Petros The Pelican

In 1958, an injured pelican found in Paranga became a local legend by the name of Petros the Pelican. Beloved by Mykonians and tourists alike, he would later become the official Mascot of Mykonos whose name and inspiration lived on long after his death in 1985.

History of Mykonos

Archaeological finds indicate that the Ionians settled on Mykonos in the early part of the 11th century BC. More recent discoveries have uncovered remnants in Ftelia beach from the Neolithic Kares tribe dating back to as far as 3000 BC. In Greek mythology Mykonos was the location of the battle between Zeus and the Titan, …

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