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Why go to Mykonos? The Greek Party Island!

Little Venice ! Great restaurants, clubs and nightlife! My spot every night!

Mykonos

Ahhh… Mykonos, the “party island”.  And I do mean party! But Mykonos is also known for its fabulous beaches as it’s less cliffy than Santorini.  The shopping is amazing from Designer shops like Louis Vuitton and Chanel to locals selling their wares.  There’s even a Sephora! But there is definitely a lot more to this fabulous island in Greece. What is fun about Mykonos is that there is a lot more hustle and bustle, particularly in Mykonos Town, like Old Port and Little Venice. The beaches here have soft, golden sand, but can be very crowded in July and August. And beware of the cost of chaise lounge rentals ranging from $30.00 to $80.00 USD to rent a chair!

The Windmills in Mykonos Town! Absolutely fabulous to see!

Fabulous hotel with stunning views of Aegean Sea!

It’s easier to get around Mykonos because most of the attractions are all closer to each other, such as the old port and the popular beaches. Public buses are the best way to get around costing approximate $2.00 to any destination. The buses area very nice like charter buses so they are very comfortable.  You can rent scooter and atvs if you are adventurous. I have to say that a lot of hotels near Mykonos town are situated high and require walking once the bus drops you off as buses cannot go up the narrow road leading to your fabulous hotel. I recommend taxis if you are not fit, older or too drunk or tired to walk the hill. Continue reading

The Tale of Two Islands- Santorini and Mykonos Part II

Little Venice ! Great restaurants, clubs and nightlife! My spot every night!

Mykonos

Ahhh… Mykonos, the “party island”.  And I do mean party! But Mykonos is also known for its fabulous beaches as it’s less cliffy than Santorini.  The shopping is amazing from Designer shops like Louis Vuitton and Chanel to locals selling their wares.  There’s even a Sephora! But there is definitely a lot more to this fabulous island. What is fun about Mykonos is that there is a lot more hustle and bustle, particularly in Mykonos Town, like Old Port and Little Venice. The beaches here have soft, golden sand, but can be very crowded in July and August. And beware of the cost of chaise lounge rentals ranging from $30.00 to $80.00 USD to rent a chair!

The Windmills in Mykonos Town! Absolutely fabulous to see!

Fabulous hotel with stunning views of Aegean Sea!

It’s easier to get around Mykonos because most of the attractions are all closer to each other, such as the old port and the popular beaches. Public buses are the best way to get around costing approximate $2.00 to any destination. The buses area very nice like charter buses so they are very comfortable.  You can rent scooter and atvs if you are adventurous. I have to say that a lot of hotels near Mykonos town are situated high and require walking once the bus drops you off as buses cannot go up the narrow road leading to your fabulous hotel. I recommend taxis if you are not fit, older or too drunk or tired to walk the hill. Continue reading

The Tale of Two Islands – Santorini and Mykonos Part I

Greece was everything I had imagined. It was as beautiful as every picture I saw on Pinterest when doing my research on these wonderful islands. I have to admit that Greece is now my most favorite place to be in the world! I honestly became very aware of who I am as a woman and Santorini took me to a mind altering state which only underscored what it is I REALLY want in my life.

This is me overlooking the spectacular Caldera from my fabulous hotel, Cosmopolitan suites.

The islands of Greece are a rugged type of beauty, full of rocky cliffs, breath-taking sights, and winding roads and paths. My friend recommended visiting Crete next time, the largest island in Greece. She also mentioned that anyone visiting the island might be interested in renting a vehicle for their holiday from somewhere like rental-center-crete.com, car hire allows you to explore the island at your own pace! If you do choose to visit the Greek islands, you’ll be happy to know the people are friendly, the food is delicious, and the lifestyle on the islands is different than anything I have yet experienced. As a brown girl, I was made to feel very welcome as I suspect they know the plight of brown girls here in the USA. We are special there. We get stares admiring our beauty, our exoticness. The moment you smile back, like opening your arms, the Greeks become your best friend!

Santorini and Mykonos

So I traveled with my younger beautiful cousin to these beautiful islands to both Santorini and Mykonos, and I will state right off the cuff that the islands are distinct in many ways but equally as beautiful. They are both very different in their vibes, culture, and lifestyle.Continue reading