A cinematic travel reportage from the Greek holiday island in the Mediterranean Sea
Mykonos, that means holiday. The granite island in the Aegean Sea is a popular holiday destination for tourists from all over the world. Whether beach party or cultural holiday. Everything is possible here. 200 beaches line the 85 hilly square kilometres of Mykonos. The most beautiful are on the south coast. The minimalist, blue and white architecture is typical of the island. It became a model for building in the 20th century. Another landmark is the traditional windmills that stand on Kato Mili, the »Lower Mill Hill«, in Mykonos-Chora, the largest town on the island. The island's landmark, the Kato Mili, is also located in Mykonos Town on a slightly elevated spot, the Ano Mili. Five of the ten windmills that used to process grain from the surrounding area are still standing.
There is also an agricultural museum, which exhibits a stone wine press and a water reservoir, among other things. You see them everywhere, and they all look the same. Another special feature of the town is the old harbour district of Alefkandra, which is also known as »Little Venice« and whose picture-book front is right by the sea. Mykonos also has a firm place in Greek mythology. Legend has it that Apollo, the Greek god of the arts, was born here. Today, numerous remains of temples, theatres and other buildings bear witness to the ancient cult of the gods.
Our camera crew meets hotel operator Thomas Heyne, who, together with his business partner Mario Hertel, successfully runs the San Giorgio Hotel on Mykonos. A luxury resort for individualists. We show you the sights of Mykonos Town. The Kato Mili, the old harbour, also known as Little Venice, and of course the Pelican Pétros. We talk to designer Giannis Galatis, who tells us about the 60s and 70s, when Mykonos was still the island of jetsetters.