Matoyianni Street

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B1714D
Belgrade, Serbia14,267 contributions
To make one thing clear - I rate this street and surrounding ones 5 as a beautiful and picturesque area of Mykonos town, NOT as a shopping street or experience.
The area is so beautiful to explore and walk, with terrific whitewashed facades, clean alleys, picturesque Churches around every corner, etc....and many high end shops set with tasty arranged shop windows.
I'd never shop here, as the prices are more than inflated, but I enjoyed our evening walk.
Written November 14, 2021
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Nicolas C
Limassol City, Cyprus891 contributions
Stroll your way down Matoyianni street, with the cute but posh shops, restaurants and the lovely stone covered pedestrian alleys and get the vibe of the island's town!

This is a must visit area, while on the island, but for night time mostly cause of the heat during daylight, but also most shops and restaurants are open late hours, so you can combine your dinner and drinks, with a nice walk down the city centre's pedestrian alleys.

Perfect street for taking pictures, with beautifully decorated corners, blossomed bougainvilleas in the streets, and even artistic decorations in front of the local stores. Enjoy your walk!
Written August 22, 2020
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Blmhouston
Tuscaloosa, AL799 contributions
Family
The entire Mykonos town is gorgeous and charming. This street and the surrounding area are important historically and while a bit too touristy and crowded when ships are in port well worth a visit. There are gorgeous high end shops and restaurants and this is the center of Mykonos nightlife.
Written May 13, 2022
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Lahcene
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Bought a few pieces there yesterday. Once at the cashier they did "special price for you buddy" if I payed with as much cash as possible.
But once got home, I checked the prices online and it turned out they overcharged me a lot for the clothes. Even with their "discounted" prices it was highly overpriced.
One item was listed for €180 in the shop but could be bought online for €69 etc etc.

Too bad, I would have come back to buy more, now I just feel cheated.
Written July 28, 2020
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phat_dawg_21
Alpharetta, GA12,303 contributions
This is a busy shopping street in the heart of Mykonos town. It was especially crowded the day a cruise ship was in port. Look past the high end shops and appreciate the beautiful buildings and bougainvillea which grows over the street in some places.
Written November 16, 2021
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA13,461 contributions
The longes and widest shopping street in Mykonos, location of many high-end shops, both chains and independent. A shopper's paradise, but it has nothing to do with the Greek Isles. Because it is not narrow, it is not congested like the other shopping streets. Not my cup of tea.
Written July 28, 2021
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Traveller of the world
1,276 contributions
Solo
Mainly designer shops, chic and elegant.  Well kept.  Your bound to walk down it but unlikely to know that this is the 'famous' shopping avenue.  Not cheap but Mykonos generally isn't.  To be honest, the old town is full of designer boutiques, shops, restaurants and coffee shops.  It comes alive at night.  Just walk and get lost in the alley ways!  It is so easy to get carried away and buy!  I am dreading to look at my bank account. 
Written September 1, 2021
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Bandit-One
Emmen, Switzerland7,291 contributions
Old Town Mykonos is full of wonderful small lanes and streets. All in (mostly) white and blue. With the occasional trees and colorful plants and flowers (in purple). On the streets of Mitropoleos and Enoplon Dinameon you will have quite some traffic with the miniature trucks roaming the streets, which can be a bit annoying. On this street though there was little to no traffic, so it's pretty relaxing.
Lots of independent stores and arts&crafts shops. Lots of souvenirs as well of course. But for us it wasn't about shopping, we just enjoyed walking through these beautiful streets. And for that it was just great.
Written March 29, 2020
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Philippe B
Toulouse, France5,772 contributions
Couples
The street is lovely, as many others in Mykonos. This one is famous because of its numerous shops offering luxury items from premium international brands. International expensive products for international jet setters. Nothing special, nor typical.
Written August 27, 2019
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tRAVellerOfTheW0rld
Almere, The Netherlands1,752 contributions
Couples
Mykonos is one of he most popular travel destinations in the Mediterranean, visited by more than a million tourists every year and famous for its shopping. So you could visit Mykonos, browse through the picturesque streets, shop all day long and at the end enjoy a nice wine on one of the many terraces, OR.....

Before coming to Mykonos, spend an hour reading about this magnificent island with its picturesque white villages, beautiful landscapes, hundreds of little churches, windmills, and some of the most extraordinary golden sandy beaches in the Cyclades. Mykonos is famous for its cosmopolitan character and intense nightlife. The island is part of the Cyclades island complex, located between Tinos, Siros, Paros and Naxos in the middle of the Aegean Sea, 170 km from the mainland of Greece. Mykonos covers an area of approximately 85 km2 and it is situated east of Siros, where Ermoupolis, the capital of Cyclades is situated. Mykonos’ population is at about 12.000 people but during the summer period the number of tourists visiting the island is multiple. Most of the people live in the largest town, Mykonos (locally known as Chora, which means the town), which lies on the west coast.

Mykonos owes its name to the son of the King of Delos. According to the mythology, Hercules, in one of his twelve tasks, killed the Giants and threw them into the sea where they petrified and turned into huge rocks, forming the island of Mykonos.
The earliest settlement go back to 3000 BC. According to excavations, archaeologists proofed the presence of the Neolithic tribe Kares, but the first real settlers were the Ionians from Athens in the early 11th century BC. Because the soil is generally rocky and arid, with limited agricultural resource, not many people lived on Mykonos. More people were living on the neighboring island of Delos, just 2 km away, therefore Mykonos became a place for supplies and transit. As with other Greek territories, Mykonos was ruled by the Romans. When the Roman Empire was divided in the 12th century, the island passed to the eastern side of the Empire which today is known as the Byzantine Empire. After the fall of Constantinople to the Crusaders in 1204, Mykonos was occupied by the Ghizi overlord, a relative of the Dodge of Venice. The island was ravaged by the Catalans at the end of the 13th century and finally, like the rest of the Cyclades, Mykonos came under Venetian rule in 1390 which lasted until 1537, when the Turks dominated the islands along with the rest of Greece. Up until the end of the 18th century, Mykonos prospered as a trading centre. In1821 Mykonos played an important role in the Greek revolution against the Turks, led by the national heroine, Mando Mavrogenous. She has her own statue on the Mavrogenous square in the middle of the town. After the country's independence in 1830, mainly as a result of sailing and merchant activities Mykonos survived. In the early 20th century visitors were attracted by the archaeological site of Delos. Between the First and Second World War many famous artists, politicians and wealthy Europeans began spending their vacations on the island. From 1950 modern-day tourism started to grow, along with the island's population. In the 70s numerous jet setters spend their holidays on Mykonos and the island was turned into one of the most cosmopolitan holiday resorts of the Mediterranean. Attracting people from millionaires to backpackers, it is still at the height of its popularity, and the amazing thing is that, despite its rapid development and numerous changes, it has managed to preserve its color and character intact.

Nowadays Mykonos is known for its sophisticated nightlife and has the reputation of being one of the gay capitals of the Mediterranean. The capital is considered to be one of the most beautiful of all island town, with its cubic white houses and blue doors and windows in narrow little streets. The most famous street of Mykonos is Matoyianni Street, where the retail and the nightlife heart of the island beats. We saw a lot of designers stores with clothing, accessories, jewelry, art and souvenirs.
Matoyianni Street is also the perfect spot for after midnight drinks, strolling through the streets leading to Matoyianni Street. As the locals say: all roads lead to Matoyianni....
TIPS:
-> You might see some famous people;
-> The pelican Petros is the mascot of Mykonos, you might also see him;
-> When you get lost try to walk downwards and finally you will end up at the sea;
Written January 25, 2014
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