Santorini and Mykonos, seemingly, are the places to go in Greece right now, right? They are the postcard ideologies of blue and white clifftops, hanging baskets and magical cobbled pathways leading to even more magical scenery. And, although I’d love to go to both of these places, I’ve just got back from their sister land and it was just as beautiful but it’s name, frustratingly, carries an unfortunate stigma. A stigma that pushes vibes of craziness, partying and “sun, sex and suspicious parents” into the naïve minds of many.
Zante is that place. The place where 18-year old’s go straight out of college to host their ‘lads on tour 2K16’ trip. The place cram packed with budget hotels, lively bars and clubs, cheap alcohol and scorching heat? Sure. But… what about the place of pure bliss, peacefulness, crystal clear waters and a frequent, calming, sea breeze that, when it rustles in your hair, reminds you how very close you are to the ocean? Definitely.
Zakynthos is the town within which I slept seven nights and awoke seven mornings. It consisted of picturesque gravelly paths, blossoms and anemones in quite possibly every shade of red and pink, heaps of feta cheese, the sun-kissed, tired, yet gentle faces of nearby locals, and fish like you’ve never tasted before, caught in the Mediterranean ocean and served within the very same day.
I had the most fabulous time in a fabulous place with my close friends and can’t wait to share with you some of my favourite snaps from our trip:
Belvedere Luxury Suites and Apartments
Strawberry Daiquiri for him, Pineapple juice for her.
Whitebait and swordfish served to us at the local fish Restaurant ‘Porto Roma’ in Zakynthos bay
Playsuit: Missguided £25
Clutch/Purse: Primark £12
Crochet Swimwear – Brazilian Bikini Shop