-I’m BACK!! After a LONG hiatus and surviving the pandemic, I returned to traveling this summer and honestly had one of the best summers of my life!!! I returned to Greece, a country I thought I would never visit again(so many tourist the first time around), and had the best time exploring the little streets of Mykonos. With few tourists this was a tour of Greece completely different from my previous visit. I was able to explore the beautiful streets nearly empty, enjoy the sunsets from the best locations and partake in the endless fun Mykonos is known for.
If your looking for a beautiful island, with great food, and great vibes, Mykonos should definitely be on your bucket list and here are some tips to help you plan your Grecian getaway!!
+GETTING TO MYKONOS
-Mykonos is located 100 miles from Athens, Greece in the Aegean Sea. It is one of 277 Greek Islands and is known for its music, good energy and fun atmosphere. When planning on visiting the island you have several options from Athens to Mykonos.
- Air-Flying out of Athens International Airport is the most economical and one of the quickest direct flight from the US. From there you can book a round trip flight on one of several airlines such as Aegean Air, Olympic, and Skyexpress. A quick 45-60 minute flight and you’ll be hopping off in paradise.
- Ferry-There are also ferries in and out of Athens daily to many Greek Islands. You can book you ferry tickets daily, although it is a good idea to book in advance, using Ferry Hopper. https://www.ferryhopper.com/en/ferry-routes/direct/piraeus-athens-to-mykonos
+THINGS TO DO/SEE IN MYKONOS
KATO MILI WINDMILLS
The island’s iconic windmills are a short walk from the Little Venice waterfront. There are a few windmills throughout the town, but these are the most popular, especially during cruise ship season, so I’d make this the first stop of the day. There are also many water front bars and restaurants near the Kato Mili Windmills to sit and enjoy the sunset,.
LITTLE VENICE WATERFRONT
The dreamiest tiny streets wind throughout this area known as little Venice. This is a great place to visit during the day, shop, enjoy good food, catch the sunset, have a drink, or stay out at night.
A cute and fun bar in Little Venice with charm and sea views. A good time day or night.
Paradise Beach is a popular spot to enjoy the beach and enjoy good music. You will definitely find the party here. It’s located in South Mykonos, and the pretty turquoise waters attract a lot of tourists during high season.
180 SUNSET BAR
Located in Mykonos Town 180 Sunset Bar is a bit of hike or a quick uber trip from the town and has one of the prettiest views in the city. It is a great place to dine and catch the sunset.
Chic, vibrant and always fun of entertainment. Scorpios is another beachfront beach party/restaurant to visit on the island. Also, located in South Mykonos, this is a spot you will definitely need reservations for and I recommend booking in advance.
+WHERE TO STAY IN MYKONOS
-Mykonos offers a variety of places to stay while you visit. As with any vacation, you will have to decide what kind of stay best fits the experience you are trying to have. There are hotels from every price range and many gorgeous Airbnb’s throughout the island. Airbnb’s can run anywhere from $100-$1000+/night and will depend on what you are looking for and what amenities are include. You can find beautiful, reasonable rentals throughout the island and will most likely need some sort of transportation, or plan on using a ride share service to get around.
Pro tip: Renting an Airbnb with a pool is worth it!!!!
+TRANSPORTATION WHILE IN MYKONOS
-Although Mykonos is a small island you will have to plan for transportation while you are there. The most common, easiest, and most efficient way to get around the island is by ATV (All Terrain Vehicle.)
-ATV’s and cars are available to rent throughout the island, however, any US citizens must have a drivers license from United States and an international driver’s permit (IDP) issued by American Automobile Association (AAA) OR the American Automobile Touring Alliance to drive or rent a car in Greece. This is something you will need to take care of before hand, and only takes a few minutes, but is necessary in order to rent any type of vehicle on Mykonos Island. If you are not able to get an international drivers license you can get around using several ride share companies on the island.
+MYKONOS TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS
-Currently the country of Greece requires all travelers to show proof of vaccination or a NEGATIVE COVID TEST, 72 hours before arrival. All passenger must complete an electronic PLF(Passenger Locator Form) and all information must be uploaded to https://travel.gov.gr/#/ before departure in order to receive QR code upon arrival in Greece.
-All US citizens, regardless of vaccination status will have to proof of NEGATIVE PRC COVID TEST 72 hours before arrival. All information must be uploaded to https://myverifly.com/#/ app before departure.
-The Mykonos experience is something you will often hear travel goers talk about long after they have returned, but I recommend experiencing it for yourself! It’s an island full of fun, beauty, and amazing vibes. Definitely, the funniest Greek island I have visited so far. I hope these tips help you when planning your Grecian getaway!!