PLACES TO SEE AND VISIT
Peter the Pelican
Despite being an animal it has turned out to be one of the most recognizable Mykonos’ attractions. It appears in lots and lots of postcards and really appeals to tourists. Its initial name is Petros (Peter in English) and you might as well consider it a mascot for the island of the winds. It adores the little quaint alleys of Chora, but in most likelihood you will come across it near the dock. Don’t be afraid. Get closer and caress it. It’s used to being around with visitors.
This glorious dwelling dates back to 1735 when it was actually built. It boasts a collection of approximately 6,000 literary books. Most of them are written in Greek. Most of the volumes found there were donated by famous Greek and overseas historians and artists. It won’t cost you a fortune to visit this historical building and get to know with Cycladic history of art and tradition. Besides, the place was recently renovated.
That gem can be found in Kastro area in Mykonos. It has been functioning for sixty years now and it was inaugurated thanks to a Greek professor named Kyriazopoulos. Old photographs, antique pieces of furniture and even dated musical instruments are on display in that fantastic museum. In fact, such a place is an immersion into local Greek lifestyle and Cycladic history. It’s a must for all Mykonos’ guests and should be on top of the places to visit upon arrival.
If you are after fresh air, vast green spaces and worshipping, that is a perfect place. It is spotted in Ano Mera, one of the biggest Mykonos’ villages and is a must unless you are in a hurry. There are only women nuns living there so please be respectful and dress accordingly. Otherwise, you won’t be allowed to enter the place. There is no fare of course. Just take a bottle of water with you in case you get thirsty wandering around.
WHAT TO DO
Massage and Spa
Here is a great opportunity for you and your friends to relax and forget about all your problems at work. A nice massage therapy is the best way to end a tiring day walking along and across the island. It’s not very pricey and it will give you the chance to contemplate and decide on your next travel destinations. Spa centers are also soothing and comforting and should be given a shot if you feel stressed from everyday routine.
That’s an activity you might never have tried up until now. There are quite a few riding places that offer a tour just for fun or for therapeutic reasons when needed. Not all of them are within walking distance of the Chora, but you will get one nearby. This experience is indeed something else you should attempt at least once in your life. Some guests have rated that experience as the best they had during their short stay on the island and that speaks for itself.
Another absolutely interesting activity that you might enjoy if sea and water are your cup of tea. You can take a boat trip around the island or visit close isles. You can choose to be the skipper of your yacht or let a professional do the job for you and just enjoy the sea and the sun along with the scenery. You can ask for some sailing courses too. They are a bit expensive but they certainly worth every penny you’ll spend.
P.S. Don’t omit to book a fabulous Mykonos villa to transfer your stay to another level of convenience and pleasure!