Spot the pelicans
Peter the pelican was an emblematic figure of Mykonos and a symbol of the island during the 30 years of his life. A local fisherman found him wounded in 1958, and afterwards, he was nursed and supported by the locals who named him Petros, from petra, which means “rock” in Greek – petra being the dominant architectural element of Mykonos and the Cyclades in general. Thousands of tourists used to run after the island’s mascot every summer for a picture. To the disappointment of locals and tourists, Petros was killed by a car in 1985 and was mummified in Thessaloniki, according to the decision of the Municipality of Mykonos. Nowadays, three pelicans live on the island of Mykonos, one of which is named Petros to honour the island’s symbol.