Must see attractions in Hora (Mykonos)

  • Sights in Hora (Mykonos)

    Panagia Paraportiani

    Built between the 15th and 17th centuries, Mykonos’ most famous church comprises four small chapels – plus another on an upper storey reached by an exterior staircase. It’s usually locked, but the fabulously photogenic whitewashed, rock-like exterior is the drawcard.

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    Archaeological Museum of Mykonos

    A headless, almost limbless 2nd-century BC statue of Hercules in Parian marble is the highlight of this small, well-presented collection. Otherwise it's very heavy on pottery and funerary stelae (carved monuments), much of it sourced from Delos and the neighbouring island of Rineia, which served as its cemetery. Periodic exhibitions incorporate contemporary art and design into the displays.

  • Sights in Hora (Mykonos)

    Megali Ammos

    The best beach within easy walking distance of the centre of town, Megali Ammos has a couple of upmarket resorts and an excellent taverna right on the golden sands. It's a 10-minute walk south from the windmills.

  • Sights in Hora (Mykonos)

    Windmills

    Constructed in the 16th century by the Venetians for the milling of wheat, seven of Mykonos' iconic windmills are picturesquely situated on a small hill overlooking the harbour.

  • Sights in Hora (Mykonos)

    Rarity Gallery

    This excellent little gallery is well worth a peek for its temporary exhibitions that showcase contemporary paintings, sculpture and photography.

  • Sights in Hora (Mykonos)

    Little Venice

    Leaning right over the water, this picturesque cluster of arcaded Venetian houses hides numerous bars, boutiques and clubs.

  • Sights in Hora (Mykonos)

    Aegean Maritime Museum

    Amid the barnacle-encrusted amphorae, ye olde nautical maps and navigation instruments, there are numerous detailed models of famous sailing ships and paddle steamers. You can also learn the difference between an Athenian trireme, a Byzantine dromon and an ancient Egyptian seagoing ship. There's an enormous Fresnel lighthouse lantern in the courtyard.

  • Sights in Hora (Mykonos)

    Mykonos Folklore Museum

    Housed in an 18th-century sea captain’s house, this moderately interesting museum features a large collection of furnishings and other artefacts, including a cellar full of nautical objects.

  • Sights in Hora (Mykonos)

    Agia Anna

    This small golden-sand beach, right on a busy thoroughfare, is not one of Mykonos' finest but it is centrally located, popular with families and good for a quick dip.

  • Sights in Hora (Mykonos)

    Lena’s House

    This traditional 19th-century Mykonian house (with furnishings intact) takes its name from its last occupant, Lena Skrivanou, who died in 1968.