Mykonos island is one of the most beautiful places I’ve traveled to and spending my honeymoon in the prettiest town, beach hopping and soaking up every monent with my husband was truly a dream.
Despite the fact that our honeymoon was months ago (September to be exact), I still felt the urge to give you guys a detailed guide to Mykonos, Greece – one of the most beautiful cities I’ve ever been to. Mykonos is a popular Greek island right outside of Athens, widely known for its summer party atmosphere and incredibly beautiful beaches. It’s been a bucket-list travel destination for my husband for many years and it was certainly worth the hype. We flew into Athens and took a 45-minute flight into Mykonos (~70-150 euros) on Volotea Airlines. You can also take the ferry but it takes a few hours and times are limited (~70-80 euros).
Where To Stay
We stayed at the luxury Royal Myconian Resort ($$$) located in the heart of the island. The breathtaking views, spacious rooms, private beaches, and generous hospitality made our trip unforgettable. The resort offered accommodating transportation to & from the airport making traveling with luggage easier. The shuttle takes you into the city and to other beautiful partner resorts from sun up to sundown. Just grab a copy of the bus schedule and hop on and off as you please.
Recommendation: reserve your spot on the shuttle bus at least 48 hours in advance as can fill up quickly.
Another incredibly chic resort to stay at in Mykonos is The Wild Hotel by Interni. It has a bohemian vibe suited for a tranquil, relaxing stay. Our last night in the city, we ate dinner at their restaurant overlooking a beautiful sunset. It’s a little farther from the city which means a taxi ride may cost more money but they do have a shuttle, however, since we didn’t stay I can’t say for sure if it takes you to and from the city.
(outfit details: Zara top & shorts)
Where To Eat
While I’m not much of a foodie, it can surely make or break a trip for me. Kazarma is a popular restaurant in the city and the concierge staff at our resort recommended it. The fish was so fresh and the pasta was delicious. If you’re looking for a good authentic Greek salad, this is the place to try! By far my favorite breakfast was at our hotel–they served a buffet of gourmet meats, fruits, eggs, pancakes, and pastries. We made sure to purchase this daily amenity when we booked our room and it was definitely worth it.
So if you remember on my Stories (also saved in my ‘Mykonos’ highlight), we had some delicious authentic Greek Gyros from Captions (also check out Sakis). After walking it off, we went back for one more to take to the hotel. Surprise, surprise, it’s THAT DAMN good.
What To Do
Wandering the Cycladic streets of Mykonos is one of the best ways to explore and stumble upon gift shops, stores, gelato and take in the amazing culture. The more you roam, the more you see how beautiful the historic city is.
We splurged on a post-wedding couples massage at a serene spa on the resort property then popped into a few shops to pick out gifts for family. Other things to do are renting scooters or four-wheelers to get around. Costs are inexpensive but with all the steep hills, dirt roads and sharp corners we opted out of this little adventure. If you’re up to it, it looked like a fun way to beach hop and get around quickly.
A girl’s gotta shop, right? There’s something to be said about vintage shopping and finding that one special piece that no one else has. They have clothing and accessories from unique designer labels and stores we don’t have in the States. So the next time you’re in Mykonos, definitely stop by Off-White, MC2 Saint Barth, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Sephora, and the small designer boutiques, you never know what you might discover!
And there you have it, your guide to Mykonos. Looking back at photos, I can’t wait to get back to this beautiful city to relive these moments!