The Cyclades Sights



Little Venice Review

Many of the early ship's captains built distinguished houses directly on the sea here, with wooden balconies overlooking the water. Today this neighborhood, at the southwest end of the port, is called Little Venice. This area, architecturally unique and one of the most attractive in all the islands, is so called because its handsome houses, which once belonged to shipowners and aristocrats, rise from the edge of the sea, and their elaborate buttressed wooden balconies hang over the water—these are no Venetian marble palazzi reflected in still canals. Many of these fine old houses are now elegant bars specializing in sunset drinks, or cabarets, or shops, and crowds head to the cafés and clubs, many found a block inland from Little Venice. These are sometimes soundproofed. Little Venice is waiting to be discovered and presents countless photo ops, especially at sunset.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Mitropoleos Georgouli, Mykonos Town, Mykonos 84600
  • Location: Mykonos
Updated: 12-19-2013

Fodorite Reviews

Be the first to review this property


Travel Deals in The Cyclades

View all travel deals
* Some taxes, fees additional
  • A Greek sojourn

    I want to thank those who tried to help me with my search for a Greek island and let you know it wasn’t a waste of time. Read more

  • Discover Greece On Line (Video + Stills)

    My film "I Follow Apollo” presents the highlights of Greece, including Athens, Olympia, Meteora, Sparta, the Byzantine Empire, and a cruise to the islands of Mykonos, Santorini, Crete, & Rhodes, Read more

View more trip reports

· News & Features

View more blog stories