After my recent one day trip to Mykonos, I’m really excited to share it with you. Just recently, we booked a once-in-a-lifetime Mediterranean Cruise adventure where we were able to see the stunning beauty of the Greek Islands. Even though I was in Mykonos for one day, I’m going to share with you all the great things to do when you’re there.
One Day In Mykonos Greece
If only I know that it has some of the most pristine beaches and most gorgeous resorts, then I could have planned an entirely different itinerary. Honestly, a single day in Mykonos on the island has left me longing more for it. It is the perfect haven for those who would like to swim in cool waters yet also experience the warmth of the sand and the exciting spirit of nightlife. Mykonos for one day is definitely a haven for those who want to enjoy luxury, serenity, and fun all together.
Although we were on a cruise ship adventure, we decided early on to reject their tours once we set off on the island. We wanted to explore Mykonos all by ourselves and see how it could surprise us. Upon getting down the cruise, we headed on to the Mykonos Town. Greek would not have been so popular among tourists if not for the beauty of this town. The idyllic place caused us to feel mixed emotions because it was simply stunning. The white-washed exteriors and the blue domes were once only a part of our travel dreams. Walking along the steps of the ancient paths is truly a heavenly experience.
Then we went to the Mykonos Town harbor where we took photographs of ourselves with the Mediterranean sea reflecting along the white-washed structures as our background. After taking some of our Instagram-worthy images, we hurried to check out the Church of Saint Nikolaos which is locally known as the Agios Nikolaos. This religious spot is truly a work of art that is characteristic of the mystic simplicity of Greek architecture. We were also able to see Petros the Pelican which has become a historically significant figure in the town. The Petros was originally a real bird that has been rescued by local fishermen in the middle of the 20th Century. Unfortunately, the Petros died in the late 1980s and since then the residents of Mykonos have regarded the other 3 pelicans as celebrities.
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From the harbor front, you could check out the Windmills. The area will also give you an opportunity to witness the beauty of Panagia Paraportiani. It is an ancient church that dates back to the Byzantine era in the 15th Century. Remember to be decent and modest in your actions as you visit this place because ceremonies are still held inside the establishment. Despite its age, the church still stands gracefully and proud of its architectural magnificence. It is only a proof of the Greek’s ingenuity.
As you leave the church, be sure to pass through the narrow alleys of the Mykonos Town. They will lead you to Greek’s Little Venice where you can find amazing residential houses that were built in the medieval era. These houses are located right on top of the water. Make sure to take photographs of these structures.
Continue walking through the narrow alleys and you will soon find the Windmills of Mykonos which is one of the most popular destinations in Greece.
If only we were not scheduled to check out other places during the cruise, I could have easily allowed myself to stay in Mykonos for many weeks more. How I wish I could go back sooner in this heavenly destination!