Mykonos is a curious phenomenon. Nobody could have predicted, a century ago, that this waterless and windswept island, known for its harshness since antiquity, would become home to almost 10,000 people, with twice as many guests in addition during the summer, famed for its nightlife, its beaches and its international cuisine.
This is a chapter from Blue Guide Greece the Aegean Islands: what to see, where to stay and eat, history, archaeology, art, culture, leisure. With superb, award-winning maps. Written and edited by a team of three experts: historian, art historian and archaeologist, two of whom lead cultural tours in Greece. "Blue Guides still hold the cultural high ground" Sunday Times.