Check out my 10 must see places in Mykonos – Tired and Tested
Last Summer (Yes this blog post has taken me that long to post!) my husband and I rented a Yacht and traveled around cyclade islands (for one week only unfortunately!) See my blog post here on my full trip experience and read here the pros and cons I found in renting a yacht. Bust back to this subject: Must see places in Mykonos……Lets delve right in…
1. Hire a quad bike
Give your walking legs a rest and explore the island on a scooter for a fun and quick way to get around. Rent one and let winding roads guide you to some incredible beaches and towns.
2. Walk around Little Venice and make sure to hang around for sunset
This area is just to cute and cool for words
We stopped off for a cocktail or two 🙂 I cant remember the name of the bar/restaurant we where at but they are all pretty much the same along this strip
Named after the popular Italian city with countless canals, Little Venice is a picturesque part of town that hangs over the sea. As the sun sets in Little Venice, the light shines off the buildings and bounces along the water, making it the perfect spot for a romantic night with your special someone.
The houses are built right up to the water’s edge, above the waves and their colorful and luxurious Venetian wooden balconies are hanging over the sea. I have heard that Madonna owns one, but maybe it’s just a rumor.
3. Visit the ancient windmills that date back to the 16th century.
Just up from Little Venice you can visit the The Windmills (Kato Myli)
4. Wander around the harbour of Mykonos town
Loads of cute cafes and restaurants to stop and have a bit at if you get hungry while wondering
5. Enjoy the crystal clear turquoise waters of the popular beaches
If there is just one thing any Greek Island is worth visiting for then it’s for it’s beautiful beaches. Mykonos has probably the most famous beaches in Greece. There are more than 30 beaches in Mykonos, beaches for all kinds of taste, cosmopolitan beaches, family beaches, nude beaches, party beaches, remote ones and even beaches in the town, all with gold sand, umbrellas, sun beds, water sports, bars and restaurants.
The most popular beach parties are in Paradise Beach, Super Paradise Beach and Paraga Beach. In the afternoon there are parties with top DJ and all night dancing on the sands till the early morning.
We managed to fit in Paradise and Super Paradise beach. Paradise beach is located at 6 km south east of Mykonos town and it’s paradise only if you are under 20. It can be reached by bus (the bus station is in fabrica) or boat or that quad bike that you hired. Super Paradise is right next to Paradise beach, at 7 km south east of Mykonos town. Awesome beach parties.
6. Spend an enchanting afternoon exploring the narrow labyrinth-like streets of Mykonos Town.
There are no cars in the town and the streets are lined with little shops, boutiques, art galleries, cafes, stylish bars and restaurants.
Thanks to the island’s strict building regulations the traditional Cycladic architectural style and character has remained firmly intact.
7. Enjoy food at some of the finest restaurants.
Mykonos has plenty of gourmet restaurants, most of them overpriced but serve fabulous food.
The restaurants that I personally dined at (unfortunately I didn’t have lot of time and money to visit all of them) while visiting Mykonos are:
Sorry I cant remember where we ate here but if you do check out this area their is a lot of choice and all pretty similar. We loved the sharing dip started with pitta and the fish was sooooo fresh! Views as you can see are fab, we sat here from late afternoon till after sunset and the night view is just as good.
What you would expect from Nobu – outstanding. The food lived up to the reputation of the other Nobu restaurants around the world. But the real star is the setting. It is located around the pool of the Belvedere hotel at the top of Mykonos Town. Beautiful open air dining with a great view. A really special night. Of course, this does not come cheap.
Just check it out on Instagram – super instagramable!! Boho Chic
Uno Con Carne Restaurant
Super cute and yummy food
We spent the day at Super Paradise beach on went here for lunch located just up from the main beach/sunbeds
The ambiance was stunning; white, modern, and good music. Staff was very friendly and food was delicious. We had the grilled octopus and it was the best we had in Greece; that says a lot! Just a side note that it is pricey here so if you were planning on pre-gaming here before heading to the beach party you will have to drop a pretty penny. If you like the uber trendy crowd and venue then its worth it!
8. Party, Party, Party.
The must see places in Mykonos to party are Caprice are Scarpa, Galleraki and Semeli (Unfortunately we didn’t make it to any of these, just getting too old but defiantly did plenty of drinking)
We did check out the scene at Paradise Beach (below) I would say it was more for the young and hard core party goers and that Super Paradise was much more “Posh” and refined
Shops are open past midnight and you pick up some gorgeous sandals, jewelry and/or beach wear. I could have spend a fortune but had no room in my case – so sad!
10. Take a boat tour
See parts of the island that are inaccessible by scooter or experience the horse riding to discover and live through unque and breath-taking moments on the island of Mykonos.
If you are staying longer than us ie two days then I would recommend the below
Take a day trip to Delos, the UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Delos is a small island but once it was one of the most important spiritual centres of ancient Greece. According to Greek Mythology Delos was the birthplace of Apollo (the god of music and light) and Artemis (the goddess of the wilderness, animals and the hunt). You can see the Sanctuary of Apollo there. Some of the most popular landmarks there include the Delos Synagogue, the Doric Temple of Isis, the Minoan Fountain and the Temple of Delians.
Delos is easily reached by ferry boat from Mykonos Harbor and the trip takes about 30 minutes or even less.
Still, if you don’ t have time for a day trip you can find many of the artifacts recovered from Delos at the Archaeological Museum of Mykonos.
Points to note:
- Mykonos is one of the most well know islands and with this you will see the prices hicked up, in fact I would say that Mykonos was double the price of what we where paying for dinner and drinks in the other islands we visited (View blog post here)
- Mykonos island has only 30 cabs so be warned
More holiday snaps
In this photo behind us is our sail boat and where docked every day – if you do this their is a fab boutique hotel – we would get our wifi fix here.
And back home every night to our yacht – very different from a 5 star hotel!
And of course the outfits
Please do share your Must see places in Mykonos – I would love to hear from you.