Greece Guide: Mykonos

Tuesday, June 18, 2024

The days are getting longer and the weather is getting warmer which means peak travel season is almost upon us! I've just returned to Amsterdam from Mykonos, Greece and I wanted to share my recommendations for hotels, beach clubs, restaurants and (of course) what to wear! This post will cover all of the spots I recommend on the island. If you'd like to know what to wear, check out this post (coming soon)! 


Cavo Tagoo
Cavo Tagoo is the jewel of Mykonos. The Instagram famous infinity pool with floating platform loungers will steal your heart in an instant. Many of the rooms also have their own pools or hot tubs with breathtaking views sweeping all the way from the windmills in old town out to the sea. The rooms are ultra luxurious and cave-inspired. Our room had unique and interesting architectural elements such as two sinks and a double sided mirror. The restaurant that served the extensive breakfast buffet (as well as lunch and dinner) was nestled in the infinity pool, creating the illusion that one is having a meal while floating out at sea. They also provide complimentary transfers to old town in their luxury van (most hotels on the island charge per transfer). The hotel is gorgeous and memorable, perfect for a honeymoon! 

Elia Mykonos Resort 
The Elia Mykonos Resort sits on one of the most beautiful and vibrant beaches in Mykonos. The stunning property fans out from the impressive modern-chic pool down to the shoreline. The hotel has beds reserved just for hotel guests, so one can glide easily to the buffet breakfast in the beach restaurant and then to the loungers for a day in the sun without a care in the world. One note about this hotel is that it is pretty far from old town Mykonos and transfers can become quite pricey. There is a bus that runs during the day, but service ends quite early. It may be best to look into a car rental. 

Soho Roc House
The Soho Roc House welcomes members and non-members of Soho House to stay walking distance to Paraga Beach. The real wow-factor of this hotel is the stunning infinity pool and tranquil atmosphere. The rooms are spacious and appointed with high-end amenities from an entire skincare regime to Dyson hair dryers. The gym is an outdoor concept, allowing you to workout while looking over the bay. The one thing to keep in mind about this property is that neighboring Paradise beach can get pretty loud which isn't an issue for the most part, although I did get a massage and it's hard to relax when you can hear a DJ playing dance music and belting "Meee-kooo-noooss" every few minutes. All in all this hotel is a great option and many things within a few minute walk including famed beach club Scorpios. 


A local I was speaking with said ZUMA was "one of the best on the island". We were lucky enough to dine there on opening night in their brand new home next to Cavo Tagoo. The views are breathtaking and the food was delicious. The fare is Japanese, boasting Wagu, shashimi and sushi. It cannot be denied that the "vibes are immaculate". Guests of Cavo Tagoo can also use a dedicated walking path between the two venues that was just finished. 

Principote is a luxury beach club and restaurant serving Mediterranean Fare. For more about the beach club, see below. The restaurant great for groups and we had a blast picking out our fish and lobster table-side. During high season, the restaurant becomes lively with a DJ and lots of napkin twirling. 

Our group opted to watch the sunset at Scorpios in the lounge area. Two DJs played drum beats as the waves crash below. It was a great spot to have small plates and split a bottle with friends after a day in the sun. If you love "tribal vibes" this is the place for you. 

M-Eating is gem in Mykonos. The goat cheese trio appetizer is so good that I insisted that we eat here again upon return to Mykonos. The restaurant is small and quaint and the food is elevated chic-Greek. Let's just say there is a reason this place is on every restaurant list. 

If you're looking for an evening party, Lio is the place. Perhaps best enjoyed in a large group, the energy is high and the show has a variety of performances ranging from singing to dancing to cabaret. The food was not super memorable for me, and it's not my favorite dinner show ever (that would be Mamzel in Marbella by a mile), but it is still great fun and 100% worth visiting if you're with a group of friends on the island. 

Beach Clubs

Principote is the elevated party spot on the island. It sits in a gorgeous cove and has great food and service. The DJs bring the vibes and the sun beds are the perfect place to relax and dip in the ocean at your leisure. 

Elia beach is stunningly beautiful. There is service to the loungers from the restaurant and the water is so clam and clear that it is impossible to be unhappy here. A very relaxed and chill spot that is perfect for soaking up the sun's rays. 

Getting Around 

Most places on the island can arrange transfers and taxis for you, but they do end up getting very pricey. Depending on what you want to do/where you stay, it may be prudent to arrange for a rental car (or hey, maybe an ATV?) to get around. There are buses, but they do run limited hours, so be sure to check the timetable for your closest stop. During the high season, not everyone that wants to catch the bus gets a seat, so you may be waiting for the next one (they are infrequent enough for this to be a huge inconvenience). 

I like Mykonos, but I'm a real Santorini girl. If you'd like my Santorini guide, check out this post. For what to wear in Greece, check out my post here. 
Thank you for reading! 

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