A Cycladic hotspot, with its claim to fame as the celeb go-to in the early 1900s, Mykonos lives up to every expectation. Stunning beaches, amazing food, beautifully classic all-white-everything side streets that scream ‘Instagram-worthy,’ and buzzing nightlife that never fails to impress, this little paradise in Greece is a European favourite for a reason.
You ideally want to spend at least 2-3 days on the island, but hey, if like us, you’re the victim of a ferry strike, 24 hours can check off all the essentials and still leave room for a taste of the infamous Mykonos post-sunset scene.
WHAT TO SEE
Windmills of Mykonos are the iconic landmarks that can be seen from any point in the village. Despite the wind (it never stops in Mykonos) walk up to this beautiful row of windmills above Venice Beach for a perfect viewpoint over the island
Get lost in the main town and experience the walk through the white-washed streets of the island. It’s impossible to get truly lost so feel free to explore and find the prettiest streets in town – some favourites include Agias Paraskevis
Niko’s Taverna Square is a bustling little place outside the restaurant by the same name and is a beautiful spot to photograph during golden hour or even during the day, with a lovely little church and gorgeous bougainvillea growing around it
Venice Beach is a landmark on the island, with rows of beautiful coloured houses, and a great number of bars and restaurants for some ultimate people watching!
Agios Stefanos Beach is a gem hidden about 15 minutes away from the main town on the other side of the island. The crystal clear and turquoise waters are one of the more unique around the island, and gives you a perfect spot for some much needed R&R
Elia Beach & Fteila Beach are both local favourites, and ideal places away from the tourist traps of the island to experience true local living
Where To Stay
Where To Eat
Nammos for a see-and-be-seen experience amidst the island’s celebrity crowd – the food however, does not disappoint and for that alone, it is worth a visit
Scorpios offers one of the better beach party experiences for those classy folk that want for a more relaxed Ibiza-esque night out
Kiki’s Tavern (get there by 12pm and sip on complimentary wine spritzers as you wait for one of the best meals you’ll have on the island)
Sea Satin is always a good time post-9pm when dinner transitions into a classic Mykonos evening celebration!
Mamalouka for some very authentic Aegean food, hidden among the side streets of the main town
Pasta Fresca Barkia because there is no way you can leave the Mediterranean without some good old cuttlefish ink pasta