Mykonos – 4

In another room were models of a fishing boat, used to specifically catch octopus, wooden tools used to make boats, and a heavy, old diving helmet. There were finely painted models of a brig, a bratsera, a belou, a bark-bestia, and a sponge-fishing boat. The displays weren’t confined to Greece. There was a model ofContinue reading “Mykonos – 4”

Mykonos – 3

Alefkántra or “Little Venice” is an 18th century district, dominated by grand captains’ mansions with colourful balconies and stylish windows overlooking the waves as they crash onto the shore. . The second traditional settlement of Mykonos is Áno Merá, situated around the historic monastery of Panayia Tourliani (a 16th century church with a brilliant carvedContinue reading “Mykonos – 3”

Mykonos – 2

There’s an interesting church called the Paraportiani, which means “Our Lady of the Side Gate” in Greek, as its doorway was found in the side gate of the entrance to the Kastro area. Construction of this church began in 1425, but wasn’t completed until the 17th century. This whitewashed church comprises five separate chapels whichContinue reading “Mykonos – 2”

Mykonos – 1

It may seem strange to include Mykonos in a book about history, but there’s plenty of things of historical interest to see on this lovely island. In Mykonos town, there’s a Folklore Museum, an Archaeological Museum, and a Maritime Museum. There are the famous windmills and the area known as Little Venice where the housesContinue reading “Mykonos – 1”