Coming off a nearly 6 month travel hiatus, I was geeked while preparing for my trip to Greece. I rarely make travel plans for the summer but Mykonos was calling and I had to answer. Literally, the majority of people I know were either headed to Greece or just returned. Typically in July and August everyone goes on holiday throughout Europe but this year in particular the movement was in Mykonos.
WHAT TO PACK
The first thing that comes to mind once I book any trip is the destination dresscode. Lets face it your'e not going to pack flip flops to Antarctica. I love knowing the style and what looks will be appropriate for my travel. In the case of Mykonos I suggest packing a bikini or two or ten lol. Basically everything you do will end with you in some kind of water, so be ready. The style is very bohemian chic, anything light, flowy or all white works. The Greeks are know for their white and blue so bright colors translate really well. I'm a super light packer, I only had a small carry on suitcase with duffle and even that was too much. I wore about half of what I packed which is pretty typical for any beach destination I travel to. All the shops are filled with great finds, you could literally pack the bare minimum and shop once you get there. I brought two pairs of heels, two sandals and my havaianas. To no surprise my havaianas clearly were the most worn item the entire trip. Everything comfortable or easy is ideal. Your looks should be determined as to what you will throw on after a beach/boat day. We all do it and I'm not ashamed to admit that Instagram was the source of some outfit inspiration. Looking through tags and locations I saw a lot of looks I loved and remixed using a few items I already owned.
ESSENTIALS denim shorts havaianas swimwear for each day (mismatching always works) hats shawls and/or scarves dressy flat sandals 1 heel all white anything cover up's/tunics accessories sunnies
In the age of Uber I can't recall the last time I rented a car let alone called a cab. Mykonos is a pretty big island where all the beach clubs and restaurants happen to be spread out. I can literally count the amount of cabs I actually saw, as for Uber I don't think it works there. However there is a Greek version called Agean Taxi, which is an app similar to Uber. I personally didn't use it so don't shoot the messenger. Basically what I'm suggesting is to rent a car. The turns are tight and streets can get very rugged. Unless renting a moped/vespa, the Jeep Wrangler is literally the ideal vehicle to get around in and its so much fun!
In the itinerary above I listed a few hotels I had the luxury of visiting. Although I didn't stay in a hotel I think it's still a great option for any first time visitor. I would definitely suggest for any group 4 or more to rent a villa. The vibe of a villa suites the Mykonos experience. RENT A VILLA (CLICK HERE)
The motto I live by " don't make plans, make reservations," applies to just about every occasion in life. Traveling in particular, I love to reserve almost everything in advance especially restaurants and activities. Never mind the restaurants, all the beach clubs will be booked if you don't do so in advance. Renting a boat is a must! Any island that is amazing by land needs to be seen be sea. A boat day is mandatory for Mykonos. My top 5 favorite places in Mykonos were Principote Panormos, Scorpios, Alemegou, Spilia and Interni.
Principote Panormos Restaurant & Beach club Crochet beach umbrellas, need I say more! Hands down the most beautiful establishment I've ever laid eyes on. Scorpios Restaurant & Beach club The staff alone made me want to work there. Their uniforms were burning man meets boho and I lived for it. The food and scene was one of the best on the island, I danced the most at Scorpios for sure. The decor was sweet but I must admit the sunset at Scorpios was by far the prettiest sunset I've ever witnessed. Make sure you're there in time to watch. Alemegou Restaurant & Beach club If you're looking for the party, look no further. Alemegou was the scene of all scenes. All the top Dj's played there and each time it was perfection. Spilia Seaside Restaurant Up until Spilia I'd never eaten an entire meal while standing up, dancing and sipping rosé. From the moment of arrival by boat I was dancing, eating and drinking nonstop. The energy at this place was phenomenal. Known for their sea urchan "uni," I literally watched the owner catch and serve us uni in the matter of minutes. I have to say this was the best restaurant experience in my life! Absolutely love this place! Interni Restaurant As a lover of great quotes and word play dining at Interni was just that. Quotes were everywhere from the menu's and table setting. The ambiance was so romantic yet fun. One of the quotes that spoke to me was.... "Here it comes, a feeling you thought you'd forgotten. Worlds away from everyday life. You're completely at peace. In this land of myths and gods, a portal to the past and distant future."
THERE IS A MAN WALKING AROUND THE BEACH CARRYING A CASE OF DONUTS.... HE DOES NOT CARE ABOUT YOUR DIET OR SUMMER BODY. KEEP CALM AND BUY THE DONUT! YOU'RE WELCOME! -TheLittleTruffle