Petros, the Pelican
The pelican Peter, is the island's mascot, a inseparable part of life on the harbour. It is so sweet and beloved it is looked after by everyone, locals and foreigners.
Children and adults approach it in order to pet it or feed it and there is no lack of tourists to photograph it.
It is also a typical feature of Mykonos life, another warm memory from the magic white island.
arrive by (cruise)ship
Arriving by ship is the best way.
Simply be aware that larger cruise-ships - over aroung 10000 GRT will have to anchor outside the harbour and disembarkation will take a rather long time.
The regular coastliners/ferries will of course land in the port itself
The Mascot of Mykonos
Pelicans hang around freely on Mykonos, however this one was my new friend! Petros hung out at one of the cafes we ate at towards the end of the night. He lets most people pet him, although I admit I was afraid to try. He followed the restaurant owner around like a lost puppy; especially when they had fish for him. Everyone was entertained by this little guy!
The little Catholic Church is situated right in the heart of Hora among the shops and restaurants. It is a tinly little chapel really, but quite lovely anyway. For Catholics visiting Mykonos and wanting to go to Sunday Mass, there is a Mass at 7.00pm on Sunday night. It may be best to check however, because it could change at different times of the year. I couldn't be sure.
The priest ascertains how many people are present speaking which language and then says Mass in the most popular language of the congregation. The readings and the homily, however are spoken in Greek.
Great shopping, food, and people. Lots of colorful cafes make for unique photo opportunities. Mykonos is an island that is quite barren.
The island can be reached by air from Athens, Rhodes, Santorini and Herakleion or by ferry from Piraeus, Rafina, Crete, and Thessaloniki.
The trip by ferry from Piraeus takes about 6 hours. Local boat service takes visitors from Mykonos to nearby Delos.
Wandering the small streets and lanes of Mykonos one begins to think they are in a maze. There are photo "finds" around every corner.
If you think you can't make it down the street, you haven't tried....It can be amazing the size of the "road" traveled by these "mini" trucks. This one just drove through the restaurant where we stopped for coffee.