Living the Life in the Greek Islands

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Today I am sharing one of my favorite destinations in Europe: Mykonos, Greece.
Mykonos, Greece

After spending two weeks traveling around Italy and France H and I were looking for somewhere to go and relax on the beach. I always dreamed of visiting the Greek islands so we headed over to Greece for the last two weeks of our trip. Mykonos was the first island we visited and it captured me with its charm, beautiful beaches, and friendly locals.

Mykonos, Greece
To get to Mykonos we took a ferry from the port Piraeus in Athens. You can easily arrive to the port by bus, metro or cab. Blue Star Ferries was the company we traveled with and it was around €35 for a way one ticket from Athens to Mykonos.

Greek Ferry

H and I were traveling to Mykonos in September so were able to get some amazing deals on our accommodation since it was the end of the tourism season. We stayed at Mykonos Beach Hotel, which I highly recommend to anyone visiting Mykonos!

MykonosOur hotel package (which cost us €183 for 4 nights) included free port pick up and drop off, a daily breakfast buffet which was delicious, and a scooter rental. The location was excellent as well with a beach out front and just a 10 minute walk into the town. I think H and I’s favorite part about our accommodation though, besides the tasty breakfast, was our scooter rental.

Mykonos
I highly recommend renting a scooter. We were able to travel all over the island and explore more then we could have if we relied on the buses. And driving around on a scooter is just a ton of fun!

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H and I spent our 4 days on the island visiting the beautiful beaches of Mykonos. They really have a beach for any type of mood you may be in as well. If your looking for a party head over to Super Paradise beach or Paradise beach.

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For a quieter beach day visit Paraga beach. Or spend a morning before it gets too hot exploring around the island on your scooter and discovering gorgeous smaller beaches. No matter what beach you chose you will be greeted with beautiful white sand beaches and bright blue water.

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After spending our days relaxing on the beach H and I spent most of our evenings wandering the charming small streets of Mykonos.

Mykonos, Greece

Browsing the small shops filled with colorful local crafts, enjoying amazing Greek food, even getting lost in the tiny streets, it was all wonderful.

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The cherry on top, the beautiful sunsets we could enjoy from our room balcony.

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Our time in Mykono’s was amazing and I hope to make it back there again one day!

Question of the Day?
Have you ever been to Mykonos? What is your favorite beach destination to visit?

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  • http://independenttravelcats.com/ Jessica – Independent Travel C

    Mykonos looks so beautiful and looks like a lovely and affordable 4 days! I love that you got a scooter rental in the package and got to use it to explore the island. Would love to do that.

    • http://unlockingkiki.com/ Kaelene Spence

      We got such a great deal on our accommodation package. A wonderful place to stay!

  • http://thecynicalsailor.blogspot.co.nz/ Ellen

    Great pictures – I want to go back in Greece! I always love the white buildings in there – they kind of seem to sparkle in the sunlight.

    • http://unlockingkiki.com/ Kaelene Spence

      I would love to go back to Greece, was such an amazing place to visit!

  • http://prettythingandco.com/ Madaline

    Gorgeous! It seems in the past two weeks EVERYONE I meet (and read online!) keeps saying how the Greek Islands are a “must” (even a 9year old!). I’m pretty convinced that this is where I’m going to have two spend some of our two week ferragusto at (Italian holiday where Italy pretty much shuts down for two weeks in Aug.)

    • http://unlockingkiki.com/ Kaelene Spence

      Yes I highly recommend heading over to Greece if you get the chance, such an amazing place I loved it!

  • http://djseaward.tumblr.com/ Cynthia

    I love exploring the charming little streets like the ones from your photos above! I’ve never been to Greece yet (possible honeymoon destination?) but I think getting lost on the cute little lanes was my favorite part of visiting Cinque Terre in Italy.

    • http://unlockingkiki.com/ Kaelene Spence

      The little streets are some of my favourite places to explore. Greece would be a beautiful honeymoon destination!

  • http://www.elenastravelgram.com/ ElenasTravelgram

    Fantastic photos! The islands with these gorgeous beaches and white houses along with Athens have been on my radar for quite a while! Guess, I know which direction I’ll be heading this autumn :)

    And what about gas for the bikes? Is it included or should you fuel it yourself?

    • http://unlockingkiki.com/ Kaelene Spence

      Yes I highly recommend heading over to Greece. The gas wasn’t included but it was quite cheap to fuel up.

  • http://sophieinclogs.com Sophie

    So much travel envy right now!! I’m trying to find a time to book a beachy island holiday this summer but so far, no luck! Gorgeous pictures, and thanks for the beach tips :)

    • http://unlockingkiki.com/ Kaelene Spence

      Beach holidays are always my favourite. I hope you get to book one!

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  • Corinne Vail

    Kaelene, I don’t think I’ve ever heard of a vespa being included…so awesome. Sounds like such a wonderful little getaway.

    • http://unlockingkiki.com/ Kaelene Spence

      It really was such an awesome bonus and an amazing getaway!

  • http://elegance-revisited.com TiinaL

    Absolutely beautiful photos! The colours are amazing.

    • http://unlockingkiki.com/ Kaelene Spence

      I loved the bright blues again the white in Greece, so beautiful!

  • http://englishgirlcanadianman.blogspot.ca/ Holly Nelson

    Beautiful photos – the light in Greece is just the best. I love it there. Ugh. Wanderlust. When I was in Greece last, I rented a quad – definitely scary, but so much fun!

    • http://unlockingkiki.com/ Kaelene Spence

      They are a bit scary to ride around on but so much fun. Greece really is amazing, I love it there as well.

  • http://voyageofthemeemee.com/ Amanda MeeMee

    Greece has always been in my top dream travel spots! :)

    • http://unlockingkiki.com/ Kaelene Spence

      It is one of my favourite places I have visited, love Greece!

  • http://www.tothedayslikethis.com/ Sammy Dorn

    How amazing. I can’t wait to visit Greece. My sister is coming over next year and we are going to do it then. Sounds quite reaonably priced as well.

    • http://unlockingkiki.com/ Kaelene Spence

      That sounds like an amazing trip together!

  • http://bristolinmypocket.blogspot.co.uk/ Sara Rose

    I have major travel envy right now! It looks so beautiful!

    • http://unlockingkiki.com/ Kaelene Spence

      I have travel envy of myself, I want to be back there!

  • http://www.adelanteblog.com/ Courtney

    Mykonos looks incredible. I’m going to Athens, Crete and Santorini in July, and I couldn’t be more excited to get to know Greece! These photos make me wish I had planned a stay in Mykonos too. I might be too nervous to rent a scooter though – are Greeks crazy drivers?

    • http://unlockingkiki.com/ Kaelene Spence

      Your trip is going to be amazing! I really wanted to go to Crete on our trip but I did make it to Santorini and loved it! It was a bit scary driving around on the scooters, the roads weren’t too crowded since we were there at the end of the season but I could imagine when a lot of people are out and about it can be a bit crazy.

  • http://www.lifeinprogress.ca/ Kathy@Vodka and Soda

    i would LOVE to visit greece one day!!

    -kathy
    Vodka and Soda

    • http://unlockingkiki.com/ Kaelene Spence

      Greece is amazing! I want to go back and explore more islands!

  • http://www.foodboozeandbaggage.com/ Food Booze & Baggage

    I want to go!! I would love to spend a couple of weeks exploring Greece and relaxing on the beach.

    • http://unlockingkiki.com/ Kaelene Spence

      It really was the perfect trip!

  • http://daydreamsofsummertime.blogspot.co.uk/ Sarah I

    ooh am so adding this to my list of need to visit destinations!

    • http://unlockingkiki.com/ Kaelene Spence

      Yes it is a must see!

  • http://www.alonewithmytea.blogspot.com Julie

    I can’t wait to visit Greece someday!

    • http://unlockingkiki.com/ Kaelene Spence

      It really was amazing!

  • http://www.thingsiamcrazyfor.wordpress.com/ Camila

    Wow beautiful pictures and interesting tips! :) Thanks for sharing!

    • http://unlockingkiki.com/ Kaelene Spence

      Thank you, glad you enjoyed!

  • http://meetatthebarre.blogspot.com/ Amanda Elizabeth

    That is number one on my list of places I need to visit outside the US. I want to go there so badly and your pictures look beautiful! Were the locals friendly?

    • http://unlockingkiki.com/ Kaelene Spence

      The locals were so friendly! We had been to Italy and France before arriving in Greece and the friendly locals where a welcomed treat!

  • http://www.rhymeandribbons.com/ Amanda @ Rhyme & Ribbons

    Beautiful! Very jealous! I need a beachy holiday round about now! x

    • http://unlockingkiki.com/ Kaelene Spence

      Me to! Too bad we didn’t get a Greece vacation for our birthday presents!

  • http://mariellegreen.com/ Marielle Green

    Lovely! There’s nothing like Mediterranean architecture. So jealous :)

    • http://unlockingkiki.com/ Kaelene Spence

      Very true, it is always so lovely.

  • http://pondertheirrelevant.com/ Meredith

    During a stay in Athens we took an overnight tour of some of the smaller Greek islands and they were all absolutely stunning! Sadly (and for some unknown reason) we never landed on Mykonos. It looks like a perfect place to relax and to explore! Maybe I’ll get back there one day :)
    Thanks so much for the spotlight by the way! I’m glad you enjoyed the tips and hopefully they’ll come in handy for others too!

    • http://unlockingkiki.com/ Kaelene Spence

      Thanks for linking up and sharing your tips! The Greek islands are stunning!

  • Jessi

    Wow gorgeous photos – you have just got me very excited for my Greek Islands yacht cruise at the end of August! I’ve spent time at a lot of beaches but my favourites are the white sands of Aitutaki in the Cook Islands, and my home beach of Thorne Bay in New Zealand – oh how I miss them!

    • http://unlockingkiki.com/ Kaelene Spence

      You are going to love your time there! I would love to visit New Zealand, I bet the beaches there are amazing.

  • http://dianadegzz.blogspot.com Diana — Life in German.

    Beautiful pictures, I would love to go to Greece someday, hopefully we’ll have the opportunity soon! :)

    • http://unlockingkiki.com/ Kaelene Spence

      It really is a beautiful place, I hope you get to visit!

  • http://movebyyourself.com Kelley @ Move By Yourself

    So beautiful! Visiting the Greek Islands has always been a dream of mine and this post just makes me want to go more than ever.

    • http://unlockingkiki.com/ Kaelene Spence

      It is a beautiful place I hope you get to visit the Greek Islands one day!

  • http://www.amyandthegreatworld.com/ AmyMacWorld

    Oh Greece how I hope to see you someday! I love traveling in the off season, and it still looks nice and gorgeous there in September! Can’t wait to read more about it :)

    • http://unlockingkiki.com/ Kaelene Spence

      Traveling in the off season is the way to go! It was perfect weather when we were there in September!

  • Elle

    Oh gosh, this is amazing! I’ve wanted to visit Santorini for many years and Mykonos is sooo close to it! So beautiful!
    Glad I found you through the link-up. Noticed you’re from Oregon. I grew up there and still live in the NW :) I posted in the link-up about portland :)

    • http://unlockingkiki.com/ Kaelene Spence

      We did Mykonos on our way out to Santorini, it was a great way to see both islands! What a small world, where at in Oregon do you live?

      • Elle

        I lived in Portland most of my life and live up in Vancouver, Wa now :)

  • http://www.thegrassisdancing.com/ Claire

    Looks absolutely stunning! And I love that you travelled by scooter – how very Audrey Hepburn ;-)

    • http://unlockingkiki.com/ Kaelene Spence

      It was really fun traveling by scooter around the island.

  • http://letuswanderlust.blogspot.com/ Carly @ Let Us Wanderlust

    You and H look so cute in these photos!! I’ve always wanted to visit the Greek Islands and after reading this post, I’m convinced I must go as soon as possible! It looks so perfect :)

    • http://unlockingkiki.com/ Kaelene Spence

      Yes you must it is an amazing place to visit!

  • http://www.chicadeedee.com/ Dannielle @ Chicadeedee

    I’ve said it a million times before, but I’ll say it again, I really REALLY want to go to Greece!

    • http://unlockingkiki.com/ Kaelene Spence

      Yes you must go it is amazing there.

  • http://www.thisramblingcorner.com/ Laura Evans

    Both your pictures and Greece are gorgeous. My jealousy knows no bounds!

    • http://unlockingkiki.com/ Kaelene Spence

      Thank you ;)

  • http://speaking-denglish.com/ Alex, Denglish Speaker

    Gosh Greece is about the closest country I’ve yet to explore – such a dream. Your hotel sounds perfect with those scooter rentals included!!

    • http://unlockingkiki.com/ Kaelene Spence

      Our hotel was perfect, Greece is such an amazing country!

  • http://foodloveandlifeblog.blogspot.com Jennifer Smith

    I’m going to Greece for 11 days in July with one of my friends. We are in the midst of planning a whirlwind trip to Athens, Crete, & Santorini. I’m getting SO EXCITED!!

    • http://unlockingkiki.com/ Kaelene Spence

      You are going to have such an amazing time!

  • http://luyoutravel.blogspot.com/ Elizabeth Georgian

    I want to go to Greece SO bad!

    • http://unlockingkiki.com/ Kaelene Spence

      Greece is amazing, I want to go back so bad!

  • http://confuzzledom.wordpress.com/ bevchen

    Your photos look amazing! I’ve only been to Greece once, to Rhodes when I was 11.

    • http://unlockingkiki.com/ Kaelene Spence

      Thank you! Greece really is so beautiful I love it there.

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