When you’re flying over Mykonos, it doesn’t look that big. And in reality, it’s not. It’s only about 15km wide and you can pretty much get anywhere on the island in under 20 minutes by car. However, there are distinct differences between the tiny villages and areas, depending on what sort of thing you’re looking for.
Kalo Livadi is on the South East coast of the island and hosts the longest beach in Mykonos, popular for parties during the peak months. It was also the home to the hotel we were staying – The Archipelagos, so for this reason, we spent the majority of our time there.
Definitely more breezy (because it’s right on the cliff-face) and a little more secluded than the Old Port, Kalo Livadi is the perfect place to enjoy Mykonos with a touch of privacy. Although it’s still popular with tourists and locals alike, it never feels too busy or bustling.
Outfits wise, you definitely have to consider the wind when you’re dressing up – especially in the evenings, when the temperature cools quite significantly and it can get a little bit (dare I say it) chilly. I was quite pleased that I’d brought along a few longer sleeved options for the breezier evenings – still offering a summery, holiday-esque vibe but also providing a bit of extra coverage.
This printed monochrome playsuit from Brand Attic was definitely one of my more favoured saviours, making an appearance on a number of occasions – enabling me to show off my newly acquired tan but also preventing the goosebumps from joining the outfit as an unwanted accessory. It’s a very versatile piece, because it can be pulled in at the waist to create a more tailored, fitted evening look – or worn loose for something comfortable and casual during the day.
The shorts are just the right length (no riding up your bum uncomfortably or showing just a bit too much leg) and the neckline is also perfect – comments that might sound odd but so many online stores seem to follow a ridiculously low cut design, making them largely unwearable.
These shoes have cropped up on a number of occasions on my blog, purely because they’re just so comfortable. I’m the first to admit that I’m not the best handler of heels. It’s not that I don’t try to walk in them, but 9 times out of 10, I just can’t. I stumble and trip and have even been known to impersonate a constipated duck. So there’s that.
Luckily, these shoes – do not have that affect on me. I walk just as I normally would – and I don’t come away with blisters afterwards. I say all credit goes to the thick chunky heel.
Have you ever visited the Kalo Livadi area of Mykonos?