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The Archaeological Museum of Mykonos was erected in 1902. The Museum was set up primarily to preserve the vestiges recovered from the Purification Pit which dates back to 426-425 B.C. This pit was unearthed in the year 1898 by renowned scholar D. Stavropoulos from the picturesque islet of Rheneia.   The museum's elegant architectural feature was designed by the renowned architect, Alexandros Lykakis. The cost of constructing the building which houses the museum was born by the Ministry of Education in collaboration with the Archaeological Society of Athens. Land for the project was made available by the Municipality of Mykonos. The museum's edifice is conspicuous by its distinct neoclassical features. The spacious room to the east of the museum was...

In a small series of islands in the Aegean Sea lies the tiny gem of Mykonos Island -- a dreamy destination for aspiring Greek gods and goddesses. Mykonos is a wonderful kaleidoscope of cosmopolitan shops, rocking bars, quaint windmills, homey taverns and hidden churches all set against a brilliant blue backdrop. And it's not just the water that sparkles in the sun on Mykonos, but also the white marble streets and buildings that characterize the island's architecture. 

The beaches on the south shore of the island are the most popular with fine sand and water that is perfect for swimming. Ornos and Psarou beaches are the favorite among families, but Psarou is also ideal for water sports of all kinds, including windsurfing, water-skiing...

Elsewhere in Greece, these delicate fried pastry stripes are called "diples". In Mykonos we call them "xerotigana". "Xerotigana" is like "diples" only they don't contain eggs: crispy, fried sweets in different shapes ( bows, as my grandmother used to make, and roses) dipped in honey syrup and sprinkled with walnuts, cinnamon and sesame seeds.

"Xerotigana" are a tradition on the island of Mykonos, served at special occasions such as weddings, baptisms and to welcome the new year. Sweets like xerotigana symbolically sweeten our path through life. Made from hand-rolled thin strips of dough, xerotigana look like pale gold ribbons curled on the table or even like bows (depending on the shape you choose to give).

"Xerotigana" are also the...

Churches & Monasteries 

Paraportiani Church 

In the Kastro, which is the original nucleus of the present-day town of Mykonos (on its northwestern edge), stands the Paraportiani, a group of building impressive for its shapes plasticity. In this location, during the Middle Ages, there was a tall, fortified tower, side by side and above one of the entrances to the Kastro. Now there is a complex made up of five churches altogether, four on the ground level and on the floor above, the church of the Virgin, which is the oldest of all. The Paraportiani, and the windmills are the island’s trademark. 

Post-Byzantina Era Churches 

The cathedral, Zoodoxos Pigi(Mitropoli), and Panachra, Agia Kyriaki, Agioa Nikolaos of the...

Mykonos island is among the 10 places celebrities love spending their holidays the most, according to an article published on ealuxe.com.

“The relaxing atmosphere of Mykonos and the fun activities such as snorkelling, sunbathing, visiting Little Venice, or photographing the windmills make this place a luxurious paradise,” states the article.
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The holy sites of Mykonos offer a unique monumental interest, concentrated around Chora and its nearby villages. Churches and monasteries of all sizes preserving their simple and austere architecture, stand proudly at the most privileged locations of the island with a splendid view to the sea. Their construction date begins from the Byzantine times and until the 19th century.

Panagia Paraportiani is a symbol of Mykonos located in the neighbourhood of Kastro. Its name literally means "Our Lady of the Side Gate", as its entrance was found in the side gate of the entrance to the Kastro area. The church actually consists of five other churches built in 17th century. It is the most photographed church in Mykonos, famous for its unusual shape...

In a feature article published by the Daily Mirror, the British newspaper’s columnist Michelle Darlow describes her experience at the beautiful island of Mykonos, a destination that in the last decade has become one of the most visited, photographed and loved islands in the Aegean.

The columnist was accompanied in her trip by four of her female friends and the five women wanted an island that combined several different elements: uncrowded sandy beaches to lounge on, enough of a buzz at night to keep them happy and also a dose of culture and history, as well as fashion and fun. And of course they found it all on the cosmopolitan island of Mykonos!

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According to a survey conducted by Skyscanner, a flight, hotel and car hire search engine, the island of Mykonos will be the second most popular tourist destination for Australians in 2015. This survey was based on recent online searches for holiday destinations.

The data collected indicate that Myanmar in Asia will be the top destination for Australian travelers in 2015.

 

The Armenistis lighthouse in Mykonos might not have been promoted very much by the locals, but the Americans appreciated its beauty and chose to show it in a new advertisement of cereals. The Nature Valley chose this place for shooting its advertising spot of a new product: cereal bars with Greek yogurt, which is very famous in US.

This place has been abandoned over the last few years, despite the fact that it is a monument of the history of the island. However, efforts are made to promote this place conducting events and exhibitions in the area so as to advertise it as a monument of the maritime history of Mykonos.

Little Venice is located at the sea, in the eastern bay of Chora of Mykonos and extends between the beach and the old Alefkantra castle district. This unique place, is famous for its picturesque medieval two and three storey houses, which stand like a wall above the sea, and their colourful wooden balconies.

Little Venice is one of the most beautiful and romantic places in the whole of Mykonos and offers a fantastic sunset. A favourite activity is drinking a cocktail in one of the many bars and cafes while watching the sunset on the seashore.

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