I always wanted to visit Greece and had heard that Mykonos is one of the most beautiful little islands of the Mediterranean, part of the Cyclades. It was an amazing break from London life and we spent a lot of time just relaxing, indulging in delicious food and enjoying the sunshine and beautiful views.
We stayed at the Apanema Resort in Mykonos town, a small boutique hotel run by a Greek family. Our room was amazingly spacious with french doors opening to a large balcony with a breathtaking sea view and epic sunsets.
Apanema Resort is a very private and peaceful boutique hotel. Delicious breakfast is served either downstairs in the poolside restaurant or delivered to your room each morning. Some mornings we chose to eat breakfast on our balcony and always had the most delightful visitors to share it with us (small birds). The location is excellent and you can walk to Mykonos town centre in ten minutes.
Breathtaking sunsets and sea view from our balcony.
Tagoo Mykonos 84600 | 0030 22890 28590-2 | website
Picturesque whitewashed buildings in Mykonos town. There are lots of cafes, bars and boutique stores.
Octopus hanging up to dry in the sun and the wind.
The four windmills lined up on a hill overlooking Mykonos Town are a signature island sight. Hold on to your hat, it gets pretty windy up here!
Cutest little Greek sandals.
Little friends are everywhere on this island, I wish we had Annie with us! Apparently there is even a pelican who wonders around the town, unfortunately, our paths didn’t cross this time – there is always next time!
Rustic Little Venice waterfront in Mykonos town – the perfect spot for evening drinks.
Delicious Greek iced coffee and a refreshing smoothie.
We spent a fun day at the stunning Nammos Beach Club, on Psarou Beach. We had amazing seafood and vegetables for lunch and enjoyed the music and the incredibly clear sea.
Psarou Beach, Mikonos | (+30) 2289022440 | website
One evening we went to a romantic restaurant called Karavaki, at the Vencia Boutique Hotel. They have amazing views of the Mykonos town and the Adriatic sea – it felt magical with the sunset and flowing curtains around us on the terrace. The food and drinks were absolutely delicious. I wish the pictures delivered the atmosphere better.
Agios Elefterios, Mykonos, 84600 | 0030 22890-23665 | website
HUNTING FOR A SECLUDED BEACH
We rented a small car to drive around the island in search of secluded beaches. Apanema Resort was so helpful and organised everything for us. We drove around and it was so lovely, we stopped many times to relax and enjoy the island sights.
We found a little beach, near Agios Sostis beach, by accident and spent the morning there. At around lunchtime, we decided it was time to look for some food. Funny enough there was a small, enchanting, candid Tavern with no sign; Kiki’s is perched above the beach and slightly hidden behind the trees around it. We had not even noticed it when we arrived. We walked right in and were seated on the shaded terrace. Meat and fish were grilled on a charcoal barbeque and they have an extensive selection of tasty salads, too.
When we left there was a queue of people waiting outside for tables so perhaps it’s advisable to arrive early.
Southern Aegean, 846 00, Greece | website
Delos Island – you can take a 30-minute ferry ride from Mykonos town port to the archaeological Delos Island. This fascinating island is a Unesco World Heritage site and according to Greek mythology, Apollo was born on this tiny island in the Cyclades archipelago.
Most divine sunset on the boat ride back from Delos Island.
We had an exceptional week away. I hope you enjoyed me sharing some of my favourite photos with you. Let me know if you’d recommend any other Greek islands as I am eager to explore. We both truly fell in love with Greece.