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Mykonos: Old Town

Windmills, Gyros, & Donkeys

September is considered the end of the season in Mykonos, yet the town is still fairly crowded with cars, four-wheelers, scooters, and an occasional bus. The bustle is part of the fun as you wander this small, picturesque place. A short ride from Ornos, where we were staying, the first place we wanted to see was the famous windmills. Mykonos is nicknamed the windy island and is part of the Cyclades group in the Aegean. The windmills were built in the 16th century and were used to mill wheat. Now they serve as backdrops for photos. Sitting on a small hill, they overlook the small area of town known as Little Venice.
Mykonos Town is also known as Chora-everything in Greece has more than one name-and has a reputation as a party town. It is also a shopping town. Shops range from touristy trinket traps to the high end glamour of Louis Vuitton and everything in between. Wandering the pretty tile and cobblestone streets and window shopping (lèche vitrine as the French say) is a great way to spend an afternoon.
There are endless places to snack, have a cool drink, or a full meal at a church turned pizza place.
And what trip in Greece would be complete without a gyro?
If you get too tired to walk and don't want to take your chances on a scooter or a motorcycle, you could always try a donkey ride.

Posted by teethetrav 14:19 Archived in Greece Tagged mykonos town_chora_windmills_greece_orn

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