Favorite thing: Hora is the main town of the island of Mykonos and - though apparently nice, it is far too touristy to have real fascination. It's a maze of little lanes with white-washed houses and bougainvilles, and the occasional old picturesque church... BUT... with every single building having been turned intoa shop/bar/disco/restaurant ect, it really lacks both authenticity and charm.
Favorite thing: This is one of my favorite photos and it's just a tourist gift shop in Mykonos. What makes it special in my opinion is the splendid choice of blue paintings decorating the outside of the shop. If blue is your favorite color then you can't help admiring the way this scene catches your eye immediately after walking past countless white buildings.
This hue of blue is remarkably similar to the shade of blue that is used to paint the domes of churches on Greek islands. I like how the blues of the sea and sky are a near match, and so when all of these paintings are placed together it resembles an Aegean daydream which comes to life just a hundred meters away from where this photo was taken.
Fondest memory: Window shoppers will notice the reproductions of Greek antiquities framed by the paintings.
In what became a common theme throughout my tour of Greece, I chose to photograph these souvenirs in place of purchasing them.
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Favorite thing: What are your endearing images of Mykonos without the windmills and pelicans? Is it the white buildings and blue paint? The reproductions of Greek antiquities in shop windows or the bust of a local hero overlooking the Aegean Sea? (See photo #2)
Maybe it's the beaches or a trendy restaurant right on the bay?
For me, Mykonos will always be the windmills and pelican as well as the Chinese restaurant with the wonderful sunset view. I just can't separate these icons from the island. Without them, Mykonos would just be another barren Greek island with nothing but nightlife to attract summer visitors.
Fondest memory: I knew I should have made this a travelogue instead. Oh well, here's a tip for the town of Mykonos.
Follow the Australian tour guide. I overheard his commentary and thought he did a great job of bringing the town to life. He knows the history of the island and is friends with lots of locals.
So if you hear his narration, sneak into the group and you'll be rewarded with great stories.
One of the local shopowners even came out with a basket of candy and gave everybody in the group, (including those lucky ones pretending to be part of the tour) free sweets.
One more interesting note about shops in Mykonos: the tattoo parlor "As I Am" is where several celebrities, including David Beckham, got their tattoos. (I didn't get one, in case you are wondering.)
A MEDIC PLEASE!
Favorite thing: OK, if you have any problem like an overexposure to the sun (burn! burn!) or some stomach illness (come on... hangover...!) or whatsoever, then you can get a good medical attention. The doctor Assimomitis can take care on you, located just downtown Hora this medic is very professional and attentive. Don't hesitate, just call by phone or go to his consultory
Fondest memory: One day after beach some red spots appeared in my legs because the overexposure (burn! burn!), and he solved my problem with medicines and advices.
Located on Matogianni st n° 44, phone 22633
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Beaches of Mykonos
Favorite thing: There are many beaches to enjoy on Mykonos - some are more accessible than others. Some are off the beaten track but work exploring - like Panormos. Most charge for sunbeds and parasols for the day but others like Ornos and Plati Yialos are free if you are kind enough to use the services of the beach taverna asociated with the sunbeds - this is great if you only wish to stay for a few hours or a whole day.
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Favorite thing: lMykonos Confidential
With the inside look at the key players and the most valid info on the best the island has to offer, from fashion and shopping, to dining, culture, arts, real estate, entertainment &guiltypleasures, Mykonos Confidential is the lifestyle magazine -experton the hottest Mediterranean destination. Now Mykonos Confidential comes as an iPhone app to be the ultimate guide to your holidays in Mykonos.You will find useful information that will make your stay on the island easier, more pleasant and more fun. Find easily and quickly the points of interest that fit best to your taste and your mood navigating through the app's categories, through their location on the map or by using the full text search feature.The app contains info about:- ars, clubs, restaurants and taverns.- Beaches, beach bars and water sports.- Hotels, rooms to let and real estate.- Shopping: The hottest shops on the island showcasing the latest trends on clothing, jewellery as well as beauty saloons/shops, art galleries, you name it!- A confidential inside look into the Mykonian lifestyle with interviews and news related to local and foreign celebrities.- Catalogue with useful phone numbers and other contact info about doctors, pharmacies, local transportation
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