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  • March 24, 2017

    25th of March Celebration in Mykonos - Greek Independence Day

    Greek Independence Day is the national holiday celebrated throughout Greece. The Independence Day falls on March 25th, which marks the start of the Greek War for Independence
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  • March 22, 2017

    Manto Mavrogenous: The Story of The Mykonian Heroine

    Born in 1796, Magalene “Manto Mavrogenous” was raised in a luxurious, politically liberal environment as the daughter of merchant Nikolaos Mavrogenes. Her mother, Zacharati Chatzi Bati, was from Mykonos, spoke many languages and managed her husband’s activities
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  • January 26, 2017

    The History of Mykonian Architecture

    Mykonian architectural monuments are scattered throughout the island. From Little Venice to Windmills, endless churches to museum buildings, from old farmhouses in Ano Mera to Armenistis lighthouse, visitor can discover and feel the incredible energy Mykonos hides through centuries of its history and buildings.
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  • January 21, 2017

    The History of The Sacred Island of Delos

    The island is full of artifacts, monuments statues and temples to explore. Every corner and area of the island has so much to discover. Don’t miss the Sanctuaries of Apollo, Leto, Artemis and Heraion. Visitors can see the ruins of the magnificent galleries of Philip, Naxos and Antigonus.
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  • January 19, 2017

    The History of Mykonos Part II

    According to newspapers in 1961, the total number of visitors reached 60,000 and the next year it was expected to raise at 80,000. The rapid increase in visitors was the result of tolerance and welcoming character of Mykonians who were not bothered by the way of the entertainment.
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  • January 15, 2017

    Mykonos Part I: Mykonos History From Mythology To World War II

    The island of Mykonos is located within the eastern part of the Cyclades island complex. With a total of 85.5 square kilometers (33.0 sq mi) and a population of 10,134, Mykonos welcomes more than 2 million visitors each year.
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  • December 29, 2016

    The History of Little Venice in Mykonos

    Little Venice is one of the most photographed landmarks on the island Mykonos. This special spot is full of bars and restaurants that provide the picture perfect view to watch the sunset. overlooking the beautiful sunset. Little Venice is an area that lines the waterfront with rows of 18th century fishing houses with balconies that look out to the sea. With its location build directly on top of the water, you can see how it resembles the Italian city of Venice, hence why it got nicknamed 'Little Venice.’
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  • December 25, 2016

    Petros the Pelican – Mykonos’ Official Mascot

    Petros The Pelican has been a staple and local celebrity in the Mykonos scene for years. The Pelican was adopted and given the name “Petros” as a joke between the locals "petro" in Greek means rock, stone but metaphorically Old and Grumpy. Most people wonder about how he got there and why he got so popular, so we figured we would give you his dramatic tale.
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  • December 15, 2016

    The History of The Windmills

    It was in the 12th and 13th centuries that windmills appeared throughout Greece…over 600 of them have been installed on the Cycladic archipelago to be exact. From as early as the 16th century one of the most recognized landmarks of Mykonos have been the windmills and are an iconic feature of the island. Part of their allure is that the windmills can be seen from every point of the village of Mykonos.
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