My mom is in Greece right now and I couldn’t go with her, so I thought I would reminisce on my trip there way back in 2009. These photos were taken on my Canon 40D, it is crazy how far cameras have come since then and how the difference of investing in better lenses improves your photography!
In July of 2009 we spent a week in Italy, traveling from Rome, to Florence and then to Venice. From Venice we took a week long Mediterranean Cruise which stopped in Athens, Mykonos and Split/Croatia. It was so nice to take a relaxing cruise after a busy trip in Italy. Mykonos was probably my favorite stops on the cruise. Our cruise was on The Royal Caribbean and it was so amazing! There weren’t a lot of tourists because of the economy crashing the year before, so we were a bit lucky with not having to fight the crowds!
We loved exploring the alleys in Mykonos Town, we kept getting separated from each other because once you turn the corner you are lost down another maze of small streets and alley ways. The city was constructed this way on purpose so that pirates would have a hard time invading. Everything is painted white and all of the doors and shutters are painted blue, red or yellow, so it made it tricky keeping your way. I could have photographed every little alley and colored door, as you can see by my photos. It was a photographers dream to get lost in this city. I loved all of the Bougainville, it is seriously one of my favorite flowers, the colors are so vibrant and beautiful.
The windmills were a must see, they are so well kept and they date back to the 16th century. There is a great little museum that you can visit as well.
The gyros were to die for! I still think about how delicious they were. With so many little kebab shops you can’t go wrong with choosing one!
One day I will get back to this beautiful Island, until then I will keep scrolling through my photos!