Travel Guide: Mykonos, Greece

Continuing on our extended vacation, our next stop was Mykonos. I can still remember the first time I visited the small island. The first thing off the boat that I remember is seeing the dangling octopus from the fisherman boats.

Mykonos is truly spectacular! The white houses and cobblestone streets will forever be burned into my brain. I love getting lost in the winding alleys and stumbling into a new adventure. The people are so friendly, and kind and warm. The men aren’t too shabby to look at either.

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Our group flew from Athens to Mykonos via Olympia air. You can also take a ferry from either Piraeus or Rafina which can take about five hours or even three via high-speed ferry. We arrived in Mykonos pretty late, but our car service was ready and waiting for us. Our villa was about a 15 minute drive from the airport and in a private residential area.

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We stayed in Mykonos for four days and traveled to different islands and explored everything the town had to offer.

Where we stayed

Blue Villas-Casa Azzuro: I came across this villa online and what caught my attention was the amount of service that was included in the price. They were very responsive and always accommodating. They even helped me negotiate pricing with the owner. What was nice was having a private concierge onsite. Anything we needed, we could call her and she would help arrange it for us. One thing I always ask for, is to have the villa pre-stocked with some groceries. Even though I know we won’t be home very much, it’s nice to be able to grab an apple or have some coffee in the morning or even have sandwich after a late night bender.

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One other thing, that is super important to have in the house is ALCOHOL. Most likely, if you are staying in a villa, you are far away from a grocery store or liquor store. So it’s important to have these items readily available upon arrival.

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Our villa was six bedrooms and six bathrooms with an additional guest house, pool, and outdoor wet bar. It is about 15 minute walk to Paradise Beach.

What we did

Scorpios Beach: This place is phenomenal! It is so chic, bohemian and very sexy. The day club is right on the water. You can rent day beds for as cheap as 100 euros. We spent the day at Scorpios, lounging, drinking and eating plenty of food. I can’t rave about this place enough.

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Yacht Day: Okay, so we do this is the second time we have done YACHT DAY. The best ever, duh. Basically, I search for yachts that can accommodate 12 people comfortably, about 70 feet or 18 meters. We sail around to different islands, party and swim all day. Who doesn’t love a yacht day.

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We sailed to both Delos and Rhenia and swam in the most colorful waters I have ever seen. The blues and greens criss-crossed so perfectly.  Delos is a UNESCO world heritage site. Currently uninhabited, the island was home to the Greek God, Hercules and also was used to serve as the largest trade ports in the Mediterranean. There is a small fee to enter the site, but it is definitely worth it!

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Day Trip to Paros: There are so many small islands surrounding Mykonos, it’s hard to pick just one to visit. I have heard some many great things about Paros from websites to personal testimonies. Even the locals recommend that you take a visit. Check out my post about our day trip to Paros.

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Toga Night/Private Chef: On our last night, we threw a toga party at the villa and had a private chef come in and make us a six-course dinner. This is one of our favorite things to do on vacation.

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Where to Eat

Tasos

Buddha Bar

Must Eat Spots: Nikolas Tavern, Kiki’s Tavern, and Spilia

Where to Party

180 Sunset Bar: this bar/restaurant is GORGEOUS. Very Moroccan and boho chic. It is a little hard to get to, but once you are there, you catch the most glamorous shots of Mykonos. Arrive early to snag and seat and listen to music.

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Caprice Bar

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Jackie O’s Beach Bar

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Other Spots: Cavoo Paradiso, Nammos

Tips:

  • Mykonos does not have a strong plumbing system, therefore you will need to throw away your toilet paper in the trash, NOT in the toilet.
  • For your first time visiting Mykonos, stay near Mykonos town. You’ll find a lot of restaurants, bars and things to do. You’ll also find the tradition white houses and cobblestone streets.
  • Mykonos is very spread out and while the next town may only be two miles way, you have to travel through winding roads and 10 minutes turns into 30 minutes. and taxis are extremely hard to come by. You will need to call a taxi company at least 30 minutes in advance.
  • There’s two different ports in Mykonos- Old Port and New Port. New port is where all of the larger ferries and cruise ships dock. You can take a water taxi between each port for 2 euros.

I love Mykonos because of the great night life and the food is spectacular. I think a solid four to five days is the perfect amount of time to spend in Mykonos. It is a very sexy sultry island, so bring a companion and hold on tight. Until next time…xoxo!

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