A trip to Mykonos isn’t complete without a visit to Little Venice, built right on the water

Little Venice (Alefkandra) is a collection of two and three storey medieval houses built right on the waterfront at the most westerly point of Mykonos Chora. Bright colours on wooden balconies decorate these former fishing houses and once the preserve of rich sea merchants and captains. Now many are converted into bars, cafés and even galleries. In fact the area is famous as a base and subject matter for many artists over the years. Being built right on the water, you can see how it is reminiscent of the Italian city of Venice, hence it’s name.

Little Venice’s outlook to the sea, the houses that were built right on the water and the windmills in the background make this area the subject of many paintings and a photographer’s dream. A visit to Mykonos isn’t complete without a stop here for an afternoon drink or a romantic dinner as the sun goes down. It is claimed to be one of the most picturesque spots in Mykonos and together with the windmills is a perfect spot to watch the sunset. While in Mykonos town do not forget that there are great rent a villa options in the area offering upscale amenities.

How to get to Little Venice