Getaway To Greece

I have been in Greece the past week for a very last minute getaway, we booked it on the Sunday and flew out to Rhodes on the Wednesday! It was a very much needed break for me, this year has been tough and after some recent issues I was more than ready to getaway, to just switch off and relax. Ive been battling depression for a long time (I will be writing about this too) and it got the better of me, so my amazing partner Perry booked for me and him to go to Rhodes for a week on our own child free. I was very nervous, especially as I hadn't been away from Archie yet, the most he has been apart from me is probably 3-4 hours and that was only twice in a year, so you could say I was very unsure about it all but also so very excited to have some proper me time, and also for Perry and I to be alone together too. My parents kindly watched both the children for us for the week so I knew they was in safe hands and off we flew to Rhodes, it was the first time I had ever been to Greece too so I was pretty excited to see what it was like. 

Our hotel was very small, but it was perfect just for a getaway for us both, we have said if we was ever to return we would obviously book somewhere better which would suit us and the children, but it was nice and we made the most of it. The weather wasn't too bad, it was around 26 degrees but we did have a 2 day thunder storm which sucked, but we didn't mind at all and explored or chilled out in our bedroom, mostly just catching up with sleep! The last 3 days the weather thankfully returned to being sunny and got quite hot towards the end as well which I loved. 

While we was away I read a book! A book that I have been wanting to read since I was pregnant with Archie, I actually wish I had taken more as it only took 2 days to read. I managed to fall asleep in the sun by the sea on my sun bed most days too, it was so nice to just relax and not have to worry about the children. Of course I thought about them a lot and bombarded my parents every day with questions and asking for photos of them both, it was like I missed them but I knew this break was what I and we both needed. We drank cocktails, and could get a bit drunk too which meant lots of giggles and just being a young couple instead of just Mum and Dad. 

We both had a chance to really refresh ourselves before returning home, back to reality. We got to talk properly without being distracted, we could walk along holding hands, we spent so much time together playing in the sea, playing cards in the evening, watching shows and even played a few goes of pool and air hockey in the amusements. We come home in a much better frame of mind together, and have agreed we definitely need to have more alone time regularly, to make time to go out for dinner, go bowling etc just make time for 'us'.

We had such a lovely time, I think we will definitely return to Greece, it was beautiful, the sea was amazing, a bit chilly at first but once you was in it was lovely, there was some stunning sunsets too, we didn't get to explore to much of the island but we definitely will next time. We would like to try more of the islands and maybe go to Crete, Zante or Heraklion. If you have been to Greece where do you recommend? 

Tara x


  1. Stunning photos, Greece is beautiful - would 100% recommend Crete! So sorry to hear you've been having a crappy time, but this trip sounded perfect. It's really made me want some time with Jack just the two of us xx

    1. I would definitely be looking at Crete next time! :) Honestly I cant tell you how much good it has done for me and Perry to be on our own properly xx

  2. I'm sorry to hear about your depression. It sounds like this trip was exactly what you needed! It looks stunning and sounds so relaxing. I haven't read a proper book in a long time! I've been to Greece a couple of times and the islands really are gorgeous, I'd love to return. I'm glad you got to have some 'me-time' and have a well deserved break. Thanks for joining in with #MyFavouriteTrip Polly x


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