Activities in Mykonos
Mykonos’ past is steeped in fascinating mythology, according to legend the island was the location of an enormous battle between Zeus and the Titans. It’s said that the large rocks that can be found all over the island, are the petrified remains of the Giants slain by Hercules during the conflict.
If the history of Mykonos is something that interests you, then you might want to grab a boat to the nearby island of Delos. Delos was a major port and religious centre for the Greeks, and the ancient ruins that can be found on the island include Doric Temples, Markets, Amphitheatres and even houses with well-preserved mosaics.
Furthermore, if the nearby island of Delos isn’t quite enough to quench your thirst for Ancient Greek history, then you’ll want to consider visiting the Archaeological Museum of Mykonos in Mykonos Town. Its collection includes pieces that date from prehistory, through to the Hellenistic period, and is guaranteed to impress anyone with a penchant for Ancient History.
Mykonos town, also known as Chora, is a must-see for anyone who loves traditional Greek architecture. The town is full of narrow lanes and alleys, which are punctuated with traditional white Greek houses that have beautifully coloured doors and shutters. When exploring the town, you’ll find that Chora’s primary retail scene is located on Mataoyianni Street – it’s home to a number of splendid shops, art galleries, restaurants and cafes.
Running alongside the town’s waterfront is the Little Venice district, it’s crammed with wonderful bars and restaurants specializing in all manner of fresh seafood cuisines – if you do find yourself down there, you must try Kastro’s Restaurant as the seafood is exceptional!