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January 29th, 2013
Mykonos – A Greek Island

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.

Mykonos Harbor

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.

Mykonos Windmills

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.

Pedro Pelican  Greek Cat

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.

Shopping Ceramics

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.

Mykonos Family Chapel

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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9 comments to “Mykonos – A Greek Island”

  1. Mary Kirkland
      · January 29th, 2013 at 12:59 am · Link

    Love the pictures.

    • Shelley Munro
        · January 29th, 2013 at 1:11 am · Link

      Thanks, Mary. Mykonos was picturesque.

  2. Jenny Schwartz
      · January 29th, 2013 at 3:13 am · Link

    Mykonos is one of my absolute dream places … these photos didn’t help my obsession! Shelley, they’re wonderful.

    • Shelley Munro
        · January 29th, 2013 at 11:36 am · Link

      There’s something about a Greek Island. I just love the whitewashed buildings. There’s a photo waiting around every corner.

  3. Alice Audrey
      · January 29th, 2013 at 7:55 am · Link

    I’d be pretty bummed to come to a public restroom only to be sent packing by a pelican.

    • Shelley Munro
        · January 29th, 2013 at 11:37 am · Link

      Luckily, I didn’t need to use them. I’d think twice about tangling with Pedro.

  4. Heather
      · January 29th, 2013 at 12:21 pm · Link

    So picturesque! Love the ceramics, too.

  5. Gerri Bowen
      · January 29th, 2013 at 12:39 pm · Link

    I’d like to be there today. I may have bought some of the plates and just chanced it. Great photos, Shelley.

  6. Angela Brown
      · January 29th, 2013 at 6:38 pm · Link

    Love the photos and got a few tweets scheduled for you :-)