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Sailing Greece: Mykonos

We started our sailing trip in Mykonos. It is big enough that it has an airport but it is far enough away from Athens that the other islands nearby are remote so it was a good place to start our trip. Paul and I got in a day early and stayed at the Elena Hotel, which I highly recommend (thanks Amy for the tip). Here are some pictures from our time spent on Mykonos. My friends like to explore everything so as soon as we would get to an island we would rent scooters and see as much as we could. Some of the things we did on Mykonos: we went to four beaches most were party beaches but we did find a sweet one called Agrari that was a little quieter and had a beautiful cove. There are churches everywhere and they looked so pretty on all the hills. Everyday we would try to find somewhere special to watch the sunset. Not to be dramatic but the prettiest sunsets I’ve ever seen were there on Mykonos. The town is a party town so there is lots to do up into the wee hours of the morning. My friends Rebecca and Derek tried the “fish spa” where you put your feet into the water and all the little fishies eat the dirt off your feet. It gave me the willies, so I just watched. The last morning on Mykonos we took a quick ferry over to the neighboring island Delos, which had some beautiful ruins. We tried lots of recommended restaurants, and the food wasn’t bad but nothing super memorable. We loved getting to know Mykonos but the smaller more remote islands were by far my favorite.

all photos by Paul Ferney and Charlotte Beck


    August 3, 2011

    Looks incredibly fun, and so smart to start each island with a scooter ride. We waited until our LAST day in Santorini to rent scooters, and it turned out to be our very favorite part of the whole trip!

  2. Celeste

    August 3, 2011

    These are gorgeous. They remind me of the time I spent in Mykonos two summers ago :)

  3. Meg

    August 3, 2011

    Beautiful photos. What a fantastic island!

  4. Elena

    August 3, 2011

    Lovely photos! :)

  5. Collins

    August 3, 2011

    I’ve always wanted to go to Greece. Beautiful!

  6. Katie

    August 3, 2011

    So amazing, I would lovvveeee to go to Greece. It looks so beautiful! xo

  7. Maria @ Busy as a Bee in Paris

    August 3, 2011

    gorgeous! my brother-in-law is greek, i’m going to have to tag along whenever he takes my sister! bises xoxo

  8. Chelsea

    August 3, 2011

    These pictures are gorgeous! It reminds me of Sisterhood of the Traveling pants, when they filmed in Greece.

  9. Truly Smitten

    August 3, 2011

    That fish spa looks so awesome! Really, really wonderful photos! I’m itching to go to Greece now.

  10. Misha

    August 3, 2011

    Wow. Those are fabulous. I love looking at happy photos like that. So glad you enjoyed yourselves!!

  11. natalie @ The SoHo

    August 3, 2011

    It’s practically unreal. What a gorgeous place! And I’ve always wanted to go to one of those fish spas.

  12. Luisa

    August 3, 2011

    Incredible timing: we’re going to the Greek islands on our honeymoon in September and will be spending three days in and around Mykonos. Your photos have made me so excited! (The Elena Hotel is booked already! You don’t happen to have any other hotel tips, do you?)

  13. sarah

    August 3, 2011

    I loved Delos. I went with a group and we had the most interesting tour guide.

  14. Will

    August 3, 2011

    We visited Greek islands a lot on family holidays as a child so this post has me swimming in memories!

  15. Lindsey

    August 3, 2011

    So fun! Dying to get Greece!!

  16. Love,LillyUK

    August 3, 2011

    Just gorgeous – after nearly 5 years in the UK, Greece is still on my “to do” list – hopefully this time next year. Can’t wait for the next instalment!

  17. Cheryl

    August 3, 2011

    I’m going to be there in less than 30 days! Can’t wait! Love your pics!

  18. penny

    August 3, 2011

    the fish spa!! really funny. beautiful photos and i really like your arrangement of them. pretty!


    August 3, 2011

    Great pics! I can’t wait to see more of this trip!!

  20. stilllemonade

    August 3, 2011

    Come to Turkey :)

  21. Rebecca

    August 3, 2011

    Oh my word, a fish spa?? I don’t know if I’d like that….! What lovely photos.

  22. m e l

    August 3, 2011

    Oooh, can I come next time?? That looks like an amazing trip!

  23. Haydee

    August 3, 2011

    Everything looks amazing. Especially Agrari Beach.

  24. Abby Noel

    August 3, 2011

    Jordan these are absolutely gorgeous! What a fun trip, and those fish spa photos are hilarious.

  25. Anni

    August 3, 2011

    Oh, these are gorgeous. You just single-handedly moved Greece up a few spots on my “must” list.

  26. Sweet Pea

    August 3, 2011

    Oh my, I’m green with envy!
    Hope you’re having an amazing time, which, I’m sure would be easy to!

    Just a Silhouette

  27. Hannah

    August 3, 2011

    Greece is amazing, and I can’t wait until i can spend more time there in the future as an adult (we just went on holidays as children). I have a desire to watch Mamma Mia! now ha!

  28. denese

    August 3, 2011

    How much for the fish shorts!?!!!??? I MUST have them. Please, please – do tell, where are they from?

    Of course this trip has amazing stamped all over it. thanks for sharing.

    best – d.

  29. denese

    August 3, 2011

    bird shorts!

  30. Julia's Bookbag

    August 3, 2011

    Beautiful! Stunning! I wonder if I’d be able to handle the fishy thingy — I think it might be too tickly for me and I’d end up kicking the poor fish in the face…. :)

  31. LuLu

    August 3, 2011

    Amazig photos! Looks and sounds like so much fun. Visiting Greece is on my bucket list!

    However, the whole letting the fish eat the dirt off my feet it my complete and utter nightmare. I hate fish! Any shape or size!

    A Candid Life

  32. Natalie

    August 3, 2011

    Great pix! Random question – what font are you using on the pic descriptions?

  33. Darci Hastings

    August 3, 2011

    Beautiful! And your friends are all so pretty too! :)

  34. meg w

    August 3, 2011

    mykonos was by far my favorite part of our honeymoon through europe. well, i can’t actually say that because i loved it all… but it was so different from the go-go-go of our explore everything in four countries in 28 days… in mykonos we just relaxed on the beaches all day long while people brought us drinks and water… so wonderful! and the island was so beautiful – i dream about it all the time. thanks for the lovely pictures!

  35. Gaia

    August 3, 2011

    Ooh thanks for the tips! We’re going in the beginning of October for our honeymoon…

  36. Becki

    August 3, 2011

    I like that you put the photographer’s portraits up. Looks like a blast. I’m jealous.

  37. Alexis

    August 3, 2011

    *Sigh* I love Greece! All of the whitewashed buildings, the slow pace, the food. We went to Santorini for our honeymoon last year and it was just perfect. I live in San Diego and still think the sunsets in Greece were the most amazing I’ve ever seen. Can’t wait to see more photos! If you enjoyed the food, try this Greek Panzanella salad. It’s SO delicious!

  38. Janan W

    August 3, 2011

    love the pics. I have super ticklish feet so probably would have also skipped the fish spa.

  39. Robin K

    August 3, 2011

    Love the pics. The one of Paul is soooooooo handsome! Did you go to Naxos? That’s the one Greek island I’ve been to. Loved it.

  40. mandy

    August 3, 2011

    What the?! Where was I?? 😉 Looks like so much fun!

  41. Cynthiiaa

    August 3, 2011

    I love your website, it’s great and it makes me happy! ;D The photo’s are amazing.

  42. tracy

    August 3, 2011

    fish spa!!! *giggles*

  43. emma

    August 3, 2011

    looks like a blast!! :)

  44. Ridgely's Radar

    August 3, 2011

    Looks beautiful! So jealous!

  45. Kacie

    August 3, 2011

    These photos are so fantastic. I love the fish in the tank… eek! Looks like a wonderful, relaxing trip.


  46. Margie

    August 3, 2011

    Mykonos is my least favourite island (i’ve been to quiet a few) and the ‘fish spa’ gives me the willies. But, did the fish do a good job?

  47. traveler11

    August 4, 2011

    Love all your pictures here!

  48. molly

    August 4, 2011

    your trip looks magical! what beautiful pictures!

  49. Pam

    August 4, 2011

    I love the pure whites with the vibrant blues! I studied abroad in Greece during college and this takes me right back :)

  50. Morgan Smith

    August 4, 2011

    I was inspired before by your previous Greece post and sent out an email to our travel-loving couple friends, saying we have to do this. Now, looking at these pics…we need to book it!

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