Mykonos Municipal Library, in the Cyclades: The Municipal Library of Mykonos is housed in a magnificent old mansion that belonged to the Mavrogenis family. Dating back to 1735, the beautiful building has seen its own share of history. Located in Agia Kyriaki Square, it houses nearly 11,500 volumes of literature, history, and many more categories, with most books written in Greek. You can travel through the library looking at numerous photographs, Cycladic coins, and old seals.
The books were donated by the Mykonian historian Mr. Ioannis Meletopoulos and were part of his personal library. Other books were also donated by many more people from their libraries, while others donated further things as well, such as black and white sketches of landmarks on the island.
John Ratekin, an American artist who moved to Mykonos in 1966, donated some library books, too. Also included was poetry, some of which was written by John Ratekin on his walls. He contributed immensely to the island since he visualized its modernization and created the first Tourist Guide to Mykonos, which he included in his artwork. The library features several of his poems, sketches, and paintings.
The opening hours of the Library are:
Tuesday and Thursday: 14.00-20.00