Sunday, 24 July 2011

Athens - Yacht to the Islands

The Islands

Mrs Ketty, head of Folli Follie, Greece's biggest jewellery brand, invited a group of fashion editors to Athens this summer to see the new collections. I was one of them and, needless to say, Folli Follie has a new fan! Athens is a beautiful city but it can get seriously hot in high summer. For the perfect way to cool down head to the islands.

Mrs Ketty very kindly lent us her 80 metre yacht to take a trip out to the island of Hydra. Did I mention how much of a fan of Folli Follie I am?! If you don't happen to have a yacht on standby there are ferries that go from the port or you can book an organised trip. The easiest islands to visit from Athens are Aegina, Poros and Hydra.

 Picturesque views in Hydra

Be sure to head out early in the morning so you can stop off for lunch in one of the secluded bays and indulge in a spot of champagne diving. Then head to pretty Hydra port for the afternoon. Stroll around the quaint streets, buying hand crafted jewellery and stop for afternoon tea quay side.

Omilos bar
Port of Hydra 

Just round the corner from the port we discovered Omilos Bar. Great cocktails, chill out tunes, the chicest place to sun bathe with incredible views across the azure sea.

What to wear when you're there

White cotton beach dresses are the perfect island apparel
Other Folli Follie fans

1 comment:

  1. nice idea.. thanks for sharing.