This last month has been a rollercoaster and I can’t put into words how amazing getting married was. The ups, downs, tears, tantrums were all totally worth it for what turned out to be the most amazing day. I’ll be posting some photos up on here of the wedding and a little overview of wedding planning that may help anyone getting married.
Anyway, after the wedding comes honeymoon, and we wanted to do something ‘mini’ post the wedding so we could plan our big adventure moon with a little more time and thought in 2018.
I realise now that Mykonos and Santorini don’t really sound like ‘mini’ and in hindsight was definitely a little more on the luxurious side, but we had been wanting to go back to Greece (Olly and I had our first holiday together in Crete way back in 2014).
So, here you’ll find a few recommendations on places to eat and things to do….. but mostly I think the photos do the talking. It really is a beautiful part of the world and I highly recommend taking someone with a moped licence with you (thanks hubby!) as it’s the cheapest and most convenient way to explore the islands.
Spoilt rotten in Mykonos, I can not recommend this place enough, and especially experiencing the best of both, staying in Ornos, which is around 15 minutes from Mykonos Town. We stayed in a beauuuutiffulll little boutique hotel called Kensho Boutique Hotel & Suites it was so perfect, chilled by day and then uber cool by night. The hotel staff were top notch and would do anything to make the stay any more comfortable. They had the balance so right in being there, but not there if you know what I mean! Breakfast was included, and with the restaurant being one of the best on the island, the posh buffet did not disappoint… from mini greek pasties, to 4 types of yoghurt and honeys, to 6 egg style recipes, and only the best selection of cheeses, and of course a cheeky offering of prosecco 😍
Olly had done some research into restaurants and came across Bowl, a healthy organic Australian style juice, salad and coffee cafe, which after a rather sore head from our first night was exactly what we were after, we indulged in 2 delicious salads, packed with superfoods and 2 of their detox style shots. Lovely little place if you want to balance out the bread and baklava overdose whilst staying in Mykonos.
Santorini was a short but sweet stay, unfortunately our hotel didnt live up to expectations so won’t be recommending that! But it only meant we went out and explored the island to it’s fullest in our short stay. We hired a moped for 2 days and whizzed from beach to beach with a few stops for lunch.
One pit stop at Bloom Greek Design & Deli Room was a wonderful little stumble upon in Fira, we initially stopped for our morning Freddo Cappuccino (iced cappuccino with frothed milk and a shot of sugar) fix on route to the beach, but the waiter tempted us into trying their delicious breakfast which you can see above! The staff were super friendly and welcoming and it’s probably the only quirky cafe style place you’ll find in Fira so would definitely recommend a visit.
We stayed near Oia (one of the best sunset spots and all the cute little streets and nice restaurant strip are found) and although beautiful, it’s very much a tourist trap, especially during the day. We explored Oia for half a day, and then only returned to visit Melitini for lunch. Its a modern style Greek menu, but with smaller plates and very reasonable considering the location, it gets booked up very quick, we arrived on opening at 1PM and there was already a queue. But definitely worth a wait in the day time if you can’t get in straight away but booking for the evening is a mus