Week 11
Week 11

Wednesday, June 3rd

Sites Visited: Mykonos Archaeological Museum

Where did we stay tonight?: Mykonos

Leaders: Jerry Guo and Chris Johnson

 

The odyssey of the Dartmouth Classics FSP continued today with (surprise, surprise) more travel. And what better way to travel than by ship, the noblest form of transportation after the quadriga. Like long-suffering Odysseus, seed of Zeus and sacker of cities, we set sail from the island we were marooned on; farewell to beautiful Naxos, land of colossal kouroi and Mexican food.

And what was our destination? The pirate (tourist) haven of Mykonos! We pulled into port around noon, and we immediately set off in search of the Mykonos Archaeological Museum. Three kilometers and 30 minutes of wandering through the winding streets of the town later, we arrived at the museum and proceeded to do presentations on various pieces of art. Highlight: musical shaker/tongue scraper.

After the museum we were given a couple hours off, and some chose to go to the beach, some chose to lounge in the hotel pool, and some chose to explore the touristy desolation of the island. We reconvened in the evening for an Odyssey discussion group and finished the day around 10pm. Tomorrow: the last Cycladic island and site of our FSP, Syros. 

 

 

Harbor at Mykonos

Harbor at Mykonos

 

The Mykonos Archaeological Museum's greatest treasure

The Mykonos Archaeological Museum's greatest treasure

 

Hotel pool!

Hotel pool!

Sunset at Mykonos

Sunset at Mykonos

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