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On vacation in Mykonos

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Surely more than once you've heard of Mykonos Island in Greece. This island is one of many that make up the archipelago of the Cyclades Islands, famous for its incredible sunsets, villages full of white houses and beaches with crystal clear waters. But for what is best known to the island of Mykonos, it is for its party, in fact it is known as the small Ibiza.


What impressed me was the capital of the island, Chora. It is a town formed by a lot of white houses and a set of labyrinthine streets. In fact, even if you carry a map, it is almost certain that you will get lost. But it turns out that it is worth getting lost among its streets, and discover in this way corners that if not, are not detailed in any guide.

Also, walking through its streets, I ended up finding the island's pet. It turns out that they have a pelican per pet that has become super famous (Petros). Legend has it that more than 40 years ago, a fisherman from Mykonos stumbled upon an injured pelican. I was so moved by the pelican, that he decided to take care of him. After recovering the creature, he decided to release it. But, surprisingly, the pelican did not choose the air as his abode, but decided to settle in Mykonos. Every day that has passed since then, the creature has become the center of all eyes and a celebrity.

Although without a doubt, what left me dumbfounded is the area known as the "little Venice". The Little Venice neighborhood is full of elegant and beautiful old houses that are precariously located on the edge of the sea. You cannot travel to Mykonos and not visit this charming neighborhood. Of course, this neighborhood is transformed at night, and at that time when you can find a huge party.

In addition, from this area you can glimpse the famous windmills of Mykonos, which were mainly used for the crushing of agricultural yields and in total there are 16 operating mills. The mills shine for their snow-white color and it is not surprising that there were so many mills around the island, since it is famous for its hurricane winds.

If the capital amazes everyone who visits, you can not get to the idea of ​​its beaches with fine white sand with completely crystalline waters. Too bad that many of them are saturated with sun beds and umbrellas. Anyway, this happens with the beaches of the south zone, because those of the north zone are totally virgin, and you can enjoy the sand, the sun and the water without big crowds, it's great!

That if, on some of the beaches, especially Paradise and Super Paradise, the tranquility ends at 17:00, when the party starts, the go-gos jump on the tables and you have to give everything enjoying the party. Here the parties usually end at midnight, but that is when you have to move to the capital, and continue there until it dawns again and you can go to sleep at the hotel with the few remaining forces.

If you need more information, you can find a lot in the Mykonos guide updated by Iñaki Herrero, author of this article.

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