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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