Road trip in Mykonos

Mykonos is one big island and there are only 30 taxis or so on it (amazing pub quiz fact! We asked the locals) so if you want to explore, you will need to rent transportation.

Which is just what we did one morning! We picked up a little Fiat 500 and off we went on the (rather narrow) roads of Mykonos.

Grey Fiat 500 Mykonos

Note that this trip is a little less busy than our Santorini road trip as we dedicated a few hours to relax on the beach.

Mykonos road trip

First stop, Armenistis Lighthouse on the far north side of Mykonos.

Armenistis Lighthouse Mykonos

The lighthouse is a little dated and could do with a new lick of paint but the views are amazing!

Armenistis Lighthouse Mykonos

From there you will be able to see Tinos, Rineia, Delos and Siros.

Mykonos islands view

We then headed to Agios Sostis beach for a swim. If you have a car or a scooter, I really recommend going there as it is off the beaten track and therefore really quiet.

Agios Sostis beach Mykonos

Having worked an appetite we stop at Kiki’s Taverna for lunch as it’s just next to Agios Sostis beach.

Kiki's Taverna Mykonos

With our belly full of Greek food, we headed back to Agios Sostis beach for a little nap in the sun (covered with SPF 50 of course!)

Agios Sostis beach Mykonos

Our final stop was Paradise beach. Mykonos is very famous for its parties and nightlife and we couldn’t not have a taste of it before leaving, and Paradise beach is the local Ibiza.

Paradise Beach Mykonos

We lounged for a little while on the beach with cocktails in our hands, and eventually headed back to Grace Hotel for a much more civilised dinner.

So if you are wondering if it worth renting transport in Mykonos, yes it does, but I wouldn’t book it for more than one or two days.

Fiat 500 Mykonos roadtrip

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Roadtrip in Santorini

Santorini is a pretty big island and even though you can walk to Fira and hike to Oia from most hotels on the Caldera side, you will need to rent transportation to explore the rest of the island. Which is just what we did!

On a morning we rented a quad (you can easily rent a vespa or a buggy if you prefer) and off we went for a little road trip around Santorini.

Santorini countryside

First stop the archaeological site of Akrotiri. A giant excavation into the ground which reveals an abandoned town.

Akrotiri archaeological site Santorini

It is a really well preserved site and it gives you a good understanding of how the people were living on the island before they left following a series of seismic events in the 17th century.

Akrotiri archaeological site Santorini

Our second stop was the famous Red beach.

Red beach Santorini

The place is beautiful and actually red! But there was too many tourists for us to really enjoyed it. So after taken a few pictures we were off again on the roads of Santorini.

Red beach Santorini

Next stop, the ‘modern’ Akrotiri, a little quiet village.

Akrotiri Santorini

We walked around the centre but it was so quiet that again, we didn’t stay very long.

Akrotiri Santorini

Having worked up an appetite, we headed to Vlychada beach to grab lunch and enjoy a little bit of sun. The part of the beach we ended at was secluded which was really nice to get away from the crowd!

Vlychada beach Santorini

We grabbed a bite to eat at Wave bar, which, to be honest, was fairly disappointed compare to all the amazing food we had so far in Greece.

Wave Bar Santorini

We then enjoyed a digestive walk on Vlychada beach.

Vlychada beach Santorini

The rocks and cliff are very impressive and took strange rounded shapes over the years.

Vlychada beach Santorini

And off we were again, next stop, the ‘mountains’ of Santorini!

Pyrgos Santorini

Our last stop was Pyrgos a village nested in the heights of Santorini.

Pyrgos Santorini

The village really worth a visit to appreciate the Greek architecture, and the views of the island are really impressive.

Pyrgos SantoriniPyrgos Santorini

Here you go! If you are in Santorini, grab a quad (and an helmet!) and follow this itinerary!

The lighthouse

Showing us the way even on the ground.

Leuca (Puglia) – 2016

Puglia Leuca lighthouse

Escape to the country

Leave the rat race behind and head to the hills for a breath of fresh air.

Lake District (Cumbria) – 2014

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Great British roadtrip

Not exactly a straight road.

Lake District (Cumbria) – 2014

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The great British roadtrip

Rolling hills, grey sky, a little cliche? Indeed.

Lake District (Cumbria) – 2014

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Warning! Monkey crossing!

Forget about deer or cattle, in South Africa you need to keep an eye on the baboons crossing the road.

South Africa – 2011

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The green valley

When it’s not raining, you are pretty good looking England!

Lake District (Cumbria) – 2014

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A British roadtrip

Rolling hills, fields greener than green, and clouds? Looks like the ultimate British roadtrip to me!

Lake District (Cumbria) – 2014

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