Mykonos Journals

Mykonos - a Feast for the Eyes!

A June 2008 trip to Mykonos by akakd

Day trip to Delos Photo, More Photos
Quote: Mykonos and the nearby island of Delos were two of our favorite destinations on our three week journey through the Mediterranean.
Angelos Internet Café Photo,
Want to keep in touch with family back home? We recommend Angelos Internet Café where we spent one Euro
for 15 minutes. By Euro standards, that's inexpensive. And if you arrive by cruiseship, you'll appreciate the value even more, as access to the internet via cruiseships is one of the biggest ripoffs onboard. Angelos Internet Café is located just past the windmills on the left. High speed internet services include laptop connections, printing services, scanning, CD writing, web cameras, and card readers.

Pelican Watch Photo,
No visit to Mykonos is complete without an encounter with a brazen pelican. At once graceful and clumsy, these wondrous foul are amazing to watch.

Mykonos Windmills

Attraction | "Unique Windmills"

Mykonos Windmills Photo,
The renowned windmills of Mykonos sit side by side along a bay overlooking Little Venice. Once used to grind grain, these distinctive windmills with their thatched roofs are no longer operational. The trademark of Mykonos, it's not possible to visit Mykonos without viewing the windmills, by land or by sea.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on November 1, 2008

Mykonos Windmills

Mykonos, Greece

Little Venice

Attraction | "A Delight for the Senses"

Chocolate, made better by the surroundings Photo,
Little Venice, on the beachfront of Mykonos is a feast for the eyes and a delight for the senses! Many outdoor cafés line the beach. We were in search of a light snack. Our waitress was so sweet, & the atmosphere, charming.
Fresh flowers,
cool breeze,
outdoor seating,
bright colors,
Mediterranean sea . . .
. . . oh,
& chocolate.

A slice of heaven.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on November 1, 2008

Panagia Paraportiani Church

Attraction | "A Melted Marshmallow"

Panagio Paraportiani Church Photo,
One of the most distinctive churches in the world, Panagia Paraportiani Church instantly reminded me of a melted marshmallow! It wasn't until after I got home, that I saw it described by others as "a confectioner's dream gone mad".
The people of Mykonos claim that exactly 365 churches and chapels dot their landscape, one for each day of the year, but nothing is as captivating as the Paraportiani. This whitewashed fused blob is actually four chapels melded together. A visit to Mykonos would not be complete without at least a snapshot of the melted marshmallow church.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 1, 2008

Day trip to Delos

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Attraction | "Important Hints for a Successful Trip to Delos"

Day trip to Delos Photo,
When we arrived in Mykonos, we caught the first boat out to Delos. The boat we took over was small and we packed in like sardines. Delos was a rocky 1/2 hour boat ride away. We barely made the boat, so we ended up inside where it was hot and muggy. Try to get a seat on deck, but be sure to come prepared with sunscreen and a hat. Many people ended up with sunburns. Be sure to check the boat return schedule. The boats only make three round-trips a day. If you miss a boat returning to Mykonos, you may have to wait several hours before the next opportunity to return to Mykonos. Also, be aware that the boat you return on may not be the same boat you go back on. We returned on a larger boat. On D...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 1, 2008

Day trip to Delos
Delos, Greece
Mykonos, Greece