Greek Island Hopping: Mykonos {link-up}

Guys, this is a milestone.  My very first link-up.  I know, I know, my blog is growing up so fast!  I can barely believe it myself!

Anyways, keep moving those eyes for my take on Wanderlust Wednesday: Europe.

So far in my #Europe2014 adventures (see what I just did there?), we've covered how excited I am to go and how excited I am to eat gelato.

Yep, that's it.

So I figured that it was time for another dive into my future European adventures.  Since Italy got the spotlight last time, it's Greece's turn.  But even more specifically, Greek islands.  And even more specifically than that, Mykonos, Crete, and Santorini.

After exploring Athens for a few days day and a half (aka not nearly enough time), I'll hop onto a cruise ship and set sail for these Mediterranean beauties through the Aegean Sea.

To give each of those islands the credit that they deserve, I'll split them up into three separate posts.  First comes Mykonos.

Doing my homework on TripAdvisor, I learned that Matoyianni Street, Paraportiani Church, and Little Venice (without forgetting the windmills!) are places that I should definitely stop at.  

Fun Fact about Allison #1: I am a total sucker for the products of local artists.  That would probably explain why I spent so much time in La Villita in San Antonio.  

Different post, different day.

Anyways, I've read that Matoyianni street is filled equally with designer brands that I could shop by sitting on my couch in pajamas and local artisan goods.  Is this true?  I have also heard that some of the more quaint shops are on the outskirts of this famous street.  If that's the case, you'll know where to find me!

Next comes the Ice Castle Paraportiani Church.  (Give me a break, you have to admit that this in some little, tiny way reminds you of an Ice Castle.  C'mon, I know I'm not the only one out there . . .) Even though this is a part of Little Venice, it's cool enough to have its own category.  Haha, Ice Castle, cool.  It was funny to me. . . 

Moving on, the history behind this place intrigues me enough to cause me to long for a trip there to see it with my own two eyes. And snap a pic with my own camera. 

Finally, we arrive at Little Venice.  Just a little less than two weeks before I will be relaxing on a dreamy gondola ride in Real Venice.

Fun Fact about Allison #2: I'm a little obsessed with anything Italian.  Just a little.

So, if anything, Little Venice will be a pick-me-up if I'm feeling a little blue about having to leave Italy.

But, I think it will be so much more than that between the gorgeous (and historic!) scenery and, of course, the cute cafés.

So now it's time for you to answer a few questions!

What should I see/skip in Mykonos?
Any food recommendations? 

Do you hear that?  It's the sound of the Aegean Sea is calling my name.  Only 332 days until I come for it! (But who's counting?) 

True Colours
Today I was linking up with Casey @ True Colours!  Join in with you own European post! 
Note: None of these gorgeous pics are mine.  If they belong to you, let me know and I would be happy to give you credit! 


  1. I haven't been to Greece (YET), so I have nothing to offer you. I'm sorry. But I wanted to say that OMG, it looks beautiful. I'm dying to go and I bet it's even cheaper than usual due to all the protests driving the tourists away. I can't wait to hear about it.

    So, I guess the only thing I can say is plop yourself on a beach and/or find a cliff to dive from in to the Aegean sea.

    P.S. I'm a huger sucker for local artists and crafts, too.

    1. Beaches and cliff diving sound good to me! And I know, art from locals just can't be beat! It's usually pretty cheap too. Win-win!

  2. Thanks for linking up! Seriously these pictures of Greece make me want to head there ASAP!

    1. I'm so excited to have made this my first link-up! And me too, I can't wait!

  3. When I studied abroad, I tried to travel as many places as possible. Greece was the one place I just couldn't get to and now I'm so jealous of your pictures! I guess I just have to go back :)

  4. When I studied abroad, I tried to travel as many places as possible. Greece was the one place I just couldn't get to and now I'm so jealous of your pictures! I guess I just have to go back :)

    1. That's so awesome that you got to study abroad! I would love to be able to do that! Greece definitely looks like a b-e-a-utiful country.

  5. I want to visit Greece so bad! These picture don't help at all. :-)