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Retro Chic

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Mykonos is much more than whitewashed houses, picturesque windmills and a glamorous nightlife. In many ways, Greece owes its thriving modern tourism to the impact Mykonos made on the collective imagination of the 1960s, when jet travel was still new and "jet-setters" discovered the once-quiet and peaceful island.

It all began with the picture-perfect image of cobbled alleys leading you in circles around the beautiful Cycladic architecture of the Town, which attracted the likes of Jackie Kennedy and Aristotle Onassis in the '60s. With their stamp of approval, Mykonos became the place to be for anybody who was anybody.

Soon, in the hedonistic '70s, it became the island version of Studio 54, making world headlines on celebrity pages and magazines. The sheer contrast of a traditional Greek fishing village and the type of tourists it attracted, namely party goers of all sexual orientations, international jet-setters, Hollywood stars, business moguls and models, catapulted the island to holidaying stardom.

If you want to take a trip down memory lane, watch this beautiful, nostalgic original video advertising Mykonos of the 1960s

Visit Mykonos this year and see for yourself if the legend still lives on, at a luxury villa!

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