Days 207-211: Mykonos, Greece

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August 22nd 2007
Published: October 10th 2007
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We were really looking forward to Mykonos, simply so we could laze about in the sun and relax after the tripping about we'd done the first 4 weeks after we left London.

The first thing that strikes you about Mykonos is how rocky it is! Next up is how Mykonos was packed with young single types, and we've never seen so many people trying to be soooo fashion conscious while at the same time wearing sooooo little! As for the nude sunbathers who would arrive in the middle of beaches where everybody else might be wearing at least SOMETHING on their bodies.... phew!

We stayed at Platis Giolas Beach (like everywhere in Greece, it seems to have a different way of spelling it everytime you see it written down). It was a nice beach with heaps of restaurants on the beachfront. We had a studio up on a hill overlooking the sea and it was really awesome. 2 mins walk to Platis Giolas and 5 mins in the other direction to a 'private beach' we frequented. We only call it private because there was hardly anyone ever there, it was small but perfectly sheltered, and, most importantly, you didn't have to pay 12 euros a day for a beach chair! Plus, of course it had beautiful sand and clear, clear water.

We spent the entire 6 days doing a whole lot of .... nothing! ... and it was fabulous! Apart from that, we went into town a few times - very quaint, cobbled streets - and walked from our studio round the rocks to Paranga and then Paradise Beach one day (disturbing an old man skinny dipper on the way who clearly thought no one would use the small rocky path we were on). We ate quite a few (chicken) gyros too!

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