Mykonos dream living

LATE ON SUNDAY evening, September 27, the Earth will slide precisely between the sun and the moon, throwing the satellite into a rusty red shadow. This’ll be the fourth total lunar eclipse in two years, but that doesn’t make it boring. Quite the opposite—this week’s event will be the last in this rare tetrad, and the most dramatic.

That’s because this lunar eclipse coincides with another astronomical event: a supermoon. That’s what it’s called when the moon’s mostly elliptical orbit brings it closest to Earth’s surface—about 220,000 miles away instead of its average 240,000 miles. During this total lunar eclipse, the moon will appear about 14 percent larger and 30 percent brighter than Earthlings are used to seeing it.

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Mykonos is one of the top tourist destinations and is known mainly for its cosmopolitan character. It is very picturesque, with narrow cobbled streets, many traditional white houses, churches and windmills, blue waters, offering peace and tranquility. The island's capital is called Chora, located in the west side of the island. Mykonos is known as the “windy island” and is in the heart of Cyclades. It is 94 nautical miles away from Piraeus and 71 from Rafina. It is also very close to Delos and Rinia. The island has an area of 88 km², is not flat, characterized by rocky peaks, with little vegetation and mild Mediterranean climate.

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...

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