The cosmopolitan island of Mykonos, sitting under perfect blue skies and the enjoyable Greek sun, always manages to impress and attract thousands of visitors from all over the world. Stunning beaches, award-winning services, delicious food and picturesque landscapes make the island a wonderful place to be.
Lists of things to do in Mykonos are endless as there is always something new to discover and try. I visited the “island of the winds” this May- one of the best months to be in Mykonos, as it’s not crowded. I returned home with new insider tips and suggestions- and here they are!
1. Enjoy a dip in Paraga beach
One of my favourite beaches in Mykonos, with crystal-clear waters, beautiful views and a cosy atmosphere. Soak up the sun and relax at one of the beach bars.
2. Try fresh fish at Tassos tavern
After your dip, walk barefoot to Tassos tavern and enjoy a wide range of traditional Greek food. Don’t miss ordering fresh fish; make sure to ask Kostas about the fish of the day and how you want it cooked. Accompany your fish with a Greek salad, octopus and other seafood delicacies that will satisfy your taste buds. Make sure to keep some space for the lovely desserts they offer; Halvas, Samali or Chocolate Pie.
3. Have your breakfast at Kazarma, in Mykonos Chora
I suggest you wake up early and take a slow stroll through Chora. Find Kazarma- one of the all-day seaside restaurants- and have an excellent breakfast along with a Freddo Espresso, of course, or a fresh juice.
4. Alternatively, go to Gerasimos bakery and grab one of their delicious freshly-made pies and walk around the alleys. Try “Tyropita” (cheese-pie), “Spanakopita” (spinach pie) or a slice of the super nice pizza.
5. Enjoy fresh fish with a view at Nikolas tavern
This place is heaven. Located in Agia Anna, in a beautiful spot, the tavern offers delicious local fresh fish and other Greek flavours, while it also offers fantastic sea views. Extra bonus is the homemade cheesecake created by the owner’s wife.
6. Unwind under the wild beauty of Panormos beach
Windy but so unbelievably beautiful, the wild landscape of Panormos will take your breath away. Located on the north coast, Panormos is known for its dramatic scenery and amazingly clear water. You can find tranquillity in the relaxed section as well as more intense vibes at the boho-style beach club Principote.
7. Visit Scorpios Mykonos
A place that holds a reputation for a good reason. Its boho and stylish vibes make Scorpios Mykonos one of the most unique spots on the island; definitely worth visiting. Make sure you dine at the restaurant or have a drink on the sunset deck.
8. Don’t miss out on Alemagou
Located at Ftelia beach, this is also a great beach bar featuring a bohemian setting- perfect for spending a relaxed and refreshing day at one of the most beautiful beaches on the island.
9. Enjoy Greek traditional food at Limnios tavern
Limnios is located at Agios Stefanos- approximately 15 minutes from Mykonos town- and offers delicious Greek cuisine. My personal favourite is “Dolmadakia” (grape leaves stuffed with rice, meat and shaped into rolls). Not many people get these right, so thumbs up for Limnios. What is also worth trying is their meat dishes; especially the burger.
10. Have a drink at Galleraki
The old-time classic Galleraki is always a good choice for great cocktails near the sea. Visit it in the evening and enjoy perfect sunset views.
Where to stay
I strongly recommend La Maison Blanche, owned by the wonderful Mrs Christina and her daughter Sophia. It consists of beautiful villas, offering a truly fantastic view. Mrs Christina is always there to help and guide you with whatever you may need. The villas’ terraces overlook the Aegean Sea, Mykonos Town and the surrounding Cyclades islands.
Enjoy your time in Mykonos!