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

Mykonos, Greece Mykonos has a rich past. The island was inhabited long before our era. According to the legends of the ancient Greeks, dangerous hostile monsters lived here. The great hero Hercules defeated the monsters, and since then the island has been a peaceful place. Other legends say that a hero named Mykonos lived here. His fame gave the name to this piece of land. Anyway, the ancient Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Venetians and Turks left their mark on the island.
Mykonos is justly called Greek Ibiza. The island has been attracting different famous people since the 20th century. Sophia Loren, Nicolas Cage, Madonna, Russell Crowe, Michael Jordan and … Open
The Archaeological Museum of Mykonos can tell many interesting things about the past of the island. It is located in the capital of the island. A large exposition consists of a variety of jewellery, pottery and works of art of ancient stonemasons. There are household items and weapons of the inhabitants of the island. A part of the local exhibition was brought from the nearby Rheneia. The building of the Archaeological Museum, by the way, in itself is remarkable: it is a magnificent example of Cycladic architecture of the early 20th century.
Be sure to visit Lena’s house. It can be called an ethnographic museum. The interior of the house recreates the places where locals lived in the 19th century. You can finish your walk visiting the Aegean Maritime Museum. It is situated near Tria Pigadia. The Museum displays models of Greek ships and a variety of items related to navigation. Be sure to take a look at the two-storeyed lighthouse, located in the yard of the museum. Bas-reliefs connected with the sea and navigation are also presented in the museum's collection. Copyright
Wonderful beaches of Mykonos are among its most appealing features. There are over 30 coastal areas available for tourists; the most popular is Platis Yalos beach. This vast golden sand … Open
Don’t miss the chance to walk along the local windmills. There were originally 26 windmills built in the 16th century, but tourists can see only a part of them. The mechanism of the mills is maintained in good condition, and they are available to visit. There is also a mini-hotel. Don’t pass by Little Venice. Sometimes this name can mistakenly refer to the whole island, but it refers to a district in Chora, built in the 18th century. The houses haven’t been rebuilt since those times and you can enter the world of ancient captain mansions. There are taverns and shops in residential buildings nowadays, so tourists can visit the homes of smugglers.
Mykonos-Greece Locals say that you can visit different churches during a year and never go twice to the same one. There are many churches on Mykonos. They are situated in the centres of settlements, on the outskirts or even on the way from one village to another. Many of the local churches have been standing in their place for centuries and are considered to be historical sites. The most beautiful old religious building is the Panagia Paraportiani Church. It’s building lasted for two centuries: from the 15th to the 17th. The miniature building is actually a conglomerate consisting of 5 churches.
Hotels of Mykonos are full of national charm and are excellent choice for family vacation. Most of the popular inns and hotels are situated in the island capital, the city of Mykonos. … Open
Be sure to visit the nearby island of Delos. There was a large number of temples in Ancient Greece. The island was considered to be a sacred place. The first people appeared on Delos in the 3rd Millennium BC. Poseidon Hall, Minoan Fountain, the Temple of Apollo, the ruins of the ancient synagogue and Stivadion Platform are the part of a UNESCO world heritage site. You can reach Delos from Mykonos in 20 minutes.
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Iconic cultural sights of Greece

Greece is a country with an amazing culture and the greatest legacy. Annually, the state is visited by more than 20 million people. They all come here to touch and see the immortalized monuments and historical sights. The largest cities in the country are Athens and Thessaloniki. Athens is not only the capital, but also a cultural center. The city has about 200 museums and private galleries. The legendary Athens Acropolis annually attracts hundreds of thousands of tourists. Tours to the ancient cities of Delphi, Rhodes, Mystra, and Gortina on the island of Crete will be equally fascinating from a cultural point of view. A large number of Orthodox churches have survived in Greece. The monasteries of Meteora belong to the most famous. … Open
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