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Archaeologists and promoters scrap on the island of Mykonos


Kyriakos Mitsotakis blocked all building permits after the beating of an agent responsible for watching over heritage.


Mykonos is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful islands of the Cyclades, coupled with one of the main summer destinations for Greeks and foreigners alike.

Its windmills, its fine sand beaches under a turquoise sky, its whitewashed streets adorned with bougainvillea, its Orthodox chapels that have been photographed many times... not to mention a hectic nightlife.

But Mykonos is also a thousand-year-old story.

According to ancient mythology, the Giants exterminated by Hercules during the Gigantomachy are buried under the island's towering rock formations.

Every summer, the jet set from all over the world takes up residence there.

Money is flowing there and fueling commercial appetites.

Nothing like feeding organized gangs that operate beyond the law, and impose their own rules...

Manolis Psarros, the archaeologist in charge of the construction sites, who has been living on the island for ten years with his family, was violently beaten up a few days ago when he was joining…

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Source: lefigaro

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