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HISTORY

TRADITION

PERSONALITIES

The existence of the island of Mykonos, according to legend, the giants were buried under immense, and imposing rocks. Romans, Byzantines, Venetians, Ottoman Turks and all manner of pirates left their traces in the time they dominated the island.
In the 18th and 19th centuries the island became an important staging post for foreign commercial vessels plying the Mediterranean and became a remarkable naval power.
And in the 20th century tourism began to become a major force on the island.
Today, Mykonos’ museums invite their visitors to take a look into the past.

TRADITION

Tradition on the island is not only about entertainment and dance, also represents culture, gastronomy, civilization and pious dedication to keeping ancient traditions alive.

 

LANDMARK

• Petros the Pelican: an old celebrity of the town's waterfront, 'Petros' has been the official mascot of Mykonos for over 50 years.

 

• Mykonos windmills: from as early as the 16th century, they are one of the most recognized landmarks of Mykonos.

The nature of Mykonos beaches are built of sand.

 

Apart from the island’s golden sand, pebbles, and crystal-clear blue-green waters, Mykonos beaches have their own memories, and special friends who visit them every single year, so all they have their own personality.

ARCHITECTURE

DELOS ISLAND

LIFESTYLE

White is warmly bound up with the island's very existence as Mykonians connect importance to strong colours: "the cleaner the white, the more you appreciate the red, blue, or brown next to it", as they usually say.

 

Little Venice: here the buildings have been constructed right on the sea's edge with their balconies overhanging the water.

 

Paraportiani: one of the most famous architectural structures in Greece. Its name means inner or secondary door which it was to the Medieval stone walls which encircled the area.

Delos Island is a renowned destination of antiquity, the birthplace of the sun god Apollo, and is one of the brightest places on earth.

 

Its aura is overwhelming therefore no coincidence that the group of islands in which Mykonos is located is called the Cyclades; the name in Greek comes from the way in which those islands ring or circle the sacred island of Delos.

 

Daily routes are available from Mykonos or other Cycladic Islands by boat.

Mykonos is a big trendsetter and belongs to the future. Its secret is its people or simply everybody’s Mykonos.

Mykonos is the meeting place for more than one million visitors a year; surrounded by blue-green waters, blessed by favorable winds and bedecked in glowing white Cycladic houses and located close to mythical Delos.

 

Shopping in Mykonos couldn't get any better than this. Shops are located conveniently close together and you can find anything you would ever imagine among the hundreds of shops and boutiques.

HISTORY

TRADITION

The existence of the island of Mykonos, according to legend, the giants were buried under immense, and imposing rocks. Romans, Byzantines, Venetians, Ottoman Turks and all manner of pirates left their traces in the time they dominated the island. In the 18th and 19th centuries the island became an important staging post for foreign commercial vessels plying the Mediterranean and became a remarkable naval power.
And in the 20th century tourism began to become a major force on the island.  Today, Mykonos’ museums invite their visitors to take a look into the past.

TRADITION

Tradition on the island is not only about entertainment and dance, also represents culture, gastronomy, civilization and pious dedication to keeping ancient traditions alive.

 

LANDMARK

• Petros the Pelican: an old celebrity of the town's waterfront, 'Petros' has been the official mascot of Mykonos for over 50 years.

• Mykonos windmills: from as early as the 16th century, they are one of the most recognized landmarks of Mykonos.

DELOS ISLAND

LIFESTYLE

Delos Island is a renowned destination of antiquity, the birthplace of the sun god Apollo, and is one of the brightest places on earth.

 

Its aura is overwhelming therefore no coincidence that the group of islands in which Mykonos is located is called the Cyclades; the name in Greek comes from the way in which those islands ring or circle the sacred island of Delos.

 

Daily routes are available from Mykonos or other Cycladic Islands by boat.

Mykonos is a big trendsetter and belongs to the future. Its secret is its people or simply everybody’s Mykonos.

Mykonos is the meeting place for more than one million visitors a year; surrounded by blue-green waters, blessed by favorable winds and bedecked in glowing white Cycladic houses and located close to mythical Delos.

 

Shopping in Mykonos couldn't get any better than this. Shops are located conveniently close together and you can find anything you would ever imagine among the hundreds of shops and boutiques.

ARCHITECTURE

PERSONALITIES

White is warmly bound up with the island's very existence as Mykonians connect importance to strong colours: "the cleaner the white, the more you appreciate the red, blue, or brown next to it", as they usually say.

 

Little Venice: here the buildings have been constructed right on the sea's edge with their balconies overhanging the water.

Paraportiani: one of the most famous architectural structures in Greece. Its name means inner or secondary door which it was to the Medieval stone walls which encircled the area.

The nature of Mykonos beaches are built of sand.

 

Apart from the island’s golden sand, pebbles, and crystal-clear blue-green waters, Mykonos beaches have their own memories, and special friends who visit them every single year, so all they have their own personality.