Wednesday, July 27, 2016

WHW {#51}: Rhodes and Mykonos

Happy What's Hap-"Pinning" Wednesday! 
I've been sorting through our vacation photos, so I thought I'd continue the Greece recap today with our days in Rhodes and Mykonos!

We pulled into Rhodes on Tuesday morning and it was so cool to see the city surrounded by a huge stone wall! 
Going in, we didn't know a ton about Rhodes so we just got off the boat and wandered through the old city. We saw old churches/mosques, stone streets, and the Palace of the Grand Master which totally had a Game of Thrones kind of feel.
The roads in Rhodes are SO detailed and gorgeous! Just look at this:
After wandering through the old town for a bit (and buying a cute dress), we decided to hit up one of the beaches further down the coast so we hopped into a taxi and made our way to Faliraki Beach where we spent a few hours relaxing, playing in the water and soaking up the sun!
Around 2-3pm we made it back to the boat for a late lunch and relaxed by the pool for a bit since we were leaving port at 5pm.

That night we met up with our friends after dinner and saw the show on the boat which was a cool cirque Du Soleil inspired performance, and then we followed it up by karaoke with some other friends that Emily and DeWayne had met at their dinner table. It was a late night, with celebratory drinks of the engagement from the day before, and lots of off-key singing.
After going to bed past midnight, we were up shortly after 6am to explore Mykonos. Lucky for us, our boat was able to secure the one big slip for Mykonos, allowing us to just get off the boat instead of having to take a tender boat. SO much easier!
We spent the day with our friends Emily and DeWayne again and wandered through Mykonos Town. Again, it was so early in the morning that we got to see it without it being crowded by tourists which allowed for some really pretty pictures!
We decided to get ATV's again so that we could explore the island with ease. These ATV's left a little to be desired after the awesome ones we'd had in Santorini. Let's just say it sounded like we were riding on a lawn mower for the day, but it got the job done....slowly.
We hit the road and made our way to Elia Beach. Let me tell you, it was gorgeous and felt very much like a high end beach club with their super comfy sunbeds. We spent the morning soaking up the views, and the sun, and relaxing after our late night. We had lunch and the most amazing watermelon daiquiri I've had in my whole life and then left around 1pm to explore some of the other beaches.
We wanted to see one of the more "party" beaches having seen the relaxed one, so we made our way to Paradise Beach. It was pretty tame when we were there, but when we left around 5:30 it was starting to turn into a Cancun beach party. We got some time in the water, hung out in the shade for a couple of drinks where Em and I realized that we have a LOT more in common than just being SLP's, and before we left, Em and I participated in a bit of dancing as the party was getting started. 
We made it back to Mykonos town and dropped off the ATV's, then wandered through the area now that everything was open and bustling. We window shopped and then stopped for a snack (saganaki!) and a drink before getting back onto the boat.
Where Santorini is a lot of picturesque photos and rocky beaches, Mykonos is definitely beaches! Lots and lots to choose from, and they're more like what we think of beaches being like (sandy, less rocky). 

Mykonos and Santorini were two of my favorite places in Greece. Rhodes was an unexpected surprise to us and a nice little treat to get to stop there for a day, too!

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27 comments:

  1. Keep these Greece pictures coming! Did you have a favorite place?!

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  2. Love how many young people were on your ship - that totally makes it more lively and fun!! rhodes will always hold a special place for me - I spent 9 days after high school graduation there with my mom and we had a blast! xo, biana -BlovedBoston

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  3. I still can't get over how gorgeous all your pictures are, and those beaches - wow! <3
    Green Fashionista

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  4. omg those photos! that wall is super cool in rhodes and the streets! insanely cute. and mykonos - i mean i can't get over that place! want to go there so much

    xoxo cheshire kat

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  5. I have heard so many amazing things about Mykonos, maybe one day I will make it there.

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  6. Seriously, dreamy! I can't wait to go to Greece one day!

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  7. Everything is so gorgeous! Those roads are too beautiful to walk in, almost! haha

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  8. Every picture is more beautiful than the last...wow, what a great trip!

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  9. Mykonos is GORGEOUS! Good lord I had no idea Greece was so beautiful. I could look at peoples travel pictures all day. :)

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  10. I don't know if you experienced this in Mykonos but the beaches are nude there......it was something that still haunts me hahahaha

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  11. Rhodes looks so pretty! Those roads are ridiculous! Looks like we'll have to go back and explore some more of Greece! Shucks! ;) -Rachel

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  12. I want to go to Mykonos so bad now, so beautful! Those roads are so cool. And you are right about that castle having a game of Thrones feel. This trip gets more amazing as you recap it! So glad y'all had a great time!

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  13. You're making me want to go there - all of these photos are stunning!

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  14. It looks like you had such a great time on your trip! It looks like a cruise is the best way to see all of the wonderful coastal towns! Cheers, Laura

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  15. What an amazing vacation! The water is just so beautiful.

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  16. Good gracious, that beach!! Take me there now! Just stunning. I can't wait to see more!

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  17. oh, that beach! the water is so beautiful!

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  18. Love the pictures - looks like a blast!! So jealous :)

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  19. Every photo is prettier than the first! UGH!!! And girl you look good in that bikini.

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  20. Ahhh so many gorgeous pictures. I have a feeling that is going to be my comment on all your vacation posts. It just seems like you guys had such a great time - especially having a few new couple to hang out with!

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  21. Wow! The architecture is incredible and those beaches are gorgeous! The time yall spent there looks ah-mazing. .. are you still in shock it's over? Haha

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  22. Gahhhh!!! What a dream! Obsessed with all of your pictures and how fun that you guys made friends there. The saganaki has me drooling - I would live off of that stuff if I could!

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  23. Love these pictures, so gorgeous!! Looks like such a picturesque place!!

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  24. Mykonos looks gorgeous and I love all the stone in Rhodes.

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  25. Seriously that water looked so beautiful. Way beautiful beaches, but everything looks so cool. And that watermelon dacquari looks heavenly.

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  26. oh wow! you are seriously making me want to go to greece even more than i did before haha. i said it on the other post but seriously so cool that you all made friends on the cruise and hung out with them. that wall around rhodes looks so interesting!

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  27. You have me LOLing with some of your commentary (the lawn mower, the Cancun party)! Your photos are beautiful! Rhodes looks incredibly cool! xo, Champagne&Suburbs

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