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The Hungry Nomad: Live the Myth in Greece-Part I (Mykonos & Paros, Greece)

June 8, 2011

Live the Myth in Greece-Part I (Mykonos & Paros, Greece)

Yiassou Readers, 

Todays post is dedicated to Greece (Ελλάδα). I hope you enjoy. 

In a different life I found myself spending endless summer nights and hot summer days in Greece. Oh greece (sigh)s'aga po. When I lived in Switzerland, there was a tourism commercial advertising travel to Greece. Its motto was "Live the myth in Greece"...and I am happy that I got to live my myth in Greece. For as soon as I stepped into this land of the gods everything about it seemed magical and mythical.  It felt like a really great dream...the ones you don't want to wake up from.  From the beauty and history of Athens to the charm and mouth-dropping scenery of the islands...Greece really offers it all. 

This blog post is dedicated to Mykonos and Paros. Better known as the cosmopolitan party island, Mykonos has everything to offer from amazing beaches  to great night life and lets not mention the food which also deserves its own post. Mykonos is a great example of unique Cycladic architecture set around a picturesque fishing-village bay. Totally whitewashed organic cube-like buildings fit closely together to form a kind of haphazard maze of narrow alley ways and streets. The earth colors of the bare hills which surround the town's  whiteness is set between the aura of an incredibly blue sky and even deeper blue sparkling sea. Its many well preserved windmills and hundreds of tiny red-roofed churches adds a flavor of culture and custom to the scene, enhanced even further by many museums and the historical ancient site of Delos. Together with being friendly and open people, the locals have a healthy understanding of what it means to have a good time. Put this together with all the island's other qualities and it is no wonder Mykonos has been often named "the jewel" of the Aegean Sea.

As summer approaches I can't stop thinking of Greece, greek food, greek music and the magic of the greek islands. And I secretly pray to the greek gods to return me to the land of magic...but for now I can only dream as I sit behind my computer. If you haven't already make sure you live your own myth in Greece.

Fields of wheat and a secluded beach in Paros
Field of Dreams- Paros

Fisherman's boats in Paros

Volcanic formations at the beach in Paros(one of my favorites) 
The famous windmills in Mykonos

The famous Mykonos Pelican

The local papoos

View from my patio

Room with a view

My dream summer home perched over a cliff leading to a beautiful secluded beach with crystal blue water

All those balconies are amazing bars and clubs

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