Pirates of Mykonos

The narrow twists and turns of Mykonos’ streets were designed in a way to confuse the pirates who roamed the high seas of the Mediterranean centuries ago.

Today, these streets are full of unique boutique shops and galleries. First time visitors to the popular Greek island tend to find themselves wandering aimlessly in circles as they navigate the complex maze of cobbled streets.

However, it is good to let yourself get lost at least once during your visit. It is a great way to discover the different shops and maybe find yourself something different as a souvenir. But be sure to  buy that unique item when you see it because you may not find your way back to the exact store later on.

Eventually you will find yourself exiting the complex maze of streets into Little Venice  Your big day of exploration will be rewarded with stunning views of the famous windmills. 

The cove of Luttle Venice, where buildings perch precariously on the water’s edge, were rumoured to be used by smugglers. They would row in at night to store their precious (maybe black market) cargo in the basement of these buildings.

These days Little Venice is the place to be to witness the best show in Mykonos. Take up a prime position at one of the terrace bars, cocktail in hand, and settle in for the evening.  A Mykonos sunset is unlike others you may have seen around the world.  Once you watch the golden sun melt slowly on the horizon, you will never see another sunset to top it.

 

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