Perched almost precariously on the edge of the sea, Little Venice is a collection of two and three storey houses with painted wooden balconies and shutters, stretching from Alevkantra beach to the Kastro neighbourhood of Chora Mykonos.
Home to artists and visiting tourists, Little Venice is said to be one of the most photographed and artistically portrayed attractions of Mykonos – and with good reason.
Many of quaint houses that make up Little Venice were constructed by sailors during the 16th and 17th century. It is believed that some of these houses, with their balconies overhanging the water, were used for secretly unloading and loading of goods by pirates.
Today, visitors to Little Venice will find a thriving little community, with clubs, pubs, restaurants and art galleries and a choice of accommodation options. Be sure to spend some time enjoying the laid-back charm of Little Venice when exploring Mykonos Town.