Monthly Archives: January 2018


A Walk Through Chora, Mykonos, Greece. We began our walk through Chora, the major city of Mykonos, about 3:30 in the afternoon. The bus had to be parked outside of the main town area so we walked along the shore … Continue reading

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Mykonos Harbour

Mykonos Harbours There are two Mykonos ports. The new one is at Tourlos, a little north of the Old Port of Mykonos City.  The cruise ships and Ferry ships dock at the new harbour which is about two kilometres from … Continue reading

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Ano Mera

Panagia Tourliani Monastery in Ano Mera In the centre of the island of Mykonos, about 8 kilometres east from the main town is a lovely little village that has grown up around a monastery that was built in 1542 and dedicated to … Continue reading

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Mykonos Port

Tourists on Cruise Ships are Welcome Tourism is a big part of the economy of Mykonos so they have built a modern port for cruise ships to dock and disembark passengers. Luxury tour buses are ready to transport them around the … Continue reading

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Kalafatis beach on Mykonos Island For a more quiet beach experience away from the commercial centre, this beach on the southeast corner of Mykonos island may be just what you are looking for. When the winds are blowing it is a good … Continue reading

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Istanbul 2

Views from the streets of Istanbul There are many ways to travel around the city of Istanbul. Modern electric streetcars seem out of place in the older style homes. There are other ways around such as the tour bus I … Continue reading

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Istanbul from the Bosphorus The Bosphorus Strait connects the Black Sea to the Marmara Sea. The Dardanelles is the strait that links the Marmara Sea to the Aegean Sea. These two straits are part of the boundary between Europe and … Continue reading

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Blue Mosque

Sultan Ahmed Camii The Sultan Ahmed Mosque, in Istanbul Turkey, is just over 400 years old. Situated a short walk from the Agia Sophia mosque, it borrows some features of the older mosque. It is one of only three mosques in Turkey to … Continue reading

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Topkapi Palace Museum Overlooking the Golden Horn, where the Bosphorus Strait meets the Marmara Sea, this seaside palace, the Ottomans called “The Palace of Felicity”, is now a museum containing the Mint and the Imperial Treasury.  Originally called the Sultan’s New Palace, and later changed … Continue reading

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Hagia Sophia

Hagia Sophia in Istanbul Turkey The name means Holy Wisdom. Built in only 6 years, 532 to 537, it was the largest Christian Cathedral in Constantinople.  Previously two other churches by the same name were built on the same space but had … Continue reading

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