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Greece, Playground island of the Cyclades Islands by S Pappas
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Mykonos island has become
Greece's best known Playground Greek island, an unsurpassed tourist destination.
Much of its history has been fairly peaceful and unnoticed, yet the island
has been able to be reinvented as a cosmopolitan center. Here the old and
new intersect and delight.
How does an island made of
granite, with a shortage of fresh water, and relies on desalination, become
a world renown destination? By offering clean beaches surrounded by pristine
waters perfect for windsurfing and diving. By offering upscale, expensive
amenities as well as traditional tavernas, night clubs and beach bars featuring
internationally known DJ's and loud music. By being known for nude beaches.
Mykonos Greece has earned the reputation of being Greece's playground island.
Most descriptions of Mykonos
island make some reference to the color white...white washed roads, chalk-white
beauty, soft, white sands, dazzling white buildings are all included in
the many descriptions of this Greek Aegean island.
Not bad for Greek island
originally known as a simple supply station and retreat for the ancient
people of nearby Delos.
Mykonos island means "Mass
of Stones." It was named for Apollo's grandson, Mykonos. Mykonos was the
son of the King of Delos.
According to mythology, this
Greek island is the site of a great battles between Zeus and the Gigantes.
Another legend tells us that the Giants killed by Hercules are buried here.
Are these the masses of stones?
What we do know is that archaeologists
have found the remains of the settlements of the neolithic Kares tribe
here. We know Ionians settled here in 1100 BC. Ancient people worshiped
Dionysus, Demetra, Zeus, Apollo, Poseidon, and Heracles.
|As did many of the Aegean
islands, Mykonos island passed from Roman to Byzantine to Venetian possession.
None saw Mykonos island as having much significance since it was never
agriculturally important. More modern Greeks, excellent traders and sailors,
used Mykonos Greece as a point from which to establish trade with Constantinople,
Smyrna, Alexandria, Marseilles. World War I brought a depression which
ended much of this business.
But in recent times, the
people of Mykonos island in Greece have reinvented this Greek island as
the cosmopolitan center of the Cyclades. Myconos island is small and beautiful
and easily explored. Narrow paths through he towns both confuse and enchant
visitors. Old paths cover much of the island making exploring the natural
world easy and enjoyable. One can hike and encounter local lizards sunning
themselves on Classical Greek ruins. It is this combination of rural beauty
and classical culture that has created modern Mykonos Greece.
The capital city, also the
largest town on the island, is called Hora, or referred to as Mykonos or
Myconos. It lies on the west coast.
Here the panigyria, the saints'
feast days, are still celebrated. These little festivals lend respite from
the rhythms of daily life. Local families provide simple foods and wines,
then local musicians come and everyone has an opportunity to dance.
Only on Mykonos island will
you see a donkey laden with produce, heading to market pass by an internationally
known actress. In this playground of old and new, rural and developed,
people know they can relax and play.
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Hotel Madalena is a typical
Mykonian Hotel with the best view to the city, the port and the islands
of Tinos and Syros. It is located just 300 meters northwest the city center.
The hotel has a small pool as well as beautiful rooms, the perfect breakfast
and the right service to make your holidays pleasant and unforgettable.
The complex consists of 30 rooms all with: Private bathrooms, Air-conditioning,
Direct dial telephone, Television/Music, Refrigerator and Sea view verandas.
Hotel And Bungalows Mykonos
The Rhenia Bungalows are
located on the outskirts of Mykonos, Greece, within 700 metres of Agios
Stefanos Beach and 2 kilometres from the town centre. Set amid tropical
gardens overlooking the Aegean Sea, the Rhenia Bungalows combine traditional
Cycladic architecture with contemporary features. Amenities include an
outdoor swimming pool complete with a sun terrace. The residence features
its own chapel and offers a television in the lobby. A complimentary
American buffet breakfast is served each morning. Drinks and light snacks
are served throughout the day at the colourful Hurricane poolside bar.
The 35 air-conditioned guestrooms have bright, simple decor with tiled
floors and Cycladic furnishings.
Myconian Hotel & Thalassospa Myconos
In a secluded bay overlooking
its own sandy beach is a luxury Mykonos hotel. Royal Myconian Hotel &
Thalasso Spa is an idyllic hideaway which combines authentic Myconian hospitality
with distinctive and personalised service. This elegant family-owned luxury
Mykonos hotel, constructed on an elevated position facing the Aegean Sea,
offers unique facilities including a state-of-the-art Thalassotherapy Spa
Center as well as indoor and outdoor pools. Your own exclusive section
of the cosmopolitan Elia Beach with its soft gold sand is only few meters
away from your accommodation. Guest rooms and suites with private pools
reflect the beauty, charm and authenticity, making every visitor feel right
Antonio Summerland Hotel Mykonos
Mykonos' visitors attribute
to the island plenty of exceptional features. That's not far from being
true, since Mykonos is an enchanting Cycladic island with excellent tourist
services and high living standards. Vivid cosmopolitan nightlife and frenzied
rhythms, romantic ambience, organized beaches that tremble under the loud
sound of the music and the high spirits of the bathers, peaceful and isolated
shores, natural beauties and landscapes, hospitable and smiling local people,
taverns with traditional snacks, fancy restaurants with international and
Marco Hotel Mykonos
Despite being one of the
most well known and popular destinations in Greece the cosmopolitan island
of Mykonos still holds many pleasant surprises. The All New San Marco
Hotel is one of them. The San Marco Hotel is built in authentic Cycladic
style with traditional whitewashed walls and deep blue wooden shutters.
All rooms have private balconies or verandas that overlook the hills surrounding
Houlakia bay, the gardens or the Mythical Aegean Sea. Greek &
Mediterranean cuisine restaurants, Pool & Lobby bar, Meeting and Conference
rooms, newly developed SPA complex, Gymnasium, Tennis court, Children’s
playground, Laundry, Internet Access and Gift Shop are available in our
San Marco Hotel.