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Blissful Mykonos

Updated on June 13, 2013

A little bit about Mykonos

Some people love the Greek Island of Mykonos, one of the Cyclades, others have there favorite like Santorini, in general all the Greek Islands are pretty unique in there own way. Greece has always had a fascination with people, with all its mythology, some originating from the Island of Crete, and all the gods and goddesses like sky god, Zeus and Athena.

It is my favorite place in the world, why? I love the energy on this Greek Island. There is something about the place, especially Mykonos town. At times it can be awfully windy, but in some ways stormy but peaceful and blissful. You can sit in one of the outside café’s having either a coffee or a nice glass of wine and watch the world going by, the weird and the wonderful. See how Shakira and Pique' spent some valuable time together on Mykonos at the Kivotos Boutique Hotel.

How to get to Mykonos

Direct flights from Athens, Thessaloniki, Santorini and Rhodes and there are lots of Greek ferries and the Flying Dolphins (hydrofoils).

Picture of Mykonos

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The old Venetian Section of Mykonos

The Greek Island of Mykonos with its old Venetian section on the water edge, you will all know it, lots of images of that section around the world. Nowadays this section is mainly used as bars and restaurants, the little alleyways or pathways that weave around Mykonos town are like a maze. You can get so lost in them, winding through all the houses, guesthouse, shops, bars and restaurants, the locals are always painting the squares white on the pathways, so it looks all pretty. The most photographed pelican, the often-viewed Petros (eternal pelican or a new generation of Petros). It is quite amazing to watch Petros walking through the pathways and suddenly all the tourist get out the way, a bit like the pied piper.

You won’t have seen Mykonos if you have not seen the famous windmills that perch on the hill overlooking Mykonos town, even in the one movies from Bourne series of movies, where she opens a shop below the windmills and Jason Bourne meets her there. Another amazing feature is the Greek Orthodox Church they always do stand out, it is near the waters edge where the hydrofoils come in or the small fishing vessels. There is a small Catholic church as well, amongst the restaurants and bars just past the Venetian section.

Jewelry Designer stores on Mykonos, Rooms to let

The little boutiques scattered along the white painted winding pathways. The shops tend to be quite pricey, but you can always pick up bargains towards the end of the season. The jewelry designs are all the latest trends of the moment, get some stunning engagement rings, diamond rings in gold, platinum or white gold, and all kinds of jewelry. The Greek Islands are renowned for there diamond rings especially, even the island of Hydra has loads of these small shops or even Crete, pretty much every island or even in Athens you can find these jewelry stores. Jewelry designers get passed down from generation to generation, so some great designs about in Greece.

Out of season obviously things are a bit cheaper, even the guesthouses or rooms to let, they meet you at the ferry, you just have to kind of know the price to pay. You mainly use it for sleeping, so a basic room with shower and toilet and a television is all you need, they abound in Mykonos town. Just make sure where they are, that they are close to town or in the town, there is a local bus, but it stops a little way outside of Mykonos town. You can fly into Mykonos, or fly to Athens and get the ferryboat from Piraeus to Mykonos, or even the flying dolphins (hydrofoil).

The food is always amazing with the fresh catches of the day, the calamari, and has course the Greek Salad, or the souvlaki. The local wine is always good as well, nice and cheap. I just love to have a souvlaki,gyros, there used to be a little place almost like a kiosk just behind where all the taxis stopped, just great souvlaki, gyros.

Drinks and Foods on the island of Mykonos

Remember Greek mythology with the Greek god of wine, Dionysos which brings fruitfulness and vegetation, so yes you will have guessed right wines and retsina are drunk abundantly here. You get ouzo of course, you are in Greek territory some places serve it with fried squid, or simply a glass of water, you will be able to get champagne as well.

Coffee is what you drink first thing in the morning, be it the syrupy Greek coffee some with the sugar added already, Nescafe frappe which is wonderful in the heat of the island all frothy an iced instant coffee. You can get regular Nescafe which they bring you a sachet with hot water, but some places have all your regular favorites from Starbucks.

Dining on the island

Mykonos Town has a lot of dining choices, in all price ranges, allowing for all the visitors to be satisfied. The area you want to dine is depending on whether you want a sea view like the area near the famous windmills, the area is called, Alefkandra (the ending of the Bourne Identity, where she is renting bicycles and Jason Bourne comes to find her the French girl Marie). Little Venice which is the old section at the sea wall or overlooking it, this section can be a bit pricy, first check prices. Of course the harbor front of Gialos where the boats come in and the pelican Petros strolls around. You can dine in the Plateia or Public Square which is located under the trees wonderful and cool on a hot summers day, or in some of the gardens with the bougainvillea and hibiscus flowers. The choice is yours, the island life is all outdoors for the locals a meal is something to be shared with family and friends and very social occasion.

A bit about Petros the Pelican

Petros the official mascot of Mykonos was a White Pelican that some of the local fisherman found wounded off the coast of Mykonos in 1958. The locals nursed him back to health the name “Petros” was given to him by them. “petro” in Greek means a stone or rock or Old and Grumpy as a metaphor, unfortunately he was killed by a car in 1985 and never recovered.

Three new pelicans live around the main town of Mykonos, one has the name of Petros, the last time I visited there was one very old one which I presume was the main one. There were a couple of younger ones, they all go to the old one near the square behind the church.

A video of Mykonos mascot Petros the pelican

LuxuryKivotos Boutique Hotel in Mykonos

Ingredients for Greek Salad

  • 4 tomatoes, firm ripe
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 onion, medium
  • 1 green pepper, optional
  • 150g feta cheese
  • olives
  • capers, optional
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • sprinkling oregano, on the feta cheese
  • salt

Instructions for Greek Salad

  1. Wash vegetables, peel cucumber and slice, cut onion and pepper into rings. Place in salad bowl, to that add the olives, capers (optional), salt, mix gently. Slice feta cheese and place on top of salad sprinkle the oregano on top of feta and dress with olive oil.
  2. Enjoy!!! Wonderful with sliced Greek bread, dipping bread into the oil, divine taste.

Greek Salad

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    • roc6 profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Cape Town, South Africa

      It is really worth a visit, the atmosphere on the island, the energy is great.

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      Luxmih Eve-Lyn Forbes 

      8 years ago from Fort Pierce, Florida

      Thabks for whetting my appetite... I have now put this on my "to go" list.


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