"DO NOT miss M Y K O N O S :..." Greece Favorite Tip by tak_pap

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Favorite thing: DO NOT miss M Y K O N O S :

One of the most cosmopolitan of all the Greek islands, Mykonos has an international reputation and quite justifiably attracts a large number of tourists from all over the world.
Amongst them many intellectuals and well-known artists prefer Mykonos for their vacation.

Gray-green rocks girt with prickly pear bushes and plains covered in wild flowers, the occasional white-washed plaster of a rural house, a little church or a windmill are characteristic features of the Myconian countryside.

One of the most charming districts of Hora is Venice with the picturesque houses of the island's sea-captains, built right on the rocks and lashed on one by the sea.

At Hora you can see the Cathedral (Panachrantos), the St. Kyriaki and the St. Eleni churches. At Mykonos there are many churches (up to 700 according to the locals) with fine wood worked temples.

This number is explained by the habit of putting the dead in a special case buried in the wall or under the floor of private churches and also because the sailors of the island, before they departed for a long voyage, used to promise to build a church upon their safe return.

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  • Written Sep 7, 2002
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