Another Greek island stop on the cruise was to Mykonos. The main town is called Mykonos too.
A Town By The Sea
Mykonos is a lovely town with some buildings and restaurants up to the water’s edge. It is nicknamed “The Island of Winds” due to the very strong winds which blow across the island which we experienced.
We were able to sit outside and enjoy some Greek food while almost on the water.
We had some Greek appetizers which included olives and hummous of course!
They also brought us olives, bread and tsatziki.
We had to try the cappucino!
One thing we didn’t try was the octopus! This one was sitting outside on the bar all ready to go!
It was a fun day in Mykonos and well worth the visit.
I look forward to returning there again in the future.
Santorini is a beautiful Greek Island and was very popular with tourists when I visited on a cruise stop a few years ago.
Once the ship docks, there are two ways to get up the hill.
The first way is by cable car which is a steep ride up to the top with amazing views.
The second way is to take a donkey ride or walk up the steps which takes a while. The donkeys must know the route by memory as they constantly walk up and down the steep slope.
I chose the cable car because it was fast and also a fun way to quickly get to the top.
A Special Greek Island
Santorini is an island in the southern Aegean Sea, around 200 kilometers from the mainland of Greece.
It is the largest island of a small, circular archipelago, and is a remnant of a volcanic caldera. A caldera is a caldron-like hollow which forms shortly after the magma chamber empties in a volcanic eruption. The walls of the volcano cave in resulting in the cauldron-like appearance of the island. It can also be considered a crater though it looks more like a giant sinkhole structure due to the eruption and the build-up of magma over time.
The principal city in Santorini is Fira. The building is done in the cycladic style where the white buildings are built like an amphitheatre on the hillside. The blue domed churches really stand out against the white buildings built with narrow pathways between them. The churches were my favourite part of Santorini because they are so beautiful and I had never seen anything like them before.
A Return to Santorini
When it is safe to travel again internationally, it will be wonderful to go back to Greece and re-visit this amazing island with the beautiful views.