Mykonos Town is a captivating labyrinth that's home to chique boutiques and whiter-than-white houses decked with bougainvillea and geraniums, plus a handful of small museums and photogenic churches. Little Venice, where the sea laps up to the edge of the restaurants and bars, and Mykonos' famous hilltop windmills should be high on the must-see list.
Mykonos' most famous church is the Panagia Paraportiani. It is actually five small churches amalgamated, in classical Byzantine style, into one asymmetrical entity, looking as if it has grown from the rocky ground. Visitors should avoid entering during services, unless for genuine worship rather than sightseeing.
Peruse pottery from Delos and grave stelae (pillars) and jewellery from the island of Renia (Delos’ necropolis). Chief exhibits include a statue of Hercules in Parian marble.
This folklore museum, housed in an 18th-century sea captain’s house, features a large collection of furnishings and other artefacts, including old musical instruments.
Mykonos’ most famous church, the rocklike Panagia Paraportiani, comprises four small chapels plus another on an upper storey reached by an exterior staircase.
Fascinating nautical paraphernalia includes detailed models of local boats and an enormous Fresnel lighthouse lantern in its sunny interior courtyard.
This charming late-19th-century, middle-class Mykonian house (with furnishings intact) takes its name from its last owner, Lena Skrivanou.
Nondescript Ano Mera has a peacful monastery with an elaborately carved marble bell tower.