Posts Tagged ‘holidays Greece’

Skiathos and Skopelos

Skiathos and Skopelos (59)
Skiathos and Skopelos (61)
 

Skiathos and Skopelos

You can’t imagine how happy I was for going back to Greek islands. I still remember being so excited while waiting for the departure at Vienna International airport. Together with a group of journalists, we flew directly to Skiathos island for a press trip organized by the Greek national tourism Organization.

The plan was visiting and discovering Alonissos, Skiathos and Skopelos which automatically means: amazing landscape, warm hearted people, and good food. Yay!

Skiathos and Skopelos (14)

I have never been on the Greek islands in May. When I was living in Greece, I used to visit the islands mostly in July and in August, but after spending a couple of cold months in the Central Europe, my desire for sea and sun together with my wanderlust was urgently calling for a cure and absolutely could not wait until June or July.

I also realized that, not only June and July, but May as well, is a perfect month to visit and have holidays in Greece (pleasant temperatures and not that much crowd in places).

Skiathos and Skopelos (15)
Skiathos and Skopelos (6)
 

Once we arrived at Skiathos, we took the boat to Skopelos, that famous island where the musical Mamma mia was filmed. The three islands are connected by boat. So if you visit them, fly to Skiathos and take the boat. The boat trip from Skiathos to Skopelos lasted about an hour.

Skiathos and Skopelos (26)
Skiathos and Skopelos (25)
 

In Skopelos, the people of the island who would later give us a tour in the following days welcomed us warmly with local delicacies. In the days that followed, I soaked all in. The good company of my new friends, blue of the sea, green of the nature. And of course, the amazing view from my hotel room at Skiathos Palace.

And of course my favourite fried potatoes, a lot of kalamarakia and the famous Skopelos cheese pie, known as Skopelitiki Tyropita.

Skiathos and Skopelos (32)
Sporades islands in Greece top travel tips
 
Where to stay in Skiathos and Skopelos islands 

Hotel in Skiathos: Skiathos Palace
Hotel in Skopelos: Skopelos Village Hotel

Sporades islands in Greece top travel tips
Sporades islands in Greece top travel tips
 

In Skopelos, I did something for the first time in my life: scuba diving (say yes to new experiences)! Visit Kostas & Ines at Skopelos Dive Center. Kostas explained to me everything about my first dive in the sea. What an amazing experience that I definitely recommend to others.

Sporades islands in Greece top travel tips

SUPPORT MY WORK!

If you enjoy my content and you’d like to support this channel, so that I will be able to continue offering you that kind of content, please consider using the below AFFILIATE LINKS (Booking & Amazon).

If you make a booking with BOOKING.COM with my link or a purchase on AMAZON.COM with my link, I earn a small commission at NO additional cost to you.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for using my affiliate links! Helps a lot!

Sporades islands in Greece top travel tips

In this blog post you can see photos from my visit in Skiathos and Skopelos. My Austrian friends continued their travel to Alonissos but I didn’t. I had to go back to Skiathos and take the airplane to my next destination. The adventure would go on in Mykonos!

Follow me on Instagram

*Disclaimer: This trip was a press trip organised by The Greek Tourism Board in Vienna. All words, comments and thoughts in this post are my own. This blog post contains affiliate links.  I get a commission if you make a purchase through the links which comes at no cost to you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for using my links.

A guide to Mykonos

A guide to Mykonos
A guide to Mykonos
 

A guide to Mykonos

Upon my arrival in Mykonos, everybody was asking me the same question: “first time here”?
No, it wasn’t the first time visiting Mykonos. The first one was many, many years ago. My first visit was many years ago and it was based on a lie. I lied to my boss back then. I said that I was ill and left with a friend for a weekend in Mykonos. 

A guide to Mykonos
A guide to Mykonos
 

This time, my friend and I got a little bit crazy during our stay in Mykonos because of all the beauty around us. We loved roaming around and let our instinct drive us through the alleys of the little town. If you visit Mykonos, pay attention to the details around you.

A guide to Mykonos
A guide to Mykonos
 
SUPPORT MY WORK!

If you enjoy my content and you’d like to support this channel, so that I will be able to continue offering you that kind of content, please consider using the below AFFILIATE LINKS (Booking & Amazon).

If you make a booking with BOOKING.COM with my link or a purchase on AMAZON.COM with my link, I earn a small commission at NO additional cost to you.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for using my affiliate links! Helps a lot!

Top travel tips for Mykonos island
Top travel tips for Mykonos island
 

You will notice that residents of Mykonos take care of their island. They really have a good taste about everything, they keep their island polished and this is a considerable reason to love them, right? With my camera, I tried to catch all that beauty, architecture and details as well.

Top travel tips for Mykonos island

mykonos, the picture perfect island (37)
mykonos, the picture perfect island (39)
 

A guide to Mykonos

mykonos, the picture perfect island (35)
mykonos, the picture perfect island (36)
 

mykonos, the picture perfect island (34)

Book your stay in Mykonos island with Booking.com

mykonos, the picture perfect island (15)

mykonos, the picture perfect island (55)
 

mykonos, the picture perfect island (28)

mykonos, the picture perfect island (60)
mykonos, the picture perfect island (61)
 

A guide to Mykonos

mykonos, the picture perfect island (30)
mykonos, the picture perfect island (31)
 
mykonos, the picture perfect island (17)
mykonos, the picture perfect island (54)
 
mykonos, the picture perfect island (58)
mykonos, the picture perfect island (62)
 

mykonos, the picture perfect island (38)

mykonos, the picture perfect island (42)
mykonos, the picture perfect island (6)
 
mykonos, the picture perfect island (20)
mykonos, the picture perfect island (44)
 

mykonos, the picture perfect island (12)

The Viennese Girl blog in Cyclades islands
The Viennese Girl blog in Cyclades islands
 
Petros, the famous Mykonos pelican

In one of those photos you will see Petros, the pink pelican. Petros is the cutest bird I have ever seen. I had a quick conversation with the woman who takes care of him. She told me that there were three pelicans on the island. Now there is only one left.

She set Petros free every morning and before the sunset, she is looking for him to bring him back home. If she doesn’t find her, she can’t sleep. Having and taking care of an animal is a big responsibility and this adorable animal left me to touch him and caress him.

The woman pointed out that Petros doesn’t let anyone caress him. I guess this was a good sign that Petros and I became friends. What a pity I couldn’t pack him and take him with me to Vienna. : ) We also saw many dogs and cats on the streets of Mykonos. It seems that they were all taking naps and I am sure they were also annoyed by tourists like me who wanted to take photos of them.

The Viennese Girl blog in Cyclades islands
The Viennese Girl blog in Cyclades islands
 
The reputation of Mykonos island

Mykonos has the reputation worldwide of being a party island but for me and the way I conceived it, this island is something more than that. No doubt that here you can party until dawn, but this island has something special that you cannot describe with words.

The Viennese Girl blog in Cyclades islands
The Viennese Girl blog in Cyclades islands
 

Book your stay in Mykonos island with Booking.com

The Viennese Girl blog in Cyclades islands
Cyclades architecture and photos
 
Cyclades architecture and photos
Cyclades architecture and photos
 
Where to stay in Mykonos island

We had the chance to feel that “special” thing in the air, also thanks to the unbeatable hospitality at our boutique hotel Bill&Coo Suites and Lounge. Four days on this island resulted in more than 4.000 photos. That’s the reason that makes me call Mykonos the most instagrammable island. The worst thing you can do is visiting this island without your camera, or forgetting your battery/memory card at home.

Cyclades architecture and photos
Cyclades architecture and photos
 

Book your stay in Mykonos island with Booking.com

Follow me on Instagram

*Disclaimer: This blog post contains affiliate links.  I get a commission if you make a purchase through the links which comes at no cost to you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for using my links.

Where to stay in Mykonos

Where to stay in Mykonos
Where to stay in Mykonos
 

Where to stay in Mykonos

If you’re planning a trip to the beautiful Greek island of Mykonos, one of the most important things to consider is where to stay. With so many accommodation options available, it can be overwhelming to decide on the perfect place for your holiday. That’s why we’ve put together this ultimate guide to help you find the best Mykonos accommodation to suit your needs and preferences. Whether you’re looking for luxury or budget-friendly options, beachfront properties or traditional villas, we’ve got you covered. Keep reading to discover our top picks for where to stay in Mykonos.

Follow me on Instagram for more great content like this!

Best boutique hotel in Mykonos
Best boutique hotel in Mykonos
 

Where to stay in Mykonos

Luxury and Romance: Bill and Coo suites and lounge

I flew from Skiathos to Athens and from Athens to Mykonos. I hate morning flights that forces my bell to ring at 05.00 am but on the other side, who cares if you are about to spend a couple of days at Bill&Coo Suites and Lounge  with the company of a good friend?

Once I arrived, a member of the staff picked me up from the airport with a white Jeep with beige leather interior and offered me a hot towel to clean my hands. I still remember some details of the service, small gestures like this, provided by the hotel that made our stay at Bill&Coo Suites and Lounge special, unique and above all unforgettable.

If you want to stay updated with my latest photos and videos, please follow me on Instagram @theviennesegirl

Best boutique hotel in Mykonos
Best boutique hotel in Mykonos
 

Where to stay in Mykonos – Best Boutique Hotel 

When I stepped in, I was offered a welcome drink and another member of the staff came to me with a map explaining some things about the island. Once I entered Bill&Coo Suites and Lounge, the first glance at the breathtaking view over swimming pool, beach, and all this romantic oasis that surrounded me had me thinking….

Why haven’t I discovered that place earlier? It was time for me to breathe easily and unwind.

Stay connected with me and my adventures by following me on Instagram!

Best boutique hotel in Mykonos
Best boutique hotel in Mykonos
 

In the days that followed, we did all kind of things that belong to what someone would call as dreamy holidays. We relaxed in a 5 star Mykonian suite, savored amazing Greek food, took many photos, did funny things, made new friends, talked to strangers, and discovered hidden paths in the city of Mykonos. But most of all we were pampered from the hotel and felt like two small princesses.

Don’t miss out on exclusive behind-the-scenes photos and videos, follow me on Instagram!

Best boutique hotel in Mykonos
Best boutique hotel in Mykonos
 

What I really loved during our stay

What I really really loved from our stay at Bill&Coo Suites and Lounge was that the staff surprised us pleasantly every now and then. The staff was very generous and friendly to all the guests. I loved the privacy of our suite, the dinner from the restaurant’s Chef, Athinagoras Kostakos (could he cook like this for me everyday…?), and the music from the bar was out of this world!

It felt like everything was unfolding very naturally and effortlessly. We didn’t have to worry about anything, we were in good hands.

If you love travelling, make sure to follow me on Instagram for more.

Bill&Coo Suites and Lounge (24)
Bill&Coo Suites and Lounge (25)
 

For those looking for a touch of luxury and romance during their stay in Mykonos, the Bill and Coo suites and lounge are an excellent choice. Rated as one of the best hotels in Mykonos, this boutique hotel close to Mykonos Town offers stunning views of the Aegean Sea.

Join my Instagram community and stay updated on my latest posts by following me!

Bill&Coo Suites and Lounge (19)
Bill&Coo Suites and Lounge (23)
 

The Bill and Coo suites and lounge are designed with modern sophistication and luxury in mind. Some suites comes equipped with a private plunge pool, Jacuzzi, and spacious outdoor area with breathtaking sea views. The hotel’s restaurant also serves delectable dishes that highlight Greek cuisine with a modern twist.

Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram for daily inspiration and motivation!

Bill&Coo Suites and Lounge (22)
Bill&Coo Suites and Lounge (37)
 

In Mykonos Town you can immerse yourself in the local culture and nightlife. You can take a leisurely stroll through Little Venice, admire the white-washed Cycladic buildings, and shop for souvenirs in the town’s colourful markets.

Book your stay in Mykonos with Booking.com

Bill&Coo Suites and Lounge (29)
Bill&Coo Suites and Lounge (28)
 

All in all, if you’re looking for a romantic getaway, a luxurious vacation, or a combination of both, Bill & Coo Suites and lounge are the perfect choice for you. Include this gem in your itinerary for the ultimate Mykonos travel guide experience.

Want to see more of my travel photos? Follow me on Instagram!

Bill&Coo Suites and Lounge (27)
Bill&Coo Suites and Lounge (26)
 
Bill&Coo Suites and Lounge (13)
Bill&Coo Suites and Lounge (21)
Bill&Coo Suites and Lounge (53)
Bill&Coo Suites and Lounge (55)
 

Bill&Coo Suites and Lounge (47)

Bill&Coo Suites and Lounge (42)
Bill&Coo Suites and Lounge (44)
 

Book your stay in Mykonos with Booking.com

Follow me on Instagram and join the conversation in the comments!

Bill&Coo Suites and Lounge (35)
Bill&Coo Suites and Lounge (49)
 

It’s impossible not to be captivated by the enchanting allure of Bill&Coo Suites and Lounge.

Bill&Coo Suites and Lounge (32)

Eventually, the time arrives when you must bid farewell to a location you wish to remain in. However, we eagerly anticipate our return to explore the magnificent beach club “Bill & Coo Coast Suites” introduced by Bill&Coo Suites and Lounge in celebration of their decade-long anniversary.

Let’s stay connected! Follow me on Instagram @theviennesegirl for more great content.

Bill&Coo Suites and Lounge (34)

*Disclaimer: My stay at Bill&Coo Suites and Lounge was hosted. However, all words, comments and thoughts in this post are my own.

Book your stay in Mykonos with Booking.com

Follow me on Instagram

SEASIDE RETREAT: GRACE MYKONOS

GRACE MYKONOS

This summer’s adventures ended with the best possible way: a 3 nights stay at Grace hotel in Mykonos island! This intimate, exclusive boutique hotel is located just north of Mykonos town above the sandy and protected beach of Agios Stefanos. We spent 4 peaceful days in this beautiful resort! These are my photos!

GRACE MYKONOS

For those seeking a serene seaside escape in Mykonos, the Grace Mykonos is undoubtedly the best hotel in Mykonos for a seaside retreat. Located in the peaceful and secluded Agios Stefanos Bay, Grace Mykonos boasts an unrivalled beachfront location that will take your breath away.

GRACE MYKONOS

As a boutique hotel in Mykonos, Grace Mykonos offers personalized service and intimate charm that makes for an unforgettable stay. The hotel’s beautifully appointed rooms and suites feature minimalist yet luxurious décor that perfectly complements the natural beauty of the island.

GRACE MYKONOS

A balcony with westward views of the sea and Mykonos town. 

GRACE MYKONOS

The Grace Mykonos is the perfect choice for travellers looking for a peaceful respite from the hustle and bustle of Mykonos Town. With its tranquil beachfront location, guests can enjoy a secluded retreat while still being just a short drive from all the party places in Mykonos Town.

GRACE MYKONOS

Delicious à la carte breakfast served by a super lovely lady called Christina! 

Book your stay at Grace Mykonos with Booking.com 

breakfast by the pool

Modern sophistication meets airy Greek island style.

GRACE MYKONOS

This hotel is an ideal choice for honeymooners and couples looking for a romantic getaway, with its breathtaking sea views, private balconies, and private pool options. The hotel’s on-site restaurant, The Grace Restaurant, serves delicious Mediterranean cuisine and has a terrace with stunning sea views.

Book your stay at Grace Mykonos with Booking.com 

boutique hotel in Mykonos
Cyclades Greek boutique hotels photography
 

In summary, the Grace Mykonos is a true gem of a hotel in Mykonos, offering the perfect combination of luxury, relaxation, and stunning natural beauty.

Book your stay at Grace Mykonos with Booking.com

Agios Stefanos Greece

For those looking for the ultimate Mykonian holidays, be sure to add the Grace Mykonos to your list of must-stayplaces for a seaside retreat you won’t forget.

Agios Stefanos Greece

Agios Stefanos Mykonos island Greece

Cyclades Greek islands photography

Mykonos sunset – photo taken from our balcony.

Book your stay at Grace Mykonos with Booking.com 

Sunset in Mykonos island

We would like to thank wholeheartedly Aria Hotels for the great hospitality! If you would also like to experience a relaxed and pampered Mykonian island holiday, book a suite with a balcony at Grace Mykonos.

Portes Mykonos

Portes Mykonos

Upon my arrival in Athens towards the end of August, my intention was to allocate a few days in the capital city to reunite with my family and friends. As for the remaining duration of my stay, I hadn’t made any specific travel arrangements. It was evident, however, that August did not transpire as I had envisioned. Nevertheless, I take full responsibility for this outcome, as I consciously opted for a vacation in September instead of August, supported by a multitude of valid reasons.

Portes Mykonos

The perfect picture island

Originally, I had contemplated visiting Spetses and Hydra. However, an overwhelming sense of nostalgia for the charming Cycladic white-washed houses led me to choose Mykonos instead. Undoubtedly, it is the epitome of a picturesque island, offering endless enchantment. Moreover, during my previous visit to Mykonos last year, I departed with a lingering sensation that three nights were insufficient, prompting me to firmly resolve to return in the near future.

Portes Mykonos

This year I stayed at Portes Mykonos Suites and Villas. Portes Mykonos had exactly what I expect to find in any hotel: exclusivity and privacy, along with a sense of peace and serenity. I especially loved the people working there who became my friends, room with walls all made of glass which served as the reception, late afternoon light, and amazing interior and exterior designs that reminded me of Dior Cruise fashion show in LA. What else do you need for the perfect holidays? Hope you also get the chance to experience this beautiful property yourself.

Portes Mykonos
Portes Mykonos
 

For those looking for a more intimate and personalised stay in Mykonos, Portes Suites & Villas is the perfect option. This boutique hotel boasts luxurious suites and villas with private pools, ensuring that you have the ultimate privacy during your stay.

Portes Mykonos
Portes Mykonos
 

Each suite is decorated with a contemporary minimalist design, with natural elements such as wood and stone used throughout to create a calming and serene atmosphere. The hotel is situated in the charming village of Ornos, providing guests with a glimpse of traditional Greek village life while still being in close proximity to the island’s buzzing hotspots.

Portes Mykonos

The Portes Suites & Villas team will ensure that your stay is tailored to your individual needs and preferences. Whether it’s booking reservations at the best restaurants or arranging boat tours, the team is on hand to make sure your stay is unforgettable.

Portes Mykonos
Portes Mykonos
 

For those seeking privacy and a personalised experience in the heart of Mykonos, Portes Suites & Villas Mykonos is a top choice. The stunning design, top-notch amenities, and exceptional hospitality make for a memorable and luxurious stay on this beautiful island.

Portes Mykonos

Portes Mykonos
Portes Mykonos
 
Portes Mykonos
Portes Mykonos
 

Portes Mykonos

boutique hotels photography cyclades
boutique hotels photography cyclades
 

boutique hotels photography cyclades

boutique hotels photography cyclades
Portes Mykonos
 

Portes Mykonos

boutique hotels photography cyclades
boutique hotels photography cyclades
 

Portes Mykonos

boutique hotels photography cyclades
boutique hotels photography cyclades
 
Where to stay in Mykonos
Where to stay in Mykonos
 

SUPPORT MY WORK

If you have found this article useful and if you enjoy my content and you’d like to support this channel, so that I will be able to continue offering you that kind of content for free, please consider using my AFFILIATE LINK on Booking. When you make a booking with BOOKING.COM using my link, I earn a small commission at NO additional cost to you.

Alternatively, if you enjoy my travel stories, tips and photography, you can say Thank you by offering me a ‘virtual’ coffee here.

In case you’d like to book me as your photographer in Vienna, you can find more info here.

Please have a look at my portfolio, if you’d like to know more about my photography work.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for using my affiliate link!

Where to stay in Mykonos
Where to stay in Mykonos
 

Please take a moment to share this blog post with your friends and family on your Facebook profile. They might also be looking for inspiring travel stories and exceptional travel photography. Sharing is caring.

WHERE TO NEXT? Discover more amazing Hotels in Greece!

Greece’s Best Resort Hotel

Where to stay in Patmos island

Where to stay in Tinos island

A guide to Mykonos

Follow me for more on Instagram

*Disclaimer: My stay at Portes Suites & Villas Mykonos was hosted. All words, comments and thoughts in this post are my own. This blog post contain affiliate links. I get a commission if you make a purchase through the links which comes at no cost to you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for using my links.