Mykonos according to mythology, was the place where Heracles killed the giants. The rocks around the island are supposedly their corpses!!!
Mykonos was the first ruler on the island according to tradition, and the first known settlers we know of were the Ionians in the 9th century BC.
The island was to fall under Athenian, Macedonian and Roman rule in the years to come, just like the surrounding islands.
What to see in Mykonos
The town Chora is a place you should really explore. Walk around, go to the windmills, feed the pelicans Petros ('Rock" and Irini ("Peace"), have a drink in the little harbour and visit the Parapotiani church. And of course, go shopping. There are also five museums: an archaeological, a folk museum, a maritime, a cultural and a private one with old rooms and furniture.
Most of the museums of Mykonos are located at Enoplon Dynameon Street which is one of the busiest streets of Mykonos town during the summer. To reach this area is fairly straightforward, At the seafront, turn right by the ferry ticket office into Matogianni Street, walk the length of this street and turn right at the end - this is Enopolon Dynameon Street. Here you will find the Aegean Maritime Museum (opening hours 10.30-13.00 pm and 18.30-21.00 pm), next to it is the Folk Museum, the House of Lena, (open 18.30-21.00 pm). Another interesting building just before these 2 museums is the house where the Greek Numismatologist and Archaeologist, Giannis Svoronos, was born .
If you keep on walking through the winding small streets of Little Venice towards to the north, soon you will find the Paraportiani church another famous landmark of Mykonos.
Party in Mykonos
During the day, the beach bars and clubs in Mykonos get overcrowded, especially in peak season, with people who want to have fun and enjoy themselves. Most beaches on the southern side of Mykonos are organized and have many tourist facilities, providing a convenient entertainment venue close to hotels, restaurants and water sports.