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The Ultimate Luxury Guide to Mykonos, Greece 

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It’s unlike me to be spontaneous, but when Mykonos calls, you answer. My cousin was going to Mykonos for a week on a work trip and invited me to tag along. Being in my “main character” era, I jumped at the chance, and off we went! 

I won’t lie to you, the Mykonos recommendations below are bougie AF and super expensive, but WOW what a time to be alive! Talk about the ultimate single girls’ vacation…

But seriously, if you are planning a trip to Mykonos for a special occasion such as an anniversary or honeymoon in Mykonos, this guide is for you.

This was my second time in Mykonos, the first time I went was in 2014 and I was SHOCKED at how much the scene has changed over the last (almost) 10 years. It’s a lot flashier now than it was in 2014- think Ibiza or Saint Tropez more than a lower-key spot like Mallorca or Croatia

A view of an old white windmill with the many white buildings of Mykonos in the background. Turquoise sea is in the distance
Mykonos Windmill, Greece

What to know before you go to Mykonos:

  • Transportation is rough on the island. You cannot walk everywhere. For example, the town (Chora) is on a different side of the island than some of the beaches and clubs. You can either rent a car, or a scooter, or many higher-end hotels have shuttles. There are very few taxis around the island, and it could easily cost you $50-60 to get around. You must plan ahead! Talk to your concierge.  
  • Mykonos is not cheap (anymore)… I was really surprised at how pricey it had gotten, especially since the last time I visited. You can do it for cheaper, but if you want the bougie experience, get ready to shell out. 
  • If you are a girl, do not bring heels! If you want to get really crazy, pack 1 pair of wedges, but I doubt you’ll wear them. 
  • The island can also get windy, so at times it’s worth having a wrap or some shirts with longer sleeves. 

Best time to go to Mykonos:

Mykonos is a seasonal destination, the island is only really open between April and October with the high season being June-September. We were there at the end of August and things were already starting to slow down a little bit.

How many days do you need in Mykonos?

You should stay at least 2-3 days, but I would recommend even longer if you want to get a true vacation and have time to relax. I would say 4 days in Mykonos is the sweet spot.  

How to Get to Mykonos:

Mykonos is a small Greek island, and the easiest way to get there is by flying, however, you will probably need to make a stop in Athens first.

If you’ve never been to Athens, it’s worth staying a day or two to check out the Acropolis/Parthenon. I did this in 2014 and was blown away, but be warned, it’s insane to do this in the middle of summer because it’s so hot and there are a million people.

For this trip, I was lucky enough to find a flight from Los Angeles > London > Mykonos. If flying isn’t your thing, you can also take a ferry from Athens to Mykonos (about 3 hours).   

An aerial shot of the turquoise blue waters leading up to the many white coastal buildings of Mykonos, Greece
Mykonos, Greece

6 Top Things to do in Mykonos:

Explore the town and Matoyianni Street

The town (Chora) is so fun to get lost in. There are also a million shops. Check out Matoyianni Street for shopping, and Little Venice for photo ops. I bought some one-of-a-kind bronze figurines for my apartment, and a pair of Dior shoes (get that VAT tax back baby!).

Visit the beaches and beach clubs in Mykonos

No trip to Mykonos is complete without visiting the beaches and beach clubs. See below for more recommendations. Even if you’re not a “club” go-er, the Mykonos beach clubs are an absolute must.

Nina in a tan dress and black sunglasses sitting at an outdoor seating area with sand an palm trees in the background
Beach club in Mykonos

Yacht or boat day

If your budget allows, or if you are with a big group, it’s absolutely worth renting a yacht in Mykonos or having a boat day to cruise around the island. My cousin and I had the most epic yacht day and went to Spilia for lunch.

If you’re interested in a boat tour in Mykonos, check out these options.

A large grey and white yacht floating on blue water in front of a small rocky island in Mykonos
Yacht day in Mykonos

Day trip to Delos from Mykonos

If you have enough time, a Mykonos day trip to Delos is a cool change of pace to explore an uninhabited island with ancient ruins. 

Visit the Mykonos windmills

The windmills of Mykonos are a famous landmark, though no longer operational, they are unique to see up close.

An outdoor seating area looks upon a old white windmill. In the distance is the white buildings of Mykonos surrounding a bay at sunset.
Overlooking a windmill in Mykonos at Opia

Lounge at your hotel

The hotels in Mykonos are magical! What’s the point of staying at them if you don’t take advantage of the amazing amenities like the pools, and room service? Our hotel had an amazing main pool, but we also had our own private pool on our balcony (pictured below).

Where to Eat in Mykonos:

Zuma

Zuma is a high-end sushi empire (similar to Nobu) but with a lively party vibe. The Zuma in Mykonos recently moved to a huge location and it was stunning. 10/10

A lit up sign that says, "Zuma Mykonos." attached to the face of a rock at night
Zuma, Mykonos

Coya

A bougie Peruvian restaurant located in Mykonos town with a stunning courtyard. 9/10 

Scorpios

This wouldn’t be a complete list without mentioning Scorpios. Scorpios is a beach lounge, restaurant, and club, all in one. It’s part of the SOHO House family and the place to “see and be seen”. Come here with a reservation well in advance which can be hard to make. We came here for dinner twice.

Next time, I’d like to experience it during the day as well. While I LOVE an exclusive scene, this one honestly felt a little too pretentious. 8.5/10

Noema

A modern Greek restaurant hidden in the town. It felt very exclusive. The food was delicious, and the architecture/design was “goals”. Our waiter also looked like Harry Styles, so that was a bonus… 10/10

A green cactus in front of a white wall. A sign on the white wall says, "Noema".
Noema, Mykonos

Interni

Interni is nothing short of a VIBE. It’s a restaurant turn party where people dance on tables and the bottles start popping. Make a late reservation (and I mean late). We had a midnight dinner reservation which got us right into the restaurant. 

Opia

Come here to sip cocktails and watch the sunset before heading to dinner. Opia has a breathtaking view overlooking the town. We came here before heading to Nusr-Et for dinner. 7/10 (views are 10/10 though)

Nusr-Et Mykonos

Salt Bae anyone? We half expected this steakhouse to be overpriced, touristy, and not that good but we were so wrong. I don’t know if it was amazing because Nusr-et himself was there, or if it’s always that delicious but it was one of the best meals we had on our trip.

I’m pretty sure we ordered the most expensive things on the menu so that Salt Bae would come directly to our table (which he did). Our bill was ½ my monthly mortgage, so not for the faint of heart. Salt Bae even posted a picture of me on his Instagram story which is a cool little memory. 10/10 

Spilia

My FAVORITE! Spilia was one of the most incredible day-party dining experiences, we arrived by yacht (casual, I know) and had fresh fish, seafood pasta, and cocktails. You MUST go here if you’re looking for the best food in Mykonos. 100/10

Souvlaki Story

After eating all this amazing but fancy food in Mykonos, I just wanted some freakin’ Greek french fries! So I was on a mission for a gyro, french fries, and a Diet Coke because Diet Coke hits differently in Europe. Spoiler alert: it did not disappoint.  

Two hands holding wraps with fries in front of a white building with stairs and blue railings at Souvlaki Story in Mykonos
Souvlaki Story

Where to Party in Mykonos: 

A man in black holding a large bottle of sparkling wine with firework's shooting out from the top surrounded by many people at a club in Mykonos
Clubbing in Mykonos

Beach clubs

The number of beach clubs in Mykonos is insane. You go have a chill day, then the “day parties” start around 5 pm. People are having lunch from ~3 pm onwards – if you show up at noon, it’ll be very quiet. Check out Pricipote, Scorpios, Alemagou, and Nammos.

Negrita

Negrita is in Mykonos town, and it’s a small bar that’s a little more ratchet, but we had ourselves some TIMES here which may or may not have included handsome Greek models (hehehehe). 

Moni

Also in Mykonos town, it’s a cool and vibey spot with tables and a DJ. It kind of felt like a secret, hidden gem in Mykonos. 

Cavo Paradiso

If you are into the EDM scene, this is the club where many big house music DJs play in Mykonos. It’s far from town but has a cool indoor/outdoor thing going on.   

Two DJs performing in front of a group of people at a outdoor club in Mykonos. Many green plants are hanging from the ceiling
Alemagou

Best place to stay in Mykonos:

We stayed at the Insta-famous Cavo Tagoo Mykonos in the Honeymoon Suite… yes, you heard that right. We had the most epic room with a gorgeous pool on our balcony overlooking the water. This was definitely my kind of luxury hotel in Mykonos. 

Cavo Tagoo also has a fun bar, restaurant, and welcoming (not to mention, gorgeous) staff. Shout out to the bartenders, our driver Yiannis, and everyone else whom we became friends with while staying there – if you’re looking for the best hotels in Mykonos, look no further than Cavo Tagoo.

Whatever the special occasion (not that you need one for Mykonos!) I hope this ultimate luxury guide to Mykonos helps you plan an epic trip!

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