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TRAVEL | A Week in Mykonos - The Island of Dreams



Back in July, I spent a week in the beautiful Greek island Mykonos with my parents and sister. It was a week of relaxation, sun and good food. 



I had always wanted to go to Mykonos after I had seen pictures on Zoella's blog of her holiday on the island. It was just as picturesque as I expected; with its white houses, pink flowers, blue sea and sunsets, Mykonos is the island of dreams.

We stayed in The Residence Hotel, which was so amazing. The four of us had our own pool for the week, and we used it a lot because Mykonos is pretty hot! It wasn't too bad, the heat, since it was usually quite nice and breezy. Oh my, in the evenings though, the wind was crazy; I always had to tie my hair back in the evenings so it wouldn't get messed up! :D


MYKONOS TOWN
On one of our first days, we explored the main town of Mykonos. There's so many little short turns and paths; you could easily lose yourself in a cute, white, summery maze. There's lots of trees blooming with bright flowers, and adorable colourful stairs leading up to homes. The main colour scheme for a lot of places in Mykonos is blue and white, like the Greek flag.

After that afternoon of exploring, we returned quite often to Mykonos town in the evenings for meals out, and on our last full day I got vanilla ice cream with Oreo bits in the Trio Bambini ice cream parlour - so refreshing on that warm day! From one of the many souvenir shops in the town I bought a white and blue Mykonos beach bag - I love the simplicity of it.


THE EVENINGS AND THE FOOD
Evenings were windy, as mentioned, but they were peaceful. Sunsets were so scenic it was hard to believe they were real. After a day at the pool or beach, we would venture out to find a restaurant near our hotel if we weren't off to the town. We were really lucky with our finds - two places I particularly remember were Markos Tavern, a seafood restaurant where I got mussels, and Nesaea - where I had some delicious shrimp with gnocchi. Altogether, the restaurants we went to really gave us the overall taste of Mykonos.


THE BEACHES
We went to two beaches - the quiet one outside our hotel, Kalafatis, and the party-loud Kalo Livadi beach. I preferred Kalo Livadi over Kalafatis, simply because there was a huge slippy rock you had to walk on in the sea at Kalafatis (you can see that in the picture above), while it was just smooth, soft sand at Kalo Livadi - ahhh.

One of the moments I really cherish from my trip to Mykonos is floating and swimming around in the warm sea. At first, when getting in, its super cold, but in a nice, cooling way. I just didn't want to get out - I felt so relaxed each time I was in the sea.

We rented out sun beds for the two beach days, and it was very calming lying under the tweed / thatched / straw ?? umbrellas, listening to some Against the Current and Don Broco, I must say.


DAYS BY THE POOL
We spent most our time in sunny, hot Mykonos at our lovely pool. Messy bun, Triangl bikini Penney's dupe, reading material and good-smelling sunscreen and you have Jane on a pool day!

When not jumping into the pool and splashing around the place, I read my Jess Glynne issue of InStyle, which I read cover to cover; I listened to my summer playlist on my Spotify (Heathens on repeat); I read books on my Kindle - The Manifesto on How to Be Interesting by Holly Bourne (intense and amusing), Zenith by Sasha Alsberg and Lindsay Cummings (a short, action packed book by my fave BookTuber, Sasha!), and I started Insanity by Cameron Jace (Un. Real.); and during all that reading and jamming out, I always had some Piz Buin SPF 30 slapped on as that Piz Buin stuff smells amazing - seriously, I could sniff it all day.


I definitely experienced most of what Mykonos has to offer when I visited, and I wouldn't hesitate to visit again; I had such a wonderful week. Maybe next time I head to the Greek islands for a sun holiday I'll check out Santorini or Crete. 

Stay tuned for my thoughts on my three day trip to Athens!

6 comments:

  1. Nice post! It looks like you had a wonderful time in Mykonos, the photos look amazing.
    Róisín
    totallyro.blogspot.ie

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  2. It looks like you had a lovely time and all your outfits are so pretty! x

    Kate// katerosexo1.blogspot.com

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  3. AHHHHH, THIS POST IS SO BEAUTIFUL!!!

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