Following on with our bonus week in the tiny, scorching island of Mykonos. We’re off to the island’s most famous claim to fame – The Shirley Valentine beach.
The beach and restaurant made famous by the 1980s films is actually located at Agios Ioannis.
This is a tiny beach town about a 15 minute drive from Mykonos Town and a half hour walk from Ornos where we were based.
While the taverna where Shirley falls in love with Greece, and life itself, might be long gone – replaced by Hippie Fish, a much more upscale and expensive restaurant – the gorgeous beach remains.
The beach got pretty busy with sun worshippers and falls foul to the eye wateringly expensive sun bed prices that blight this island.
But gaining a little perspective on the bay still allows you to appreciate the views that Shirley came to love.
Next up we’re heading on past the edge of the beach to see Άγιος Ιωάννης (San Giovanni) a tiny church.