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The Complete Mykonos Travel Guide

September 12, 2016

fresh lemonade on balcony hotel mykonos Whether you’ve traveled to the Mediterranean or are daydreaming of a trip there soon, the island of Mykonos is worth grabbing a swimsuit and boarding the next plane to Greece for. Like every Greek Island, Mykonos has its own unique charm that sets it apart from the rest. The colorful walking streets and vibrant energy of locals and visitors will make you want to wander the streets until you’re lost (and you’ll want to be, for the instagram-worthy photos!). Mykonos has something for everyone. So grab your suitcase and passport, because crystal-clear water is calling…

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4 DAYS

needed to take it all in

Where to Stay

  • Mykonos Town – if you’re visiting Mykonos for the first time, I’d recommend staying near Mykonos Town. Boheme Hotel has a boho-chic vibe, and breakfast each morning consists of over 20+ Greek-inspired dishes (bonus: you can order as many as you want!).
View of mykonos town from hotel Boheme Mykonos

Views above Mykonos Town

Hanging by the pool at Boheme Hotel Mykonos Greece

Pool time at Boheme Hotel

  • Platis Gialos – want to be outside of the main town but close to some of Mykonos’ most popular beaches? Platis Gialos is a great option and features authentic and affordable stays from places such as Mina Studios.
delicious greek breakfast mediterranean olives plates

A delicious Greek breakfast spread

  • Faros Armenistis – whether you want luxury or something more budget-friendly, it’s worth checking out Airbnbs in Faros, just north of Mykonos Town.

Where to Eat

  • Pasta Fresca Barkia – all the pasta is homemade and incredibly tasty. We couldn’t get enough of the prosciutto tagliatelle.
  • La Casa – the perfect spot to sit outside and enjoy the constant flow of people passing by. The pastitsio (Greek lasagna) is extra buttery and delicious.
restaurants for dinner in Mykonos Town Greece

Restaurants in Mykonos Town have the best outdoor seating for people watching

  • Ano Mera – this quaint town features a variety of traditional Greek restaurants and is certainly worth visiting. Order the loukamades (fried dough balls with honey and cinnamon) at Vardaris.
  • I Scream – delicious homemade ice cream. It doesn’t get much better than this on a hot day. Take a tip from the locals and try the strawberry yogurt flavor, which is made with fresh Greek yogurt.
  • Pepper – centrally located for a quick afternoon lunch while strolling the streets of Mykonos town. Their Greek salad and tzatziki is delicious.
souvlaki and tzatziki lunch at pepper in mykonos town

Lunch at Pepper

The corridor outside Castro's Bar in Little Venice

Kastro’s Bar in Little Venice

Where to Drink

  • Kastro’s Bar – home to arguably one of the most photographed passageways overlooking the water.
  • Super Paradise Beach’s JackieO’ – treat yourself to a cocktail in your cabana or join the party at this beautiful beach on the south side of Mykonos. This spot is known for being gay-friendly and always busy!
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Super Paradise Beach plays music all day long

What to Do

  • Hire a boat. Even if it’s just for an hour, it’s worth it to get out on the water and experience Mykonos from a distance.
  • Rent an ATV. It’s the best way to explore the island and discover hidden beaches and coves.
  • Wander Mykonos town. I could barely get 10 feet without taking a photo. It’s the perfect walking town to explore. Don’t miss Little Venice on the water!
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Pops of color in Mykonos Town are a photographer’s dream

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Some beaches are best visited by boat

  • Go shopping. Mykonos Town is lined with cute boutiques. I especially loved Anamnesia, which sells products featuring designs from local Greek artists and is the perfect place to buy gifts for friends and family.
  • Watch the sunset from the windmills. Mykonos has 16 windmills, 5 of which are perched along the coast on the southern tip of Mykonos town. It’s the perfect location to bring a blanket to sit on and cozy up for the sunset.
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Watching the sunset from Mykonos’ windmills

  • Visit the beaches. Whether you feel like relaxing with a book (try Paraga or Agia Anna beach) or day drinking (head to Paradise beach), there’s a beach for every mood.
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Ornos beach on the South side of the island

What to Bring

  • Dresses and skirts. Mykonos is hot in summer and stays warm even after the sun goes down, so you’ll live in sundresses here.
  • A Hat. Don’t go to the beaches without one!
  • Multiple swimsuits. I couldn’t resist the water, and you won’t be able to either.
  • Blue and white everything. I couldn’t help but accessorize in these hues.

Golden hour from cabana at hotel

blue and white attire at hotel boheme mykonos
in the Mediterranean sea water by a boat mykonos
wrapped in a beach towel standing over mykonos town beach

Mykonos was memorable in every way. I can’t wait to plan a trip back to the Greek Islands. I dare you not to fall in love with them too!

What destination should we travel to next? Let us know in the comments below!
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11 Comments

  • Reply Christina September 12, 2016 at 6:41 pm

    Amazing guide! All of your pictures are so gorgeous.

    • Reply - Selena September 13, 2016 at 9:17 am

      Thank you Christina! 🙂

  • Reply Kathryn September 15, 2016 at 3:36 pm

    Your photos are so so gorgeous and bright! I’m visiting Mykonos at the end of the month and this post made me even more excited for the trip! Bookmarking it for the restaurants and tips!

    • Reply - Selena September 17, 2016 at 7:11 pm

      Thank you Kathryn! Have a great time in Mykonos. 🙂

  • Reply John Stones September 16, 2016 at 4:58 pm

    Great post!

  • Reply Lauren September 20, 2016 at 4:37 am

    Do you have any great tips for Santorini! Planning a 2 week getaway!

    • Reply - Selena September 26, 2016 at 9:11 pm

      Yes! We’re working on the blog post, but if you’re going soon and want some quick tips, feel free to email us at finduslost@gmail.com and I’ll send ’em over. 🙂

  • Reply Amanda June October 28, 2016 at 11:15 pm

    LOVE THIS! 😍 Greece has been on our list for a long time (I’ve got a bit of Greek heritage too)! Thanks for sharing such a thorough guide! I absolutely pinned it and will absolutely be using it later!

    • Reply - Selena November 1, 2016 at 11:39 pm

      So glad you enjoyed it! And love that you have a Greek background too. Let me know when you make it over there, would love to keep up with your photos. 🙂

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