I have never met anyone who’s been to Mykonos and didn’t love it. Personally I’m a huge fan of his Greek Island because of its stunning landscape and clear blue water, amazing healthy food and great vibe. Here are my tips on where to…
In my opinion the best hotels are Cavoo Tagoo just outside of Mykonos Town or Mykonos Blue on Psarrou Beach where Nammos is. Something to keep in mind is that roads on Mykonos are narrow and steep so driving is tricky and there are very few taxis on the island. You need to be very comfortable driving or have a driver. If you want to avoid driving at night I recommend staying in any place in Mykonos Town. You still need to drive to the beaches but hopefully not as much when it’s dark. If you go during peak season it’s a good idea to arrange a car before you arrive on the island.
There are many cute places for breakfast in town, especially in the part that is called Little Venice. I tend to not eat breakfast in Mykonos and just get a juice and then eat on the beach. There is a place right by Fabregas which is the bus station that does great juices. Sometimes they have carrot, ginger or green veggies and sometimes just oranges depending on whether you are lucky or not (Greek style!). As you can’t drive or park in town, this is probably where you will be picked up to go to the different beaches. There is also a taxi stand where you can get taxis easily if you don’t go during peak season.
If I had to pick one place only I would probably say Nammos, although it tends to get very busy during peak season so it’s good to book in advance. I also really like Sol y Mar on Kalo Livadi beach or Kahlua which is on Paraga Beach. In all of these places you can get a sun bed and stay all day. For lunch I usually order Greek salad and/or grilled fish or sea food. In all of these places you will eat really well.
When I’m in Greece I like to eat traditional Greek food and not so much sushi and other cuisines that we have so much of in London. I really prefer just any local Greek restaurant in Mykonos Town to for ex. Nobu which I think they in the Belvedere Hotel. A fun (and Greek!) place for dinner is Sea Satin which is a fish restaurant that also turns into a bit of a party with traditional Greek music and singing. It’s super fun to go a big group.
I like to go to Mykonos the last week of July as my friends organise a big event called Made in Mykonos at Nammos that tends to be on the last Saturday in July every year, it’s an amazing party. The day before there is also a big event at a more remote beach called Alemagou which also is super fun. In town there are many bars and clubs but I’m not massive on going out just for the sake of it, however Guzel and Moni are good spots in town.
I always shop for jewellery in Mykonos. They have so many little stores and you can get really unique Evil Eye-style pieces. I have one charm that people always ask me where I got it from. You can also buy more bijouterie, such as bracelets, anywhere in town really.
I have never done yoga in Mykonos but I recently found out about this Jivamukti yoga retreat that takes place in June in 2015. It looks absolutely amazing!
Cavo Tagoo has an amazing sunset but there are many places in Little Venice that are great for this too.