After our short getaway to Santorini last year, George and I were convinced that no other Greek Island could ever beat this romantic little gem.However, after visiting Mykonos a couple of weeks ago, I can tell you one thing: Santorini’s got some competition!
It was like a dream of controversy: the romance yet the party, the sun yet the wind, the cosmopolite yet the coziness… Every single thing was just perfect.
For me, the best part about travelling is sharing notes about my experiences! It’s like writing down a chapter of your life that will stay with you forever.So, for those of you who are planning to visit Mykonos one day; I hope that the below recommendations will be helpful!
George and I were invited by the CavoTagoo Hotel to spend 4 nights in their Private Villa. Guys… Wow! The best hotel experience that we ever had! As soon as we checked in, a hostess gave us some really helpful tips about Mykonos. We were then escorted to the room, and the magic started. We were astonished by how big and clean the rooms are! 2 indoor Jacuzzis, an outdoor private, infinity pool, and a private terrace! Yet, the kindness of the employees is what really did it for us. We felt at home; literally. (Except that at home we don’t have an inifity pool haha). This hotel is a MUST-try. (Instagram Page: @cavotagoomykonos, http://www.cavotagoo.com/mykonos/)
2-The Beach Party
Mykonos is known for its beach parties. We only had the chance to go to Nammos beach, which is beautiful. Music, food, beverages, people dancing, others just chilling… it has a unique vibe. Below are some other recommendations:
Also, do not miss the sunsets in Mykonos! We watched them almost every night from the bar of the CavoTagoo Hotel, by their infinite pool… MAGICAL!
We only had the chance to try a few, but I’m definitely keeping the rest of the list for next year (George, when you read this: we’re going back in May!).
Restaurants we tried
–Interni: By far my favorite. The ambiance and food are amazing! Try the Greek Salad and the Lobster Risotto.
–Kalita: very romantic set-up. Try the Portobello Mushroom Salad with Truffle Oil.
–Cavotagoo Sushi Bar: The best Sushi that I’ve ever had!
–Mamalouka: Amazing music and food. Try the Seafood Pasta… To Die For!!!
Restaurants on our list for next year
-Nobu at the Belvedere Hotel
Other than the beautiful sceneries, you should definitely go see the windmills in Little Venice. You absolutely have to check the very old churches too… cramped up with a huge doze of culture. And it goes without saying, strolling around Mykonos’s charming streets in Downtown was one of my favorite parts of this trip. The rush of people at night, the white houses, the blue shutters and the breezy wind caressing your tanned skin… I wish we could go back right now!
Before starting my blog, my favorite part of being a fashion buyer was discovering new and upcoming designers. Now let me tell you something, Greek designers that I discovered during this trip, are KILLING it. They are so talented, and extremely smart when it comes to fabrics!
Below are some of the cool stores and concept stores that I had a crush on:
–Jorjy: for men and women. Some very cool brands and a small selection of Vintage bags.
–White: found a lot of emerging Greek Designers.
–Kalypso: very cool Greek Sandals for Women and Kids.
–Tserkov: one of the coolest concept stores you could ever stumble upon
So, if you guys are planning a quick getaway, whether with your friends or your other half, I strongly recommend Mykonos. I hope that these recommendations will be of help to you.