Romantic Things to Do in Mykonos

October 18, 2012 by

Sightseeing, Suggested Itineraries, Things To Do, Top Attractions, Travel Tips

Windmills overlooking Mykonos

Windmills overlooking Mykonos

The mélange of Cycladic beauty and an exciting nightlife might be what makes the island of Mykonos one of Greece’s most visited islands, as well as one of its most romantic spots. Inhabited by less than 10,000 people, Mykonos is the premier destination for couples looking to get away from it all.

The eponymous town on Mykonos is incredibly popular with tourists from the world over, in large part due to it being full of charming cafés, beautiful boutiques and locally-owned shops, posh bars and restaurants. Much like many other Greek islands, however, the commercial activity does not compromise the beautiful Cycladic architecture.

Repeatedly praised as the most romantic place on Mykonos, the seaside district of Little Venice is famous for its picturesque houses and general archetecture. After exploring the lovely beaches and winding streets, venture up to the iconic Mykonos windmills. Built in the 16th century, they are the perfect setting for taking in the sunset. If you’re seeking a romantic dinner with your main squeeze, the restaurant Lotus comes highly recommended. Beneath a canopy of vines you’ll discover a great spot to wine and dine on exquisite food and drinks.

While the town of Mykonos itself is brimming with life, there are small communities on the island that provide a break from the hustle and bustle. When you’re in the mood for some one-on-one time, explore the tiny villages of Ano Mera, Agios Ioannis, and Ornos. Wherever you find yourself on the island, love is in the air on this singularly beautiful and lively locale.

-John Reality

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