Mykonos is a popular Greek island in the Cyclades. It is known around the world for its lively nightlife and extremely friendly people. It is a very popular tourist spots and invites thousands to millions of trendy visitors every year.
This island is believed to have been named after the grandson of Apollo, Mykons. There are only approximately 15,000 permanent residents on the island and 4,000 of them are foreigners.
Quick Facts: –
- There are a total of 16 iconic windmills on Mykonos Island. Most of them were built by the Venetians in the 16th century.
- This island is said to be the place where the battle between Zeus and the Titans took place.
- In ancient times, this island was considered poor. As for now, tourism is the main source of income.
- This island is home to some of the most gorgeous beaches and with over 300 days of sun a year.
- There are more than forty such beaches and secluded bays all over the island.
- The famous church of Paraportiani was originally four churches. The construction dates back to 1475.
- It is also home to the Armenistis Lighthouse which was built in 1891. It is 19 meters high.
- The emblem of this island is the big spikey lizard that the Ionians used to call ‘crocodile’.
- This island is home to more than 800 churches and 80 of them are classified as historical museums.