Mykonos

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Mykonos is another island of Greece and is also a famous destination amongst European tourists. The island is cosmopolitan and alive at all times be it day or night. The island belongs to the region of Cyclades and is situated in the middle of Siros, Paros, Tinos and Naxos. The total area covered by the island is 105.183 km² with a total population of 9,320. The island comprises of granite and this is the most valuable source that nature has gifted Mykonos with. The most densely populated town of the region is called Chora and that is where most people are lateralized. The town is called Mykonos after the name of the region and is situated on the west coast.

The myth regarding Mykonos is that it is named after the son of a God and has been worshipped by many Greek civilizations. The settlements of Mykonos date back to 11th century BC with the advent of the Ionians however some Archeologists believe that it was inhabited by the Kares tribe in 3000 BC. The indications of the civilization being older than thought of before come from the findings near the Beach of Ftelia.

The Mykonos today is popular amongst tourists for countless reasons. The intense night life is an eminent reason why tourists are drawn to the island. There are several sites spread on the island of Mykonos and some of them are thousands of years old. Petros the Pelican has been the Mascot of Mykonos for more than five decades and reflects the sea. There are 16th century windmills that can be seen in Mykonos and are the most historic landmark of the region.

In a part of the region called Little Venice structures have been places on the edge of the sea with balconies that overhang on the water.