Mykonos in Greek: Μύκονος [ˈmikonos] is a Greek island, part of the Cyclades, lying between Tinos, Syros, Paros and Naxos. The island spans an area of 85.5 square kilometres (33.0 sq mi) and rises to an elevation of 341 metres (1,119 feet) at its highest point. There are 10,134 inhabitants (2011 census) most of whom live in the largest town, Mykonos, which lies on the west coast. The town is also known as Chora (i.e. the Town in Greek, following the common practice in Greece when the name of the island itself is the same as the name of the principal town. The neighboring island Delos belongs to the administration of Mykonos as well.
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MYKONOS A LIVING PARADISE
There are many reasons that explain why Mykonos is by far the most popular Greek Island in the Aegean Sea. Commonly called the island of the winds, it is a truly diverse island that offers a plethora of activities to suit anyone’s vacation plans.
REVITALIZING HOLIDAY IN MYKONOS
There are many things to do in Mykonos Greece, an island perfect for people of all ages: walk along the narrow streets of Chora, see the sunset from Little Venice, stay in luxurious hotels and swim in exotic beaches.
There is a “cool vibe” on the island that you rarely see elsewhere and it attracts a widely diverse and upscale crowd that thrives on its stylish nightlife. Known in some circles as the “Ibiza of Greece”, the glitzy summer club scene brings in large numbers of tourists every year who come just to hear world renowned DJs perform in this spectacular setting.
The history of Mykonos
In Greek mythology, the island of Mykonos was named after the namesake hero Mykonos, the descendant of the legendary king of Delos, Aneos. The island is also said to have been the location of a great battle between Zeus and Titans and where Hercules killed the invincible giants after having lured them from the protection of Mount.
By the mid 1960’s, Mykonos was already the favourite travel destination for celebrities and the international jet set. During the 70’s, 80’s and the90’s Mykonos became the fashionable hot spot for influential artists, politicians, businessmen and stakeholders of the time. Aristotle Onassis, Maria Callas, Jackie Kennedy Onassis, Brigitte Bardot, Jean Moreau and Grace Kelly are just a few of the many celebrities that visited this Aegean island on a regular basis.
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