Postcards from Little Venice (Mykonos)

Watching the passing sceneries around the island of Mykonos on an ATV was a lot of fun. However, the blustery conditions were getting to me. But more than that, I was more than ready to explore the Little Venice area of the island, known to be the hotspot for shopping, eating and partying. I’ve read over and over in many articles I encountered while researching Mykonos that this island is known as the party central among the other islands. Unfortunately, we did not stay long enough to find out. In addition, clubbing isn’t my thing.

Fortune smiled at us when we only circled the block before we found a parking spot for the ATV. As we walked toward the center of Little Venice we passed by many cats along the side of the path, more cats underneath tables in restaurants happily coexisting with wide-smiled tourists.

The white-washed houses are so attractive with their colorful doors and windows and not just blue like Santorini, but red and green too. Thinking out loud – why did this spot earn the title Little Venice? Is it because of the colorful doors and windows? Why?

In Little Venice, many old houses have been converted to restaurants, bars and shops. Narrow alleys tempt the sense of exploration. The area is full of romance, in my opinion. Sure it’s touristy and even though there were two cruise ships visiting that day, it wasn’t crowded as one might expect.

While Oia in Santorini is awesome and outrageously beautiful, it did not ooze with the same charming friendly vibe that Little Venice had.

While walking around and getting, we managed to photograph churches, doors and windows, people, windmills, many cats as seen from previous post. Likewise we shopped for souvenirs and mailed a postcard for home, and more importantly sat down for a snack in a nondescript spot away from the touristy location where the patrons look more like locals and backpackers than cruisers. We noshed fried smelt (the whole time knowing we’d save the rest for the cats) and stuffed peppers in tomato sauce (I love stuffed peppers!) and had a taste of the local beer. As I was in the middle of the meal, I noticed a female backpacker pacing the front of the cafĂ©. She looked Filipino to me and was tempted to chat with her. But as usual my shyness took over and let the chance slide.

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  1. This Little Venice looks a nice place to visit. I like the beach front and the unique building of churches. The plate of fried fishes look interesting!

  2. An excellent series and capture of the picturesque buildings and your activities there.

  3. It's almost like being there!!

  4. I now feel bad at missing out on Mykonos. I didn't have a lot of time when I went to Greece. Tsk tsk. Next time I'll definitely visit. Love the cats and the white structures so like Santorini.

  5. What an awesome tour of Mykonos! It is beautiful there, my favorite are all the white/blue buildings and the windmills. Lovely images, enjoy your weekend!

  6. I regret of not visiting Mykonos while in Greece. Absolutely gorgeous. I love the windmills.

  7. Beautiful, I'm loving your posts of your travels. Amazing that two cruise ships could dock and not just ruin it for everybody.

  8. Thanks for sharing these fine images of Mykonos.

  9. What a beautiful place!

  10. Thanks for the visit! Enjoyed your shots.
    I'm here from Skywatch linkup :-) xo Jazzy Jack

  11. Great place to stay some time. The white buildings so close to the beach and the sea are wonderful.

  12. Ooh..mydream place !

  13. Hi! NIce collection of beautiful photos. I like both windmill's photos and White church's ones. Thanks for sharing.

  14. Hi! NIce collection of beautiful photos. I like both windmill's photos and White church's ones. Thanks for sharing.

  15. What a great vacation trip! I love how everything is so pure and white in the sun, with the blue sea and sky and splashes of bright color with the doors and other architectural touches. beautiful!

  16. Thanks for the cards from this beautiful spot! I've enjoyed your whole trip.

  17. it is soo beautiful with the sky and the houses. I wonder if, maybe, I would go there for a week :)

  18. Anothers series of great pictures!

  19. What beautiful images you have gathered! And what an interesting place to visit!


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