Mykonos (Greek: Μύκονος) is a Greek island and a mass tourist destination, renowned for its cosmopolitan character and its intense nightlife. The island is part of the Cyclades, lying between Tinos, Siros, Paros and Naxos.
It spans an area of 105.183 km2 (41 sq mi) and rises at an elevation of 341 m (1,119 ft) at its highest point. The island is composed primarily of granite. It has little natural fresh water and relies on the desalination of sea water in order to meet its needs. There are 9,320 inhabitants (2001) most of whom live in the largest town, Mykonos, also known as Chora (i.e. the Town in Greek, a common denomination in Greece when the name of the island itself is the same as the name of the principal town), which lies on the west coast.
Tether Boat into the Island proper. We reached the island approximately at 5pm.
Arriving at Myokonos…
Houses at Mykonos -They are built into the cliff of the island. In fact, houses in most greek islands are pretty typical, white washed walls, blue window frames and doors. It is indeed very romantic seeing all these on our honeymoon indeed.
Church of St.Nicholas – The patron saint of the sea. And it is the reason why most churches on Greek Islands have blue domes…
Panagia Paraportiani- one of the most photographed church in the whole of Mykonos
Little Venice – Rows of shops and restaurants. Yes, they serve food here, live seafood, greek salad, etc. The dinning experience with an spectular view of sunset! Yes, it is expensive and very crowded. We thought we would have chance to have dinner on another island, hence we gave this a miss and decided to go see the island more before the last tether boat back to the cruise ship at 2000hrs.
The famous wind mills of Mykonos…
A man and his weeping daughter… maybe we are feeling the same…cos the beauty of Mykonos is really an once in a lifetime sort of experience, perhaps our time on the island is far too short. Yes, far too short!
The next time, if we do get back on this island, we will definitely spend a couple of days there and have dinner during sunset, club at Mykonos..never mind the big burnt pocket…yes, be warned, accommodation on Greek Islands can be shockingly expensive!
So, that’s it from us in Mykonos…Tommorrow we headed to Turkey, to the ancient city of Epheus. Stay tuned for more.