Sacred Delos, Secular Mykonos

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Mykonos and Delos - The Sacred and the Secular - Two Greek Islands

Mykonos and Delos – The Sacred and the Secular – Two Greek Islands http://gogreece.about.com/cs/cycladicislands/a/mykonosdelos.htm Two islands could not be more different – sacred, desolate Delos, madcap, crowded Mykonos – and yet, taken together, they encompass Greece and Greek history itself. Mykonos is…

 

Mykonos has a small airport, is visited regularly by the cruise ships, and enjoys hydrofoil and other by-sea connections. A slightly out-of-town alternative to the capital is Ornos Beach, a few miles from the capital, with easy bus service into town during summer.

In its glory, the Archeological Island of Delos was the banking center of the Aegean, crammed with merchants alongside the abundant temples. It was the heart of the Delian Confederation, and is the hub island around which the circling Cyclades are named.

 

 


 


 

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