Out and About (2).

Mykonos was formerly an extremely important trading centre in the Western Aegean. This brought its fair share of sailors, buccaneers and pirates. It is said that the very narrow alleys and roadways in the town were constructed to confuse pirates and smugglers. The other reason given, which perhaps is more plausible, is that they are so in order to divert the famous Meltemi wind which buffets Mykonos each summer. Whatever the reason, they are fascinating to explore.

Narrow lanes provide photogenic vistas.



Cool shade.

and abundant Bougainvillaea and Oleander.


Just as famous as the narrow streets are the Windmills of Mykonos which we will visit next.