HOTEL ZORZIZ MYKONOS GREECE

Zorzis Hotel Mykonos Greece
BY DEBRA CHMELINA
OIL ON CANVAS
16x12
$1,200


My husband and I visited the Greek island of Mykonos last summer. I took a lot of pictures as we wandered through the streets enclosed in a labyrinth of bright white walls. Shops, stairways to quaint eateries and charming hotels such as this one accommodate the narrow streets. Brilliantly colored balconies spill over with bougainvillea as the sun filters through leaving shadows to rest upon the winding streets of Mykonos. It was impossible not to get lost in the pathways and enamored by the magnetism of Mykonos. Zorziz is just one of the lovely hotels on the island, but I chose this one to paint because of its unique wrought iron balconies, light green shutters, and towering round awnings. This family owned hotel is housed in a 16th century stone building with its owners dating back hundreds of years. My painting does not do justice to the elegant decor that can only be appreciated as you enter the building through its marble threshold and take in its warm and inviting ambiance and attention to details throughout. I hope my painting will give you some idea of what to expect ‘unexpectedly’ on this tiny Greek island in the Mediterranean sea should you ever be fortunate to visit it.

 

The Greek Zorzis Hotel of Mykonos Work in Progress can be viewed with music. Just turn on your speakers.



       
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Information Iabout Mykonos

Mykonos' main communities are Chora, the island's port town and capital, and Ano Mera. Mykonos Town (Chora) is a stunningly picturesque Cycladic (Greek) town with a maze of tiny streets and whitewashed steps lanes, houses and churches, gathered around its harbour in the middle of a wide bay. Mykopnos It is one of the most cosmopolitan and crowded towns of the Aegean. Although the streets are lined with little shops, boutiques, art galleries, cafes, stylish bars and restaurants, Mykonos Town has not completely lost its identity. Despite the island’s rapid growth and development, it’s traditional Cycladic architectural style and character has remained firmly intact, thanks to the Mykonos island’s strict building regulations. Ano Mera is a small village on the middle of the island, and the only inland settlement on the whole of Mykonos, about 7 km east of Mykonos Town. Ano Mera is based around a large central square, which is lined on three sides by a series of Greek tavernas. The monastery of Panagia Tourliani, founded in 1542, is Ano Mera's most significant highlight.

Other small communities include:

Agios Ioannis is a small Greek settlement with two taverns, one restaurant and one tiny store. Agios Ioannis is famous as the location for the movie "Shirley Valentine". Agios Stefanos with many hotels, good restaurants, taverns and cafes. Platys Gialos is aone popular tourist Greek resort where small fishing boats transport tourists to the southern beaches of Mykonos. Ornos with several choices for staying, food and drink, and a well organized Greek food market with a butcher's shop, bakery, super market and a pharmacy.

Tourlos is where most of the cruise ships dock, private yachts and fishing boats use the Greek marina and the port receives some of the ferries coming from the mainland or other Greek islands.

                                                                              
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