Mykonos is famous for being a gay-friendly party island with beautiful beaches, so we immediately fell in love with the laid back, open-minded vibe here. There are quite a few nice beaches to choose from on this island, so to start, we opted for one of the most popular, Super Paradise. It's an organized beach with all the comforts necessary for full vacay mode: comfy loungers, beachside service with good food and any frozen drink you could imagine, an array of water sports, a clothing optional policy, and beautiful people. We caught the private Super Paradise bus from Mykonos for the 20 minute ride to our beach du jour. We were one of two straight couples on the whole bus, and it was fabulous! Snagging a spot on the front row of the strand is key, and only costs €10 more for the whole day than a seat farther back, so this is obviously what we did. 😎
Hirsh is in the middle with his arms raised, and check out the guy fly boarding in the distance!
We stayed at the beach from 10:30am-6:00pm, and left when the twerking dancers appeared and the beach party was really cranking up. They start turning up the music and the debauchery at 4:30pm and it keeps going until at least 4am. We're too old for that mess. Instead, we bussed back to the main town and caught another beautiful sunset, this time from the island's famous windmills.
Tonight's dinner was at a restaurant that piqued our interest when we wandered by it the night before. Avra is a special place, beautifully tucked away in the middle of town under a canopy of bougainvillea. The food and service were both wonderful. For an appetizer we shared the Sesame Feta, which consists of feta cheese wrapped in soft pastry, deep fried and covered with sesame seeds and served with rose petal jelly. For the mains, Hirsh had Penne with Spinach and Sesame, while Sarah had Chicken Oriental. Delish!