Mykonos is said the be the jewel of the Aegean, and Mykonos is one of the most visited islands in the area. Elizabeth takes a relaxing stroll around Mykonos which is just what you might do if not on a cruise. The first thing you might see as you approach is the windmills which it is famous for. A popular island for the rise and famous and fellow cruisers, it is also known as a gay-friendly island and has a full-on nightlife. It is likely to be on your Aegean cruise itinerary but it is unlikely they will let you stay there overnight. MEDITERRANEAN CRUISE DESTINATIONS – MENU – CLICK HERE FOR GUIDES, TOWNS, CITIES & TOURS
As always, take a look at the tours in the Get Your Guide box because that will show you what there is on the island. It has a population of around 10,000 people in 85 square kilometres. It is known to have been inhabited back as far as the 11th century BC and was occupied by the Romans. You can have some fun with the history because you are in the territory that stands between myths and religion and much has to have some substance somewhere. In Greek mythology, Mykonos was named after its first ruler, Mykonos, the son or grandson of the god Apollo and a local hero. Mykonos is also said to have been the location of the battle between Zeus and Titans and where Hercules killed the invincible giants having lured them from the protection of Mount Olympus.
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