Saturday, June 20, 2015

Chora, Mykonos

The island of Mykonos.

My God does this place take your breath away.

We rolled out of bed at 7AM and bolted out of the room for breakfast. We had an hour until our tour left and we would have to catch a tender to the mainland, as there was no port for our ship to dock in.

I was more excited for Mykonos than any other place, and oh I was not disappointed.


The cove bobbing with fishing boats and the chapel by the water struck a good first impression.

I was in love with this place.

Old men sold flowers and fruits, locals strolled through the streets with their pups, and tourists zipped by on scooters.





We met our guide and began winding through the narrow streets.



The buildings were painted white and the "cobblestone" paths were not really stones, just painted cement. It was a move made by the city to embody the quintessential Greece image most tourists have.

Much like I did. Whoops.



Sunlight and shadows danced between the buildings as we were led to a small bakery.


The bakery has the only remaining medieval woodfire oven on the island, which takes up about a third of the 200sqft building.




We were told it had the best bread on the island, and since they only make a set number of loaves most locals request bread days in advance.

We tried a few bites (it was delicious) and popped out the other side.


We started walking again.


Shuffling under the fluttering flags.



And past the many red doors.


 To emerge at the famous Mykonos windmills


We spread ourselves among the locals in the new open space, snapping dozens of photos.


I went a little picture crazy with our little stray friend.




We soaked up the views -  some of the best on the island if I do say so myself.



And explored a bit further.



We were soon herded back up and set off. We wove back through the center of town and to the outskirts of the city limits to the vehicle station.




Cars aren't allowed in the city center except by the mayor. So, if you see a car in the city center then you know the mayor is in it. We just happened to see him as we passed through.

The parking lot - where every bus, taxi, and car is stationed - sits right on the water's edge.



I didn't take any pictures of the lot. Even with it sitting seaside, it was nothing compared to the restaurants that lined the waterside for hundreds of meters.


So took our last breath of seaside air and hopped in the bus, heading for the hills of Mykonos!


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8 comments

  1. This place looks amazing. I have to put in on my bucket list ;)
    And the pics are great, can you tell me which camera you are using. I´m in desperate need of a new one (my pics just won't do the places and things I see no justice)
    Love, G

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    1. Hi sweet, thanks for reading! I used a Nikon D600 and a Nikon J4 for these pictures!

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  2. i want to go here so bad, your photos are so lovely!

    danielle | avec danielle // giveaway

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    1. It really is incredible! Your blog is wonderful by the way :)

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  3. now on my bucket list. great pics

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  4. Great photos.
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  5. Painted cobblestones makes for easier walking! And omg, as a bread lover already, now I really want to try their bread! Mykonos is definitely on my bucket list :) Thanks for sharing these pictures! I just watched Zoella's style video last night, which was shot at Mykonos! -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's

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  6. Amazing photos. Added to my travel wishist.

    Jenn | Jennifer Jayne

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