Mykonos- The Island of the Winds
One of the most popular islands in Greece for summer parties, shopping and beach parties is the best place to enjoy the blue waters and relax. It is also called Mykonos- The Island of the Winds because it tends to be breezy daily. Located in the Cyclades, according to Greek Mythology is named after Mykonos, the grandson of Apollo.
What to Do in Mykonos?
Mykonos town is a fantasyland of whitewashed buildings where you can wander through the narrow streets, upscale shops, and small blue and red domed churches. Panagia Paraportiani or the Church of Our Lady is one of the most photographed churches in Greece. Little Venice is a row of fishing houses with balconies that jut out over the water. Some of these houses are converted into cafes and restaurants where you can take a break from exploring. Just around the corner is the Old Harbour of Mykonos, with restaurants lining the beach.
Where to Entertain in Mykonos?
Paradise and Super Paradise beaches are the most famous party beaches. They are lined with restaurants and clubs you can party from the afternoon into the early morning hours.
Where to Dine in Mykonos?
- Avli tou Thodory offers classic Greek dishes and fresh seafood. It is situated on the Platis Gialos Beach-one of the most popular and beautiful pieces on the coastline.
- Bakalo is a traditional Mykonian house with a courtyard garden located in the Old Town of Mykonos. Traditional-style food is on the menu with local ingredients from neighbouring islands.
- Eva’s Garden Restaurant is a rooftop terrace with hanging wines and offers views of the Aegean Sea. Traditionally Greek menu and the selection of seafood is extensive, as well as meat dishes.
Where to Stay in Mykonos?
Luxury Hotel Kivotos is located on a private beach on the magnificent bay of Ornos, just a 5-minute drive from Mykonos town, port and airport. It boasts 2 swimming pools, extensive spa facilities and a fitness centre. The a la carte Le Pirate serves Mediterranean cuisine and local specialties overlooking the bay. La Meduse gourmet restaurant serves Greek fusion cuisine and fresh seafood with views over the moonlit Ornos Bay. Each of its villas and suites has been individually decorated by famous artists and local artisans. A welcome drink is offered upon arrival. Noah’s Waterfront Villa with Private Pool and Private Beach is the best that the hotel provides where you can relax and enjoy the luxury.
Overlooking the popular beach of Platis Gialos, the Luxury Myconian Ambassador Relais & Chateaux Hotel provides excellent spa and wellness facilities and a huge outdoor swimming area. At the spa centre, guests can pamper themselves with Pantai treatments and body massages. It also offers an indoor pool, a hot tub and Elemis products. Guests can start their day with a rich breakfast at Latitudes, while the pool from George’s Bar serves light meals and drinks. As the sun sets, you can enjoy your evening cocktail or have a candle-lit dinner at Efisia Restaurant. Maintaining the look and feel of an elegant private house, Naia Suite with Private Pool & direct Sea view offers the atmosphere and absolute relaxation.
Luxury Hotel Mykonos Blu Grecotel Exclusive Resort boasts a spa, a 2-level infinity pool and luxurious sea-view accommodation. A state-of-the-art fitness room, sauna and beauty salon are available at the resort’s Elixir Fitness Gallery Spa. Guests can also find a jewellery shop and the largest conference centre in the Cyclades. It stands on its private part of Psarou beach, offering free beach sunbeds. Aegean Poets serves a la carte lunch and dinner with seafood specialities. Poolside lunches and drinks are available at the L’Archipel brasserie. Delos Lounge Bar is ideal for an after-dinner drink. Accommodation at Mykonos Blu consists of sophisticated bungalows and villas, with built-in bathtubs or phototherapy showers, and Royal Blu Mansion with Private Shaded Pool with its 300m2 of space is the place you want to stay.