I realize that there are no new outfits in this blog post that you haven’t already seen before. We were in Mykonos for three days, but we ended up taking a break from the camera for an entire day (hence only two outfit posts). Even though we skipped a day of taking photos, we still had SO many photos leftover that I wanted to share! Mykonos was just such a beautiful place that everywhere you turned there was another perfect photo opportunity.
We did, however, spend some time on our honeymoon without the DSLR. We spent one of our days just hanging out at beaches and pools. We rented an ATV to drive around the island and it just didn’t make sense to lug the camera around all day. We enjoyed our time lounging on the beach and at our hotel pool, but we actually discovered that we had a lot more FUN when we were out and about walking, shopping, and taking tours. It honestly felt a little wasteful to just lie on the beach when you know that you have a once in a lifetime opportunity to explore a different country. We wanted to embrace all that Greece had to offer while we were there! Luckily enough, since we had rented the ATV and had the freedom to drive around wherever we wanted, we ended up finding a lunch spot that was probably my favorite meal! We ate at Andreas and Maria, which is a family run taverna that had the best bread, Greek salad, and souvlaki of the entire trip…which is saying a lot because I ate that for almost every meal in Greece. I might be drooling right now just thinking about it…
One of the best things we did while in Mykonos was take a boat out to tour the island of Delos. Delos is an abandoned ancient island that now serves as one of the world’s largest and most important archaeological sites. It is known as the birthplace of Apollo and Artemis, and the tour we took was full of interesting stories of Greek mythology and history. The entire tour was both haunting and fascinating – if you are planning a trip to Mykonos, you absolutely cannot miss this experience.
My next posts will be all about Athens, so please stay tuned!
The second stop on our honeymoon was to the island of Mykonos. When we first arrived in Mykonos, we really had a hard time adjusting to the vibe after falling so deeply in love with Santorini. We desperately wanted more time in Santorini and I think we were just feeling a little bummed that we had to leave so soon. Mykonos was not what we were expecting at first, but we definitely learned to love it. I had read a lot on how it is the “party island” and all that, so I was somewhat prepared, but it was still different than I expected it to be. Our insanely gorgeous hotel was right on the beach, so our first experience in Mykonos was the beach resort life. Everyone was in tiny bathing suits, they were all brown from being in the sun WAY too long, we saw lots of boobs (not judging here but as an American it’s weird to see boobs out in the open), and American music was blasting on all the stereos. I think our biggest complaint about Mykonos was that it felt like one big beach resort that you could find anywhere, and it didn’t necessarily feel Greek.
However – I don’t want to come across as a complainer, because we learned to love the island! We went out exploring through Mykonos town on our first night and instantly became enchanted. The tiny, winding, cobblestone streets and the whitewashed buildings were so stunning. We enjoyed strolling along, stopping in stores to check out handmade sandals and souvenirs, taking breaks for gyros, pastries and wine, and just enjoying a laid back pace of life.
One of my favorite parts about Mykonos was seeing all of the cute cats roaming around. I had bent down to pet one and it just crawled straight into my lap! I’ve never met such a chill cat. I wish I could have brought it home with me!
Jumpsuit: Le Tote (same here) / Sandals: Jessica Simpson / Backpack: Target / Necklace: Stella and Dot
Today I’m sharing the last of our favorite photos from Santorini. Everything was so beautiful and we had such a blast! One of our favorite days of the entire trip was the day that we took a boat tour of the caldera (photos 8-13). The boat took us out to Nea Kameni to hike the volcano, then George went swimming in the hot springs (I opted for sipping champs on the boat instead), followed by lunch and lounging on the island of Thirassia. George was happy to hike and swim, and I was happy to relax and enjoy the views (while learning a lot!), so we both had a fantastic day.
I also have to give a little shout out to an awesome bookstore we visited while in Oia, Atlanis Books (photos 6-7). It’s essentially a tiny bookstore in (what feels like) a cave, randomly tucked into the tourist shops and restaurants in the hustle and bustle of Oia. They have a wide variety of books in several different languages stacked all the way to the ceiling, so we had lots of fun browsing! I picked up a Greek novel translated into English, and George picked up one of his favorite books (East of Eden) to take home as souvenirs.
I love looking back at our photos, but I don’t think any picture could ever fully capture how beautiful Santorini is in person. There is something so magical about being in a place that looks WAY prettier than a postcard. I could never fully describe how vivid and bright Greece is in person, so I’m going to need you all to go and check it out for yourselves :)