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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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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.
 

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