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May 8, 2011 - Mykonos and Delos

Saturday: We love our darling hotel located on the beautiful beach. There are a cluster of smallish hotels located in our cove along with several nice restaurants. We enjoy a group dinner tonight and there is lots of laughter and fun with traditional Greek food. Sunday: Our hotel has a lovely breakfast in the open air cafe. Olives are served even at breakfast which is a little strange, also cucumbers. Otherwise most of the food is familiar to Texans. We do have eggs and sweet rice pudding which was a little off putting to our people from...

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May 8, 2011 - Mykonos, Greece

After a year long wait we have finally arrived at the first of the greek isles. It didn’t disappoint! We awoke in the morning to sounds of us anchoring off the small port city, just outside the jetty. Shirley went to Yoga and I set out to find a latte after pulling the covers over my head to sleep off the cobwebs from an obviously spectacular ‘birthday celebration‘. Shirley had the day all scoped out by the time I caught up to her around 10 AM. We were packed and ready to hit the highlights of this first of our three Greek islands. Only 33...

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May 7, 2011 - Athens and Mykonos

Friday: We went to a traditional taverna with a group of people from our tour. It is located in a quaint area in the platka in a charming building reached by wide stone stairs from a nearby street. There is a group playing Greek music and as soon as we are seated Ouzo and appetizers magically appear. Ouzo by the way tastes like Nyquil but is much loved by the Greeks. Dish after dish keep coming to our table: cheese pies, Greek salads, fried zucchini, grape leaves with lemon sauce, hummus, tzaki and probably some I have forgotten (and this...

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Apr 22, 2011 - Mykonos

A new day in Mykonos and we decided to hire quad bikes to see the island. What a great way to get around and see so much. Being April, the eastern side of the island was pretty quiet but we managed to wander around Ana Mera, Elia Beach, Kalafati beach and then back to Chora. By the time we got to Chora it was well past lunch time so we decided to try and park in order to get lunch. Being Good Friday there were people flocking to the churches & cars everywhere. Parking was scarce. Shaun’s bike died so we rang the hire place to get...

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We're off AGAIN 2011

Apr 21, 2011 - Mykonos

Up at 5.15 for collect at 6.15 and off to High Speed Ferry to Mykonos. We were on a Highspeed Ferry with a trip of 4.5 hrs to Mykonos. Things were going well until 2 hrs into the trip when we were hit by some rather untidy weather and sea conditions. Lauren spewed, Sian shoved her head into a sick bag and I spent a considerable amount of time dry retching, especially when a girl came into the toilet area and emptied her chocolate breakfast pastry into the sink. Had to hightail it outta their otherwise I would have joined her for a sympathy...

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We're off AGAIN 2011

Apr 18, 2011 - Mykonos, Greece

This morning was a sailing morning as the ship continued to ROLL and there were white caps all over the place. It was overcast and cool (in the 50’s). I think the waves were probably 10’ or so – just based on the amount that the ship was rolling. Susie asked at the desk and they described it to her as “6 off” on a scale that went up to 12 and that it was “not so bad”. We sailed all morning – and participated in Greek lessons, origami, Latin Line dancing, towel folding and Greek cooking. Actually we don’t all do all of this stuff – but each...

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Apr 16, 2011 - Mykonos to Mykonos

Today was a bit of do your own thing day. Bev had decided to do some painting and Mark, Nat and I had planned to hire a scooter and go around the island. Again the forecast was for rain or at least showers, but we woke up to some light clouds but no sign of rain. After breakfast we set off to hire some scooters but were told that we needed a motor bike licence and that we could hire two four wheeled ATVs with our vehicle licences. This changed to we could hire scooters if the proprietors son felt we were proficient enough. By this time we...

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Apr 15, 2011 - Mykonons to Delos

Certainly an impressive place. We were greeted with a beautiful clear blue sky which was a nice surprise for us as the forecast was for rain and cool weather and we had wanted to get to Delos while we were here but it required another ferry ride and a couple of our party were boat shy. The motel is very nice, everyone is nice and the food is nice. The staff are all dressed in white and Bev and I are wondering if we have booked into a sanatorium. It’s all yes sir, yes madam, that will be fine sir, don’t worry yourself and we seem to be...

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Apr 14, 2011 - Mykonos

We were up early as the ship to Mykonos was sailing at 7:30. The people at the motel had arranged an early breakfast which we quickly scoffed down and then right on time the taxi arrived to take us to the port. We were all able to comfortably fit in the taxi plus our rather substantial luggage. The ride to the port was what I expected after watching the Greek driving habits over the past few days but we got there safely anyway. Bev, Mark, Nat and I agreed that the Centrotel in Athens is fabulous value for money and is equal to many five...

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Oct 23, 2010 - Walking in Naxos

The Flying Cat-3 from Mykonos pulled into Naxos around ten o’clock in the morning. We drag our luggage down the timber ramp excited about the next part of this adventure. Mike from “Mikes-bikes” is there to meet us. We have hired a “clapped-out” car for thirty Euros a day. It makes sense to rent a car from the “no-frills, no-name” companies. They are about a third of the price of the Tier 1 hiring companies. You pay cash up front, do not provide any credit card details and there is no initial inspection of the paintwork. The car is...

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Sep 25, 2010 - Ah, Mykonos

So Mykonos did not get off to an auspicious start. When the boat docked, there were no taxis, so someone called for me and the most beautiful man I've ever seen showed up to get me to my hotel. Only he spent the next 15 minutes trying to kill both of us, going way way too fast, passing other cars on tiny little narrow streets with other cars coming and making my fear of him outweigh my admiration. So he pulls up at the top of a little hill, pulls my bags out of the trunk and points down the hill. Straight. No left, no right, straight. I had...

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Debra's 2010 Trip

Sep 15, 2010 - The perfect day, Mykonos

In Mykonos, no one bothers to track the time. You wake up when your eyes wake up and slowly let the day unfold. Our self-catering apartment is located one street behind the beach, set high on the hill, overlooking the sea. Both the room and the balcony are large and cost a fraction of the price of a hotel room. There are fifteen apartments in this complex and the owners, Dmitri and Yainnis, keep the place immaculate. The sun is shining brightly and most of Mykonos is still sleeping. On this island, the days events are pushed out by a...

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