According to myth, the Olympian Gods and the Giants, who are the sons of the earth goddess Gaia, engaged in an epic fight on the island of Mykonos. The giants were drawn from their hiding place by the hero Hercules, who then defeated them in combat on the island of Mykonos. The belief holds that some of Mykonos’ enormous rock formations are the petrified remains of these legendary giants.
This island is unique because it can satisfy a range of needs: you can visit it for its historical places, learn about local customs in its picturesque villages, and enjoy its incredible beaches, which many people consider to be among the best in the Aegean Sea.
Some reasons we love Mykonos:
– Chora and its quartier of Little Venice
The island’s capital is a typical Cycladic town that will surprise you with its beauty and elegance. There are numerous things you may do in this city, like walking through its winding backstreets and admiring the tiny, whitewashed villas with blue windows, small churches, and museums. On the hill above the harbor, visit the Panagia Paraportiani Church, the Town Hall, and the Castle. Mykonos’ pedestrian-only streets are humming with activity thanks to the trendy clothing and jewelry boutiques, cafes, clubs, and restaurants that are there. Alefkandra, often known as Little Venice, is one of the town’s most well-liked and attractive areas. With colorful balconies and wooden galleries, as well as being surrounded by the sea, the houses are spectacular.
– Panagia Paraportiani chapel
On Mykonos, there are literally dozens of little churches, each with a snow-white facade and frequently a tiny colorful dome. The most famous of all is Panagia Paraportiani, which dates to the 1400s and can be located facing the sea at the entrance of Chora (the name, which means “Our Lady of the Side Gate,” reflects the position). It is recognized as a national monument and is regarded as a model of Cycladic architecture.
– Paradise and Super Paradise beach clubs
Paradise and Super Paradise Beaches in Mykonos are located in the south part of the island. Those are some of the most famous spots of Mykonos since the hippie era and a lot of amenities and points of interest for both tourists and locals are found there. During the summer, these beaches’ bars and clubs offer a number of gatherings and events with notable DJ special guests like David Guetta and Steve Aoki.
– Santana beach club for a pool party on the sea
– Sacred Island of Delos
In ancient Greek history, the island of Delos had a significant role, particularly in terms of politics and religion. Being the hub of the Cyclades complex, which literally means “those who encircle [Delos],” gave it a privileged geopolitical position.