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.