Last night we had dinner outside and there was a definite chill in the air. As we finished it started to rain. Oh dear, its seems as if the sun is setting on summer. A few weeks ago, in anticipation of the inevitable end of summer, we went to one of our favorite Greek Isles - Mykonos. It's super easy to get to - a short, direct flight from London.
Mykonos style is to sleep away the morning and have a light breakfast around noon. Then it's off to the beach to sun yourself all afternoon long, till at least six in the evening. When the heat gets to be too much to bare, cooling yourself off in the clear Mediterranean waters is the best option.
The traditional Greek is always welcome - juicy, fragrant tomatoes, sliced peppers and red onion, cucumber, capers and olives, real Greek feta sprinkled with local, dried herbs, and grilled pita...
The best way to travel the island is by scooter. The island is just a few kilometers across and a small scooter ensures that you can get to some beaches not accessible by car. Do not rely on the buses - they rarely come, if at all. These amazing votive chapels with bright red or blue domed roofs pepper the island.
The buildings in Mykonos are stone and whitewashed to keep cool and square with flat roofs to protect them from the gusty winds. Mykonos Town does not go the bed until very, very late. Dinner is eaten well past ten, shops are open all evening long, and I've never made it to closing time for any of the clubs.