QUAD BIKING AROUND MYKONOS
LOCATION: MYKONOS, GREECE • AUGUST 12, 2016

Outfit Details:

Dress (similar style here), Sunglasses, Shoes, Bangle, Necklace (similar style here)

Ollie is always on the look out for adventure, he’s happiest camping, hiking and doing any other activity involving the great outdoors. This day in Mykonos was a typical Ollie planned day!

As soon as we landed he wanted to hire a quad bike, I on the other hand was imagining a baby blue scooter with matching helmet to get me around the island. We agreed on hiring the quad for a few days and then returning it for a scooter for the rest of our trip. I have to admit I am glad we had the quad for this day because Ollie wasn’t joking when he said it could be rather remote in some of the spots.

We jammed a lot into this trip, hopping on and off the quad seemingly every two minutes. But there was such a luxury to having the freedom to roam where we wanted. We had heard about Agios Sostis beach from the hotel management and they suggested to see it at its best, get there early! So we made this the first stop on our trip for a morning dip.

It was so beautiful we didn’t want to leave and made a pact to return the next day (more pictures of this in the next post.)

Next on the tour was Armenistis Lighthouse. Whilst it isn’t far from the centre, you escape the tourist trial and on a clear day there is a beautiful view back along the coast and out to the surrounding islands. The lighthouse itself is no longer in use and stands derelict, which is a shame, as it looks like it has seen better days.

Jumping back on the quad we set out on a marvellous scenic tour of the island, passing beaches, quaint little churches and a few goats. All the while heading east, I should have guessed we were going somewhere a little ‘different’ from Ollie’s rather vague answers as to what was next on the tour.

Vathia Lagada is a beach on the northeast side of the island and described as only suitable for the very adventurous with a 4×4 vehicle.  Trust me when I say it’s extremely difficult to access, we struggled on the quad and nearly turned back a few times. The only way to get there was via a rocky dirt road, I say road but I’m not sure you can really call it that. I’m glad we carried on though; the views from the path down to the beach and along the coast were truly breath taking.

After Ollie and I had finished playing at Indiana Jones we headed back to our hotel for late night room service and needless to say we both slept well that night.

I hope I haven’t overloaded you with writing in this post? We took hundreds of photos this day and it was so hard to compress it.