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Mykonos Introduction


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Set like gems in the sparkling blue Aegean Sea, each of the Cyclades islands has its own character. For Mykonos, the local culture is a mix of the sacred and the profane. This island is the gateway to the neighboring unoccupied island of Delos, the sacred center of the Cyclades.   Click here to see the full Mykonos travel guide on Travel42 »

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Mykonos Geography


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Mykonos would be an almost circular island if it weren't for the bite-sized bays along the coastline, which give it a ragged butterfly shape. Its area, covered by barren rock and excellent beaches, is less than 30 sq mi/80 sq km. The island has two high points, both called Profitis Ilias, one in the extreme east (1,152 ft/357 m) and the other in the northwest corner (1,221 ft/378 m).  Click here to see the full Mykonos travel guide on Travel42 »

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Mykonos History


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Not much is known about the early history of Mykonos. When recorded history began, it was being used as a stopping-off point for the holy island of Delos. In fact, Mykonos is named after the son of a king of Delos. According to mythology, the island got its rocky shape when Hercules killed several giants there and threw them down, turning them to stone.  Click here to see the full Mykonos travel guide on Travel42 »

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Mykonos Sightseeing & Things to Do


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The narrow streets of Mykonos Town are one of the main attractions, provided you can visit out of season and see them when they're quiet and pretty. Whitewashed walls and blue doors and windows draped with deep pink bougainvillea make up the archetypal Cycladic scene, which you'll see on many postcards. You may also get a glimpse of one of the pink pelicans of Mykonos. The original, Petros, was caught in a fisherman's net in 1955 and became an island mascot.   Click here to see the full Mykonos travel guide on Travel42 »

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Mykonos Nightlife


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Nightlife is why many people go to Mykonos, and to them the wee hours are when the action starts. They spend their days on the beach, sleeping off the fun they had the previous night.   Click here to see the full Mykonos travel guide on Travel42 »

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Mykonos Restaurants & Dining


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Mykonos is far more expensive than the average Greek island, but you can find establishments that offer good value. You'll have the opportunity to try some innovative dishes rather than just moussaka or stuffed tomatoes: Some restaurants show a French or fusion influence.  Click here to see the full Mykonos travel guide on Travel42 »

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