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46 photos that will make you want to visit Mykonos now

by Silke Elzner

Normally, when I prepare an inspirational story for this blog, I start by going through the pictures that I have taken on the trip.

This serves two major purposes.

One, it helps me get back into the scene – the sights, the smells, the emotions. And second, it helps me remember those little details that I have forgotten since my return.

It’s like going on vacation all over again. It’s beautiful.

When I prepared my post on Mykonos I did it exactly the same way. I usually take an insane amount of photos, so I have to dig through piles of snapshots to condense them down to a selection of the very best for the blog.

However, this time around I faced a terrible problem.

Mykonos, the island of colour and the winds

You see, Mykonos is an insanely beautiful island. It is so picturesque, you could call it a supermodel under the Greek islands.

The colours on a bright summer’s day are so gorgeous that they require no further post-editing. Mykonos Town, Chania, is so pretty with its whitewashed houses, tiny lanes, and popping colours, you don’t know where to stop when taking photos.

Everything seems supersized, drop-dead gorgeous, so beautiful that it hurts.

We spent just a day in Mykonos but I could easily see why people fall in love with the island. There is so much to do here, just have a look and get inspired.

It’s also a place for the European jet-set. Yachts are gracing the marina, boutiques and art galleries are not even trying to lure people into their stores. There is not a single speck of dirt on the traffic-free roads, in the morning it is whisper quiet.

Our early morning stroll took us from the cruise port along the water through the tiny laneways of Chania’s old town. We discovered winding roads, so narrow that transport vehicles need to be extra slim. Sometimes even narrower due to the wooden exterior stairs that would lead to the second story of a building.

Sumptous carpets of colourful Bougainvillea, flowing down wooden balconies and draped over railings, perfectly adding colour to an otherwise dazzling white town.

Past quaint Orthodox churches and all the way to the historic windmills which stand guard in the strong breezes that engulf this windy island.

Along the Venetian Harbour with its restaurants and bars, the fisher boats mooring off the beach. A short encounter with one of the resident pelicans, a view of the beachgoers and swimmers near the marina.

A perfect Greek summer’s day. Precious memories, forever cherished.

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Here are 45 Mykonos photos to get you start dreaming

Luxury Yacht in Mykonos
Walking to Mykonos Town
Mykonos
Venetian Harbour
A small Orthodox church
Boutique owners preparing for the day ahead
Old blue lantern
A road in Mykonos Town
Wooden doors and an old fountain
Beautiful display of pink flowers
Typical street scene in Mykonos
Morning walk in Mykonos
Colours popping in front of whitewashed walls
Mykonos town
Stairs in a laneway
Exterior stairs and flower covered balconies
Typical road in the old town of Hora
Blue and white in Mykonos
Apricot coloured flowers and chairs
Narrow lanes of the old town
Inscriptions in Greek
Church in Mykonos
White and blue, the traditional Greek colours
Old church
Whitewashed wall and blue door
Windmills from afar
A happy travel blogger
Windy side of Mykonos
Heritage Windmills
Mykonos windmills and souvenir shop
Blue gate
Typical houses in Mykonos
Resident pelican in Mykonos
Colourful wooden balconies and stairways
Greek orthodox church
Typical scene in Hora
Cat sleeping under blue chairs
Massive Bougainvillea providing shade
Pink Bougainvillea in Mykonos
Special delivery truck in the old town
The Venetian harbour
Blue water, picture perfect
Swimming at the beach in Mykonos
Mykonos town
Traditional fishing boats