So I essentially have an obsession with Greece and the Cyclades Islands. But once you've experienced the rich history, beauty and Greek eats, how can you resist? To be honest, there are 30 Cyclades islands and I've only been to 3... so visiting Greece a month later to continue exploring isn't all that crazy right?
We flew from Heathrow to Athens (ATH), followed by a short (3-4 hour) ferry ride to the island of Paros aka paradise.
Paros rests in the shadows of the other Cyclades Islands which is a shame. It is as stylish and beautiful as Mykonos – just much quieter but the perfect place to go for some sun and rejuvenation!
We couldn't believe our luck as we booked this hotel last minute and had zero expectations. Located at the quiet edge of Livadia beach, we were greeted with beautiful panoramic views of Parikia bay and the town just across the water.
We spent our mornings chatting over leisurely breakfasts, as we watched the fishermen and beach loungers gather across the sea side.
Krios Beach: We hiked here from the hotel, drank iced frappes, worked hard on our tans and dove into our books.
Lefkes: The mountain villages are all the more charming for the lack of tourists and crowds.
Tango Mar: For lunch we mostly ate freshly grilled fish and stacks of Greek salad. Tango Mar was by far our favorite beach restaurant, because the food was insanely fresh and crazy cheap. Dishes you must try are the stuffed vegetables and meatballs in tomato sauce!
Ephessus: For the evening we crossed the beach barefoot and walked to Ephessus to watch the golden shimmering light.