The all clear was given to depart the ship in Mykonos at 11:50 am, and we were some of the first people off of the ship. We hopped onto the complimentary shuttle waiting to take us the 1.2 miles into town. I had read that you could walk it, but I wouldn’t personally recommend doing so, as there is no sidewalk and the roads are narrow. Instead, our shuttle dropped us off 3 minutes later at the edge of Chora town.
We walked along the water to the shops lining the street, the vendors ready to sell us their goods. This included fishermen with their catches of fresh octopus. We cut back into the side alleys of the town, meandering among the white buildings with blue shutters and doors. It is a virtual maze off of the main street, a place to just roam in no particular direction and see where one comes out. We especially enjoyed the simple beauty of the various tiny churches scattered throughout the town. So different than the magnificent cathedrals and basilicas seen earlier on our voyage, but equally beautiful. No wonder they are a hallmark of Mykonos' beauty!
We found our way to the windmills on the hill, and took some pictures of “Little Venice” before meeting up with friends who happened to be on the island the same day. We enjoyed the beautiful views while lingering over refreshing drinks at a cafe near the water.
After our refreshments, we strolled back through town, and up into the hills off of the main drag. On our way, we came across a sweet kitty who absolutely needed some attention. Upon arriving at the top of the hill, we found a nice gentleman selling clothes, and we each purchased a shirt. (White, of course, in true Greek fashion!) We also ran across a huge pelican, Petros. He is the mascot of Mykonos, and was drawing quite a large crowd of admirers.
Before heading back to the ship we paused to admire the views a bit longer. The white and blue of the city contrast so beautifully with the ocean, and the flags blowing in the breeze create an irresistible charm. There is such a quaintness here that it's easy to forget that people actually live her year round. For some folks, this is real life. Thank you for sharing a tiny bit of it with us today. It was beautiful.
Lisa is the travel loving, animal adoring, Mickey Mouse hugging owner of Dreams Delivered Travel.