While Mykonos is definitely a full sensory experience, it’s the beauty of the island from the architecture to the people, the beaches and those mesmerising blues that will pull at your heart on first sight. This is a small collection of my favourite photos that will make you fall in love with Mykonos, Greece before you even touch down on the island.
The stunning view from Epar Od Mikinou road viewpoint is one that can’t be missed. Mykonos town opens up below like an intricately detailed cubist painting. While it’s tempting to stay in the hotel pool or the comfort of the Mykonos town streets, jumping in a car and exploring the quieter parts of the island is something I highly recommend. There are so many great spots to discover away from the crowds.
We spent our mornings in Mykonos running the empty cobblestone streets taking a break at a cafe near the Old Port. The water was calm, catching the golden morning light and the crowd was masterfully mixed. We saw partygoers wander past, holding each other up with one hand and clutching at early morning souvlakis with the other. They crossed paths with local delivery men, leaping off mopeds and cute, colourful cargo scooters, briefly enjoying the people watching with us, unknowingly part of the show. We would often stay for another round of frappes, not yet ready to leave our perfect viewing spot.
A man sits peacefully in front of the Agios Nikolaos church at the Old Port. As a romantic, I would love to think I caught him by coincidence, but I think this could be a regular stoop for him. He’s catching some of the afternoon sun and watching the boats busily pull in and out of the port. I was captivated just watching him. I wonder if he knew.
The iconic Mykonos windmills snapped form the window of a bar in Little Venice. We got to the bar in the early afternoon and had it almost to ourselves. Typically, you’ll find them full as the sun begins to set with the crowds inching for the best vantage point to catch those peach flushes on film.
My fascination with watching men around Europe catching up on benches continues. It’s something I have long loved to witness; sit back and see how they spend the time to debrief with each other. There are no mobile phones in sight, there never are. It’s time invested in chatting about what has been happening, that day. I suspect these friends have been occupying this seat for many an afternoon over the years. It makes my heart smile to see it.
The magical sunsets over Ornos Bay, Mykonos. Some of the most impressive I have witnessed anywhere. We sat on our deck in our hotel room as we were treated to light show each evening.
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