MYKONOS - SEPTEMBER 2007
In ancient times Delos was highly populated, but religious rules specified that no one should be born or die there. Thus, Mykonos, at a short two km distance, became very important as a supply island. Around the time of Alexander the Great the island became a very important commercial centre. Nowadays, from sunrise through late night, Mykonos is always alive. The sunset by the windmills is one of the islands musts!
"ORNOS BAY - A great place to spot the yachts that come to the island with the beautiful people of the Hola and alike..."
"LITTLE VENICE - The buildings by the water are one of the most pictured spots in Mykonos!"
"THE WINDMILLS are probably the most famous icons of Mykonos"
"SUNSET SHOW - Legions of photo catchers join at Little Venice and at the windmills for the sunset show!
"COLOURS - Little Venice shows different colours during the sunset show. The sea was rather rough that evening..."
"FLYING - Sometimes an airplane crosses the air"
"SUNSET BY THE POOL - Mykonos provides you with some great sunsets. At the Santa Marina, by the pool and reflected in a window, one may enjoy some fabulous sunsets..."
"SUNSET BY THE SEA"
"CRUISE SHIP - Many cruise ships come to Mykonos every summer. Loaded with thousands of tourists they provide an interesting movement to the island. Arriving usually by midday, they leave the island between 9:00 and 11:30 pm. Great chance to get some decent pictures (if you have a tripod... ;))!"
"CHURCHES - White churches are at every corner"
"PORT - The port of Hora at night"
"MYKONOS PELICAN - Legend says that in 1954 a fisherman stumbled upon a wounded pelican. He decided to take care of the creature, and once he regained his strength set him free. But the Pelican did not depart, and decided to make Mykonos his home. Petros, the Pelican, was then officially declared as the mascot of Mykonos. When the first Petros passed away in 1986, her loss was deeply mourned. So, Jackie O came to the rescue of Mykonos’s grieving people and donated another pelican to the island, Irene. The Hamburg Zoo had also donated a second Petros. Some years ago, there another injured Pelican (Nikolas) was found in Mykonos and nursed back to normal. So now three Pelicans can be seen wandering around the harbour"