Upon waking, and staring out at that glorious blue sea from my bed for way too long..I was motivated …just..to head off for a morning run..that is now becoming a slow jog..with some walking..ok..a lot of walking…Exploring the coastline and up behind the resorts, lots of hills, lots of goats and lots of very old school charm..I mean how often do you see an old Greek farmer herding goats along your morning walk..it was glorious. Back to resort and then it was the usual ritual of a swim in the ocean, breakfast and then..claim a sun bed for the day.
Later in the day, we bought tickets for the local water taxi (approx $15 return) to takes us 2 beach coves to the left..to the Super Paradise Beach Club. This is a must do..it is an eye opener. Loud music, bikinis, dancing on tables and a party feel that reminds you of your Uni days… even if you didn’t go to Uni! Our party of 5, was not probably the best combination of party ages, but Super Paradise is an experience, and you take it for what it is..a bit of fun..
The best thing about Mykonos, apart form the beaches, is the shopping. Shopping in Mykonos couldn’t get any better, as the shops are located conveniently close together and you can find anything you would ever imagine among the variety of boutiques. The cobbled lane ways, the white buildings, the blue doors..at night it is like walking through a beautiful movie set..it seems to perfect to be real.
After singlehandedly helping the Greek economy…how many shoes is too many, really?…We found a casual Greek tavern for dinner. We were yearning for traditional Greek gyros, pita bread, dips, olives, salad…We found it and ate way too much and then strolled along the lane ways to find a Nutella crepe…a sweet treat. You will no doubt stumble across your own perfect shops and bistros for your memories…there are a plethora of delights to choose from. We then jumped on the local bus, which runs every 30 minutes to the different beaches and headed back to our resort to watch the Soccer and sip Sambucca…Perfect day.
Island life is idyllic.. Wake up, swim, sun bake, eat, swim, eat…Press repeat. So I will roundup my top few things and favourite places and things to do for Mykonos and get back to my tanning….
-#1 – Hire quad bikes to get around the island. Quick and easy to drive and for approx $25 per day, a cost effective way to get from beach to beach and island explore. Helmets are optional.
#2 – Lunch At Nammos…This is a MUST DO…Nammos Psarou is located on one of the most beautiful beaches in Mykonos. Psarou comprises of golden sand and crystal clear water. Since 2003 when Nammos opened its doors to its jet-set public, it is often referred to by celebrities and global journalists as “The best beach restaurant in Europe”
The food is superb, the best we ate on the island, the DJ spins upbeat disco..loud..and you simply can’t help but get up on a table and dance between courses..It was the best fun. Book lunch for 2.30pm and be prepared to stay late. The dress code is beach chic! Book in advance as not to miss out. I want to go back. With adults. Soon.
#3 – Little Venice…Where the most western part of the town meets the sea is the area known as “Little Venice”. Here the buildings have been constructed right on the sea”s edge. During the 16th and 17th century pirating was common and it is believed this area was used for the necessary quick loading and unloading of goods. Little Venice is one of the most romantic places in the whole of Mykonos. At night it is just stunning. This neighborhood is replete with elegant and gorgeous old houses that are situated precariously on the edge of the sea. Restaurants and more boutiques. A perfect spot to sip wine and watch the water crash against the walls.
The best island Ive ever been too…Thank you Mykonos.