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 | Athens

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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 | Athens

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 | Athens

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 | Athens

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 | Athens