This is once again the story of a fisherman's island that has become the place to be for the jet set - where nature, esotericism, chic and fun go hand in hand!
If the jet set has a thousand and one synonyms today, we are talking about its golden age. A time when, in the 1950s, a certain Aristotle Onassis accidentally anchored his yacht in the sublime and tranquil waters of a small island of fishermen. Mykonos and its wild nature. Mykonos and its iconic mills. Mykonos and its insolent beauty quickly became the kingdom that the jet set dreamed of . It must be said that the evenings initiated by Aristotle Onassis had everything to attract his friends. Sophia Loren and Paul Newman. Maria Callas. Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier. All of them found the charm of discreet luxury.
On the island of Mykonos with its picturesque atmosphere, legends are still being forged in 1958. That year, it was a fisherman who, saving a pelican from certain death, attracted this fauna to Mykonos. His nickname was Petros, and Petros was the first pelican on the island - in other words, an icon! It is also in the 1960s a film that piques the curiosity of Jackie Kennedy. Never on Sundays', a film that won the Oscars in 1961, at the same time as it launched the holiday fashion in Greece. Jackie's was his first - an unofficial visit, but one that triggered scenes of hysteria as he passed through the island. Mykonos, said to be the island of birth of the god Apollo, has just found his goddess.
Because once Jackie became Jackie Onassis, she made Mykonos her favorite destination. There, she initiates an all-Greek Dolce Vita where, wearing Liontis sandals - golden and decorated with olive leaves - she becomes the muse as much as the model. A decade later, it is the freedom and the breathtaking setting that makes Mykonos the favorite place of the gay community. But not just any gay community - Jean Paul Gaultier and Valentino in the lead... We just lose her in the iconic club of the time, Piero's. Even today, the island still makes Ibiza pale in comparison when Scorpios or Cavo Paradiso attract international Dj's, as well as the people who count. Because, perhaps today more than before, the jet set finds in Mykonos this carefree attitude that has become quite rare!
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