Mykonos Town - Simply A-maize-ing!

Friday, 06 June 2014

You must have seen the stereotypical images of Mykonos, featuring white and blue houses, quaint little harbors and the odd windmill. But not enough can be said of the picturesque beauty, color and universal appeal of Mykonos town.

Mykonos town (called Chora by the locals) is picture-perfect. Built amphitheatrically, with classic Cycladic whitewashed cube buildings lining the labyrinthine streets, with blue doors and balconies, with lovely chapels and iconic 16th-century windmills along the skyline, it simply takes your breath away. The atmosphere is electric, especially in the summer, while numerous cafes, chic boutiques, souvenir shops and bars make your stroll a treat.

The heart of the city is closed to traffic during most of the day so you’re free to wander the narrow, winding streets between the houses, admire the bright fuchsia bougainvillea against the whitewashed walls, visit the tiny boutiques selling all manner of treasures, and lose yourself in the most idyllic of adventures. The mysteriously, intricately patterned alleyways around Chora are actually deliberately designed to confuse the pirates that frequently raided the local islands. They still manage to confuse everyone who visits today, but in the most charming of ways. Visitors are entranced by the by Mykonos town, and with good reason.

Climbing from the harbor to the windmills above Chora, one comes to Little Venice. Little Venice is a delightful seafront “neighborhood” consisting of two-floored Venetian houses of bright colors, built really close to one another, with colored wooden porches and balconies. Practically on the water itself, the waves coming to break under them, they are strongly reminiscent of actual Italian Venice. Many popular cafes and bars are located in Little Venice which becomes a very noisy and lively area during sunset and night time, offering gorgeous views to visitors who stop for a seafood dinner or a cocktail. As soon as the sun goes down, the capital's narrow streets will fill with crowds ready to party and dance till dawn. Well, this is Mykonos, after all!

Don’t miss taking a walk in the wonderland that is Mykonos town. Book your holiday at a Mykonos luxury villa today!

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