Whether you've ventured to the Med recently, or daydreamed about visiting soon; the little Greek island of Mykonos is worth grabbing your suitcase and boarding the next plane for.
Nicknamed the "Island of Wind" which it certainly lives up to - it has a quaint, traditional charm which sets it apart from the rest (minus the heaving numbers of visitors each summer, like Zante for instance). Obviously, the main attraction to the island is the cobbled town with white washed walls and vibrant flowers, but aside from that, Mykonos has so much more to offer. In this blog post I've compiled everything there is to see, eat and do, so all that's left for you to do is book your ticket and go!
Where to stay
ICYMI, I have a blog post up all about our stay at Bill & Coo, which is 5/10 minutes from Mykonos Town. If it's your first time travelling to the island, then I'd recommend staying nearby the town - it's central, you won't need to rely on any methods of transport and has a really fun vibe at night.
You can find the link to the blog post here, and other suggestions include; Myconian Villa Collection, Kouros Hotel & Suites, De.Light Boutique Hotel or an AirBnb in Faros area.
Where to eat
Everything on the island tastes very fresh with so much flavour, so you'll be sad to leave when the time comes.
My personal favourite places to eat were;
Mamalouka - the perfect central spot in town. Hidden between walls covered in flora, it's super easy to walk past and miss this gem. It's brilliant for seafood in particular and the Lobster linguine is a really good choice.
Scorpios - you'll need transport to get here but you can't go to the island and not visit Scorpios. It's an open air restaurant on the beach with live music playing, but it's very popular so you'll have to book instead of turning up. If you visit then make sure you try the Greek salad!
Buddha Bar Mykonos - admittedly this is not a one-off to Mykonos only; but if you like Thai food then you can't give this restaurant a miss. Always such incredible food!
Nikola's Taverna - must visit if you like seafood. The best fresh fish on the island!
Where to drink
Kastro's Bar - you'll have come across this tiny little bar plastered all over Instagram at least once. It's worth going for the location alone!
Scorpios - if you're just looking for drinks and not food, visit Scorpios at golden hour to watch the sunset. It's really relaxed and the views are great.
Semeli Bar - located in Little Venice, this is also a really nice location to watch the sunset right on the water.
What to do
Lets get the obvious out of the way to begin with - explore Mykonos Town. You'll make it barely 10 feet without wanting to take a photo and you'll be more than happy to get lost all day in its winding little alleyways. I would allocate at least a day to explore here with no rush or time limit, and you can shop in all the little souvenir shops. There's even a bunch of designer stores (Balenciaga, Louis Vuitton etc) dotted around if you're looking to push the boat out a bit.
Visit the beaches - there's plenty of beautiful hidden beaches around the island that have crystal clear water. If you do visit the beach, then consider visiting the ones on the South of the island instead of the North; there's less wind there.
Cavo Tagoo - If you're not a beach person (highly unlikely), then you should consider putting Cavo Tagoo on your list. Although I've not personally been, the pictures look incredible and I've heard plenty of good things!
Rent a quad bike - it's a fun way to explore the island and you'll get a great tan for the day. They can also handle the rough terrain of the island, so it's the perfect way to find hidden beaches and coves.
Author / contributor - Kellie Baldwin