Window Shopping in Mykonos Town

Greece, Mykonos, Town
Iconic Windmills of Mykonos Town

Who loves shopping, how about a day window shopping in Mykonos Town in Greece?

The Greek Islands have some excellent opportunities for shopping.  Not only for souvenirs but olive oil and products made from olive oil, wine, jewellery, art, clothes and accessories just to name a few.  We only window shop these days as we travel the world with just a carry-on and we don’t have room for souvenirs, maybe a small piece of jewellery or two.

We were staying in Ornos Bay just 3 km from Mykonos Town which is just a short bus ride away and costing under 2 euros per person. A perfect location to stay on the Island of Mykonos, Ornos Bay is a gentle bay suitable for swimming and for families and there are several restaurants on the waterfront with sunbeds available for hire.

 

 

 

(Editor update May 2018)

Where is Mykonos

Mykonos Map

Mykonos is located in the Cyclades group of Greek Islands, in fact, there are 220 in total.  The major ones being Paros, Delos, Ios, Milos, Naxos, Syros, Tinos and Santorini.

 

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Things To Do in Mykonos Including Shopping

Visit the Famous Mykonos Windmills

The windmills of Mykonos can be seen from the port to the hills surrounding Mykonos Town.  Built by the Venetians in the 16th century for milling wheat they are now no longer operational. Don’t they make it a little bit special on the landscape? We think so.

Enjoy a Coffee in Little Venice

We grabbed a coffee at the famous Katerina’s Bar in Little Venice recommended by Lonely Planet.  Katerina was known as Greece’s first female boat skipper at the young age of 18.  The view is amazing from the bar.  Before we headed into the backstreets of Mykonos Town a coffee was needed and we sat on the open balcony enjoying our coffee and admiring the view.  During the 16th and 17th century, Little Venice was used by the pirates for loading and unloading their stolen goods.

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Best place in town for coffee and the view to die for – Katerina’s Bar

What to Shop for in Mykonos

The back alleyways of Mykonos Town are labyrinthine, just accept that you are going to get lost.  But it is only by getting lost that you find an amazing array of boutiques, designer brand boutiques, shops that specialise in leatherware and olive oil products. There are numerous art galleries, local craft shops and of course souvenir shops.  We loved the smell of the Olive Oil products and their moisturiser is highly recommended. If you are after a gift to take home from your Greek Vacation these are the streets to shop in. It is difficult to find a street name and if you are looking for a particular shop you will need to ask.

Streets were designed this way to confuse pirates during the post-Byzantine era who would invade the port of Mykonos and end up in dead-end streets where they would be cornered.

If you are ever in Istanbul you should visit the Grand Bazaar where shopping is tempting and you will get lost here, no doubt, everyone does!  How much do you spend though? We have our trusty daily travel budget app that keeps us on track and stops us from spending way beyond our budget.

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Blue gifts against a white background in an alleyway

Visit Mykonos’s Churches

Bars and restaurants share the harbour front with iconic blue and white churches. The most photographed church on the harbour front in Mykonos Town is the Agios Nikolakis Church named after Saint Nicholas the patron saint of sailors. Inside the church, you will find chandeliers, a blue painted ceiling and black and white floor tiles and other Greek artefacts.

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Iconic harbour front Church

 

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Getting lost down another alleyway

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Surprises at every turn that you make

 

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Art shops and souvenirs shop scattered around Mykonos Town

 

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Resting on a hot summers day

 

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Small alleyways many treasures

Organised Tours in and around Mykonos

A 4-hour  tour that includes a 30-minute journey to Delos by boat to visit the famous archaeological site with a local guide.

A half day tour of Mykonos which includes a walk around Mykonos Town.

A sunset cruise off the coast of Mykonos which includes drinks and snacks.

A cooking class in Mykonos learning about the secrets of Mykonos cuisine in a traditional Mykonos home.

Explore the hidden Mykonos, beautiful beaches and rural villages by Jeep.

Beach hop in Mykonos including 2 hours spent at Paradise Beach.

Mykonos Accommodation

Our 5 Star Hotel List for Mykonos:

Myconian Ambassador Relais & Chateau (rated 9.2): Platys Gialos Mykonos

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Bill & Coo Suites and Lounge (rated 9.2): Megali Ammos, Mykonos

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Palladium Boutique Hotel (rated 9.7): Platys Gialos

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Other Boutique Hotels Mykonos:

Poseidon Hotel Suites (rated 9.2): Vida, Mykonos

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Semeli Hotel Mykonos (rated 9.1): Rochari, Mykonos

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Adonis Hotel Mykonos (rated 9): Bida Street, Mykonos

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More Hotel Options for Mykonos

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Airbnb Mykonos

There are many options for Mykonos accommodation through Airbnb.  If you are first-time bookers with Airbnb we have a special discount voucher for you.

 

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Top Restaurants in Mykonos Town

The top restaurants as voted by travellers on Tripadvisor for Mykonos Town are:

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If you are in Ornos Bay you must try our favourite restaurant out:

Aperanto Galazio

How to get to Mykonos

Mykonos Airport is serviced by some international carriers and charter airlines.  For the latest airfare deals for Mykonos click our link

You can pre-book your airport to hotel transfers for Click here for latest prices and booking

Travelling by ferry around the Greek Islands is easy.  There are many options available e.g. a fast ferry from Mykonos to Santorini can take only 2.5 hours and a regular ferry service from Athens to Mykonos can take  5 hours 15 minutes on Blue Star Ferries.

A good site for searching the latest deals and schedules is Direct Ferry

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Further Reading

You may be interested in our Santorini article to help you plan you Greek Vacation.

For more information on Greece, we can recommend the following travel guides.


 

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