Thursday, November 14, 2013

Mykonos town (Chora)


Chora Mykonos, Town or Chora: Chora Mykonos, called Chora by the locals, is a typical Cycladic village built amphitheatrically. It has whitewashed cubic houses with wooden coloured doors, windows and balconies, narrow streets forming a labyrinth, beautiful churches, lovely chapels and purple bougainvilleas contrasting with the bright white of the buildings walls. The heart of the city is closed to traffic during most of the day which make the walk among the labyrinth streets particularly agreeable, especially during early morning when the city is calmer for most of the people are at the beaches or still sleeping after a long night of clubbing. The main town can be traveled all on foot and beware that it is simply not practical to enter the main part of town on scooters/cars because of the narrowness of the lanes. During evening hours the main roads into town are blocked off. Numerous cafes, chic boutiques, souvenir shops and fine jeweleries are helping the visitor to enjoy its days in the beautiful capital of Mykonos. Worth seeing in Chora, or Chora Mykonos, is the church complex of Panagia Paraportiani which has been recognized as a national cultural monument and is a superb representation of Cycladic architecture. Those beautiful churches are located on the hill of the old Venetian castle (Kastro). Source: www.greeka.com
Chora Mykonos, Town or Chora: Chora Mykonos, called Chora by the locals, is a typical Cycladic village built amphitheatrically. It has whitewashed cubic houses with wooden coloured doors, windows and balconies, narrow streets forming a labyrinth, beautiful churches, lovely chapels and purple bougainvilleas contrasting with the bright white of the buildings walls. The heart of the city is closed to traffic during most of the day which make the walk among the labyrinth streets particularly agreeable, especially during early morning when the city is calmer for most of the people are at the beaches or still sleeping after a long night of clubbing. The main town can be traveled all on foot and beware that it is simply not practical to enter the main part of town on scooters/cars because of the narrowness of the lanes. During evening hours the main roads into town are blocked off. Numerous cafes, chic boutiques, souvenir shops and fine jeweleries are helping the visitor to enjoy its days in the beautiful capital of Mykonos. Worth seeing in Chora, or Chora Mykonos, is the church complex of Panagia Paraportiani which has been recognized as a national cultural monument and is a superb representation of Cycladic architecture. Those beautiful churches are located on the hill of the old Venetian castle (Kastro). Source: www.greeka.com
Mykonos town, also known as Chora, lies on the west coast of the island. This is a typical Cycladic place that fascinates tourists year by year with its narrow streets that resemble a labyrinth. Whitewashed houses with wooden doors and windows painted in vibrant shades of blue, green, red, purple, only add more to the charm of the city. But the biggest charmer is certainly Petros- pelican, the only real star and mascot of Mykonos! 
Streets are mostly closed to traffic which allows pleasant walks throughout the whole day. Chic boutiques with branded things, sweet souvenir shops, lovely churches, jewelry shops with a beautiful range of luxury pieces, numerous cafes, bars, restaurants and taverns- these are all the city's "attractions" that leave no one indifferent. But somehow for me the most attractive was that fascinating cosmopolitan energy caused by the mixture of tourists from the most diverse parts of the world, which in the narrow streets blend and move together in a joyful rhythm...
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Grad Mikonos, poznat i pod imenom Hora, lezi na zapadnoj obali ostrva. Ovo tipicno kikladsko mesto iz godine u godinu ocarava turiste svojim uskim ulicicama koje podsecaju na lavirint. Kuce okrecene u belo, sa ofarbanim drvenim vratima i prozorima u vibrirajucim nijansama plave, zelene, crvene, ljubicaste, samo pridodaju sarmu grada. Ali najveci sarmer je svakako Petros- pelikan koji je jedina prava zvezda i maskota Mikonosa!
Ulice su mahom zatvorene za saobracaj sto omogucava prijatnu setnju tokom citavog dana. Sik butici sa brendiranom robom, slatke prodavnice suvenira, ljupke crkvice, zlatare sa divnom ponudom luksuznog nakita, brojni kafici, barovi, restorani i taverne- sve su to "atrakcije" grada koje nikog ne ostavljaju ravnodusnim. Ali meni je nekako najprivlacnija ta fascinantna kosmopolitska energija prouzrokovana prisustvom turista iz najrazlicitijih delova sveta, koji se u setnji uskim ulicama stapaju i zajedno hodaju u veselom ritmu...






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6 comments:

  1. More great photography work by you, Jelena. As you probably know from my own blogging work, I am fond of both Mykonos and Santorini. I really appreciate reading this post. Well done! Take care and have a great day/night.

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    1. Thank you so much dear John!!! I do know you love both islands, and I do wish you to visit them very very soon!!!!!:)

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  2. Izuzetno lepe slike !!! <3 <3 <3


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  3. Such a beautiful town! Love all the little shops

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  4. Prelepo je, draga, i ti se savršeno uklapaš :)

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