Was this the beginning of a beautiful friendship? We were standing on the tarmac at the airport in front of an idling private plane, but the person next to us wasn't Humphrey Bogart. We were with pilot Thanos Iordanis, just about to board his Piper Saratoga and take off from Mykonos to cruise through the skies over the Aegean. We'd got five friends with us (one had called shot-gun on the co-pilot's seat in the cockpit) and, of course, our new best friend Thanos, and would soon be touching down on Paros for a leisurely lunch, then scudding over to Syros for afternoon coffee and a stroll. Ready for take-off?


Mykonos Airport
Airport Road
5 September 2013