This is sadly our final blog post from magical Mykonos, although we feel like we’ve saved the best until last.
We booked our trip to Mykonos to coincide with Daniel’s birthday, he wanted to celebrate in style of course.
So I took it upon myself to arrange a fun-filled day with the help of the wonderful Margarita from Rocabella, the boutique hotel we were staying at.
Before we arrived in Mykonos I reached out to Rocabella to arrange a delicious breakfast on our balcony.
Margarita helped to also arrange some white and blue (obviously not Greek themed, promise!) balloons and a homemade cake by the chef.
It was a lovely start to the day.
After a quick dip in our jacuzzi and some Buck’s Fizz to celebrate we set off for an afternoon at Vioma Organic Farm.
We were picked up by the owner who drove us the short way to the farm.
Set at the old monastery vineyard of Maou Ano Mera, Vioma is a quaint and beautiful organic farm which produces fabulous wines as well as honey, various vegetables and dairy products to name but a few.
When we arrived we were greeted as though we were long lost family that had been welcomed home.
From start to finish the warmth and friendliness of the staff never failed to overwhelm us.
We even made friends with this cute fella!
The farm prides itself on the value of tradition, wisdom of nature and good music to aid the growth of healthy grapes for the most delicious wine.
The grape vines are arranged in a linear way and do not grow above knee height, this is due to the fact the vines are not watered as the moisture in the air, carried by the sea breeze, is enough to cover their needs… making for some exceptional tasting wines!
For lunch I’d arranged wine and product tasting with the farm.
Alongside the three wines they craft from the vineyard, red, white and dessert, we sampled some of their delicious cheeses.
Xynotiro, a hard sour cheese, tyrovolia, a fresh yet sour cheese and kopanisti, a spicy cheese with a very unique taste.
This was accompanied by louza, a ham similar to prosciutto, bread with olive oil and fresh tomato, an array of mouth-wateringly good olives and a Greek horiatiki salad with ingredients from Vioma’s garden.
After lunch the staff bought over a couple of homemade cakes for Daniel’s birthday and a candle (in a paper bag so the wind didn’t blow it out, literally the cutest!).
After a final wander around the farm to get a few more pictures we said farewell to our new family and headed back to Rocabella for the final part of our celebratory day.
Back at the hotel they gave us a picnic basket filled with wraps, fruit, pudding and prosecco and took us to Armenistis lighthouse.
We sat upon the hill watching the sunset and toasted to an amazing birthday spent together on the Island of wind.
This blog is dedicated to Rocabella, who helped make Daniel’s birthday one to remember for a very long time… thank you!