The postcard perfect island of Mykonos

The first evening on a journey is what changes your worldview. All you remember is that, this morning you woke up in your own bed, and now you’re in an absolutely different place. And at that moment emotions just overwhelm you.

Just like going to Greece was always on my cards, but selecting which islands was the biggest challenge. I can’t believe it took me so long to make it here, but I am so excited to have finally landed on the Greek Islands.

Arriving on the Aegean Land

My very first encounter with the Greek Islands was at Mykonos. Undoubtedly known as being one of the most popular Greek Isles located in the Aegean Sea one can realize that only after making a visiting here. Having heard so much about this island for it’s party scenes combined with it’s peaceful and relaxing ambiance, I landed here with zero expectations. After all when in Greece there was no way for disappointment. And the fact is that just moments after setting my foot on the island of Mykonos I grasped that this island had everything by itself, all that mattered was what you are here for.

Very first encounter with the island of Mykonos

Reaching the hotel I so wanted to just toss away my luggage and explore the little town. With umpteen researches I selected an accommodation that was just at the start of old town so everything was so easily accessible by foot. Making my tiny feet swiftly to the town of Mykonos, being a small island I knew I had enough days and time to soak up the gorgeous Greek atmosphere.

On the very first day making it straight to the numerous pristine beaches here, I started off my day from Platis Gialos. A complete turquoise blue beach, so calm that you could hear the water too.

At the Platis Gialos beach

Soaking in the tranquility of the azure water here, I then made my way to the Psarou beach and it was one great hike up to the beach. Walking by the cliff of this island along the unknown territories to another beach was just as much as fun as I could expect. Morever the site of the bay by the cliff was breathtaking too!

Hiking all the way to Psarou beach

Enjoying soaking up the sun as much as I could in the day, the evening was very well reserved to catch the sunsets by the iconic Windmills that used to grind grain until the mid-1960s . What more if you can catch the sunset sitting right by the cliff on the edge of the highest rock.

The famous Alefkandra windmills
Sunset over the Windmills

 

Catching the last rays of the sun

However being summer season I failed to realize the sun wouldn’t set anytime sooner than 10:00pm. So before heading to witness the gorgeous sunset I made my way to the Panagia Paraportiani, a Byzantine church that’s arguably the most beautiful in the whole island.

The pristine white Panagia Paraportiani church

Wandering through the maze of narrow alleyways where the whitewashed buildings were all draped in bright pink flowers, I couldn’t quite put my finger on why I was falling in love with Mykonos so much.

Narrow alleys in the town of Mykonos
Sites like this along the way.

 

When summer is in full glory in Mykonos island

It could be the people, the food, the tiny little winding stone floors amongst bright white buildings or the cobalt coloured doors. It could have been just anything this island offered.

Sinking in the beauty of the island one at a time

Next day it was time to explore other side of the island and unwind by the Ornos beach. With the longest stretch of white sands in Mykonos, this beach had some of the most clear and transparent waters with plenty of taverns and bars along the bay.

The beach front at Ornos
Clear azure water at Ornos Beach

The cabanas on the beach and the whole bay gave it such a scenic mien and feel that spending half the day here was a no brainer. Later that evening was meant for exploring the old town of Mykonos on foot. This town, which is a total car free zone, gave me an instant feeling of being in a postcard that I had been seeing all my life. From unearthing the famous nightclubs and bars by the Little Venice to party scenes at Cavo Paradiso and Scandinavian Disco, Matoyianni Street in Mykonos had it all!

Relaxing at Little Venice with a view of the windmills
Beach front by the Little Venice
Could there be a better view for a dinner date?
The famous Kastro lane

I loved how this island conveniently lets you relax the whole day by the beach and then is ready for a quick trip into town for dinner, still never being far from the sea or the airport.

Night scenes at the island

Everything is very expedient and easy, and personally, that’s what I wanted from a beach holiday.

Saving my last day for the best in Mykonos, it was time to let summer create its own story at Paradise beach.

Yes every summer has its own story here

A place which in the daytime is all about water, beach, sand and sun and how amazingly how it turns into a complete party place at the sundowner. With people dancing and flocking around, its like the sea is the bar with waves dancing to the tunes of the breeze.

Getting a feel of Paradise
Unwinding in Paradise

What more can you ask than a day you spend watching the sun go down and then watching it burst up to it’s liveliest.

Another sunset story

For me travelling has always been about going away to a place I know I will fall in love with. And that’s what Mykonos did to me.

View of the town

The photogenic pelican, the impressive Alefkandra windmills, the incredible blue skies and turquoise seas, the sensational sunsets, is something this island has given me!

Cannot Miss:

  • Watching sunset by the Alefkandra Windmills
  • Party at the Paradise Beach
  • Swim in the crystal clear azure waters
  • when it comes to beach hiking do not miss from taking the road to Psaroa from Pltais
  • Scandinavian Bar, Tropicana Bar and Paradise Club for some of the best parties scenes
  • Have a picturesque meals at Little Venice

GlobeTrotting365Days: MYKONOS June 2nd 2017.  

Author: globetrotting365days

Dreaming and living the wanderlust life at my early 20's, I have always thrived on my long bucket list. Yes a list that counts up to more than 75 odd countries, I have been lucky enough to witness the magic of 20 awe-inspiring countries already and it still keeps me yearning for more.

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