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INFORMATION ABOUT MYKONOS

A heaven on earth to explore, this is our description about Mykonos.

Perhaps we wouldn’t exaggerate if we said that Mykonos is the most famous Greek island.  Although the majority of people when hearing of Mykonos think of the vivid day & night life, the truth is that, when it comes to visiting the island, guests are stunned by its natural beauty, the wonderful beaches, the traditional Cycladic architecture, that prevails in the whole island, from the houses and hotels to the shops and restaurants and, of course, from the Greek people and their hospitality. In this long list of the advantages of Mykonos comes to add the history of the island; since antiquity, Mykonos was one of the most important economic and cultural centers of the Aegean Sea.

Guests really love the beauty and the special feeling they have while visiting the archeological site of Delos, a little island in a close proximity to Mykonos.

HISTORY

Mykonos’ history is based on two different mythology assumptions. The first one says that Hercules killed the giants there and their corpses were buried under the rocks of the island and the name of the island comes from the pile of stones which were created!

The second one says that the name of the island comes from the homonymous son of Delos King, Anios.

Mykonos has a great history from the ancient years to the most recent. The first settlers who came to the island were the Ionians in the 9th century BC. The island also has been under the sovereignty of Roman, Byzantine and Venetians for many years.

In the most recent history, Mykonos was highlighted one of its most important Greek female heroes, Manto Mavrogenous, who led the Mykonians to participate to the Revolution of 1821. Her house is still located in Mykonos, as long as a statue of herself.

Another important part of Mykonos, which has not to be missed, is the island of Delos.

Delos is an ancient, historical and holy island, birthplace of God ‘’Apollon’’ and Goddess ‘’Artemis’’, where has been found a whole ancient Greek society. The whole island is operating only as an archeological place and the residents are only 14, the staff.

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