They were both part of the England squad that made in to the final of this summer’s Euros 2020 tournament.
The sports stars were seen arriving at a marina on the Greek island with a group of friends on Monday, where they headed out onto the water to spend the day on board a luxury yacht.
Taking a break: Footballers Kalvin Phillips and Ben White were seen enjoying a day out on the water in Mykonos after heading overseas to Greece following England’s Euros 2020 defeat
Making the most of their well-deserved break, Brighton player White, 23, whose move to new club Arsenal was recently confirmed, was seeing topping up his tan as he arrived shirtless on the jetty.
Flashing his impressive tattoo collection, White donned a pair of monochrome patterned shorts and wore his blue T-shirt around his neck, as he chatted with a female friend.
He sported a cool pair of shades on his head and was seen wearing a chunky silver watch and chains around his neck.
The group were seen in high spirits as they gathered on the jetty, before making their way onto a smaller boat that took them over to their private rental.
Kicking back: Phillips was seen soaking up the sun on board the boys’ lavish yacht they’d hired for the day
Tat’s the way: A shirtless White was seen helping a female friend on board as the group made their way over to the yacht
Chilling: White donned a pair of monochrome patterned swim shorts and wore his blue T-shirt around his neck
Downtime: He was spotted chatting to a female friend as the group arrived on the jetty on the Greek island
White’s teammate Phillips, 25, rocked up in a black motif T-shirt and colourful floral patterned swim shorts.
He was later seen ditching his tee to go shirtless while kicking back on the group’s lavish boat and, soaking up the sun on board, he kept himself hydrated with a bottle of water.
His trip away with his former Leeds United teammate White comes after the pair were called up to the England squad, managed by Gareth Southgate, for the delayed Euros 2020 tournament.
Initially scheduled to take place last year, the European championship was pushed back due to the coronavirus pandemic and instead kicked off in June.
Casual: Phillips, meanwhile, arrived for their boat day in a black motif tee and floral patterned swimming shorts
Thirsty work: Brighton player White made sure to stay hydrated as he drank from a huge bottle of water while out in the sun
Work hard, play harder: He and Phillips were seen kicking back on their luxury yacht with friends while enjoying time off
For the first time in 55 years, England reached the final of a major tournament – the national team’s first since winning the World Cup against Germany in 1966 and the team’s first ever European final.
Celebrities and fans got behind the England team during their successful run that sadly saw them fail to bring home the title, as they lost out to Italy during a penalty shootout in the nail-biting final held at Wembley Stadium on 11 July.
Reflecting on the tournament on Instagram ahead of his trip overseas, Phillips shared a shot of the England team huddled together during the tense final and told fans he was ‘incredibly proud’ of his teammates.
He wrote: ‘We gave it our all. In the end it wasn’t meant to be but I’m incredibly proud of this team. Thank you to all the @england staff, my teammates and, most importantly, our fans, for their amazing support.
All eyes on him: White is at the centre of a reported huge move to Arsenal in a suspected impressive £50million deal
R&R: He and his former Leeds United teammate Phillips are enjoying a holiday after a month-long Euros tournament
Recharge: The players are no doubt recharging ahead of the Premier League’s pre-season following England’s heartbreaking defeat in the Euros 2020 final, earlier this month
Popping bottles: Their successful Euros 2020 stint was no doubt a cause for celebration as they broke out a bottle of champagne with their pals
Loving life: The group seemed in high spirits as they chilled out on the top deck of the yacht and topped up their tans
Quenching his thirst: Phillips made sure to kick back on one of the sun loungers on board
‘It was an honour to have played for you and with you over the past few weeks. We’ll be back.’
White described being a part of the squad as the ‘best time’ of his footballing career to date.
‘What to say…gutted is an understatement. I have never been as proud of a group of people as I have with this lot,’ he wrote on social media.
‘To spend six weeks with them has been the best time of my short career and I’ve loved every minute of it. All I can say is thank you for all your support and I promise you we will come back stronger and even better. This is just the start!’
All eyes have been on him lately as he’s reportedly secured a £50million deal to move to Arsenal ahead of the Premier League’s 2021/2022 season.
While the move is yet to be finalised, Sky Sports reports that White is set to take a medical for the club when he returns from Greece.
He has previously played for Brighton & Hove Albion, Leeds Untied and League One team Peterborough United.
‘We’ll be back’: Both White and Phillips marked England’s success in the Euros 2020 on Instagram ahead of their trip and promised fans the team ‘will be back’ after their loss