Mykonos. A gem of the mediterranean, situated next to islands such as Santorini, Ios, Kos, Skiathos..Mykonos is a beauty in its own rights; bursting with culture and oozing history.
I visited Mykonos in September. I enjoy going away outside peak summer season (my favourite times usually being May and September) as it’s tends to not be as busy as July/August and you get to enjoy your holiday destination more.
I have visited some Greek Islands on family holidays when I was younger and always wanted to discover more. I love Greek music, food and culture and love the friendly locals that reside in hidden villages. It was a toss up between Santorini and Mykonos for me; in the end choosing Mykonos based on the beautiful hotel I found (which we ended up staying at - Yay!)
Luckily Mykonos was still relatively hot when I arrived - temperatures reaching a high of 28 and a low of 20 in the evenings (which is perfect as my hair tends to frizz with the humidity). It is only a 3.5 hour flight as well which is wonderful as usually I feel as though I have to travel 8 hours + to feel as though i’m somewhere tropical!
Our hotel was on the top of the mountain which made the views stunning from wherever you sat, ate or relaxed. Our rooms had the option of a private pool or jetted tub on the balcony which gave us that extra piece of luxury and relaxation.
The hotel we stayed in - Royal Myconian - was stunning; all the employees were all fluent in English and were more than able to help us with any enquiry we had - Would recommend anyone staying in Mykonos to stay at that hotel or any of its Sister hotels.
The food was amazing - I’m not the biggest seafood eater but I found myself ordering seafood nearly everyday. There are some amazing restaurants on the seafront in the town which do amazing calamari and prawns which was my favourite restaurant of the trip (Niko’s taverna).
Mykonos Town is a must visit and I have to say we went 5/7 nights and each time we found a new side of the town that we didn’t know existed.
From the hidden family tavernas on your right; Louis Vuitton store on your left there really is something for everyone.
So if like me - you have holiday blues and you’re already thinking about planning next year’s trip - if you haven't been - Mykonos is where you should visit!