Relics and rocks

As the husband desperately tries to drag me away from the old town, I once again get hopelessly distracted. This time by an enchanting, tucked away shop full of religious icons.   Painted on driftwood and old salvaged wood, this shop is an Aladdin’s cave of the sacred and holy.   Ever corner is crammedContinue reading “Relics and rocks”

Little Venice

More mooching around Mykonos old town reveals my all time favourite shop tucked down an alleyway and smothered in postcards and paintings. Every square inch of this little souvenir shop is covered in paintings and postcards of this picturesque island. All azure seas and blue domes. I’m a bit obsessed and have to be bodilyContinue reading “Little Venice”

Boats and sparkling waters

Leaving behind the pretty Agios Ioannis beach behind we’re heading through the tiny settlement to the mini harbour at the far end of the bay. After enjoying the obligatory snaps of vivid bougainvillea we come across the small picturesque chapel of Agios Ioannis which sits above a tiny harbour. There’s absolutely no one around atContinue reading “Boats and sparkling waters”

Shirley Valentine

Following on with our bonus week in the tiny, scorching island of Mykonos. We’re off to the island’s most famous claim to fame – The Shirley Valentine beach. The beach and restaurant made famous by the 1980s films is actually located at Agios Ioannis. This is a tiny beach town about a 15 minute driveContinue reading “Shirley Valentine”