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Chora

Chora is one of the nicest towns of the Greek Islands.Walking through the small paths of Mykonos, you may be lost!                                                          

All the houses are bright white with wooden windows painted in different colors. Their balconies are full of flowers. They sparkle under the summer sunlight! 
 


In contrast to other Cycladic capitals, the capital town (Hóra) of the island is not built in the shape of an amphitheatre but instead spreads out over a wide area. It is one of the best examples of Cycladic architecture and a spellbinding attraction for visitors. Stroll around its narrow marble streets and admire whitewashed houses with colorful doors and window frames, bougainvillea trees in purple bloom and hidden churches. Pay a visit to the church of Panayia Paraportiani, the Town hall and the castle situated above the harbor. Paraportiani is the most photographed monument on the island. It is an inspired architectural complex of five churches. Wander around the pedestrian shopping streets of the Chora, always colorful and busy. The most glamorous of all is Matoyánni Street, lined with brand name stores, charming cafés and stylish restaurants.

Soak up the atmosphere along the lively waterfront and admire a fleet of fishing boats casting colorful reflections in the azure waters. This is where you will find the Kazárma building, which served as accommodation for the soldiers of Manto Mavrogenous, a heroine of the Greek Revolution. The first floor served as her personal residence. 

One of the most scenic corners of the island is Alefkántra or “Little Venice”, an 18th century district, dominated by grand captains’ mansions with colourful balconies and stylish windows. With balconies perched over the sea,

pictures of the famous Italian city spring to mind. There are many bars, cafes, and restaurants you may sit down to drink a nice cocktail. Relax at a waterfront café and admire the view of the quaint windmills standing imposingly on the hillside above, set against a luminous blue backdrop.