Travel Diary--A Birthday Celebration in Mykonos, Greece (Part 2)

Last week I shared the first part of our Mykonos Birthday trip here.  Today I wanted to share some of the beach and water activities and a view into the lovely villas that we called home for a week.

First and foremost, I wanted to give a special thank you to the Birthday girl, Darla, and Lindsay, aka McGyver, for the best trip ever.  They planned the entire trip (spreadsheets and all), helped with the flights, transports, and food.  They definitely should start some kind of travel business because they planned it all to a "T" and it was absolutely wonderful!

We spent most of our days participating in some kind of beach or water activity.  Mykonos definitely has some of the world's most beautiful beaches.  Oh, and the sea, it is beyond description.  The water is crystal-clear (I'm talking about seeing to the bottom at 12 feet--it's crazy beautiful!!). Look at it!!  This was right in the middle of the Aegean Sea off the coast of Delos.

We were able to reach this island by taking a private charter for a day.  This was an unbelievable experience.

We spent the day aboard the Atlantis with two knowledgeable (and cute) sailors that catered to our every whim, fed us an amazing seafood lunch, and took us all over the Aegean Sea.   The day was absolutely amazing.

We also had two days on the beach.  One day was spent at Fokos.  This beach was rustic but beautiful.  No beach chairs or umbrellas, if you go, but a pristine beach with absolutely gorgeous views. (Travel advise-bring water shoes, the rocks getting into the water really hurt, especially if you have overly-pedicured baby-soft feet like me!!)

Fokos is also known for having a fabulous beach tavern.  We ate lunch at the tavern and then later went back and enjoyed a few cocktails before heading back to the villas.

Another beach day was spent at Santana close to the end of the trip. This place was fantastic.  We ended up renting an "Island" (it was actually a lovely couch area with an umbrella) with direct access to the pool, a private waiter and wait- service for a very VIP experience.  It was pretty fantastic!!  We had an amazing lunch here and then spent the entire day lounging by the pool with extremely decadent cocktails.  Santana is supposed to have the largest salt-water pool in all of Europe.  I don't know if it was the largest, but it definitely was huge, and really, really nice.

On the night that we celebrated Darla's birthday, we also went to another beach club, Scorpios.  This club was another one of those clubs that was beyond fabulous.  I tell you, I know where all of the beautiful people definitely were in Mykonos.

This place was pretty crazy, in a good way.  The scenery was gorgeous.  They had guest celebrity DJs and super fancy-schmancy drinks.  You could reserve tables by the firepit, but we actually got lucky and they let us have one because of the Birthday Girl.

Lastly, I wanted to give you a glimpse of Sophia's Bungalows. This is where we had the pleasure of staying while in Mykonos.  Sophia's is located in Ornos, which is about 10 minutes out of Mykonos Town.  We had gorgeous views; clean, well-appointed villas and the staff (Ida, Ioanna, and Jimmy) was absolutely amazing. (I was having so much fun that I forgot to take pictures of the inside, sorry, but their website has them all).  The views were amazing.

This was definitely the best birthday trip/vacation/adventure that I've ever been on.  Ok, who's birthday is next??  I'm ready for the next one!!


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