We started our day early in Mykonos and explored the town. Climbing the steep stairs surrounded by beautiful churches and houses painted bright white and accented with deep blue roofs, window shutters, and doors. Mykonos is an island and is set on the most brilliant and enchanting clear blue water we have ever seen, we spent so much time just gazing at the water! We had an overcast morning and a sunny afternoon, which we planned to spend at the beach but the town of Mykonos was so captivating we kept exploring the town even into the afternoon! Joe and I also thought about renting an ATV or a Vespa to cruise around the island but in the end we decided to just walk around and enjoy the slow pace of island life. (Just a tip though, just like in Corfu, as an American you have to have a special motorcycle or scooter license if you want to rent a scooter or a Vespa – your regular license will not work – you can rent an ATV with a typical drivers license.)
We found a very lovely coffee shop and stopped for some espresso, we perused a few shops, but mostly just wandered through the gorgeous streets. There were so many fun & eclectic boutique style shops and cafés it was lovely just looking at all of them, most of which sat right on the sea for a gorgeous view no matter where you walked!
Mykonos is famous for their picturesque windmills sitting directly on a cliff facing the sea. We loved seeing these huge structures, and they really were beautiful. The windmills used to be used to grind wheat into flour but are now converted into some houses and museums, and of course for tourists to take “selfies” in front of 😉
I have to say Mykonos lived up to everything I had built it up to in my head, it was the perfect place to explore the Greek Isles and allow our new found love for Greece grow! We are already talking about how much we’d like to come for a much longer stay next time! IT IS A MUST SEE IN GREECE.