Hadrian tried, unscucessfully, to revive the cult of Apollo and the decline o fDelos continued. In AD 363, Julian the Apostate tried to renew paganism on Delos but after the Oracle warned, 'Delos shall become Adelos' ('Visible shall become Invisible'), he gave up. Theodosius the Great banned all pagan ceremonies in the spirit of non-tolerance. A small Christian community survived until the 6th Century, after which the island became the lair of pirates and home contractors.
Across from the Theater of Delos, you wil find a graceful eight-arched reservoir. This was the main residential area in the 2nd Centruy BC.
You will see so many big or...
You will see so many big or small restaurants when you walk through the narrow streets of Mykonos.
Some consist only of 2 or 3 tables and may have a great view over the ocean. TSATSIKI is my favorite greek dish: joughurt mixed with cucumber, dill, garlic... is a great starter for a greek dinner.
There is a "quite big" white church next to the port. All churches in Greece are similar inside, and this church in Mykonos is not an excepcion.
Despite this, the outside (the structure/architecture) is quite different to other Greek churches... Just have a look at the picture...
A place you must go when you go to Greece!
It was a hot sunny day when we arrived to Mykonos Island, and the scenery we passed on our way from the airport was somewhat uninspiring, with dry barren land all around and a noticeable lack of any kind of tree anywhere. Everything was brown, except the little white houses dotting the landscape, and upon arrival at Elia Beach, where we would be staying for a week, I felt surprisingly disappointed. We wasted no time to jump into the turqoise sea, only to frightfully discover that the water was quite cold. I wondered already this first afternoon, if I would even like this harsh island.
The first evening we went to Mykonos Town--and I fell in love with it. Each day thereafter, we explored different beaches, Paradise, Super Paradise, Ornos, and so forth...and almost each evening was spent enjoying the twisting streets of Mykonos Town, an amazing labyrinth of bards, cafes, restaurants, and fantastic shopping.
By the end of the week I was totally hypnotized by the magic of the island, and the day I sadly left, I knew I would come back, again, and again. And you will, too.