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Mykonos owes its name to the son of the King of Delos. According to the mythology, Hercules, in one of his twelve tasks, killed the Giants and threw them into the sea where they petrified and turned into huge rocks, forming the island of Mykonos. During ancient times, Mykonos, due to its proximity to Delos, which was then highly populated, became very important as a supply island. The short 2-kilometer distance between the islands was frequently travelled, since religious rules specified that no one should be born or die on Delos. Around the time of Alexander the Great the island became a commercial centre for agriculture and maritime trade.
In 1207, like the rest of the Cyclades, Mykonos came under Venetian rule which lasted until 1537, when the Turks dominated the islands along with the rest of Greece. The inhabitants were great sailors, so they provided important help to the Greek Revolution against the Turkish yoke, in 1821, offering 22 ships, crew and ammunition. After the country's independence in 1830, the island's economy and commercial power were slowly but steadily re-established.
In the period between World War I and II, visitors were attracted here mainly by the archaeological site of Delos. During the '50s, modern-day tourism started to grow, along with the island's population, but it was in the following two decades of the '60s and the '70s that, thanks to the likes of Jackie O and numerous other jetsetters, the island was turned into one of the most cosmopolitan holiday resorts of the world.
- Archaeological Museum 4.5 km north
- Delos Island (Archaeological Interest) 30 minutes by boat east
- Nautical Museum 4.5 km north
- Folklore Museum 4.5 km north
- Tourliani Monastery 7.5 km north-east
- Mykonos Winery 8.5 km north-east
- Shopping Centre 4.5 km north
- Local Farm 5.5 km north-east
- Tinos Island 30 minutes by boat north-west
- Paradise Beach 7 km south-east
- Souvenir Shop (in the hotel)
- Major fashion designer shops, 4.5 km, at Mykonos Town
- Jewellers, 4.5 km at Mykonos Town
- Mykonian Pastry Shop, 5 km
Price: Supplement of 285 € per couple.
Dates valid: 1 May 2013 to 15 October 2013