Little Venice – This area in Mykonos town just by the sea, will remind you of Venice a little bit. This a great place for romantic stroll. Explore the numerous shops and eateries, restaurants and bars, at your own pace.
The narrow whitewashed streets and brightly coloured painted staircases adds beauty and character to this island. Not only that, if you are lucky enough, you can also come across Petros,
Petros, the pelican, is one of the most fascinating stories about this island. Pelicans, as you may know, are not natives to islands such as Mykonos. But in 1958, a wounded great white pelican was found off the coast of Mykonos by a local fisherman. The locals nursed it back to health and ever since it has become the mascot of Mykonos.
The original Petros was unfortunately killed in a car accident in December 1985. Subsequently, three new pelicans has taken up residence around the main town of Mykonos. One, honorifically, was given the name “Petros”. If you are lucky, you can get a glimpse of the Petros as it strolls leisurely in their own pace through the city’s many alleyways in Little Venice.
The windmills of Mykonos, one of the most iconic symbols of this island, is also located in this area. A bit worn down today, most of them were built by the Venetians (yes!) in the 16th century, but their construction continued into the early 20th century. They were primarily used to mill wheat. Whilst you can see them at any time during the day, they look their best in the evening during sunset.
Little Venice also is perfect to see an amazing sunset, with the windmills in the background, whilst drinking a cold beer (or whatever you choice of drink is).
It is recommended to book tables for sunset views in advance to avoid disappointment. However, there is always the rocky shore if you can’t get a table at one of the bars.