HOTEL BLOG / Mykonos Culture

Mykonos Grand Amphitheatre, a unique event venue

01 March 2013

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Mykonos Grand Amphitheatre Gala dinner. Sunset setting overlooking the Aegean sea. ‘Countless are the types of buildings and structures that man has designed and executed for a myriad of uses throughout the course of his history. A handful at best are those that have not been altered or improved upon in any way, that have proved capable of corresponding to new needs, enduring the winds of change, and living and breathing to this day. The ancient Greek amphitheatre is one such structure; one such immortal architectural masterpiece. Today, 2,500 thousand years after their “creation” in ancient Athens, amphitheatres that in one way or another reproduce the ancient Greek prototype, are still being built the world over’ *

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“Live your Myth” in Delos sacred Island

13 February 2013

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Delos sacred island opposite from Mykonos Grand 5 star luxury hotel

The tiny island of Delos opposite of Mykonos Island, a center of culture from as early as 2500 BC, well before the Golden Age of Pericles and the Parthenon, is one of Greece’s most important archaeological sites, one that no visitor to the country should miss.

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Mykonos Architecture, a work of Art!

18 May 2012

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Mykonos Architecture

Between the blues of sea and sky, pure white. Mykonos town unfolds before my eyes like a residential sculpture. Mykonos architecture is a grand example of unique Cycladic architecture set around a picturesque fishing-village bay. A primeval architectural model which captures and conveys the very nature responsible for its existence. I read… *the key to Greek art lies in visually experiencing Greek nature, its landscape”… “it is impossible to truly connect with Greek art, comprehend it, grasp its spiritual dimension and fine creation, when it is outside of Greece […]  For if there exists a correlation between thought and shape for Greeks, it is thanks to the indissoluble link they have with their surrounding natural environment, a link that is a hallow archetype”.

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Mykonos Museums: yet another reason to visit the famed Mykonos Island

16 April 2012

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Mykonos Archaeological Museum

…“I belong to a small country. A rocky promontory in the Mediterranean, it has nothing to distinguish it but the efforts of its people, the sea, and the light of the sun. It is a small country, but its tradition is immense and has been handed down through the centuries without interruption”. Excerpt from the speech given by Nobel Prize in Literature winner Giorgos Seferis at the City Hall in Stockholm, Sweden, December 10, 1963.

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