Mykonos wasn't even on the original cruise itinerary - Istanbul and Ephesus were replaced with Mykonos and Sarandë a few weeks before the cruise set sail because of all the bad and sad things going on in Turkey right now. We were super bummed about not being able to go to Istanbul, it's one of the two cities why we went on this particular cruise in the first place, the other was Santorini. Anyway, hopefully someday in the future we can visit Istanbul! And I am soooo glad we got to go to Mykonos! It's what I picture in my mind's eye when someone says "Greece". It was the first city on our cruise that I simply couldn't turn off my camera - 360° views every which way!
Our cruise ship docked at the New Port so we took a quick water taxi ride across the bay to the Old Town. Jane put on her shades and enjoyed the trip.
Mykonos really is the very picture of the perfect Greek island town: a humble seafront village crouched behind a sandy harbor, thickly layered with blinding-white stucco, bright blue trim, and bursting purple bougainvilleas. Mykonos' main town is called Chora and is the main port of entry for the island.
This door color is epic.
The island is one of Greece's driest and without the pops of color the locals have added it would be a dry-brown.
Little church with a little square and a little cafe.
Our family in Mykonos, Greece on Saturday August 27th 2016.