What to expect from Mykonos island when you visit it for the third time, a period in your life without any interest in party all night long?
I will tell you the truth. We all remember our frenetic holidays on Mykonos not only once but many times especially at winter stressful moments. Dancing on Super Paradise while sun is rising, magical moments, sun bathing on Elia beach while sipping a juicy cocktail, 12 points! But what happens with the rest of the island? Is it picturesque? Is there any tradition apart from hot clubs? I had the strong feeling to live on this island, to walk along all the narrow small streets among the white stoned houses, to find out from where all this energy comes. As strange as it may sound I wanted to stare the windmills alone, without anyone around me, to gaze the view from up there.
During my walk in Chora, I felt annoyed with myself for not having visited the Mykonian Folklore Museum which is situated in Castro, in an 18th century building. There are exposed traditional Cycladic sculptures, household items representing the interior of a 19th century middle class home.
Small road trip around the island guides us in Ano Mera on Mykonos Vioma. An organic farm based on the value of tradition. A promenade around the vineyard and the farm was blissful. We had the chance to taste traditional products of Mykonos along with the great hospitality of the farm’s people and I don’t want to forget our contact with the famous Giakoumi, the cute donkey.
48 hours on this cosmopolitan island were enough to understand that Mykonian vibes are so strong and the island’s aura is so smooth and for one more time I realized that you have to dig to find treasures.
Special thanks to my travel partner and amazing photographer Dionisis Koutsis for capturing Mykonos with purity for one more time.
Mykonian Folklore Museum is open from April till October from 16:30 – 20:30
Mykonos Vioma : Visitors are welcome every day after prior communication
words Sonia Farasopoulou
photos ©Dionisis Koutsis