Mykonos Musts

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I went to Greece this past summer with my husband and another couple (how could we resist when we found non-stop airfare from JFK to Athens for $750 on Delta?!). Honestly, Mykonos wasn’t high on my list when we were planning our trip. I couldn’t shake the image of crazy twenty-somethings waving around neon glow sticks while listening to raging techno. The reality: a white washed Grecian town plucked right from an idyllic movie set — and I can’t wait to go back.

You can find the chaos if you’re looking for it but our trip to the fabulous island paradise was the perfect blend of laid back luxury, gorgeous beaches, to-die-for dinners and a little bit of wild antics, too! Mykonos is pricey but worth it.

Here are the Mykonos must-dos in my book:

Nammos on Psarou Beach

An open air restaurant on Psarou beach over looking the Mediterranean. Go for the mojitos, the people watching and the biggest crab legs I’ve ever seen in my life. Get to Psarou early morning, hang out for the day and head to Nammos late afternoon. I think it may be the sexiest place on the planet.

Mykonos Grace

Part of the rockstar Grace Hotels chain, this seaside stunner is exactly what you’d expect from the 2008 Conde Nast Traveler Hot List winner. 32 rooms perched on Agios Stefanos Beach are the ideal place for sexy serenity and 1st class service. Rent a moped to zoom around the island during the day but park it at night and let the overly accommodating hotel staff drop you off and pick you up from town. Go in September or October. The weather’s still gorgeous, the crowds are gone and rates start from €275 per night.

Coo

This hip newcomer in Mykonos town is the place to go for the freshest, most delish sushi, an eclectic Greek wine list and hands down the phenomenal, international people watching. Make sure to request a table outside to take in model-esque crowd strutting by. We’d planned on going to Nobu’s newest outpost, Matsuisha Mykonos, at the Belvedere Hotel — wish we heard is great, too — but figured we can go to Nobu back in New York. My rec, go there for a cocktail first and then head to Coo for dinner.

Bottomline – Mykonos is expensive but magical. I’d definitely sell half of my wardrobe to go back.

XOXO Travel Girl

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