Welcome To Little Venice!
This is Mykonos Town, the main entry to the incredible Greek Island of Mykonos, located in the Aegean Sea…and a fun strip of buildings known as Little Venice…more on this terrific town in a minute, but first:
The Mykonos Town Windmills!
Yes, these are the most popular tourist stop in town: the legendary Mykonos Town Windmills!
In the 13th century, Mykonos was an important part of Greece commerce. These windmills are a great reason why.
This Greek Island was an important stop on trade routes with Italy and beyond…that changed in the 18th century, and now Mykonos is widely considered the “party island” for Greeks and tourists alike.
Mykonos Town is now a colorful collection of narrow alleys, packed with shops of all shapes and sizes.
With the shops downstairs, everyone else lives above them, and you see a lot of these narrow steps that maximize space to be sure!
Entering “Little Venice!”
The most well known area of the town is Little Venice, which sits right on the waterfront, mimicking the look of Venice – and it’s now packed with great restaurants.
I will be sharing my review of one of their most famous restaurants next week – with incredible view of the Mykonos sunset!
From that location, you can look back and see the incredible lineup of windmills:
The legendary Mykonos windmills were built in the early 16th century by the island’s Venetian rulers. These windmills had an important function – they produced wheat and barley, the mills became an iconic part of the Mykonos skyline.
Although they haven’t been functional for some time, they are a hugely popular place to get a selfie as you can see!
And for those who wonder, Mykonos is in fact quite the party island, and Mykonos Town was ablaze at night with restaurants, bars and lots of clubs ready to party all night long!
We have had a blast touring Greece – and I’ve had fun sharing some of our adventures with all of you:
We toured the “Temple Of Poseidon”, which sits on the southernmost tip of the European continent…click here to see the temple up close:
Along with the temples, we also took advantage of the incredible natural wonders – which resulted in a terrifying climb:
In this case, we chose to climb Skaros Rock on Santorini – click here to see just how difficult it was:
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