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Top Historical Sights in Mykonos

By Viator, April 2018

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One of the most popular of Greece’s Cyclades islands, Mykonos has a reputation as a luxury escape for those seeking beach-by-day, party-by-night vacations. But scratch the glitzy surface of this Greek isle and you’ll find a rich array of historical sights. See below for some of the must-see historical sights in Mykonos. 

Ancient Delos
Ancient Delos is not actually on the island of Mykonos, but rather on its uninhabited sister isle of Delos just a 30-minute boat ride away. In ancient times, it served as the religious center of the Aegean, and according to Greek mythology, was the birthplace of Apollo and Artemis. Now an archaeological site, the island is scattered with ruins of temples, markets, amphitheaters, and other structures. 

Mykonos Town
Mykonos Town, known by locals as Chora, is a whitewashed tangle of pedestrian lanes lined with historical houses, tavernas, and churches. Among the standout sights is the oft-photographed church of Panagia Paraportiani, near the Old Port and the charming Little Venice neighborhood. The oldest parts of the church date back to the late 14th century. 

Ano Mera
This tiny inland village is Mykonos’ second-most populated town. In addition to traditional whitewashed buildings and a handful of tavernas, it’s also home to the 16th-century Panagia Tourliani monastery. The abbey features a vast baroque altar screen and a small museum exhibiting carvings and liturgical garments. 

Mykonos Windmills
This series of sun-bleached windmills, known as the Windmills of Kato Milli, stand just south of Mykonos Town’s Old Port, facing out to the Aegean Sea. They were built in the 16th century by the Venetians to harness the power of the strong sea winds and are topped with cone-shaped straw roofs.

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Ancient Delos Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 100 Reviews

Discover Ancient Delos and its legends on this entertaining and educational 5-hour guided tour. Learn about ancient Greek history and myths while visiting some ...  Read more

Location: Mikonos, Greece
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $59.65
Half-Day Small-Group Guided Tour of Mykonos, Mykonos, Day Trips
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Half-Day Small-Group Guided Tour of Mykonos

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Join a shared small-group tour of Mykonos island and town. Get more out of your visit to Mykonos on a 4-hour tour led by a local guide. The island part of ...  Read more

Location: Mykonos, Greece
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $82.31
Private Half-Day Mykonos Tour, Mykonos, Ports of Call Tours
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Private Half-Day Mykonos Tour

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From charming villages to sandy beaches, there's much to see on this private, 4-hour tour of Mykonos. After being picked up at your hotel or cruise ship port ...  Read more

Location: Míkonos, Greece
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $107.37
Mykonos Town and Island Half-Day Tour, Mykonos, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Mykonos Town and Island Half-Day Tour

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Discover the beauties of Mykonos Town and stroll around the picturesque, narrow streets on this guided, half-day, city and island tour. See the famous ...  Read more

Location: Míkonos, Greece
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $64.42
Mykonos Old Town Walking Tour, Mykonos, City Tours
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Mykonos Old Town Walking Tour

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Explore the streets of Mykonos and experience the beauty of this island on a 3-hour walking tour. Accompanied by a local guide, you will visit the island’s ...  Read more

Location: Míkonos, Greece
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $45.33
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Delos Day Trip from Mykonos

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Uncover the archaeological drama of Delos on a half-day tour from Mykonos. With a local guide, you'll cruise over the sea to the UNESCO-listed sacred island, ...  Read more

Location: Mykonos, Greece
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $71.14
Discover Authentic Mykonos, Mykonos, Day Trips
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Discover Authentic Mykonos

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Your experienced tour guide will show you the authentic side of Mykonos. Aside from its cosmopolitan status the island has an authentic side which you will ...  Read more

Location: Mikonos, Greece
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $53.68
Private Tour: Delos Day Trip from Mykonos, Mykonos, Cultural Tours
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Private Tour: Delos Day Trip from Mykonos

Discover the legends and beauty of Delos on a half-day tour, led by a private local guide. After a boat ride from Mykonos, explore the island’s sacred ruins ...  Read more

Location: Mykonos, Greece
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $155.09
Private Tour: Mykonos Island in Half a Day, Mykonos, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Private Tour: Mykonos Island in Half a Day

This tour is a perfect way to discover Mykonos, the most famous island of the Aegean Sea. This 4-hour island tour includes a walking tour. The walking tour ...  Read more

Location: Mikonos, Greece
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $89.47
Hiking Adventure in Mykonos with Lunch Option, Mykonos, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Hiking Adventure in Mykonos with Lunch Option

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Get acquainted with the beautiful Greek island of Mykonos on this adventurous hiking tour. Beginning ramblers can opt for the 3-mile (5 km) walk, while more ...  Read more

Location: Mikonos, Greece
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $65.61

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