Not too long ago, I was fortunate enough to travel to Mykonos, Greece with two of my best girlfriends from college. Our European extravaganza included both Italy & Greece- I’m not sure how we ended up settling on Mykonos, but boy were we glad we did. Talk. About. Paradise. Mykonos is a small, picturesque island in the Agean Sea, known for their whitewashed buildings, turquoise water & endless nightlife. We flew from Athens and I would recommend that over a ferry.
The pictures don’t even do this place justice. You almost feel like you’re in a magical land- the winding, narrow stone streets that you could wander down for hours, stopping in jewelry stores, gyro restaurants, or local art stores. The streets are filled with lush flowers and you rarely will see a car as the streets are too narrow.
What To Do
+ Paradise Beach: Lay on a lounge chair under your umbrella, enjoy a fresh Greek salad & Mythos, or come later for the big party.
+ Rent Scooters: We saw scooters all around the island and they’re the best way to get around as it’s pretty hilly.
+ Go Shopping: Mykonos is full of beautiful, flower lined streets filled with various jewelry shops, clothing stores and gift shops. I picked up some beautiful Swarovski crystal earrings that I still wear to this day.
Where To Stay
+ Hotel Belvedere: We decided on this hotel primarily due to the convenience of having a triple room (Europe does single beds, so triple= three twins), the affordable price & the killer location. The hotel was very trendy & hip, yet relaxing & comfortable- the perfect combination when you’re on vacation. We scored a suite, so our room was plenty spacious and conveniently located by the main area. I loved how everything was white- it felt so clean & crisp & chic.
Where To Eat + Drink
+ Club Paraviso: The craziest night club that doesn’t even open until after midnight.
+ Jackie O’ Bar: The best spot for late night dancing (named after the famous Jackie Onassis Kennedy herself, who used to enjoy summers in Mykonos!)
+ Pepper: A great lunch spot to grab a quick bite before wandering around.
+ Sakis Grill House: The best place around to get an authentic, delicious gyro. We went many times!
+ Nikos Taverna: We had one of the best meals of our trip here, full of Greek salad and pasta. Ingredients taste fresh and it’s located in the town square for great people watching.