Trip Start May 30, 2008
5Trip End Jun 16, 2008
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After a day at the beach, we would head into town to spend the evening and have dinner. It was everything we imagined the Greek islands to be - a maze of narrow cobblestone alleys lined with white washed buildings decorated with brightly coloured shutters, cafes and bars along the waterfront with sunset views (serving local beer for 7Euros - about $12!!), and all sorts of shops and boutiques selling everything from little trinkets to Rolex watches, with little churches in the midst of all the glitz and glamour.
After a couple of days of fun in the sun and sand, we made a daytrip to the nearby island of Delos, one of the most sacred of the ancient Greek Sites dating back to 800BC. Delos is considered the mythical birthplace of Apollo and Artemis and today serves as one of the most important archeological sites in Greece. This was our first lesson in Greek history which is complex and fascinating at the same time. We spent the day wandering among the ruins. Although the size of the city was large, the condition of the ruins weren't preserved too well - we've seen more impressive ruins in the ancient cities of Ephesus (Turkey) and Volubilis (Morocco).
We're a bit disappointed to leave Mykonos because of its amazing atmosphere but we're also excited to move onto Santorini for its beautiful landscape and views.