Little White Streets in Dreamy Mykonos
July 23rd, 2016
After five solid weeks of continuous revision, I had finally finished my finals and there was no excuse not to jump straight on the plane to get some vitamin D. With its clear blue skies and beautiful white washed buildings Mykonos is the place to be this summer!
We stayed at the Corfos Hotel, which was about a ten minute drive from the airport. Everything in Mykonos is so close but because there are only 30 taxis on the whole island, I would strongly recommend renting out a car, scooter or quad bikes because it’s extremely hard to get around. There are buses, but they’re often unreliable and don’t arrive on time.
The hotel we stayed at was in Ornos, which was a two-minute walk from Ornos beach (very chilled and relaxed). If you prefer more of a party beach I would recommend Paraga or Psarou beach. The hotel was beautiful, with cute little igloo like rooms, amazing double beds perfect for sunbathing and a chilled sofa lounge area.
We landed quite late so didn’t venture out far for dinner and stumbled across this restaurant on Ornos beach. The extra virgin olive oil is so fresh and the balsamic vinegar is so aged it tastes incredible dipped in sourdough bread. I have also developed a strong love for olives since my visit to Greece.
For mains we shared the grilled chicken leg souvlaki with paprika and tarragon and a traditional Greek dish, Moussaka with some French fries on the side (honestly, the best fries I’ve ever had, a must try). Post dinner, the waiter bought us the bill coupled with classic ouzo shots, a warm welcome to Mykonos…
This place is amazing, definitely worth a visit if ever in Mykonos. We went for lunch on a Sunday, which just so happened to be the best day to go (Sunday and Thursdays). The food here was incredible, a little pricey but so worth the quality.
For starters we had the tzatziki with avocado. For mains I ordered the lamb rash el hanout, which came with yoghurt, baked tomatoes and roman lettuce. The lamb was cooked to perfection where the meat fell straight off the bones. The sea urchin salad came with lemon and fresh olive oil. After lunch this place started to get a lot livelier, with the DJ playing tunes into the night and views overlooking Paraga and Kavos lagoons. Similar to Nammos but Scorpio’s definitely has better views!
Famous for its white stairs and cute Mykonian streets, the Little Venice is the town centre of Mykonos. For lunch we ate at ‘Nice and Easy’, which was an organic restaurant specialising in seafood. Need I say more? We shared the octopus and chicken salad with cashew nuts soaked in orange.
When in Greece of course you have to try gyros. The traditional pita bread wrapped in meat and chips with yoghurt and slices of tomatoes is too good to miss.
PASTA FRESCA BARIKA
Hidden in the narrow streets of Mykonos old town, we stumbled across this little pasta restaurant. The staff there were so friendly and attentive. We shared the bread and Greek salad. I had the linguini with scallops cooked in a white garlic sauce whilst Cherise had the seafood tomato linguini. Perfect if you love fresh hand made pasta (I mean, who doesn’t?). We had planned to have crepes and Greek frozen yoghurt for dessert but after dinner here there was just no space!
The iced coffees are a must when in Mykonos, nothing compared to Starbucks!
Another thing to note before going is that it is extremely WINDY! Make sure you continue to top up on the SPF as the sun can be very deceiving. Mykonos is perfect for an authentic sun-filled getaway!
Amazing company and exploring, five days away and a thousand memories. Little breaks are the best and I can’t wait for the next adventure…
Much love, K xo