Mykonos is only a pip squeak of an island – one of the tiniest Greek islands we’ve visited (certainly in terms of thinks to see TBH).
But in order to reach some of the more remote, off the beaten track, beaches we opt once again for the king of small road warriors – the quad bike!!!
We’re heading to the South East of the island first. Stopping off first at Kalafati beach (see my previous post) we then head up a dirt track onto a tiny spit of land with a teeny harbour and pretty church.
Below is a remote, traditional little harbour side eatery – Markos Fish Tavern. Close to a tiny, tucked away sun spot – Divounia Beach
I love the colour combination of navy water, white boats and shades of yellow in the tangled fishing nets.
Naturally the hubby AKA the Easy Rider enjoys cruising around topless in order to complete the bronzing process.
However, safety conscious (AKA spoilsport) wifey demands full coverage, helmets and annoyingly squeaks if we so much as creep above 20mph!
The ‘smile’ below is partly because the wind has firmly stuck my lips to my teeth and partly through fear… so much for YOLO . .
Before we head out of Mykonos town we can’t avoid visiting one of the island’s most iconic sights – the line of windmills high above the town. *rubbish phone pics alert*
The windmills can be seen from every point of the village of Mykonos and are the first thing seen when coming into the harbour of Alefkandra.
There are currently 16 windmills on Mykonos of which seven are positioned on the landmark hill in Chora.
Most windmills face the North where the island’s climate sources its strongest winds over the largest part of the year.
Most of them were built by the Venetians in the 16th century, but their construction continued into the early 20th century. They were primarily used to mill wheat and were an important source of income for the inhabitants.
Their use gradually declined until they ceased production in the middle of the 20th century.