Mykonos has an exceptional vivid nightlife. Due to the world-class facilities, the island still receives many people from the upper class, such as artists and political personalities from all continents. However, it is also a place that attracts many younger generations and wild parties. From chic and expensive bars offering excellent drinks and food to modern clubs and cafeterias, Mykonos has it all. For those who prefer a more romantic night style, there is the famous neighborhood of Little Venice in Mykonos Town, with a great variety of bars at the beach front.
Mykonos Little Venice
Little Venice is one of the most romantic places in the whole of Mykonos. This neighborhood is replete with elegant and gorgeous old houses that are situated precariously on the edge of the sea. Many discerning travelers in the past have fallen in love with this charming quarter to its magnetic appeal. Quite amazing are the sunset views from Little Venice. Its whitewashed edifices against the backdrop of the azure blue Aegean Sea is simply marvelous. The air of nonchalance that prevails in Little Venice disarms the most discerning of travelers. Little Venice evolved from the picturesque Alevkantra beach and extends right into the peripherial areas of Kastro, as it is popularly referred to. Visitors are highly recommended to stay in one of the quaint houses that dot the Mykonos shoreline for the sheer pleasure that they afford. You can sit down with a peg or two of your favorite tipple in the quintessential wooden stairways even as the surging waves crash underneath. A truly magical aura indeed.
The ethereal beauty of Little Venice is such that it has and still is a favorite haunt of highly acclaimed artists who have made this charming neighborhood of Mykonos their home. In fact many an artist have portrayed the magnetic beauty of Little Venice in their priceless artworks, etchings and paintings thereby promoting the reputation of this esteemed neighborhood of Mykonos to the outside world. No wonder, Little Venice is today among the most photographed tourist neighborhood in the whole of Europe. Little Venice is fully geared up to cater to the whims and fancies of the discerning international travelers. There are plenty of entertainment options ranging from pulsating discotheques to well-stocked bars where party animals are known to jive well past midnight. Art galleries too abound here and exhibitions of renowned artists area a regular feature. In the days of yore, many distinguished sailors had built their houses right on the picturesque shoreline. Many of these houses have today been converted into chic bars which are still very conspicuous by their old world charm. You can still sit down with your folks over endless pegs of your favorite liqueur and watch the solitary shipping vessel cruise by at the distant horizon creating a surreal impression.
In the ancient times, Delos was a major religious pilgrimage but with time it acquired political importance. Many temples and buildings were constructed, the Delian games were celebrated every five years, the treasury of the Delian League was kept there, congresses were held in the temple of Apollo and the largest slave market in the region was maintained on the island. Apart from a religious centre, Delos was never properly inhabited. Today it is an open archaeological site and also has an interesting museum.