Gay-popular Kastro’s Bar has been around for 40 years. With island furnishings and a small balcony overlooking the sea, the bar offers an intimate and relaxed atmosphere. A good place for early evening drinks or coffee before dinner time. Fruit cocktails are a specialty here.
The Church of Panagia Paraportiani is situated in the neighborhood of Kastro, in the town of Chora. Its name literally means "Our Lady of the Side Gate" in Greek, as its entrance was found in the side gate of the entrance to the Kastro area. Construction of this church started in 1425 and was not completed until the 17th century. This impressive, whitewashed church actually consists of five separate churches which are joined: the four churches (dedicated to Saint Eustathios, Saint Sozon, Saints Anargyroi and Saint Anastasia) are at ground level and constitute the base of the fifth church that has been built above them.
The Armenistis lighthouse stands proudly overlooking the island of Tinos. Still a fully functioning lighthouse, this landmark is a must-see on your trip to Mykonos. "Fanari" which translates to "lantern" in Greek, is a scenic coastal road offering some of the most spectacular views on the island just 6.5km from Chora.
These iconic windmills overlooking Little Venice date back to the 16th century when islanders used wind power to grind grain. There are 16 windmills in total, and while they are no longer operational, they stand as a monument to early innovation. The views from there are spectacular: From this hilltop you can see Chora and the harbor in the distance. While you're there, you might want to check out the nearby Mykonos Agricultural Museum, part of the Mykonos Folk Museum.
One of the most popular areas with tourists is Little Venice. Little Venice in Mykonos is a charming little area, that is not far from the famous windmills. Little Venice’s outlook to the sea, the buildings that overhang the water and the windmills in the background make this area the subject of many paintings and is indeed a photographers dream. A visit isn’t complete without a stop here for an afternoon drink or to dine as the sun goes down.