Wanderlust Wednesday: Mykonos, Greece

Not too long ago, I was fortunate enough to travel to Mykonos, Greece with two of my best girlfriends from college. Our Β European extravaganza included both Italy & Greece- I’m not sure how we ended up settling on Mykonos, but boy were we glad we did. Talk. About. Paradise.

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Mykonos is a small, picturesque island in the Agean Sea, known for their whitewashed buildings, turquoise water & endless nightlife.

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(We flew from Athens- I’d recommend that over a ferry).

The pictures don’t even do this place justice. You almost feel like you’re in a magical land- the winding, narrow stone streets that you could wander down for hours, stopping in jewelry stores, gyro restaurants, or local art stores. I mean, look at these streets! They’re filled with lush flowers and you rarely will see a car (too narrow):

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There are 15+ beaches, in every style you could want- I recommend Paradise Beach. Yup, it’s as amazing as it sounds. Lay on a lounge chair under your umbrella, enjoy a fresh Greek salad & Mythos, or come later for the big parties at Club Paraviso (you’ve never seen a nightlife life this. Oh, and be sure to swing by JackieO’ bar on your way home for some late night dancing! (named after the famous Jackie Onassis Kennedy herself, who used to enjoy summers in Mykonos!)

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Given that we booked most of our hotels off of TripAdvisor/word of mouth, we lucked out big time here. We decided on the Hotel Belvedere, primarily due to the convenience of having a triple room (Europe does single beds, so triple= three twins), the affordable price & the killer location. The hotel was very trendy & hip, yet relaxing & comfortable- the perfect combination when you’re on vacation. We scored a suite, so our room was plenty spacious and conveniently located by the main area. I loved how everything was white- it felt so clean & crisp & chic.

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The pool view is just to die for (fit with cabanas & ocean views, of course) and they’ve got a bar/restaurant that opens up to it so you always feel connected with the beautiful scenery. (Ps how gorgeous is this bar interior? So chic!)

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The staff was very helpful as well- whether it was helping with our luggage, arranging transportation, or recommending local restaurants- they were extremely friendly and we always, always felt safe (the most important factor for women traveling solo!). All in all, I cannot recommend Mykonos or The Hotel Belvedere enough- the scenery, the people, the food, the culture…it’s all fabulous and you MUST add it to your bucket list!!!

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Mykonos, I miss you already!

{all hotel images via Hotel Belvedere website)

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3 thoughts on “Wanderlust Wednesday: Mykonos, Greece

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  2. Thank you so much dear for sharing this! I love to visit Mykonos, Greece someday! You prepared very well information and I’m glad that my SiammPatra packing list is very useful for you and your girlfriends.

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