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Greece | My Travel Guide to Mykonos

The island of Mykonos has been on my list of dream places to visit for a very long time. So when I saw an amazing vacation package to Greece on Groupon and this beautiful island was included, I knew I had to book!

I mean, who doesn’t want to go to Greece?! There’s so much history within the city of Athens, and to have the opportunity to also visit some of the Greek Isles – Mykonos and Santorini…I was game! We booked a 10-days, 8-nights trip via Groupon with Affordable World Travel. We spent two nights (days 4 & 5) of our trip on the island of Mykonos. My goal with this post is to give you some feedback on my thoughts on the experience I had with Affordable World, as well as the sites I got to experience in this beautiful city!

Hotel Accommodations

When we booked the trip, we were told we’d be staying in accommodations that were 4-star or higher similar to San Antonio Summerland. The hotel that we actually ended up with reservations at was the Alkistis Hotel.

Alkistis Hotel

This hotel was beautiful and offered a lovely hillside view of the Aegean Sea and the port as the ferries and cruise ships came in and out. It was close to the Agios Stefanos Beach – which looks like it would be a happening spot to be at while in season, but we were at the tail-end of the season, so it was a ghost town. But we kind of liked it for exploring without the crowds. The rooms were clean with modern decor and we loved our little balcony for basking in the view. The only downfall about this hotel? All the stairs up a steep cliff with no elevators! So if you want to head down to the front desk or to the restaurant for breakfast, don’t forget anything because you will get a hella workout heading back up to your room! Lol. Definitely recommend waiting for the bellhop to grab your luggage…and please tip them well because it was no easy task!

Overall review of my stay at the Alkistis Hotel – 4.0/5.0

View from the Alkistis Hotel in Mykonos by photographer Tami Keehn
View of Agios Stefanos beach from our room
View from the Alkistis Hotel in Mykonos by photographer Tami Keehn
View towards Mykonos Town and the old port from our hotel balcony.
View from the Alkistis Hotel in Mykonos by photographer Tami Keehn
The view from Agios Stephanos beach up towards our hotel. We are the stack of white buildings on the right.

 

What should you do in Mykonos?

What are some of the must-sees? I would highly recommend wandering around through the windy, white-washed cobblestone alleys of Mykonos Town. So many quaint boutiques and restaurants to explore in! It can be easy to get twisted around within it, so make sure you are aware of landmarks (windmills, the sea, etc) so you can get yourself around without getting lost. We did a walking tour the first day which was a blast to learn more about the history of the island. Since we were there with a tour group and only for a few days, I feel we missed out on what the rest of the island had for exploring, but I adored the little town and will definitely be back when it’s season on the island. Mykonos is said to be a bit of a party island!

View of Mykonos Town, Greece from the new port by Tami Keehn Mykonos Town, Greece by Tami Keehn Mykonos Town, Greece by Tami Keehn Handmaking pasta in Mykonos Town, Greece by Tami Keehn Mykonos Town, Greece by Tami Keehn Kato Milos Windmills in Mykonos Town, Greece by Tami Keehn Cute dog in Mykonos Town, Greece by Tami Keehn Portrait in front of the famous windmills in Mykonos Town, Greece by Tami Keehn Mykonos Town, Greece by Tami Keehn White Church in Mykonos Town, Greece by Tami Keehn The old port in Mykonos Town, Greece by Tami Keehn Mykonos Town, Greece by Tami Keehn Agios Stephanos Beach in Mykonos, Greece by Tami Keehn Agios Stephanos Beach in Mykonos, Greece by Tami Keehn Agios Stephanos Beach in Mykonos, Greece by Tami Keehn Lifeguard post at Agios Stephanos Beach in Mykonos, Greece by Tami Keehn Mykonos Town, Greece by Tami Keehn Mykonos Town, Greece by Tami Keehn Mykonos Town, Greece by Tami Keehn Petros the pink Pelican in Mykonos Town, Greece by Tami Keehn Petros the pink pelican in Mykonos Town, Greece by Tami Keehn Mykonos Town, Greece by Tami Keehn Mykonos Town, Greece by Tami Keehn Mykonos Town, Greece by Tami Keehn Mykonos Town, Greece by Tami Keehn Old Man in Mykonos Town, Greece by Tami Keehn #Happiness in Mykonos Town, Greece by Tami Keehn Famous windmills in Mykonos Town, Greece by Tami Keehn Wind-blown hair in Mykonos Town, Greece by Tami Keehn Blue doors and window panes in Mykonos Town, Greece by Tami Keehn Birds in Mykonos Town, Greece by Tami Keehn Boy chasing birds in Mykonos Town, Greece by Tami Keehn

Where to have drinks?

Galleraki Cocktail Bar

Someone gave us a tip that this spot along the water in Little Venice offered good drinks with amazing views of sunset and it did NOT disappoint! We also met and chatted a bit with the owner and he was very kind! He offered us drinks on him if we came back later, but we were tired, old ladies and ended up calling it an early night and heading back to our hotel after we finished up our sunset cocktails

Overall review – 5/5 – It was a little chilly with the time of year, but the perfect spot for a delicious drink at sunset!

Galleraki's Cocktail bar in Little Venice of Mykonos Town by Tami Keehn Woman capturing Sunset at Galleraki's Cocktail bar in Little Venice of Mykonos Town by Tami Keehn View of Little Venice from Galleraki's in Mykonos Town by Tami Keehn

Where to grab a bite?

Kastros

This spot was a little piece of heaven! We luckily got into this quaint restaurant a little early for lunch so we were able to grab a table right by the window that had a stunning view of the Katos Milo Windmills (definitely an iconic site to see!) I had a greek salad and a Mikònu Blonde Saison. The salad was delish, the beer wasn’t quite my cup of tea, but wasn’t bad!

Overall review –  5/5 – Good service, good food, good views!

Entrance to Kastros Bar Restaurant in Little Venice - Mykonos Town by Tami Keehn Ariel eating at Kastros Bar Restaurant - Little Venice, Mykonos Town by Tami Keehn View from Kastros Bar Restaurant of the iconic windmills by Tami Keehn

Sakis Grill House

This is a quick grab fast food joint, but it’s right in the center of town and the food was fast and so good! I mean who wouldn’t love hot, juicy gyros with fries inside of them?!

Overall review – 5/5 – So good! I wish I had one here in Florida! I’d eat there almost every day!

Gyro with Fries from Sakis in Mykonos Town by Tami Keehn

 

Overall Review of Mykonos, Greece via Affordable World travel?

Since we only had two days here, I feel like we only got a small taste of what this island had to offer. I would have loved to have gotten a scooter and gone exploring to other parts of town, but we just didn’t have the time. But the winding walkways in Mykonos Town are what you dream about when you think of Greece, along with the beautiful windmills and stunning white churches. I wish we could have been there when they are in-season to get a taste of the nightlife and the beach vibes, but I was also happy to not have to deal with the crowds in the town. Mykonos is known as the windy island (gusts were at 41 mph on the first evening! haha), so bring a hair tie and a hat to keep from eating your hair. Also, be sure to keep your eyes out for Petros – the pink pelican! He is quite the sight to see wandering around town!

Would I recommend visiting Mykonos, Greece? Heck yes!!! 5/5 would recommend adding it to your bucket list!

 

This is part 2 in a series on my trip to Greece! Be sure to check out part 1 on Athens and part 3 (to come!) on Santorini! And feel free to keep up with all my travels on the blog!

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