The Architecture of Mykonos
The Cyclades complex in the middle of the Aegean Sea is a cluster of islands with its own, distinctive character, evident in the islands’ architecture and their habitants’ exuberant way of living. Mykonos is probably one of the most widely known islands of the Cyclades, and it proudly showcases this archetypal architecture in every nook and corner.
The most profound characteristics of the architecture of Mykonos are the cubic, whitewashed houses with the thick brick walls, constructed so to keep them cool in the summer and protected by the fierce winds in the winter. At a first glance they might seem plain, but once you get to take in the contrasting blue details, the minimalistic grandeur of their design and the beauty of their simplicity that connects the sea and the rock, you will fall in love.
When in the Chora of Mykonos, there are a few architectural landmarks that will instantly catch your eye; the most iconic one is the windmills, overlooking the old port. These simple and practical constructions have become the symbol of the island, and probably the most photographed spot on it for their pure beauty, a link between the past and the present of Mykonos. On the cove behind the mills, the aristocratic district of the 18th century with the mansions built on the water rightfully goes by the name of “Little Venice” and is the perfect setting for viewing the sunset the “Mykonos way”.
On the beach of Ftelia, the Ftelia Bay Boutique Hotel was designed inspired by the architecture of Mykonos; simple lines and shapes, the dominant white and natural materials like stone and wood that unite man and nature in harmony and balance. The Ftelia Bay Hotel’s new or newly renovated rooms, suites and maisonettes offer modern accommodation in a space that praises the beauty and architectural uniqueness of Mykonos, along with amiable hospitality and professional services. Admire the island’s exemplary architecture and indulge in an unforgettable holiday experience in the comfort of the Ftelia Bay Boutique Hotel, in Mykonos. For more: http://goo.gl/35bxI9