Mykonos

I have been working all lockdown and was starting to go crazy at home all day and needed a little break. As soon as the Government announced the lockdown was easing and we were able to go abroad again, I was straight online looking for my next getaway. I would have gone on my own if needed but I asked my girls and Sacha was like “hell yes let’s go!!”.

As we needed to go back to work after our holiday, we chose Greece which was in the travel corridor. This is so we didn’t have to self isolate when we got back. Sacha was the one that suggested Mykonos as she had seen on instagram quite a few people have been there and it looked like such a pretty place. I was up for anywhere tbh so Mykonos sounded good to me. As we couldn’t get that much time off work, we only went for 4 days but it was still better than not going anywhere at all.

Once again, we caught a really early flight out and a late flight back so we could have as much time in the sun as possible. I was a bit anxious about having to wear a mask in the airport and on the plane as I have not had to wear one for this long. I did struggle a bit with this as I found it quite claustrophobic – but then I had to remind myself that NHS workers wear face masks for like 12 hours a day, so I told myself to suck it up, you’re going on holiday! Luckily the flight was only 4 hours.

Day 1:

We decided to stay in Mykonos Town as we thought it would be nice to be able to walk around some days and do some exploring. The hotel we chose was just a 10 minute walk from the town so easy to get to. The town was just so pretty with lots of little alleyways leading to jewellery shops and cafes – we did get lost a couple of times though, which didn’t matter as we kept discovering even more beautiful places.

While we were exploring the town, we came across Little Venice and sat in a cafe overlooking the sea with a view of the windmills. Most of the buildings in Little Venice sit right on the edge of the sea which gave it its name. We ordered cocktails straight away when we found this perfect little cafe and drank them while enjoying the stunning view.

In the evening we had booked to go to Remezzo which was in Mykonos Town. When we had first booked the holiday, which was around a week before we left, we did a little bit of research on what/where we wanted to go as we weren’t going to be there for long. So we booked a couple of restaurants that we definitely wanted to visit. Remezzo’s was quite expensive but is worth it for the views and the food. It is a good thing we did book before as this place got quite busy.

After dinner we walked through the town to make our way back to our hotel. In the day time Mykonos is very quiet, but when the sun sets we found the town to be so lively with good vibes everywhere. It was so busy all night – it was like Corona didn’t even exist!

What I loved about our time in Mykonos is that we made friends with people from so many different countries. I think me and Sacha made friends with Swiss, French, Dutch and Italian people while we were out there.

Day 2:

The next day we just wanted a chill day as we had done a lot of walking the day before. I also wanted to make sure I got a tan before I got home, I was looking very pale as I never caught the sun when it was sunny in England as I was always working!

The hotel we stayed at was on the side of a rocky hill. It was a cute, small family run hotel which had THE best potato wedges to snack on by the pool. Although it was a pretty hotel, we had a workout just to get to our room. I think we climbed about 2 mini hills and about 100 steps just to get to our room, definitely got my daily exercise in while we were there – and worked off the potato wedges!

As we were exploring Mykonos Town we kept seeing adverts for The Garden restaurant and it looked super pretty so we thought we’d give that a go and luckily they had some availability. When we got there I felt like it was a little hidden gem that we found. It was so secluded and hidden in a place you wouldn’t of thought of looking. If you drove past it you wouldn’t even know it was there. It was a little bit of a walk down a pathway with music in the background and lots of pretty flowers. When we got into the restaurant you could sit over looking the sunset on little bean bags or on tables for dinner. It was very cool vibes.

After we had cocktails and food at the restaurant we went to meet our hotel neighbours at Tropicana’s in the South of Mykonos. Tropicana’s is a cool beach bar that plays a mix of music that everyone was enjoying. I definitely would go back there but make sure you book as it was quite hard to get in – possibly because of the Covid restrictions. Unfortunately everywhere had to close at 12pm because of this so you have to start the party early or find after parties.

Outfit Details:

Dress: PrettyLittleThing

The shoes I wore were just black strappy sandals and paired with it a mini black croc bag. This dress comes in so many different patterns/colours so if you’re not feeling the spots, I’m sure you’ll find one that you’d like. I love this dress as it is so comfy and perfect for summer days.

Day 3:

On our third day I really wanted to go to the beach, luckily for us our hotel was only a short walk away, but we didn’t stay there for long as it was quite a rocky beach so we headed back up to the pool. I think if you were to visit beaches in Mykonos, the best ones are down south.

This evening we had booked a table at the Buddha Beach Bar in Ornos which is around a 5 minute drive from Mykonos Town. I feel like I have said this each evening but the sunsets were insane and sooo pretty!! We went around half 8 to have some dinner and watch the sunset (so romantic I know) but it started to get more lively at around 10pm. All of these restaurants I would definitely recommend to visit however they are all quite expensive. It was around 19 euros for just one cocktail! (but they were worth it.)

Outfit Details:

Dress: PrettyLittleThing
Shoes: New Look

I love this dress too as I felt it was very fitting to the Greek surroundings. When I think of visiting Greek Islands, I think fresh, white outfits match the surroundings of all the white buildings with the white and grey pebble paths. I never usually wear skater style dresses but I love the floaty fit of this one and it is perfect for summer evenings.

Day 4:

Our last full day we just spent relaxing by the pool again in the day and then in the evening we went to Scorpios. We had heard lots of good things about this place and how it gets very lively at night like a beach party.

When we got there it wasn’t that busy but the waiter said that it would be busy the next day as that was going to be the last night of the later opening. Unfortunately, due to Covid rules in Greece they were going to have to start to close earlier and this might be the case for all other bars as well. So it might be better going when Covid restrictions have calmed down a bit or I recommended checking closing times before you go if you were wanting more of a party holiday.

Scorpios was still a nice place if you wanted to go for dinner and cocktails. There was an area by the outside bar where you could sit and enjoy the views of the island, also the restaurant area which was inside and a chill out area on the beach where you can dance and enjoy the music.

Outfit Details:

Dress: Oh Polly
Shoes: Kurt Geiger
Bag: PrettyLittleThing

This season I have been obsessed with lilac as it is such a lovely, summery colour and think it really compliments my skin complexion. I also wore this colour on the first day but didn’t manage to get an outfit pic. This dress was a bit of a different choice for me as I don’t usually go for flowery patterned clothes and wasn’t sure about it at first. However I fell in love with the frills and when I first tried it on the material felt very soft and comfortable. This dress looks best when it’s golden hour!

Overall, I would definitely go back to Mykonos again but for a whole week and when Covid finally cools down a bit. It is a very expensive place but so worth it as it’s such a beautiful island!

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