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Mykonos is the most cosmopolitan island in the Cyclades and one of the finest examples of Cycladic architecture. Traditional and cubic houses with flat roofs, wooden coloured doors and windows create a unique atmosphere which reflects the main features of the traditional style which is popular worldwide. Despite its tourist development, Mykonos island is proud for its strong Cycladic identity that matches perfectly with the folklore art of the island and the Venetian tradition.   Chora of Mykonos is the historical settlement of the island with a plethora of traditional whitewashed houses sitting in the flat region in contrast to the other Aegean settlements which they are developed amphitheatrically in hillsides overlooking the sea. The main town of...

Mykonos possesses a unique energy, a vibrancy that captivates. At first glance the island is simply a beautiful series of white houses blended into a rocky background. This beauty is certainly part of the charm of the island, but if you simply scratch beneath this surface you will experience a destination that has the potential to inspire and keep bringing you back for years to come. The island has kept its Greek heritage as well as integrating the international jet set and hordes of Italian tourists that call Mykonos home for the summer.

My very best traditional Greek spanakopita recipe! Spanakopita (Greek spinach pie) is one of the most popular Greek dishes, that is known and loved around the world. A very versatile and delicious Greek dish suitable for every time of the day, as a main dish, starter or mid-day snack! To prepare a traditional spanakopita recipe (Greek spinach pie) our feta cheese is crumbled and mixed with spinach into a herby spinach-feta mixture and then wrapped or layered in phyllo (filo) pastry, brushed with melted butter or olive oil and baked until golden and crispy perfection.. Simply delicious! This is a very easy to follow Greek spanakopita recipe for you to recreate this traditional vegetarian delight from scratch.

Spanakopita (Greek spinach pie...

The Pelican called Petros (Peter) is an integral part of the island of Mykonos and rightfully it has become the mascot of the island. You can get a glimpse of the cute creature as it strolls leisurely in own unhurried pace through the city's many alleyways. Although it is particularly fond of the harbor area along with Alevkantra. Everyone in Mykonos including visitors from abroad adores and admires the pelican. For the children, the pelican is their much preferred playing partner.

Petros the Pelican has been officially declared as the mascot of Mykonos. He has made Mykonos his home since 1954. The original Petros passed away after spending a long thirty years in this enchanting island. Her loss was deeply mourned by the people of Mykonos...

Paradise beach Mykonos is located between Paranga Beach and Super Paradise Beach and is reachable by a footpath from Platis Yialos, by bus or by taxi-boat.

The famous Paradise beach is a nice, flat beach. There are a number of popular bars and the majority of people on the beach are youngish. Nudists also frequent this beach. Water sports facilities and a diving centre are available in Paradise Beach. A fully organized camping is located behind the beach. The famous Cavo Paradiso which is a large complex working like a night club, containing a pool, a restaurant and a beach bar, is located on a hill, above the beach. By night, Paradise Beach transforms into a huge club with music and people dancing on the sand and the rocks until dawn. ...

Mykonos is where jet-set travel began in Greece, and although it is no longer quite as exclusive as it was in the 1960s, its airport still sees a steady flow of private jets and helicopters as well as scheduled flights. In recent years, its cruise and ferry terminal has been relocated away from the excruciatingly pretty main village, leaving its harbour once again to fishing boats, private yachts and small excursion boats which ferry visitors to the serene temple ruins on Delos, the sacred island of the ancients.

Quality services has always been one of the hallmarks of Mykonos, and there is no shortage of fine jewellers, designer boutiques and cigar bars in the narrow village streets. Equally, there is no shortage of luxury villas for rent...

Three hundred and ninety five Greek coasts and nine marinas won the international “Blue Flag” programme classification, placing Greece in third amongst 49 countries.

The Blue Flag is a voluntary eco-label awarded to more than 4000 beaches and marinas in 49 countries across Europe, South Africa, Morocco, Tunisia, New Zealand, Brazil, Canada and the Caribbean.

The Blue Flag works towards sustainable development of beaches and marinas through strict criteria dealing with Water Quality, Environmental Education and Information, Environmental Management, and Safety and Other Services.

The Blue Flag Programme is owned and run by the non-government, non-profit organization the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE).

The Aegean Maritime Museum of Mykonos, Cyclades : The Aegean Maritime Museum of Mykonos opened its doors in 1985 and it is housed in a traditional Cycladic building of the 19th century in Mykonos Town, in the neighborhood of Tria Pigadia (Three Wells).   The aim of the museum is to present and study the history of the Greek nautical tradition. The exhibits of the museum include ship models from the early Minoan period until the beginning of the 20th century, historic shipping documents, rare engravings and maps as well as ancient items and tools. The library of the museum consists of 5,000 rare books and an interesting archive of manuscripts and photos.  

The sexiest girls in the world attended the fashion show on what could be paradise on earth. 

Victoria’s Secret angels spent a week in Mykonos for the fashion show that took place at Nammos, Psarrou beach. Gorgeous women like Sara Sampaio, Bar Refaeli (Leonardo di Caprio’s ex) and many more beautiful women headed to the island of winds for Replay.

Around 400 people from across the world attended the event and partied until the earlier hours of the morning.

Kopanisti  is a salty, spicy cheese, with protected designation of origin that is mainly found in the Cycladic island of Mykonos for more than 200 years. It owes its special hot taste in fungal growth. "Kopanisti" in the greek language is used to describe something that has been beaten. In Kopanisti cheese this refers to its technique of preparation. It is mainly made from cow's milk or sheep's milk or a mixture of both. 

At first the milk is cooked at 28-30 °C with yeast until it gets thick. This procedure usually takes about 20–24 hours. After this it needs to be dried and red chili peppers and salt are added. The manufacturer works the mixture by hands once every hour for the first 24 hours. Then the mixture is wrapped in cotton cloth...

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