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Europe » Greece » South Aegean » Mykonos July 13th 2014

Déjà 2 semaines que nous naviguons dans les îles grecques ! À part l’épisode de vent à Milos, les vents nous ont été favorables et le Melterm ne nous a pas fait trop de difficulté. Les prévisions météo semblent encore bonnes pour le restant du voyage. Ce matin, nous mettons le cap sur Myconos. La marina est à l’écart du centre-ville. Il nous faut donc prendre l’autobus pour nous y rendre ce qui est un peu ennuyant. Nous allons marcher en ville. La ville est belle mais il y a énormmément de gens. La rue principale qui suit le bord de l’eau est composée exclusivement de magasin de souvenirs et de restaurants. Myconos est reconnue comme étant une ville festive et ça se sent. Pour nous qui suivont plutôt le rythme du soleil, ce n’est pas ... read more
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Europe » Greece » South Aegean » Mykonos July 13th 2014

Ce matin, nous nous rendons sur une petite ile tout à coté, Delos, plus grand site archéologique de Grèce. L’ile est classée au patrimoine mondial de l’UNESCO, est donc impossible de l’amarrer à proximité. Nous embarquons donc tous sur Naias pour s’y rendre. Daniel et Mario nous laissent au quai d’accueil vont jeter l’ancre plus loin et viennent nous rejoindre en Zodiac. Pour bien apprécier les lieux, nous engageons un guide. Cette ile sacrée, puis qu’elle est le lieu de naissance d’Apollon et d’Artémis, a été longtemps le centre du commerce de Grèce. Puis elle a été abandonnée pendant plus de 1500 ans. Cet abandon a évité que, comme dans plusieurs autres sites archéologiques, les bâtiments de plusieurs époques «s’empilent» les un sur les autres. On retrouve donc à Délos un site presque intact à ce ... read more
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Europe » Greece » South Aegean » Mykonos June 22nd 2014

This is by far the most fun I have had writing a blog. The reason is…. I am sitting in a comfortable chair on the deck while our ship is moving through the beautiful Aegean Sea. It is dark, quiet and peaceful. I can hear the water and see stars and distant lights on the shore. We left Turkey yesterday evening and spent the day on Mykonos Island, which is part of Greece. Our excursion today was to the island of Delos. It was regarded as sacred by the Greeks because it was the birthplace of Apollo and Diana, the god of the sun and the goddess of the moon. They were born in a lake on the very small island. At the time of the destruction of Delos, there were 50,000 inhabitants, a HUGE number ... read more
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Europe » Greece » South Aegean » Mykonos May 24th 2014

This is a planned day off by the pool, no wind at all today so a late breakfast and off to the pool, we lazed around, read and slept a little, got cooked in the sun and loved every second of the down time. Off to Nicks Taverna on the beach for dinner (highly recommended) and only a 5 min walk along the beach from our hotel.... read more
A Day Beside This Gorgeous Pool
Mykonos Bay Hotel Delicious Pool
Mykonos Sunset

Europe » Greece » South Aegean » Mykonos May 23rd 2014

Dead calm this morning not a breath of wind, today we hired a quad bike to cruise the island and headed off to a place called wild beach. The little quad is just great for getting around fine for two people and small enough to park most places, is great fun, no helmets just cruising. Getting somewhat lost on the way seems to be part of the fun and the street names in Greek are hard work and they are tiny on the island, many only wide enough for one vehicle but you do manage. So we first came to the only “village” on the island which has this great monastery dating back to the 1600 and in great condition, very different to a church and we spent some time there. The island in general is ... read more
Inside The Monastery
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Random Chapel Somewhere On Mykonos

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Europe » Greece » South Aegean » Mykonos » Ano Mera May 19th 2014

Friday 9th This morning saw me up at 6am and checking out at 6.20am to get my taxi to the airport. Cairo looked calm and peaceful for a change! Got a flight from Cairo to Athens, which was a mere 3 hours before pottering around Athens airport for a couple of hours. The airport actually contains a museum inside the terminal which displays all the finds found in the area of the airport, so that was a good and educational way to pass half an hour! I then jumped on my flight from Athens to Santorini which was full, full of idiots! The flight was a mere 35 minutes long, so its literally take off, cruise at 17000 feet for 5 minutes then descend back down to land! You wouldn't believe the number of people faffing ... read more
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Europe » Greece » South Aegean » Mykonos September 19th 2013

Port of Piraeus near Athens After a long flight from Seattle with stops in Philadelphia and Zurich I arrived in Athens, tired but ready to start experiencing a new part of the world. Athens airport is about 90 minutes by express bus from the port of Piraeus. I use the term express” loosely because it really isn’t far in actual distance but the traffic is terrible. Along the way I was amazed to see mile after mile of empty store fronts and small abandoned strip malls. Many of them appear to have been built within the last 10 or 15 years and have large plate glass showroom windows with nothing to show. I have read news stories about the economic troubles here in Greece, but unless one sees it in person it is hard to comprehend. ... read more

Europe » Greece » South Aegean » Mykonos July 29th 2013

It's a four hour ride to Mykonos...we had to be in the port at 8 o'clock ...so we left at seven as they said it could be heavy traffic. Everything was going smoothly until we came close to the port...cars everywhere everyone trying to overtake each other....it was like peak hour....Once we got into the port..there was no parking or drop off areas..everyone just stop wherever and you need to get off quickly ...the taxi driver and I were at the back of the taxi when...we heard screaming....apparently Carmen opened the door and a old man on a bike tried to push through so she squashed his hand...ouchhh ...no wonder he went off at her...the taxi driver told him off for pushing in....Once the drama was over...we picked up our tickets and boarded our ferry...we had ... read more
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Europe » Greece » South Aegean » Mykonos July 23rd 2013

Well after all the other exciting stuff we told you about in our last blog we are now settling into cruise life and a new port each day. For those interested we are on a small ship, (450 passengers, consisting 12 Kiwis and even a Princess – not Kiwi -) Seabourn Odyssey is a 6 star rated ship. Our cruise is for 14 days and commenced out of Venice heading to Istanbul Turkey. By the time you read this we will have visited the respective ports we have mentioned. We have been lucky enough to have been invited with a select group to a dinner hosted by the Captains management team. A great evening with a multi course menu and great wines. Simon being an engineer was keen to see the engine room so he asked ... read more
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Europe » Greece » South Aegean » Mykonos » Ano Mera June 20th 2013

Greek Islands 16 to 23 June 2013 1. Mykonos 16 to 18 June 2013 We are in heaven! Perfect weather (hot, cool breezes), hill-top views, killer sunsets, beautiful food, fantastic restaurant, waterside dining for people watching, southern beaches for partying, ATV motorbikes for travelling around (Euro15 for 24 hrs), lovely Greek people, and magnificent accommodation. Do we need anything more – yes, to have the family and friends around would be perfect! We organized our ferry and accommodation after we arrived in Rafina. For anyone who doesn’t want a cruise, fly to Athens, organize the ferry to the islands you want to go to at the Rafina Port – much cheaper! Even if you don’t organize your accommodation on bookings.com before you go, there are many sales people touting for your business re accommodation. So easy. ... read more
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