When I think of Mykonos, I think nightlife. This is a town where you can get back your inner teenager. Clubs are open all night and the people here are all beautiful. That being said, while we did dabble in nightlife activities, we mainly hit restaurants, wineries and beaches.
I’ve decided that Mykonos is an island for very wealthy young people that like to party hard. I doubt I’ll be back to this beautiful local but enjoyed my time there for sure.
We took the ferry from SANTORINI to MYKONOS. If you are taking the ferry be sure to check Let’s Ferry. It will provide up to date information on your travel. The ferry from Santorini to Mykonos was extremely convenient and reliable (I’m told this is mostly the case).
The ferry takes about 2.5 hrs to arrive to Mykonos and there are about 4 ferries per day from Santorini to Mykonos, especially on the summer/high season from May-September.
The ferry companies that run between Mykonos and Santorini are Seajet and Hellenic Seaways.
You can check all the timetables and book ferry’s on the Let’s Ferry link above.
Greek law requires that you pick up your ticket from the ferry departure port, from the kiosks of the ferry company you booked- the print out is not enough for you to board the boat. The ticket print-outs have to be printed only by certified companies. The inside of the ferry feels like an airplane- you are assigned a seat number and cannot sit outside unfortunately.
Mykonos has a very active nightlife and a totally different vibe from Santorini. While I loved Mykonos, it was my least favorite of the four spots we visited.
We stayed at the newest hotel in the Myconian Collection luxury hotels, Korali Relais & Châteaux. The hotel was beautiful and the service was impeccable. This coveted haven is just minutes away from the cafés of Little Venice, boutiques, tavernas and famously alluring nightlife of Mykonos Town. Sadly, we were going to bed just as the party was really getting started in this fun town. I’m told by my husband that the breakfast was incredible. Sadly, those of you that know me know how much I cherish a good night sleep which means that I slept through every breakfast during our stay here. The private plunge pool was a nice touch.
We rented a scooter and got around town that way. We visited a local winery where we had lunch (we were served more fresh and delicious food than one could ever possibly eat). I highly recommend the winery (it was my favorite part of Mykonos). The Vioma Organic Farm (winery) is a bit underwhelming when you arrive. Do not be disappointed. Sit down and let the family cater to you with farm fresh organic foods and wines the pair.
We were also fortunate enough to join a charter boat for a day. I am sad to say I cannot remember the name of the yacht company but will try to update this post when I find it.
We ate a wonderful seafood dinner at the Sea Satin Market. While this restaurant has mixed reviews on-line we thoroughly enjoyed it. The service was a bit slow but given we were sitting overlooking the water with a bottle of wine, that didn’t bother us much. The fish wash fresh and well cooked. Some travel sites complained that the fish was frozen but that did not seem to be the case when we were there. This restaurant has a location that cannot be beat!
This is a picture of the fresh fish.
Renting scooters in town is tons of fun and the best way to get around the island. If you are going during high season, book ahead as everyone wants a scooter once they get to Mykonos. The traffic is really bad and getting taxis can be challenging. We took a bus to dinner one night and wound up having to walk home (which felt like many miles) at 2am. The good news was that we did discover a 24 hour creperie.
The beaches in Mykonos are beautiful. After a few fun-filled days in Mykonos we began our journey to Hydra.
Coming soon, Athens.
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