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Hidden treasures of Mykonos

Summer in the Cycladic Islands - Part 1

Story by Fabien Bazanegue August 31st, 2017

Forget all you know about Mykonos. Forget the noisy beaches. Forget the crowded streets and follow me into the narrow streets of Mykonos City.

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The most convenient way to drive in the narrow streets of Mykonos

Avoid the crowd

First advice if you want to avoid the crowd: get there early, especially in summer. Once you approach 11/11.30 am it's too late. You will have missed the tranquility.

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Get Lost

Second advice: get lost. Don't be afraid to stroll around. Turn left, turn right whatever you feel. Mykonos town is not that big, you will for sure find your way back.

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WHITE, WHITE WHITE AND BLUE

Mykonos City is the typical Cycladic village with all its white houses, colored doors and windows. Wherever you go you feel like being into a postcard ! There are so many lovely details to shoot, it's like paradise for a travel photographer.

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Windmills

Most probably the most renowned place of Mykonos. Whatever the time you get there, you'll always find a bunch of people taking photos or selfies. If you want to shoot the windmills with the less people on your pictures you will have to be smart and be creative ;)

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wild cats

For sure, Mykonos is not an exception you will find wild cats everywhere

One of the numerous wild cats you will encounter when in Greece

Sunset

Living a sunset at Mykonos Windmills is an experience of a lifetime, but you'd better not imagine to be the only one to want to experience it. During summer, the place is simply overcrowded at sunset time. So, be patient, plan carefully your shots and (once again) be creative.

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Little venice

A few steps down the Windmills hill, you will find Little Venice. This part of Mykonos City gets its name only because a few houses are directly over the sea. Do not imagine you will see canals and gondolas there, you would be disappointed.

Anyway, this place is quite charming and is a great spot to have a break and a drink on one of the little terraces of the cafés.

To be noted, it's also one of the best location (with the windmills hill) to admire the sunset.

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Agios Sistos

North shore of Mykonos Island, Agios Sistos is a lovely an quiet beach. No sun beds or sun umbrellas, neither loud music here, only a natural sandy beach where you can get tanned quietly.

If you are in the area for lunch time, do not miss Kiki's Tavern. For sure you will have to wait as they do not take any reservations but your patience will be rewarded with delicious greek specialties. Tsatsiki, grilled squids of fishes, greek salads, etc... all the genuine greek cuisine is there !

Yummy!

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That's it for Mykonos. Next stop: Amorgos, the island of "The Big Blue".

Footnote: All photos taken with a Fujifilm X-T2 and a 16-55mm lense.
Mykonos, Greece