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Friday 30th October
On the ship until 2.30 when we left by tender for the short service to Mykonos, one of Greece's most popular tourist islands. Here we wandered for an hour with Cindy & Mike before grabbing a well deserved beer in a cafe overlooking the famous windmills, formerly used to grind the island’s grain. The houses are all white washed pretty regularly & the streets, ...
... of us decided to head back to the ship as the wind was almost intolerable, especially along the coastline as we walked back to the bus terminal. We could have had dinner at a Mykonos restaurant, but decided to return to the ship for wind and chill reasons, also I didn't want my health to deteriorate. Pity that we didn't have longer on this Island which seems to be so beautiful, except for the winds! Better some time than none.
A bit about Mykonos
Thanks to its proximity to the mainland, Mykonos was one of the first Greek islands to become an international travel destination. During the late '60s and early '70s, Mykonos was famed as a haunt for the rich. The island's nightlife - then and now - was a glittering whirl of colored lights, music, and parties. But there's another side to Mykonos - the neighboring island of Delos. In classical mythology, Delos was the birthplace of Apollo and his twin ...
... Orthodox Church. The inside of this small church was very ornate. - decorated with chandeliers which had been donated by rich families when their prayers had been answered. There are over 1000 little family chapels dotted around the island. Most of the chapel roofs are painted red in Mykonos. Many homes also have decorated pigeon coops on their roof. Traditionally, pigeons were considered a delicacy. The wealthy had large coops on their roof as a ...
... through the Old town. At the beginning of the walk through the confusing narrow streets, skipper and Ally warned us, keep up and don't get lost. So we embarked on a quick paced walk, mine was more like a hobble because I was still, and still am recovering from my injured knees. We could tell something was going on when the leaders were taking every turn possible and eventually they gave in and lead us back to the first restaurant we had walked past. We enjoyed a traditional Greek meal. ...