The sun had just set when we decided to take a walk down the somewhat steep footpath to Mykonos town. We had been browsing in the darling little shops and decided to pick up a few groceries from the store. Waiting in line to pay, the lights went out. At first, we thought maybe it was just the power in the store. The shopkeepers had us wait inside until they got their generator going so we could pay. We left the store only to find ourselves, and everyone else, in total blackness. The town had suffered a black out and the only thing you could see clearly were the candles flickering on the tables of the outdoor cafes. We slowly picked our way back up the footpath, dodging mopeds on the street crossings. Happily we found our hotel, the Hotel Alkyon, was one of the only things to retain power. Seeing those lights blazing as we neared it made us thankful that we shelled out the money for a four star hotel!