24 Hours on the Island of Mykonos, Greece

We were invited by NEON Greece who kindly sponsored our trip to Mykonos. All images, words and opinions are ours.

Although the main reason for our trip to Mykonos was to see two exhibitions (SIGHT by Antony Gormley on the island of Delos and The Palace at 4 A.M at the Archaeological Museum of Mykonos) we had a few hours to take a walk around the Old Town for some traditional white and blue sights.

As usual, we were up and out early to roam the streets and enjoy the town in peace before heading back to our hotel for breakfast.

24 Hours in Mykonos, Greece by Haarkon
24 Hours in Mykonos, Greece by Haarkon
24 Hours in Mykonos, Greece by Haarkon
24 Hours in Mykonos, Greece by Haarkon
24 Hours in Mykonos, Greece by Haarkon
24 Hours in Mykonos, Greece by Haarkon
24 Hours in Mykonos, Greece by Haarkon
24 Hours in Mykonos, Greece by Haarkon
24 Hours in Mykonos, Greece by Haarkon
24 Hours in Mykonos, Greece by Haarkon

Mykonos is famous for its windmills which sit proudly on the shore next to Little Venice. They were mainly built by the Venetians in the 16th century and used to mill wheat.

24 Hours in Mykonos, Greece by Haarkon
24 Hours in Mykonos, Greece by Haarkon
24 Hours in Mykonos, Greece by Haarkon

Exploring the tiny streets and getting lost is part of the charm of visiting Greek towns like this and if you feel like you’re lost a great tip is to just head downhill towards the Aegean Sea and start again.

The dedication they have to keeping everything so white and clean is incredible, they were literally mopping the streets at 8am.

24 Hours in Mykonos, Greece by Haarkon
24 Hours in Mykonos, Greece by Haarkon
24 Hours in Mykonos, Greece by Haarkon
24 Hours in Mykonos, Greece by Haarkon
24 Hours in Mykonos, Greece by Haarkon
24 Hours in Mykonos, Greece by Haarkon
24 Hours in Mykonos, Greece by Haarkon
24 Hours in Mykonos, Greece by Haarkon
24 Hours in Mykonos, Greece by Haarkon
24 Hours in Mykonos, Greece by Haarkon
Hotel Rochari in Mykonos, Greece
24 Hours in Mykonos, Greece by Haarkon
Hotel Rochari in Mykonos, Greece
Hotel Rochari in Mykonos, Greece
Hotel Rochari in Mykonos, Greece
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Hotel Rochari in Mykonos, Greece


We stayed in the Rochari Hotel which sits a little on the hillside and so gave us great views over the rooftops - we could see cruise ships coming into port and kids playing football in the amphitheatre down the street. In our two nights there we had enough time to enjoy the peace and quiet of the hotel pool and really benefited from being a little further away from all the hen/stag-do action. Mykonos is known as a bit of a party island so it was really interesting to see a completely different side to it - it certainly felt relaxing and we’d definitely go back to explore more.