Getting Lost in Old Town - Mykonos, Greece
After many glorious days spent swimming and lounging...
We were ready to explore Old Town Mykonos.
The views on our walk into town weren't too shabby.
These pictures don't even do justice to the striking blue and white contrasts.
When coming into the Mykonos harbor, these windmills are the first thing you see. These were built in the 16th century, and were originally used to mill grain. Mykonos is nicknamed "the island of the winds", and the seasonal "meltemi" winds are very important for harvesting crops and energy.
Mykonos town was a popular site for trading and piracy up until the 18th century. It is said that these narrow, winding streets were designed by the residents to confuse drunk pirates from plundering any valuables. We certainly got turned around more than once. Luckily around each corner is a charming little side street. Be sure to bring your spending money to take home stunning textiles, jewelry, and souvenirs!
We were spoiled with a beautiful sunset on our last night all together. The worst part of every vacation is when that melancholy feeling of making the journey home pops up. But we couldn't leave Mykonos without one last hurrah!
To say we had the trip of a lifetime is an understatement. Perfect weather, warm company, and endless laughs. Thanks for letting me share our wild adventures with you.
Stay tuned for lots more to come, including my first ever New York City post since having moved here in March!