This week we jetted off to Mykonos for a girly holiday of pure relaxation. Having visited Santorini last year I was very excited to see what this Greek Island would have to offer and it did not disappoint. Mykonos has a reputation of being a bit of a party Island but if thats not your kind of thing don’t let it put you off as we found that it was still the perfect retreat for anyone who is wanting to get away from it all. This post is a little photo heavy due to the fact that Mykonos is so beautiful that it’s been really hard to narrow them down (I took nearly 700 pics)! Make sure you check out our Instagram as we will be uploading lots more over there.
We booked a deluxe flat at Portes Mykonos and were blown away by the facilities. We could have quite easily stayed at the hotel for the entire holiday as it had everything we needed: great food and drink, a beautiful pool and incredible views. The staff were so friendly and helpful and the location was perfect – less than 2km from the airport and main town. We hadn’t booked all inclusive and weren’t sure how expensive the food would be but found everything to be really reasonably priced – so reasonable that we both had quite a bit of spending money left over (this never happens!) Although it didn’t last much longer as we got a little spendy in duty free before our flight home.
When researching Mykonos I kept coming across a place named Scorpios located at Paraga Beach and knew that a trip there was in order. Scorpios is an Instagrammers dream. We booked a table in their beach restaurant for lunch and shared a selection of Mezze accompanied with a delicious rum cocktail and to finish the best pistachio doughnuts ever. Scorpios was the priciest place we ate at but was well worth it. The staff were incredibly hard working and the food was delicious. After lunch we explored the beach which boasted stunning views of the coast. Of an evening we are told that Scorpios gets very busy as guests enjoy the sunset music rituals.
Mykonos Town (Chora) is great to visit if you are in search of those infamous windmills, whitewashed buildings with the striking blue doors and winding streets. We ventured there for dinner one evening and watched the sunset in Little Venice. There was a huge choice of restaurants to pick from so whether you are on the hunt for some authentic Greek cuisine, something quick and easy for on the go or looking for some fine dining – there really is something for everyone. We had dinner at a place called Aglio E Olio and then finished the evening with an ice cream from I Scream – The Snickers flavour was incredible!
The trip flew by and and I would definitely like to go back. Have you visited any other Islands in Greece? Where would you suggest we explore next?