In the middle of the Aegean Sea, east of the Mediterranean Sea, Mykonos- one of the most famous travel destinations in the world- is lying amongst other smaller and bigger islands of the Cyclades group.
However, what was it that led this small, dry and infertile island to become a travel destination for millions of people from each side of the world?
It is difficult to give an answer to the above question if you have not walked on this whitewashed island with open eyes and an open heart or if you have not let the wind whisper in your ears. If you have not felt the sun light (according to studies the triangle formed by the islands of Tinos, Delos and Mykonos is the brightest spot of the Mediterranean) or if you have not experienced the energy coming from the sacred island of Delos, then it is difficult to explain the charm and the beauty of this island that brings up various emotions.
The touristic growth of Mykonos started in the middle of the 20th century. Apart from the unquestionable beauty of the island, the first tourists met very friendly and hospitable inhabitants unlike in other islands where they were feeling as invaders and not welcomed.
Some years later, the island started to attract Greek tourists from higher social class and education, mainly from Athens. It was then that the island started to form its own identity, a cosmopolitan character and the ‘’golden era’’ came quickly. Many people miss that time and they still speak about their memories during that period and the celebrities that visited the island. Aristotle Onassis, Jackie Kennedy, Princess Soraya, Marlon Brando, Grace Kelly, Liz Taylor and an endless list of international celebrities gave part of their shine to Mykonos but in exchange they experienced genuine moments of relaxation and entertainment.
The decades that followed brought along many changes and the new millennium finds the small, picturesque island of the Aegean Sea as one of the most popular touristic destinations which can accommodate thousands of tourists of any financial status and demands.
As you might know, everything that is successful tends to make some enemies along the way. Therefore, Mykonos has been accused of being very expensive and of losing its natural beauty due to the rebuilding of hotels and villas. However, we strongly believe that those who wish to check if Mykonos can offer what promises, a plethora of options which offer unforgotten holidays for all tastes, they should visit it.
The myth of the island that never ‘’sleeps’’, the island of the winds as many people call it and attracts millions of tourists, is still alive!