Posted by: Gary Guertin | April 9, 2017

35 World Cruise–Mykonos, Greece–Apr. 7, 2017

I’M MAKING TWO POSTS TODAY, SO PLEASE READ 34. HERKLION BELOW FIRST.

Hi All, (Written Apr. 8, 2017)

Mykonos is one of the smallest islands of the eastern Cyclades group of Greek islands in the Aegean Sea.  This is another of the Greek islands that looks like it was taken off a movie set of a Greek island.  All white buildings, both commercial and residential, on the slopes of hills/mountains surrounding beautiful blue Mediterranean waters.  We have arrived at another Greek paradise.  Before we go ashore look at the port from the ship:

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Up close, the houses:

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Again, in a port like this there is only one thing to do; get off the ship and walk the promenade along the harbor and wander through the lovely side streets with there many different shops, sidewalk cafes, and churches.  So, off we go with Susy welcoming us to Mykonos:

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From the ship we walk along the promenade toward the city center:

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We encounter a welcome to the city center:

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An information map of the port:

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A small square as we enter the central promenade:

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The promenade:

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One outdoor café after another:

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More promenade:

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The city is famous for it’s windmills, it’s sign has four of them on top of a mountain.  Susy and I were not up to climbing up a mountain to see them so I took this photo of a photo them in a store window:

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With my telephoto lens, one up close:

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Here’s Susy resting at the entrance to one of the side streets off the promenade:

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And one of the many churches:

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And, of course, Susy lighting a candle and praying for us:

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Down every side street outdoor cafes and shops:

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How do you like my new hat?

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Susy says I look like her "Marlboro" man????lol. 

Churches everywhere:

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We took a water bus back to the ship.  Here’s Susy enjoying the open air aboard even though it’s a little cold:

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As is usual on all these islands there are ruins everywhere reminding us of the history of this great area:

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And lastly we can’t forget the beautiful water that surrounds these islands:

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I want to close Mykonos by saying that Susy and I are running out of superlatives to describe these Greek island ports.  We though Rhodes was amazing, but Mykonos seams to equal it in beauty.  These islands are worth returning to and spending a week or two on each one to really enjoy the life and sites that we are just quickly passing by.

Next is another island/country, this time Valletta, Malta on Sunday, Apr. 9, 2017.  Until then,

Love You All,

Gary (alias Gagu)

P.S. Ship’s Port Sign:

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Responses

  1. Mykonos hasta ahora es la isla más linda con las casas y cafés todo blanco. Besos. Adela


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