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Why Mykonos is the best place to visit this summer!

I always search for destinations that have more to offer, beyond landscapes and beautiful restaurants or hotels. Immersing into the local culture and absorbing the people’s ways of living, perspectives on life and exciting life stories enables me to truly enjoy my stay and leave with a pocket full of new ideas, unforgettable memories and new friends all over the world.

Mykonos is all that and more. I was blown away by everyone’s way of always focusing on the half full part of the water glass, their ease to see the lighter side of things and constant smiles.

What’s more, their entrepreneurial sense of business sets Mykonos as one of the most inspiring and motivational places I have ever been to.

Here are my favourite venues in Mykonos, places that have been emphasised by the people and their insightful stories and nevertheless an impeccable service.

AT A GLANCE

Best time to visit – May to June or August to September

Currency – Euro

How to get there – You can fly straight into Mykonos’s National Airport, look for flights here.

Highlights – Visit at the Big White Art Gallery and sunset by the Paraportiani Church.

Top Fact – The famous windmills were built by the Venetians in the 16th century and remained in use until the 20th century.

Dress code – Both relaxing, light-weighted clothes and slightly more elegant outfits for places such as Sea Satin and Nobu.

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BEACH

Scorpios Beach (Paraga, 84600 Mýkonos, Kikladhes, Greece)

One of the most beautiful beaches in Mykonos opened last year. A wonderful mix of lounge, deep house and instrumental music will enable you to fully relax and kick back into the cosy hammocks and oversized daybeds. Designed with the concept of simplicity in mind, everything is made from natural materials, conserving the perfectly imperfect shapes and surfaces of each object or piece of furniture.

Psarou Beach, Nammos (Mikonos 846 00, Greece)

A loungy laid back ambience in the first part of the day set in a naturally shaped cove. Kick back and relax, sipping a delicious cocktail and listening to beautifully mixed lounge chill out music. Bluntly speaking, there are 2 downsides to Nammos Beach. The sunset cannot be seen from there and the crowd after dawn converts to a slightly less elegant gathering.

Agios Stefanos Beach (Agios Stefanos, Greece)

If you are looking for an unspoilt sandy beach with clear blue waters, this is the place to go. Highly important in Mykonos, Stefanos Beach is protected from the winds and is one of the few beached where you can also just lie your towel in the sand instead of renting a sun bed.

Kalo Livadi Beach (between Kalafatis and Elia beach, located 10 km from Mykonos Town and 2 km from Ano Mera)

Featuring the finest sand in Mykonos, with bright blue and clear waters (perfect for snorkelling), yet extremely windy at all times.

Source: www.scorpioshotel.gr/

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LOCAL TRADITIONAL RESTAURANTS

The Fournos Veneti Bakery, situated at Thesi Argyraina Ep. Odos Mukonou – Αno Meras, 846 00 Mykonos Cyclades Greece – stay away if you happen to be on a diet!

Kalita Restaurant, located at Eparchiaki Odos Mikonou-Ano Merias, Mykonos Town 84600. Give in to delightful greek flavours in a glamorous rusting setting.

Chez Katrine, located at Nikiou, Mikonos, Greece featuring a fusion of french and greek dishes. A gastronomic paradise hidden on the narrow streets of the greek island. Not as easy to reach, but don’t even think of giving up, is beyond worth trying.

SEA FOOD RESTAURANT

Sea Satin, a magical spot situated at the tip of a waterfront peninsula floating right below the famous windmills and bordering with Little Venice. The freshly fished shellfish is a must accompanied by the local white wine and live music. Be sure to make a reservation prior to your visit at +30 2289 024676.

The famous Nobu at Belvedere Boutique Hotel presented in a magnificent poolside setting. With breathtaking views overlooking the white cubist houses of Chora and the Aegean Sea.

Alemagou Beach Bar Restaurant located 12 minutes away from the Mykonos Chora. Simplicity meets luxury in a natural light grey setting. To die for fresh ingredients from the local market – beautifully presented and accompanied by an impeccable service.

Source: http://www.alemagou.gr

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SUNSET

There are numerous restaurants and bars that offer stunning views of the sunset, but I particularly enjoy getting lost in a more natural setting and filled with good vibrations. Beautiful, tranquil and perfect for soothing the soul is the Paraportiani Church. Lay down on the stones next to it and get ready to see the most spectacular sunset.

ART

And last but not least, the Big White Gallery situated at Meletopoulou 7 Mýkonos, is home to some of the most impressive and intricate local artists. Be sure to pay a visit!