After another tender to shore, many day tours were available through local vendors and the cruise company. On other cruises, we’ve taken “hop on hop off” bus tours in ports, but we didn’t see too many of those (none) on this trip.
Many religious icons are packed into churches and monasteries. Along with their faith life, we were told that the mascot of Mykonos is a pelican, so some tourists set about to search for the pelican. After wandering around for a long time looking for a good lunch place, then finding one, who is hanging out in the doorway to the restaurant after the meal is ordered, but the pelican? Waiters walked around the pelican as they entered and exited the restaurant kitchen. In order to get to the customer restroom, you have to pass near the kitchen, and exactly past the pelican, who is apparently supervising the cooks!
I could have spent several days on Mykonos, finding it beautiful and more relaxing than Santorini. Maybe if I had traveled beyond the capital city of Fira on Santorini, I might feel differently (it could be more relaxing there, too). Gee whiz, maybe I’ll have to go back to both places for a few days each, to re-test which island I like better!