Tourist Place in Greece part 2

 Mykonos Island Footpaths

The next morning, after breakfast, we went out to see the footpath located in the main city. The main town is called the town center or chora. There was a small bus stop in front of the resort with very convenient bus service from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., every half hour to the main town. The main town was about 15 minutes away from the resort.

Pleasing Paths of Mykonos Island

The country of Greece is very famous for its foot routes. In each of its cities you will find footpaths. These footpaths are usually the ancient parts of the city where many types of sightseeing and activities are available, such as special shops, homes, cafes, gift houses, specialty restaurants, art galleries etc. These roads are so narrow that driving is not allowed in them. You must have guessed from this word that we can walk only on foot in these streets.

In Athens also we took a walk on these foot-paths. The footpath area of ​​Athens is called 'Monastiraki'. The 'Monastiraki' of Athens was a little different. It was more like the old market of a town with shops selling clothing, souvenirs and other typical items, local food and drink shops and bargain shops. These shops did not have any uniqueness or aesthetics. On the contrary, these abuses were very crowded.


We had read about the footpaths of Mykonos and also saw some pictures. As we entered Chora village through a street, we got our first glimpse of the beauty of this area. We felt that we were entering a different world. The element that first caught our attention was the unique combination of pure white, blue and pink colors. There were small square houses, mostly of two floors. Their walls were clean shining white in colour. Their windows and doors were of bright blue colour. The narrow footpaths constructed by laying stones were also of clean fresh white color. Invariably every house was covered with bougainvillea vines, which were covered with bright pink flowers.

The structures of the houses appeared to be ancient but were best maintained inside and outside. Some houses were inhabited by people, while many houses had shops, cafes and art galleries. When we started walking in these streets, we realized that the village we are roaming in is nothing less than a huge maze.

Attractive Shops

Walking through the narrow streets, we saw a number of uniquely expensive shops selling high quality ready-made garments, a wide variety of footwear, cosmetics, jewellery, dry fruits and souvenirs. Although most of these items were of high quality, we were particularly attracted to ready-made garments made of soft Greek-cotton fabric and some Greek souvenirs. We did some shopping for us and our loved ones.

Art Galleries of Mykonos

While walking the footpaths of Mykonos caught our attention by the art galleries located here. Almost every street had at least one art gallery. A feature of these art galleries was that they were all privately owned galleries containing collections of artefacts collected by their masters themselves. We saw artifacts from different art fields here. I really liked a sentiment of the owners of these museums. He himself was present in the museum and was describing to us in detail about his collection. His conduct was very intimate. You must be thinking that we would have charged a hefty entry fee. No! These galleries are open to all and no entry fee is charged.

Mykonos windmills

While walking through the streets of Mykonos, we kept on judging the direction of the cold wind coming from the sea and kept our face in that direction. This plan of ours succeeded in taking us across this maze. As soon as we came out, we were standing in front of the bottomless sea. As we turned our gaze to the left, we could see the famous windmills of this island. The bases of all these windmills were circular. Painted in bright white, these mills had conical roofs, small windows and doors painted in blue. Here too there was a breathtaking view of the blending of white and blue colors. The doors of all the mills were closed. So we could not see him from inside. We were told that these mills were not in working condition. Now these are only visible objects.

One of these windmills has now been converted into a small museum.

We were told that there are a total of 16 windmills in Mykonos, of which 7 are on this Chora hill. These mills built by the Venetians were mainly used for grinding wheat and barley. 20th. From the middle of the century their use began to decline and eventually they stopped completely.

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