Mykonian Countryside Tour with Chora and Little Venice
We set off by coach from Mykonos Town, also known
as Chora and head for Omos.
It’s a picturesque fishing harbour and popular
anchorage sitting on a narrow isthmus between two
beaches and its streets are lined with tavernas.
We visit the lovely colourful beaches of Agia Anna and
On our return trip to Chora we call at the traditional
village of Ano Mera and the monastery of Panagia
Tourliani, founded in 1542.
It houses a wonderful collection of icons and has a
beautiful bell tower and marble fountain, well worth
The delightful village square of Ano Mera is the perfect
spot for a short break and maybe a coffee. You’ll be
relaxing in one of the island’s oldest communities.
Back in Mykonos Town we stop at the Paraportiani
church (which literally means Our Lady of the Side
Gate and is actually made up of five churches) and
the Folklore Museum. Here you can see many exhibits
including traditional costumes, furniture and personal
items typical of Mykonos life in the late 19th and early
20th centuries. It’s a fascinating glimpse into the
island of more than 100 years ago.
We finish at Little Venice, the neighbourhood of
Alefkhandra to admire those famous windmills, a sight
you can surely never tire of.