Mykonos, or Myconos, lies at the heart of the central Cyclades islands and was once a byword for trendy and chic Greek Island holidays.
Some have dubbed Mykonos the archetypal Greek island, a treeless granite rock dotted with sugar cube houses and blue-domed churches and all bathed in a dazzling light.
Mykonos is certainly an island of extremes; a playground for the rich and a hangout for young gays who parade nightly through the main town or strike stark poses on the island's nudist beaches.
But Mykonos has softened over the years. Families have lately reclaimed the beaches and young couples now both marry and spend their honeymoon here. Several Mykonos-based wedding agencies now offer luxury wedding glitz in a dream Greek island setting.
Visitor accommodation options run the whole gamut, from five star hotel luxury hotels and mega-cruise ship visitors to independent backpackers on budget holiday trek breaks.
The glamour and glitter may have faded, but the Mykonos magic still sparkles and the rich and famous can still be seen here on the succession of sandy beaches that run along the south coast.
Mykonos is still the place to see and be seen amid some of the most attractive scenery to be found anywhere in the Greek islands.