Mykonos is one of the most beautiful Greek islands in the Aegean Sea. The island offers a variety of scenic places from the iconic windmills to the whitewashed houses, every place is photogenic. Blue and white are the predominant colors on the island and add that ‘Greece’ feeling to every picture that you take. I´ve put together a guide of my favorite photo spots in Mykonos. Make sure to check it out before your next Mykonos visit.
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Kato Mili Windmills
The windmills of Kato Mili are probably one of the most famous and iconic photo spots in Mykonos. You can find 16 windmills in total on the island, of which five are located on a small hill above Mykonos town overlooking the sea. The scenery is perfect for taking unforgettable pictures. It´s also a great place to watch the sunset. However, it will be most crowded during sunset time, so if you want to enjoy the windmills alone it´s better to visit at sunrise.
Boni’s Windmill is a hidden gem compared to the windmills of Kato Mili. It was my favorite windmill in Mykonos. Not many people visit Boni’s windmill so the chances to be alone are pretty big. What I liked most about the windmill were the breathtaking views above Mykonos town and the harbor. It´s one of the best viewpoints of the city – you can even see the windmills of Kato Mili from up there. Definitely a must-see!
Little Venice’s alleys
Mykonos is famous for its unique cobblestoned streets. The perfect place to take typical Mykonos pictures with white and blue buildings. I would recommend wandering through Mykonos town without a map and getting lost in the charming alleys. It´s the best way to explore the old town and I promise, you will find so many beautiful streets to photograph by accident. A great contrast to the white and blue streets are the colorful bougainvilleas that are present all over the town. No matter where you go, it´s unbelievably photogenic! The best time to visit the small alleys is early in the morning before the crowds arrive. Tip: Make sure that you also visit the waterfront of Little Venice.
Paraportiani church is the oldest church in Mykonos. This impressive white-washed church has a very unique architecture and the staircase of the church is perfect to take pictures of someone walking up or down. Make sure to capture the blue sky behind the white church as it´s a great contrast and you will have the typical Greece colors in your picture.
Agios Nikolaos Church (Mykonos Old Port)
Another beautiful church to capture on your Mykonos photos is Agios Nikolaos church. This quaint and picturesque church is located right at the old port of Mykonos town. It´s one of the tiniest churches I´ve ever seen but looks very impressive in pictures. If you´re visiting this church, it´s also a great idea to take some pictures of the surrounding old port with the traditional fishing boats.
One of the most Insta-famous spots in Mykonos town is probably the “#Happiness” store. The storefront is so cute so it´s impossible not to take a picture there. The best time to come here is early in the morning because the spot gets very crowded during the day. On top of the store lives an old lady which you can see out on her balcony oftentimes. She is as cute as the shop and will smile and wave at you.
A cute spot to take pictures is the entrance of Avra Restaurant. Here you can easily take a picture with all the features Mykonos is famous for in one shot: White-washed houses, a blue door, a cobble-stoned street and beautiful bougainvilleas. What more could you ask for!?
Mykonos is known for its pristine beaches with golden sand and crystal clear water. My favorite beach, of the beaches that we visited, was Ornos Beach. The beach is located 2 kilometers southwest of Mykonos town. It´s a perfect place to relax at the beach and enjoy lunch or dinner in one of the many restaurants or beach bars. We visited in early October and the beach wasn´t crowded at all but it´s probably different in high season.
Armenistis Lighthouse is located in a remote place in the north-western part of the island. This site offers incredible views of the Aegean Sea and the scenic surroundings. The white tower above the sea cliffs looks stunning from every angle. It´s also a great place to take dramatic sunset pictures in the late afternoon. Armenistis Lighthouse is definitely worth to be included in your itinerary.
No matter where in Mykonos you are staying, most of the hotels offer amazing photo locations right in front of your hotel door. So in case you´re staying in for one day, you can still take amazing pictures. We stayed at Myconian Avaton and took pictures of the traditional white architecture of the hotel, the epic hotel view over the sea and the incredible infinity pool. You only have to be creative.
Pictures taken at Myconian Avaton
Lastly, the Greek cuisine is not only super delicious but also looks great in a picture. Most of the evenings we had dinner in one of the seafront restaurants in Mykonos town. We loved the atmosphere there and enjoyed breathtaking romantic sunsets right by the sea. Definitely unforgettable!
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