We’d enjoyed a romantic sunset at the aptly named Little Venice of Mykonos and were ready to explore the narrow, white, traffic free streets of Mykonos Town. The town may also be referred to as Chora as that is the name used by the locals. Literally it would translate to mean “Country” but can be defined as “Town”.
We’d already tasted a glimpse of the wonderful, bright white buildings on our walk up to the windmills since we’d arrived prior to the sun going down.
What we saw in Chora, Mykonos Town
Our little venture felt like a truly Greek shopping experience with lots of novelty items and clothing on display. “Keep calm and enjoy Mykonos” seemed like a popular logo as did some expletives claiming how Mykonos is superior to Ibiza.
As we were passing various bars and restaurants trying to lure you in, we came across the odd cat or dog wandering along. My bride can’t resist a stray cat so we had to stop each time we saw one.
All of a sudden we stumbled upon an open space which was beside the main Mykonos port.
Lit up in splendour by man made lighting it was a wonderful sight. A few people took time out to savour the moment and find refuge away from the narrow, crowded streets.
The splendour of pure colour was complimented with the occasional church or other symbolic building.
Humour was also hidden away in unlikely sources.
A grateful Greek club also left a note of thanks for the tourists.
Mykonos Town or Chora was a delightful and novel experience and certainly worth the time out from the sun blessed beaches. Many people seemed to share our sentiment as the place seemed very busy at times.
Whilst we did find a restaurant to eat, Nikos I think it was called, all the waiters seemed rushed off their feet and quite stressed.
We loved our visit to the beautiful little town of Mykonos, the narrow white streets, the view of the windmills against the horizon and finding the chance to unwind at Little Venice a perfect end to the day. If you want to find out more about what other people thought of Mykonos Town then click here.