Myonos Aug 17, 2011
I was not impressed with Mykonos.
Yes the village is pretty and I took many pictures.
Paraga Beach was ok..
Paradise Beach was also only Ok.
Maybe if you are from freezing northern Europe thes places will impress you but if you have done a fair amount of traveling around the world you will probably be disappointed... it took me a couple of days to get over this dry, dusty, dead grass, brown, volcanic rock... the ocean is blue and the architecture different... good for photographers like myself. Prices at the bars in Paraga and Paradise Beaches were high... I paid 4 Euro for a small FFanta soft drink... If you are on a budget, shop in the small grocery stores in Mykonos and save considerably... less than 1 euro for a 1 1/2 lt soda or water, bottle of beer etc... at resort stores expect to pay 4 euro for the same thing... If you are into partying, then you will like Mykonos... loud disco, same music night after night... all about getting drunk to try loose your inhibitions... quite pathetic to watch actually... the Island was full of rowdy young Europeans and Australians looking to "take and be taken" by each other...
I spent 8 nights in Mykonos... was the first time in my 2 1/2 years of travel that I actuall looked forward to leaving a location... Just felt like I was being ripped off most of the time... beer prices (even though I rearly have more than one a day) are a measure I use. At the little bar rest in Little Venice, Mykonos I paid 6 Euro for a regular small Mythos Beer. On Paraga and Paradise Beach 4 Euro... BTW, I am still trying to figure out who would call that place "Paradise Beach" maybe the Bar Owner... because if anyone relates this to Paradise then they must live in a desert somewhere... Sorry if you feel I am being negative about Mykonos, but I simply call it for what it is... in my opinion :) The postcard pictures are very misleading... If you are going to Mykonos, do not arrive with postcard picture expectations... it will ruin your stay... Of New Europe's 50 countries (incl. Island and Square Mile Countries of which I have only spent a time in Monaco) I have visited 32 over the last 2 1/2 years... (I have NOT been to Iceland, Norway, Russia, Belarus, Albania, Montenegro, Serbia, yet) I planned on spending 12 weeks in Greece... now cutting that short to 7 weeks only because of reservations already made... I looked at renting a tiny Smart Car... 490 Euro a week... you have got to be kidding!!!
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Jun 16, 2007
If you were in Mykonos.. you have to visit this stream cam!!
Is how a windows in your hotel...
A Symphony of Blazing Bare Rock Jul 19, 2005
According to mythology, this Greek island owes its existence to Hercules. In one of his 12 tasks, Hercules killed giants and then threw them into the sea. The giants petrified and turned into huge rocks, forming Mykonos.
This dry, arid Greek island is situated in the middle of the Aegean and covers an area of only 85 square kilometers. However, its landscape has accurately been described as "a symphony of blazing bare rock, blinding white peasant architecture and numerous stretches of the most beautiful sandy beaches set against the deep blue background of the Mediterranean Sea."
Although one of the smallest islands of the Cyclades complex, Mykonos is the most famous, thanks to its:
• Natural beauty
• Gorgeous beaches (southern coast)
• Unique and attractive Mykonos Town (maze of narrow lanes, windmills)
• Pristine whitewashed buildings, churches and houses with blue roofs
• Scenic crescent-shaped harbor (Mykonos Town)
• Wild nightlife
• World-wide reputation as an A-list destination for the rich and famous
Many people feel that Mykonos is throwing its uniqueness into the sea by catering exclusively to tourists and their pocketbooks. Though some of these criticisms are valid, being a tourist, I thoroughly enjoyed my time in this enchanting Eden :-D
I also found Mykonos’ residents to be extremely friendly and flexible to the changes caused by the island's increased traffic. I had the pleasure to chat with 4 locals over a bottle of ouzo. They felt Mykonos has managed to preserve its color and character, despite adjusting to growing pains. The more ouzo I drank, the more I felt the Mykonos spirit :-)
In short, I highly recommend exploring this popular paradise :-D
Part of the Mykonos, Greece - July 2005 travel blog
Part of the list My Two Cents On Some Places I've Visited
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