Mykonos' trademark is its 16th century historic windmills, and Mykonos Town is home to four that overlook the city and keep watch over its inhabitants. These windmills were built by the Venetians and used to grind wheat, but they ceased production in the middle of the 20th century and today are used as a landmark and museum. These iconic towering structures face northward and are a must visit for anyone new to the island.
Take your pick of cuisines
With over 150 places to eat in Mykonos Town you'll have lots of choice when it comes to sitting down for a meal. Along the city's winding streets and marina you'll find cafes, bakeries, restaurants and Greek Tavernas. Greek food here is in high demand, and local tavernas will draw you in with their fresh authentic dishes like moussaka, chicken souvlaki and catch of the day seafood. If you want something a little different there are also plenty of international spots, like Italian, French and American restaurants.
Fashion, souvenirs and more
The best place to pick up designer fashion in Mykonos Town is on Matoyianni Street. Here you'll find all the designer boutiques, shoe shops and jewellery stores you could wish for. For some traditional Greek gifts to take home from your Mykonos holiday, walk along the city's narrow stone streets and pop into the white Grecian shops with multi-coloured shutters. These little stores sell local products, handmade crafts and unique works of art.
Time to get down
Nightlife in Mykonos Town is diverse and you'll find all sorts of places to grab a drink, including quiet cocktail bars, drag shows and bouncing dance clubs. It's an exciting scene when the sun goes down, with these nightlife venues spread out everywhere – around the harbour, winding streets and right on the beach.
Mykonos Town is a welcoming place and the clubs are all LGBT friendly. For a wild night out head to Paradise Club on the coast and join in with 5,000 other clubbers, all dancing in their open air stage to international DJs such as Tiesto and AfroJack.
Bursting with beaches
Mykonos Town's most immediate beach is one right in the centre of the city. This small beach makes for beautiful sunset strolls and spotting the boats that come and go along their harbour. But if you're looking to stretch out on a sun lounger and spend your days soaking up the rays, there are tonnes of nearby coastlines available. These beaches can all be reached by car or water taxi – a small boat for transporting passengers.
Towards the south of Mykonos Town is the stunning golden sand beach Plati Yialos. Also nearby are the quiet and laid back sands of Aghia Anna and Paranga Beach. For water sports, sun loungers, restaurants and 24-hour bars head to Super Paradise Beach. This long stretch of sand draws in visitors from all over Mykonos who want to tan during the day and then party all night long.
Mykonos' capital city Mykonos Town is a thriving metropolis with a lively nightlife scene, picturesque waterfront area and a historical landscape. Visitors to this area can experience a well-rounded Greek holiday with plenty of beaches to unwind on and over 150 restaurants serving up mouth-watering traditional Greek dishes.
Some of Mykonos Town's houses and resorts have been built up along sea level, giving this area the nickname Little Venice. Whether you are looking to take a cultural tour of Greek heritage or to party the night away at one of the many clubs, holidays in Mykonos Town have something for you.