Living in the UK, I am spoilt for choice when it comes to travelling. The UK may not be the most exotic of Islands but it does mean we have easy access to explore Europe and its many amazing cultures.
As the UK and the sun are not the best of friends when it comes to June I am in need of that pick me up, this year I travelled to Mykonos with my boyfriend Marc. I always research extensively before I go on holiday and Mykonos seemed to tick all my boxes; Sun, Sea, nightlife, culture and a bustling town.
Mykonos has its own unique charm that sets it apart from the other Greek islands. The colourful walking streets and vibrant energy of locals and visitors will make you want to wander the streets and find new alleys to explore. Mykonos has something for everyone.
Where to stay
I would suggest staying in Mykonos Town as it has everything you need; I stayed at the beautiful Semeli Hotel. The hotel offers a chic stylish interior, with a glamourous restaurant terrace and swimming pool. The grounds are equally as beautiful as the hotel with breath taking views of the sea and the whitewashed buildings. If your like me and need your gym fix there is a small gym equipped with cardio machines and minimal weights, you can eat as many Gyros and Baklava as you want! If going to the gym is the last thing on your mind then relax in the hotel spa to prepare to dance the night away.
Numerous cafes, chic boutiques, souvenir shops and fine jewelleries are just calling you to explore. I loved getting lost in the narrow cobbled streets as this only leads to finding more unique shops, restaurants and opportunities to take Instagram worthy pictures! Walk through the town and you will reach the seafront lined with charming restaurants serving fresh Greek food where I found a love for Dolmadakia Yialantzi (stuffed vine leaves). To the west of the town you will find the romantic area of ‘Little Venice’ and the famous windmills. Little Venice lines the waterfront with rows of 18th century fishing houses and balconies looking out to the sea. These are now cute restaurants and bars where you can relax with a cocktail to watch the enchanting Mykonos sunset disappearing into the glistening sea.
Where to eat
A lot of the places in Mykonos town are very similar: cozy wooden tables, bougainvillea overhang, affable waiters and lots of wine. There are so many restaurants to choose from we genuingly walked around and choose one we liked the look of. All of the meals I had over the course of 10 days were fresh and delicious, also the list of cocktails to accompany never disappointed. During some hot sticky days we just wanted a light lunch so we would stroll down to Break Bakery to pick up a tasty baguette and to drool over the mountain of sweet treats (I have never seen anything like it, piles of homemade cakes and biscuits). They even sold protein granola bars, which Marc took full advantage of. A few of my favourite restaurants were Familia Omerta di Cucina, Raya, Eva Garden, Casa di Georgio, Break Bakery, Da Vinci Gelato and Kadeva.
Mykonos is famous for so much. It has great nightlife options, amazing restaurants, gorgeous luxury hotels, a beautiful whitewashed main town and of course its sparkling beaches. Spectacular beaches with fine sand or little pebbles line the island. If your looking to party, relax or go crazy on the water sports Mykonos has it covered. My personal favourite was Platys Gialos beach. Several luxury hotels with Seaview restaurants hug the coastline, and lines of comfy sun beds await. I took full advantage of the waiter service, only moving to cool off in the crystal clear sea. Take me back…