The Independent on CineManto

On the romantic Greek Island of Mykonos, Cine Manto is set in a botanical garden. Home to Mediterranean plants, lily-covered pools and a resident pelican named Petros, it is due to show films such as Captain Phillips and Gravity over the coming months. Between 10am and 2am, a stylish restaurant serves up breakfasts, barbecues, brunch […]

Monocle on CineManto

On the island of Mykonos, Andonis Kioukas owns Cine Manto, which is about as perfect as a place can be without sitting atop Mount Olympus itself. “Mykonos is a labyrinth and this used to be jungle”, says Kioukas, shrugging at his surroundings as if they were just an average suburban garden, weeded and given a […]

Greece is on Cine Manto

Open-air cinemas are a quintessential Greek summer delight. Where better but the islands to enjoy a Hollywood classic or the latest blockbuster under the stars? You’d think that the strong smell of jasmine and the noisy songs of the cicadas – both heralding the start of yet another Greek summer – would distract you from silver-screen magic […]

Lonely Planet on Cine Manto

Need a break from the bars and clubs? Seek out this gorgeous open-air cinema in a garden setting. There’s a cafe here, too. Movies are shown in their original language; view the program online. Source:

Volotea on Cine Manto

The therino (open-air cinema) is an integral part of Greek culture – there are few better ways to kick off a summer evening than watching a film at Cinema Manto under the stars while sipping a gin and tonic (you can smoke too, as it’s outdoors). Set in a walled garden with towering palm trees, fragrant pines, and cacti, the cinema shows films in […]


Apart from the open-air cinema, in the Garden, you will find the coolest cafe restaurant on the island, CINE MANTO CAFE RESTAURANT, surrounded by a beautiful garden with an ethereal atmosphere, and great food. It is open all day long, offering the pleasure of greenery, Greek breakfast, barbecue, drinks, brunch and assortments. If you pass […]

The owner and donor of the Gardens, Ioannis Meletopoulos

Ioannis Alex. Meletopoulos (1903-1980) was born in Piraeus, to an upper class family. His father Alexandros was an acclaimed historian and although Ioannis worked as a lawyer for the Supreme Court of Greece, he followed in his father’s footsteps doing historical research himself. He was the organizer and for many years served as a curator […]

Concert in Delos 2006

A magical night to support a mythical place. Magical music performed on a mythical island under the moonlight. On Monday, August 22nd  a very special performance will take place on a very special island. The voice, Eleftheria Arvanitaki, one of Greece’s best contemporary folk singers; the lyrics, from the writing of Greek Nobel laureates and poets; the venue, the ancient […]

Petros the Pelican

Petros the White Pelican is the official mascot of Mykonos. In 1954 a wounded pelican was found at the coast Mykonοs by a local fisherman. The pelican was nursed to health and remained on the island supported by locals. It soon adopted the name “Petros”, , as a joke between the locals, as “petro” in Greek means “rock”, “stone” but metaphorically Old and Grumpy. ​Petros has always been a bit of an enigma as his species of pelican is not indigenous to the island or even the Aegean. To great dis-appointment by locals and tourists alike, Petros was hit by a car on 1985 and failed to recover.

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