Just wanted to advise forum participants interested in viewing recent photos of Mykonos that I have uploaded pictures from our May 9 - 16 visit to Mykonos into my online Webshots photo album. There are several new albums of photos from the trip, including pictures of Mykonos Town, several of the popular beaches, and some of the archaelogical sites on Delos Island. There also is an album of photos from the Petasos hotel, which I posted a couple of weeks ago.
The link to the photos is: http://community.webshots.com/user/donnyb1507 , and the pictures can be viewed at any time.
Since our visit took place before the main tourist season began, Mykonos Town and the beaches were exceptionally quiet, which is why there are few, if any, people in many of the photos. On the afternoon we took one of the caiques (boat shuttles) to Super Paradise beach, for instance, there were fewer than 50 people on the entire beach. In some of the photos, you can see that umbrellas and sunbeds had not even been set up yet for the summer crowds. Meanwhile, on some of the afternoons and early evenings when we walked through Mykonos Town, many of the streets were empty, while there were always plenty of prime seats available at the seaside bars in Little Venice for cocktails and sunset viewing. A lot of the streets in Town were quiet because many bars, tavernas and shops had not yet opened for the summer, while staff at others were painting, cleaning and doing other preparations for a late May opening.
Although the daytime weather was comfortably warm (with temperatures in the low 20s C, and mainly sunny skies with frequent cloudy periods), it was quite windy on some days and the sea was still too cool for most people to enjoy swimming or even to take just a quick dip.
Nevertheless, it was a perfect time to visit the island -- no crowds to contend with, except during the occasional bus ride from Platis Gialos to Mykonos Town!
I will soon be adding photos from our visit to Naxos, but in the meantime pictures from our 2004 and 2005 visits to Mykonos and other Cycladic islands can still be viewed on Webshots.