Postcard Mediterranean sunsets, blue-green waters, and massive blocks of delicious, feta pretty much sum up our trip to Greece. It’s one of those destinations where every photo looks amazing and that’s because it looks even better in real life!
We booked just over 2 weeks in Greece and decided we would visit 4 islands in that timeframe – Milos, Folegandros, Santorini & Mykonos. There are other amazing islands to visit but these just made the most sense because they are closest to each other and only require a 1-2 hr ferry ride between islands.
Milos was by far my favourite island. It’s a small island which made it easy to get to all the best destinations. We rented a car and were able to beach hop with ease. The best part is that Milos is under-developed so beach access is free (unlike the beach clubs in Santorini & Mykonos), you set a towel down and enjoy. Not to mention, there are less tourists on this island.
Stay: Milos Breeze
Beach: Dividing your beach visits from the North side and South side of the island makes the most sense. Day 1 – Go to Papafragas (photo-op cove), Sarkiniko (white moon rock beach), Firopotamos (pebble beach but hands down, my favourite) and then finish off with dinner in Mandrakia at Medusa (fresh fish restaurant with a beautiful ocean/sunset view). Day 2 – Go to Tsigrado (be warned – this beach is beautiful but requires a sketchy decent in between 2 rock formations and then down a tall unsteady ladder. Bring running shoes and some courage) and then head to Fyriplaka (long sandy beach with beautiful rock formations, paddle boarding access and endless blue).
Our next stop was Folegandros. We only had the pleasure of visiting Folegandros island for the day but it was totally worth the visit. The island is as authentic as can be and has boutique shopping, amazing restaurants and cafes. I would recommend hiking to Papalagi to get an incredible ocean-view lunch and then head to Chic in the town for dinner.
Our third stop was Santorini. Santorini is one of the most visited places in the world because of the beautiful hillside village views. I realized Santorini really comes alive at night. It’s a great place to shop and dine but to be honest, it felt a bit too touristy for my liking. I’m glad we visited this island but if I were to do it again, I would have spent a day or two instead of 4 here. My recommendation would be to splurge on a nice hotel for 2 nights with an amazing pool and view because the beaches aren’t anything special. Spend your day at the pool and then head into the town at night. My favourite restaurant was Mr. E. Head there for lunch or dinner.
Our final destination was Mykonos. We had heard some mixed reviews on Mykonos – some said it’s touristy or a party town and others said it was amazing. For us, it was the perfect way to end the trip. Friends of ours landed an amazing villa with our own private pool. This really made the trip.
Beach Club: Principote
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