Mykonos’s Paradise Beach

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August 27th 2007
Published: September 3rd 2007
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We left Omiros to start our first full day in Mykonos and were starving. We enjoyed a late breakfast at Camares Restaurant overlooking the main port. Countless tourists filled the streets of town due to the influx of multiple cruise ships. After a leisurely breakfast, we walked to one of the two bus stations in town at Fabrica Square. We caught the bus to Paradise Beach just as it was leaving. The ride took only 20 minutes but due to the popularity of Paradise Beach, we stood the entire way.
Paradise Beach is actually a nice, sandy beach lined with a couple of outdoor bars and the popular Paradise Club (nightclub that hosts all-night parties on the beach). As usual, most of the umbrella and beach chairs were taken but we found a pair that were open and amazingly didn’t get charged the entire time we were there. Unlike the Santorini beaches, Paradise turned into somewhat of a freak show on the makeshift beach stage at Sunrise Bar. The music was blasting and a couple of unique individuals created a crowd with some interesting forms of entertainment. I slept through most of it and Thao read, while most beachgoers also continued to focus more on enjoying the sun rather than on paying attention to the show at Sunrise Bar. All in all, it was an interesting day at the beach on the island of Mykonos.
Once we returned to the Fabrica Square bus station, we stopped for a bite to eat at one of the many gyros eateries and then walked through some of the shops along the streets of town. Countless souvenir and clothing shops littered the alleyways within the center of town. We must have hit every one of them. After exhausting ourselves, we returned to Omiros Hotel and planned to rest up for another night out. However, our one-hour nap turned into a 12 hours of uninterrupted sleep. Yes, we were reminded yet again, that we’re no longer in our twenties and able to recover as quickly from a night of partying!

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