Snapshot: Mykonos

I love Mykonos. No fancy words, no flowery sentences. I love this place.


I didn’t really have any expectations for the place. It was Chris who added it to our itinerary, and apart from knowing it’s one of the most visited islands in Greece, I know nothing about Mykonos.

After nearly three hours at sea, we clambered down the gangplank and unto the old port of Hora. We were met by Paul, from Eleanna’s where we’re staying. He took us for a long walk through the town, giving us a great overview of Mykonos, and it was love at first sight.

Maybe not having expectations (or expecting to not like it) made Mykonos so much better in our eyes. There were no touts badgering us, the small streets were not brimming with people, and best of all, it’s not on top of a mountain, so walking isn’t as big of a struggle as in Santorini.

There are a lot of shops around, and we live within walking distance to Chanel and Louis Vuitton, and Ben & Jerry is just around the corner. Yet, it didn’t feel as commercial as Fira. There’s a greengrocer nearby where we can buy fresh produce, and a bakery where the locals stock up on bread.

One thing that keeps running through my mind as we walk around the old town is that I can stay here for a couple of days more.

Article by Nina Fuentes

Nina doesn't aim to travel to every country in the world -- she just wants to travel to the places that means the most to her. She started traveling in 2006, and hopes to travel for as long as she can. Her travel blog, Just Wandering won the Best Travel Blog in the 2010 Philippine Blog Awards and in the 2011 Nuffnang Asia Pacific Blog Awards.

This Article Has 3 Comments
  1. Hi, Nina. :)

    Right now, I can’t afford a trip to Greece, so can you post more pics, please?

    Thanks very much.

  2. Cutella says:

    The place is really awesome..

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