A holiday in my opinion is time to chill, eat, sleep – repeat. And so I’ve put together the hot spots of Mykonos to do just that, and a side of retail therapy.
WHERE TO EAT
Kiki’s Hidden away in the rocky depths of northern Mykonos, this make-shift lunch spot is as authentic you can get. Munching on traditional greek salads and fresh fish with an olive tree roof as shelter – oh and with a view just as amazing as the food, it’s well worth the visit. But before you get too excited, you should note that since Kiki’s is literally a (cute) shack with a kitchen it only opens in daylight, and if you don’t want to be queuing in midday sun I would arrive around 12:30.
Greek Bakeries Oh my, I think I died and went to heaven. Mini homemade ice creams, every type of bagel and all the baklava you could ever want. You’ll no doubt walk out of any bakery in Greece with handfuls of sweet goodies and galore.
Little Venice Bars and restaurants overhanging the sea all decorated in the blue and white colours of Mykonos, this small but compact area of the town is everyone’s favourite place to be when the sun sets; mainly because you get the best seat in Mykonos to snap pictures of the sunset, but also because their cocktails are INSANE. I’d recommend the Rose G n’ T.
WHERE TO CHILL
Scorpios If you could bottle up the chilled and hippy side of Ibiza, Scorpios would tick all the boxes. From the waiters’ and waitress’ dress code to the music and cocktails, the toned down vibe is just what you need if you’ve been tackling the past few nights in the busy and bustling town.
Royal Myconian Resort & Thalasso Spa This was our base for the week, and it was hands down the swankiest hotel I’ve ever set foot in. Everything from the interior to the food was spot on. It was also in a pretty fab spot of the island, with only a 5 minute walk to Elia beach and Elia Beach Restaurant.
Nammos According to the friendly staff, Nammos Restaurant is THE place to be in Mykonos, with many failed attempts of other beach clubs trying to mimic the jungle-like aesthetic that Nammos so effortlessly grasps. If you fancy top-notch food and want to listen to brilliant DJs all day long then Nammos is perfect – but I’d steer clear of Nammos when wanting a bit of peace and quite, as well as a cheap lunch.
WHERE TO SHOP
Mykonos Town If you ever visit Mykonos, most evenings you’ll probably find yourself lost amongst the colourful doors and white-painted back streets of the town. But really I found by getting lost you get to known the town a whole lot better, because somehow every street opens up into a familiar area you thought you walked past miles ago. Don’t worry, even though the town is pretty small there are plenty of boutiques to mooch and cocktails to sip.
High-End Designer To my surprise, the people of Mykonos do love a bit of designer shopping. You’ll be walking past a tacky tourist shop and opposite would be a Louis Vuitton boutique.
And that’s it for the travel guide! Let me know in the comments if you have any recommendations as I’m already itching to go back.
Jemima Plume Xx
P.S sorry for the rubbish picture quality, I had to use my iPhone photos as I can’t seem to find my pro-cam pictures (new laptop probs), annoying but hopefully they’re retrievable!