Portraits of Mykonos

When one thinks of Mykonos, images of vibrant beach parties, luxurious resorts, and a cosmopolitan atmosphere often come to mind. However, amidst the glitz and glamour, there exists a hidden gem that keeps the island grounded in its rich heritage: the traditional way of life that provides a glimpse into a world that goes beyond the allure of tourism. Through "Portraits of Mykonos" we celebrate the remarkable locals and unveil their untold stories.

Shepherds and Cattlemen: The Unsung Heroes of Mykonos

Mykonos, the picturesque Greek island known for its stunning beaches, vibrant nightlife, and whitewashed buildings, owes much of its charm and culinary delights to its unsung heroes: the Mykonian shepherds and cattlemen. These hardworking individuals play a vital role in the island’s life, contributing not only to its gastronomic richness but also preserving its cultural heritage. In this article, we celebrate their dedication and express our heartfelt gratitude for the delectable dishes they help us create at Solymar. Upholding Tradition […]


Mykonos Cheese Factory: A Testament to the Island’s Culinary Heritage

Nestled within the bustling island of Mykonos, which is world-renowned for its cosmopolitan charm and luxurious allure, lies a hidden gem that unveils a more authentic way of life. Amongst the vibrant nightlife and pristine beaches, the Cheese Factory (tirokomio) of Mykonos stands as a testament to the island’s rich culinary heritage and its commitment to preserving local traditions. Let’s embark on a journey to explore this enchanting establishment, where the art of cheese-making flourishes, and where the flavors of […]


Embracing Tradition: The Everyday Life of Local Fishermen in Mykonos

In the heart of Mykonos, a hidden world of tradition thrives, embodied by the local fishermen who venture out into the sea each day. These dedicated individuals serve as a reminder that amidst the cosmopolitan atmosphere, there is a quieter, more authentic way of life. By celebrating the local fishermen and embracing their traditions, visitors can truly immerse themselves in the soul of Mykonos, discovering a deeper connection with the island and its remarkable heritage. The Daily Routine As the […]