With its labyrinth of narrow streets bordered by whitewashed houses, featuring brightly painted wooden doors and shutters, flower-filled window boxes on balconies and stone-studded stairways, with sprawling bougainvillea adding to the charm, Mykonos Town is a pleasure to explore both day and night. Located on the west coast of the island and referred to locally as Chora, Mykonos Town beautifully represents the architecture typically found in the Cyclades region of Greece.
In addition to the many sidewalk cafés, clubs, pubs, restaurants, souvenir shops, clothing and jewellery stores, Chora Mykonos has some historical sites and architectural marvels not to be missed. Recognized as a National Cultural Monument of Greece, Panagia Paraportiani consists of five chapels constructed over a long period of time, with the oldest said to date back to the late 14th or early 15th century and likely built at the same time as the Kastro (castle). Built in the 18th century, the Town Hall is another historic building to take note of, as is the nearby Archeological Museum.
The town’s port is very picturesque and a lovely place to sit and relax at one of the cafés, soak up the sun and enjoy the cultural experience of being on a Greek island. Other local attractions include the iconic windmills, many chapels, and the town’s network of narrow streets, apparently built that way to protect inhabitants from marauding pirates in bygone days.
While vehicles are not permitted in most parts of the town, Mykonos Transportation offers transport services that include a pick up, drop off taxi service between the town and your accommodation. Alternatively, island tours can include a visit to the town, or you can make use of our chauffeur service, with a private driver who will take you where you would like to go and wait until you are ready to leave. Our fleet includes an 8-seater Mercedes Vito minibus, an 8-seater Fiat Scudo minibus, a 6-seater Nissan Evalia minibus and a 4-seater Peugeot 4007 SUV.