25 Jul The 20 Most Instagrammable Places in Mykonos
Mykonos is one of the most famous Greek Islands! Part of the Cyclades, it’s lying in the middle of the Aegean Sea in the Southeast of Athens. It’s very popular amongst the tourists for its nightlife and its good vibes. But it’s also very photogenic and it’s full of picturesque spots! Discover here a wide list of 20 most instagrammable places in Mykonos with their exact location! If you are wondering what are the best places to visit in Mykonos, this will also help you!
In this Mykonos travel and photo guide, I will also give you all the information you need to help you prepare your trip to Mykonos.
Enjoy all the best photo spots in Mykonos!
Little Venice is this the pretty area of Mykonos town located on the waterfront near the famous windmills. It got its name from the real city of Venice, as some architects took it as an inspiration for the buildings here. It’s filled with bars, restaurants, and little boutiques. It’s one of the most instagrammable places in Mykonos, because of its ideal location, and because of the charming architecture. For these reasons, Little Venice is one of the very best places to watch the sunset in Mykonos. People like to sit at one of the numerous terraces of the cafes with direct views on the waterfront and the windmills. The whole area is usually lively and in the evening the ambiance is even more festive as the bars stay open super late!
Location: Little Venice in Mykonos Town
My secret photo tip: if you come in the morning, you will appreciate the beauty of Little Venice when it’s quiet. But if you come in the afternoon and in the evening, you will enjoy its vibrant atmosphere. It’s worth coming here at different moments of the day to experience this area to the fullest!
The famous Windmills of Mykonos
The windmills are one of the most iconic features of Mykonos! You can find them all around the island. Four of them are standing on hill in front of the sea near Little Venice in Mykonos Town (aka Chora). They are named Kato Mili, meaning lower mills in Greek. The Venetians built them in the 16th century to mill flour and they have been refurbished and restored recently.
Kato Mili and Little Venice are the most popular places to watch the sunset in Mykonos. It’s worth coming to this area at the end of the day because the show is beautiful!
Location: the windmills of Mykonos, Mpaoumi, Mykonos 846 00. The iconic Windmills Kato Mili are close to Little Venice in Mykonos Town. You cannot miss them as you can see them from afar!
My secret photo tip: if you want to take a photo of the windmills without the crowd it’s better to go there in the morning. At sunset it will be very busy, so you will have to get creative to find a good perspective!
If you walk around the little alleys of Mykonos town you cannot miss the house with the “#HAPPINESS” sign. It’s a shop on the ground floor and a private home of the second floor. With such a joyful sign, it’s obviously one of the best Instagram spots in Mykonos!
Location: “#Happiness Mykonos” – Κούζη Γεωργούλη (Georgouli in the name of the street written in English) 40, Mykonos Town, 846 00.
My secret photo tip: as the house is in the middle of 2 alleys, I recommend taking a photo here early in the morning or you might have too many people in your background.
The bougainvillea at La Maison de Katrin restaurant
La Maison de Katrin is a lovely restaurant located in one of the narrow alleys of Chora, aka Mykonos Town. It’s of the most instagrammable places in Mykonos because of the giant bougainvillea on top of it. The flowers of this tree have an intense magenta color that is the most picturesque! Katrin serves a good Greek and French cuisine. And you will have the possibility to eat on the terrace directly below the bougainvillea! FYI count at least 35 euros for the main course.
Location: La Maison de Katrin Restaurant, Nikiou 1, Mykonos Town 846 00
My secret photo tip: you can easily take a photo here in the morning and you will have the bougainvillea all to yourself. Or you can eat there and enjoy the terrace, but you won’t be alone 🙂
Also, FYI I took my photos here mid-June. You might not see the bougainvillea in full bloom if you come at a different time of the year.
The bougainvillea at mspace boutique
If you like bougainvillea and you are in front of Katrin restaurant, take the alley on the left side of the restaurant and you will be welcomed with more flowers! This alley leads to a little women fashion shop named “mspace”. The house is surrounded by magenta bougainvillea flowers. And the red balcony on the second floor is matching perfectly with the surroundings! That’s why I added it to my list of the best photo spots in Mykonos.
Location: mspace – near the boutique named Anapolo
My secret photo tip: as the alleys here are super narrow, it’s better to come early in the morning to take your photos.
The little street with white buildings and blue staircases
The little streets in Mykonos are full of charm with their whitewashed buildings and their colorful doors, shutters, staircases, and balconies! They are all so photogenic! If you are looking for a cute one to capture as part of the best Instagram photo spots, this alley with the blue doors and staircases is a good example! But if you wander in Mykonos town you will find plenty of other ones 🙂 .
Location: Street just in front of Hibiscus fruit parlor and bakery in Mykonos town
My secret photo tip: come early in the morning to enjoy it without the crowds. Also, there is a fruit parlor bakery around the corner named Hibiscus. It might be interesting if you want to enjoy some sweet treats (although to be honest the ice creams from here were far from being the best I have ever eaten).
If you love shopping, you will love Mykonos! The streets of Chora (Mykonos town) are filled with cute souvenirs shops, little boutiques, and designer shops. Truth be told, it’s quite hard to wander in these alleys and not buy anything. I stumbled on this souvenir shop as I was walking in one of the main shopping alleys in Chora and I fell immediately in love! It’s so picturesque and full of little treasures to bring back home!
Location: Pelagos Mykonos – Agiou Efthimiou 16, Mikonos 846 00
My secret photo tip: The front store of this souvenir shop is lovely when it’s all set up. So, it’s better to come during the day if you want a photo here. Simply be patient and wait for the street to be a bit quieter to get a photo! Also, please be respectful and ask the owner/ the staff if they can let you take a photo.
I told you that Mykonos was a paradise for shopping lovers and photographers, this boutique is another great example of it! This one is specialized in design furniture and decoration. It’s named “Chora”, which is also the name of Mykonos Town. Actually Chora (meaning “Town” in Greek), is often used as the name of the main town on an island, when the name of the island itself is the same as the name of the principal town. Anyway, this shop is so cute that I added it to the list of the most instagrammable places in Mykonos 🙂 .
Location: Chora – 43 Florou Zouganeli Str, Mikonos 846 00, Grèce
My secret photo tip: this shop would look better when it’s open with some of the cool items being displayed in front of it. So, it’s better to come during the day to take a photo of it! You might to have a bit to have no photobomber but it’s worth it! Also, please be respectful and ask the owner/ the staff if they can let you take a photo.
Kastro’s restaurant is one of the cutest cafes in Mykonos! Located in the north of the area of Little Venice, Kastro’s has an ideal location on the sea. From here you will get an extraordinary view of the windmills and it’s also a great spot to admire the sunset. That’s why it is definitely one of the best places to take photos in Mykonos. Katro’s building dates from the 18th century. It was serving some of the best cocktails in town since 1976 but it’s now also a restaurant with a Greek and Mediterranean cuisine. FYI count on average 30 euros for a main dish, but some dishes are cheaper.
Location: Kastro’s Restaurant – Bar 1, Agiwn Anargurwn Paraportiani, Little Venice, Mykonos – PO Box 69 – 84600
My secret photo tip: Kastro’s opens around 9 am so if you want to enjoy a drink in the little alley leading to the sea without too many people I recommend coming at the opening.
Paraportiani Orthodox Church
Right close by Katro’s restaurant, you will find a beautiful, whitewashed church named Paraportiani Orthodox Church. Its construction started in 1425 but finished only in the 17th century. The architecture of Paraportiani Orthodox Church is impressive and quite original as it consists of five separate churches joined together. Four churches stand on the ground level and the fifth one was built on top of them. That’s the reason why it’s worth to check it out as one of the best Instagram photo spots in Mykonos!
Location: Paraportiani Orthodox Church – Χώρα (Chora), Mykonos 846 00
My secret photo tip: Be aware that this area is extremely windy!
Viewpoint of Mykonos
If you want to take a great photo of Mykonos town and its surroundings, you should try to get higher up! Therefore, I will recommend you in this guide of the most instagrammable places in Mykonos an unofficial “viewpoint”. Here you will be able to take great photos of Mykonos from above. It’s a great spot to see all the bay of Mykonos town with the harbor, the iconic windmills and much more!
Location: You can find this viewpoint behind the hotel Mykonos Town Villas near Mykonos Old Port.
My secret photo tip: Be aware that this is not official viewpoint, just a random place. To access it you will have first to climb a series of stairs leading to the hotel Mykonos Town Villas. Once you are in the stairs near the hotel, you will have to climb a bit more on the right to access the little plateau with the wall where you can take a picture. Of course, pay attention not to fall over the wall 🙂 .
Bougainvillea at Mamalouka restaurant
Mamalouka restaurant is one of the most instagrammable places in Mykonos because of the beautiful purple bougainvillea growing in front of the entrance! It’s super cute! By the way did you know that the flowers of bougainvillea can have many colors? They can be magenta (the most common color), pink, purple, orange, yellow and white. This restaurant serves a Mediterranean and local cuisine. FYI count between 20/30 euros for the main dish.
Location: Mamalouka Restaurant – Kouzi Georgouli, Mykonos Town 846 00
My secret photo tip: it’s possible to take a photo here at any time of the day. But as I passed a few times in front of it, I noticed that the light was interesting at the end of the day before sunset. Also FYI, I visited Mykonos mid-June, so you might not see the bougainvillea in bloom if you travel there earlier or later in the year.
Negrita is one of the numerous seafront bars of Little Venice in Mykonos town. It has not only an ideal location with a terrace directly in front of the sea, but also a very cute bougainvillea decoration! Those are two great reasons to make it part of my best Instagram photo spots in Mykonos! I loved it here! Cherry on top: they have many good cocktails! Their signature cocktail is actually named Negrita and it comes with a cherry on top 😉 .
Location: Negrita – Little Venice, Mykonos Town 846 00
My secret photo tip: Negrita is extremely popular at the end of the day. If you want to make sure to have a seat for sunset, it’s better to book in advance. Also be aware that if you want to get a table after 4pm you must spend a minimum budget of at least 40/50 euros pp if I remember correctly. Therefore, if you want to take a photo here and you are on a budget, I recommend coming between 12pm (their opening hour) and 4pm. During this time there is no minimum budget.
Nice n’Easy Restaurant
Nice n’Easy is one of the seafront restaurants of Little Venice. It’s ideally located at the entrance of Little Venice close to the beach and the iconic windmills. It’s obviously very coveted at sunset as you have an amazing view! Therefore, it’s one of the most instagrammable places in Mykonos! They serve a Mediterranean and local cuisine. FYI count between 15 and 30 euros for the main dish.
Location: Nice n’Easy – Alefkadra Square, Mykonos Town 846 00
My secret photo tip: You will have to book a table in advance if you want to be there for the sunset, especially if you want to sit near the waterfront. But if you come during the day before 6pm, you should be able to get one of their very best table near the sea without too many difficulties. Nevertheless, you will be asked to leave for the customers who booked these tables for sunset.
Metropolitan Church in Little Venice
You will find cute churches everywhere in Mykonos! It’s interesting to notice that they have a lot of different styles of architecture. This Greek Orthodox church located in Little Venice in Alefkandra square is named Metropolitan Church, or Megali Panagia. It’s quite remarkable because of its tall bell tower, the Greek flag on the side, and the little flags (or pennants) hanging around the square. That’s why it’s part of my list of the best photo spots in Mykonos!
Location: Metropolitan Church – Alefkadra Square, Mykonos Town 846 00. This church is just behind the restaurant named Nice n’Easy.
My secret photo tip: this place is quiet in the morning, but you can manage to take a good photo during the rest of the day too if you are a bit patient.
The Old Port
Just behind Little Venice, you will find the Old Port of Mykonos. This area is very picturesque with a small sandy beach (Agia Anna Beach), some charming buildings and boats, and great views on the Aegean Sea. You will find here many boutiques, hotels, bars, and restaurants, especially in the southern part of the Old Port. Therefore, it’s quite lively and must visit! The traditional fish market of Mykonos is also taking place here. It was very nice to walk around here and it’s definitely a great place to take photos in Mykonos!
Location: Old Port Mykonos 846 00
My secret photo tip: come here at sunset to enjoy the views, the bars, and restaurants! Although I was there around midday, and it was pleasant as well.
Pretty Church with a red dome in the Old Port
As you walk around in the Old Port area you might notice a few cute churches. One especially caught my attention because of its red dome: very picturesque! That why I didn’t hesitate to add it in my list of the best photos spots in Mykonos.
Location: Agia Anna Church – Old Port Mykonos 846 00
My secret photo tip: the side of the church where I took my photo is not busy at all so you can take a photo here easily during the day.
Stairs I love Mykonos
As I was strolling in the little alleys in Mykonos I stumbled on this adorable white staircase with the “I <3 Mykonos” written on it! I was sure you would appreciate it as well so here it in my guide of the most instagrammable places in Mykonos!
Location: Look for Lascala Mykonos Nails, the staircase is leading to the nail salon
My secret photo tip: you can take a photo here during the day with no issue.
Avra Garden Restaurant
Avra is a charming restaurant located in a courtyard with blooming bougainvillea. With all the flowers, it really looks like a garden! The whole environment is perfect for a romantic dinner and for cute photos. So, head here to have a nice dinner in an Instagram spot!
Avra serves a Greek cuisine and have some international dishes on the menu. The food is good, and the service is quite fast. FYI count 20 to 30 euros for the main dish.
Location: Avra Restaurant – N. Kalogera Street 27, 864 00 Mykonos
My secret photo tip: you can book in advance or come here at the opening if you don’t have a booking. They open at 7pm and at this time of the day it’s easy to get a table! FYI it’s rather expensive compared to a typical Greek restaurant (count between 20/30 euros for the main).
Paradise Beach is the most famous beach club in Mykonos! Located in the southwest of the island, this private beach is well known for its sandy beach, its clear water, and its festive ambiance. It’s a great place to chill on a deckchair on the sand and swim, but as well to dance on the hottest tunes being spun by the World’s Best DJ’s. It’s actually one of the best beach clubs in the world and it exists since 1969! So, Paradise Beach so legendary, I decided to add it to the list of the most instagrammable places in Mykonos!
You will find here a few restaurants and bars, and as well three stages, including an exclusive VIP area, swimming pool and main deck.
Location: Paradise Beach, Mykonos 846 00
My secret photo tip: Arrive in the morning if you want to enjoy the beach before the crowd. But if you are in a festive mood, choose to arrive in the afternoon and stay late at night!
Where to stay in Mykonos
Mykonos is an island of around 85 square square kilometres (33.0 sq mi) but most of the activity is located in a few areas. Therefore here are some basic tips to help you decide where to stay in Mykonos.
Mykonos Town, aka Chora, is the main spot and the most vibrant one on the island. Here you will find bars, restaurants and boutiques for shopping. If you want to do everything by walking it’s the best place to stay. But numerous stunning hotels and resorts are located around the island! If you want to enjoy the best views on the Aegean Sea, you can check all the accomodations along to coast on the western and the southwestern sides. If you are travelling on a budget you will find cheaper properties further inland.
Now I will give your some recommendations for great places to stay in Mykonos!
My secret tip: stay in Votsalaki Resort Mykonos
Luxury option: Votsalaki Mykonos Resort. This elegant boutique hotel is ideally located in the south of the island, close to famous beach club Paradise Beach. I had the opportunity to stay here for 4 days, and I am sharing here my honest review. I loved the design of the hotel, the service was impeccable and the view over the Aegean Sea is amazing! They have a stunning infinity pool that I especially appreciated it after spending my day chasing the most instagrammable places in Mykonos! It’s an ideal place to watch the sunset!
I stayed in the Design Superior Suite which was beautifully designed around the theme of the sea pebble (Votsalaki means pebble in Greek). And you will find here as well a few apartments with private pools.
Additionally, the Votsalaki Mykonos provides an outdoor gym, a yoga deck. You can get drinks and meals at the pool café.
Other options of places to stay in Mykonos
Luxury option: Mykonos Town Suites. Here you will have opportunities to stay in studios and apartment in the heart of Mykonos town. At only 4-minute walk from Little Venice, the location is ideal! This traditional Mykonian Residence has been converted to a small guesthouse and offers all the comfort you need. Despite being very close to all the bars and restaurants, the property is tranquil.
Middle range option: Bianco a Nero. This new hotel located in the southern part of the island close to the airport is a great value for money. It offers a beautiful saltwater pool, a spa and comfortable rooms.
When is the best time to visit Mykonos
Mykonos is extremely popular in summer. So, you might wonder when the best time is to visit this island. I will give you some recommendations that will help you prepare your trip to Mykonos.
If you are planning to visit for photography and to chase the most instagrammable places in Mykonos, I would recommend traveling there in the second half of June. The island will be not super crowded yet and you will be able to capture many bougainvillea trees in bloom like I did.
If you want to enjoy Mykonos but do not like places full of tourists, I will definitely recommend traveling there in June or September. The weather is very nice at this time of the year.
If you are going to Mykonos to party and love the festive ambiance, then do not hesitate to go there in high season in July or August. Keep in mind that the weather will be hot, and the prices will be at their highest level. You might have to plan a long time in advance or to get a hotel further away in a more remote location on the island to find some affordable places to stay.
If you are travelling on a budget, you should go to Mykonos in low season: either between the end of May and Mid-June or between mid-September and the beginning of October.
How to move around in Mykonos
Would it be to chase the most instagrammable places in Mykonos, for sightseeing or to enjoy the nightlife, you have a few options to move around in Mykonos. Let me tell you a bit more info below.
Move around by scooter
The easiest way would be to rent a scooter. This will allow you to be completely independent on the island. You can rent a scooter for around 30/35 € a day. The roads are usually not dangerous. But you may have to drive up some hills to access your hotel depending on its location.
Move around by bus
If you are not able to drive a scooter, you can use one of the numerous buses available around the island. Many of them are connecting the diverse parts of the island with Mykonos town at the bus station named “Fabrica”, or with the airport or the port. There are 15 bus lines in total and you can check all the timetables here. The bus ticket costs 1,60 € one way during the day and 2 € for the night bus. Keep in mind that if you are moving around at the busiest times of the day, the buses might be full, and you will have to wait for the next one.
Move around by taxi
If you don’t want to rely on buses and prefer the comfort and the privacy of a car, you can get a taxi. Be aware that this is the most expensive option to move around in Mykonos and that there are very few taxi in Mykonos (only 30). You can download an app like “iMove”, the leading on-demand mobility company for transportation services in Mykonos, Paros, Athens & other popular destinations in Greece, to make it more convenient. Or you can order a taxi with your hotel. As an example, the taxi journey for 2 people from Mykonos Town to my hotel in the south of the island close to Paradise Beach was 25 €.
My Secret tip: I used the taxi services of Mr Stratos that my hotel recommended me. As I was very happy about him, I will share his contact info here. You can reach him on What’s app at this number: +306944117050.
Move around by car
I do not especially recommend renting a car during your whole stay in Mykonos. Most of the activity is happening in Mykonos town, which is easily accessible by bus. It’s the same for the main beach clubs. Nevertheless if you want to access some of the most remote beaches/ areas, you can rent a car just for a day. The price for the day rental starts at around 42 €.
From and to Mykonos Airport
You can get a taxi from the airport to go to your hotel or Mykonos Town. It’s around 25/30 € to go to Mykonos Town and it takes around 10 minutes.
You can also get a bus. From the airport to the “Fabrica” station in Mykonos town, it takes around 15 minutes and it’s 1,60 €.
As you can see, Mykonos offers plenty of beautiful Instagram photo spots! It’s a pleasure to wander around in the island! I hope you enjoyed this list of the most instagrammable places in Mykonos! Which ones would you put at the top of your list?
If you want to watch some videos of these best places to see in Mykonos, head to my story highlights on Instagram @limitlesssecrets 🙂 !
I have shared all my travel tips to help you prepare your trip to Mykonos at the end of the article. If you have any questions, you can leave them below in the comments section or send me an email! I will do my best to answer!