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An Insider's Guide to Mykonos

Traditional Greek Dancing on Mykonos: The Past and Present

Traditional Greek dancing is deeply rooted in the Greek culture and dates back to the ancient times. Greeks love to dance, anytime and anywhere.  Dancing has always been a great reason to bring people together — at weddings, engagement, baptisms, and certain religious holidays. Greeks gather to celebrate by drinking, eating and dancing of course.

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Yummy Pedals: Bicycle tours on Mykonos

Looking to experience an alternative side of Mykonos? A bicycle tour is an excellent way to explore the island’s hidden gems and to go beyond the beaten paths which have gained tremendous popularity over the years. 

We sat down with Dimitra Asimomyti, the brainchild of Yummy Pedals to learn more about how she started with the bicycle tours on Mykonos and her love for the island. Continue Reading…

Manto Mavrogenous: Mykonos War Heroine

On a normal summer day in Mykonos Town, Manto Mavrogenous Square buzzes with activity. Taxis queue up, cafes serve their guests and tourists unknowingly walk right past a statue of one of Greece’s finest heroines. A woman who dedicated her life to free Greece from Turkish rule. Continue Reading…