I’m OBSESSED with Mykonos. It easily has the best beaches I’ve ever been to in my whole life. I was lucky enough to stay there for an entire week, so today I’m going to share a travel guide to Mykonos, Greece with some places to see, things to do, and places to eat! While it may be one of the most pricey Greek islands, it’s worth the splurge!
Lamed Seaside Restaurant on Paraga Beach- y’all.. I’m SO sad to discover this place closed! 🙁 I hope it’s just for renovation! Their food was SO good and they had these HUGE bean bags on the beach to lay out on.. it was so relaxing!
Scorpios Mykonos– This place was SUPER trendy. I wouldn’t say it’s very family friendly.. you need a reservation and everyone there was between the ages of 28-35. It was very swanky– if I ever came back to Mykonos with friends, I would come here!
Alemagou on Ftelia Beach- To this day, this beach and beach bar is my FAVORITE EVER!! I felt validated about how excited I was about it because Alessandra Ambrosio was there with her friends and family 2 weeks after us! Their beach canopy bar is amazing. The location is off the beaten path.. while we were driving there we actually were concerned we had gotten lost! We almost turned around because it’s in a little cove but then we saw it and went all heart eyes! The Greek girls working there might as well be models and the view is so exquisite.. it’s like you’re on a private island or something. I HIGHLY recommend this beach/beach bar if you’re traveling with either family or friends.
Monarch on Platis Gialos Beach- On certain beaches on the island, the water is sparkly. I’m not exaggerating when I tell you it looks like someone just dumped tubs of glitter in the water. I’ve never seen anything like it. There must be some mineral or rock in the water that gives it this illusion. Definitely worth the visit!
Kalo Livadi Beach– I’m not going to lie.. I remember the least about this beach. Mostly because at that point I was so sun burnt that I slept all day on a beach bed under an umbrella. But I remember clear waters and a pristine view!
Things To Do
We mostly spent our days laying out at different beaches! One day, we decided to do an excursion to visit the ancient Greek Ruins in Delos. It’s about a 20 minute boat ride from Mykonos’s Old Port. Delos is considered a sacred island (you’re literally not allowed to step foot in the water) because according to Greek mythology, Apollo was born in Delos’s waters. The island is also a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. We loved visiting the island and exploring the ruins, but my only suggestion is to bring bottled water because it’s hot and dry- easily dehydrating.
Another activity we did most nights was walking around Mykonos Old Port and go to all the shops! They have souvenir shops as well as many high end-type artisan shops. You could easily spend a whole day there. They have a lot of restaurants and we wound up eating there many nights. We went in July, which is windy season, so definitely bring a sweater! It gets very chilly at night. Don’t forget to visit and take pics with the famous windmills!
Another thing that Mykonos is known for is.. the PARTY! It’s actually called “The Party Island”. The world’s most famous DJs all travel there for shows and concerts. My sister and I watched Martin Garrix at Cavo Paradiso, (SO FUN!!) but the most famous day and night club is Paradise Club. For more nightlife places in Mykonos, start here.
Where to Eat
How many times can I talk about Greek salad on the blog before y’all roll your eyes at me?? HAHA! My family and I love that every restaurant in Greece has a different twist to Greek salad. Some have olives, some have cherry tomatoes as opposed to normal tomatoes, some have peppers, some have olives or mint, etc. But it’s always soooo fresh! My dad said we were going to make it a “tradition” to share a Greek salad at every restaurant for every meal.
For most lunches, we ate at the beach restaurants listed above. We had a running joke that we were actively TRYING to find bad food in Mykonos but we couldn’t. Every restaurant was better than the last. I also remember specifically Niko’s Place, because it’s famous for their views of the sunset. Our family also ate at Hippie Fish near our hotel in Agios Ioannis! As mentioned before, we also ate at many restaurants in Mykonos’s Old Port.
Where We Stayed
We stayed in a quieter part of the island, in a village called Agios Ioannis. The hotel had an amazing view of the beach which happened to be a 5 minute walk away. It was also well located to a bus stop that takes you to Mykonos Old Port. For a list of more places to stay, refer to this site.