After admiring the most photographed windmills, visit Paraportiani Church in Chora, a group of churches that was named after its position between the sea and the side door of an old castle. It is no coincidence that the pioneer architect Le Corbusier was charmed by the exemplary architecture of the church and wrote: “Now I know I have not built anything worthwhile.” The island is also home to an Archaeological Museum (at the port), Folklore Museum (Chora) and Nautical Museum (at Three Wells).
As for the beaches, you should definitely visit the cosmopolitan Psarou Beach, the stylish Kalo Livadi Beach, the quiet beach of Agia Anna and the small but beautiful Paranga. You should avoid beaches like Paradise and Super Paradise unless you are in the mood for a busy beach club.
CUISINE / FOOD
Definitely book a table at Sea Satin in Chora, nestled under the Mills, known for its seafood, delicious honey puffs and mastika shots. For traditional Mykonian food visit Nikolas Taverna at Agia Anna at Paraga. If you love Japanese cuisine, you will find one of the most famous restaurants, Matsuhisa (at the Belvedere Hotel in Chora).
TO DO LIST IN MYKONOS
After relaxing at your luxury hotel during the first few days of your trip, it is time to explore the famous island. Besides wandering through the cobblestoned alleys of Chora while popping in and out of famous fashion houses and bars or admiring the sunset with a cocktail in hand in a bar at Little Venice, you should also take the time to visit some of the island’s impressive landmarks. Taste flavours at unique restaurants, enjoy the sea on idyllic beaches and fill your mind with endless images of whitewashed houses and hidden churches with blue wooden doors.
WHERE TO STAY
SANTA MARINA RESORT & VILLAS: DREAMY!
The Santa Marina Resort & Villas is the ideal hotel to expand your senses and enjoy pure Cycladic beauty. With views of the picturesque bay of Ornos, the hotel offers holidaymakers unforgettable panoramas. The hotel’s elaborate facilities include a spa, jacuzzi and a hairdresser. Do not forget to try the dishes of the «Marine» restaurant, where apart from stunning sea views, provides unforgettable Mediterranean recipes.
CAVO TAGOO: AN ARCHITECTURAL GEM!
Cavo Tagoo could be described as a luxurious oasis of incomparable beauty. The hotel is one of the most popular hotels in the Cyclades archipelago. It has exceptionally comfortable rooms, suites and 11 new Golden Villas, all with a private pool ideal for a lovely exclusive holiday that suites honeymooners perfectly. If you get bored in your room, you can use the Spa centre, which apart from treatment rooms, also features a heated indoor pool. For a romantic dinner visit the restaurant, known for its excellent gastronomic options. Later, enjoy a cocktail at the Pool-Lounge, while watching the breath taking sunset.
MYKONOS BLU: THE UNBELIEVABLE!
As incredible as Mykonos is, Mykonos Blu is actually unbelievable! The hotel is nestled over the famous beach of Psarou, blending with the Aegean Sea. The brand new villas stand out from the hotel with privé pools and lounges with wonderful island-decorated corners. And if you get bored of gazing at such beauty, you can use the modern facilities the hotel offers such as the spa, gym and jacuzzi (in some rooms), and you can dine at one of the in-house restaurants.
MYKONOS BLANC HOTEL: WHITE!
The elegant and white five-star hotel promises relaxation and rejuvenation, located just a few steps away from the popular beach of Ornos and close to the cosmopolitan Mykonos Town. Apart from stylish rooms, the hotel has a beautiful infinity pool surrounded by palm trees. From there you will enjoy the incredible panoramic view of Ornos Bay, a dreamlike beach. Do not forget to try the delicious culinary proposals of the renowned Greek chef Aris Tsanaklidis at the hotel’s in-house restaurant, Pasaji. This luxury residence also offers spa and fitness services.