Our First Day in Paradise - Mykonos, Greece
We caught an early morning flight from Athens to Mykonos, and landed at an incredibly tiny airport. The caretaker of our villa and the kindest man in Greece, Ernesto, was waiting to collect our luggage.
To pass the time until our house was ready for us to move in, we dined under olive and grape trees.
And Ernesto was back to shuttle us! A tip for travelers to Mykonos: you should rent a car. Or at least a moped to get around the island. Public transportation is kind of a joke in Mykonos. I've never felt more spoiled than living in New York and knowing I have at least 3 ways to get around 24hrs a day.
On our drive, we saw the first of those iconic Grecian houses that dot the landscape. I mean, just look at that white and blue contrast! I knew they were my two favorite colors for a reason.
Twisting and turning around the narrow streets of Mykonos, we made it to our home for the next week...
Yup. This is real. This is Villa Hurmuses.
The view isn't too shabby either. If you look closely, you can see the iconic windmills of Mykonos just in the center, near the shoreline.
The real reason we were in paradise for the week is for this pretty lady's birthday! And it was time to celebrate in Old Town!
We stayed up late into the night chatting and sharing stories over a glass of wine (or three).
But I think my dreams turned into reality the next morning when we visited Psarou Beach.
Disclaimer: Psarou is very much a "see and be seen" type of beach. When A listers travel, this is where they come so they can park their yachts and party in the sand. It was certainly fun to pretend that I could fit in with this type for the day!!
On this stunning red head, sunscreen is key! But we could only bake for so long - the Mediterranean awaits!
We had a blast playing with the waterproof camera. Note to self: Always check for pesky water drops on the lens.
Thanks for showing me how the other half lives, Psarou.
Plum tuckered out, we were welcomed back to the villa with a home cooked meal from the lovely staff of the villa.
Up next: Sailing back in time to secluded islands and the birthplace of Apollo!