Mykonos Town is like the Oia of Santorini. It's where the tourist go to for food, shopping, art galleries, nice dinners by the sea and its crashing waves.
Although Mykonos is known to be a party city, my friend and I aren't party people. So, instead of partying, we just hung out around Mykonos Town, drinking juice, eating gyros, walking around and getting lost in the different alleys, and visiting museums.
Mykonos Town is the heart of Mykonos, yet surprisingly, it was a lot less crowded than I had expected. Maybe it was because I came from Santorini and so I over estimated the crowd situation. Or, it could be that many people go to Mykonos to party, as such, they aren't awake and exploring the area in the day. One way or the other, I enjoyed the peace and quiet Mykonos provided.
Although Mykonos Town is a really small area of Mykonos, there are quite a few things to do there. Windmills, Folk Museums, Quirky shops, Art Galleries, well decorated food places, the area of Little Venice etc. make for quite a lot to see and do.
Just remember things close on Sundays!
If you happen to be there on a weekend, thats cool too. Wandering around the backyard of some random alley way, getting lost, and aimlessly strolling so as to appreciate the distinctive architecture - white walls, blue domes, curved exterior structure - becomes rather fun when in Mykonos.
What I Wore
Shoes: Carlo Rino
Bag Pack: Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club
Whilst we were walking around Mykonos Town, we came by this interesting Church. It is all white, and has such a raw organic look to it. Indeed unlike any of the other cathedrals in Europe.
But what intrigued all the tourists wasn't the church (ok, sadly, because it wasn't open to public) but the birds in the area. There was a famous HUGE pelican that comes around and just sits by the corner, and a large flock of seagulls flapping around near the Sea.
As much as I'm afraid of birds, I've never seen a Pelican that huge, or a flock of seagulls that large. So I went nearer and took pictures of them both.
After wandering around Mykonos town for the day, walking in one too many jewellery stores / shops selling interesting greek mythology figurines but not being able to afford any of it, my friend and I headed to Little Venice in Mykonos Town to watch the sunset.
It was the BEST sunset i've witnessed in Greece (read about my top 3 sunsets here!)
My favourite thing about Mykonos Town, is being able to walk around and enjoy the iconic grecian landscape without being squashed by fellow tourists. Compared to Santorini, I felt like Mykonos was a lot less crowded, more breathable, and overall a more enjoyable experience. Besides, there is no missing out on the gorgeous grecian sunset since it's not just Santorini that has sunsets. In fact, you'll probably get a way better view and more photo opportunities if you were to catch the sunsets in Mykonos.
I must say though, Santorini has way better beaches - from yellow to red to black, their coloured beaches steal the show. Mykonos does have nice beaches, but the options aren't as many. Still, i'd say, Mykonos over Santorini! Especially if you don't enjoy going to places swamped with tourists.