Mykonos TownGreece

The island capital is a cosmopolitan center that retains its traditional Greek charm.

The capital of Mykonos Island is the picturesque town of Chora, commonly known as Mykonos Town. Explore tiny winding streets that take you past whitewashed buildings, through quaint neighborhoods and down to the sprawling harbor precinct. The town is home to many of the island’s hotels and hostels, and many visitors to the island base themselves here.

Visitors staying in the town have access to plentiful shopping, local produce and Greek restaurants. The town grew during the tourism boom of the 1970s, becoming one of the most cosmopolitan destinations in the Greek islands. Today it’s home to art galleries, fashion boutiques and cafés, as well as the traditional architecture and local cuisine that give it its Greek charm. You’ll also find tour companies and transport that allow you to visit other parts of Mykonos, and the islands in the vicinity.

Spend a few hours eating, drinking and people-watching in the harbor district. The area is the town’s main entertainment precinct, and traditional Greek tavernas line the streets. Try local seafood dishes, served on grand platters, and finish the meal with a glass of ouzo, the anise-flavored liqueur that is the national aperitif of Greece. The harbor is a hub of activity with boats frequently coming and going. Watch as fishermen unload their haul, or meet travelers who have just arrived.

Learn about the history of the Greek islands at one of the town’s many cultural institutions. The Archaeological Museum, the Folklore Museum and the Maritime Museum are all located within the town center, and offer fascinating insight into the culture of the Greek people.

Mykonos Town is located on the west coast of the island, and is well serviced by boats and public transport. If you are traveling by car, parking is easiest in the harbor precinct.

Top Hotels in Mykonos Town

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Hermes Mykonos Hotel
Hermes Mykonos Hotel
4 out of 5
Mykonos Town, Mykonos, Mykonos Island
The price is $222 per night

Situated near the airport, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Matoyianni Street, Mykonos Old Port, and Windmills of Mykonos. Ornos Beach and Mykonos New ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (505 reviews)

"Luxury plus plus hotel. Loved our view from our balcony, the amazing breakfasts and the beds around the pool."…"

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2019

Hermes Mykonos Hotel
Semeli Hotel
Semeli Hotel
5 out of 5
Mykonos Town, Mykonos, Mykonos Island
The price is $418 per night

Situated near the beach, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Fabrica Square and Windmills of Mykonos. Mykonos Old Port and Ornos Beach are also within ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (303 reviews)

"The hotel was a very nice place. It was in close proximity to the windmills in Little Venice as well as the shops and dining areas. The room we had was very nice and had two balconies (one with a hot tub and another overlooking the city). The only issue we had was the cleaning person would try to ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2019

Semeli Hotel
Absolute Mykonos Suites & More
Absolute Mykonos Suites & More
5 out of 5
Despotika, Mykonos, Mykonos Island
The price is $334 per night

Located in the heart of Mykonos, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Fabrica Square and Windmills of Mykonos. Mykonos Old Port and Ornos Beach are ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (121 reviews)

"Staff were great; room was big and clean; pool was wonderful."…"

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2019

Absolute Mykonos Suites & More

Popular places to visit in Mykonos Town

Mykonos Old Port
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Mykonos Old Port

4.5/5(282 reviews)

Explore the waterfront in Mykonos Town with a trip to Mykonos Old Port. Stroll along the area's waterfront or simply enjoy its restaurants.

Windmills of Mykonos
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Windmills of Mykonos

4.5/5(414 reviews)

Discover the history of these towering structures that were once used in the production of flour, and take in stunning views from the hills above Mykonos Town.

Matoyianni Street
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Matoyianni Street

4.5/5(5 reviews)

During your trip to Mykonos Town, you can do some window-shopping at Matoyianni Street. Stroll along the seaside or discover the area's beautiful sunsets.

Mykonos Town Hall
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Mykonos Town Hall

After visiting Mykonos Town Hall, make a plan to see the other sights and activities in Little Venice. Wander the area's beautiful beaches or simply enjoy one of its top-notch restaurants.

Church of Panagia Paraportiani
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Church of Panagia Paraportiani

4.5/5(100 reviews)

You can learn about the history of Little Venice with a stop at Church of Panagia Paraportiani. Discover the area's beautiful sunsets and lively bars.

Lena's House
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Lena's House

4/5(2 reviews)

Learn about the local history of Mykonos Town with a stop at Lena's House. Stroll along the beautiful beaches or discover the area's beautiful sunsets.

Top things to do in Mykonos Town

Semi-Private Sailing Cruise to Rhenia & Guided Tour of Delos
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Semi-Private Sailing Cruise to Rhenia & Guided Tour of Delos

$125
Per adult
92% of travellers recommend
Alternative Sunset Sail “Aperitivo” - The Unique Adults Only
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Alternative Sunset Sail “Aperitivo” - The Unique Adults Only

$62
Per adult
Delos Day Trip from Mykonos
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Delos Day Trip from Mykonos

$89
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
City & Island Half-Day Tour by Foot & Coach
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City & Island Half-Day Tour by Foot & Coach

$44
Per adult
Delos Half-Day Tour
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Delos Half-Day Tour

$62
Per adult
78% of travellers recommend
Superior Yacht Cruise to Rhenia Islet & Guided Tour of Delos
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Superior Yacht Cruise to Rhenia Islet & Guided Tour of Delos

$125
Per adult

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