Next on our Greek Island hopping adventure was Mykonos. This beautiful island is famous for it’s raging beach parties and where some of the most beautiful people come to be seen. With no shortage of high-end hotels, cafes, chic bars and restaurants, you’ll feel like you’re in an episode of Lifestyles of the rich and famous.
We found a hotel just steps away from the the main town. Riva Suites is situated on the one way street with views of million dollar yachts and massive cruise ships. This shabby chic boutique hotel offered spacious rooms that were beautifully decorated with crystal accented light fixtures, a whirlpool soaking tub in the living room, and all white linens and decor. There was also a complimentary espresso maker, which we enjoyed every morning!
Mykonos Town was full of life. It seemed less crowded than Santorini but it’s just because the town is more spread out. Equally as beautiful with sea views, endless cafes, cobblestone streets with colorful flowers lining the balconies, and a beach. We strolled around the picturesque areas of Paraportiani Square, Little Venice, and the harbor front taking in the sites for hours. There was also a sighting of the official mascot of Mykonos, the great white Pelican. It was tough to decide where to eat, but we finally stumbled upon this cute local eatery Pepper. We enjoyed our chicken souvlaki and fries while sipping on wine and people watching dining alfresco. The walk back to our hotel included a detour to Attica Bakeries for some homemade gelato and delicious pastries. The perfect ending to our first day in Mykonos.