is now the most cosmopolitan island in the world, more
famous than Capri, more fashionable than Hawaii. The question
naturally arises: did this happen by chance, or does the
island really deserve its fame?
To answer this picture a deep blue sea, covered with
white waves, and set in it a bare island bathed in brilliant
sunlight. Add to this a fishing harbour with caiques of
every colour and an all-white town rising up the hillside
from the sea shore. The domes and crosses of the innumerable
churches stand out among the dazzlingly white houses,
which are like cubes. And at the top of the hill, imagine
that there are picturesque windmills with the wind in
their white sails.
The alleyways of the town are paved and all the joins
between the paving stones whitewashed. Every alley is
a painting, every corner a revelation. On the right of
the harbour the houses come down to the sea's edge. Everything
is in contrast: the white houses and the blue sea, the
multi-coloured window frames -a contrast in atmosphere
that gleams with the freshness of the sea.
This in a few words is a picture of Mykonos, but any
description is not the reality. There is only one answer:
to go there, to see it for yourself, to form your own
opinion. At night the village is like a film set with
blazing lighting on the fashionable shops and fashionable
queens. It is crowded and pretentious and the sheer density
of gays is very off-putting – after all who goes
to a distant Greek Island for a holiday just to meet all
the people you want to get away from.
are a few beaches but be warned by those famous windmills
– there can be a vicious wind that will sandblast
you with the fine sand making sunbathing and snorkelling
impossible. On this island are some of the most pretentious
queens you will meet anywhere concentrating on wearing
the latest in swimwear and sunglasses more than anything
else. It is not difficult to find a gay bar or restaurant
or club on Mykonos just look around in the street and
follow the sunglasses, fashion and cologne.
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