My first gem belonging to my “travel collection abroad”, is Mykonos: here you go!
I have been to Greece a few times already, and every time I was experiencing a different moment of my life: after finishing high school, college and now in my early thirties. All I must say, those were totally different moments and therefore there were different ways to approach the vacation.
Personally, I am a chilled woman, who sometimes likes a bit of fun, and what could be better than an island, having your best friends there and the glorious summer sun?
You must have heard that Mykonos is a party island and, as much as I love having fun, that doesn`t necessarily mean I enjoy all night parties any more, so at first I wasn`t too sure. However, as soon as I arrived I almost instantly fell in love with the little harbour nearby our hotel, the beautiful white alleyways of the Old Town and the amazing sunset. The architecture of the buildings are all in cubist styles: small and white squared with bright painted windows and doors. Apparently the owners of the buildings are only allowed to choose amongst 5 different tones. My favourite so far is the blue variant.
I must admit that this Greek Island is truly charming; in terms of dimensions is a pretty small island. You can drive across the whole island in an hour or so via scooter. The Old Town is close to the main Ports and is where you`d go after the beach to have dinner or stroll around the various little bars and clubs. We stayed in Mykonos Town which made it easy at night as we avoided any kind of driving.
Daylife and beaches
White sand and crystal water, choosing the beach is not a difficult task! We used to choose a nice quiet beach for the day and a livelier one for the afternoon.
Elia beach, a very long and a favourite celebrity spot, the bohemian Ftelia Beach with its pricey restaurant on top, the Paradise and Super Paradise with their peculiar sunset aperitfs with music. All worth a try!
Restaurants and dining
While you can find cheap gyros and fast food pizza, the rest of eating out is quite expensive. I`d recommend to try local fish taverns at least once. Kounelas fish tavern is my absolute favourite!
Bars and Nightlife
Sipping a cocktail while overlooking the sea at sunset is a must in Mykonos/ Places I`d recommend to go: Skorpios beach, Little Venice and the Old Town nearby the Port. There`s a great view on the windmills too.