It’s about time I rekindled my love of travel and no better way than to share a little about my recent trip to the Greek island of Mykonos which forms part of the Cyclades. Some rest and relaxation was long overdue and I view that as part of a balanced lifestyle so I’d love to take you along on my trip…
On day one, we went straight to Mykonos Town to get lost in the narrow winding streets with white washed buildings. The town is dotted with restaurants, cafes, bars and some sights to take in. It’s perfect for ambling an afternoon or evening away especially as the entire town has been completely pedestrianised.
OUT OF SIGHT || out of mind?! Bye, London! Hello, Mykonos! I decided I needed to practice what I preach and take some time out. To enjoy life. Remember why I like to travel. Spend time with friends. Wear normal clothes. It’s the little things. #Mykonos #topshopstyle #topshop #keepitsimpElle #travelblogger #olympuspenepl7 #olympuspengeneration #peninpractice #personaltrainer #fitnessblogger #greece #summer #fun #littlevenice @thewanderlisters @topshop #topshoppersonalshopping ? @elainelynskey
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The Windmills Of Mykonos Town
Our first stop once we arrived in the town were the windmills. They were kinda hard to miss as they were located just a short walk from the bus station. The windmills are a popular tourist landmark even though they are no longer in use. Overlooking the sea, they look stunning and are the perfect backdrop for holiday snaps.
Just along the waters edge from the windmills you will find Little Venice on the western part of Mykonos Town with balconies overhanging the water, restaurants / bars with the perfect view of the evening sunset and ships on the horizon.
You have to check out Scarpa Bar in the heart of Little venice for fruity cocktails and music. Also, Katerina’s Bar for cocktails with stunning views from the balcony overhanging the water.
Then Venture Into The Narrow Streets
After you’ve taken in the windmills and Little Venice, you have to venture away from the water into the narrow winding streets. There you will find even more bars, restaurants, cafes alongside plenty of shops where you can pick up all your Mykonos memorabilia (fridge magnets for me; I try to remember to pick one up in every city / town / place I visit!).
You then have to make a stop at Alley Cocktail Bar for an Espresso Martini. We spent the majority of our time at this bar laughing the night away. We’ve even been promised there will be a cocktail added to the menu which we named ‘Flipping’ ‘El‘ – you heard it here first 😉
The average price of a cocktail in Mykonos Town seemed to be about €13 – €14 – lucky for me I’m not a huge drinker and especially not of cocktails due to the sugar content.
Places To Eat In Mykonos Town
D’Angelo – we had dinner here one evening when I really fancied pizza. It has a sizeable menu of Italian, Mediterranean and Greek cuisine. It’s located on your walk into town from the bus station so it’s a stone’s throw away from the hustle and bustle, but also the waterfront views. The staff were awesome and created a Hawaiian (ham and pineapple) pizza for me as it wasn’t on the menu (isn’t it the staple of a pizza menu, or just in the UK?!). A complimentary shot of limoncello after dinner was a nice touch too!
Nice N Easy – we ate here on our first evening as there was outdoor seating perfectly located on the waters edge to watch the sunset over dinner. I used the opportunity to try the greek dish Pastitsio (greek lasagne – pictured above) which did not disappoint. All the dishes in this restaurant are organic and locally sourced which was a great introduction to the islands cuisine.
Kalita – this restaurant was the most sophisticated of our trip. It came recommended to us by our favourite bartender on the island at Alley Cocktail Bar. We shared two main courses – one was a take on a beef burger and the other was sea bass – they were both delicious and presented immaculately.
I absolutely loved Mykonos Town; it didn’t disappoint in that it looked every bit as beautiful when there as it does in the pictures you’ll see here, on IG and Pinterest!
Have you been to Mykonos before?! …I also have a post coming soon about Paraga, which is where we stayed on the island. Let me know what you think of this post too as it’s the first time I’ve really covered my travels on the blog!
Where are you off to next on your travels?!