Mykonos | Greece

Mykonos was glamorous and crazy busy. It still had the Greek feel but also had a lot of different cuisines.

 

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The town was packed with people and shops. The shopping was fantastic with lots of Greek designers, but I would recommend trying to shop at smaller islands if you’re visiting them as well, the prices in Mykonos can be insane. It is also incredibly windy this time of year so if you go I also recommend bringing a light jacket!

 

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Mykonos beaches were fantastic. We found this little beach that was unorganised and only a handful of people were there.

 

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On the opposite side of the spectrum, there are the Mykonos beach clubs. We decided to treat ourselves one day and went to the Principote Beach Club. They have fantastic beach beds, food and drinks service and great music all day – it was a fantastic experience!

 

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The town also had some cool bars and restaurants with interesting decor!

 

Leah x

Milos | Sifnos | Folegandros | Santorini | Naxos + Paros | Mykonos

Naxos + Paros | Greece

Naxos

Naxos was beautiful – the biggest island of the Cyclades. The town reminded me of a little Athens and was bustling with Greeks on a mini vacation to the islands.

 

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The gate, ‘Portara’, which is thought to be the entrance to Apollo’s Temple is situated on a hill just outside of town and is beautiful to see at sunset.

 

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There is also a beautiful castle if you venture into the little alleyways in Chora.

 

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Naxos is a very barren island with beautiful blue water that is striking against the rocks.

 

Paros

Unfortunately I was a bit slack with taking photos in Paros but here is a bit of a taste of it.

 

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The main town Naoussa is lovely to walk around in at night. It has fantastic shopping, restaurants and places for dessert!

And if you’re looking for food other than Greek food the little hidden gem BuonVento is the best Italian restaurant I have ever been to (outside of Italy that is).

 

Leah x

Milos | Sifnos | Folegandros | Santorini | Naxos + Paros | Mykonos

Santorini | Greece

I stopped off in Santorini just for a few days and it was not at all what I had expected. It was relatively quiet and not as blue-domed as I had hoped – I found that Milos and Sifnos had more blue domes than Santorini!

 

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It was nice to visit Imerovigli and Oia which had a lot of little alleys to walk through. I also had to add a pic of a store I found that stocked Chiara Ferragni – I have never seen her stuff in person and was so happy when I did!

 

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The Red Beach was lovely to go and look at but it isn’t recommended that you swim there as the rocks from the cliff fall!

 

Leah x

Milos | Sifnos | Folegandros | Santorini | Naxos + Paros | Mykonos

Folegandros | Greece

Folegandros was a beautiful small island with a quaint little town and beaches scattered around the island.

 

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Chora was the main town on the island and it was packed with beautiful stores and restaurants. For an island with only 600 residents, it was one of the most interesting little towns I have visited so far!

 

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The beaches we frequently visited were Agkali beach and Agios Nikolaos which were connected by a little boat or alternatively, a little hike along the coast which was beautiful. There was a fantastic tavern in between that is definitely worth a visit!

 

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Another beach worth visiting is the tiny beach of Katergo which you can only get to by boat. They come about every hour so you can choose when to go and return! It was a tiny little beach with about 20 people scattered on the shore.

 

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Folegandros is known for its hilltop Church, which I had a beautiful view of from my hotel room!

 

Leah x

Milos | Sifnos | Folegandros | Santorini | Naxos + Paros | Mykonos

Sifnos | Greece

Next stop: Sifnos!

 

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I found Sifnos to be very quiet with not a great deal going on. But, you can find good night-life in Apollonia and a beautiful old-world city in Kastro.

 

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Kastro had a beautiful castle on top of a hill and a church that was almost out to sea.

 

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Sifnos is known for its beautiful pottery and ceramics and they were definitely unique!

 

Leah x

Milos | Sifnos | Folegandros | Santorini | Naxos + Paros | Mykonos

Milos | Greece

As part of my summer series, I thought I’d post some pics of the Greek islands I am visiting on my holiday.

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I am touring around the Cyclades and stopping off at a few of the islands in the area. My first stop was Milos.

 

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I stayed in the port town of Amadas and would highly recommend it if you’re coming to Milos. It has cute little shops and restaurants along the port and absolutely beautiful beaches across the island.

 

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The islands in the area can begin to look the same but each have something special about them. Milos is known for its beautiful beaches and has 41 beaches on the tiny island! Taking a boat out for the day was the perfect way to see a few of them!

 

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My favourite part was probably Sarakiniko, which is the classic Milos beach with the white rocks.

 

Stay tuned for more island photos!

Leah x

Milos | Sifnos | Folegandros | Santorini | Naxos + Paros | Mykonos

Travel Tips for Long Haul Flights

Coming into July in Australia, many people begin their migration to the north for warmer weather. So I thought I’d put together a little list of the things I do to make the long haul flights more manageable!

 

Bring a small bag of toiletries

When you’re flying for 20+ hours it always helps to have a little bag of your essential toiletries to freshen up during or between flights. My must haves in my carry on is a toothbrush and toothpaste (try and get the little travel pack), lip balm and face wash, or makeup wipes can be more convenient.

 

Pack snacks

Another thing I like to do is pack a few snacks for the trip. You never know when they will serve food or if it will be any good ย so I think a few snacks are always good to bring. Some of my snacks include muesli bars, chocolate and mini pretzels.

 

Wear flowy clothes

Wearing comfortable clothes is essential on long flights. While many people go with leggings – another great idea – I tend to go with more flowy pants for a more comfortable flight. I usually pair that with a t-shirt/long sleeved top and a jumper. And I always make sure to bring warm socks too!

 

Always pack an extra jumper

Planes are notoriously cold and it can be incredibly uncomfortable so I always try to bring an extra, cozy jumper just in case it’s a bit chilly!

 

Charge electronics whenever you can

While some planes have charger spots, a lot don’t and getting through a 10 hour flights without music or entertainment can be rough. So whenever there is an opportunity to charge my phone or laptop, I take it, whether it is on the plane or finding a charging spot in the airport.

 

I hope these tips make any flights you might take a bit easier!

Leah x