Today we’re visiting the Greek Island of Mykonos. It’s an island of white washed buildings, clinging to hills and the famous windmills, most of which are now private residences.
This is a shot of the harbor, looking over to the remaining windmills that top the hill. Hubby and I trekked up to the windmills early in the morning, which was a brainwave on our part. We missed the worst of the heat and were able to take photos that weren’t full of other tourists.
The Venetians built the windmills in the 16th century, and they were used to mill wheat. As I mentioned, these days the windmills are both a tourist attraction and private residences.
Some of the locals. Meet Pedro the Pelican. He hangs around the harbor and is guarding one of the public restrooms in this shot. On the right we have one of the many cats we saw during our wandering down narrow lanes.
There were loads of shops selling a range of things to catch a tourist’s attention and separate them from their money. I loved these ceramics. They had platters, teapots, jugs and cups bearing paintings of local scenes. I was worried about breakages and left with just a photo instead.
Many houses contained a small family chapel. Having a private chapel seemed a popular thing, judging by the number of crosses decorating buildings. I liked the colors in this photo.
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