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The Greek island of Mykonos is known as a destination for celebrities and jet-setters looking to take advantage of the gorgeous days and wild nights. But in her new book Mykonos Muse (Assouline, $85), photographer Lizy Manola captures the many sides of the 40-square-mile paradise, from its ancient roots to its community of artisans keeping the island’s traditional crafts alive. “We didn’t want it to be just another tourist guide but to reflect all the different faces of Mykonos, past and present,” says Manola, who spent a year working on the book. The photographer spoke to historians and locals, and conducted research at the municipal library on Mykonos, the Mykonos Folk Museum, and Benaki Museum archive in Athens. “I would like people to know that Mykonos is not just champagne, nightclubs, and the playground of the jet set,” she says. The architecture of the island is exceptional, the church festivals are wonderful, and despite the boom in tourism the locals preserve their customs and traditions with real passion. And, of course, Mykonos has some of the clearest waters and most stunning beaches anywhere in the world.”

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