There’s something magical about Mykonos and it’s hard to put your finger on what it is exactly. The beautiful golden light that touches the landscape, the stunning sandy beaches with crystal clear blue sea, or perhaps it’s the myriad of winding cobbled streets that make for an interesting wine fuelled shopping trip. The island of blue seas and sugar cube houses won my heart long ago and If you thought I had fallen off the face of the planet recently – I was just visiting my happy place.
I first visited twelve years ago and there was no looking back. I fell in love here, became engaged here and tied the knot here. Every summer, I arrive on the island and feel instantly calmer and energised. The carefree mentality is a world away from city life and the energy is infectious. Perhaps it’s because Mykonos is opposite the most mythologicaly important island – Delos. The birth place of light itself, providing the most glorious rosy hue to tanned skins like no other place can. It’s like natures own Instagram filter!
The streets of Mykonos town are the perfect place to pick up some gorgeous Greek sandals and an evil eye bracelet or two…
The island welcomes everyone from the incredibly fabulous, to those who simply have too much money in the bank, to the hippie dream selling jewellery on the beach, or those who dance with cocktails as the sun goes down. There’s something for everyone. If you want to eat sushi on the beach, party all night, or simply put your towel on the sand and relax, there’s a place in Mykonos that can cater to that.
For a little bit of pampering and a whole lot of glamour we like to head to Nammos on Psarou beach for sushi and cocktails. This year it would seem as if the party has moved on to the newly opened Scorpios appropriately named after the private island that belonged to Onassis.
For something a little more low key, there’s no better place to head to than Ftelia beach. Grab yourself a seat in the restaurant, tuck into some exquisite eats and watch in awe as the kite surfers do their thing.
For me, Mykonos is a little peace of heaven and leaving is always pretty heart wrenching. It’s like saying goodbye to an old friend. One that doesn’t Skype. While it grows and changes every year this beautiful place never fails to make me happy.