Cosmopolitan lifestyle meets unapologetically Greek culture. White washed walls, narrow streets, pops of Aegean blue and of course your corner shopping at Louis Vuitton.
As I walked through the streets of the Mykonos Town it was apparent to me why so many locals head here for their weekend getaway from the mainland. The quaintness of the town offers many hiding spots to spend the afternoon sipping on a frappe and munching down on local gyros. It was easy to fall in love with the winding streets that offered surprises in each turn of the route.
Sure you can spend hours walking through the town, shopping, eating at my personal favorite Pepper Mykonos for a quick souvlaki, and meandering around the port town but there is much more to this hip island. The infamous Psarou Beach hosts the notorious and outrageous beach club Nammos, suited for an expensive yet glamorous day at the beach. Only 5 minutes from Mykonos town, Psarou Beach is a quick bus ride over to go enjoy it's classically Greek waters with the stunning shades of turquoise. Staying at the Mykonos Blu, I could see why people wanted to spend their days by this beach- honestly the shades were mesmerizing.
A fun, local way to spend an afternoon is via an ATV rentals to enjoy the island and get around to the other beaches. The other famed beach for glamour and fun is Elias, where you can spend the day on a beach chair enjoying the Mediterranean sun. After exploring the island, the beach is the place to be to enjoy a social lifestyle and to beat the heat during the summer.
A few nights on this chic island is a great way to get out, go have a few cocktails by the beach and enjoy a bustling nightlife with famed bars like Astra and the Scandinavian Disco. The lively town will keep you up till the wee hours of the morning and of course there are plenty of spas to choose from to spend your recovering mornings at.
Experiencing Mykonos and all that it has to offer, makes a great stop on any island hopping itinerary through the Aegean Sea.