The Island of the winds through my eyes


The Island of the winds through my eyes

I caught my first glimpse of Mykonos when I was 7 years old, as my godfather was working at the airforce unit in the settlement of Ano Mera. Summer memories flood my mind…Daily swim in the clear blue waters of Merchia beach, Sunday visit at the Monastery of the Virgin Mary of Tourliani, daily play in the square of Ano Mera with local children, family food in the traditional tavern of Mathios in Tourlos and endless walks in the stone-built alleys of the island…

After years, as an adult, I now had the opportunity to get to know the island from a different perspective …. Let’s start with my one-week accommodation at Atlantis Beach Residence at Super Paradise beach. Spacious and modern rooms, high sense of aesthetics, enjoyable time by the pool, and a picturesque view.

There is no better way to start the day with that view and then by eating a delicious and rich breakfast at Liberty Breakfast Room. Unique view, breakfast with traditional products, impeccable service, pleasant environment. Ι strongly recommend omelet with Naxos gruyere and also morning egg burger.

And after a hearty breakfast, the adventure on the island begins with an all-day sailing cruise in Delos and Rhenia island with Mykonos Sea Excursions and their sailing boat Nadia K. I have been picked up from my hotel by complimentary shuttle transportation, in order to reach the embarkation point at Tourlos bay.

I felt comfortable and relaxed from the first moment. I was warmly welcomed by the captain and the staff, I took a seat at the front with a glass of wine, closed my eyes, surrendered to the sense of sun and wind, the anchors were lifted and we started sailing away for magical places…

First 1 hour stop to the Unesco World Heritage site of Delos. We disembarked by a tender to the small dock and we took an interesting tour at the archaeological site. Called the place of the immortals, I would characterize Delos as the center of civilization for the Aegean region.

After this quick stop, we set sail for Rhenia island, which is also called ‘’Big Dhelos’’ by the locals. We swam to crystal blue waters using snorkeling gear, which was available free for us onboard. The captain and the staff helped us to go ashore. It was 2 pm and we were served on board with a Mediterranean buffet, accompanied by a range of wines, beers, and soft drinks.

After this enjoyable sailing to Rhenia island, we started our trip back to Tourlos bay, where the complimentary shuttle service was waiting to drive us back to the hotel.

We had a great time, an unforgettable experience, and a full day to discover the beauty of Greek landscapes and local history. Without a doubt, I strongly recommend this tour experience and I will definitely choose again to sail with Mykonos Sea Excursions next year.

Of course no article about Mykonos is complete without a reference in its exquisite gastronomic offers. From cocktail nights to dining experiences, this island satisfies even the most demanding ones. For amazing views, spiritual sunsets, and a range of tasteful cocktails try 180 Degrees Sunset Bar. For a serene environment, polite staff and top service, tasteful plates, and reasonable prices Nikos Gallop Restaurant at Platis Gialos is your place. Tip: Don’t miss to taste Shrimp Moussaka!

I hope that my article will attract your interest and will also transmit you the pulse of the most cosmopolitan island of the Aegean.

Tzourouni Xanthi

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