Daily photography: A visit to Mykonos, Greece

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This week, I'd like to introduce you to Mykonos. I was there for a day during my cruise to Italy and Greece.

Also known as the Island of the Winds, Mykonos spans an area of 85.5 square kilometres and has over 10,000 inhabitants. It has been occupied since the 11th century BC. Now, it is famous worldwide for its nightlife and for being a gay-friendly destination.

Like on most of the Cycladic islands, the houses have white walls and blue windows / doors. Those two colors together are stunning! My friend and I spent the day in its largest city, which is called Chora Mykonos.

I'll be honest, I would not go back. One visit was enough for me. The architecture is unique, of course. But the place is too crowded. You cannot take a step without bumping into someone. And taking photos anywhere is an exercise in patience. People would stay in the middle of a scene despite your politely asking them to move for a couple of seconds.

Another thing is that I expected too much of Mykonos. Many people kept repeating that it would be the most amazing thing I would see in Greece.

With that said, I do not want to discourage anyone from visiting the island. It's beautiful! Just check out my photos below.

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Check out the video I made of my visit to Mykonos below...

Have you ever been to Mykonos? If so, tell us about your experience in the comment section below.


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No, I was never in Mykonos... Or even in Greece. It looks very pretty.

Thanks for your article and lovely photos!

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Lovely. I would like to sail around Greece. One day!

Such great shots, I loved that area when I visited it

@abbiephoto, thank you very much!

@inrtepidphotos, you should! I'm sure you would have a great time!

@tatoodjay, you went to Mykonos too? What did you like the most?

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Thank you SO very much for this!

A beautiful place captured in its true essence. Great work @cendrinemedia

Wonderful shots @cendrinemedia 😉 never been to mykonos.. what's the best thing we can find in mykonos except for the views😊

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Thank you! Well, there are neat shops. The streets are lively. You can chill at cafés and restaurants.

Honestly, my visit is a big blur. It was two years ago. And I didn't stay long enough to roam around the island.

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Uhmm.. the crowd is the attractive 😉 quite interesting😊 a nice stop for a cruise adventure wasn't it?

Thank you for writing your HONEST feedback about Mykonos. I was looking at going there sometime...the vacation homes seemed expensive! I just wanted a cheap AirBnB.

But if it's realllly crowded...I may not like it.

So this is helpful. What other places in Greece have you been to?

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Yes, it's one of the most visited spots in Greece. But it's beautiful nonetheless.

I'll share photos of other areas where I went in future posts. :-)

Oh, these pictures are sooo lovely!!! You make me want to head to Greece right away! :D

P.S. I came across your place thanks to @viking-ventures who featured your post in her Pay It Forward Contest entry.

See you around!
Cheers!

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You may want to stick around, as I'll be sharing more photos of Greece soon. :-)

You indeed have great shots there! Very good!

This is the second travel post that I saw here on Steemit where the houses have uniform painting. I forgot the first one but prior to that, I personally witnessed uniform house painting in Japan. They were saying it is of more environmental friendly color. How about in Mykonos? Did you get the chance to know why the uniform house colors?

As you know, your article was featured by @viking-ventures on her post as an entry to Pay It Forward Curation Contest. You too are welcome to join the contest.

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Thank you!

I have no idea why the houses are of this color. But my guess would be that they use a specific kind of paint to protect the houses from the harsh rays of the sun.

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Oh cool... so I guess that's more like in Japan that they mentioned about environmental thing.

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Btw came here thx to @viking-ventures, he listed you in Pay It Firward contest :)

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Thank you!

@nolasco and I are friends already. And I have entered quite a few contests on Steemit. :-)

Nice posting @cendrinemedia. I love your honesty. I think there are so many places that are played up to more than what they are it's a bit of a let down. You pictures are amazing. I have not been to Greece at all and I think you did a wonderful job of capturing Mykonos,

As you know @viking-ventures featured you in this week's @pifc's Pay It Forward Curation Contest. Look forward to seeing more of your work.

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Thank you so much!