The beautiful and ancient Greek island of Mykonos rests in the middle of the Aegean Sea and is a visitor’s paradise with quiet streets by day followed by lively nightlife. Its nickname is “island of the winds,” which is borne out by the picturesque windmills found all over the countryside. They even appear in the main town of Chora, as seen here at sunset.
Today the windmills no longer grind grain. Instead they have been converted into lovely homes or small museums frequented by the island’s many visitors each summer. Its hilltops can be windy at 1100 feet of elevation, but they slope down to warm beaches on the sea. With Greek food and Greek music, it is an idyllic place.