How to Spend One Day on Mykonos

Cruise ship travel is a great way to relax and see the world. This type of holiday travel is preferred by many who wish to visit a few popular destinations in one trip. Every summer thousands of visitors come to Mykonos on a cruise ship thus they only have a few hours to spend on this popular Cyclades island. To make the most of your experience, we have complied a list of tips on how to spend one day on Mykonos.


One day on Mykonos: Where to go and what to see 

Explore Mykonos Town (Chora)

All the cruise ships arrive to the New Port of Mykonos. You can get a bus which is only a short ride away from the Mykonos Town (Chora). We recommend that you make your way straight to the Windmills of Mykonos from where you can also experience the postcard perfect views of Little Venice, a picturesque neighborhood with two- and three-storey houses, perched above the Aegean Sea.

 Once you have taken your photos at the Mykonos landmarks make your way inside the picturesque alleys of Mykonos Town. The narrow cobblestone streets are lined with souvenir shops, boutiques and numerous bars and restaurants. 

For a list of souvenir ideas check out our posts on Souvenirs from Mykonos: With Love from Greece

Visit Panagia Paraportiani


You might also like to visit the Panagia Paraportiani Church of Mykonos, which is one of the most photographed churches on the island. What makes this church unique is that it is made up of five small churches.


Discover Mykonos Beaches

 After spending your morning exploring the charms of Mykonos Town we recommend that you head to the beach to get a true taste of summer on Mykonos.

 Mykonos is known for some of the best beaches in Europe. You can either get a boat which departs from Old Mykonos port and passes through various beaches located on the south or take a bus which departs from Fabrika square. To help you get around Mykonos check out our post here


Mykonos has beaches for all ages and preferences. Whether you are looking to party or to skip the crowds, there is a beach suitable for everyone.

 Check out our posts on all the different beaches of Mykonos.

Economical Beaches of Mykonos

Best Windsurfing Beaches on Mykonos

Top Secret Beaches of Mykonos

Party Beaches on Mykonos

Top Family Friendly Beaches in Mykonos

Most Relaxing Beaches in Mykonos


 Take a day-trip to Delos

One of the most popular day trips from Mykonos is to Delos, a small island that held importance in ancient Greece. Delos is the birthplace of god Apollo and goddess Artemis, an island created by Zeus where his lover Leto could give birth to the twins.

On this historical island you can admire the temples dedicated to Apollo, Leto, Artemis, Hera and Zeus, among others. This massive open-air museum will amaze with its rich collections and fascinating history.


Visit Vioma Winery

Wine lovers will enjoy a visit to a small family-run vineyard in Ano Mera which offers an authentic Greek countryside experience.  The Mykonos Vioma Winery has been producing organic wine for more than 20 years. In the heart of Mykonos, you can savor organic food and amazing wine — a truly authentic culinary experience.

There is a reason why Mykonos is such a popular destination and once you visit you will want to return. We hope that you find our guide to one day on Mykonos useful. For those who are planning your second trip to Mykonos we will be delighted to welcome you at Villa Hurmuses. Have you been to Mykonos?

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