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Mykonos is the most famous island in the Cyclades. Its re-putation has spread during the last years due to its unique lan-dscape, its archeological sites, its cosmopolitan environment and its magnificent seas. Mykonos is an island that is full of contradictions.
The contradicting elements that are apparent in this small stretch of land, give the island a distinct eccentricity. Mykonos sways between the traditional and the contemporary, from the simple to the complex, and from the accustomed and unaccustomed elements.
Mykonos is composed of two shades: the summer and winter shade. Its summer shade appears to be flashy and wild.



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Weddings in Mykonos

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The greek-tourism tourist guide informs you about the tourist services in the island such as Hotels  & other  forms of accommodation ,night life, Cuisine Restaurants & Greek food, Activities, Sailing,  Diving, Art, Museums,  Shopping, Excursions, Weddings, Honeymoon & Traditional products  , in order to help you make a final decision on visiting and  recommend the island to all your friends, enticing them to visit.

We made a choice of services, on the basis of our criteria, and we took into account what the locals and our internet user members told us, without forgetting our own view of those that seemed to stand out and are worthy visiting. So we present you detailed information, such as photos, services,  prices, categories, contact details, location and offers.

 

Videos of Mykonos

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The greek-tourism tourist guide informs you about the tourist services in the island such as Hotels  & other  forms of accommodation ,night life, Cuisine Restaurants & Greek food, Activities, Sailing,  Diving, Art, Museums,  Shopping, Excursions, Weddings, Honeymoon & Traditional products  , in order to help you make a final decision on visiting and  recommend the island to all your friends, enticing them to visit.

We made a choice of services, on the basis of our criteria, and we took into account what the locals and our internet user members told us, without forgetting our own view of those that seemed to stand out and are worthy visiting. So we present you detailed information, such as photos, services,  prices, categories, contact details, location and offers.

 

Traditional products of Mykonos

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The greek-tourism tourist guide informs you about the tourist services in the island such as Hotels  & other  forms of accommodation ,night life, Cuisine Restaurants & Greek food, Activities, Sailing,  Diving, Art, Museums,  Shopping, Excursions, Weddings, Honeymoon & Traditional products  , in order to help you make a final decision on visiting and  recommend the island to all your friends, enticing them to visit.

We made a choice of services, on the basis of our criteria, and we took into account what the locals and our internet user members told us, without forgetting our own view of those that seemed to stand out and are worthy visiting. So we present you detailed information, such as photos, services,  prices, categories, contact details, location and offers.

 

Honeymoon in Mykonos

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The greek-tourism tourist guide informs you about the tourist services in the island such as Hotels  & other  forms of accommodation ,night life, Cuisine Restaurants & Greek food, Activities, Sailing,  Diving, Art, Museums,  Shopping, Excursions, Weddings, Honeymoon & Traditional products  , in order to help you make a final decision on visiting and  recommend the island to all your friends, enticing them to visit.

We made a choice of services, on the basis of our criteria, and we took into account what the locals and our internet user members told us, without forgetting our own view of those that seemed to stand out and are worthy visiting. So we present you detailed information, such as photos, services,  prices, categories, contact details, location and offers.

 

Activities in Mykonos

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The greek-tourism tourist guide informs you about the tourist services in the island such as Hotels  & other  forms of accommodation ,night life, Cuisine Restaurants & Greek food, Activities, Sailing,  Diving, Art, Museums,  Shopping, Excursions, Weddings, Honeymoon & Traditional products  , in order to help you make a final decision on visiting and  recommend the island to all your friends, enticing them to visit.

We made a choice of services, on the basis of our criteria, and we took into account what the locals and our internet user members told us, without forgetting our own view of those that seemed to stand out and are worthy visiting. So we present you detailed information, such as photos, services,  prices, categories, contact details, location and offers.

 

Diving in Mykonos

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The greek-tourism tourist guide informs you about the tourist services in the island such as Hotels  & other  forms of accommodation ,night life, Cuisine Restaurants & Greek food, Activities, Sailing,  Diving, Art, Museums,  Shopping, Excursions, Weddings, Honeymoon & Traditional products  , in order to help you make a final decision on visiting and  recommend the island to all your friends, enticing them to visit.

We made a choice of services, on the basis of our criteria, and we took into account what the locals and our internet user members told us, without forgetting our own view of those that seemed to stand out and are worthy visiting. So we present you detailed information, such as photos, services,  prices, categories, contact details, location and offers.

 

Sailing in Mykonos

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Mykonos by night

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Photos of Mykonos

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The greek-tourism tourist guide informs you about the tourist services in the island such as Hotels  & other  forms of accommodation ,night life, Cuisine Restaurants & Greek food, Activities, Sailing,  Diving, Art, Museums,  Shopping, Excursions, Weddings, Honeymoon & Traditional products  , in order to help you make a final decision on visiting and  recommend the island to all your friends, enticing them to visit.

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Excursions in Mykonos

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Information about the excursions in Mykonos
The touching of the whitewashed homes with the sea blue creates a dominant factor and enforces a color motif that gives a special coherence and harmony to the area.

It is worthwhile for someone step by step discovers the magic of the island.

Lets begin the tour from the oldest neighborhood: the castle. Here we can find many old churches such as Saint Helen, Saint Moni, Virgin Mary Pirgiani, Saint Dimitrios and Virgin Mary Paraportiani.

The folklore museum is housed in an old captain's house, which was built on the wall of the castle.

Inside you can see a large selection of textile, woven, embroideries for household utensils, ceramic, furniture, shipping instruments and tools.

You can also find paintings and valuable manuscripts and you can also see canons from the revolution of 1821.

The archeological museum of Mykonos is housed in a neoclassical building at the harbor of the island.

Inside, you can see significant findings from the necropolis from the near by Rhinia such as tombstones and columns.

You can also see a carved representation of the Trojan Horse.

At the location of the Three Wells, from which the Mykoniates drew water up until 30 years ago, the house of captain Sourmeli where the nautical museum of the Aegean has been operating since 1985 It includes images of ships, ancient nautical instruments, a collection of coins with nautical performances, significant writings and maps.

Next to the nautical museum is the house of Lenas a rural ground floor house from the 19th century with furnishing and decoration, characteristic of that time Operating in Matogiannia, is the municipal gallery where in you can find works of Greek and foreign artists.
 

Civilization of Mykonos

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In spite of all these things Mykonos is distinctly different both in summer and winter. The only thing that changes is the scenery. It has charmed many anonymous and famous travelers that have written many valuable descriptions of the island. Nikos Kazantzakis even wrote in Toledo that, " Jerusalem, Mykonos, and Moscow are the three cities that amazed him ". Mykonos is 94 naval miles southeast of Piraeus , with an area of 83 sq.klms and about 80 klms of coastal line. Small rocky uninhabited islands that are valuable fishing and herding areas surround it. Marmaronisi, Tragonisi and Parsons are some of the most important ones.

The terrain is rocky without many bulges and bays. The winters are mild and the summers areoreign artists.
 

Museums in Mykonos

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Information about the museums of Mykonos
Archaeological Museum:
This museum was found inside the town and it is considered unique in its domain because of the representative character of its vase collection, which covers a period from the geometrical times to the 6th century reflecting the style and technique of pottery art in Ancient Greece.

Crowning exhibit in the museum is considered to be the relief amphora representing scenes of the Trojan War. Furthermore there is a very rich collection of red and black figured vases.

Folk Museum:
Founded in 1958, it is situated at Kastro in Mykonos town. The museum contains collections of keys and locks, hand-woven materials, painted plates, old weights and measures, traditional Cycladic sculptures and a wide range of lightening devices from the ancient oil lamp to the paraffin lamp, a collection of obsidian tools and weapons and a collection of 19th century garments.

Aegean Naval Museum:
This impressive museum contains models of coastal and traveling ships, ancient, medieval and more contemporary rowing and sailing boats and steamships.

There is also a large collection of paintings, engravings and ancient coins with naval depictions.

THE MARITIME MUSEUM
The Maritime Museum in Mykonos Town has several impressive displays of model ships, maps, nautical instruments, amphorae, ancient coins, etc.

 

 

History about Mykonos

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Information about the History of Mykonos
Due to its geographical position this island, had as a natural outcome, to become a place of people stopping over but never living permanently, because of the poverty that existed here. During the Frank and the Turkish occupations the living conditions of the locals were miserable. In the middle of the 16th century the island was desolate.

Farming and livestock farming was scarce. Their main occupation was the growing of vineyards, barley, figs and dairy products, but the weak soil in combination with the strong winds and the scarce water caused the locals from an early stage, to become involved with activities of the sea. Therefore shipping, commerce, fishing, and shipbuilding were developed. Parallel to the sea activities the locals were involved with the weaving of textile (especially the women).

The grinding of flour and baking experienced great growth. In the middle of 1950 Mykonos started moving out of its misery by taking advantage of its natural recourses: the sun, the sea and the wind. Therefore the people of Mykonos became frontiers of the tourist industry. They managed to make their island an important tourist center, resulting with a growth in their economy.

MYKONOS HISTORY

The main occupation of the inhabitants today is tourism, but there are still some locals that are still involved with farming and livestock. The history of Mykonos is pretty brief because it is not involved with any heroic achievements. The barren ground of the island kept away, many invaders who arrived once and again. Thus they did not disturb the peace of the locals whose lives were already difficult as it was.

Myth has it that Mykonos got its name from Mykonos, the son of Aniou who was a semi god, the offspring of Apollo and his bride Roious. Another myth mentions that after Hercules killed the giants he threw them on the island where they were petrified and turned into rocks (thus the so many huge rocks on the island). But all these sources are insufficient.

The first inhabitants of the island were Kares. After them the Phoenicians, the Cretans, and the Egyptians inhabited the island. In the end the Ionians inhabited it. After the Persian wars, the first Athenian alliance was formed with its headquarters being Delos, were the allies treasury was situated.

Delos influenced Mykonos very much, even in matters of religion. They worshipped the God Apollo, but also the other gods of those times, as it is concluded from some coins that were found in the area.

During the Byzantine era, Mykonos was part of the prefecture of Achaia. During the Venetian era the Gizi Dynasty conquered Mykonos and Tinos.

The most significant event is the introduction of the Mykonian public. In 1537 Kapoudan pasha had allowed to the islanders special privileges, like self-governing.

But of course he did not abide with what he had told them, after which the islanders decided to establish the public of the Mykonians. During all these years Mykonos experienced great growth in the areas of shipping and commerce.
 


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