In September, Sam took me away to the beautiful Mykonos for my 32nd birthday. I wasn’t really expecting to go abroad this year, so it was a wonderful gesture. He is the sweetest and most doting man. What a way to celebrate! This is more of a photo diary than anything but you can find snippets about our trip below.
An easy-going break
As we’ve both got a lot going on, I wanted it to be more relaxed than our usual busy getaways. But saying that, we still managed to do loads of exploring, walking and sightseeing! We also went on a boat trip to World Heritage Site, Delos, and hired a quad bike to travel around the island so it wasn’t completely chilled!
With its bright white buildings, sparkling blue sea and turquoise skies, Mykonos is every bit the picturesque island you’d imagine. Coloured wooden doors, stunning churches, pretty chapels and purple bougainvilleas make it all the more beautiful. While chic cafes, designer boutiques and fine jewellery shops line the cobbled streets and add to the decadence.
A chic getaway
It is an undeniably chic and upscale destination, attracting a diverse and outgoing crowd. It reminds me very much of Ibiza (with a more sophisticated vibe) and even though I’ve never been, I expect Marbella is similar. Think luxury, glamour and style! Plus, if you want to party, Paradise Beach is the place to be. It’s not our scene but if you like that sort of thing, it’s perfect!
And if you’re a foodie like me, it’s heaven! Fresh seafood, olive oil, Greek salad, feta cheese and baklava were my staples. We ate in so many different restaurants but I highly recommend Kastros in Little Venice and Kounelas Fish Tavern, which was so good we went back twice! I can’t stop thinking about the coconut syrup cake I had at our hotel either. Mykonos View, can you please send to Wales?
Would I go back to Mykonos? Absolutely! For me, it was a delightful introduction to Greece. I loved the people (so hospitable), the cosmopolitan atmosphere and the sheer beauty. Everywhere we went was just so pretty! I’d take a few more layers next time as it was very windy/cold at night but it wouldn’t stop me from going back again during the cooler autumn months. I’d just pack better! It’s definitely made me want to explore more of Greece, the question is: which island next?