travel diary: mykonos, greece

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florals

mykonos: one of the most instagram-able places in the world. right at the top of our travel list, this little island was perfect for a 4-day get away trip at the beginning of september. just as the rain and wind settled in the uk, i was perfectly whisked off to greece with my ‘dam fam’ (a term describing me and my 3 broke student friends travelling; the name originating from our first holiday together to amsterdam).

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breakfast with a view

we stayed at bay bees hotel and couldn’t have asked for a better place. we were a stone throw’s away from the beach, had the best view on our balcony which made breakfast such a dream, there was a neat kitchen so we could cook together (eating out is pretty expensive in mykonos!), and we got a welcome pamper full of food on arrival!

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mykonos town
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calamari galore

mykonos town is the perfect place to explore for a day. there were tons of shops where you could buy gifts back home, restaurants with fresh seafood, and most of all the whole place was picturesque. after getting in via a short bus ride, we settled for a seafood platter loaded with calamari whilst the boys got a delicious pasta dish.

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blue and white

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lads
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windmills, mykonos town

we walked towards the famous landmark windmills for sunset which was the perfect end to our day as we were also able to overlook the blue sea from the edge of the island.

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biker girls

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for most of our time in mykonos, we spent it on the beach and ate with the most amazing view of the clear water. we didn’t plan our trip beforehand as we enjoy travelling spontaneously and doing whatever that tickled our fancy that day. and to our amazement, our spontaneity led us to discovering various aesthetic spots.

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paddle boarding

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we tried out paddle boarding on one of the mornings and rented out our gear for 20 euros an hour at our local beach stand. we had such a blast and managed to paddle all the way across to another side of the island. little did we know how hard it was paddling back however, as the tides were against us. etain ended up getting picked up by a jet ski to come back to the island as our hour was up but she couldn’t paddle back in time.

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album cover or what

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not only is mykonos known for its clear waters and white buildings, it is also known as being a party island. there were water taxis that we could fetch to get to different parts of the island – we chose paradise beach, cos why not it sounds like paradise. we grabbed lunch there and was accompanied by their upbeat, bass-y music. hashtag beach vibez.

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food and drink was pricey on the island for sure. and note to self: it is not student budget friendly. but what are the chances i’ll be back in mykonos so soon? we decided to eat in only for one of our dinners – and for the rest of the time we went all out and pigged out on their fresh seafood and greek delicacies.

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fresh seafood

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and what’s a holiday without swimming in the sunset? the water was a bit colder as the sun was going down. but that didn’t stop us from having a blast and making most of the empty beach.

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sunset swimming

until we meet again, mykonos!

-heather sham

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