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Culture of Mykonos City. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Mykonos-Greece Mykonos is rich in landmarks, the most significant of which are the archeological objects. The territories of some objects are still explored and researched by scientists and archeologists. Their inestimable discoveries travelers may observe in the Archaeological Museum which exposition is rather interesting and manifold. Among the exhibited showpieces one will find household items, jewelries made of precious metals as well as religious artifacts. At present the museum keeps the archeological evidences brought from neighboring islands. The most attractive area for hiking will be the Little Venice which is located in the south-western part of the island. A few centuries ago rich sailors built their houses and villas there. The buildings are set right on the coast. Numerous ancient villas are preserved till nowadays in their initial state meanwhile others after complete rehabilitation and modernization were reequipped into night clubs and popular restaurants.
Mykonos is considered to be one of the most prestigious and expensive resorts of Greece. It attracts beach recreation fans as well as night clubs enthusiasts and haute cuisine admirers. … Open
The guests of the island should necessarily visit the Monastery of the Panagia Tourliani which is among the most significant historical landmarks of the island. The monastery was established in 1580. The landmark is presented with an architectural complex of ultimate beauty. The walls of the monastery are painted snow white and the building is crowned with vermilion cupolas and elegant turrets. The monastery keeps the most precious religious relic being the ancient icon stand with miniatures of icons which is kept there from the 1775.
A part of the monastery is reequipped into a museum which collection is concentrated on ethnic crafts. Concerning remarkable cultural establishments of the island the Aegean Maritime Museum is best worth noticing. The place of its location is a beautiful building of the end of the 19th century, ample halls of which keep several large collections. A significant part of the museum is devoted to the library which has collected more than five thousands of the rarest books. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
1. The only means of public transport available on the island is a bus which routes cover almost the entire territory of Mykonos. However in evening buses are not convenient for trips as the … Open
Among other showpieces one will find important historical documents, antique artifacts, sea maps and engravings, as well as vast collection of coins featuring the theme of the sea. Mykonos is often called an “island of churches” as its territory has preserved more than three hundreds of religious buildings and constructions. Among the vast variety of religious landmarks tourists give preference to the Church of Paraportiani which is considered to be a unique architectural sight. The ancient building is places on the high foreland which opens a vibrant scene of the sea.
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♥   Art museum 'Archaeological Museum of Delos' Delos, 7.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Iconic cultural sights of Greece

Athens Acropolis is one of the main monuments of the ancient Greek civilization. It is located on a 150-meter high rocky hill. That’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There are more than 20 buildings created before our era. The Parthenon, the statue of Athena Parthenos, the theater of Dionysus, the temple of Nicky Ateros, and Hecatompedon are among them. The Temple of Olympian Zeus was built long before the onset of our era. According to a legend, it was founded on the site of the sanctuary of Deucalion, the forefather of the Greek people. The temple is located near the Acropolis. This place has the great value for the culture of the country. The Panathinaikos Stadium in Athens was built in the 4th century BC. The stadium constructed of white marble was the main arena for the Panathenaic Games. The stadium accommodated about 50 thousand people. The first Olympic Games of the modern era were held there. … Open
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