Tins and Trinkets

Travel back in time at the Ecological and Folklore Museum in Folegandros.

Our tour guide was this energetic old lady who barely spoke English, but we spoke in hand language. She didn’t really need to explain much anyway. Most of it was self-explanatory, except for a few odd items.

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Faros Market

John and I stopped by Faros Market on our way back from watching the sunset by the lighthouse at the southern tip of Santorini (epic view from there by the way). We had no idea it was a farmer’s market until we pulled up and were originally going to pop by for a coffee before heading back to Fira where we were staying.

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Super Goofy

Tucked away within one of Mykonos’ busiest streets is Cafe Suisse which makes tasty crepes, ice cream, cakes and coffee. We tend to stick to local or fusion places when we travel to delve deeper into the cuisine and culture, but something drew us in. There was something different about this place so full of personality.

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Tomato Fritters and Fava

Megalochori is a picturesque village located on the south western plain of Santorini that dates back to the 17th century. Tucked away within a labyrinth of cobblestone streets, you’ll come across beautiful historical mansions behind intricately carved wooden doors, traditional white-washed houses and charming courtyards shielded from the Santorini sun with flowering vines. Megalochori was actually home to wealthy wine merchants exporting the glorious Vinsanto that the island is known for and a great effort has been made to restore it to its former glory.

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Jackie Kennedy’s Sandals

Mykonos is, hands-down, the best Greek island to go shopping on. You’ll find little boutiques lining the island’s twisted roads with unique pieces you can’t find elsewhere.

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Granny’s Matsata

A short ATV ride out of Chora (the central town in Folegandros) and you’ll come across Mimis Taverna in the quaint village of Ano Meria. Run by a local family and highly recommended on several travel sites, we came hungry for their famed matsata and cheese pies.

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The Wind’s Direction

Folegandros is a charming Greek Island in the Cyclades that we spent a few days exploring during our honeymoon. It’s one of those islands where everyone literally knows everyone, including all the tourists who you bump into quite regularly on the beaches or restaurants.

That’s precisely what drew us to the island: you get the beauty of untouched beaches and a small village warmth with a tranquility you can’t get on other more touristy (or commercial) islands. It was a perfect escape!

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