I just spent an amazing time at one of the nicest and hippest places on earth: Mykonos. A small famous island in Greece with around 10.000 inhabitants, which according to ancient myths, was created out of the dead Greek giants who turned into stones after being killed by good old god Zeus.
I would love to share with you some of the nicest places I discovered on this fun island. Click here to see them in myLike!
Mykonos is celebrated for its beach bars, which offer you an amazing view over the blue (true blue!) water surrounding the island. These are my favourites.
‘Scorpios’: This amazing beach club is located in the southwest of the island between Paraga beach und Agia Anna beach and is open from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. every day in summer (sometimes longer during party season). The biggest party, ‘The Sunday’, is on Sunday starting from around 5 p.m. on their terrace. There are more parties on Tuesday (‘Deep Playa Heroes’) and Thursday (‘Horizon’) also starting from around 5 p.m. on the terrace. If you’re looking for more relaxed events, go to the sunset area on Friday (‘Cermonia’) and Saturday (‘Scorpions World’). On the other days (not many left :-)) you can simply relax at the beach, in one of the cabanas or sun beds. The Scorpios also offers a great restaurant with local food – make sure to reserve a table upfront.
My favourite days are Saturday, when local musicians play live with the resident DJ Lias Valeron at the sunset area, and Sunday when the big party takes place (you see this is my favourite place J).
There are other nice beach clubs, such as the ‘Nammos’, Psarou beach and ‘Principote’ at Panormos beach and the ‘Alemagou’, to the far right of Ftelia beach, which was designed by the same architect who created the Scorpios.
Mykonos also has some nice beaches without beach clubs and umbrellas/sun-loungers to rent if you ant to be a little bit away from the party scene: Agios Sostis beach, Kapari beach, Loulos beach.
Above the Agios Sosits beach you can find the ‘Kiki’s tavern’ – this is a must! Open from 12.00 a.m. till sunset, they offer the best pork chops on the island. Unfortunately, you can’t reserve a table and the wait can be up to an hour – but it’s definitely worth the wait!
There are several other great taverns to sample: ‘Fokos tavern’, Fokos beach, ‘Tassos tavern’, Parage beach , ‘Nikolas tavern’, located south of Agia Anna beach and ‘Joanna’s Nikos place’ at the Ammos beach near Mykonos city.
If you want to enjoy a nice dinner downtown, one of my favourite places is the ‚Interni’. It also has an amazing patio with a bar, which is great for just a drink too. Just besides the Iterni is the ‚Ling Ling’ by Hakassan, which also has a beautiful patio. The ‘Remezzo’ has an amazing view over the old harbour, and the ‘Sea Satin’, located below the windmills, are classics worth visiting and offer a great dinner. If you have some spare change J head to ‘Matsuhisa’ (Nobu), located inside the Belvedere hotel – if you’ve been to a Nobu in NY or other cities you’ll know what I’m talking about.
On the topic of sun downers, ‘180 Degrees’ is a must – it’s a sunset bar offering a stunning view over the whole city, which naturally, makes you never want to go home again. Inside the beautiful hotel ‘Santa Marina’ you find the ‘Buddha bar’, above the hotel’s private beach, which is also a perfect spot for watching the sunset with a refreshing drink in hand. Bringing your own drink and picnic to watch the sunset is perfect at the ‘Armenistis’ lighthouse. Further sunset bars you need to try are the ‘Scarpa’, ‘Baos’ and ‘Caprice’ all located in ‘Little Venice’ of Mykonos.
If you still have an appetite after watching the sunset, I recommend (in addition to those aforementioned) the restaurant inside the ‘Bill & Coo Hotel’, which I believe is the best on the island. ‘Spilia’ located inside a cave (!) at Agia Anna beach and ‘Ftelia’, an easy going hippy style eatery, located to the far left of Ftelia beach, is a feast for both eyes and palate.
After an amazing day at the beach, chilling at one of the beach bars watching the sunset and enjoying a delicious dinner, it’s time to get your lazy bones moving. Here I can recommend the ‘Void’ (the biggest club in town), ‘Astra’, ‘Queen’ and ‘Moni’. Party and dance the night away!!!
Summary: this will definitely not be my last trip to Mykonos! I hope my tips help you to also fall in love with this wonderful island.
Cover Photo: ©Nammos