Mykonos, Day 1

The next morning, we had an early ferry to catch to Mykonos.  The ferry was ice cold so I had to change immediately (fortunately, I had picked up a sweater in Athens).  There wasn’t much to see during the ferry ride and I was getting restless by hour three but, luckily, our ferry arrived in Mykonos not long after that.  I was unsure how to get to Mykonos Town after we got off the ferry (I had read during the ferry ride that there are few taxis in Mykonos) but, fortunately, I saw a bus that people were boarding shortly afterward.  The bus deposited us at a parking lot on the outskirts of town and we lugged our luggage through the narrow streets of Mykonos Town in search of our hotel.  Our room wasn’t ready when we arrived so we took the time to explore a little, checked in, and then went to get lunch.  We shared a salad and spinach fritters and I ordered octopus with pasta while Adam ordered grilled oct0pus.  Unfortunately, Adam’s octopus was overcooked but we enjoyed the ocean breezes as we ate.

We soon learned that Mykonos Town is quite small–we arrived around 1:00 and by 5:00 or so, we had explored nearly all of Mykonos Town, including its famed windmills.  We went to Kounelas Fish Tavern for dinner noting with amusement the names of the drinks at the nearby Skandinavian Bar.  I wasn’t sure which fish to pick from their catch of the day drawers so I went with the red snapper while Adam went with the swordfish.  We ordered a few mezes and dug in.  The red snapper, I learned, wasn’t the best choice when it comes to fish but it was still good and we both enjoyed the swordfish.  Unbeknownst to me, Adam managed to consume a lot of wine and it took us a while to find our way back to our hotel through Mykonos Town’s now packed labyrinth streets.

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