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Windmills

From as early as the 16th century one of the most recognized landmarks of Mykonos have been it's windmills. Due to it's geographic position, Mykonos was situated on major sea trade-route which at one time joined Venice, the gateway of Europe, to Asia. The need to refine grain and compact it for transport combined with an ample year round supply of wind made Mykonos the perfect location. Easy access to the harbor was necessary so most of the island's mills were positioned in or around the main port with the highest concentration covering the entire western portion of more..

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Saguna

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Delos

One of Greece's most famous archaeologic sites is the small island of Delos. Under the  jurisdiction of Mykonos and situated just 2 kilometers to the west the entire island has been declared a national museum. Access to the island has been made readily available through excursions which leave daily from the main harbor of Mykonos and some of the more popular beaches.

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Petros the Pelican

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Petros the Pelican

An old celebrity of the town's waterfront, "Petro" has been the official mascot of Mykonos for many years. Found after a storm in 1954 the pelican gave up its migrating to become a local resident. After more than thirty years of making the island  his home, Petro eventually died. The loss of such a personality was so deeply felt by both Mykonian and tourist alike that a replacement was soon found and a tradition established. Through the care and protection of the islanders, the spirit of Petro lives on in his predecessor who continues to this day to more..

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Little Venice

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Little Venice

Where the most western part of the town meets the sea is the area known as "Little Venice". Here the buildings have been constructed right on the sea's edge with their balconies overhanging the water. During the 16th and 17th century pirating was common and it is believed this area was used for the necessary quick loading and unloading of goods. Mykonos hides a lot of surprises. One of these is the settlement of Aleukantras or the Little Venice, which is one of the most picturesque places in Mykonos. Little Venice  can be found at the southwest end of the more..

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Paraportiani

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Paraportiani

One of the most famous architectural structures in Greece is the church,  Paraportiani. Positioned near the main harbor entrance, this church is the central feature of the "Kastro" or castle area, the oldest section of town. It's name means inner or secondary door which it was to the Medieval stone walls which encircled the area. First begun in 1475, Paraportiani in reality is a group of five smaller churches which were constructed over a period of time and not completed until well into the 17th century. The two story structure was molded together utilizing more..

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Panayia Tourliani

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This monastery, in a village in the central part of the island, was founded in 1580 and dedicated to the protectress of Mykonos. Its massive baroque iconostasis (altar screen), made in 1775 by Florentine artists, has small icons carefully placed amid the wooden structure's green, red, and gold-leaf flowers. At the top are carved figures of the apostles and large icons depicting New Testament scenes. The hanging incense holders, with silver molded dragons holding red eggs in their mouths, show an eastern influence. In the hall of the monastery, an interesting museum displays more..

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