The Cobbled Streets of Mykonos, Greece

I seem to be traveling non stop at the moment.

Everything seems to be squidged together, with a few last minute plans thrown in that means I only spend a week or two at home between trips.

I’m not complaining, it is wonderful and I’m enjoying every second of the whirlwind. I’m already certain that my future grandchildren will be sick of hearing my stories about the places I visited back in my youth!

I suppose it’s all a continuation of my old resolution to say yes to every opportunity, even if it does mean catching 40 winks in cars and planes along the way.

When I landed home from Italy I was almost immediately asked to pop over to Greece for a photoshoot. You know me. I can’t say no. So off we went!

My boyfriend stayed at home with the ecstatic dog (he knows you can’t beat a boys weekend) and Tania and I hopped on a very easy flight to Mykonos, in the Greek Islands.

We landed just in time for sunset, had an excellent very Greek dinner at To Maereio and crashed out not long after.

Waking to a rap on the garden gate the next morning, with a beautiful Greek man delivering a basket of breakfast.

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We happily relieved him of his burden and set about devouring the lot!

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We stayed in the prettiest of villas at Casa del Mar.

Surrounded by fluid white curves and looking out onto its private little beach.

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Not a bad spot for Greek yogurt and coffee!

Footloose and fancy free for the day, we set off in search of Mykonos town.

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Straw hat

Linen dress (UK/US) – also in black (UK)

Starfish sandals (US)

We found it, nestled in a bay below the imposing windmills.

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And that is where my passionate love affair with Mykonos began.

Just look at these colours!

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Tania spent the morning laughing at me, as I was in total sensory overdrive, gasping and grabbing her every few minutes, to look at some new blue and white view.

Can you blame me? Look at this place!

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This bit of town is called Little Venice and it’s where everyone gathers to watch the sunset every evening.

But in the morning, you can have the place to yourself and it is magical!

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We snuggled into a corner with a couple of drinks, settling in to enjoy the view.

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Before winding our way through the maze of Mykonos’ painted streets.

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Despite its reputation as a tourist trap and party island, life still goes on for the locals.

Greeks who have been here for thousands ignore the clubbers falling out of parties at breakfast time, head to church and shop in make-do-markets that pour onto the streets from the back of cars.

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A very different island to what it will become in the hight of summer, for now you can have the streets almost to yourself.

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It’s not too hot to explore and the lack of crowds means there’s time for a good old chinwag with the locals, who are invariably charming.

Bouganvilla bursts from every other building, the pinks clashing so beautifully with the blue and white of the picture perfect town.

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These two little snaphappy wanders found it all too much to resist.

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Every alleyway leads to a new jaw dropping view, some new and undiscovered square or port.

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You will inevitably end up walking in circles and getting completely lost.

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Which is an excellent excuse to stop and chat with some of the local shopkeepers, who are more than happy to help.

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And then of course there’s the most gorgeous local of all.

Someone I fell head over heels in love with, the second I saw him from across the bar.

Meet Petros.

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Petros, the pink pelican.

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Soft, cuddly, very friendly and rather eager to nit-pick through your hair.

He hangs out all over town and as soon as he’s bored wanders off.

Leaving you with a big fat grin and heart all of a flutter, like any gorgeous Greek man.

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You must stop for iced coffee on the front. It’s better than anything you’ll find at Starbucks.

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With a better view, too!

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Full of caffeine and sugar, we continued our expedition into the little town.

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Stopping off at Nikos for lunch.

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Choosing all of our favourites, for every meal possible.

Greek salad, fried zucchini, tzatziki, taramasalata and octopus. With a great deal of crunchy bread for dipping and mopping.

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We decided to head home the long way, which is lucky because we got so thoroughly lost it took us an age anyway!

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Though getting lost is no great grumble when your path looks like this…

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Is that you, Custard?

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Eventually we found our taxi stand and hopped in a car sighing “Home, James!”

Back to the hotel to see out the afternoon in comfort.

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In the turquoise pool, with a glass of icy white wine and our books.

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Yamas!

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  • At least by saying yes you will have no regrets, and they are such wonderful opportunities!

    This place looks so picture perfect.

    Laura xx | http://www.lovedbylaura.com

  • Jordan Kelsey

    Amazing post and amazing pictures! Your outfits are always so effortless and stunning! you have definitely given me the travel bug!

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  • Laura Torninoja

    These pictures are gorgeous! Your pictures always are, but these are something else – the whole city just came to life and I think I want to visit it now, please! x
    Laura // Middle of Adventure

  • Coco Cami

    Beautiful post and stunning photographs. Mykonos looks like a dream!

    Camille xo

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  • I went to Mykonos a few years ago, these photos show it at it’s best. Great to see Petros the Pelican again!!!!
    Hugs Adele xoxo

  • Awwwww, I already adore and fell inlove with Petros, the local pink Pelican … So precious to witness such natural beauty, such a gift of God. Beautiful photos captured. Such wonderful moments to cherished for a long time! Fabulous as always! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Just like you said … After reading this post and seeing all the beautiful pictures … Leaving me with a big fat grin and a heart fluttered with full of happiness! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • Rach

    I love Mykonos! I was just there last fall and it is such a beautiful place! Looks like you had an incredible time!!

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  • Michelle Joseph

    You make me want to go to Mykonos. Beautiful place and beautiful pictures. x

  • Oh Rosie, this is so pretty! I love those narrow lanes and all those white house – your photos are always so stunning! – this is picture perfect Greece. We went before having children husband and I to Santorini, iOS & Crete and loved it. You are certainly tempting me to visit again the Greek Islands and it seems going at this time of the year is ideal to avoid the crowds! Could we see pics of your photoshoot too please? Julie xx

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  • Oh my days…This post is a total aesthetic dream. I’m in love. I’m booking the next flight ASAP! All the blue and white – I’m daydreaming of summer days now stuck in grey wet Wales…

  • Get me to Mykonos immediately. Obsessed with the colours, it looks like paradise! Love Andrea xxx

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  • Sarah Taylor-Forbes

    Gah, this looks amazing. I love Greece, and Mykonos looks delightful. Not sure I’d want to be there in July/August though!

    Sarah x
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  • Lucky! I love Greece, and London’s skies are pretty cloudy right now. That nice bright blue would be very much appreciated!!

  • Ballets&Bows

    I had sensory overload just looking at the pictures! I can’t imagine being there in person! Thanks for sharing! Now I must go off and plan a trip!
    -Cheyanne
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  • Eva Kar

    Great photos! You’re such a beauty! I hope you had a great time! ๐Ÿ˜€
    Just a little correction… It’s not taramasalata, but taramosalata.
    Love xxx

  • The slow pace

    A few years ago we spent the first week of October in Mykonos and it was simply amazing. We had the island almost to ourselves and the weather was perfect: still warm but not suffocating. The island was quiet and absolutely breathtaking, as you have pictured so well. Every day we would head to a differnt beach and every night we would have dinenr at Nikos!!! This post has brought back so many memories!!!
    By the way, gorgeous outfit!
    xx,
    E.
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  • amazing photos! this makes me miss greece so much
    xx
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  • Love these photos and those sandals are beyond cute! definitely need them for my trips this year!

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  • I definitely want to visit Mykonos once in my life because it looks amazing! X
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  • Your hotel looks absolutely fabulous!

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  • I’ve never been to Greece but really fancy it after seeing these pics!

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  • Ashley Christabelle

    You are one lucky woman! Greece has been on my bucket list for a while now. Hope to tick it off very soon! P.s, love your sandals so much. x

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  • Wow love the pictures
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  • And I thought nothing could top your italian adventures…My gosh how beautiful Mykonos is, it’s surreal!

    xx, Matea
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  • Kelly

    These pictures are so incredibly gorgeous, those colours! It makes me want to hop on a flight and go to Mykonos.

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  • alicekatex

    WOW this looks amazing! I need to visit Mykonos, beautiful island xxxx
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  • Oooh this post reminds me of my holiday in Rhodes a couple of years ago. Greece and her islands are so utterly stunning. And the food is incredible! You’ve taken me right back ๐Ÿ™‚

    Rachel x
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  • Amy

    I’ve always wanted to travel to Mykonos! Looks beautiful – Maybe next year ๐Ÿ˜›

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  • this looks amazing! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • Andrea

    Beautiful photos! Maybe you could do a little blog post on your favourite photography gear (especially when travelling), along with a few tips to take gorgeous photos like this!

  • Wow it looks sooo stunning there. I love all the white and blues. I want to visit Greece so badly.
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  • You really are doing quite a bit of traveling! I love being in new places, but the actual process of getting there can tire me out. I don’t do very much traveling to begin with; I just take the breaks we get in college. But for the past year, I decided that I didn’t want to travel for most of my breaks, and instead I’d just explore my city. It’s worked out well for me, and maybe next year I’ll find some kind of balance of traveling and rest. But for now, I’m living vicariously through your travels! Looks like such a great time ๐Ÿ˜€ -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s

  • The Sunday Mode

    I think if I had opportunities like this I’d say yes to all of them as well! Mykonos is so beautiful (though really so are all the Greek Islands) and this really make me miss all of those perfectly blue and white buildings and that laid back Greek attitude. Not going to lie, I definitely miss the greek food as well- I could live off that stuff!

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  • Jen

    The blue and white gets me every time! Envious of your travels. x

    Jen | affecionada

  • Aurรจ

    buongiorno,ciao!…what a colours…every photo is as beautiful as a charmimg painting…cheers!
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  • Wow, that looks such a stunning place, I would love to be there right now, soaking up some me time! Also, I love the randomness of having a town pelican, what a cutie! x Jersey Girl x

  • Amellia Mae

    Rosie this post is stunning! Mykonos looks breathtaking. You’ve inspired my husband and I to book our holiday here. I hope I get to meet Petros!! How gorgeous is he?!

  • SO BEAUTIFUL! It’s on the bucket list.

  • Wow!

    I want to visit!

    That’s all I can say.

    Chichi
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  • I’ve always wanted to go to Mykonos and, after seeing this, I am definitely going to have to book tickets!
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  • Mark

    Itโ€™s such a lovely place! Definitely adding it to my bucket list!
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  • gina

    those blue scooters are ace and the pool looks pretty snazzy as well! I really want to visit mykonos it looks gorgeous. http://www.thewanderlusthasgotme.blogspot.co.uk

  • Wow! How beautiful!!! And i adore your slippers <3
    xx Isabelle

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  • Another holiday location to add to my list. I actually went to Agios Nikalaos a few years ago after I saw you feature it, was beautiful there!

    Mel x
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  • Mykonos is seriously my dream place to visit, all the blue and white!! Looking lovely and bronzed Rosie, and the pelican is mesmerising, can’t believe you got so close.

    Lauren x
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  • Oh you got to Mykonos… I fell in love with it.. everything is so white and clean, even the shops are so beautiful… all the little churches and friendly people too. Here is a link to some of my photographs, you’ll recognise most of the places http://allthingsnice4life.blogspot.ie/2015/02/travel-photos-mykonos-greece.html and http://allthingsnice4life.blogspot.ie/2014/10/one-of-most-beautiful-places-in-world.html

  • MissLilly

    wow I wish!!!! That place is so beautiful and peaceful. Would love to go now, because it’s not high season yet and packed with tourists, but not more flying for me. Still need to wait almost 1 year before I go again. Beautiful photos too

  • Athena Politou

    I’m so glad you’ve enjoyed your time in my beloved country! I’ve been to Mykonos many a time, and I must say you’ve absolutely captured the essence of the Greek Islands. I think this is the perfect season to visit because after that it just gets overcrowded and way too touristy. Love your dress too, you always look so elegant!

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  • Sophie

    Such beautiful pictures, the island looks stunning!

    On a slightly different note your post on skincare mentioned there may be a make up and fragrance post to follow? Would love to hear your tips, you look naturally glowing and so pulled together all the time!

    xxx

  • Hey luv! This post has made start daydreaming about Mykonos. It looks so surreal. Great pics and that dress is supper cute.x

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  • Ciara Lyons

    Amazing photo’s, the colours are fab.

    Ciara x | http://www.mylittlelondon.me

  • The blues and whites of Mykonos appear to have been designed to match your blog! This post couldn’t be any more you ๐Ÿ™‚ x

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  • LOVE that linen dress! So pretty!

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  • Oh my goodness, it looks SO beautiful there! My wanderlust is realllllly acting up!

  • Kari Guastella

    Mykonos is such a stunning town!! I can’t get over those colors!
    Kari
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  • Ashlee

    Again I agree with you about saying yes to as many opportunities as you can! Beautiful!

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  • Oh my God Mykonos looks so dreamy!!!!

  • Where are the sunnies from, lovely Rosie? They look like Michael Kors…? They’re gorge! X

  • j’adoreeee! <3 xxx

  • La Travelera

    I havent been in Myconos but it reminds me a lot to Santorini, super gorgeous Greek islands. You look lovely!
    xxx
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