Alkyoni Beach Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Refrigerator in room
- Multilingual staff
- Swimming pool
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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, ...
... stand on a hill overlooking the area. Most windmills face towards the North where the island's climate sources its strongest winds over the largest part of the year. There are currently 16 windmills on Mykonos of which seven are positioned on the famous landmark hill in Chora. Most of them were built by the Venetians in the 16th century, but construction continued into the early 20th century. They were primarily used to mill wheat. ...
... plundered for its marble. Recent partial restoration has helped to recreate part of the former glory of this temple, dedicated to the goddess of grain, Demeter.
Next stop, Chalki, a delightful little mountain village which is home to the church of St George Diasoritis. Built and decorated in the 11th century, the small little church houses some beautifully preserved frescoes, and a grove of olive trees possibly 500 years ...
... but with the wind stronger than the day before and the sky looking rather bleak we were not too fussed. The fact that we had seen little of the island didn't overly play on our minds as we had used the time to relax and plan the next month of our trip in addition I think that we were a bit depleted when it came to caring about ruins, churches and temples.
So it was off to the port where the real Greek adventure began.
... her for being much busier. At port there was a barge (is that what you call it?!) that a semi truck drove out of, it was quite a sight! Our acomodation is again. . Very different to Amorgos! We went from having half used toiletries and a strange little man maybe making our room up, to the hotel voted #8 in Greece! They had sanitized, wrapped toilets and wifi. The resort is quite lovely, as you'll see in the pics, and really not pricy. We spent an arvo just lounging by ...