Mykonos is truly one of the most picturesque places in the world; Hence, the abundance of pictures in this post. This magical Greek island was stop number two on our Euro-trip, and the stop I was most looking forward to. My last visit was three years ago, and there are so many amazing new places that have opened since. The vibe is ultra-chic, upscale, and fun!—think St. Tropez meets Ibiza. From the whitewashed town to the glamorous beach bars and restaurants, this Cycladic island has a lot to offer the jet-setters who flock here year after year.
What to expect:
- Do not even bring heels unless they are very easy to walk in (like a block heel of some sort). The stone roads in town are not suitable for stilettos, and cars cannot drive inside the town, so be prepared to walk. I wore a pair of 2.5-inch block heel sandals almost every night which was perfect.
- Dress ‘beach-chic’. You can never go wrong with an all-white outfit. Also, bring bathing suits and cover ups for daytime.
- Most hotels have either a shuttle into town or they can call a cab for you, although there are very few cabs on the island. Renting a car is a good idea if you plan on moving around a lot. You can also hire a private driver, for which I would recommend Tolis at Concierge Unique. He knows everything about the island and has a great personality too!
Where to stay:
- Cavo Tagoo– I love this hotel for many reasons. The vibe is fun, the atmosphere is artsy and modern, and it has the best view of the sunset on the island (when there are no cruise ships blocking the way). Even if you don’t stay here, it’s worth going for a drink at the fish tank bar to watch the sun go down over the Aegean Sea. Also, it’s very close to town (5-minutes by car) which is where we would go almost every night.
- Santa Marina Resort– This hotel is luxurious and elegant. It is more secluded from the party scene than the others on this list. The vibe here is classy and family-oriented. A lot of celebrities stay here because of the privacy and secludedness.
- Bill & Coo– A new luxury boutique hotel located right next to the town. I haven’t stayed here, but I’ve only heard great reviews. Also, a great place to watch the sunset.
- Rent a Villa– My friend Amir at LVH Global can find the best option for a group. Concierge services, private chef, chauffer, etc. are not included, but can be added. You can find a very nice villa that sleeps 8 people (during high-season) for around $10,000 per week, or $1250 per person—much cheaper than a room at any luxury hotel, and you get more privacy.
Food + Drink
- Principote– There are so many great restaurants and bars in Mykonos that I couldn’t bring myself to leave off of the list! This one in particular really stands out. The atmosphere is incredible and the food is delicious. My friends and I agreed this was the best meal we had on our trip. It’s located at Panormos beach, so come for a late lunch, some dancing, and a swim in the ocean.
- Scorpios– A bohemian beach club. Come here for a late lunch, good music, and sunset dancing. The food is healthy and vegetarian-friendly.
- Nammos– An iconic and very glamorous Beach club. Also, best for a late lunch, and some celebrity watching. The music turns up around 5 pm and people start dancing on the tables. Don’t wear anything you wouldn’t want champagne sprayed on!
- Interni– A very chic patio-restaurant in town. Perfect for a late dinner followed by dancing at one of the many bars in town—I would suggest Astra or Void after.
- Remezzo– A beautiful waterfront restaurant located on the edge of town. This spot is great for a group or a romantic night for two.
- Buddha Bar– Located at the Santa Marina Resort. For when you want to get away from it all and have a relaxing quiet lunch with some of the best views around.
- Alemagou– Another beautiful bohemian beach bar with great food and a great scene. A perfect spot to spend the day.
- Spilia– A unique setting right on the rocky edge of the sea. You can literally go for a swim while you are having lunch—truly a hidden gem.
- Shopping- Mykonos has some of the best shopping in the world (albeit pricey). Stroll through the whitewashed town to find some amazing boutiques with rare designer pieces and unique handmade items. My favorites are Sketch Boutique, Free Shop, Angelfish, and White.
- Beaches- Beyond the boisterous beach clubs, there are other stunning beaches to visit for a relaxing day, such as Ftelia Beach, Elia Beach, and Platis Gialos.