Mykonos

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????[?mikonos]) is a small part of the Cyclades, located between Tinos, Syros, Paros and Naxos. It covers an area of 85 hectares. The population is 10,134 (2011 census), most of them living in the biggest city of Mykonos on the western shore. It is also known as Chora (i.e. the ancient city that follows the customary practices in Greece when the name of the islands itself coincides with the name of the capital).

During the Roman Empire Mykonos came under the Roman domination and became part of the Byzantine Empire until the end of the twelfth cenury. 1204, with the case of Constantinople in the Fourth Crusade, Mykonos was invaded by Andrea Ghisi, a relation of the Doge of Venice.

It was devastated by the Catalans at the end of the thirteenth centuries and in 1390 it was handed over to Venice. While the Venetians still ruled in 1537, Mykonos was under attack by Hayreddin Barbarossa, the awesome admin of Suleiman the Magnificent, and an Ottoman navy settled on the isle.

By the end of the eighteenth centuries, Mykonos was flourishing as a commercial center, drawing not only pirates but also numerous foreigners from neighbouring isles. The Battle of Mykonos was held in June 1794 in the Isle' s principal port between English and France vessels. In 1821 the Greek Revolution against the Ottoman Empire erupted and Mykonos took on an important part, headed by the Greek hero Manto Mavrogenous.

In 1830 Greece became an independant state. It covers an area of 85 hectares. There are no rivulets on the peninsula, but rather a number of torrents, two of which have been transformed into dams. Most of the land is granitic and the ground is very craggy with many areas that have been degraded by the powerful wind.

High-grade clays and barite, a petroleum lubricating aggregate, were extracted from the east side of Mykonos by the end of 1900. Mykonos Archaeological Museum - was constructed in 1905 to accommodate the finds from the Putrefaction Pit of 425/426 BC, found in 1898 on the island of Rheneia by D. Stavropoulos.

One of the oldest Greek museum, Alexandros Lykakis created and financed by the Ministry of Education and the Archaeological Society of Athens. Country as given by the community of Mykonos. "Mykonos " is a track from the US folk-rock group Fleet Foxes' EP Sun Giant.

Mykonos was the location of the 1975 movie Iceland of Death, produced by Nico Mastorakis. The year 2015 saw Mastorakis return to the islands to visit the places again. Hop up ^ "Mykonos - The Isle of the Winds". Journey to the big outdoors. Brought back on February 20, 2015. Hop up ^ "The lsland of Wind and Blues".

Brought back on February 20, 2015. Hop up Horodotus' stories. Skip up Christopher Street. Returned on May 12, 2012. Hop up high ^sakos, Konstantinos (1998). This is Delos Island: Skip to ^ Free, John (June 4, 2006). Returned on May 12, 2012. Skip high up ^ "Wind salting for the island of Mykonos in Greece: a case study".

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Returned on November 19, 2013. Skip up ^ "The Best The Windmills (Kato Mili) Tours, Trips & Tickets - Mykonos - Viator". Hop up, Little Venice. Hop up "Armenistis Lighthouse". Returned on November 19, 2013. Hop up, "The Three Wells." Hop up to "Archaeological Museum". Returned on November 19, 2013.

Hop up "The Aegean Maritime Museum". Returned on November 19, 2013. Hop up to "Folklore Museum of Mykonos". Hop up, Lena's House. Returned on November 19, 2013. Hop up ^ "Agricultural Museum". Returned on November 19, 2013. Hop up "Panagia Paraportiani". Returned on November 19, 2013. Hop up, Catholic Church.

Returned on November 19, 2013. Hop up "Travel To Mykonos". Skip up "Moving on Mykonos." Returned on November 19, 2013. Skip high ^ "Mykonos itineraries, outings, daily outings, cruise, Delos". Brought back on February 20, 2015. Hop up "metamatic:taf". Skip to ^ Islands in the Sky, Aspire Magazine, Travelling Greece [permanent death link], Mike MacEacheran, page 61, accessed on February 5, 2012 "Carolina, the iconic artist of the Isle.

Hop up "Poetry Daily. Brought back on February 20, 2015. Skip up ^ "Mykonos Web - About Mykonos - Gr". Brought back on February 20, 2015. ikimedia Commons has medias that refer to Mykonos. Wikivoyage has a Mykonos guidebook.

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