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THE WINDMILLS

The cluster of Kato Myloi (Lower Windmills), which rise proudly over the sea, on the small hill southwest of Hora (the city of Mykonos).
Windmills Mykonos
The windmills Kato Myloi are situated southwest of Mykonos Town – Hora, next to the sea, between scenic Alefkadra and the quarter of Niohori, and impress every visitor with their snow-white magnificence, built in a row, looking to the sea. Today, seven have been preserved out of ten (once there were more than twenty on the island), which existed here until the first decades of the 20th century and used to grind with the unstoppable power of the northern wind the local wheat.
The Windmills of Mykonos, early processing units, decisively contributed between the 17th and the 19th century to the economic prosperity of the island, which, being a necessary station for the passing sailboats, supplied them with rusk. After the 1st World War, through the progress of technology they lost their financial value and were finally marked as one of the most popular monuments of the Cyclades islands and, their picture as a trademark travelled all around the world.
In 1700 the cluster with the 11 windmills had already been developed and operated. Today, the Windmill of Geronymos (private) is in the best condition, which used to operate until the 60s and, the greatest part of its equipment has been preserved.

THE MUNICIPAL LIBRARY

Its collection is about all the topics of the human knowledge, such as Greek, Foreign and children literature, History, Poetry, Theatre, Art and themes about Mykonos and Cyclades. The Historic part ontains scripts about the history of the island and Cyclades, photos and a large collection of
scripts of the 18th and 1th century and 10000 books.

NAVAL MUSEUM

It is situated at a captain’s house of the 19th century that belonged to the captain Nikolas Sourmelis, who helped the Cretans against the Turks. It was set up in 18 by George Drakopoulos and it is open since 1985.
The objects of the museum show the naval aegean history from antiquity till today. There are beautiful sculptures , coins, naval tools, ship miniatures from the minoans, all inspired by the sea. Also, you can see the little tower with the mechanism of light house of Armenistis.

THREE WELLS

Located in the center of the city, Tria Pigadia (=three wells) were the main water supply of Mykonos from the mid-18th century till the 50’s. Tradition has it that whoever drinks water from Tria Pigadia will never leave the island or will fall in love with the place and come back to it one day.

DELOS

The island of Delos (/ˈdiːlɒs/; Greek: Δήλος [ˈðilos]; Attic: Δῆλος, Doric: Δᾶλος), near Mykonos, near the centre of the Cyclades archipelago, is one of the most important mythological, historical and archaeological sites in Greece. The excavations in the island are among the most extensive in the Mediterranean; ongoing work takes place under the direction of the French School at Athensand many of the artifacts found are on display at the Archaeological Museum of Delos and the National Archaeological Museum of Athens.
Delos had a position as a holy sanctuary for a millennium before Olympian Greek mythology made it the birthplace of Apollo and Artemis. From its Sacred Harbour, the horizon shows the three conical mounds (image below) that have identified landscapes sacred to a goddess in other sites: one, retaining its Pre-Greek name Mount Kynthos, is crowned with a sanctuary of Zeus.

Paraportiani of Mykonos

This is the most popular and most photographed of the 400 churches on the whole island of Mykonos. What makes this church so unique is its construction which is an assymetrical conglomeration of 4 churches into one. Notice the 4 different architectural styles mixing Byzantine, vernacular, traditional and western style.
The church dates back to the middle of the 15th century A.D. The name comes from the word “Porta” = Door, as it was build right next to the entrance of the Medieval castle in Mykonos town , which unfortunately has been completely destroyed.
Building of great Architectural value, it consists of 4 ground floor temples and one of the first floor, which is the main church. The churches around it (Aghios Sozontas, Aghii Anargyri, Aghia Anastasia, and Aghios Efstathios) comprise the whole of the church of Paraportiani
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 four of it”s churches to form a base for the fifth church which when placed on top formed a central domed roof.

THE HOUSE OF LENA

Another annex of the Folklore Museum, it was named after the last homeowner, Lena Scrivanou. As you get inside you are immediately transferred to a typical middle class ground floor residence of the 19th century and you collect information on the life of the locals at the time. Here you will see mirrors, embroideries, paintings and functional or decorative objects in their natural position.
Highlight: a beautiful collection of folklore and European furniture from that period.
Opening Hours: Daily 18:30-21:30.
Admission ticket: €2

PLATIS GIALOS BEACH

Platis Gialos is a coastal village with many tourist accommodations. Located on the south side of the island, just 4.5 km from Mykonos Town. The beach of Platis Gialos (the longest beach on the island), with the endless golden shore and plenty of facilities attracts lovers of water sports such as water ski or jet ski that are available here. Platis Gialos beach is also great for swimming, sunbathing, boating, fishing, and many more aquatic activities. Visitors will find it nearly impossible to get bored, there is simply so much to do! Photography is also a common activity in Platis Gialos beach and the surrounding Mykonos islands due to the sheer beauty of the sun, the sand, and the sea. Platis Gialos beach is a paradise unlike no other

Psarou Beach

Psarou Beach is one of the most famous beaches of MYKONOS . PSAROY beach is sourrounded by luxury hotels fancy restaurants, tavernas, mini markets. Every year thousands of tourists and celebrities visit this sandy beach.Psarou beach HOTEL and some other hotels are arount this beautiful beach. There are beach umbrellas, wooden loungers, the best beach service on the island, a waiting list for August week – ends and extremely stringent face control – the result being the most unmixed public anywhere on the island. Due to Psarou”s popularity, specially during August, which is the peak of high season, there is a waiting list for the sunbeds and umbrellas.

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