Benefiting from an airline strike

Day 31
Mykonos, Greece

Olympic Airlines employees wanted more benefits and higher wages. We wanted to get to Mykonos, our first destination in the Cyclades. This afternoon, our two interests clashed — and the flight we had booked here from Istanbul via Athens was canceled due to a strike.

We learned of a Sea Jets ferry that was leaving at 2:30 p.m., about an hour later than we had been scheduled to arrive in Mykonos. So, we hopped in a cab bound for the port of Rafina. After a 2-hour boat ride, the white-washed buildings of this island came into view and we were met for our transfer to the Mykonos Grand.

The friendly young lady who checked us in felt bad about our plight and offered to upgrade us to a suite with private pool. We happily obliged.

It doesn’t get better than this.




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