Staying at a Mykonos villa rental will bring you close to some of the magnificent attractions of this city. Mykonos is probably one of the most famous islands in Greece. It is a picturesque fishing village with many well-preserved historical sites. There are also several places of interest that you should see while staying in a Mykonos vacation home, most of which can be explored in a day. The island has a great bus system, so hopping from one bus to the next will bring you to some of the notable attractions in the island.
Strolling along the roads of Mykonos Town is an adventure in itself. There are numerous attractions confined within the town that you can go to. The Archaeological Museum is situated just across the commercial harbor of the town and houses marble sculptures, jewelry and ceramics which were recovered from the islands of Mykonos, Renia and Delos.
Walk over to the main harbor entrance and you will see the majestic and world-famous Paraportiani. This church is the main attraction in the oldest section of town, called Kastro or the castle area.
Take a bus at the central bus station of the town in Fabrika to bring you to the most western part of Mykonos, where you can spend some time in Little Venice. This small village features buildings that are constructed on the sea's edge with most balconies hanging over the water. This charming district is one of the prettiest places in the area with its colorful two- or three-story buildings. The village begins from the beach of Aleukantras and ends on the old Castle district.
Ride another bus which will bring you to Ano Mera, which is one of the most important of the older villages in Mykonos. The short bus trip, approximately five miles east of Mykonos, will bring you to the monastery of Our Lady of Tourlani which features woodcarving ornaments. Explore the collection of valuable vestments, embroideries and ecclesiastical vessels in the monastery. Go to the courtyard and check out the bell tower and marble fountain.
If you want to spend some time on the beach, then hop onto one of the regular bus services in town and travel 2½ miles to Platis Yialos. This is one of the most popular beaches in the Mediterranean. There are several facilities that provide rental of water equipment including water skis, pedal boats, snorkeling and scuba gear. From the pier in Platis Yialos, take a ferry boat that will bring you to the other beaches in Elia, Super Paradise, Agrari and Paranga.
After taking the ferry in Platis Yialos, step off to Super Paradise which is one of the most cosmopolitan beaches on the island. This beach has crystal clear, blue waters in a small but deep bay. However, be aware that half of the beach permits nude bathing and is frequented by the gay community.
There are generally two main bus stations in the island - the north bus and south bus station. The north bus station will bring you to Ano Mera, Tourlos, Agios Stefanos and Elia. The south bus station, on the other hand, has regular service to Paraga, Paradise Beach, Ornos and the airport.
Stay at a beautiful Mykonos vacation home and spend your day exploring the different sights and sounds the island has to offer. You can check out the listing on VacationHomes.com to search for a rental based on price, amenities offered and location.