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Myconos 

Myconos

The island of Myconos lies between Tinos and Naxos, 94 nautical miles from Piraus, or 71 nautical miles from Rafina.
 
Information about Myconos's past is scant for the island was not particularly important in antiquity. It was ceded to Ghisi family(1207-1390). In 1537 was laid wasted by Barbarosa. One of the main events was the setting up of the 'Community of Myconians'in 1615. By the end of the 18th century Myconos had achieved an economic acme, assembling a mercantile fleet and played a supportive role in the war of Independence in 1821.One of the most outstanding personalities of that time was Myconian Mando Mavrogenous. Myconos is world famous.It is no coincidence that this, the most cosmopolitan of all Greek islands,attracts so many visitors from all over the globe, including large numbers of artists and intellectuals. Myconos is spread out over a flat area and conveys an impression of solid aesthetic cohesion. Along the whitewashed streets stand brilliant white box-shaped houses with stepped walls for sitting on, wooden doors and windows and brightly-colored balconies.These are interspersed with small but impressive churches, pretty little tavernas and shops selling souvenirs and other goods, and the overall sense is to being inside a film set.On the low Kastro hill is the complex of churches known as Our Lady Paraportiani, a superb arrangement of whitewashed masses created over the centuries and now recognized as a national cultural monument.
 
Must see: The Archeological Museum of Chora contains finds from tombs on the nearby island of Rhenia,sculptures, vases and figurines.The Folklore Museum brings together a number of collections of furniture, icons, and folk musical instruments. The Nautical Museum of the Aegean, which has interest all of its own. In Myconos lovers of the sea will find outstanding golden beaches such as Agios Stefanos, Psarou, Kalafatis, Platis Gialos, Ornos, Elia and Panormos.
 

Packages visiting this destination:

Aegean Archipelago, Aegean Breeze, Aegean Eden, Aegean Explorer, Aegean Fantasy, Aegean Overture, Aegean Pearl, Aegean Sunshine, Aegean Voyager, Athens and Mykonos, Athens, Tinos and Mykonos, Classical Greece and the Islands, Cycladic Breeze, Cycladic Experience, Cycladic Light, Greece Prelude, Greek Isles Honeymoon, Honeymoon Adonis, Honeymoon Hera, Zeus and Isis

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