Αccordin to Greek mythology, Mykonos was named after the hero Mykonos, son of Ryos and Ainian. The island was colonized by the Egyptians, Icarus, Phoenicians, Cretans and the 9th century BC by the Ionians. From 1537-1821 it was under Turkish occupation, when the Mykonian Manto Mavrogenous repelled them.
The beautiful town of Mykonos has dozens of shops, cafes, bars, restaurants, pretty taverns bustling until dawn. The white cubic houses, churches with blue domes, paved alleys are some of the characteristics of this island.
The most famous beaches of Mykonos are located on the south side of the island, sheltered from the northern winds that have given at Mykonos the title of << Windy Island >>.
The Lower Mills are located in the southeast of the town. Standing on a hill, in the neighborhood Castle. There stand seven, three storey cylindrical buildings with small windows and wooden conical roof.
Today, are reserved seven out of ten windmills (the whole island used to have more than twenty). The windmills of Mykonos, contributed decisively between the 17th and 19th century to the financial strength of the island.
The Veranda Bar is located in the Little Venice. It is an 18th century building and preserves the architecture of an old Mykonian house.
It used to be the house of the Russian president Voinovits when Mykonos was under the Russian possession. It first opened as a cocktail bar in the early 90’s by the Vigliari family and was something unique at the time.
The Veranda Bar is open from early in the morning offering coffee and snaks enjoying the great view of the windmills which are only 200 m away, until late night offering delicious coctails. Late at night it is possible to choose among two different music stages. Veranda Bar is the first and only bar with two stages. On the ground floor (Coctail Bar): House, Techno, Deep House, Minimal House. On the first floor (Coctail Lounge): Old School music, 80’s, Funky, Rock & Roll, Latin.