Mykonos: The Five Windmills
These pure white, cylindrical structures with conical roofs were once used for grinding agricultural products. But nowadays, these windmills see more cameras flashing than grain or wheat. With such unique aesthetics, it’s no wonder they’ve become one of the island’s most recognized landmarks. You’ll find these five windmills on the western tip of town.
"Arriving by Ferry..."
It just seemed so exotic to arrive in Mykonos by ferry. Looking out the front windows to see a smattering of white buildings dotting the hillside. The anticipation of docking and walking off the boat. It all added to the feel of arriving somewhere really exciting and special. The Ferry itself was fun and relaxing. We slept in reclining chairs after having had a buffet meal that was hot and well received. To wake to blue skies and warm winds. Showers are available free of charge on ship. Walking on the outside decks is encouraged. The crew are friendly and helpful. My first look at Mykonos from the front of a ferry was incredible and will never be forgotten.
"Traveling by atv..."
We rented an atv and traveled to the other side of Mykonos in search of a perfect beach to spend the day. The journey on the atv was alot of fun! It only goes so fast and other vehicles passed us frequently with a honk. Expecting a rude gesture or anger from them and getting friendly waves and hellos as they passed. We passed incredible scenery. Driving along the coast, looking at the architecture of the homes and down the little cobblestone streets. Every building washed in white and trimmed in blue. The colors so vivid and striking. The wind whipping our hair and us just laughing. We turned down a lane that ended at dock and a man was diving from a boat for octopus. We had a laugh because I couldn't find the reverse to back up and ended up just pushing it backwards to turn around. We eventually found a perfect beach but in this case the journey was well worth it.
"The perfect beach..."
We stayed on the city side of the island near the famous windmills. In fact you could almost touch them from our room. So all the beaches are on the other side of the island. We ended up at Ornos beach. A beautiful secluded beach with warm sand, tables on the beach and a wonderful little bar/restaurant open to the beach, piping out american blues music. We sat at the table, ordered drinks, drank in the atmosphere, chatted with the proprietor and just enjoyed the silence and sounds of the ocean. We had the beach to ourselves. We were the only ones there! After a few drinks of ouzo and bacardi breezers, our proprietor came over and suggested food. We hadn't planned on eating there but it sounded really good at the time. We had a couple plates of pasta that were delicious. The proprietor insisted we have an after dinner drink that he makes himself to help with digestion--so how could we refuse. The ducks, the beach, the sand, the water--soooo perfect.
"was that just a dream?!"
Island famous for windmills, pelicans, nudists' beaches, plenty of gay-tourists and celebrities, and crazy prices.
besides it's a very beautiful landscape, really nice beaches all around the island, wonderful weather up to october... yachtsmen and sailors are coming to Mykonos like this place is "smeared with a honey".. actually gay ppl are the majority of tourist there and feel there really free.
and as all other islands in greece- Mykonos i a big non-stop party 24/7.
just don't forget your credit card and enjoy life fully!!!