Going To Greece

August 5, 2014

I'm currently trying to wrap my head around everything I will need to pack for the crazy amount of time I will be traveling starting in September. I'll need a month of clothes for Georgia, everything for the wedding, and then a suitcase for two weeks of honeymooning through Greece & Italy.Can I just skip all of the other tedious stuff and go straight to the wedding and immediately to beach frolicking right after, please?I've been stocking up on a few things to get me through my trip - a hat for my pale San Franciscan skin, a tunic to cover up and protect my shoulders, and a new suit that I think is very French girl chic. These sandals are making the rounds on Pinterest because they truly are "shout it from the rooftops" comfy, and perfect for going to the beach or tromping cobblestone streets. I never travel without a giant tote, this time I have a lovely monogrammed version with my new initials to take with me thanks to my friend Mere.We're planning to make stops in Athens, Paros, Mykonos, then on to Italy where we're still working out an itinerary. Suggestions? Shops to shop, places to eat, things to see? Have you been? This is a huge bucket list check for me so I want to see it allllll. 



  1. In Mykonos there are many beautiful beaches. For organized I'd recommend Psarou. It's where the Prime Minister and other celebrities go and they have a great restaurant that turns into a dance party around 5. Make sure your hotel reserves you beds ahead of time though! As for an unorganized beach (no beds, restaurants, and quiet), I'd recommend Hagio Sostis. Absolutely beautiful.

    My family is in Greece and I visit often so let me know if you have any questions!

  2. My favorite city in Italy is Venice, but if you have the time I highly recommend staying at an agriturismo - like a B&B on a working farm. A friend recommended Sasso D'Oro (http://www.sassodoro.pn.it/) when I went. It's very simple and a bit more modern, not a centuries old castle or anything but the hospitality is incredible, all the food is insanely good (homemade bread, pasta, pies, fresh picked fruit & veg, locally made wine) and the price was super affordable (30 euro/person/night). It's about 2 hours from Venice, and close to a few small villages. They have a pool, and dinner is served outside on the patio family style (I think they only have 10 rooms). Agritourism is a big business in Italy though and there are hundreds of similar farms you can stay at (http://www.agriturismo.it/en/)
    It's a nice break from being a tourist and chance to relax and live with some locals, sometimes even those amazing museums all start looking alike :)

  3. Eeekkkk!! You must be getting so excited!! I hope you post a wedding picture before you depart!! I have always enjoyed your blog and wish you all the very best!! Enjoy!! Congrats!! Clinking my glass for the two of you in early celebrations.......

  4. Sofia - thank you!! What great advice! Would love your hotel recs :)

  5. I don't think we'll have time for the agriturismo, unfortunately, but I've always wanted to do that! We're looking at this as sort of a "highlights" trip to the two countries so that we can decide what we liked best and go on a longer trip back to just one someday.

    What were your favorite places in Venice?

  6. We were only there about 24 hours but the best thing to do is just wander. Get lost, venture down alleyways and along the canals. Try to find a hotel room with a window overlooking the canal. One thing we did was purchase a 1 day water taxi ticket, which allows you to ride the water taxis up and down all day long. It's a cheap way to see all the incredible buildings along the canals, especially at night time after dark when everything is lit up. There's several museums including inside Doges Palace in Piazza San Marcos, I wish I'd had time to visit the Peggy Guggenheim collection.

  7. If you can get to Naufplio a couple of hours outside of Athens (there's a bus), it is spectacularly gorgeous with excellent gelato at Antica Gelateria di Roma.

  8. Hi Lauren,

    Here are three hotels I would recommend:

    Myconian Ambassador www.myconianambassador.gr/en
    Tharroe www.tharroeofmykonos.gr/en
    Saint John www.saintjohn.gr (five star)

    Hope that helps! :)

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