Hello dolls! I am incredibly excited to talk about my trip to Mykonos, Greece. My one year anniversary is this weekend and it reminded me of my honeymoon- we traveled to Athens, Santorini, and Mykonos. It was blogger paradise. My blogging journey had just begun when I was on my honeymoon so now that I’m in full blogger mode I decided to put together this guide! In case you missed my Santorini post- you can find it here.
What to do in Mykonos
But first, Shopping
First stop: Louis Vuitton. Ok let me explain! European designers are WAY cheaper in Europe than the United States. Due to import taxes, you pay more for European brands when you purchase them in the USA i.e Louis Vuitton, YSL, Gucci (pretty much every major designer). Therefore, even with the conversion rates from US dollars to Euros it is still cheaper to buy luxury items overseas. There is also a VAT you fill out at the airport which allows you to get money back on your card (or cash) because you are not responsible for paying taxes if you are not a European citizen. I believe the taxes in Greece are 24% which are automatically included in the sales price. For example, if a handbag in Greece is 1000 Euro than that’s what you pay (taxes are included). When you fill out the VAT you get around 13% back so if you purchase 1000 Euro handbag you will get 130 Euros back. It took a few weeks for the money to get back on my card but overall, pretty freakin awesome!
There are so many amazing stores in Mykonos but for me the highlight was Louis Vuitton. The store is all white and so adorable. The shopping in Mykonos is much better than Santorini. Santorini is very touristy with lots of shops with souvenirs. Mykonos felt more luxurious with upscale dining and shopping. The shopping is easy to get to- it’s all in the middle of town. If you enjoy shopping than Mykonos is a must!
Sightseeing & Playing
One day my husband and I rented an ATV and traveled throughout the island. I highly recommend doing this! We were able to see almost the entire island in a day! This gave us the opportunity to check out other beaches and resorts and make pit stops along the way for photos. We saw some of the most incredible mountains on the other side of the island. It was truly breathtaking.
There are so many beautiful views across the island. Mykonos has famous little windmills that are a popular place for photo-ops.
Mykonos is known for its parties and beaches. When we were on the ATV’s we went to quite a few of the beaches. Our favorite was Paradise Beach and they have a famous Tropicana Beach bar. I liked that they had champagne flowing everywhere. We weren’t really there for the parties- but there are definitely some ragers if thats what you are looking for!
Where to stay in Mykonos
These were the views from our hotel. Our hotel was a quick walk into town. We stayed at Mykonian Kyma in a junior suite which had its own pool. The hotel had great service and a spectacular complimentary breakfast every morning. The hotel was clean and had some really wonderful fine dining options.
Some other hotels with fantastic reviews
- Nissaki Boutique Hotel
- Myconian Villa Collection
- Palladium Boutique Hotel
- Mykonos Grand Hotel & Resort
- Boheme Mykonos (adults only!!)
For deals on Hotels in Mykonos try booking here!
What to eat in Mykonos
Let’s talk about the food, OH MY HEAVENS! The food in Greece is to die for! It tastes so fresh and healthy. Even when I ate a big bowl of pasta or cup of gelato it didn’t taste like it was bad for me LOL. Bryan and I walked through town and looked at menu’s and just ate lunch and dinner at places that looked appetizing. I didn’t have a single bad experience! Everything was delicious.
Dinner gets busy late. We ate at 7pm the first night and were the only people in the restuarant, haha! Europeans eat dinner really late like 10-11pm. Restaurants didn’t start filling up until around 9pm. If you like to eat early like most Americans than you will have a nice quiet dining experience!
Some restaurants that are highly ranked
- Lyo Bar
What to wear in Mykonos
Mykonos surprisingly gets cold at night. We were there in late August and I had to buy a sweater at one of the stores because I was chilly walking around at night. There is little to no humidity and it is glorious! Mykonos has the most perfect weather! It was a lot cooler temperature-wise than Santorini.
What to wear:
- Day dresses (whites and blues to match the scenery)
- Comfortable shoes for expoloring
- Shorts and tanks
- Nice dresses for dinner
- Clubwear if you plan on partying
- Cardigan or light jacket
- European Charger Adapter
- Camera (this one I use)
Stay tuned to find out where we are going for our one year anniversary! For more travel posts head over here.