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

Light + Flowy

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T-shirt: Anna (made in Korea) | Midi skirt: ASOS | Slides: ASOS | Sunglasses: Max Mara | Bag: Saint Laurent

 

Choosing the right material is so important when going on a hot, summer holiday. I made the mistake of bringing along a lot of viscose and polyester which I quickly discovered didn’t breathe in the heat wave that I experienced.

Luckily, I had this airy cotton outfit at my disposal which worked perfectly as a light, night time outfit to wear to dinner. Another great alternative is to invest in some good linen items – I bought some shorts and a top in Milos and have been living in them!

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

4 Swimsuits To Bring On Your Beach Holiday

Continuing with my summer series, I have put together some of my essential swimsuits I bring with me to beach holidays.

Ok, so maybe you don’t need to bring all of these. But if you’re like me, you still will!

 

Strapless Bikini

A strapless bikini top is always a good option on tanning days when you want to avoid those tan lines. I also find them particularly good when my shoulders are burnt and my normal bikini straps won’t cut it.

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Colourful Top: Zimmermann | Black Top: Pretty Little Thing | Black Bottoms: Seafolly

 

One-Piece

I think it’s always a good idea to bring along a one-piece on your beach holiday. It’s a great option when you want to be a bit covered up and it also looks great with shorts or a skirt to go for food after a day at the beach.

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One-Piece Left: Zulu and Zephyr | One-Piece Right: Afends

 

Classic Two-Piece

A classic triangle or bralette style bikini is great for when you’re at the beach playing games or just generally messing around. The halter neck or bralette design will keep it perfectly in place regardless of what you might be doing!

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Black Bralette: Triangl | Yellow Set: Seafolly | Black Bottoms: Seafolly

 

The Fun One

I always like to bring along a kind of different, fun piece that I can play around with using accessories, in particular, sunglasses. I love playing around with different colours and styles to make bikinis a bit more fun and fashionable to wear!

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Red Set: Sirma Boutique | Sunglasses: Max Mara

 

I hope this has given you some ideas for your next beach trip!

Leah x

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