Mykonos. The most cosmopolitan island of Cyclades. The most famous island and the place that most people want to go for their holidays.
The island of the winds, as they call it, is almost in the center of Cyclades islands and between Tino and Naxo. It’s the closest island to Dilo. Boats from the port of Mykono’s make trips to the sacred island of antiquity.
Mykonos is one of the first islands in Greece that made tourist worth of its natural pores, sun and sea. It started to spread its rumor in the middle 1950’s when the first visitors started to arrive in the island. Impressed from the authentic beauty of the houses and the beautiful beaches, turned to be the best advertisers of the island. The residents realizing this difference started to create the proper foundation.
In the middle 60’s Mykonos was already known as the island of celebrities. All the important personalities from the international jet set were there. It soon became fashion that -luckily-didn’t pass. On the contrary, its rumor spreads every year so as its fans. Travelers wanting to live a bit at these rhythms visit the center every summer and the graphic villages and dance all night in the moonlight…
Mykonos is the queen of fun. Here vacations mean party. An endless party that starts when the visitor arrives in the island and ends the moment he leaves.
Of course if someone wants just to relax, Mykonos won’t let him down. During his tour around the island he will discover dessert beaches and quiet villages. But because Mykonos is the island of pleasure, will provide you comfort staying in luxurious hotels in the country, in rooms to let and in studios. Prices are available for every visitor. Visit Mykono and have the holidays of your dreams
Discover in a glance the best things to see and do in Mykonos island
Dilos is the sacred island of ancient times. It is located 6 n.m southwest of Mykonos. It is a very small rocky island in which, according to the myth Apollo and Artemide, were born by Lito. The myth says that Hera cursed Lito, who was pregnant from Zeus – Hera’s husband – to give birth in an island hidden from the sun. Lito wondered around and suffered until Poseidon felt sorry for her and revealed an island from the depths of the sea. Dilos, that means obvious, was a small shiny island. Apollo and Artemide were born there. This island was the religious and cultural center of ancient times.
Mykonos archaeological museum is located in the west side of the island. This neoclassic building was built in 1902 in order to host the findings of Rinia.
Here you can see a very important collection of tubes, statues and ash vessels from the prehistoric to the afterhellinistic times, statues that came to light after excavations in Rinia and Mykono.
From these exhibits distinguish: the archaic amphora, with anaglyph pictures from Troy and an epitaph column of Tertia Oraria dated from the 2nd century BC. It shows a woman waving her husband. This column was on a sarcophagus made of marble.
Round, whites, with a flanch roof towards the sea, remind the visitor times that have passed and fill their albums with beautiful and romantic pictures.
Mill-turnstiles used to be factories that alternated agricultural products. In the 19th century the basic source of incomes was the grind of flour. It was forbidden to construct buildings around mill-turnstiles because it hampered its function. In the past there were 16 of them in the island that needed the blow of the wind in order to work.
Ten of them are located southern of the country, between Alefcantra and Neochori. In our days only 10 are saved, the famous “Kato mill-turnstiles” that grind wheat.
In Ano Mera are the “Apano Mill-turnstiles” of the country.
Today Boni’s mill-turnstile is a museum, while others are renovated and inhabited.
It is impressive that people, in order to keep tradition live, built mill-turnstiles next to their houses