mykonos

Hey there! It has definitely been way too long since I've last posted on my blog. Why have I been so absent? I have been busy jet-setting around the world. Okay, maybe not around the world, but around Greece instead. 

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My best friend Jordana and I both had extremely stressful summers and just needed a break. We actually booked this trip SO last minute, which is SO unlike us. We kept joking the entire time that it usually takes us longer to figure out dinner plans than it did to book this trip. 

We went Greek Island hopping, and it was the perfect balance of crazy nights and lazy days.

Our adventure actually started out in Athens. We saw the Acropolis, the Parthenon, the Archeological museum, the Ancient Agora and the first modern Olympic Stadium (which was nice to see during the actual summer Olympics). 

We then embarked on a 5 1/2 hour ferry ride, where I was seasick the entire time (and did I mention it was 6am!?). The Greek ferry experience is an interesting one to say the least. It was described to me as "organized chaos" but I would just call it chaos. When the ferry arrived in Mykonos, everyone rushed to the bottom level to find their suitcase in a state of panic. Then, the giant "doors" open and there is a huge mass of people trying to exit the ferry all at once (did I mention I was seasick? lol). 

Anyways, we were staying at the Paradise beach resort, and let me tell you, this is the place to be. It is directly on the beach, but is also 2 minutes away from the two biggest clubs on the island. However, if partying is not your thing, than I would definitely skip out on this resort, because the party goes until 7 am (essentially every night, or morning?). We stayed in the "apartment-type rooms" and although it was a little further up from the beach, the beautiful view made it worth it. 

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Besides being extremely well located, the resort itself was really nice (it's still a "hostel" though, so have realistic expectations). During the day, you can rent these huge beach daybeds with a parasol for about 10 euros, and the party starts at around noon at the Tropicana or Guapaloca Beachclubs. There are multiple DJ's, a huge dance floor and all the food and drinks you could want (really, what more could you ask for in life)!

However, if you want to venture out into the main town to see those iconic windmills, the city bus stop is located right outside the resort. For about 2 euros, you can hop on the bus (we did several times) and be dropped off in the main town in under 20 minutes. 

Definitely have your Iphone fully charged or bring your camera, because the picturesque views are what Mykonos is famous for. 

 

Note that Mykonos is known to be one of the more expensive Islands due to the constant influx of A-list celebrities that are known to vacation here.

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Another amazing thing about Mykonos, is that big DJ's are known to come perform at the clubs here (Tiesto, Martin Garrix, Nervo, Afrojack were all there a couple days before we were). We got to go see Benny Benassi perform at CAVO during our stay! What's funny is that the DJ only shows up at like 3:45 am in this club (where as in Montreal, you're being hauled out of the clubs at 3am). 

The main town is absolutely beautiful, but beware, they are not kidding when they say that Mykonos is known to be the "windy city". Nine times out of ten in my pictures, I am being engulfed by my unruly hair flying every which way. 

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You can't come to Mykonos without exploring their ever-winding streets, appreciating the beautiful and unique architecture, or enjoying one of their iconic sunsets (I kid you not, these pictures really need #nofliter). 

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Now is the time where I need to give a special shout-out to my best friend Jordana. She really helped me get all this amazing content for my blog/instagram throughout this entire trip. For someone who is such a "live in the moment" person, she literally followed me through Greece behind the camera lens. She really is an amazing friend for putting up with my photo-taking insanity and did it all with a smile on her face and not a single complaint. 

So, Jordana, I infinitely thank you & dedicate this post to you! 

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I also have to mention a highlight of my time in Mykonos, I got to meet one of my absolute FAVOURITE bloggers (Christine from Hello Fashion Blog ). I actually had a fan girl moment (to the point where it was a little embarrassing). One morning, I see one of her snaps in Mykonos, and I actually start freaking out (Jordana said she had never seen me this excited). Then fast forward a couple hours later, we are walking through the main town, and in one of those winding little streets, I see her! I walk up to her and introduce myself (at first she looked confused because I don't think she realized I recognized her from her blog). But nonetheless, she was super sweet and even took a picture with me!

So, onto the outfit

Dress: Zara (during the semi-annual sale), Sandals: Aldo (similar-ish), Sunglasses: Ray-Ban, Bag: H&M (7$!!)

xo