Hello loves! Here is a little updated city guide from our time spent by the Aegean Sea in May. We had a wonderful three days in Athens on the front end of our trip followed by four days chilling out by the ocean in Mykonos and two days in Santorini. Mykonos was a short and easy flight from the city, and I cannot give it enough praise. It was simply perfect.
Where to Stay: San Giorgio, Mykonos
I've talked about this bohemian chic hotel before, but that was even before I had stayed there. It truly is everything that it promises. My favorite part? The laid back beachy vibe the whole place. You can walk around barefoot, dress up, whatever you feel like. The staff is friendly and welcoming, and hang out at the resort all day, mingling with the guests. It is like a home away from home – an ethos that owners Thomas and Mario worked to instill in the whitewashed hotel. Rooms come with boho-chic decor (think hammocks and peacock chairs) and plush daybeds dot the common areas. The food was superb and I would LOVE to get my hands on their recipe for rosemary mojitos.
Where to Beach: Psarous and Paraga
The San Giorgio Hotel was located in between both, and it was an easy 5-10 minute walk to each. I loved Psarous because it was all around more chill. But if you are looking for the party then your heap of sand is over at Paraga.
Where to Party:
Paradise Club is where the party is at on Mykonos. They weren't open yet when we were there, but they constantly have the biggest EDM names on their bill for the summer. Also - as a guest at the hotel you get special VIP treatment (major bonus if you are there during high season).
What to Do: Rent A Car
Renting a car in Greece was by far the easiest and unexpectedly casual process I have ever been a part of regarding international driving. Your hotel calls up the car rental place, gets a quote, you say ok and they deliver the car and paperwork to you in the next 15-30 minutes. You can choose to bring the car right back to your hotel and leave the key at the front desk for drop off. Easy, right? It cost around 40 Euros for the day and gave us the freedom to explore the island at will, which was awesome.
Where to Eat: Kiki's Tavern
Kiki's is a small rustic restaurant located on a beautiful little cove on the side of the island. There is no electricity and they only take cash. The food is delicious and hands down one of my favorite meals in Greece. Try the grilled octopus and the giant fava bean salad.
Where to Explore: Mykonos Town
I wish we had done this on the very first day, so that I knew exactly how picturesque the town could be. Everything here is whitewashed, even the streets. Have a drink at Caprice in Little Venice and watch the sun set over the horizon.
Stay tuned for more from our trip to Greece. Thank you again to the lovely San Giorgio staff and hotel for our wonderful stay. It was perfect!
(Full disclosure: I was invited with 20 other bloggers from around the world to stay at The San Giorgio Design Hotels property in Mykonos, Greece. As always, my opinions are always my own. Thank you for supporting the brands and collaborations that help make The Weekend Edit possible)