You’ve probably seen photos of Mykonos before this. So you already know that it’s a stunning island with white-washed streets and dramatic windmills surrounded by impressive blue waters. It’s one of the most popular islands in Greece, simply because it’s one of the most beautiful. While Santorini is dramatic, Mykonos is dreamy.
Getting from Santorini to Mykonos was a bit of a
challenge adventure because of a two-day ferry strike, which we knew nothing about until we were already in Santorini. Determined to not let union laws hinder our holiday plans, we recruited some fellow travellers and hired a private speed boat to take us to Mykonos.
I promise it’s not as glamorous as it sounds, but we did see dolphins on the way over and had a chance to swim off the boat en route.
It becomes obvious how gorgeous Mykonos is as soon as you see the outline of the island. We got dropped off at one of the smaller ports and I immediately envied everyone who owned a boat docked there.
We spent the first day on the island relaxing on the beach, and it wasn’t until the next day we explored Mykonos town. We were told the white and azure winding streets of Mykonos were intentionally designed to confuse looting pirates. They’ve done a good job because the town is a maze. But who cares when all of it looks like this?
This Greek adventure was the last hurrah of an amazing summer – probably one of the most adventurous summers I’ve had since I went to Asia in 2011. It started off with an amazing girls’ weekend in Milan followed by a relaxing holiday in Croatia. I even had time to go home to Toronto for a visit. As the days get shorter and the temperature drops, I leave you with the last few photos of the warmer season.