Our first Greek port, Mykonos, is today. The Jewel of the Seas was arriving at the island about when the dining room opened at 7 am.
No pictures but Steve enjoyed Eggs Benedict and I had fried eggs with corned beef hash. After breakfast we headed to the room. I wanted to take advantage of the laundry special today before packing up to meet our excursion.
Mykonos Shore Excursion
The excursion left the theatre right on time at 9:15 am. We We were walked off the ship as a group and transferred to our tour guide who took our tickets and then walked us to the bus a very short distance away. The bus only had a couple of empty seats and off we went on the scenic 20 minute drive.
We learned the churches with the red roofs indicated someone who farmed and the green roof indicated a fisherman. I have no idea why so many little churches.
About when I was tired of the turns, we could see the beach.
At the beach, there were several beach clubs with their own separate lounger area, but we just stayed at the one with the biggest restaurant, Elia.
It was 30 euros for two loungers and the loosely thatched umbrella.
They had a menu in the box attached and a button to summon the server whenever you wanted to order.
They take payment for the loungers right away; it can’t be added to a tab. The beach was very scenic but the water was cold; San Diego cold.
I did go in to my neck once to say I did it although Steve went in a couple of times.
We ordered food a couple of times. I got Greek yogurt with fruit, nuts, honey, oats which was fantastic.
It was not sour at all like yogurt in the US. Steve had Mexican beer, Sol.
We then split a club sandwich with fries which was tasty.
We were there exactly three hours and it was perfect amount of time. The restaurant would have been nice to sit in to eat as well.
They had the nicest beach restrooms I have ever used.
There was an attendant to keep things nice and clean between uses.
A couple of people had to be hunted down by the guide at the end but it only held us up about 10 minutes.
The ride was just as scenic on the return and we were back on board at 1:45 or so.
We headed to the windjammer and had a little more lunch before going to the pool to spend time in the jacuzzi.
It was windy and the water wasn’t warm so we went to the solarium where we couldn’t find two seats and enjoyed the pool before going to our cabin to nap.
After resting, we got ready for dinner at Chops Grille. Details on that experience will be in a separate post. After dinner we attended the top tier past guest party in the Safari Club.
There were plenty of waiters so we could order drinks or take what they had already poured.
I enjoyed the entertainment and have to say the life guard manager was pretty talented! There was the usual recognition of the most sailed guests and after the captain said a few words we had more music. It was nice having the officers greet everyone going in and going out!
After that we headed to the room and found this guy waiting.
Below is the shopping map of Mykonos. We didn’t get to visit the town so will have to come back again some day.
Here is the Mykonos port tips (click for the full PDF).
Here’s today’s daily compass (click for the full PDF).
The daily offers (click for the full PDF).
If you missed the other parts of the recap the links are below.
Next Vacation: Greek Isles Cruise
Port Plans for Greek Isles Cruise
Jewel of the Seas: Pre-Cruise Travel Day
Jewel of the Seas: Italy at Last
Hotel San Giorgio
Pre-Cruise Day in Civitavecchia
Jewel of the Seas: Embarkation
Jewel of the Seas: Messina, Savoca and Castelmola
Jewel of the Seas: Taormina and Messina
Jewel of the Seas: Sea Day 1
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