Next up on my Grecian vacation was the island of Mykonos. I was really looking forward to visiting this island because of all the rave reviews I have heard, and it did not disappoint. Mykonos was my favorite part about our entire trip. From the hotel, to the people, to the town and the food, I was sold! If you are planning a trip to Mykonos, I hope this travel guide helps you in planning your vacation!
Flight To Mykonos
There are a couple of ways you can get to Mykonos from Athens. Sarah and I decided to take a flight, but you can also take a ferry. The ferry takes over two hours, while the plane ride is only 25-30 minutes, so we opted for the shorter trip. We flew with Ryanair and it was very affordable!
Where We Stayed
Address: Agios Stefanos, Myconos, 84600, Agios Stefanos
I can’t say enough about our hotel, the Rocabella Mykonos Art Hotel & Spa and their hospitality. Located in Agios Stefanos, this laid-back, bohemian retreat will have you feeling like you are on vacation in no time. There are only 21 rooms and the suites are absolutely stunning. The décor is bright white with natural wood tones throughout. And the view, to die for! We stayed in their Deluxe Seas View Room which has an amazing view of the Aegean Sea! They also have free wi-fi, which is crucial for all Instagram photos.
Every morning, they served a delicious buffet breakfast. The food was fresh, and the service was impeccable! You can choose to eat inside in their small restaurant, which we did, or pool side, which is lovely as well! The pool is absolutely stunning. Since we went in October, the water was a bit chilly, so I didn’t get in, but the view of the pool backed with the view of the Aegean Seas is unreal.
Also, I want to note that the staff and everyone who helped us at the hotel were extremely kind, helpful and hospitable. I can’t say enough about the service and how welcoming the hotel was. They definitely took our vacation to the next level. From the moment we checked in, to the day we left, everything was taken care of and done to perfection!
Transfers Around The Island
The Rocabella Hotel took care of all of our transfers into the main town. They have a van at the guest’s disposal that goes into the town every hour, and returns to the hotel every hour as well. You can sign up at the lobby for your time slot, or call for them to schedule your pick up or drop off. This was super convenient and such a money saver for Sarah and I. It was such a nice and convenient service for the hotel to offer!
Places To Eat
Address: 15, Georgouli, Mikonos 846 00, Greece
My favorite place that we ate at in Mykonos was Pasta Fresca! We actually had dinner here twice, it was that delicious. All of the pastas are homemade, so our meals were to die for! I ordered the pasta with mussels both nights, and they offer you a complimentary cherry liquor at the end of each meal (which was also a delicious touch). This Mykonian-Italian restaurant is definitely high on my recommendation list if you are going to visit Mykonos Town!
Address: 18 Kouzi Georgouli, Mykonos Town 846 00, Greece
One day for lunch, Sarah and I found this delicious restaurant called Pepper. What caught my eye was the black and white décor that was extremely chic yet minimal. We sat outdoors and were served by the sweetest lady, who was extremely helpful! The food was delicious and the atmosphere was lovely. If you are looking for a great lunch spot to order souvlaki, I would recommend Pepper.
Places To Visit in Mykonos
The Mykonos Windmills
These iconic windmills are the first thing you see when you come into the harbor of Alefkandra. They face towards the north and can also be seen from every point in Mykonos. Although no longer operational, at one point in time, they were a source of income for the Mykonian people. These windmills are definitely a must-see when visiting the island.
A romantic area in Mykonos, Little Venice showcases gorgeous old homes that are situated on the edge of the water. It is the perfect area to view the sunset and take in the stunning beauty of the Aegean Sea. There are many entertainment options in this area as well. There are plenty of bars, restaurants and art galleries in this area, so there is plenty to do!
Bisous Tip | Gelato
There would not be a good Bisous vacation without some gelato stops. So make sure to pick some up as you are roaming around the town and enjoying the scenery!
I hope you all enjoyed reading this travel guide and that it is helpful in planning your trip to Mykonos!