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Jul 3, 2013 - Mykonos, Greece

Day 14 Juju: Today, the famous island of Mykonos awaited us. I was so incredibly excited to finally hit the beautiful beach and work on my tan. Thanks to our VIP priority disembarkation, we were the first people off the ship. We'd docked in the new port instead of tendering like we'd done on past trips. We were unaware of the distance between the new port and the center of town (the only place to get a cab). This turned out to be a real adventure for the 14 of us eager to arrive at the beach. After a debatable 1 1/2 to 2 mile walk, we...

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Nov 13, 2012 - Mykonos

Again, we headed out on our own to walk the fishing village. It is a delightful town full of twists and turns and little crannies with quaint shops. The windmills were amazing and the main tourist destination in the island. This was a much more relaxed time than the past days and was quite a welcome respite. One of the stories we were told was that there are little chapels all over the island. These were built by sailors when they came back from a long time at sea to thank God for their safe journey - picture ten is an example of one of these....

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Sep 25, 2012 - Mykonos

A early morning start for my trip to Mykonos we leave the hotel at 06:00am and head to the Athens Piraeus port for our ferry to the island a trip taking 5 1/2 hours. at the port in Mykonos we board our waiting mini bus and off for our hotel, get checked in a bit of rest and lunch before out exploring the town. For this part of my tour I have new tour leader (Daria) and there are a total of 11 in this group all from Australia except for myself. After a walk about the town I am off for some dinner and a beer (now is that a big surprises, lol)...

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world trip 2012

Aug 3, 2012 - Mykonos

Boarded the cruise ship Louis Olympia today and set sail for Mykonos, one of the Greek islands. It was really hot..visited the windmills on the island and did a walking tour of the town. window shopped and then headed off to a tiny bar in what they call Little Venice. It had a balcony for 4 people and we were 2 of the 4! we sipped beer and Mojitos and watched the sun set. It is a truly beautiful island and well worth seeing. the ocean is so blue if you can stand the heat. we have run into lots of strange people though. the ship is large and...

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Jul 12, 2012 - A Day at the Beach

After a full and crowded day in Istanbul, we sailed off to the Island of Mykonos to enjoy a day a the beach! Believe it or not, Paula even found a Starbucks cafe on this small island. Not much to comment about Mykonos. It is a very beautiful island, although a little more rocky than I expected. The beaches were beautiful and the salt water a great respite from the smog of Istanbul. We had a great lunch of grilled sardines, greek salad and grilled feta in a little restaurant on the beach. Everyone enjoyed a few beers in the sun, and...

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Jun 29, 2012 - Mykonos

MYKONOS: Another ferry ride then settled into the small old town of Mykonos. It’s very pretty with narrow winding streets and lots of white & blue buildings. It is easy to get lost as you try to make your way through the narrow streets. It is quite expensive here. Thought we would stop into a waterfront café for a beer & tzatziki and just about fell off our chairs when we received the bill of 31Euro = $40cdn. After that we went into austerity mode!! Our room had a small fridge & stove top although no pots, but did have a small cappuccino...

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May 16, 2012 - Mykonos

Today we didn’t have a tour booked. We figured that we would just do Mykonos on our own (we read that it was easy enough to do). Dad stayed back on the boat and we went out. We actually got to dock and so we didn’t have to take tenders. The Port offers a free bus transfer to Mykonos town which was very helpful. We got into Mykonos, how beautiful. The streets are all rock with white around them. The buildings are all white with either a blue, red or green trim. We walked the narrow little streets and did a lot of shopping! It was funny to...

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Lisa's Travels

Apr 6, 2012 - Mykonos, Greece

We leave the hotel around 8:45 am in route to board our Louis Crystal cruise ship for our trip around the Greek Islands. We set sail around 11:00 am. We want to see many Greek islands as we sail by but our view is obstructed by a haze caused by sand being carried from Africa by the prevailing winds. We make it to Mykonos by 5:30 pm. Mykonos is a dry and rugged island. An ancient myth tells that the rocks strewn across its barren landscape are the solidified remains of the giants slain by Hercules. Its waterfront is lined with elegant...

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Mar 22, 2012 - Mykonos

Wiki Info Mykonosl Ferry to here today...12:15pm 3-22 Bon & I went on a hike in Syros before the ferry...see photos. Ferry to Mykonos, short trip only one stop - Thios. Off the boat and immediately accosted by at least 5 women trying to convince us their accommodation was right for us. When it became clear we were most concerned about price and 3 beds/same room the field dropped to 2! One gal, Maria, persisted and made it clear we would not find ANYTHING at $10 euros/person especially looking for something with 3 beds in one room. As it...

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Sep 26, 2011 - Goodbye Mykonos, hello Santorini

We have just waved goodbye to Mykonos. We are sitting on the Flying Cat 4 on the way to Santorini. The boat was 55 minutes late leaving mainly because it was late coming in. The wind is up so there's whitecaps on the waves so I expect that is why it was late. I'm not sure how I will go as it's a 3 hour trip in a closed boat...having said that, so far the trip is pretty smooth. I might try to have a sleep on the way...bit of catch up from last night. I woke up about 7 this morning and read for a while before waking Pete for breakfast. we...

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Sep 25, 2011 - Mykonos

Caught up this morning to those who didn't make dinner last night. Our meeting point was Taxi Square and we waited at Taxi Square and so did the others. Skipper Dave didn't know there was two Taxi Squares and the others were at the other one. Dave will know for next time. Time to say farewell to our fellow boaties. Some of us are catching the ferry to an island called Delos, an historic site about 20 minutes ferry ride from Mykonos. Others are heading to their accommodation before flying or ferrying out tomorrow. There was lots of hugs and...

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Sep 25, 2011 - Mykonos

My 3 days on Mykonos went by way too fast. I think I liked it here even more than Santorini. Hora, or Mykonos town, as most people call it, is very quaint; All the buildings here are made of stone or concrete, covered with plaster and painted white. Most have sky blue shutters and doors (the colors of the Greek flag), but there are other variations of blue, red, green and yellow, very pretty. The streets behind the harbor are a tangle of narrow lanes, designed to confuse the pirates who used to raid these islands. Now, they just confuse the...

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Greece & Turkey 2011

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