The Essentials Guide to Mykonos

Olivia Leaves | Guide to Mykonos

The essentials you need to know before visiting Mykonos!

Mykonos is a small island, so it won’t take you long to get your bearings. But there are still many little things I would have loved to know before arriving!

Practical Bits

Getting around: The bus station you’ll be going to and from if you’re staying in Mykonos Town is called Fabrika. Take a photo of the return schedule before you head out for the day!

Where to stay: Start your search on Airbnb for apartments and Agoda for hotels and villas. We stayed at Orpheus Rooms and would definitely recommend it.

Olivia Leaves | Guide to Mykonos

Where to Eat

Food and drink are more expensive in Mykonos that many other places in Greece, so check the menus before you decide to sit down.

Breakfast: We got classic breakfast for a reasonable price at Cosmo Cafe, and there are a wide variety of sweet and savoury crepes on offer at Yummy Crepes. 

Lunch: Gyros are the talk of the town, and the best can be found at Sakis Grill House. There is also the chain Souvlaki Story if you’re looking for a bigger meal.

Olivia Leaves | Guide to Mykonos

Dinner: Try the seafood at Captain’s Restaurant, Niko’s Taverna, or go for classic Italian at Ristorante D’Angelo.

Where to Drink

Cocktail bars: The best cocktail bars are along Little Venice (Alefkandra Harbour), but be ready to pay big city prices for your drinks. The cost is worth it to sit at Scarpa Bar, Caprice of Mykonos, or Semeli Bar and take in the sunset with the water lapping at the shore.

Best deal: If you’re looking for quantity over quality, Scandinavian Bar is big and cheap (and full of pub crawls). 

What to See

The Windmills: 7 windmills sit alongside Alefkandra Harbour, some built as early as the 16th century. Once used to mill wheat, they’re now an iconic sight in Mykonos.

Olivia Leaves | Guide to Mykonos

Little Venice: Alefkandra Harbour is known affectionately as ‘Little Venice,’ and is home to some of the nicest (and most expensive) restaurants and cocktail bars in Mykonos Town.

Olivia Leaves | Guide to Mykonos

The Old Port: Once a bustling harbour, this port is now used for smaller boats and some catamarans, but it still provides a lovely view.

Olivia Leaves | Guide to Mykonos

Where to Relax

At the beach! Read my guide to the best beaches in Mykonos. 

Olivia Leaves | Guide to Mykonos

Where is your favourite spot in Mykonos?

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