Dear Readers, I cannot even begin to tell you how breathtaking this island was; I believe it was handcrafted by the Almighty for hedonistic holidaymakers.
After landing & spending a day in Athens, my friends & I took a 5 hour (speed) ferry to Mykonos.
The island of Mykonos is just as fabulous as it looks in the pictures, in fact better 🙂
The pictures below will be a testament to the aforementioned statement 😉
So without further ado, let’s crack on with 10 things to do in Mykonos aka boatloads of tips, tricks & photo ideas.
Book a speed ferry on www.seajets.com !
I’d recommend you DON’T book your ferry from Athens to Mykonos on a ‘third-party website’ as there is a slight chance that your booking may not get confirmed. Even though you pay for the tickets on the third party website, if your ticket is not confirmed by the ferry itself, you will not be allowed to get on board.
I know this because there were people around who had to face this facade! This tassel of booking at a cheaper price on a third party website is just not worth the hassle!
Also, please stay as close as you can to the ferry port and keep a check on your email before leaving for the port because the ferry almost ALWAYS gets delayed by 2-6 hours.
The other ferry option is- www.bluestarferries.com
P.S…Please book on these websites DIRECTLY! Check your suitable time & know that prices may vary.
Pack light and carry bags that are easy to mobilize. Europe doesn’t have a porter culture so you are going to have to carry your own bags up & down the stairs (if need be). Ahhh and don’t forget to sport comfortable footwear!
I’d encourage you stay in AirBNB beacuse the properties listed are breathtaking & welcoming. I’d motivate you to be mindful of the areas you stay at.
In Mykonos, the best area to stay at is Mykonos Town (by the Windmill area).
This is the most happening area you’d catch yourself wanting to stay in at all times; so it makes a lot of sense to either stay in the area or …
stay at a walking distance of maximum 10 minutes.
The next best area to stay at for heartwarming views is- Elia beach. Properties in this area have heated jacuzzi, swimming pool, ocean views and a beach!
4. CABS & JAZZ
Since Mykonos is an island and built around hills, cliffs & valleys, moving around the island could be a bit of a hassle. A lot of tourists rent a car or hire an ATV, but the roads are very dangerous and topsy turvy.
Drinking & driving is beyond dangerous in the party island of Mykonos so the best thing for you to do is commute in local cabs which by the way CHARGE A BOMB.
This is the reason, I urged you earlier to stay in ‘Mykonos town’ by the windmill area so that you can walk around without burning a magnanimous hole in your pocket.
If you’re a sucker for views and spending a couple of 100 Euros on cabs isn’t an issue, then Elia Beach area is divine!
P.S…Contact me to share numbers of the nicest (& cheapest) cab companies.
5. RESTAURANT SCENE
Espuma, Elia Beach is the lovliest option for vegetarians, sea-food enthusiaists & folks who are gawky-eyed for instagrammable view! I wish I had gone back to this adorable restaurant for another meal but there’s honestly so much to explore in Mykonos that your heart would melt.
Mykonos Town has truckloads of jaw-dropping & gorgeous restaurants so your options are far from limited.
If you’re craving Indian food, then the only Indian restaurant happens to be, ‘Indian Palace’. It’s 10 minutes drive from Mykonos town & 20 minutes from Elia Beach. It’s got decent food, average service & breathtaking views!
6. PARTY ANIMALS
I am SO not a party animal but I have friends who are a fan of some fab music & fine booze. Tropicana beach club (10 minutes from Mykonos town & hop-skip-jump from the aforementioned Indian restaurant) has a nice party scene that you’d enjoy fo shizzle 😉 !!! We also hung out in this happening pub called ‘The Queen’ in ‘Mykonos town’ which you must swing by. It’s quite happening & hard to miss in the buzzing streets of Little Venice!
Since Greece is a part of Europe, all the European high-end luxury brands are available at a fantastic price.
I’d urge you plan your purchase in advance and pick stuff up here.
They also offer tax refunds in cash then & there!
Be it LV, Fendi, Gucci, Dior, Ferregamo, Hublot, Bvlgari, Rolex, name a brand and you will spot it in the ‘Mykonos town’ area!
I’d like to inform you that some fabulous looking souveniers can cost you a bomb so be mindful of that. I really wanted to pick up a piece of art from a local store the price for which was 200 Euros 🙁 This was non-negotiable and I didn’t have the heart to spend that kind of a money on a souvenier!
So, basically shopping from brands is a fruitful idea if you happen to have a wishlist!
8. PHOTOGRAPHER’S PARADISE
If you enjoy photography, then you wouldn’t be able to put your camera down in Mykonos.
I’d encourage you to explore Mykonos Town through & through for infinite photo opportunities.
Elia Beach area is an excellent spot for landscape shots.
For snippets of quaint & cute streets, Little Venice (Mykonos Town Street) is an amazing option.
Windmills area (again in Mykonos Town) has some fab photo opportunities too.
9. ORANGE CAKE
When in Greece, indulging in some orange cake is a must. Also, don’t forget to DEMAND some whipped cream/fresh cream on your cappuccinos, lattes & hot cocoa drinks!
10. GREEK CUISINE SPECIALS
Here’s what you must order often in Greece->
Souvlaki is a must-have for non-vegetarians,
fresh Greek Salad with feta cheese is an absolute delight for my fellow vegetarians and
tzatziki is famous dip that makes anything taste 10 times yummier and should be ordered at all times.
I hope this blog post helps you plan your holiday better 🙂
Comment below which of these things has gotten you super psyched to fly to Mykonos!!!
Your comments give me an incentive to write & share better tips & thorough content 😀
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Love & Gratitude,