Having jumped straight into a month-long internship in Bristol after finishing my second year of university in June, it felt as if summer was quickly passing me by. But after a whirlwind week of last minute surf trips, moving out of my house down south and visiting friends in London, some much-needed summer sun awaited me on the small Greek island of Mykonos.
Although this Balearic island is renowned for being the party capital of the world, there’s more to it than fist-pumping to an ageing DJ’s house music and sleeping off your hangover on the beach. Discover the laid-back, care-free Ibicencan vibe brought to the island by hedonistic hippies that arrived in the 70s.
Last summer, my boyfriend and I island-hopped along Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast. We had heard that this European gem, nestled between Slovenia and Bosnia & Herzegovina, was an up-and-coming hotspot not only because of the increasing number of beach festivals and boat parties, but also because of its attractively low prices and guaranteed sunshine. We travelled from the walled city of Dubrovnik up to Split, stopping off at a number of islands along the way.