A seasoned celeb hot spot and we can see why – with the glitterati flocking in the recent years Mykonos is the top of the hot list for many. The islands azure seas, white washed town, mind-blowing sunsets and fabulous beach bars mean that there is something for all.
Where to Stay?
There is a huge array of choice in Mykonos with so many hotels and villa rentals to choose from. Here are Kaia’s top choices. Hippie Chic has a magical feel as it overlooks the spiritual island of Delos (www.hippiechicmykonos.com), Kensho set on Psarou beach and is a boho lovers paradise (www.kenshomykonos.com), Livin’ Mykonos for a beautiful stay on a budget (www.livinmykonos.gr), Cavo Tagoo all-encompassing luxury (www.cavotagoo.com/mykonos) for or opt for a villa with Mykonos Rocks, concierge included, incredible sunset views and 3-6 bedroom villas to pick from for the ultimate stay with total privacy (www.mykonos-rocks.com).
What to do?
Daytime is all about making your way to a beach bar, languorous lounging in the sun cocktail in hand and cooling off in the crystal-clear sea, maybe even popping to the restaurant for a bite to eat. Alemagou, Ftelia Beach for laid back vibe and super cool music (www.alemagou.gr), Principote, Panormos Beach for sublime Boho décor, delicious seafood and a gorgeous boutique (principote.com) or Nammos, Psarou Beach (the most famous on the island) for stunning setting, designer boutiques, dancing on tables and superyacht spotting (it’s also a celeb hot-spot!) (www.nammos.gr).
Sunsets a BIG on this island (some of the most spectacular that I have ever seen) so make sure that you have dusted the salt and sand off and head down to one of the following for the best view in town. 180 Sunset Bar overlooks Mykonos town, and although a little hairy to get to well worth it, delectable cocktails and chillout sounds – a great spot to see the sun go down (mykonoscastle.eu/180-sunset-bar), if you want to see the Uber-cool side of Mykonos head to Scorpios with nightly headline DJ’s playing an eclectic mix from heartbeat music to electronic experimental sounds (www.scorpiosmykonos.com) or if you want to head into town to view it Little Venice is the place to go. For an insider tip get here early and head to Galleraki – they have an upstairs veranda, which is quite hidden unless you are in the know. You can have a private deck to view the sunset and sip on cocktails as it can get a little crowded in Little Venice around this time! (westarit.com/about-galleraki-coctail-bar-mykonos/).
In the evening there are countless restaurants to choose from, eat late like the Greeks do and wear flats for endless wandering around Mykonos Town’s boutiques – there are some brilliant finds, and great shopping, although don’t go looking for a bargain! Kaia’s favourite food spots are Remezzo, for twinkly lights, beautiful setting, cool music, views over the port and great food (remezzo-mykonos.com), Avra for romantic courtyard setting surrounded my bougainvillea, you must try the Moussaka if you head here, thank me later! (www.avra-mykonos.com), Mamalouka is fabulous for Mediterranean and local cuisine, with its cocktail bar placed in the centre be mesmerized by the Mixologist who will be flinging bottles around with ease and elegance, plus it has also recently opened its oyster bar too! (mamalouka-mykonos.gr)
What to wear?
Now for the million-dollar question – what to wear!