On Day 2 of our honeymoon, we got to Mykonos. (Also read about our Day 1 and how to get to Mykonos 🙂) On disembarking at Fabrika, we took the left lane to the Windmills and Little Venice. (Read about how to get around in Mykonos here.)
Little Venice is exactly as its name suggests – a smaller version of Venice. (I’ve been to Venice, and this is nothing as impressive as the real deal!) We sat by the waters at Little Venice for a while and explored the souvenir shops in the area.
Little Venice is lined with popular restaurants offering great views all along the shore and snazzy music. It was early in the evening for us though, and we didn’t stop here for dinner.
We walked up the road and took the right bend toward the Windmills of Kato Milli. The windmills are an iconic feature of the island and were built mostly by the Venetians in the 1500s. They were used primarily to mill wheat owing to the gusty winds. These are non-operational today; one of them has been converted into a museum.
From here, we proceeded back to the Fabrika bus station and took the right lane into Mykonos Town. Mykonos Town is everything you think of when you think of Greece – charming, winding, cobbled paths dotted with white and blue houses garlanded by bright, creeping Bougainvilleas.
Quaint shops filled with clothes, shoes, bags, souvenirs and innumerable trinkets line these narrow streets. Note: We went in May and it was already too crowded. The throngs of shoppers in June and July are unimaginable, apparently. (I got a lucky break with this photo and it doesn’t truly represent the crowds we had to navigate here! Also, read about our little Mykonian adventure here.) You’ll also find restaurants here with great views of the Mediterranean sea.
If you walk all the way to the end of Mykonos Town, the path opens on to the seashore which offers a stunning view of the sunset over the Old Port of Mykonos. Post-sunset, we retraced our steps back to the bus station and boarded the bus back to Ornos. We ate dinner at our favorite haunt, Markos Falafel, just 2 mins away from our hotel and called it an early night.