WELCOME TO MYKONOS, GREECE
These are the dinner menus from Waterside.
We ordered from the Waterside menu.
We began the meal with starter salads of mixed greens accompanied with Cucumber, Hearts of Palm and Avocado.
For our main course we went with the fresh Swordfish. Once again, this was an excellent choice. It was moist and just and delicious entree.
We left room for leftover cake from last night. More is left for our final meal on Friday night.
We departed at 10:00 PM last evening for our short ride to Mykonos, Greece.
We slept well and began our final full day on-board Serenity as we always do. An early morning workout for Keith followed by Coffee and Breakfast in our room.
On our first visit to Mykonos in 2014 we anchored off the island. This is ideal as the tender takes you to an area close to the city. We are docked this time around. A shuttle was provided to take guests to and from town. The shuttle drop is about a 10 minute to the town center. A Regent ship was anchored off Mykonos.
Mykonos has a population of 10,000 residents. It is a former 18th century area used by pirates. Today is is a resort with beaches, hotels, restaurants, cafes and taverns. Its winding streets contain domed churches and whitewashed houses and domed churches.
It is one of a group of Greek islands in the Aegean Sea. It draws visitors from around the world because of its beautiful beaches, beautiful villages and its nearby major archaeological site on the island of Delos.
Major attractions include:
Little Venice which is characterized by the colors of the houses.
Xenia Windmills which are built in a row looking to the sea. Mykonos is known for its windmills which date back to the 16th century.
Paraportiani Church is the most famous of the many churches located in Mykonos.
Archaeological Museum which was built in 1902 and houses finds from the Purificatio0n Pit of 426/5 B.C. which were discovered in 1898.
Island of Delos which was known by the Olympian Greeks as being the birth place of Apollo and Artemis.
After the ship was cleared Keith went off to walk around. He tried to walk into town but at one point the sidewalk ended and he would have had to walk on a two lane road which at times has no shoulder. Another option was to take a water taxi over to the old town.
Shortly after returning to the ship Keith took the shuttle into town. The drive took less than 10 minutes. Keith walked the old town. He revisited areas he had seen in 2014. He also found the residential areas. Most of them are on the side streets and you walk up the steps to get to them.
Many of the streets where the shops/restaurants/hotels are located are very narrow. Only one vehicle can go in one direction at any given time. As a pedestrian you have to stand close to the wall or quickly go into a store as there is no room for the vehicle to fit without possibly running over your feet.
The weather was terrific. Keiths saw guests from Crystal and Regent on their respective cruise line walking tours.
He visited a couple of churches.
We enjoyed our final afternoon on the ship. This included lunch at Marketplace followed by Keith's last set of Paddle Tennis games of the cruise. Anne Marie walked and finished up most of the final packing.
We have enjoyed an amazing adventure on Crystal Serenity with the outstanding members of Team Crystal Serenity and many fellow guests we have sailed with.
We will post tomorrow.
Stay tuned for our time in Vienna followed by our first River Cruise on-board Crystal Mozart.
Below is the daily Reflections program for today.
Anne Marie & Keith