My hubby and I couldn’t be more excited to travel to Mykonos. We heard so much of the magnificent natural beauty and pristine sandy beaches. It is the perfect place to relax and unwind.
We stayed at Myconian Utopia Luxury Resort (a member of Relais & Chateaux). Our resort overlooked the deep blue waters of the Aegean Sea. It is 100 metres above famed Elia Beach. The resort itself combines breathtaking magnificence of natural beauty with contemporary design.
Myconian Utopia is part of the Myconian Collection which includes 6 other resorts. Awarded as “Travelers’ Choice Winner for 2014”, this collection of resorts are worth checking out if you are looking for accommodation in Mykonos.
Things to know about staying at Myconian Utopia:
Champagne buffet breakfast / The breakfast here is delicious! You have the usual buffet breakfast but you can also order from the menu! It also has a self-serve drinks station (very dangerous!) where you can make yourself a Bloody Mary or any drink you can think up! The most memorable part of breakfast was the Greek yogurt which I enjoyed with honey and fresh fruit. It is the best I have ever had in my life. It was incredibly creamy and smooth!
Coach shuttle service to Mykonos town / It operates at regular intervals! This way you don’t have to worry about taxi to/from to town which can become quite pricey as it is around 15-20min away!
No complimentary water / We have stayed at many hotels and resorts around the world. This was the first resort we stayed at that did not provide complimentary water! Each bottle was around 5-6 Euros which we found extortionate! I highly recommend buying bottled water in town which will cost you a third of the price!
EAT & DRINK
Kounelas Fish Tavern / This is in Mykonos town. We were able to walk in without a booking. We ordered a seafood platter between two! It was so fresh and delicious! I also discovered two things that I really love on this trip, Greek salad and grilled octopus.
Eva’s Garden Restaurant / This is in Mykonos town. Once again, this did not require a booking. We went around 7:30-8pm. Soon after that the restaurant filled up quickly. The seating is all outdoors so I recommend bringing a light jacket for late at night during shoulder season because the temperature does become cooler. I ordered a grilled fish with vegetables. Hubby ordered grilled lamb and vegetable. It was quite romantic eating in candlelight garden under the vines.
Kiki’s Tarvern / This place offers simple delicious food cooked on a outdoor BBQ/Grill. This place has a beautiful view of sea/beach. Make sure you go early to avoid waiting. People get line up at the restaurant before it even opens! It is located near the small town of Agois Sostis.
SEE & DO
The Windmills / It is a iconic feature of Mykonos. The windmills can be seen from every point of town so they are fairly easy to find. Most windmills face towards the North where the island’s sees its strongest winds.
Little Venice / The neighbourhood is situated on the edge of the sea. You will be able to see an amazing sunset view from Little Venice. If you have been to Venice in Italy then you may be a little disappointed. Don’t expect gondolas and canals. It is however a fantastic location to enjoy the sunset and have a few drinks or dinner. There are also a number of great bars around the area if you choose to party on into the night.
Church of Paraportiani / This church is one of the most popular and most photographed of the 400 churches on the whole island of Mykonos. What makes this church so unique is its construction which is an asymmetrical conglomeration of 4 churches into one. It’s worth seeing if you have the time!
Elia Beach / The beach is accessible by the local bus or by boat from Platys Gialos beach. If you are driving, there are a lot of places to park. It is a large beach with beautiful views. It is a great place to relax on the lounge chairs under the umbrellas or partake in some water sports.
GOOD TO KNOW
Fly to Mykonos / We took a early morning flight from Athens to Mykonos. It was probably the shortest flight I have ever taken (less than an hour) but well worth it because we would rather spend less time travelling and more time at the destination!