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Sep 24, 2011 - Kithnos to Mykonos

I rushed down to the bakery to get some rolls for lunch today as Dave said we would have a pretty long trip and would be sailing at lunch time. It was pretty early and the baker had bags of brown crescent rolls so I grabbed a bag and rushed back to the boat. We were soon on our way with a six hour minimum sail ahead of us, a longer day than normal as we didn't sail yesterday. It's our last day at sea and the sea was pretty rough. Time to get the spray jackets out again. It was a bouncy, but uneventful trip to Mykonos. I went to make up the...

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Jul 27, 2011 - Mykonos

Arrived into Mykonos on time at 8am to a lovely port close to the town. Shuttle buses were provided from the bus and we did our normal morning routine, leaving the ship about 10am for the 5 minute drive into the town. We walked the narrow, slate, maze like streets enjoying the white wash walls and beautiful bright pink bougainvillea hanging over many doorways and porches. City streets busy with locals on scooters and 3 wheeler mini tray top trucks doing deliveries with speed and as the streets are soo narrow you need to jump up on the side...

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Jul 23, 2011 - Mykonos- blue… new favorite color

The scenery today is much like that of yesterday. Amazingly clean, they even wet mop the streets in front of the shops. We walked around exploring all the sites which we had researched in advance. We strolled down the beautiful beach, by way of the cafes and espresso shops that line the beachfront. Through the small fish market to “little Venice” and out to the windmills that make this area notable. Still loving the fantastic colors of the area.

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Askew summer 2011

Jul 17, 2011 - Mykonos

A late start to the morning.........I wonder why? A dip in the sea to start the day, we are then off on the mopeds we ride to our secret beach at Agios Ioannis. There is approx 30-40 people here, some in bathers, some not! We are hot, the sand is bloody hot......the water is beautiful - a fraction warmer than our beach at hotel. We spend 2hrs here before riding back to hotel. Back in our room we find out our fridge had died. Hotel man comes and has a look, 'I'll be back in 10mins he says' half hour and still no sign of him - we full asleep...

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Jul 16, 2011 - Mykonos

Back on our mopeds this morning we take a scenic ride heading to Kalo Livadi, a less squashy beach.  Its a sandy beach with umbrellas to hire or sand for free! We opt for the free option.  A dip in the sea, a beer for the boys, and back on the bikes.  Next stop is Elia, the gay-friendly beach.......we drive in and out - nothing worth looking at! Back to our beautiful beach spot we settle in under our free umbrella for the afternoon.  So relaxing. Tash and the boys try a local gyros (yiros) for dinner, Leah keeps to her Greek salad specials...

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Jul 15, 2011 - Mykonos

We fill up on a great all you can eat breakfast.....so good! To get around the island we hire mopeds for £16 per day, for the next three days. We head off exploring starting in Hora (Mykonos Town). We visit the famous hilltop row of windmills and wonder around the pretty town. Back on the bikes we head to Paradise Beach, party beach number 1, for a look and swim. We got more than a look here, we got an eye full! We then cruise around the island checking out places such as Ornos, Agios Ioannis/Yiannis and Capari/Kapari. We discover a quiet...

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Jul 14, 2011 - Athens / Mykonos

Thank goodness for backup alarms....It's all good and well to set them, just make sure your phone is set to the correct time zone! We wake at 5:30am to the backup alarm for a mad dash to the train station to catch the 6am train to Piraeus, the main ferry port in Athens. We make the train and arrive at the port crowded with tourists, boats/ferries and whistle blowing police officers. We eventually find our ferry and aboard the 4hr ride to Mykonos. We pull from the dock and begin our journey, still in the port we have to reverse back for a...

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Jun 12, 2011 - Mykonos

Mykonos We joined a ‘Busabout’ tour to visit the Greek Islands (Mykonos, Paros, Santorini and Ios) and spent two nights on each. After an early rise we caught the 6 hour ferry to Mykonos. The ‘bungalo’ style accommodation which we opted for was really 4 bits of painted ply wood with a roof. It didn’t matter though, because we were right on the beach. The beach was reasonably crowded and there was a fair bit of nudity (not by us). Mostly men aged over 60 actually. They seemed to want to have brown bums and other bits and were not afraid to...

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Tess and Jono 2011

Jun 3, 2011 - Mykonos, The Pearl of the Aegean

After a few too-early mornings, we welcomed the opportunity to sleep a little later today. The navigator report said we sailed across the Sea of Marmara and through the Dardanelles and then southwest through the Aegean Sea on course for Mykonos. We docked in Mykonos around noontime so we had time to relax on the balcony although the dense marine layer made it difficult to see much more than the outline of the land masses we sailed past. But, the air was fresh and brisk and we enjoyed it. Mykonos is part of the Greek Isle group, the...

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May 12, 2011 - Euripedes, Eumenides

It's getting to about time for sunset. Any island in the world that is a cause for celebration. I am on the island of Mykonos and only because I assumed every Greek I talked to was wrong. I was told the ferry leaves at 8. It leaves at 7:35 . I was told it takes a half an hour to get from omonia to Pireaus, it took over an hour. I was told you can catch the metro directky from omonia. This would have been true if the tracks had been finished but they will be finished in time for the special olympics. By the way, they run some amazingly...

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Western Civilization

May 10, 2011 - Mykonos to Santorini

Tuesday: Today is another beautiful day in Mykonos. After a leisurely breakfast with our traveling companions Beth and I walk around taking photos and admiring the vistas. Walking is a bit of an adventure here as it is very hilly - my legs and butt are complaining a lot! We are the Texas Divas so it is time for some drama and adventure. About noon as we were gathering for our check out and departure, Rita discovers she has lost her credit cards and her cash but thank God not her passport. As you can imagine Rita is beyond upset, but it is...

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May 9, 2011 - Mykonos

Sunday: We at tonight at a charming restaurant overlooking the mediterrean. The food was maybe the best we have had in Greece and the service was very attentive, and of course the views of the water just stunning. Everyone is so very nice here in Greece, the people are warm the country is very clean and they are very welcoming and helpful. Monday: We have a free day today to relax and enjoy the beach. After a leisurely breakfast I want to go to town and buy a hat for a bit of sun protection. As soon as we exit the taxi, I see an old woman...

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