Thursday, May 14, 2015

MYKONOS BEACHES


We spent this day enjoying the beaches of Mykonos (the previous day we have already enjoyed the beach of Agios Gioannis). We went to Platys Gialos beach first because you can get this beach easily by bus from Mykonos Town and since from this beach the Kaikus leave to the beaches of Paradise and Superparadise, the ones we had time to go to.


So we spent this day in the beaches:

  • Platys Gialos
  • Super Paradise beach
  • Paradise Beach


Platys Gialos Beach



Platys Gialos beach in Mykonos
Clear and turquoise water of Platys Gialos beach in Mykonos



Platys Gialos beach in Mykonos
In Platys Gialos beach you can hardly find a place to lay your towel if you don't want a sun lounger 



Platys Gialos beach in Mykonos
Typical white houses built in Cycladic Style beside Platys Gialos beach in Mykonos



Platys Gialos beach in Mykonos
Walking along the beach of Platys Gialos in Mykonos, one of the most popular islands in the Greek Islands



We took the boat shortly after a walk on the beach of Platys Gialos. It is nice but too small. We went first to Superparadise beach, although the boat made a previous stop in Paradise Beach. This beach is wide with clear water. After enjoying the sun we had lunch in a restaurant beside the beach.


SuperParadise beach




Kaiku on Superparadise beach in Mykonos
Kaiku on Superparadise beach in Mykonos



Superparadise Beach in Mykonos
Golden sand of Superparadise Beach in Mykonos


Superparadise Beach in Mykonos
In Superparadise beach there are enough place for sunbathing



Superparadise Beach in Mykonos
Clear and turquoise water of Superparadise beach in Mykonos



Superparadise Beach in Mykonos
Superparadise beach is the beach of Mykonos I liked most



Superparadise Beach in Mykonos
Umbrellas on Superparadise Beach in Mykonos




Superparadise Beach in Mykonos
Houses built in Cycladic Style beside the Superparadise beach in Mykonos



After having lunch we took the first Kaiku to Paradise beach, where we spent just an hour. We saw the environment in Tropicana Bar and at 6 pm o'clock we took the bus back to Mykonos Town.


Paradise beach




Paradise Beach in Mykonos
Paradise Beach in Mykonos



Cavo Paradiso in Paradise Beach
Cavo Paradiso in Paradise Beach




We had dinner at Nikos Tavern restaurant, where we had lunch our first day in Mykonos.

Mykonos Beaches are pristine but apart from Superparadise beach, for me are too small for the amount of sun loungers and people there. Depending on the beach and time in August it must be impossible to find a place to lay your towel.


This was our trip route from Crete to Athens:


Day 1 - Crete: Chania

  • Beach of Agios Apostoli
  • Venetian Port
  • Splantzia (Turquish Quarter)
  • Jewish Quarter


Day 2 - Crete

  • Gramvoussa
  • Balos Lagoon



Day 3 - Crete: Rethymnon and Heraklion

  • Venetian Port in Rethymnon
  • Loggia, Rimondi fountain and streets of the old town of Rethymnon
  • Fortress of Rethymnon
  • Venetian Port of Heraklion


Day 4 - Crete

  • Palace of Knossos
  • Agios Nikolaos



Day 5 - Santorini

  • Hellenic Seaways ferry from Heraklion to Santorini
  • Sunset in Oia


Day 6 - Santorini

  • Fira
  • Excursion to Nea Kameni and Volcano
  • Beach of Perissa (black beach)
  • Sunset in Firostefani



Day 7 - Santorini

  • Red Beach, White Beach and Black Beach
  • Sunset in Fira


Day 8 - Mykonos

  • Hellenic Seaways ferry from Santorini to Mykonos
  • Mykonos Town
  • Windmills and Little Venice


Day 9 - Mykonos

  • Delos Island
  • Paraportiani Church in Mykonos Town
  • Beach of Agios Ioannis
  • Little Venice


Day 10 - Mykonos

  • Beach of Platys Gialos
  • Super Paradise beach
  • Paradise Beach


Day 11 - Mykonos Town

  • Mykonos Town
  • Blue Star ferry to Athens


Day 12 - Athens

  • Acropolis
  • Ancient Agora
  • Hadrian's Library
  • Temple of Olympian Zeus
  • Panathenaic Stadium
  • Monastiraki District

Day 13 - Athens


  • Roman Agora
  • Plaka District



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Monday, May 11, 2015

DELOS ISLAND


At 10am o'clock we took the boat from the old port of Mykonos Town towards the Island of Delos, where we arrived 45 minutes later. The last boat leaves from Delos Island at 3pm, so we had about 3 hours to visit the island.


Lion Terrace in the Island of Delos
The Terrace of the Lions is probably the most populat place in the Island of Delos


Delos Island



Sanctuary of Delos in The Greek Islands
Reconstruction of the Sanctuary of Delos


Sanctuary of Delos in The Greek Islands
Sacred Way of the Sanctuary of Delos


Sanctuary of Delos in The Greek Islands
Sanctuary of Delos was one of the most important places of the Ancient Greece


Lion Terrace in Delos Island
Lion Terrace is probably the most popular place of Delos Island


 Lion Terrace in the Island of Delos
A closer view of the Lion Terrace in the Island of Delos


Sanctuary of Syrian Gods in Delos Island
Sanctuary of Syrian Gods in Delos Island


Sanctuary of Delos in the Greek Islands
Overview of the Sanctuary of Delos from the previous temple


Island of Delos
Sanctuary of Delos beside the Old Port of the island


Theatre in Delos Island
Theatre in Delos Island is one of the places better preserved of this Sanctuary


Theatre in Delos Island
Another view of the theatre in Delos Island


House in Delos Island
House in Delos Island




It's worth visiting this island because it was so important in the past as a sanctuary and as a trading center. However all the monuments and buildings don't exist currently. Luckily a lot of restoration work is being done so that at least you can imagine how it was.

The Terrace of the Lions, the theater and the mosaics of some of the houses are what I liked the most.

After coming back to Mykonos Town and before having lunch, we visited the Paraportiani church (located near the port). Near this church we saw the famous Pelican of Mykonos.


Paraportiani Church


Pelican of Mykonos
Pelican of Mykonos near Paraportiani Church


We ate a souvlaki in Souvlike restaurant next to the bus station before catching a bus to the beach of Agios Ioannis. The beach was very quiet and we enjoyed a relaxing afternoon watching the Island of Delos from this beach.

Beach of Agios Ioannis


Agios Ioannis beach in Mykonos
Agios Ioannis beach in Mykonos


Agios Ioannis beach in Mykonos
Umbrellas on Agios Ioannis beach, the first of the four beaches we enjoyed in Mykonos


Agios Ioannis beach in Mykonos
Delos Island from Agios Ioannis beach in Mykonos


Delos Island from Mykonos
The beach of Agios Ioannis offers nice views of the Island of Delos


Delos Island from Mykonos
The sun over the Delos Island from Mykonos


When we came back to Mykonos Town we went again to the Little Venice to enjoy the sunset and to see how the last sunlight illuminate the houses of this famous area of the city.


Little Venice


Little Venice in Mykonos
Little Venice in Mykonos


This was our trip route from Crete to Athens:


Day 1 - Crete: Chania

  • Beach of Agios Apostoli
  • Venetian Port
  • Splantzia (Turquish Quarter)
  • Jewish Quarter

Day 2 - Crete

  • Gramvoussa
  • Balos Lagoon


Day 3 - Crete: Rethymnon and Heraklion

  • Venetian Port in Rethymnon
  • Loggia, Rimondi fountain and streets of the old town of Rethymnon
  • Fortress of Rethymnon
  • Venetian Port of Heraklion

Day 4 - Crete

  • Palace of Knossos
  • Agios Nikolaos


Day 5 - Santorini

  • Hellenic Seaways ferry from Heraklion to Santorini
  • Sunset in Oia

Day 6 - Santorini

  • Fira
  • Excursion to Nea Kameni and Volcano
  • Beach of Perissa (black beach)
  • Sunset in Firostefani


Day 7 - Santorini

  • Red Beach, White Beach and Black Beach
  • Sunset in Fira

Day 8 - Mykonos

  • Hellenic Seaways ferry from Santorini to Mykonos
  • Mykonos Town
  • Windmills and Little Venice

Day 9 - Mykonos

  • Delos Island
  • Paraportiani Church in Mykonos Town
  • Beach of Agios Ioannis
  • Little Venice

Day 10 - Mykonos

  • Beach of Platys Gialos
  • Super Paradise beach
  • Paradise Beach

Day 11 - Mykonos Town

  • Mykonos Town
  • Blue Star ferry to Athens

Day 12 - Athens

  • Acropolis
  • Ancient Agora
  • Hadrian's Library
  • Temple of Olympian Zeus
  • Panathenaic Stadium
  • Monastiraki District

Day 13 - Athens


  • Roman Agora
  • Plaka District



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Friday, May 8, 2015

MYKONOS TOWN

We took the bus to the port of Athinios in time to catch the ferry from Hellenic Seaways that would lead us to Mykonos. We arrived at Mykonos on time, where Adriani was gently waiting for us.


Santorini from Afrodete Hotel in Firostefani
Santorini from Afrodete Hotel in Firostefani


Breakfast in Afrodete Hotel in Santorini
Breakfast in Afrodete hotel in Santorini


Adriani was the owner of our accommodation in Mykonos (Andriani's Ghest House), a house built in typical Cycladic style. After checking in we had lunch at Nikos Tavern.

After having lunch and a short walk around the old port we came back to the hotel. In the afternoon, shortly before the sunset, we visited the windmills and the Little Venice.


  • Hellenic Seaways ferry from Santorini to Mykonos
  • Old Port
  • Beach in Mykonos Town
  • Streets of the old town
  • Greek churches in Mykonos
  • Paraportiani Church
  • Windmills
  • Little Venice
  • Andriani's Guest House


Old Port


Mykonos in the Greek Islands
Old port of Mykonos town in the Greek Islands



Mykonos in the Greek Islands
Typical white houses in Mykonos Town


Beach and promenade in Mykonos Town



Mykonos in the Greek Islands
Small church with its blue dome in the old port of Mykonos from the promenade



Beach in Mykonos Town
Beach in Mykonos Town


Mykonos in the Greek Islands
Old port from a beach in Mykonos Town


Streets of the old town



Street in Mykonos Town
Typical street in Mykonos Town


Windows and balconies give a cheerful look to Mikonos Town


Skandinavian Bar in Mykonos
Skandinavian Bar in Mykonos



Restaurant Nikos Tavern in Mykonos
Restaurant Nikos Tavern in Mykonos Town


Greek Churches in Mykonos



Orthodox Cathedral in Mykonos
Orthodox Cathedral in Mykonos



Greek Church in Mykonos
Typical Greek Church in Mykonos


Paraportiani Church



Paraportiani Church in Mykonos
Paraportiani Church in Mykonos



Pelican of Mykonos
Pelican of Mykonos near Paraportiani Church



Paraportiani Church in Mykonos
Paraportiani Church in Mykonos lit at night



Windmills in Mykonos



Windmills in Mykonos
Windmills in Mykonos Town. From here you can enjoy a nice view of Little Venice


Little Venice



Little Venice in Mykonos
Little Venice in Mykonos




Little Venice in Mykonos
A closer view of Little Venice in Mykonos



Restaurant in Little Venice in Mykonos
Restaurant in Little Venice in Mykonos Town



Mykonos in the Greek Islands
Mykonos town in the evening





Andriani's Guest House



Andriani Ghest House in Mykonos
Nice place in Andriani's Guest House, our accomodation in Mykonos


Andriani Ghest House in Mykonos
On the left, our room in Andriani's Guest House in Mykonos



Andriani Ghest House in Mykonos
View from the small balcony of our room in Andriani's Guest House in Mykonos



Mykonos from Andriani Ghest House
Mykonos from Andriani's Ghest House


This was our trip route from Crete to Athens:


Day 1 - Crete: Chania

  • Beach of Agios Apostoli
  • Venetian Port
  • Splantzia (Turquish Quarter)
  • Jewish Quarter

Day 2 - Crete

  • Gramvoussa
  • Balos Lagoon


Day 3 - Crete: Rethymnon and Heraklion

  • Venetian Port in Rethymnon
  • Loggia, Rimondi fountain and streets of the old town of Rethymnon
  • Fortress of Rethymnon
  • Venetian Port of Heraklion

Day 4 - Crete

  • Palace of Knossos
  • Agios Nikolaos


Day 5 - Santorini

  • Hellenic Seaways ferry from Heraklion to Santorini
  • Sunset in Oia

Day 6 - Santorini

  • Fira
  • Excursion to Nea Kameni and Volcano
  • Beach of Perissa (black beach)
  • Sunset in Firostefani


Day 7 - Santorini

  • Red Beach, White Beach and Black Beach
  • Sunset in Fira

Day 8 - Mykonos

  • Hellenic Seaways ferry from Santorini to Mykonos
  • Mykonos Town
  • Windmills and Little Venice

Day 9 - Mykonos

  • Delos Island
  • Paraportiani Church in Mykonos Town
  • Beach of Agios Ioannis
  • Little Venice

Day 10 - Mykonos

  • Beach of Platys Gialos
  • Super Paradise beach
  • Paradise Beach

Day 11 - Mykonos Town

  • Mykonos Town
  • Blue Star ferry to Athens

Day 12 - Athens

  • Acropolis
  • Ancient Agora
  • Hadrian's Library
  • Temple of Olympian Zeus
  • Panathenaic Stadium
  • Monastiraki District

Day 13 - Athens


  • Roman Agora
  • Plaka District



Other countries and cities I have already visited are: