Mkkonos is Amazing!

Writing and Travel


I used to live on the Greek island of Mykonos, many years ago when it was still relatively undiscovered by backpackers – mainly because it was one of the most expensive islands to stay on. Then, in the early 1980s it was a haven for gay men who had a good income and who lived to party on the island. The islanders learned to be tolerant to foreigners and they were their livelihood. Mykonos has changed a lot since those days, and not all changes have been for the better.

These days you can stay at the “camping” site on Paradise Beach which used to have nothing on it except people sunbathing nude (at a time when this was frowned on in other places in Greece) and one stall where you could buy drinks and snacks. Now it is heaving with almost clad tourists, both foreigners and the nouveau…

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