Visiting the iconic windmills and Little Venice
Mykonos is also most popularly known as "the island of the winds" because of the strong winds that blow throughout most of the year and which had once favoured the emblematic windmills that have stood proudly over the centuries marking the island's rich past. Supposed to have been built by the Venetians during the 16 th century, the windmills that are nestled atop a hill in Chora (Mykonos town) overlooking the sea, is really a sight to behold and worth visiting. It was really 'a walk to remember' strolling beside the iconic and picture perfect windmills with an amazing view of the vast sea and Little Venice below. The golden hours of the sunset added further hue to the spectacular sight of the mills.
Situated a few yards from the windmills, built around the edge of the sea, are a cluster of colourful and gorgeous buildings, small bars, tavernas and boutiques which together comprise the picturesque place known as "Little Venice". We walked through the narrow streets of Little Venice immersing in the gorgeousness of the several gift and jewellery shops, bars, restaurants and chapels along the way. One can enjoy the picturesque images of the magical sunset over the Aegean Sea against the backdrop of the colourful daint buildings lining the waterfront that provides an ethereal beauty to the whole place.
While in Little Venice, one should really visit Kounela's Fish Tavern, Niko's Taverna, Katerina's and Souvlaki Story restaurants for their amazing Greek food. One of the most recommendable dishes is the famous 'Gyros'- pork or chicken wrapped with a kind of bread known as 'pita' along with other ingredients like fried potatoes, onions, tomatoes, some flavourable sauces and yoghurt.