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The last stop on our little Mediterranean adventure was Sorrento, Italy.  Why this departure from the beautiful Greek waters?  Well we had a rare opportunity to spend a few days on-board a luxury yacht owned by a connection of Kim’s.  Now how could 2 girls say no to an offer like that, right?

To get there we flew from Mykonos airport (a very small, slightly chaotic airport) to Naples (a lovely, super modern airport).  We flew with EasyJet and the trip took just under 2 hours – they only seem to do this connection over the busy European summer months though, so do keep that in mind.  From there it was a further hour drive to get to Sorrento – a beautiful little town which overlooks the Bay of Naples in Southern Italy.

The view driving into Sorrento…

If you’re looking for a nice, central spot to explore the Southern region of Italy, Sorrento is a great option.  There are ferries & hydrofoils that connect you to Amalfi, Positano & the island of Capri.  You can also catch a quick train from there to check out Pompeii.  So if you’re keen on a couple of day trips in the area, Sorrento is highly recommended.

This was actually my second time in Sorrento.  The first time was as part of a solo trip through Italy back in 2011 which actually sparked my first blogging project called “My Love Affair with Italy” (https://myloveaffairwithitaly.wordpress.com/).  For more detailed info of what day trips I did while staying in Sorrento, head on over there.  Just excuse my “blogger virgin” writing style, this was a good few years back. 😉

So as I mentioned above, the first couple of nights were spent on-board a gorgeous luxury yacht – an experience truly like no other…  Trust me, once you get a taste of this life, going back to your 9-5 reality is pretty damn hard.

I mean just look at that…

Please don’t ever make me leave…

In between yacht chilling and more yacht chilling we got to explore a little, and for the last 2 nights we stayed in a hotel in Sorrento before starting our journey back home.

This is the harbour view as we came in from the yacht:

It’s even sexier at sunset:

Sorrento is great for shopping, especially if you’re looking for leather goods, good limoncello (actually lemon-infused anything) & wine.  The inner city consists of lots of narrow streets lined with market style stores & then Piazza Tasso, or the main square, is lined with cute bars and restaurants which are great for people watching.

Just a teeny, tiny lemon sorbet… no calories to see here…

As far a dining out goes, the best meal we had was at Acqu’e Sale (meaning water & salt), which is located in the harbour area.  They do these long, skinny pizzas called “Frustas” that blew me away:

OMG, what I would do to have one of these right now…

We also discovered this very refreshing sparkling red wine… I know, I know, that sounds really weird, but it was really good…

Oh and their seafood risotto… definitely something you’re gonna want to try…

It was so good, we actually went back on our last night and decided to sit in their terrace area which is a great sunset spot…

This is a deep-fried pizza… not too shabby, but not as good as the frustas though…

Yep… it really doesn’t get prettier than that…

The other great find was a gelato & pizza place called Syrrentum which also happens to make a pretty decent steak.  We had a great meal here & then went back the following day for a gelato fix too.

Syrrentum is located just to the left of the main square if you’re facing it from the harbour side…

Our hotel for the last 2 nights was Hotel Antiche Mura.  It’s a relatively big, old-school, luxury hotel situated very close to the main square.  The biggest highlight for us was the pool area though because a heat wave called “Lucifer” had just hit Europe, bringing very uncomfortable temperatures – therefore in the water, or next to the water drinking an ice cold beer were the two best places to be.

Aaaaah yes…

The breakfast area was pretty nice too…

From Sorrento we took a shuttle bus back to Naples airport which only cost 10 euros each and took about an hour.  You can catch this bus from the main train station in the Sorrento centre and it’s best to get there about 30min early to ensure a spot.  From Naples we jumped onto an Aegan Airlines flight to Athens which took about 2hrs, and from there it was back home again on Turkish Airlines via Istanbul.

So yeah, that’s it folks.  We really had a fantastic trip.  It was just what I needed to recharge & well worth every cent.  Will Greece see me again?  Oh hell yes.  So many more islands to explore!

xxx