“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.” – Saint Augustine
I’ve recently travelled to Mykonos, Greece and I thought I’ll share with you some of the best tips as well as my experience of my visit. This was my first time in Mykonos and the first time in Greece so I was super excited about this trip.
It happened that we also booked the tickets for my birthday, which is October the 14th, and because of that we were there for the end of the season but I think it worked out really well. Fewer tourists, cheap prices, and still beautiful summer weather made this trip my best one I ever had.
Let’s start with some basics like getting around and where to stay. Mykonos is quite a small island so my first tip is to book a hotel, not in the centre of Mykonos where prices are high but somewhere nearby.
The hotel we stayed at you can find right here ( click ). We were so happy with the service and how nice the owners were to us that we already decided that if we will go back to Mykonos we will come back to the same hotel. They also picked us up and dropped off to the airport, which was really nice of them.
To get around the island you MUST rent a car or quad. Public transport is not so well developed and having your own source of transport is very important.
Here is a list of places worthy of a visit:
- Windmills of Mykonos
- Little Venice
- Paraportiani Orthodox Church
- Armenistis Lighthouse
- Gyzi Castle
- Rarity Gallery
- San Giovanni
- Archaeological Museum
- Church of the Three Hierarchs
Greek food is one of my favourites so I was really happy to try authentic Greek food. Here are a few best places:
- Mea Culpa – If you are looking for a good meal in a pretty place Mea Culpa is worth a visit. We ordered souvlaki and ouzo. That was my first time trying so well known in Greece spirit and let me tell you it’s VERY strong. We heard from the local people that it’s best to drink it with no gas Fanta and ice. Definitely trying it out next time I’ll have ouzo.
- Gyros Corner Opontos– In this place, you’ll find great pitas and kebabs, filled with delicious meat. This place is next to a few others that serve similar food which is perfect if you are looking for street food.
- Semeli Bar– A place with a stunning sea view. We stopped there to grab some coffee. This restaurant had some seats by the sea, but we decided to sit on the balcony with a lovely view of the windmills of Mykonos and the sea.
- 180º Sunset Bar– This was probably one of my favourite places we went to. Maybe because we were there to celebrate my birthday with a glass of wine, but also because of the views. Imagine huge sofas under the stars, comfy pillows, and blankets to enjoy an absolutely stunning view of the city and sunset. After it gets dark trees are filled with lamps and it makes this place even more perfect.
- Kiki’s Tavern– Grab a notebook and write this place down. This I an absolute must-go place in Mykonos. Located near Agios Sostis Beach with a stunning sea view. While you wait for your table you’ll get FREE wine or water (How cool is that!) We heard very good things about this place from local people and we know now why. Great food, great view, and great service. Absolutely loved this place.
- Tasos Taverna– Probably one of the prettiest spots I had a coffee. Located on the beach with an incredible view. Unfortunately didn’t have a chance to try the food there.
- Oniro Sunset Bar– On our last day, we went to this place for a glass (or 2) of wine. You can sit outside on comfy sofas with pillows and enjoy the beautiful view. Nice place to watch a sunset.
- Pasta Fresca Barkia– The best place in Mykonos if you are looking for pasta. We went to this place on my birthday and ordered started/main and dessert. Very rarely we order desserts in restaurants, but I’m SO glad we have done this time. There are no words I can describe how delicious the food was and how lovely this place was itself you just MUST visit!
- Sic Coffee Bar– Looking for a place to grab a drink with good music. Well, look no further because this small place is just perfect. Located in the heart of Mykonos serves sushi and drinks. I wouldn’t recommend you trying sushi as it doesn’t look like the best one, plus reviews on Google confirms that, but if you are looking for a place to chill with a glass of wine, this place is perfect!
- Souvlaki Story– The best pitas in Mykonos. This place might look like it’s not one of the best, but their food is just amazing. From all pitas, we had in Mykonos this was THE BEST one.
- Sakis– One of the top street food restaurants in Mykonos. We really love the atmosphere of this place. A bit crowded but it feels like you’re with a group of your friends. Great food and location. Highly recommend!
- Katerina’s Restaurant & Cocktail Bar– The location of this place is probably the best about it. Located in Little Venice, just by the sea, and by that, I mean that you can almost dip your leg in the sea while you are at your table. Great place to grab a drink. Be careful, it’s a bit pricey.
Mykonos has some really beautiful beaches, here is a list of our top 6 beaches:
- Super Paradise Beach
- Paradise Beach
- Paraga Beach
- Beach Agia Anna
- Kalo Livadi Beach
- Agios Sostis Beach