I have just returned from a weeks trip which turned out to be one of the best trips I've experienced. Mykonos has really captured my heart. With sandy beaches, whitewashed villages and a vibrant, cosmopolitan party scene, Mykonos adds a touch of glamour to the Greek Islands.
With boutique hotels, luxury villas and label-laden shops, Mykonos is Greece’s answer to St-Tropez. Its list of A-list visitors is ever growing each year; But the LA faithful happily share their space with the island-hopping backpacking crowd.
Resources certainly aren’t short on Mykonos. For starters, the island is belted with beaches. While the jet-set can’t get enough of the watersports and cocktail bars at Paradise and Super Paradise, those after something a bit quieter head to the coves at Elia and Ornos. There are plenty of sunloungers on both beaches, plus a collection of tavernas at each. Plati Yialos, meanwhile, provides a happy medium. This lively stretch of sand is back by hotels and family-friendly bars and restaurants.
Mykonos has its fair share of nightlife. When the sun goes down, Paradise and Super Paradise are the most popular spots. If it’s a relaxed meal you want, Mykonos Town is the place to go. The restaurants here serve everything from Greek fusion food to bespoke vegetarian meals. For a real treat, book yourself a table at the Nobu restaurant, Matsuhisa, to sample cutting-edge dishes, like tartar with caviar and black cod miso.
I was away for a friends 40th birthday celebrations, and the villa we stayed in was simply breathtaking. With a party of 22, it took care of us amongst its 11 bedrooms, 2 swimming pools and a jacuzzi. It was quite the party pad. We even held our very own Toga party on one of the evenings. We was situated up on the tallest point of Mykonos island with views that stretched for miles, it was stunning. The sunsets especially.