According to the myth, Hercules lured the Giants out of their hiding place and managed to defeat them during the Gigantomachy on the island of Mykonos.

It is said that the large rock formations which are scattered around the island are the same petrified bodies of the Giants.

The name of the island refers to a “pile of rocks” or to a “rocky area”.

However, later legends support that the island’s name is associated with the local hero Mykonos. Mykonos was the son of the King of Delos, Anios, who in turn was the son of Apollo and of the nymph Roious, a descendant of Dionysus.

Follow Tour Greek Guides offer and visit The Town Hall that built-in 1780. It is an early neoclassic-style, two-story building with a tiled roof.

It was constructed following the 1760-1774 conflict between Russia and the Ottoman Empire, in order to house the Russian Consul General of the Archipelago.

Little Venice,  the picturesque part of the city, that lies between Castro and Scarpa, with the characteristic colorful wooden balconies “hanging” above the sea.

The Windmills, perhaps one of the most characteristic elements of Mykonos.

The most photographed are the mills located in the south of Chora, between the picturesque Alefkandra and the district of Niohori.

It impress every visitor with their all-white, overwhelming size, lined in a row, facing the sea.

Tour Greek Guides propose you a unique agricultural experience! Visit the Chorio! “Chorio” in Mykonos does not mean exactly “village”.

It means the farmhouse, a complex of buildings in which a fully autonomous family lived.

“Chorio” is an excellent example of folk architecture harmoniously incorporated into the Mykonian environment.

So Walk on the farm, taste the fruits, visit the sheep stale, see milking, cheese making, and taste, follow the cooking lesson.

Take a stroll with the friendly donkey, enjoy the original Mykonian atmosphere and taste the local cuisine and wine.

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