Thursday, December 13, 2012


Mykonos is one of the Cyclades Islands of Greece in the south Aegean Sea. It is a small island, only 33 square miles. The main town is also called Mykonos; a main, perhaps the main industry now is tourism. Mykonos is noted for its nightlife. The town is small with narrow streets, mainly pedestrian. It is a very colorful place with a lot of blue and white. The photo below is of some waterfront buildings.

Below are two photos of a small church.

Window with lace curtains and beautiful blue shutters.

Doorway, probably to a house.

Small church in background in above photo. Below is a building with another prominent color, red. Also note the bougainvillea.

The two photos below show white with blue trim on a wide spot in a street.

Below is another small church.

 There is a knit goods shop in the building shown below.

 Typical narrow street shown below.

 Another small church.

The three photos below show the beautiful white with blue trim seen so frequently.

I really like the door shown in the photo below. I don't know what sort of building it leads into, perhaps a church.

More bougainvillea on a building that houses a bar.

Below is another small church.

The last two photos are of some of the iconic windmills of Mykonos. The ones shown here are located on the edge of the harbor. There are some 16 windmills remaining on Mykonos. They were built by the Venetians in the 16th century and used to mill wheat. They ceased being used in the middle of the 19th century.


  1. Wow! Nice photographs, they bring back my memories of the place and made them look better. thanks, Cheryl

  2. I love the gorgeous flowers, and that shot of the windmills is amazing. Thank you for sharing these!

  3. You really did capture Mykonos. A neighbor up the street thinks he lives there and has painted his house a bright blue.

  4. Thank you. These bright colors are rarely seen in the States, at least in my experience. As they say, a place for everything and everything in it's place.