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Greek Islands: Planning the trip

View of Naoussa, Paros from the water. Original image by ArnoWinter available here:
Anniversary Time

We got married on June 30th 2017, so we have our 1 year anniversary this year. Having already been on a major trip for our honeymoon, we decided not to be too over the top. Greece, however is somewhere we have both wanted to go together and so our decision was made. Specifically the islands where the sand is soft and the sun is warm.

And you will go to Mykonos…

Flights to Greece seem to mainly focus on Athens, however there are some reasonable direct flights to Mykonos on the world favourite airline, EasyJet. And we managed to pick up a good return deal for just over a hundred quid each. Jenny and I don’t tend to enjoy party focused locations which was the impression we got from friends and articles we had read of Mykonos. Instead we were suggested the nearby island of Paros.

Unfortunately, the ferries in the Greek Islands are very expensive, but it is the most efficient way to get around without breaking the bank. Luckily we can arrive in Mykonos and take the ferry to Paros on the same day, something that isn’t always possible due to the timetable or availability of tickets.

There are lots of websites to book on the same ferry so check them all, as some will show sold out, whereas others will have plenty of availability. We booked onto Seajets.

…with a vision of gentle coast

Choosing a place to stay was very difficult. We knew that we didn’t want to spend too much, but we also wanted to enjoy our special week together. Jenny did most of the research for this and found some places. All with a view of the sea, well why not!

We ended up agreeing on somewhere near Naousa as it seemed a pleasant town with some places to eat but not being too busy. It has the typical white buildings looking out over the sea.

View of Naoussa, Paros from the water. Original image by ArnoWinter available here:
View of Naoussa, Paros from the water – Original image by ArnoWinter available here:

Margarita’s House is near to Naoussa but far enough away to be within our budget. We opted for a room with a view over the sea, but also with cooking facilities to give us the option to reduce our expenses if we needed to. We can’t wait the room looks lovely, there is a pool, a view and a short walk to the town centre.

Owner's image of the room we have booked, looking out over the sea.
Owner’s image of the room we have booked, looking out over the sea.
Now to wait

We have a few months to decide what to do, see which other islands we may want to go to and any places we want to eat. June now seems so many months away! But we will just have to wait and keep saving money to pay off the credit card and enjoy ourselves on holiday.

See you soon guys!

Mr&Mrs Watts


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