Visiting Mykonos on a Cruiseby Samantha Ellis 01/01/2017
Visiting Mykonos on a Cruise - A Review
One of the islands of the Cyclades group in the South Aegean Sea, it covers a land of approx. 10 by 15 km and is home to over 12 000 people.

The rich history included the rule of the Romans, Byzantines, Venetians and the Ottomans. Mykonos played an important role in the Greek revolution against the Ottomans.

Thanks to centuries of merchant and trading activity, the island economy grew and was attracted by pirates and immigrants from neighbouring islands. After the WWII many Europeans discovered the island as a holiday destination, especially the rich politicians, artists and businessmen.

Today, Mykonos is a very popular destination for visitors from all over the world and an attractive stop for cruise liners.

Among the main landmarks are the famous 16th century windmills built by the Venetians. They are lined above Mykonos Town and add to the picturesque landscape.
In Mykonos Town, very popular is the Rarity Gallery with unique art works and mind-blowing 3D paintings. For fantastic coffee and freshly baked goodies (especially the baklava and honey balls) donít omit the Gioras Wood Medieval Mykonian Bakery.
Worth seeing is the small fishing village of Mikri Venetia Ė Little Venice - with houses build almost on the water. Come here in the evening for a nice dinner, drinks and amazing sunset views. The Armenistis Lighthouse offers the best views and a nice hike, if you come here on foot.

Museum lovers can visit the three great local venues - the Archeological Museum of Mykonos, the Aegean Maritime Museum and the Folklore Museum.

The sun shines for 300 days a year so the best place to enjoy it is on the beach - Kalo Livadi, Paradise and Super Paradise are the best ones boasting music bars, restaurants and shops. Mykonos is a LGBT-friendly destination and attracts younger generations for its famous and lively nightlife. The local dance clubs host famous DJs and one can party until daybreak.
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Visiting Mykonos on a Cruise - User ContributionContributed by: Ian Robertson
These pictures were taken in Mykonos during May 2013. Mykonos was one of the main ports for Thomson Cruises. This cruise trip was on the Thomson Celebration.

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Photos contributed Visiting Mykonos on a CruiseContributed by: Ian Robertson