Most people associate Mykonos with endless parties and intense nightlife. But in reality it is much more than that. The island is beautiful and sights in Mykonos definitely deserve your attention! In the capital, Chora, but also throughout the island there are sights and points of interest that deserve your attention! Visit the different museums with the great exhibits, and of course the famous Windmills and Little Venice!
Τhe Archaeological Museum of Mykonos was built in 1900-02 in Kamnaki, in a dominant position above the old harbor, in order to house the rich findings of the 5th century BC, which were discovered in Rinia in 1898 and other burial vaults of the island. Alexandros Lykakis was the architect who designed the building and the Ministry of National Education and Religious Affairs and the Athens Archaeological Society covered the expenses. The Municipality of Mykonos donated the plot and the original neoclassical building took its current "island" form in 1934, while in 1972 the large eastern hall was added.
The Folklore Museum is the located in Kastro, a few meters away from the famous Paraportiani and the building itself is an old two-storey ship owner’s house. Τhere are six main exhibition halls which house collections of antique furniture, Byzantine icons, Folkloric ceramics, historical commemorative plates, decorative prints and gravures, as well as embroidered and hard-woven fabrics, locks and keys, weights and measures, a lovely collection of model boats, and other historical artefacts. There are also important archives of manuscripts and printed matter, photographs, maps and a library.
The Agricultural Museum of Mykonos was established subsequently to the 1st Symposium of the Folklore Museums of Greece, which was held in Mykonos in1984. It serves the idea of an outdoor museum, which includes as its exhibits the Bonis Windmill and some other facilities such as the threshing floor, the dovecote, the well, the oven, the wine-press, etc. The Windmill, the threshing floor and the oven are the tree rural installations that for centuries have provided the locals with bread, the most significant part of their everyday diet.
The Town Hall, built in 1780, is an early neoclassic-style, two-story building with a tiled roof. It was constructed following the 1760-1774 conflict between Russia and the Ottoman Empire, in order to house the Russian Consul General of the Archipelago. A few years later it came under the jurisdiction of the Community (the local authority of the island that was in operation before the revolution) to house, up to the present day, the offices of the Municipality of Mykonos.
Little Venice is the picturesque part of the city, that lies between Castro and Scarpa, with the characteristic colourful wooden balconies “hanging” above the sea. One can enjoy here one of the most breath-taking sunsets in Greece.
Perhaps one of the most characteristic elements of Mykonos is the Mills. The most photographed are the mills located in the south of Chora, between the picturesque Alefkandra and the district of Niohori, and impress every visitor with their all-white, overwhelming size, lined in a row, facing the sea.
Paraportiani is a remarkable architectural complex, and the weathering over time has contributed to its extraordinary beauty. "Paraportiani" got its name from the fact that it is located next to the small gate, the "paraport" of the medieval wall of Mykonos. In fact, it is a two-storey complex of five (5) churches, the four of which are on the ground floor and only one is elevated. It is precisely this church that bears the name of Panagia Paraportiani.
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