SANTORINI

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PANO OF OUR VIEW IN FIRA – SANTORINI

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STUDDED LEATHER JACKET FROM SS18 (STYLE PIPER AVAILABLE IN FEB)

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FIRA TOWN – SANTORINI

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KAMARI BEACH – SANTORINI

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ABOUT TO DIP IN TO SWIM AROUND THE VOLCANOES – CALDERA YACHTING SANTORINI

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GORGEOUS ROCK FORMATION

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SUNSET ON THE SEA – CALDERA YACHTING SANTORINI

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OIA TOWN – SANTORINI

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MIXOLOGY BAR – MoMIX SANTORINI

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I’ve been dying to visit this island & I have to admit that it’s as busy as it is for a reason! The beauty begins as the ferry approaches the port, seeing all the white houses lining the cliff tops spilling down the terraced rocks and arriving to an immense rock wall with a zig zagging street going all the way up the mountain leaving you wondering what lies behind it. You can’t describe the view with words and the photos simply don’t do it justice – it’s definitely must-see in your lifetime! We were staying in the town of Fira and when I first saw the view, it was so gorgeous I literally cried. Our first night, we simply brought dinner back to our hotel and enjoyed it with a bottle of wine while watching the incredible sunset. We did a cruise tour with Caldera Yachting, seeing the famous colored beaches and swimming at the volcanoes. We had dinner on board, met some lovely people & watched the sunset aboard the yacht. We ended our evening at this amazing mixology bar in Fira town called MoMix, they make the most interesting and delicious cocktails! Our last day we scoped out the traditional village of Oia, it is totally charming with it’s gorgeous boutiques, fine restaurants, local artists and excellent wineries.

Leather jacket and stripe top from LAMARQUE SS18 (www.lamarquecollection.com)

 

PAROS

PAROS

TOWN OF NAOUSSA – PAROS

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PARIKIA – PAROS

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STEAMED MUSSELS & BEET SALAD – PARIKIA

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KOLYMBITHRES – PAROS

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I love taking the slow ferry boat when visiting the Greek islands – it’s so wonderful sitting outside on the deck with a frappe and taking in the beautiful view of the sea, stopping off at different islands and watching people getting off and getting on. The boat ride to Santorini is a little bit too long and the idea of finding an island to stop off for a couple of days to break up the ride sounded like a great plan. And it was – I knew nothing about Paros before visiting and we sure enough were charmed by this discreet little island. Unlike the other surrounding hotspots, Paros gave us a truly authentic experience. It has much less foot traffic however we were amazed to see that it did have that quaint and stylish feel common to the Cycladic islands.

We stayed in port of Parikia, visited a few beaches and discovered the charming town of Naoussa filled with restaurants & shops. Paros initially hadn’t given us exactly the warmest welcome, the first beach we went to was ice cold and we later found out that the beach name was Krios which means cold in Greek! Laying out on the rocks in Kolymbithres was our fave!