Hello, hello! I'm back from my trip to Greece and would love to share high-lights from each stop a long the way.
After flying into Athens Andrew and I took a ferry to the island of Mykonos which is part of the Cyclades between Tinos, Syros, Paros and Naxos.
We stayed at the Petasos Resort and Spa which was clean, modern and very beautiful. Our room was simple and had a balcony overlooking the ocean which was a nice, unexpected surprise.
Eating breakfast overlooking the ocean was not a bad way to start the day.
Not surprisingly the Greek yogurt was amazing.
Andrew and I took a bus to Mykonos Town which is the largest town on the island. The bus stop was directly in front of the hotel so it was really simple and inexpensive to get there.
One of our favorite parts of Mykonos Town was Little Venice which was a picturesque area right on the water much like Venice in Italy.
It was very easy to get lost wandering through the narrow streets but that was half the charm. We always ended up finding our way...eventually.
Mykonos was full of cats everywhere! They were definitely not shy either.
Mykonos' unofficial mascot is a pelican named Petros which means 'rock' or 'stone' in Greek. The original Petros died years ago but there are three honorary pelicans in his place.
We ate a lot of souvlaki in Greece which was a casual and inexpensive option at most restaurants. This is typically served with french fries and tzatziki sauce. This pork souvlaki was one of the best during the trip.
Greece's version of the iced coffee we know and love is the frappe. It is made with instant coffee, sugar, milk, and a little water. It is blended to create foam and finally served over ice.
We went beach hopping and found Agios Sostis beach which had a small private cove.
One of the best parts of beach hopping was finding Kiki's Tavern which served cold wine during our wait. Their chick pea and curry chicken salads were killer.
We ventured to Jackie O beach bar which overlooked Super Paradise beach.
If you are considering a detour to Mykonos during your Greece travels I would highly recommend it, dolls! I'll be posting more on our other Greecian stops so please stay tuned.