Petros - the local pelican, mistaking me for his dinner!!
Surviving the departure time of , we caught a 5 hour ferry to the island of Mykonos. Initially, I was a little confused…I was meant to be a tropical island…there were no trees, just rocky desert for kilometers with white-box houses everywhere! Not what I had expected, I tell you! But then, after visiting the town and getting used to their practical style of architecture, I fell in love with this place!
The Contiki Resort was our accommodation, which of course, had a lot of teenie-boppers and American jocks out for a drunken-good-time around, but besides from that it was really nice – we had a phone in our room, a fridge, full buffet breakfast and a beautiful pool that played music from the pool bar all day long!
We had a group dinner in town, where I had an encounter with Petros, the local pelican (I LOVE pelicans if you didn’t know!!), who is so tame he will let you touch him – although in my case, he wanted to bite and maul my leg off!! This was definitely a highlight as I was so wrapped to be able to “meet” my first pelican.
The famous 5 windmills by night...so romantic!!
We then had our dessert, sipping yummy cocktails on the balcony of a cool bar in “Little Venice” which is overlooking the bay to the 5 famous hilltop windmills of Mykonos! During our four days, we paid several visits to Mykonos town, wandering the maze-like streets that are painted blindingly white…enough to blind anyone and keep the local optometrist in business, I would say!
Our other excursion included a trip to ParadiseBeach…a beach like no other I had ever seen! I mean, the beach is pretty on its own, but there is a whole other side! The beach is wall-to-wall tee-pee style umbrellas with sunbeds, bars with blaring music, and…bar-top dancing! They give you free shots if you get up there early in the day and it’s not unusual for girls to go topless (more shots for them of course!). I had a fun time there, it really is a party-person’s “Paradise”!
I spent the rest of the time chilling out by the pool or on the beach, relaxing and reading the Da Vinci Code, I’m addicted!
Again, I was so sad to leave this place!
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