The main Mykonos attractions are its beaches, where you can sunbathe, relax, snorkel — even party. Aside from visiting the beaches, you could also tour Panagia Paraportiani in Chora, photograph the Windmills or even visit the island of Delos for its archaeological finds. You might also love visiting Little Venice for its restaurants, cute little shops and postcard views. Last but not least, try and save some energy for an evening out, as the island has long had a reputation for seaside hedonism.
Other Points of Interest:
Many people flock to Mykonos for two reasons: beaches and parties. A trip to the southern coast and Paradise Beach — Mykonos’ original nudist beach — will kill two birds with one stone. Soft sands, azure seas and a rowdy atmosphere have made Paradise one of the most popular places on the island.
Sitting in the heart of Mykonos about 4 miles east of Chora is the island’s only other real town. But because it lacks the sea view, Ano Mera isn’t as crowded as other parts of Mykonos; and many say you should only visit it if you’re passionate about religious history (the town is home to the island’s two monasteries). The 18th century Monastery of Panagia Tourliani — located southeast of town — is renowned for its intricate marble carvings and massive Italian baroque altar screen.
If you’re looking to have fun in the sun without having to put up with rowdy parties, skip Paradise in favor of Psarou Beach. Located northwest of Paradise Beach along the coast, Psarou’s powdery sand, clear blue waves and more relaxing atmosphere make this beach popular among families and honeymooners.