Mykonos and Santorini
Lately I’ve had the good fortune to visit two really beautiful Greek islands, Mykonos and Santorini. I’ve been to each of them a couple of times and always had a great time.
Both islands are very dry and rocky and all of the buildings are painted white and blue. I think if you went into a hardware store and asked for another color of paint you would generate a lot of confusion. The square white buildings make a really interesting contrast with the rocky surroundings.
Mykonos is very rugged and there are walls made of stones stretching all over many of the hills. I’m not really sure why they are there as there don’t seem to be any animals but they are pretty cool looking.
Each beach is quite different. Some are rocky and without any structures, others are sandy and have cafes built on them.
On this beach on the windward side of the island there were a bunch of kite surfers. We drove in the sand here and Mike managed to flip his atv over on himself. Luckily, with the exception of my camera screen there were no injuries.
To get up to the top of the cliff where the town is you can either take a gondola or ride some donkeys up. The views from the top are pretty incredible. The buildings are all white and blue and built all the way down the sides of the cliffs.
All over Greece they serve half liters of wine in these awesome copper cups. They’re super cheap and super delicious!