Around Europe in 18 Days as a Solo Female Traveller – Day 2 in Mykonos, Greece

 

Mykonos is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Greek islands and here is a travel guide focusing on the points of interests in Mykonos, Mykonos definitely has the best beaches and the craziest nightlife in the country. I was inspired to visit Mykonos as I have heard so much about this beautiful Greek island and trust me, I have so many great moments in Mykonos that I do not wish to return to Singapore.

 

I choose to be H.A.P.P.Y.!

 

Whenever I am on a holiday, I feel very energized, awake and excited to be alive. There’s never a dull moment as I am enjoying every single moment of my life and I felt like I was radiating good positive vibes. Being my “authentic” self and living my life to the fullest, just wake up and do whatever I want to do. When you’re in Mykonos, do not forget to bring your enthusiasm!

 

 

HOW TO GET TO MYKONOS

Ferry Port of Santorini, Athinios Port

From Santorini To Mykonos

The best way to get from Santorini to Mykonos is taking the ferry boat at Ferry Port of Santorini, Athinios Port and the ferry journey takes about 2.5 hours. There are several ferries you can take throughout the way and the ferry companies that run between Mykonos and Santorini are Seajet and Hellenic Seaways.

 

ACCOMODATION

Grand Banks

Stay in Grand Banks

My accommodation choice in Mykonos, Greece was Grand Banks. Grand Banks is a small boutique hotel that is permanently anchored in a dock at the New Port of Mykonos (Tourlos). There are 3 decks (floors), only 4 cabin rooms with air conditioners, private showers and wash room.

 

Grand Banks cabin room

 

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to live on a sailboat? Staying on a sailboat is not suitable for everyone especially for those who are prone to seasickness. Whether you’re looking for a fun alternative to the traditional hotel or for unique accommodations, staying on a sailboat caters to accommodation seekers looking for unusual places to stay. My curiosity makes me want to experience what it’s like to stay on a yacht – There is nothing like a Gemini’s curiosity.

 

Me and the Airbnb host/ Captain of Grand Banks, Alexandros Karas

 

Captain Alex has been so amazing in hosting my stay in Grand Banks and he is at your disposal whenever you need him. When you’re a solo female traveler in a foreign land, you’ll need reliable help from a trustworthy local to give you directions for navigation around the city/ town.

 

Having a feel of how it’s like being a sea captain…

 

TOP THINGS TO DO AND SEE IN MYKONOS, GREECE

 

Another day in Mykonos, my beloved paradise and I am in my best awesome mood!

She dreamed of para- para- paradise
Para- para- paradise
Para- para- paradise
Whoa-oh-oh oh-oooh oh-oh-oh.

 

 

This could be para- para- paradise
Para- para- paradise
Para- para- paradise
Whoa-oh-oh oh-oooh oh-oh-oh.

 

#1 – Rent a Car/ Bike/ ATV

I’m nailin’ it right to drive on the right!

 

Most European countries drive on the right and this implies that when one drives on the right-hand side of the road, the cars are built so that the driver sits on the left-hand side of the car. In Singapore, we drive on the left and driver sits on the right-hand side of the car.

 

 

 

I wouldn’t recommend renting a car in Mykonos as cars are not permitted in the town of Mykonos. It can be challenging to find a parking space during peak season. Considering Mykonos is a very small island, renting a bike might be a better choice and they are also cheaper to rent.

 

#2 – Sunset Dinner by the beach at Little Venice

I had my dinner at the Sunset Taverna in Little Venice, Mykonos to enjoy the fabulous Mediterranean sunset. 

 

The restaurants at Mykonos never failed me to impress me as I indulge in the finest Greek cuisine with a glass of white wine. My heart is full and grateful that at my young age of 27, I get to enjoy the beauty of breathtaking sunset around the world. Sunsets are with no doubt romantic and Greece has the best astonishing sunsets.

 

White Fish en Papillote

 

Everyone knows that Greece is famous for its fresh seafood. I am a huge seafood lover and this White Fish en Papillote is so fresh and superb! Gosh, you can imagine the afterglow of my satisfaction of how I enjoyed my dinner!

 

 

I have a sweet tooth and I love dessert! All I can say is WOW to the Nutella Waffle with Vanilla ice cream I have ordered! Ooh La la is so..so..so delicious! Heck the waistline, indulge first!

 

Sunset Taverna

 

#3 – Watch the Sunset

 

Traveling around the world is beautiful because we can all find our own path. There are no expectations, no grades and no assumptions of what we should do. One of the things you should watch at least once while you are in Mykonos is the magical sunset, see how the sky shows of brilliant colours of orange and pinks as the sun goes down.

 

Little Venice

 

One of the best romantic spots to watch the sunset in the entire island is Little Venice, with many people gathering here to watch the sunset and begin their evening. Little Venice is particularly charming at night and is best enjoyed with an evening stroll wandering around the town of Mykonos.

 

#3 – The Windmills

 

The Windmills are one of the most recognised landmarks of Mykonos. The area of the windmills has a splendid view on Little Venice and is also one of the most popular places in Mykonos to watch the sunset. The Windmills are symbols of an important aspect of the history of the island and many of them have been restored to preserve their beauty.

 

#4 – Work on Super Yacht

Seas Hostess Irene at your service!

 

The spontaneous me accepted the invite by my Airbnb host Alex to be his seas hostess on his super yacht for the day. These kind of opportunities are extraordinary and I actually enjoy “working” on a super yacht!

 

First day at work as a sea hostess in Mykonos, Greece 🇬🇷 Always exceeding your expectations 😎

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Seas hostess Irene!

Legitly looking like a seas hostess serving guests… 

 

The guests onboard have no clue that I am a bogus seas hostess and I was “working” so hard to accede to their non-stop requests of booze.

 

 

I am glad that all of us love the amazing day out at sea and rejoicing in fun with our yacht party!

 

What an experience! #YOLO-ing

 

Fantastic moment of golden sunset. 

 

TRAVELING

“It leaves you speechless,

then turns you into a storyteller.” – Ibn Battuta

 

Priceless lovely memories of my life as a traveller. I know I can never forget about Greece and it is in my fondest memory with wonderful time spent in this beautiful country.

 

 

Don’t forget to add me on Instagram @Invinciblerene to get daily updates to my life as a globe trotter.

 


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1 Comment

  • Volkan Atan November 8, 2017 at 3:15 am

    Thanks for sharing Ms. Irene. Can’t wait to see the rest of your trip. Greece is fantastic. Been there twice.

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