The Cyclades Sights

Little Venice

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  • Fodor's Choice

Published 03/08/2017

Fodor's 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.

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Mitropoleos Georgouli, Mykonos Town, Mykonos, 84600, Greece

Published 03/08/2017


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