Good morning, everyone!!! Long time no talk 😉 I’ve never taken a break from blogging for this long, and I’m so happy to be back! If you follow along on Instagram, you may know that my husband (eeeek!) and I just spent the past two weeks on our honeymoon in Greece and Italy. A lot of you guys were interested in our itinerary and how we traveled from place to place, so I’ll be doing a series of blog posts on each location. To start with, we did not work with a travel agent for this trip. Chris and I did tons of research and planned everything ourselves – to me, doing research is one of the most fun parts of planning a trip! So yes, you can totally plan and book our exact trip by yourself without the aid of a travel agent.
Today’s travel guide is all about MYKONOS, Greece!
To start with, I’m rounding up all of our Instagrams from Mykonos with a short description, but scroll down to the bottom of this post for an in depth travel guide, as well as my opinion on the difference between Mykonos and Santorini.
Our first night in Mykonos we spent exploring Mykonos Town.
We loved hanging out at our hotel’s main pool… they had a great lunch menu and the most amazing cheese plate I’ve ever had.
The famous windmills of Mykonos, built in the 16th century.
Before heading to the beach club Nammos for the day.
The beach club Nammos. We had lunch at the restaurant first, then booked two chairs by the water. They waited on us hand and foot, delivering wine and ice cream whenever we wanted it!
More exploring in Mykonos Town! This picture was taken next to Philippi Hotel, a great affordable option if you’d rather stay right in Mykonos Town. If not, venture there for a photo opp!
Enjoying the pistachio gelato at Hibiscus in Mykonos Town.
- Pepper Mykonos: Situated right in Mykonos Town, this little cafe is the perfect spot for lunch, just grab a table on the street (it’s also the perfect place for people watching). I ordered zucchini balls, which are pretty hard to describe but literally melt-in-your mouth amazing (just trust me and order them). Chris had a chicken souvlaki gyro, which he loved and demolished 🙂
- Nice N Easy: We had the best tzatziki dip in all of Greece at this restaurant. Just thinking about it now makes my mouth water!
- Cavo Tagoo: Even if you aren’t staying at this hotel, it’s worth it to visit for appetizers and order a few cocktails and their cheese plate. We thought their cheese was amazing – even better than the cheese in Italy!
- Nammos: Nammos is both a restaurant and a beach club. We visited one day for lunch and, although it was expensive, it was delicious. We ordered calamari, grilled vegetables and zucchini fries. We regretted not ordering fish – we watched the waiter bring out a cooked fish and debone it right in front of the table – how fresh can you get!?
- Nice N Easy: The best meal that we ate in Mykonos, and maybe even our entire trip! Nice N Easy serves only organic, locally sourced food – I had the Cilantro Kale Pesto Tagliatelle and Chris ordered some sort of gyro – we both oohed and ahhed over our meals, finishing every last bite. Definitely make a reservation ahead of time – book at 7 p.m. and ask for a table beside the water (it’s the perfect place to watch the sunset).
- M-Eating: This was another one of our favorite restaurants in Mykonos! Make a reservation for one of the outside tables (great for people-watching). Chris and I both ordered fish and it was to-die-for, along with honey pie for dessert.
- Mamalouka: This restaurant is nestled in Mykonos Town under a ceiling of blooming flowers, even if the food wasn’t amazing, I would still go here for the amazing atmosphere! But don’t worry, the food is delicious too (and be sure to order the fried feta for an appetizer).
- Pasta Fresca: If you want a break from Greek food, this restaurant serves authentic Italian pasta dishes that rival Italy’s.
- Scorpios: Scorpios is actually a beach club but has a nice restaurant too – be warned because this place turns into a crazy party at night, especially on Sundays and Tuesdays. We went here for dinner one night with some friends, and the food and drinks were delicious!
- Caprice: If you’re looking for a chill place to watch the sunset, Caprice is for you. The cocktails are amazing and it has a good view of the Mykonos windmills.
- Scorpios: If you’re looking for a crazy beach party with an amazing DJ, definitely venture to Scorpios. We went for dinner one night, and watched as the whole place turned into a dance party. The decor is amazing, I wish we had been able to visit during the day and take advantage of their lounge chairs on the beach! We heard that their biggest parties are on Tuesday and Sunday nights.
- Skandinavian Bar: During the day, this little bar in Mykonos Town looks very quaint and picturesque – but starting around 11 p.m. it turns into a WILD party! It gets pretty crowded and drinks are expensive, but the music is great and we had SUCH a fun night of dancing here. The party doesn’t end until after 3 a.m. so make sure you’re wearing your most comfortable dancing shoes!
- Tropicana: We went here with some friends we met and it was SO much fun, we didn’t get home until 4 a.m.! We may or may not have even danced on the bar! 😉
- Explore Mykonos Town (and bring your camera!). Chris and I had so much fun exploring Mykonos Town, we would pick little streets and venture down them, getting lost in a sea of white walls and blue doors. We packed this tripod to get some couple photos in Mykonos Town – it only weighs a few pounds and is easy to carry.
- Go to the beach. Mykonos is known for it’s amazing beaches, and there are plenty of beach clubs to visit. We really liked Nammos – it was very expensive (we paid €120 for two sunbeds) but we hung out on the beach all day, ordering wine and ice cream to our beach chairs whenever we felt like it. We also heard Scorpios was a great beach club.
- Watch the sunset from Little Venice. (Little Venice is a part of Mykonos Town) Mykonos had some of the most amazing sunsets I’d ever seen, definitely take advantage of them while you’re there!
- Visit the windmills. The Mykonos windmills are famous – they were constructed in the 16th century and are still around today – they also offer the perfect location to watch the sunset.
- Shop! There are a ton of local boutiques, gift shops and art stores in Mykonos Town that are really fun to peruse.
WHAT TO WEAR IN MYKONOS
This wouldn’t be a fashion blog without a recommendation for what to wear, right!? We found that Mykonos in June was pretty much the perfect weather – it fluctuated between 75 and 80 degrees every day. It was hot in the sunshine, which warranted a refreshing dip in the pool or sea. Definitely pack a lot of swimsuits (I felt like I lived in bikinis!) as well as cute cover-ups to wear to the beach clubs. The stone walkways can be a little uneven, so I opted to wear flat sandals every single day that I was there. These TKEES sandals (in the color “cocobutter”) ended up being my life savers because they were really comfortable to walk around in all day and matched every single outfit that I had packed. As for clothing, I recommend light, flowy dresses and rompers. It gets really hot walking around Mykonos Town during the day, so you’ll want breathable fabric that blows in the wind. If you want to match your surroundings, pack a lot of blue and white clothing! I wish I had packed a solid pink dress to match the blooming flowers (for a photo opp of course). Also be sure to bring a sun hat!
If you’ve been to Mykonos before and have any recommendations, let us all know in the comments!