This nice pelicanhas...
This nice pelicanhas become the island's mascot. It wanders through all the neighbourhoods but prefers the harbour and Alevkantra. People approach him to feed him, make a photo with him, or simply touch him.
Ferry back to Rafina...
We chose to catch a ferry back to Rafina, mainly because timewise, it fitted in better with our plans. I can't remember exactly which ferry or ferry company we used but it left from the new port at about 7.30am and arrived in Rafina before noon. It was a very comfortable vessel with several very nice eateries and I found that the time passed quite quickly. Fare was 23 euros and we bought our tickets in a little ferry booking office just off the main square in Hora.
Windmills of Mykonos
There are 5 windmills located in the vicinity of Little Venice. These are the icons of Mykonos. Traditionally, these windmills were used as grinding mills, deriving its power from the wind. Today, these white circular buildings with conical roofs have been restored as residential dwellings, shops and a museum.
Delos - sacred sanctury of Apollo and Artemis
The archeological site of Delos is unique. Located on a small barren island 30 minutes by boat from Mykonos, the island is devoid of vegetation but resplendent in the sunlight on account of its rock formations. A large city of about 30,000 inhabitants grew up around the sanctuary of Apollo in the Hellenistic period. According to myths, it was in Delos that Leto gave birth to Apollo and his sister Artemis and it was from this dual divine birth that the island acquired its sanctity. In 478 BC, it became the center of the Delian League.
Today, the most important ruins are those of the Agora, the numerous stoas, the Propylaea, house of the Naxians, the Sacred Way, temples of Apollo, Treasures, the Prytanaeum, the Artemisium, the Hippodrome, the stadium, the Agora of the Delians, the Aphrodisium, the Heraeum and the Theater.
High quality floor mosaics may be admired in ancient houses like the House of Dionysos, House of the Masks, House of Dolphins and House of Tritons.
Now Im sure that alot of you are picturing something close to Ibiza just with alot more gay boys!! Well that isn't the case on the ever surprising Mykonos!!
This place is like no other, You do have your pumping super clubs and your beach bars, but then you have you cobbled streets and water front dining!! There is something for everyone in Mykonos!!