Mykonos is one of the most popular Greek islands, known for its nightlife and cosmopolitan vibes, attracting people all over the world. This diverse island also offers beautiful beaches and hidden gems if you’re willing to venture outside of the old town port.
WHERE TO STAY
After researching a ton of hotels and Airbnb homes, we found the perfect quintessential Greek Cycladic abode situated steps away from Paradise beach and less than a 20 minutes’ drive from the port. Votsalaki Resort offers spacious, white-washed rooms, with patios overlooking the sea. I can’t express what a great find this place was – it completely blew us away with its stunning infinity pool, customer service, and location. Because it’s so close to Paradise beach you can hear the music and still feel like you’re a part of the party without being surrounded by the crowds. Also walking distance to Mykonos’ popular club, Cavo Paradiso!
Mykonos Old Town (shop, eat, see) – Get lost in the labyrinth of Mykonos’ Old Town! Every street is lined with restaurants, bars, and chic boutiques. Splurge on some swanky sunnies (guilty I bought a pair of Chanels). Wander into the art galleries – some of the art we saw was better than what I’ve seen in museums.
Little Venice (eat, see) – charming quarter tucked away in Mykonos town. Sunsets here cannot be missed!
Delos (day trip) – If you want to get your Indiana Jones on, take the quick ferry ride from Mykonos Port to Delos Island. Explore the ruin strewn hills of this tiny and ancient seat of Apollo. Pillars, sculptures and plenty of archaeological finds make this place a staple in any Greek History book. Climb to the highest point for a fantastic view of the Mykonos and stack some rocks!
Agios Sostis (beach) – worth the 40 minute drive from Mykonos Town – Will and I actually rented an ATV to head up there. This beach is the perfect place to relax, float along, and is free of tourists. Get here early for a swim and DO NOT MISS lunch at our favorite spot, Kiki’s.
Kiki’s Tavern (eat) – if you want a real Greek home-cooked-styled dish then come here! Kiki’s offers the freshest fish, and tasty side dishes. Just get here early because it is first come, first serve, and the line will grow as the day goes on.
BEACHES – Paraga, Ornos, Agios Ioannis, Elia, Paradise beach (party beach)
Nicolas Taverna (eat) – enjoy dinner on the beach or indoors at this family owned restaurant. Stay long enough to catch the live, traditional Greek music!
Mykonos Old Port (eat, drink) – Come back to Old Town during the night and treat yourself to a dinner overlooking the sea
Cine Manto Cafe (eat, drink) – A MUST! This restaurant is tucked away in Old Town. Have dinner under the stars at this garden, or enjoy a cold, refreshing glass of their house white wine.
Cavo Paradiso (drink, dance) – THE BEST CLUB ON THE ISLAND. This club draws in the best DJs and will have you dancing until the sun comes up! Easily my favorite club that I’ve ever been to.
Pasaji (drink, relax) – For a more low key night, relax at this hotel restaurant situated right on Ornos beach. Grab a cocktail, hookah and enjoy the views.