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Mykonos - It's not just for clubbing anymore

My favorite stop in all of Greece.


Mykonos owns its name to the son of the King of Delos, Mykonos. The history of Mykonos in antiquity is much connected to the history of the neighboring island, Delos. Mykonos is known for many things including white buildings with blue roofs, windmills, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, vespa scooters, Little Venice, and a vibrate club scene with revelers visiting from around the world. Most interestingly of all, Mykonos is in the shadow of the prosperous and spiritual island of Delos, City of the Dead. Delos is where Leto was believed to has given birth to god Apollo and goddess Artemis. An ancient law still in affect that states no one is allowed to be born or die on the island of Delos, only archeologists stay overnight on this island.

Delos was my favorite destination of our entire trip. As the day started, we could have missed this wonderful area, instead spending a leisurely day in port. Fortunately for us we continued every shore excursion available aboard Regent Seven Seas. The impact of Delos was unexpected, our access was nothing short of spectacular.

The impact of walking the streets, houses, markets, and theaters puts you in direct contact with the Ancients. Regardless of our current politics, technologies, and religion....we share the same emotions and experiences....work, laugh, cry, give birth, experience loss, and die. Our lives are no different at that core human experience.

Back at the port we enjoyed shopping, gyros, and getting lost of the streets of Mykonos. We found a cowbell wind chime which reminded me of a cowbell that my Dad always carried to football games. Of course I had to brought that home to them! Noreen found earrings and other treats for her friends.....Bravo Delos!!!














Posted by AZClyde 11:57 Archived in Greece Tagged greece mykonos

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