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    Viewpoint overlooking Mykonos Town

    by wadekorzan Written Jul 21, 2007

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    I couldn't say exactly where this picture is taken, but I think there are enough spots you can find with a view like this..and I would certainly rent a car and drive around because you'll get some incredible views like this one of Mykonos Town. Everyone is always running to the Little Venice to have a drink and watch the sunset (which I also recommend to do once), but if you can find a viewpoint like the one in this photo, the view is breath taking. It is really a nice thing to do to sit there and just sit and watch over the town, and also a great place to be for the sunset as well--and you don't have to pay 12 Euros for a drink!

    Don't miss a viewpoint overlooking the city

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    Wander the streets of Mykonos Town

    by wadekorzan Written Jul 21, 2007

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    I'm sure that you don't need me to tell you to wander the streets of Mykonos Town, because surely you're going to do this anyway. I suppose the best way to help in this tip is to share my experience with you, and then you'll make your own experiences. You'll soon find out that the town is a maze..a labyrinth of small streets leading off in all different directions. Throw away your map and just enjoy getting lost. We were on Mykonos for a week, and we went to Mykonos Town 6 of our 7 nights. Being there in the evening is really the thing to do--because in the daytime everybody is at the beach and generally it is very hot in the day time. Most people spend the day at the beach and go to town at night. I would recommend to go once during the day, because there are very few people and you can really enjoy wandering those streets admiring the charming architecture and getting some great photos. I also recommend to come back many times, there is always something new to see, you just have to go down streets where you have not been before....I wish I could describe it....there is a magic to this place. There is great shopping, fantastic restaurants, cool bars and discos, there's something for everyone.

    Explore the tiny streets by day and by night

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    Petinos Beach (Platis Gialos)

    by Maryimelda Updated Feb 19, 2010

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    If you are one of the many people who don't want to go to places that are too "touristy". then Petinos Beach is not for you. This is tourist heaven and I found it very exciting.
    The fabulous beach is enormous and is fronted by many hotels and restaurants. We were spoiled for choice when it came to choosing a lunch venue. We finally settled on one and were shown to a table right on the beach. The food was unremarkable, so much so, that I can' teven remember what I had. What I do know is that we spent an hour or two here people watchng and it was great.

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    GREECE - Mykonos

    by globetrott Updated Jul 23, 2014

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    Mykonos is one of the most beautiful islands in Greece.

    I came often here while I was working on cruise-ships.

    Make sure you will not miss the Pelikans, down in the port, one of them gave up fishing, as he was fed by tourists and would pose for plenty of pics with them...

    Lots of Cafes and restaurants are directely at the sea in the area of " Little Venice " ( the lower part of my pic )

    They also have great beaches and lots of tiny streets, just 2 meters wide, that grant a shaddy way of strolling through town.

    Greece - Myconos - Mykonos
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    Kalafatis Beach....

    by Maryimelda Written Feb 19, 2010

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    Kalafatis Beach is where you go if you are right into water sports big time. It boasts its own wind surfing centre and is also the place for jet-skiing and scuba diving.
    It is situated not more than a few minutes drive from Ano Mera.
    I particularly liked the building high on the hill overlooking the beach. I'm afraid I wasn't able to identify what it was (if anything) but the crosses and bells had me intrigued.

    View from the hill..... Kalafatis Beach.... What is this building? Kalafatis Beach.... School kid's day out.....
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    DREAMING

    by parsix Updated Oct 15, 2003

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    People storm in and out of supermarkets. They already know what they want. In, select, pay, out. Quite simple these days.
    This innocent boy was standing at the candies isle. His face says it all. He could not beleive what was in front of him. I think he was there for a good 5 minutes, just staring....

    another angel

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    ANOTHER TYPE OF DREAM

    by parsix Updated Oct 15, 2003

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    I found all sort of people and characters in this island. You often hear how popular greek islands are for WEEDINGS. In my trip to Santorini I witness a traditional local weeding. But like I said, Mikonos is sophisticated, and this is how they do it here!

    happy bride
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    Catholic Church...

    by Maryimelda Updated Feb 19, 2010

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    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.

    Inside the Catholic Church.....
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    Obviously do as little as possible.

    by antonela Written Sep 10, 2008

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    During the day, we hired a little scooter to get back and forth to the hotel, and run arounfd the town, although everything is accessbible.
    Mornings spent at the beach, the water is so wam, then off to lunch, in town. I suggest you go back to the hotel for a little nap, then back to the beach, or strolling around town to do some shopping and sight seeing, this can go on until the small hours of the morning. Very relaxed atmosphere, people are friendly.
    I am so glad we took our (then) little girl, as it is a family holiday, Greek people adore children, so they are very accomodating. Also because we went in May , just the start of the tourist season, we found it so much easier to get along.

    The Beach in front of our hotel Leda and another donkey Swimming pool outside our hotel Leda and me strolling At the harbour
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    Top 10 things to do on Mykonos

    by sierralyndon Written Aug 28, 2005

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    1) Wander around the winding, narrow streets of Mykonos town and get yourself lost for the first hour or so

    2) Have a drink at Little Venice - warning: choose seating wisely - some places are smelly from the sea beneath the houses

    3) Look out for the pelicans - mascots of the city

    4) Eat lots of seafood

    5) Watch out for locals obsessively painting white lines on the pavements in front of their properties

    6) Visit the windmills

    7) Visit the ancient Panagia Paraportiani church

    8) Visit the lovely beaches

    9) Go to Delos? We unfortunately didn't manage to make a trip there

    10) Look out for the Starbucks on the way from or to the airport. What is it doing there in the middle of nowehere?

    Typical Mykonian street

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    Flowers

    by Jeannette1 Written Jul 2, 2005

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    While walking through the narrow streets of Hora, you will see beautiful pink and hwite oleanders, scarlet hibiscus and fuchsia boungainvilleas climbing up to the balconies.

    The colors are beautiful against the white walls of the houses.

    Bougainvilleas
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    3 wells and Agia Varvara church

    by mindcrime Updated Nov 13, 2012

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    Tria Pigadia (3 wells) is a popular meeting place at the centre of Old Town. These three wells date from mid 18th centuries and until 1956 they were the ones that brought water to the town of Mykonos (a much smaller village back then).

    A nice legend about them is that if he who manage to drink from all 3 of them will never leave the island! Another legend says that if a virgin drinks from all three she will find a husband! As these wells are not functional anymore it is hard to test the legends :)

    The last time we were there a local informed me about a conflict between the locals and the nearby café/bar that have put some giant flower pots next to the wells making the access to the square more difficult. We just took a picture and then visited some of the near by churches like the small Agia Varvara & Agios Fanourios church (pic 2), it was very peaceful inside and felt like oasis while the sun was burning outside.

    tria pigadia Agia Varvara church
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    small churches in Chora

    by mindcrime Written Nov 13, 2012

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    As in every island in Cyclades Mykonos is full of small churches. Most of them (more than 200!) are just privately owned chapels but in Chora of Mykonos you can see and visit some small ones in full action. On Sunday morning you can attend the mass (a nice experience anyway) but they are also open the other days so you can check the interior (usually some icons only) and light a candle.

    We visited about 10 (!) of them, all located in the city centre. In most cases there weren’t other visitors around so we just took some pictures. The only difference was in Agia Kiriaki church where we met with local women outside, they were serving typical local desserts to people after the mass, it was the feast of Agia Kiriaki that day (july 7) so the church was celebrating.

    Some of churches can be seen on my photos here
    Pic 1:Agia Varvara & Agios Fanourios church
    Pic 2&3:Agios Georgios church
    Pic 4: Agia Kiriaki church
    Pic 5:Panachrantou church that dates from 17th century

    Agia Varvara church Agios Georgios church Agios Georgios church Agia Kiriaki church Panachrantou church
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    Thrashing octopus for your dinner

    by aukahkay Written Nov 1, 2007

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    If you have wondered why the grilled octopus on your menu is so expensive, you should see what the fishermen do to the octopus after they have been caught by hand in the waters off Delos island. The octopus is placed on the concrete at the port and repeatedly beaten with a wooden stick or thrown onto the ground. Why are they doing it? After all, the octopus is already dead. It is to make the octopus tentacles softer so that you will find it easier to chew on.

    Beating octopus at the port Beating octopus Beating octopus Throwing octopus
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    beach of Mykonos

    by mindcrime Updated Nov 13, 2012

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    There are more than 30 beaches in Mykonos most of them sandy. Although the most famous can be found in the south (you can easily reach them by bus) including Paradise, Super Paradise, Platis Yialos etc Thousands of people will go there not just for swimming but also for party all night long at their beach bars where dance music plays non stop in high season…

    I have to admit that I never visit Mykonos for the beaches but if you are desperate to swim and don’t have much time to go further out of the town you may try the small beach near the port. As you can see it’s always busy, mainly with families so no nude or party animals here :)

    beach at Chora
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