Corfu, Santorini, Mykonos, Izmir and Venice Photo Diary

During my absence over the past week I was fortunate enough to be soaking up the sun on my first ever cruise; visiting Corfu, Santorini, Mykonos, Izmir and Venice. On reflection, I wouldn't particularly say that cruises are my cup of tea; albeit I definitely enjoyed visiting the various places that we stopped off at. My favourite place of the five was by far Venice: a salad mix of musical culture, fine art, stunning architecture, impeccable style and historical relevance. We stayed at the beautiful Palazzo Paruta on the final night of the holiday, just a short walk away from Piazza San Marco (St Mark's Square) where tourists flocked in their hundreds to observe the infamous St Mark's Basilica and the Clock Tower (Torre dell'Orologio). I specifically enjoyed sightseeing via gondola (something which you must partake in on a visit to Venice); visiting the Salvador Dali exhibition to witness a variety of his pieces from a firsthand perspective; and gorging on gelato and macaroons in a traditional Italian patisserie. I also discovered a small vintage shop which was hidden away down a narrow side street- an Aladdin's cave of vintage treasures and trinkets. Unfortunately the shop was closing up at the time of my visit, so I was unable to purchase anything (I expect I'd have taken great pride in being able to say "I got this from a vintage shop in Venice.") Oh well, I suppose I was just unlucky. On the other hand, I was privileged enough to have the amazing experience of observing several dolphins as they followed our ship- something which I've always wanted to do since being a small child when I learnt about their existence.

Luckily I've broken up from school for the summer, so I look forward to posting much more frequently- something which recently I've unfortunately found difficult to do. I hope you enjoyed perusing my photos from the trip; and I hope that you're all making the most of your summer and having a lovely time, whether you're staying at home or travelling to another corner of the globe.

Hugs and kisses, Sarah xo


  1. Wow lucky you!

    I used to live in izmir when I was bout 8 and loved it there! I just went back for the first time in 5 years!

    I have that polka dot jumpsuit too!

    Take a peak at my blog <3

    Project Rattlebag


  2. Gorgeous photos! I love Venice its such a beautiful place to visit, glad you had a fab time! x

  3. Looks amazing, I love Venice, i recognised loads a lot of the photos from there- it's so beautiful! Wish i could go back! Glad you had an awesome time, shame about that shop being closed though, it sounds amazing! xxxx

  4. These photos are beautiful! Looks like you had an amazing time :D

  5. absolutely stunning photos!!
    Interesting blog, I really enjoyed browsing it :)

    Oh it's Juno

  6. Awesome shots, and you look gorgeous! x

  7. Great photos, I Loved Venice when I visited it's such a beautiful place! Nice Blog! x

  8. Amazing photos! ♥ You've got lovely hair ;* Great blog!!! Added to follownig :D and Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog, it really made me happy!;D
    xx - Oliwia ♥