We have arrived in MYKONOS! What used to be a dream of visiting Greece “someday” has actually become a reality and I couldn’t be more excited to be here.
Let me just start off by saying that I have never seen water so blue or buildings so white. I know that sounds like such a cliché, but now that I am standing here admiring the view I can say that Greece is just like everything I’ve ever imagined, and more! And to think this is only the beginning…
The ferry dropped us off at the port, where our Airbnb host kindly greeted us and brought us to our new home for the next three days. This was only one of many perks of renting an Airbnb along with the amazing service, convenience, and value. Am I selling you yet?
I only say this because when we were planning the trip, I assumed we’d be looking at different hotels to stay in. But since Cody had such a good experience using Airbnb on his last Europe trip, he convinced me to do the same this time around and I’m so glad he did! So, if anyone’s looking to save money on sleeping arrangements but have the same, if not better amenities when you travel to Greece, I highly recommend using Airbnb. Together we found the perfect place in Mykonos that is conveniently located just above the main town. The climb to and from the town to our place is only around 10 minutes, but it definitely isn’t easy! My legs are burning just thinking about it, but every single step (and sweat drop) is worth the incredible view.
Since we could only travel for 10 days, we originally thought about only visiting Santorini. But from every article that I read online or advice that I received from friends who have visited Greece in the past, they all said that both Mykonos and Santorini are a MUST. The main reason being that they are both so different for their own unique reasons. Mykonos, in particular, was said to be known for it’s “blue and white” aesthetic in the town and for the amazing beaches – so obviously Cody and I decided to take advantage of exploring it all.
PS. There are cats… Everywhere!
Also, can we just take a minute to appreciate the gorgeous weather?! We cannot stress enough how happy we are that we decided to travel to Greece in May. Along with avoiding tourist season, overwhelming crowds and inflated prices, we have also lucked out with perfect weather (knock on wood). Seriously, the average forecast to date has been 24 degrees with blue skies and lots of sunshine. We have been tanning and swimming at the beach, but also walking comfortably in the town wearing jeans. Best of all, I haven’t found it too hot to the point where traveling and exploring would become unpleasant (unlike my trip to New York last year during the hottest weekend of the summer).
Let’s not forget about the FOOD! Although crazy expensive – Mykonos does not disappoint when it comes to having great food. We have definitely been splurging more than we expected on fancy meals which probably doesn’t help the price, but I mean you kind of just have to when you’re in Greece right? At least that’s what we keep telling ourselves. We did, however, decide to stock up on lots of local fresh fruit and grabbed oatmeal from the supermarket to have at our place for breakfast, which is quickly becoming our favorite morning ritual. Does this make us huge losers or just losers? Actually, don’t answer that question.
So I guess it’s no secret that we’re loving our time in Mykonos – like actually, you should have seen Cody’s face when he tried his first piece of Feta cheese (I got it on video). I’ll be sad to leave, but I can’t wait for our next adventure to Santorini! I’ll be posting lots more photos, so don’t go too far.