Most of the pictures you see of the Greek Islands are of Santorini, but Mykonos was no less beautiful.  Almost all of the homes were whitewash and had blue or red doors and shutters. They were close together opening directly onto the cobbled streets. It is a place where you walk, as the streets are too narrow and congested for even a Smart car. It was a maze of white cobbled streets that all ran into each other at odd angles. This was done to make Mykonos impossible for pirates to attack. You really need to know where you are going to get around effectively.  It was quite easy to get lost and turned around, I managed it at least twice before making my way back to the beach. One of the surprising things I noticed was how arid and dry the island was. I was expecting a verdant paradise, but really it didn’t look as if anything would grow without a ton of coaxing. It’s a wander such a seemingly inhospitable place  would have been settled at all, but I am glad that they did.

I think the pictures will do more than any words to really show off Mykonos…

 

 

 

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KM, BL,  and I

KM, BL, and I

 

Known as the Elephant Man for his Elephant speedo that he wears everyday, he was the host at a bar that we passed thru. Kind of gross

Known as the Elephant Man for his Elephant speedo that he wears everyday, he was the host at a bar that we passed thru. Kind of gross

The homes and businesses are built right up to the water in some places.

The homes and businesses are built right up to the water in some places.

see the arid landscape and the whitewashed houses

see the arid landscape and the whitewashed houses

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Church of Saint Nicholas, which was the last stops before sailor went out to sea.

Church of Saint Nicholas, which was the last stops before sailor went out to sea.

 

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A relaxing few hours at the beach

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This ship was so amazing. I think it was privately owned and I didn’t see anyone aboard or I may have tried to finagle an invite aboard.

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