Why not Mykonos?

MykonosMykonos is an island of great charm of the Cyclades. Trendy, bustling, charming with the stunning beaches and sophisticated nightlife, Mykonos is the ideal destination for those who like to dance the night away, frequent appealing bars and restaurants and spend the day by the sea continuing to listen to music.

Sightseeing in Mykonos

ronny presenteThe capitol of the island of Mykonos, Chora (also known with the name of Hora) has many tourist attractions. Unlike the other ports of the island, Chora-Mykons is on a high ground. Its bay is divided among the fishermen, with their small boats, and crowded main port. The best way to visit the town is on foot (cars are almost forbidden). Countless bars, restaurants and night clubs, artisan shops and jewellers. Do not miss the archeological museum, ‘little Venice’ and the beautiful church of Panagia Paraportiani. The colors that prevail are the white walls, the blue painted doors and windows and the flowery balconies. (photo credits: R. Presente)

The Greek flag

greg adamsThe patterns and colors of the Greek flag have changed several times since the Hellenic Revolution in 1821. The nine white and blue stripes represent the number of syllables in the phrase “Eleftheria i Thanatos”, ie Freedom or Death, the motto of the Hellenic Revolution against the Empire Ottoman after 400 years of Turkish domination. According to others stripes were also chosen to symbolize the waves of the Greek sea moved by the wind. The white cross on a blue background symbolizes the devotion of the Greek Orthodox Christian Church, symbol of the unity of the nation who did so much for the national cause at the time of Turkish rule, preserving the language and traditions from any influence. (photo credits: Greg Adams)

History of Mykonos

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According to mythology the god Zeus killed the greek sea giants, which turned into stone creating the island of Mykonos. The island for long time represented an important market due to neighbouring island of Delos. The romans ruled the island and Greece from 146 B.C. From 1200 the island was dominated by the venetians, and later by the Catalans, pirates and turks. The turistic boom started in the 50’s and today is one of the most exclusive turistic destinations in the world, always improving the service offered to its visitors. (Photo credits: mykonosgold)

Tribute to Retro Song

Like an old Radio – Tribute to retro song

25th May 2013 at 20.30 – Grypareio Cultural Center
The concert choir school “G.Axiotis”!
GRYPARIO Free entrance!

Paraportiano

PARAPORTIANO

ECOLOGICAL VINEYARD OF MYKONOS

Ano Mera

 

Get a Taste of unique Paraportiano wine at the Ecological Vineyard of Mykonos, which stretches along an area of 4,4 hectares at Maou, at Ano Mera, local grape varieties, characteristic of the wider Aegean Sea area are being organically cultivated, since 1994. These are: Asyrtiko, Athiri, Monemvassia, Malagouzia and Mandilaria. The wines produced at the vineyard are: PARAPORTIANO, red and white, naturally sweet HELIOPHILOS (produced by sun-dried grapes) and IRENE, red and white.

PARAPORTIANO

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