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Mykonos - Chora of Mykonos Chora of Mykonos
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Mykonos - Little Venice of Mykonos Little Venice of Mykonos
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Mykonos - Mykonos Windmills Mykonos Windmills
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Mykonos - Beaches of Mykonos Beaches of Mykonos
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Mykonos - Panagia Paraportiani Panagia Paraportiani
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Mykonos - Delos Delos
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Mykonos - The Pelican of Mykonos «Petros» The Pelican of Mykonos «Petros»
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Mykonos - Aegean Maritime Museum Aegean Maritime Museum
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Population: 9.320
Airport(s): Mykonos Island National (JMK)
Description: "The island of winds", Mykonos is the most cosmopolitan tourist destination in Greece and is world famous for loud parties that last until dawn, attracting thousands of visitors every year, which included many celebrities of international scope. However Mykonos is not only that, as the island has infinite beauty, but also a long history. According to mythology, the island's name comes from Mykonos, son of the legendary king of Delos Anius and nymph Ryu from prehistoric times until it was successively colonized by Egyptians, Icarians, Phoenicians, Cretans and Ions . In historical times, Herodotus mentions Mykonos as a base of the Persians, and in the years that followed became a member of the Athenian Alliance and worshiped the Twelve gods. Following the conquest by the Romans and then was part of the Byzantine, together with the other islands of the Aegean. In 1204 it passes in the rule of the Franks, which lasted until 1390, to follow the Venetian rule and the Ottoman Turks. During the period of Ottoman occupation, Mykonos evolved a maritime economy, with major commercial activities, which have brought an economic boom. Particularly important was the contribution of the island in the Revolution of 1821, offering ships, and the leadership and passion of Mando Mavrogenous, one of the most important figures of the Revolution. With the establishment of the new Greek state, Mykonos continues its economic growth that lasted until the First World War, combined with the prevalence of new technology removed the power of the island. In the mid 1950s, Mykonos was one of the first Greek islands attracted mass tourism, thanks to its natural beauty, sun and sea, and by the mid-1960s was already a favorite of famous personalities from the international jetset. In the decades that followed, Mykonos became fashionable for every artist, and entrepreneur and political celebrities such as Aristotle Onassis, Maria Callas, Brigitte Bardot, Jean Moreau and Grace Kelly visited the island on a regular basis. Plus Mykonos is a constant value, which combines the cosmopolitan air of the Cycladic beauty and coastal mass tourism does not cease to amaze the visitor feel of the authentic beauty. Access to the island can be done either by boat from the port of Piraeus, or by air from Athens and Thessaloniki.

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