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Why you should consider avoiding Mykonos this summer

Mykonos Greece

Mykonos, Greece has long been known for its picturesque landscapes, stunning beaches, and vibrant nightlife. However, in recent years, the island has faced a growing problem of illegal construction and tourist overdevelopment, threatening the natural beauty and cultural heritage of the island. The issue of illegal construction starts with the lack of proper zoning laws and regulations on the island, leading to uncontrolled development. Many buildings, including hotels, have been constructed without proper permits or building codes, often encroaching on public spaces such as beaches or archaeological sites. It’s becoming a life-threatening issue, too. As recent as this year, Manolis Psarros, an archaeologist, was attacked as he walked toward his car. Why? As the Guardian explains, Greece’s community of archaeologists, a group no bigger than a 1000-strong, have long been regarded as the custodians of the nation’s extraordinary historical legacy. For many the hardy band of dedicated excavators and researchers are the last bulwark against depredations increasingly associated with tourism. Additionally, tourism has exploded on Mykonos in recent years, with an influx of visitors seeking to experience the island’s famed parties and luxurious lifestyle. This has put immense pressure on the island’s infrastructure, leading to overcrowding, traffic congestion, and strain on resources such as water and electricity. The combination of these issues threatens to erode the natural beauty and cultural heritage of the island. Beaches that were once pristine are now littered with lounge chairs and umbrellas, while some archaeological sites have been damaged by illegal construction. The character of Mykonos, which drew tourists in… Read More