finds indicate that the Ionians settled on
Mykonos in the early part of the 11th
century BCE. More recent discoveries have
uncovered remnants in Ftelia beach from the
Neolithic Kares tribe dating back to as far
as 3000 BC.
mythology Mykonos was the location of the
battle between Zeus and the Titans, and the
island was named in honor of Apollo's
grandson Mykons. During these ancient times,
Mykonos, due to its proximity to the then
highly populated island of Delos (situated
about 2 km away), became very important as a
supply island and possibly as a getaway
location for Delian citizens.
is one of the most cosmopolitan islands in
Greece, having become increasingly popular
with mass tourism. It is known for its
diverse and intense nightlife as evidenced
by a vast number of bars and nightclubs.
Mykonos is also known for its sandy beaches.
The level called 'Apotos' in the popular
Sonic the Hedgehog game by SEGA, Sonic
Unleashed, was also based on the island of
of Mykonos is marketed as among the best in
Europe. Mykonos also attracts famous DJs to
its renowned clubs and beach bars. Mykonos
nightlife focuses mainly on bars rather than
clubs, yet a number of notable clubs can be
found throughout the island.