I went to Mykonos with my dad for a short trip, arriving back home only two days before having to leave for college! It was worth it though; the island was pretty, the food was delicious and I enjoyed some father-daughter bonding time.
As mentioned here, I had mixed feelings about this Greek party island. I grew up going to the Spanish hippy island, Ibiza, and did not enjoy the comparison of Mykonos to the island close to my heart. Now – after my third trip there – I can enjoy it for its differences .
One of its special assets is the fact that you can see the sunset from almost anywhere.
Another difference I noticed was the set-up of the day. Breakfast is not until one, lunch around five and dinner can start anywhere in between 10.30 pm and one am. While Ibiza is also a late-eating island, I don’t think I’ve ever had dinner at one!
On our first night we went to this place by the beach called Nammos.
The next day we went to the beach itself.
Alemàgou is proof that Mykonos is trying to break free from the Greek taverna stereotype, serving things like quinoa and sashimi while recreating the much-loved classics by changing some ingredients like their Greek Salad with Mykonian Cheese and Fava served with grilled Seafood..
The view from the restaurant:
After the beach we went to one of the hotels on the island known for its sunsets and hip bar/pool area.
Dinner that night, I ate one of my favourite Greek dishes: Feta cheese wrapped in Philo and drizzled with honey! YUMM!
Our second to last day we went to a cute place at yet another beach for more Greek food (I also enjoyed Greek yoghurt every day for breakfast..)
My hair went wild in the wind!
And finally, our last day. A final beach trip. And a fun dinner at a place known for people dancing on tables…
With attitude and nail polish, Anoushé xoxo