Enjoy romantic strolls along the waterfront in Little Venice.
Nestled along the coastline of Mykonos Town, the picturesque district of Little Venice transports visitors back to an earlier era with its quaint beauty and charming details. As its name suggests, Little Venice’s architecture and ambience evoke the spirit of Venice with brightly coloured houses sitting romantically at the water’s edge.
What can I do in Little Venice, Mykonos?
Stroll down the stone footpaths to admire the buildings’ signature design features. Wooden balconies and colorful shutters accent the outside of the structures built closely together overlooking the sea. Flower boxes and cascading bougainvillea vines further add to the district’s romantic allure. Little Venice was once home to aristocrats and wealthy merchants, and the area still retains an exclusive atmosphere.
Pause to enjoy Little Venice’s main attraction – the iconic row of waterfront cafes and bars situated directly over the sea. Sip coffee or fruity cocktails while soaking up incredible views of island sunsets. Watch boats bob gently in the harbor as you dine alfresco on fresh Greek fare. The district transitions smoothly from a relaxed daytime vibe to a livelier evening ambience when live music fills the seaside venues.
For an elevated experience, visit one of Little Venice’s exclusive lounge bars. Astra is a rooftop cocktail bar drawing Mykonos’ jetset who come to mingle and admire the vista over champagne. Nearby, high-end restaurant Katrin offers a gourmet take on Greek cuisine paired with fine wines from its cellar collection, along with a sea view dining room.
No visit to Little Venice is complete without catching one of Mykonos’ famous sunsets lighting up the district in a golden glow each evening. Arrive early to secure prime viewing spots where you can watch the sun dip into the horizon of the Aegean Sea. Most restaurants and bars have optimal sunset-watching terraces and verandas too.
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Where is Little Venice Quarter in Mykonos?
Little Venice is nestled along the northern coastline of Mykonos Town, overlooking the main harbour where whitewashed buildings and colourful cafes line the waterfront. It’s often referred to as one of the prettiest parts of the island, and is one of the best places to watch the sunset.
Where shall I visit in Little Venice?
Little Venice’s maze of seaside lanes and whitewashed buildings offers much to explore. Stroll the picturesque alleys to admire the colorful houses before stopping at Galleraki café for the best sunset viewing over cocktails on its waterfront terrace.
One of the oldest gay bars in Mykonos, the Montparnasse café-bar enchants its patrons with its coastal charm and a laid-back atmosphere. Perched high above the serene waterfront of Little Venice, its al fresco terrace not only provides an exceptional backdrop for witnessing breathtaking sunsets but also offers an ideal perch for people-watching. Enjoy your choice of coffee or cocktails beneath striped awnings, or tuck into authentic Greek cuisine with locally-sourced seafood and exquisite wine pairings. As the night unfolds, the venue transforms into a relaxed lounge with occasional live music and DJs, all while overlooking the picturesque waterfront.
Craving authentic Greek food? Try Katerina’s for fresh grilled fish and regional small plates on an intimate patio. This chic restaurant is owned and run by the first female Greek naval captain and her family, and makes a fantastic place to watch the sunset. It features a restaurant on the bottom level, with a stylish cocktail bar on the first floor, both with terraces over the water.
For upscale dining, Nammos boasts an elegant cuisine and wine list along with luxury boutique shopping. This exclusive eatery is often where you can find celebrities and influencers who are drawn in by exquisite food and world-class service.
Don’t miss sunset drinks on the roof deck at ultra-chic bar Astra to mingle with Mykonos’ jetset crowd. It stands as a renowned nightclub, known for its vibrant atmosphere reminiscent of the swinging ’60s and ’70s, making it a standout destination in the beach city.
If you’re visiting in the evening, legendary nightclub Caprice sits directly over the sea – arrive early to secure a spot on its beachfront patio.
End your night at beautiful by-the-sea bar Skandinavian for craft cocktails and chill ambience. With its picturesque setting and venues to suit every taste, Little Venice offers something special around every corner.
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