Pelicans of Mykonos
Updated: Oct 7, 2019
The story of Mykonos pelicans started in 1958, when a wounded pelican was found by a Mykonos fisherman in the coast. The locals named the pelican Petros (because it survived the wounds, and the word “petros” means rock) and they kept it on the island until nursed.
Unfortunately, Petros was killed by a car in 1985, but locals brought three new pelicans on the island and honorarily named one of them Petros. Residents consider them Mykonos mascots and take very good care of them.