After a five hour ferry ride away from awful Athens (sorry, it’s just how I felt), we arrived on the Greek island of Mykonos. Now I must tell you that I have been dying to go to Mykonos for years! Ever since seeing an episode of “Wild on E!” the Mykonos edition, (I used to love that show) over or about a decade ago. I have never gotten it out of my mind. I was a bit worried that I had expected so much that I may be disappointed. Not an issue! The moment we got off the ferry I knew this place was amazing. The cloudless sky, incessant cool breezes, stark white and blue buildings tucked neatly into rugged cliff sides and all surrounded by amazing waters in every shade of blue. Yes, yes and yes!
We get to the hotel and were quite happy to just sit by the pool overlooking the water and never move again. At this point we were already considering extending our 3 night stay, and we hadn’t even gone anywhere yet! So we hang out at the hotel for a few hours then get ready and hit the town. A cute area with maze like narrow streets you are happy to be lost and found in. Filled with stores, galleries, bars, lounges, cafes, restaurants and happy people, myself included. After grabbing a quick bite we find (or lose) ourselves in a lounge with great music and a beautiful and fun bartender refusing to let us be without a drink or shot, oftentimes taking one with all the patrons. We end up staying there for a few hours until leaving for another place with two other Floridians we happened to meet. I have no idea what time it was by then, but we were told by the owner of the little eatery we had stopped at, that Greeks go out around 2 and things get really good around 4 a.m. Okay, this will be interesting, although I should have known when the guy at the hotel told me that the buses back to the hotel stop around 1a.m. but I could always catch it in the morning when they begin again at 9 a.m. I thought he was kidding but apparently not.
So after the first night we ended up sharing a cab with a guy from Crete and this was around 7 in the morning. The taxi situation in Mykonos is probably the only negative thing I have to report as you could easily wait 2 hours at certain times for one. We return after a great first night wake up around 3 in the afternoon, only to get ready and head out again. This time to the infamous Tropicana beach party, in Paradise beach an area with a few other party spots. Buses there run 24 hours a day, if that gives you an idea of the party atmosphere. Upon arrival I am ready again and absorbing all the energy this place has to offer. This would be a good time for me to share with the ladies, (and some of the guys) how beautiful the men are here, holy smokes!! People from all parts of Europe and the world seem to send their citizens as ambassadors of gorgeousness (yeah made that up). Let’s just say everyone brought their “A” game and party vibes…I was content!
After getting a scooter ride from some Italians back to the hotel a few hours later, we got ready again and went back to the city to continue the good times. Oh and let’s say three people on a scooter made for two is only a comfortable ride for the person in the middle, thank goodness I was in the middle. As was my cousin’s position on her two wheeled chariot. That was another night of getting back to the hotel around 7 in the morning, not to mention we never once left a place when it was closed. Honestly I have begun to wonder if they even do close. Our last day and night was another enjoyable one. Mykonos was everything I had hoped and then some! This is definitely on the must-do-again-very-soon list. My my Mykonos.