Mikri Venetia (Little Venice) is a small part of Chora (on the western edge) where some colorful houses built by the sea and they have their balconies made of wood hanging up above the waves. In the past it was very helpful to be right there so the boats to load/unload the goods fast.
Most of them are nice cafes/pubs now where you can enjoy your coffee or cocktail. Everything here is on the expensive side and the restaurants here are no exception of course (obviously you pay for the location). From the other side the view is great with the windmills above the hill and the sunset coming in front of you…. The rocky beach (pic 4) near by is a great spot for taking pictures
In 1954 after a particuarly severe storm, Petros the pelican decided to give up travelling and settle on Mykonos permanently. He wandered around the port town of Hora for the next thirty years delighting both the locals and the visitors alike.
After his death, the locals decided to keep the tradition going and so found a replacement. Today there are more than one of these beautiful birds roaming the streets of Hora but sadly, their wings have been clipped to keep them there. They are very well cared for and loved, however, and seem to be quite at home whether resting in an alleyway or doing their party tricks for the visitors at various spots arond the town. They are in no way camera shy.
You can usually see one at night in the doorway of the little cafe near the taxi stand in the main square. His carer will be close by.
On the far western edge of Hora right on the water's edge you will find Little Venice. This is an area which was built in the 16th and 17th centuries with the buildings literally hanging out over the water. The idea, so the story goes was to make it a place for pirates to load and unload their booty and then make a quick getaway.
These days Little Venice is famous for its restaurants and nightlife. You hear about the people and visitors on Mykonos partying till four or five in the morning and this is where most of the partying can be found. Not a budget place to eat or drink, let me warn you.
This is the waterfront on the harbor, where visitros come and go. Full of restaurants, bars, shops, and quiant little town squares, this is a good place to start and end your visit. You might even get to meet a local celebrity, Petros the pelican. And the town has a particularly charming aspect at dusk and after dark. The off-white buildings and walkways take on a certain look that makes it seem like a moonlit night, even when it's not.
The Little Venice area of Mykonos is a collection of pastel coloured houses overlooking the Aegean Sea, each with its own unique characteristic and balcony. As you walk through the narrow lanes in this area, you will find restaurants, cafes, bars and shops. A lovely thing to do here will be to have a drink during sunset at the balcony of Katerina's bar while overlooking the Aegean Sea and the windmills.
This is, of course, a must-see when you are visiting Mykonos Town. Little Venice, also known as Alefkandra, is a collection of colourful, traditional houses with old wooden balconies hanging right over the sea. This little areas comes alive especially in the evening when people gather from all over the island to watch the sunset. There are many cafes and restaurants here (expensive, but I would say worth it once!) as well as some souvenir stands and art galleries. There's also a rocky little beach next to it where you can go for a nice stroll and get some nice photos of this popular place. You can also enjoy the sunset from the windmills overlooking the Little Venice Quarter, for free.
Mykonos suffered greatly under the rule of the Ottoman Empire, because it was a little ignored during that period and became a haven for pirates. The buildings here in Little Venice were built the way they are so that loading and unloading of goods could be done quickly.
The "Little Venice" quarter of Mykonos Town consists of numerous (and expensive) seaside bars and restaurants and souvenir shops.
Sit by the water's edge and have a meal and a drink and watch the cosmopolitan mix of people passing by - but be prepared to pay a high price for this pleasure!
The sea washes up against the homes that line the edge of the coast and small wooden balconies sit precariously above the waves. This row of houses (that look as though they could be washed out to sea on a stormy day) appear on many postcards and holiday brochures.
A good place to soak up the atmosphere and "people watch".
Little Venice is charming. L=1ocated by the water edge, it's filled with bars, seafood restaurants and little shops. It comes alive in the evening as this is a great place for spectacular sunsets. Would you believe that the sun sets here at 8.30pm???
The only downside to this place is that it's expensive. Heck, everything in Mykonos is expensive!
Little Venice is a cluster of cafes nestled along the Aegean across from the windmills. I can't remember the name of the restaurant where we ate, but the food was excellent and sitting along the water made it all the better to just relax and enjoy!
Little Venice is also known as Alefkandra. The buildings here were built right on the water and have balconies overlooking the sea. It is thought that they were built this way during the time of pirates so that goods could be quickly loaded and unloaded. Now when you visit this area of Hora, you will find many very nice restaurants, right by the water. You can have a lovely dinner at one of them ,sit back ,relax and watch the sunset!
This is a harbor area of the island. This is the spot where you most likely come to watch the sun set. It is set next to the windmills so you can't miss it.
There are a lot of restaurants, tavernas and night clubs.
"Little Venice" is a place which is situated near the center of capital town of Mykonos called ''CHORA''. The view of the ''Little Venice'' is amazing, colourful and traditional houses have an excellent view with the balcony's that hang over the sea. In late afternoon the privileged view of the marvelous sunset in the specific area attracts visitors from all over the island.