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21/04/2017

Armenistis Lighthouse

Armenistis Lighthouse is one of the most characteristic buildings of Mykonos. Located in Fanari area on a hill formerly called Vourdoulakas, which means vampire. It is assumed that the name came to frighten children in order not to approach the cliffs, which were very dangerous. The Lighthouse though, now deserted but still functional, is a well known meeting point for visitors of the island and shelter for young couples due to it's romantic nature. It's strategic position offers great views, amazing sunsets, as it is an ideal place for contemplation and relaxation. But in [...]

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10/04/2017

The famous Windmills of Mykonos

The complex of Mills, towering proudly over the sea, over the small hill southeast of Mykonos town. The Mills are located by the sea, between the picturesque Alefcandra and the settlement of Niohori and impresses visitors with their all-white imposing volumes, oriented to sea. Today, only seven out of ten are maintained (on the whole island at some point were more than twenty), which exist here since the first decades of the 20th century and used to grind the local wheat using the power of the north wind. The windmills of Mykonos, early manufacturing units, contributed de [...]

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22/03/2017

Cinema under the stars

If you are a true cinema lover, then being on vacation cannot change that! And what better experience than enjoying a good movie under the starry sky of Mykonos, listening to the breeze running through the leaves. If this is music to your ears, then the open air cinema Cine Manto is the place to be. Located right in the center of cosmopolitan Mykonos town, Cine Manto promises nights that will stay with you, even when you are no longer on the island. Tall trees and discreet warm lighting along with smiley faces welcoming you inside create an ideal scenario for those who ar [...]

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20/03/2017

Delos Island

A tiny island within an area a little larger than five square kilometers and less than half an hour away by boat from Mykonos. It’s often called “the sacred island” and “the island of light” because, in Greek mythology, it was the birthplace of Apollo, the god of light, and Artemis, the goddess of night light. According to the testimony of Thucydides, the first people to inhabit the island of Delos were the Kares and the Phoenicians. By the end of the 5th century B.C. there were already a few houses and farmhouses round the sanctuary, but the city was developed [...]

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14/02/2017

PANAGIA PARAPORTIANI

Its name literally means "Our Lady of the Side Gate" in Greek, as its entrance was found in the side gate of the entrance to the Kastro area. The lovely church of Panagia (Virgin Mary) Paraportiani is among the most photographed churches not only in Mykonos, but in the whole world. It is located at the entrance of Kastro neighbourhood, right by the sea. The white-washed building is in fact a complex consisting of five chapels divided into two levels. The five churches were not contructed at once, but gradually along centuries. The oldest church is Agios Anargyros, w [...]

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30/01/2017

Skoufa gallery

Skoufa gallery was established in 1981 in Athens and after a very successful process opened a second boutique in cosmopolitan island of Mykonos! You can find Skoufa gallery in the centre of Mykonos town, where you can have the opportunity to explore exuberant collections and exceptional objects from renowned and upcoming Greek designers. The purpose of the exhibitions is to travel visitors into a visual path of a summer paradise, reflecting the airy and harmonious atmosphere of the island. Location: 12 Dilou Str. Mykonos town [...]

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30/01/2017

Rarity

Rarity is one of the most famous galleries in Mykonos island, which was established in 1995 in the center of Mykonos. It is the first art gallery in Greece to showcase the work of internationally recognized artists and is, therefore, something of a historical site as well as a cultural one, bringing the best of contemporary art to the island drawn from a cosmopolitan collection of artists. The aim of the gallery is to offer original carefully-selected exhibits to strengthen the appreciation of the contemporary art and to create a unique experience in aesthetics to all its v [...]

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30/01/2017

Minima Gallery

Established since the late of 1990s, Minima Gallery showcases a wide variety of contemporary artworks by upcoming Greek artists, as well as artists from all over the world. Also, the work of a number of well-known artists is presented in this fine gallery. The work of a small list of sculptors as well as its more comprehensive painting displays is included there. The décor is minimal and combined with the traditional Cycladic architecture. The style of the exhibits that are housed there range from the highly colorful abstract to exceptional examples of landscape photograp [...]

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30/01/2017

IMAR GALLERY

The Imar gallery was established before a decade, in a picturesque colorful square, in the centre of Mykonos town. The owner, Alexander Simeonidis, is an art lover and particularly sculptures, and his aim is to promote the work of the contemporary Greek artists, painter and sculptors. The exhibitions that the Imar gallery houses are related to the nature, the world of water, rendered in a modern expression and change in a regular basis, giving the opportunity to lovers of art or the casual visitors to gain a strong artistic experience. Location: Goumenio Sq., Mykonos town [...]

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30/01/2017

I-museum

I-Museum by CTRLZAK, is a brand-new concept store, has just arrived in Mykonos island. The store brings together historical replicas from various archaeological Greek museums. The concept is triple and revolves around three main axes: stratification, excavation and museological representation. People from countries like Greece and Italy, where excavation sites abound, might be familiar with the sight of archeologists kneeling down next to excavation pits and handling delicate findings. Thanks to its many windows, the space itself is filled with natural light during the day. [...]

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30/01/2017

ART & SOUL GALLERY

The famous in Mykonos island, Rousounelos family welcomes its visitors to an art & soul gallery, where you can find limited edition handmade sculptures, paintings and unique artefacts that are created by renown Greek and international artists. Over 30 years of dedication to its clients, Rousounelos family keeps its warm and high-standard service with commitment to every single client’s individual need. Whether you are searching for a great artwork or just looking for an artistic experience, you are invited to visit the amazing art & soul gallery. Location: 18, Maurogeni s [...]

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16/01/2017

Rarity Gallery

The first art gallery on the island to showcase the work of internationally recognized artists and is, therefore, something of a historical site as well as a cultural one, bringing the best of contemporary art to the island drawn from a cosmopolitan collection of artists. (info: +30 2289 025761) [...]

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16/01/2017

Cine Manto

A unique botanical garden of 11.300 sq. ft. located in the centre of Chora of Mykonos. Open to the public, drowned by palm trees, towering pines and unique species of cactus. Sheltered from the wind and always cool, is an unexpected picture of Mykonos. Within these majestic gardens we operate the open air cinema Cine Manto & the coolest lounge cafe-restaurant of the island Cine Manto Restaurant. Definitely one of your destinations. The open air cinema Cine Manto offers a relaxed and dreamful vista under the bright stars of the Aegean sky. You can enjoy the best movies, firs [...]

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16/01/2017

Fine Arts Kapopoulos

Founders Marina and Evangelos Kapopoulos were determined to discover and publicize new names in contemporary art, as well as support a number of local artists. The auction house has served to increase the profile of Greek art, hosting a number of events throughout the year. (info: +30 22890 27005) [...]

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16/01/2017

Minima Gallery

Established since the late 1990s, showcases a range of contemporary artworks by both upcoming Greek and foreign artists. This includes the work of a small list of sculptors as well as its more comprehensive painting displays. (info: +30 22890 23236) [...]

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16/01/2017

Lifeline Art Studio

An unusual art studio in that it is not only an exhibition space; it continues as a working studio. It is dedicated to the work of one artist, Donna Skaropoulou, who established Lifeline as her studio in 2005. Her artwork is richly inspired by her surroundings, with smooth, oceanic lines and a palette of summer colours. (info: +30 22890 23147) [...]

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16/01/2017

Mosaic Art

The idea of modern mosaic art might be an unfamiliar one, but this gallery perfectly blends the best of old Mykonos with new artistic influences and styles. In other words, it brings the heritage and history of Mykonos to bear upon the contemporary art scene. (info: +30 22890 27822) [...]

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16/01/2017

Art Studio Gallery

Exhibits the work of a number of Greek painters and sculptors as well as foreign artists. It was founded by Greek painter Magdalini Sakellaridi almost two decades ago, and her own work continues to be presented here as well as in galleries and private collections all over the world. (info: +30 22890 22796) [...]

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