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Agathocles
(360-289 BC)

Ruler of Syracusae whose greatest enemies were the oligarchs. He was the son of a Greek potter in Thermae and later emigrated to Syracusae. When the oligarchs seized power, he was forced to go into exile. When they were driven away he returned in 322 BC, but was to constantly struggle against the oligarchs who were supported by the Carthaginians.

Agathocles expanded the rule of Syracusae to the eastern parts of Sicily, and acquired great personal power with the support of the poor. He also invaded North Africa, and defeated the Carthaginians.

When Agathocles was recognized as the ruler of eastern Sicily he took the title of king, and expanded his kingdom to include the Greek cities in southern Italy. As a ruler he was known to be both ruthless and flamboyant.

Shortly before his death he returned democracy to his people in Syracusae. He died of jaw-cancer at the age of 71.

His son-in-law was the famous Pyrrhus, who was married to his daughter Lanassa.


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Mykonos Island


Ιt is the cosmopolitan center of the Cyclades Complex. Its reputation has spread during the last years due to its unique landscape, its archaelogical sites, its cosmopolitan environment and its magnificent beaches.

White-washed, cube-shaped houses are scattered all over the island, narrow streets in the town, chapels and picturesque tavernas hide among art galleries and stores selling jewellery, souvenirs etc.

Trends that sweep through the international scene are born in the intense nightlife of this modern resort.

An island of tempting and tempestuous reputation such as Mykonos, with high tourism and a rather superficial lifestyle, inevitably has both fans and critics.

But even the most unsuspecting visitor immediately realizes that Mykonos is not only a crazy “bon-viveur”, but also an attractive, picturesque island with white Chora aside the crystal-clear blue waters of the Aegean Sea.

Direct international charter flights and regular domestic flights from Athens serve frequently, during summer, the airport of Mykonos.

Because it is so famous, Mykonos gets really overcrowded during high season but for those who enjoy the crowd, great fun and all night long entertainment, Mykonos is the ideal place for holidays.

Have a wonderful time...