I hope you have enjoyed following the adventures of our intrepid band of 23 on our Footsteps of Paul trip. We certainly had a wonderful time.
Today we left Athens early in the morning for Piraeus and set sail into the Aegean Sea. In the afternoon we arrived at our first island: Mykonos (also spelled Myconos), which belongs to the group of the Cyclades. The mountainous island of Mykonos has about 400 churches. The main city consists of picturesque white houses and the island’s trademarks: the charming windmills. The place has a unique architecture of Byzantine and Western characteristics and will simply enchant you. Must “sees” include the Cathedral on the main square as well as the many boutiques and taverns along tiny paved streets. Mykonos combines in a unique way the luxuriant and sophisticated lifestyle with the simple and yet charming life of a Cycladic Island.
We returned to the ship for a late evening meal and got underway for Kusadasi, Turkey, from where we would tour Ephesus in the morning. We will review that in Part Six – stay tuned!