HOW TO GET TO MYKONOS FROM ATHENS
You have two options to go from Athens to Mykonos. The first is to go by plane which takes 30 minutes. The second option is to take a ferry which takes two hours and thirty minutes. My suggestion is to go by plane since it’s much faster and easier. You can also find flights for $40 round trip (not including checked luggage) if you book in advance. Otherwise you might spend up to 150 euros round trip if booked last minute. We booked with Ryanair which is typically the cheapest and also flies direct. Mykonos is a small airport which means you don’t have to get there crazy early. There are many flight options from Athens to Mykonos per day, especially during high season (April-October). If you are looking to start your trip in Mykonos, I suggest booking a direct flight to Athens and then booking a separate flight on Ryanair to save over $400!
WHERE TO STAY
Rocabella Mykonos Art Hotel
Address: Agios Stefanos, Myconos, 84600, Agios Stefanos
The Rocabella property is located in Agios Stefanos, a beautiful area and still close to the downtown area. If you are looking for a perfect picturesque view of the sea and rooms decorated in Greek island style, look no further. We stayed at the Rocabella Mykonos in October. This boutique hotel stole my heart from the minute we walked through the door. If you have been to this hotel before or visit in the future you will know exactly what I mean. This chic boutique hotel surpasses its beauty by the amazing staff and service the hotel has to offer. The staff was so welcoming and polite. The hotel is conveniently located close to the downtown and they offer a free shuttle almost every hour which it only takes about five minutes to get into town. Daily fresh breakfast was included in your hotel rate every morning. It is the perfect hotel to spend a few days in and just relax. he hardest thing to do was say goodbye to this hotel. Great room, great service, and beautiful pool. It made adjusting to normal life again impossible.
PLACES TO EAT
Address: 18 Kouzi Georgouli, Mykonos Town 846 00, Greece
If you’re attempting to stick to a budget in Mykonos, this is definitely a great place to go. A small inside space with a outdoor seating as well, the food was delicious and fresh and still reasonably priced.
Pasta Fresca Barkia
Address: 15, Georgouli, Mikonos 846 00, Greece
This restaurant is in the winding shopping area. A lovely little place to dine in Mykonos Town. We had just moved from Little Venice for sunset cocktails and stumbled across Pasta Fresca Barkia by chance. What drew our attention to it was all the tables set up outside and the beautiful decor. They offer an extensive selection of homemade pasta. The pasta was handmade and fresh and the staff was very friendly. The best Mykonian-Italian style restaurant.
THINGS TO DO
The Mykonos Windmills (Kato Myli)
The Mykonos windmills are an iconic feature of the Greek island of Mykonos and a must visit for an iconic instagram shot. The island is one of the Cyclades islands, which neighbour Delos in the Aegan Sea. Mykonos is also known as the island of winds.
It’s not called paradise for nothing. A beautiful sandy beach with warm, clear waters. The beach parties are famous in Mykonos but all of that happens during the high season. We went during the end of the season in October so it was less crowded and though they played music there wasn’t very many people.
One of the best area’s on the island to catch the breathtaking sunset and enjoy a cocktail. There are so many great bars and small restaurants along the water with incredible views that it’s hard to pick only one to stop at! Little Venice, is essentially Little Venice. It has restaurants on top of the sea and it really does look like a smaller version of the Italian town, Venice. You can grab a drink and watch the sunset at the array of restaurants, and explore the little white narrow paths.