So unless you don’t follow me on Instagram… (in which case, I'm intrigued to know how you got here?) You’ll have found it pretty hard not to notice I’ve been gallivanting around Europe recently on the worlds worst boat trip. I mean I'm not gonna lie to you, I'm on a floating prison. Never the less, the stops (that we've made it to) have been incredible, (they're rushed - but still) I made it to Santorini!
Santorini is everything I had dreamed and MORE - those pristine terraces of houses upon houses, with the occasional break for a private pool, are everything I expected! (I'm promising myself that one day I WILL stay here, and I WILL have a pool).
The small town of Oia is the place you want to go to (you know, the one from pretty much every social media site going) and everywhere you turn is a photo opportunity. Unfortunately I was only there for a mere 3 hours so I didn’t get to experience what I can only imagine would be the best sunset ever (one day), but in my short time in Oia, I got to see why this place is so popular. It really is so beautiful and well kept, and Greece has totally stolen my heart - what more could you want; it’s close to home, picture perfect, clear blue skies, and not to mention the greek cuisine!
The next stop was Mykonos. Just when I thought I’d peaked in travel destinations, my heart was stolen from Santorini and given to Mykonos. This place is insanely perfect, and as much as I loved Santorini, Mykonos is just as beautiful but with a little more life about it. There's beaches, bars, restaurants, historical interests... there's nothing I love more than grazing like a washed up whale on a nice beach and Santorini (from what I saw) is lacking in beaches!
As soon as I stepped foot in the town I was literally speechless, and I didn’t know where to look first (although that's probably because it was the first time I'd seen land in about 3 days, and let me tell you I was absolutely sick of the sight of water at that point) all the little white restaurants with vines hanging above them and cute red table cloths, I felt like I’d just stepped into something from BeautifulDestinations Instagram!
We also had longer on Mykonos so we opted to spend the day exploring instead, and pictures speak louder than words so you can see for yourself!
Our next stop was a surprise to say the least. It was advertised as Monte Carlo/Cannes/Nice, but we actually ended up in some random French town named Villefranche for 3 hours. With the option of a 1 hour taxi each way to Cannes or Nice, this seemed a little pointless after getting the crossing boat from the cruise ship to dry land, and I dread to think how much it would have cost. We stayed in Villefranche, and as you all know by now I'm all about being honest on my blog... this place was actually boring as hell, seriously, don't go there.
The last day we docked back in Rome, and after the week from hell we took it a little slower. I ate double my body weight in bread and pasta while I could (yolo) afterall, Rome is probably one of my favourite places in Italy. We did fit in time to visit all the interesting sights and discovered new places as I'm never one to leave a stone unturned!