically, there is not a tree on the island to protect from the sun but there is a small bar where one can buy food and drink if necessary. </p>
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Delos Museum

2. Day to walk around the ancient city of Chora

The day can be dedicated to a walk through the city of Chora to get lost in its charming streets and go bumping into the points of greatest interest, which we explain below; Little Venice, the famous windmills of Kato Mili, Orthodox churches, the archaeological museum, etc.

Little venice

It is located in the capital of Mykonos, in Chora, and is one of the most photographed parts of the island. The small set of charming two-story houses built touching the sea, is called Alefkandra, but it is more commonly known as Little Venice or Little Venice, because it reminds a little of the Italian city.
These houses were built in the 18th century, when Mykonos it prospered in maritime commerce, due to its privileged location between Venice and the Asian countries. There lived rich merchants and ship captains.
Since Little venice you can enjoy the privileged view of the Windmills (Windmills Kato Mili) and a beautiful sunset.

Little Venice in Mykonos
Little venice
View of Little Venice from Kato Mili
Little Venice from Kato Mili

Windmills of Kato Mili (windmills of Kato Mili)

Windmills of Mykonos
Windmills of Kato Mili

Mykonos Archaeological Museum

Churches of Chora

While one walks through the streets of Chora, he runs into several churches that attract attention. The most photographed:
Agios Nikolaos in the port, the old and special Orthodox church of Paraportiani, Agia Anna red dome, the Metropolitan Church Y Church of Saint George. These last two near Little Venice in a lively square.

Paraportiani Orthodox Church
Orthodox Church of Paraportiani
Agios Nikolaos, Mykonos
Agios Nikolaos
Mykonos church
Another beautiful church that we don't remember the name of

3. Day to see the best beaches and natural landscapes of Mykonos

Mykonos It became popular far beyond the borders of Greece, especially for its noisy beach parties. Although today there are still parties on the island and Mykonos it still attracts crowds with the intention of having fun with music and drinks, as in the old days, the impressive natural landscapes and the relaxing beaches are increasingly interesting for those who visit it.

One day can be reserved to visit some of the most beautiful beaches of Mykonos, take a bath, snorkel, and relax sunbathing.

Agios Sostis Beach

All the beaches of Mykonos are beautiful, with crystal clear and turquoise waters. Also according to your tastes you can find the beach that best suits your interests. If you are looking for atmosphere and music, accompanied by a party, you have the options of Psarou Beach Y Paradise beach. Agios Sostis or Fokos BeachOn the other hand, they are more pristine and calm beaches, ideal for snorkeling and really beautiful. If, instead, you are traveling with children and looking for comfort, the ideal beach can be Kalo Livadi or Paragas Beach. And Elia Beach is considered one of the best "gay friendly" beaches in the world.

Kalo Livaldi Beach
Kalo Livaldi Beach
Paraga Beach
Paraga Beach

On the same day you can climb to the highest peak of Mykonos (about 364 meters), where the Prophet Elias Church is located, to see the sunset and a 360º panoramic view of the entire island. The altitude is not much and it is a fairly easy walk of about 30-40 minutes.

Panoramic views of Mykonos from its highest point
Panoramic views of Mykonos from its highest point

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