How to spend 48 Hours in Athens

I’ll be totally honest here. Until recently, I don’t think Athens had ever really been on my radar as a city break. Greece as a destination is overshadowed a little by the very Instagrammable islands of Mykonos and Santorini. We sort of forget about what the capital itself has to offer. And this is such a shame, because when I visited recently, my eyes were opened to how much it truly has to offer guests! Beautiful winding side streets filled with blooming flowers and secret restaurants. Centuries old history combined with street parties, flowing wine and delicious food. It really is an incredible place…
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In My Wardrobe:

Mykonos SS16: What to wear on holiday!

Despite only having a small hand luggage allowance for my trip to Mykonos, I still managed to cram in a rather mammoth amount of outfits. I’m not sure what it is about holiday packing but I tend to prepare for the fact that I will probably be changing 4+ times per day, plus a bit extra. I’m pretty sure I’m not alone (well, I hope not). I do really need to refine my packing skills – because I did once arrive to a holiday destination (luckily only for a few days) with 6 t-shirts, 10 pairs of socks, 5 pairs…
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Archipelagos Hotel, Mykonos

Sometimes, you can just tell you’re going to love a place the moment you walk in. The surroundings, the atmosphere, the decor, the staff – and a warm (or should I say refreshingly ice cold) welcome with two mojitos on a rose gold tray. It’s safe to say that where first impressions count, I was instantly in awe of our Mykonos accommodation from the very beginning – the stunning Archipelagos Hotel. Nestled at the bottom of a hill in the Kalo Livadi region, this beautiful place became our home for the duration of our trip – and I say home because the boutique aspect…
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In my bathroom:

Tharroe of Mykonos

On our final night in Mykonos, we decided that we wanted to do something rather special. Instead of taking our usual trip down to the Old Port and using our fail-safe tactic of stumbling across a restaurant that looked up our street (after finally succumbing to the hunger), we booked a dinner reservation at the Tharroe of Mykonos hotel – renowned for its panoramic views of the Aegean Sea, Windmills and Town Centre. We’d heard on the grapevine that the sunset was absolutely incredible when viewed from their position, on the very top of a small hill, so we couldn’t…
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Guide To Mykonos

With its white-washed buildings, bright blue sea and winding, whirling streets littered with designer boutiques, Mykonos has always been on my bucket list. And so I was delighted when I finally had a trip booked last month, exploring all that the Grecian island had to offer over five days – eagerly anticipating the Instagram friendly pictures that were to follow. Although it has enough to offer even the most seasoned traveller for at least a week’s worth of exploration, Mykonos isn’t actually that big of an island – which makes it very accessible and easy to get around. Most people choose…
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