Probably our warmest day in Mykonos today, a nice 27 degs. We headed to Elia beach on the south of the island. It was only 11.30am but had already reached it's maximum temp. We went for a refreshing swim for 20 mins or so but then decided to move on. Most of the beaches have bars with sun lounges & big straw umbrellas set up. These guys wanted €5 for each bed & we didn't really want to pay that. There was no other shade around so we jumped in the car & went around the point. Here we stopped at Kalo Livadi beach & found a nice group of trees on the beach we could shelter under a short way from the bars. We headed back in for another splash around & the water was warmer in this bay. It's funny how different beaches close together can have different temperatures. Tony & I paddled about 100-200 metres from shore. There are no currents & as the water is so salty you hardly have to swim to stay afloat. The salt does cling to you & makes you pretty sticky afterwards, but if you have some chips later you can just shake yourself next to them. We spent a few hours swimming in the sort of blue oceans you only get on islands before heading to the closest bar for a beer & late lunch. On inspecting the menu we noted that just a salad cost nearly €20. We laughed at them when they came to take our order & just had a few beers instead. It was then off home via a supermarket & had a nice, non ridiculously priced lunch at home. We relaxed for the afternoon before heading southwest to find a place for dinner. As it was 8.15pm & we were on the west side of the island, we found that the sun was close to the water & the sky was immaculately clear. On Paros we never got to experience great sunsets as a result of the haze in the air. But today the conditions were just right. We found a spot & watched over the next 15 minutes as the sun dipped below the horizon. Our scene was 2 islands with a single boat off in the distance, & the sun directly over the water. The colours seemed to change every minute. You often hear people describe the perfect sunset, well this was our moment. I can not think of ever being able to again see one so spectacular. You don't so much watch something like this, you actually breathe it in. Once it had disappeared, & we wiped the tears from our eyes, we finished our journey to the town of Ornos for a nice feed on the beach. Well we came out of our restaurant overfed, a little too much. As we loosened our belts & clutched our stomachs we returned home for a nice peaceful rest.