When thinking of Mykonos in Greece, certain images come to my mind; colorful staircases and balconies, beautiful alleys with their charming little windows and doors, white-washed walls, windmills set against stunning sunsets, vibrant pink bougainvillea…This small island is perfect for summer holidays, offering plenty of souvenirs to take home and more than picturesque enough for all those selfies and amazing snaps for your Instagram. So prepare your outfits and let’s go pose in Mykonos at these 10 best Instagram spots.
1.The Happiness Store
The Happiness store is actually a clothing store owned by a local family and located quite close to Little Venice in Mykonos Town. It’s likely you’ll have seen this location many times on Instagram, as it is place is probably one of the famous social media spots on the island and during summer there are often lots of people lining up to get a photo in front of it.
2. Little Venice
Little Venice is one of the most romantic places in Mykonos. The neighborhood is filled with elegant old houses situated precariously on the edge of the sea, and many travelers fall in love with this charming quarter with its magnetic appeal. It will, of course, remind you of Venice in Italy, and this gorgeous place is perfect for your Instagram pictures.
3. Cavo Tagoo
Cavo Tagoo is definitely the most Instagrammable hotel in Mykonos, its most famous spot being the infinity pool with an unbelievable view of the Mediterranean sea. Enjoy your breakfast in the pool against this incredible backdrop, and of course don’t forget to take some pictures while you’re there!
4. Mykonos Windmills
Visiting Mykonos without visiting this place is just not right! The most recognized landmark on the island, today there 16 surviving windmills which stand well preserved, some of them even turned into private homes. This place is always crowded at sunset thanks to it being the perfect place to enjoy this time of day, and some unique pictures are possible with just a bit of imagination.
5. Bougainvillea Flower
Exploring Mykonos on foot is ideal as it’s the perfect way to see the many little streets with their colorful doors and windows, contrasting beautifully against the white washed walls. Big and small bougainvillea flowers can be found in every corner, offering a great background for photoshoots, just match your outfit with the flowers and the likes will be rolling in.
6. 180⁰ Sunset Bar
Located on top of the hill overlooking Mykonos Town, 180⁰ Sunset Bar will give you the most memorable sunset experience ever. Sip cocktails and listen to music as the sun fades, and don’t forget to take some fabulous photos for your Instagram! The traditional stone arch framing the harbor is a particularly classic spot.
7. Mykonos Lookout Point
Located above the town, the Mykonos Lookout Point is a wonderful place for a postcard worthy photo of the island. You can find this place easily from Google maps and it’ll show you the exact spot to capture the view of the sea, the houses, the harbor and the windmill perfectly.
8. I Love Mykonos stairs
Don’t forget this important spot in Mykonos, this stairway with the words “I Love Mykonos”. It has become very popular on Instagram, just be sure to take a picture quickly because you might to block the stairs for the shop’s visitors. Also, spot the beautiful bougainvillea flowers in the background, perfect for your pictures.
9. Mykonos Old Port
The Old Port offers beautiful pictures with an amazing background of traditional houses set on the cliffside. Boats and yachts on the water add to the wonderful views and it’s a lovely place to visit during the day or even better at sunset.
10. Paraportiani Church
The place also mustn’t be missed while in Mykonos. The bright white of this old church along the waterfront is iconic and perfect for your Instagram photos. The collection consists of five churches in one and is the oldest church on the island, dating back to the late 14th century. The architecture is truly stunning.