Friday, 9 September 2016

Gypset guide to Mykonos

What do you think of when someone says 'Mykonos'..

White cubic houses with rhododendron flowers, stairs going to wooden blue coloured doors, narrow streets forming a labyrinth, toy churches and windmills.. You don't think of high-end beach clubs that beat St Tropez and Ibiza or Trevis Kalanick with his security guards descending from his yacht. But that's what you have to think of now. Within the last couple of years with a help of social media Mykonos became Mecca for jet-setters and following them wannabes. It has traditionally been it-place-to-be especially throughout July, but today the season starts early May and finishes late September.. St Tropez and Sardinia have it in their dreams..  

Every year new hotels open their doors, new beach clubs emerge and new night joints pop up. 

Here is our Gypset vision of Mykonos:

Where to stay: 

    Santa Marina Resort Mykonos
  • Santa Marina Resort - the best ever hotel in Mykonos. Nice crowd guaranteed, the only con is that your villa can be located quite far from the beach
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    Mykonos Blu Hotel
Mykonos Blu Hotel Mykonos

  • Mykonos Blu Hotel Mykonos
    Mykonos Blu Hotel
     - the best compromise quality/price wise, ideally located in Psarou it has its own beach just a stone's throw from Nammos, don't expect too much from standard rooms, but you don't come to Mykonos to stay in the hotel, do you?

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    Cavo Tagoo Mykonos
  • Cavo Tagoo - nice and lively hotel close to the town, perfect for singles who wants to go to different beach each day as there is no beach in the hotel. Great for a chilled drink at sunset
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    Myconian Ambassador Hotel
  • Myconian Ambassador - Pros: part of Relais and Chateaux group, you can get a big suite with a pool for the price of the standard room in other Myconian luxury hotels, Cons: doesn't have a beach
  • Private villa - the island offers a wide range of private villas from traditional to ultra modern

Le Lapin Blanc monokini Santa Marina Resort Mykonos
  • Boat - not really a great option as the island is too windy 
Where to drink: 
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Astra Mykonos
Astra Mykonos 
  • Astra - best after dinner lounge located just next to Louis Vuitton, make sure to get a table
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    Bonbonniere Mykonos
Bonbonniere lounge Mykonos

  • Bonbonniere - cross the road from Astra and yo can sit and smoke Shisha in this London pop up
  • Belveder Hotel Mykonos
  • Belveder - a bar in Belveder Hotel is perfect for pre gaming

Cavo Tagoo Mykonos
  • Cavo Tagoo - the best bar besides the beaches for the sunset

Where to lunch:
Spilia Mykonos Restaurant

  • Spilia - total must! Octopus and sea urchins to die for
    Nammos Restaurant Mykonos
  • Nammos Restaurant Mykonos
    Crochet Monokini by Le Lapin Blanc
    - go for the second sitting only. You come here not for food, but for the party. Be sure to come with a big group, so you can get a good table to dance on after boozy lunch

Panormos Beach Restaurant Mykonos
  • Panormos - new venture on the island, which came out very successful. You get the atmosphere of Les Palmiers or Club 55 in the restaurant with a trendy music, the beach with generous sized beds and a view as you just landed with your spaceship on the Moon.
Jackie O beach club Mykonos
  • Jackie O beach - new beach club and restaurant with great ambiance and delicious food
  • Scorpios beach Mykonos
  • Sunset at Scorpios Beach Mykonos
    Crochet top by Le Lapin Blanc
    - also new adding to Mykonos sunset beaches. Best sunset party on the island on Sundays as well as Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • Alemagou beach Mykonos
  • Sunset at Alemagou Beach Mykonos
    Alemagou - 
    they manage to bring best DJs for sunset parties on Fridays
  • Rakkan Beach Mykonos
  • Rakkan - contemporary beach with Asian cuisine and a cool vibe
Where to tan:
  • Solymar
Principaute de Mykonos Panormos 

  • Panormos
Where to party at the sunset:

  • Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday - Scorpios
  • Friday - Alemagou 
Where to dine:

Katrin Restaurant Mykonos
  • Katrin - best authentic food in town!
    Ling Ling Mykonos
  • Ling Ling - Hakkasan new venture on the island following success of Nobu, the place to see and to be seen

  • Matsuhisa Mykonos - well known Nobu project in Mykonos is still very popular among the tourists

  • Buddha bar - amazing restaurant with the best view in Santa Marina Resort Hotel

  • Sea satin - if you feel like Greek bouzouki it is the place. Dance on tables and smash plates till late
  • Interni - don't be surprised when you find out your friends were there at the same time as you were. Ling Ling neighbour's lively bar and big dining area makes it easy to miss someone. The place to see and be seen
  • Remezzo Mykonos
    Remezzo -
    located next to the old port and Cavo Tagoo this restaurant offers you great sea views and delicious food
Koursaros restaurant Mykonos
- nice restaurant if you can't get a reservation in all above
Where to dance: 

Mykonos is about late lunches, sunsets, super late dinners and not about night clubs. But if you still feel like going out here are the places:

  • Moni - this small indoor venue has already been successful for few years, don't expect too much in terms of music or tables. Almost the only option to go out and see people you know.
  • Cavo paradiso - great old place but worth going only when there is a good DJ
  • Void - ex Space, two floor club with VIP upstairs , worth going for the visiting DJs
Where to shop:

Mykonos pompom sandals and Ibiza tote by Le Lapin Blanc
Mykonos pompom sandals
Fuchsia python hat in Mykonos

  • Iliana Bassiana - Myconian high-end brand now opened its second shop in Ibiza
  • Line Piu - multibrand
  • Enni di Monaco - multibrand
  • Makris - multibrand
  • Rarity gallery - if you feel like contemporary art 

Where to kite:
  • Ftelia beach 
  • Korfos beach

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