Mykonos connoisseur levelling from 1-50 Kinglike checklist

by Nikos Vasilakos

Ever wondered what will make you a real Mykonos connoisseur?

Want to be the person with expert Mykonos knowledge? Especially in this field of expertise Kinglike Concierge has the absolute knowledge to suggest the refined top 50 connoisseur checklist.

Even if you have travelled more than once in Mykonos there could be things and place included it is someone competent to pass critical judgment. I.E an expert. ‘Connoisseur’ means to be a person with extensive knowledge, especially of the fine arts; a person with refined taste. If you do all the top 50 you enter the Kinglike Concierge Hall of Fame!

#1  Photo with Petros the Pelican

Petros PelicanPetros is the great white pelican, who is the official mascot of the Greek island of Mykonos
The island of Mykonos has a beloved mascot —a real life Pelican. In 1958 a wounded pelican was found off the coast of Mykonos shore by a local fisherman.

The pelican was nursed to health and remained on the island supported by locals.

It soon adopted the name “Petros”, as a joke between the locals, as “petro” in Greek means rock, stone but metaphorically Old and Grumpy.

To great disappointment by locals and tourists alike, Petros was hit by a car on 2 December 1985 and failed to recover.

Subsequently, three new pelicans reside around the main town of Mykonos. It is fun to try to spot them and capture them in a photo.

One, honorifically, is given the name Petros.

Petros the Pelican Wikipedia article (English)

#2  Cocktail at Galleraki

galleraki_mykonosDamianos Gryparis, is housed in a double-storied building which dates since the latter part of the 1800s and lies in the middle of Little Venice.
During the excavations by French Archaeological School in Delos, archaeologists stayed at this house.

In 1989, Damianos turned the first floor into a bar, which was called Gallery, owing to the fact that the owner, Yannis Galatis had used it as an art gallery.

In 1992, he moved to the ground floor, and as the place was much smaller, he named it Galleraki (small gallery).

Its position and the unique sunset, inspired him to turn it into a cocktail bar.

From there the view encompasses the Windmills and Little Venice as well. A classic example of the traditional architecture found in the Cyclades.

Galleraki Cocktail Bar is widely known and mentioned in holiday sites in the world, such as Fodor’s.

Cocktails in Galleraki are made with the freshest fruit, which -combined with alcohol- increase antioxidant properties of the fruits to maximum.

#3  Boat Trip to Delos

Delos Beach

Delos Beach

The island of Apollo. Beaches for Gods and humans alike. Mykonos nearby island remote islands, the Cycladic Sisters: Mykonos, Delos and Rhenia, each with her own personality, are among Greece most precious treasures.

#4  Walk through the 5 Mykonos Windmills

The Mykonos Windmills (Kato Milli)

The Mykonos Windmills (Kato Milli)

Old Town in Mykonos is definitely a place you would want to be on your own and walk around. It is just an unbelievable place that one can’t possibly get lost and the whole fun of traveling is exploring.

While walking or wandering through Old Town, you will eventually end up at the shoreline and if you continue on your left until you reach the end, you will see the famous “windmill” view. A short, perhaps 15-30 min. walk, depending if you stop to look at shops and attractions along the way. A well-worth walk.

#5  Take a swim at Capare

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Mykonos Capare Beach

This is one of the few unorganized beaches of Mykonos.

Capare is located behind the lovely chapel of Agios Ioannis.

This is very calm, ideal for relaxing and enjoy its beautiful clear waters.

Not far from the Chora but keep your eye out for signs because it is not a simple journey.

#6  Grab a cheese pie at Il Forno di Gerasimo

fornodigerasimoGerasimos, owner of “Il Forno di Gerasimo” inspired his Bakery from Antico Forno Roscioli in Rome, Italy.

If you wake up at noon after a windy night in Mykonos and wanna grab some breakfast, ‘Il Forno di Gerasimo’ is your best choice by far.

Wandering up from the old port, you ‘ll stumble across this place.

The cases are full of pastries of all kinds, and the friendly young baker Gerasimo, whose facial hair would have been the envy of the entire borough of Brooklyn, was are friendly guide through them all.

Favorite choices:

  • Pastrie filled with a local sweetish cheese.
  • Pain au chocolate.
  • Stuffed donut holes (chocolate or lemon)
    Pastries are buttery, flaky, and delicious: a breakfast of champions. Feel free to sample everything.

#7  Find the oldest olive tree in Elia beach

Elia Beach Mykonos

Elia Beach Mykonos

Elia Beach is a picturesque seaside, with crystal clear turquoise waters, which is worth visiting.

Elia beach is the largest of the south chain of Mykonos beaches with fine sand, easy access and a nice crowd, only 10 km approximately away from Mykonos Town.

At Elia beach you will come across many glamorous people, some of those feature in magazines and newspapers’ society pages.

The beach is characterized as “gay-friendly” by the connoisseurs of Mykonos with separate nudist and gay areas.

  • Yachts are allowed to anchor
  • Luxurious sun beds with waiter service
  • Towels upon request
  • Public showers at the beach
  • Τhe beachfront is cleaned twice a day
  • Water sports Mini playground

#8 Find your way in Little Venice and get to the spot closest to the waves

mykonosforeverLittle Venice is one of the most well-known photographed places of Mykonos town.

It is best to visit though early morning like 9-10 am, wander around the white washed streets of Mykonos and have breakfast from the local bakeries.

It is also recommended to visit early afternoon e.g. 5-7pm for enjoying a sunset while drinking cocktails.

Try to stroll around the area there and find unique spots and traditional squares with no shops.

#9 Matoyanni street town walk

Mykonos Matoyanni StreetMatoyianni Street is the main street in Mykonos Town.

Mykonos Town was built to confuse the Pirates so one could easily get “lost” if you wander into the side streets.

These side streets boast interesting shops and restaurants, so getting “lost” is a positive experience.

You can then buy your “lost in Mykonos T-Shirt” at many of the shops as a souvenir.

#10 Sunbathing in Kalo Livadi

Mykonos Kalo Livadi Beach

Kalo Livadi lies 2 km from Ano Mera.

Since Dimitris opened Sol y Mar as an equal rival to Nammos in Psarou, every local entrepreneur is trying to find his hot spot on that beach.

Buses run frequently from Mykonos Town to Kalo Livadi beach.

#11 Taste the awarded best asian fusion cuisine at Mr. Pug

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Mr. Pug

Service is amazing. Everything on the menu is delicious and you can be invited into the kitchen to have a look at the process. Mr. Pug has a unique take on Thai food.

In the very heart of Mr. Pug is Chef Giorgos Venieris. Multi-awarded Greek chef George Venieris is a pioneer of new Greek cuisine having created landmark signature dishes for restaurants around Greece and abroad. In December 2016 Giorgos Venieris Chef-patron of Mr. Pug accepted the “Best Asian Fusion Restaurant in Greece award ” from noted actress Smaragda Karydi and Fotis Vallatos (main judge of the fnl awards).

The hard work will continue so that we may “raise the bar” even higher and keep its guests culinarily thrilled. Mr. Pug after only 2 years of operation, was awarded as the “Best Asian Fusion restaurant ” not only in Mykonos but also in the Greece.

# 12 Stroll around Paradise Beach and take a photo while partying

Mykonos Super Paradise Beach

Mykonos Super Paradise Beach

Featuring a lifeguard on duty, a boutique and the restaurant, Super Paradise Beach Bar is the organized spot for a great day at Super Paradise beach.

Unwind your bodies on the sunbeds and sip some sun or, just lay your towels down on the soft golden sand and feel its warmth on your bodies.

There is always plenty of space to enjoy the sun the way you like it in Super Paradise Beach Bar.

Enjoy your sea dips and relax early in the day, while getting yourselves ready to party as time passes by. In mid-afternoon, the music gets louder and the party starts.

Meet a great mix of personalities and bodies enjoying the vibes of the beach while worshipping the sun and don’t blink your eyes twice if you spot a celebrity dancing next to you.

Super Paradise is a popular beach paradise for everyone, packed with clubbers, jet-setters, models and VIPs. Super Paradise Beach Bar is a great choice to sip some fresh fruit cocktails, fill your stomach with fruit salads with Greek honey and yogurt, replenish your energy needs and keep on partying!

#13 Take the boat and pay a visit to Rhenia island

Rhenia Beach

Rhenia Beach

A small paradise on earth, accessible only by boat.

#14 Light a candle at Panagia Paraportiani

Panagia ParaportianiReportedly the oldest church on the island, Panagia Paraportiani Byzantine church was started in 1425 and finished in 17th century.

One of the most famous and most photographed churches on Mykonos is the Church of Our Lady of the Side Gate.

This Greek Orthodox church dedicated to the Virgin Mary is very unique.

Construction of three two-story church is an asymmetrical blending of four churches into one.

These formed the base for the 5th church.

The church dates back to the middle of the 15th century.

Its name comes from the word side door because is was once right next to the entrance of the Medieval castle that was located here.

#15 Experience the no electricity tavern @ Kiki’s

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Kiki’s (Agios Sostis)

Kiki’s Tavern is small eatery that doesn’t have a sign, doesn’t have a phone to take reservations, and doesn’t have electricity. Yup! No electricity!

“Be there at 12.00! You’ll have to wait for the restaurant to open at 12.30 but you’ll get a table.” These were the instructions given to us when our friends were telling us about Kiki’s Tavern on the island of Mykonos.

It really doesn’t matter if you’re not there at 12.00…. you just join the queue and chat to your fellow diners whilst drinking rosé.

There’s even a small beach down the hill that you can disappear to one at a time… you don’t want to lose your spot now, do you!

#16 Tan your body at Agia Anna @ Paranga

Agia Anna Beach @ Paranga

Agia Anna Beach @ Paranga

The beautiful beach of Agia Anna is an enchanting little cove nearby Paraga Beach.

It is not really organized as there are only a few straw umbrellas for sunbathers, making it an ideal spot to enjoy unique moments of relaxation in a tranquil setting with views of Platis Gialos Beach.

For those of you who love having lunch right after their swim, there are two lovely restaurants nearby, an Italian restaurant and a traditional-style Greek tavern with exceptional dishes at affordable prices.

Agia Anna Beach is a great haven for a quiet swim and can be reached by car on the way to Paraga.

Paranga Beach

Mykonos Paranga Beach

Mykonos Paranga Beach

Paranga Beach is a combination of two sandy beaches separating by a headland and forming a large beach.

The southern beach is the calmer, while the northern one is fully organized and lined by many taverns playing music, younger crowd & new age trend: a more alternative crowd/ nude bathing and gay section.

Nice bars/coffee-shops, and fish taverns nearby.

Kinglike Concierge “Mykonos extravaganza” Clubbing Supreme Vacation Pack

services_personal_conciergeFor all the beach bums and party animals looking for a vacation home in Greece, Kinglike Concierge “Mykonos extravaganza” Clubbing Supreme Vacation Pack offers the ultimate haven.

Whether it’s a stag or hen weekend, or just a fun vacation with friends, if you plan on partying all night then these villas will be the perfect abode for you.

Enjoy VIP tables at the best clubs and restaurants in Mykonos-Greece, pick up and drop off from/to the Mykonos National Airport, an hour-long welcome massage session, villa pre-stocking service as well as a welcome package of wine and snacks on your vacation.

personal-concierge-services-resizeBook a week’s worth of stay, a boat trip to the nearby remote islands of Delos & Rhenia and your transfers with Kinglike Concierge “Mykonos extravaganza” Clubbing Supreme Vacation Pack, and get the above premium services for FREE!

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Psarrou beach, Mykonos

Kinglike Concierge “Mykonos extravaganza” Clubbing Supreme Vacation Pack package includes:

  • Villa rental: minimum one week stay
  • A boat trip to the nearby remote islands of Delos & Rhenia
  • Private transfers or car rentals
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Kinglike Mykonos: Life as it should be

Choosing the Kinglike Concierge “Mykonos extravaganza” Clubbing Supreme Vacation Pack you get for free:

  • Free: an hour of massage from our specialised massage therapists
  • Free: Pick up & Drop off service (from and to the airport on the days of arrival and departure)
  • Free: Welcome package (wine & snacks)
  • Free: villa pre-stocking service
  • Free Reservations: VIP tables at the best clubs and restaurants & first row sunbeds at the best beach barsA boat trip to the nearby remote islands of Delos & Rhenia

Over and above value added services:

  • In-house chef & waitress
  • Butler
  • Hangover remedies

#17 Visit Rarity Gallery summer exhibition

Rarity Gallery

Rarity Gallery

Rarity Gallery was established in the centre of Mykonos in 1995. It was the first in Greece to exhibit the works of internationally acknowledged contemporary artists.

The main goal of the gallery is to offer an original, selected and carefully composed aesthetic experience to strengthen the appreciation of contemporary art, while valorising the artists, their exposure and reputation.

The curators have applied their personal knowledge, experience in the selection process and the arrangement of the artworks in Rarity Gallery’s spacious, elegant but friendly environment. This is a synthesis that allows the evolution of dynamic relationships between them.

The attentive visitor can expect to enjoy a full sensory immersion in a constant dialogue between the pieces.

The exhibits vary between the works of younger artists and more established figures on the international art scene, as to ensure a broader scope, a full spectrum of the contemporary art movements and its various facets.

Each year, the curators organise approximately five solo exhibitions, while for the rest of the time Rarity Gallery offers varied works of its artists.

The artists featured, are unique masters in the fields of sculpture, painting, photography and other languages of visual arts.

They are represented in international museums, prestigious art fair exhibitions and very well known corporate collections from all around the world. Some of them are Julian Opie, Hunt Slonem, George Pusenkoff, Joana Vasconcelos, Carole Feuerman, Hanneke Beaumont, Patrick Hughes, Roberto Bernardi, Sean Henry, Hong Sung Chul, Jorge Galindo, Omar Galliani, Massimo Listri, Massimo Giannoni, Peter Anton, Robin Antar, Ilse Haider, Lluis Barba, Anke Eilergerhard, Michael Reafsnyder, Marc Sijan, Raphaella Spence, Tim Maguire, Zhuang Hong Yi.

Currently, Rarity Gallery is focusing its attention on a new generation of artists, such as Lee Jae Hyo, Jeff Robb, Francesca Pasquali, Ahmet Gunestekin, Valerio D’ Ospina, Jaime Valero, Marcus Levine, Javier Vazquez, Christian Awe, Johannes Cordes, Jan Davidoff, Martin Herbst, Alan Kingsbury, Matthias Kostner, Lino Lago, Julian Lennon, Robert Mars, Jan Mikulka who are creative innovators, shaping new trends through their approaches and their procedures that are always full of new aesthetical and expressive values.

The gallery has no fee to browse and admire. The art is for sale. It’s a quality venue and the prices to take home a piece are in the thousands of euro. Just don’t get serious about owning. Unless you’re prepared to make a big Rolex level investment.

#18 Get in the mood for love at Astra

screen-shot-2016-12-13-at-16-07-29It’s impossible to talk  about a night out in Chora without paying tribute to this understated nightlife powerhouse – established in 1987.

Chill in the ample front yard around the famous Tria Pigadia (Three Wells) or enjoy a cocktail while trying to spot the celebrity at the two sought-after VIP booths to the left and right of the front door, the ones who are ordering fine champagne by the crate.

Better yet just dance the night away to music intended to get you up and jumping in the fantastic little “cave”, complete with twinkling stars above.
Tel. (+30) 698.244.0540

#19 Experience original Greek music at Thalami

Thalami Bar

Thalami Bar

And if you still have it in you for a “Zorba the Greek Meets Dante’s Inferno” experience, follow the crowd to Thalami, below Mykonos Town Hall and next to Nikos Tavern.

It will almost certainly be past midday when you eventually emerge, not knowing what day – or what year, for that matter – it is.

It is a bar that you must know that exists if you want to visit it, but it is there for many decades giving the best Parties on the Island .

The name means the house of the octopus but trust me you will not find any in this bar, the only thing you may find is Greek Music good drinks a smile from the bartender Thodoris that he will make you feel that this is your favourite hot Greek spot.

Even if you get drunk you will not have any problem because until the end of the night everyone in Thalami Bar is one company and everyone knows everyone.

You gotta love this island.

#20 Watch the sunset eating sushi at Kiku (sushi) @ Hotel Cavo Tagoo

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Kiku

Explore the rich palette of Japanese spices, seasonings, aromas and flavours from the refined dinner menu of Kiku restaurant at Cavo Tagoo paying tribute to the Japanese cuisine and culture.

Inspired by a significant team of chefs, the dinner menu features some of the finest recipes from the Japanese gastronomy with respect to tradition and a twist of modern refinement.

Guests with discerning palates are welcome to set off on a culinary journey of eclectic Japanese flavours and tantalise their taste buds at one of the best restaurants in Mykonos.

Every evening, the magnificent Cavo Tagoo dinner restaurant is being transformed to the ultimate Japanese hot spot of Mykonos.

Be there and sail your senses from the shimmering Aegean to the fragrant streets of the Far East at the signature Kiku sushi Mykonos restaurant.

#21 Light a candle in Agios Nikolaos Church

Agios Nikolaos ChurchAlmost all of the Greek islands have a church named for Saint Nicholas, the patron saint of sailors.

The one in Mykonos is near the sea and has a blue dome and white exterior.

It is a small church but has some lovely chandeliers.

The ceiling is painted a deep blue and the tiled floor is black and white.

Originally, it was built on an islet in the port and later is was connected to the quay.

A pier around the church was restored over a four-year period of time, 1908-1912.

There are benches outside of the church to enjoy the waterfront.

Take a few minutes to visit.

#22 Cool yourself down at Agios Ioannis beach

Agios Ioannis Beach Mykonos

Agios Ioannis Beach Mykonos

Shirley Valentine Movie was filmed in Agios Ioannis Beach

Shirley Valentine Movie was filmed in Agios Ioannis Beach

After Ornos, 5 kilometers southwest of Mykonos you will meet the big, sandy beach of Agios Ioannis (Saint John), with shallow waters and unique view to Delos island.

Absolute family environment and a special gay friendly place.

It is worth to visit “Hippie Fish” and try some wine and seafood.

Access for people with disabilities.

The small sandy beach with blue waters surrounded by hills has a unique view to Delos Island

Agios Ioannis is one of the best places to be when the sun goes down, for an enticing sunset view.

This is where the famous 80’s English film “Shirley Valentine” was shot.

The beach is divided into two parts, separated by rocks.

On one of the two sides, there are umbrellas and sun beds available for rent.

The water on the beachfront is shallow enough for children to play in, and there are a few tavernas close by for lunch.

Not extremely protected from the strong north winds that blow in the Cyclades, but rather calm on most days. Parking space is available, but this beach can be reached also by bus.

#23 Kite surf at Elia Beach

Elia Beach Mykonos

Elia Beach Mykonos

Elia Beach is a picturesque seaside, with crystal clear turquoise waters, which is worth visiting.

Elia beach is the largest of the south chain of Mykonos beaches with fine sand, easy access and a nice crowd, only 10 km approximately away from Mykonos Town.

At Elia beach you will come across many glamorous people, some of those feature in magazines and newspapers’ society pages.

The beach is characterized as “gay-friendly” by the connoisseurs of Mykonos with separate nudist and gay areas.

  • Yachts are allowed to anchor
  • Luxurious sun beds with waiter service
  • Towels upon request
  • Public showers at the beach
  • Τhe beachfront is cleaned twice a day
  • Water sports Mini playground

#24  Eat a gourmet lunch in Nammos

Mykonos Nammos Restaurant

Mykonos Nammos Restaurant

Are you ready for the Nammos Restaurant experience? Tantalizing tastes enlivened with the most exquisite ingredients man can find and the prolific genius of the Nammos’ chefs. On the core of all the Nammos’ culinary creations is the zeal and devotion to great food paired with the most eclectic ambiance. A visit to the Nammos Restaurant can only be described as a love at first bite experience!

Join Nammos edible adventure, where every dish is homage to the succulent treasures of the sea. Join Nammos to the meeting point of some of the world’s most elite restaurants. Join Nammos to the vanguard of gastronomy, where food becomes an objet d’art and dining a transcendent affair. Join Nammos to the restaurant you’ll never want to leave.

#25 Taste the Monarch’s unique selections

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Monarch (Platis Gialos)

Monarch is a place created with exquisite taste only for those who can appreciate it.

For those who know how to enjoy a unique dining experience prepared by one of the best international chefs awarded with Michelin star.

For those who want to embark on a refreshing and delicious trip by drinking a cocktail signed by a world class Barman.

For all of you who are ready to indulge in sin of a unique party in Mykonos, when the sun goes down!

Monarch Mykonos… Forget what you’ve seen before.

#26 Get a photo sitting on one of the three wells

139458066_1426520493Tria Pigadia translated means three wells and is located at the center of Old Town.

The wells date back to the 18th century and, until 1956, were the ones that brought water to Mykonos.

They are located outside Astra bar and are only five to six meters deep.

The reason for the depth is that they were built into sand and where the water was more accessible.

There are a couple of legends about these wells. One is that if someone drank from all three he/she would never leave the island. The other says if a virgin drinks of the wells she will find a husband. Today, you can not drink watter from the wells…

#27 Grab a bite at Buddha Bar

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Buddha Bar (Santa Marina Hotel @ Ornos)

Undoubtedly one of the hot spots on the island of Mykonos.

Guests of Buddha Bar Beach can look forward to a distinctive experience that combines the signature atmosphere of the renowned restaurant with the unparalleled views of the Aegean Sea.

A choice of exceptional Mediterranean & Greek fusion cuisine, together with Buddha Bar specialties will be offered for lunch and daytime hours.

When the sun sets with backdrop the majestic blues, Buddha Bar dishes take the lead with utterly delightful tastes and unsurpassed quality to offer an extraordinary experience together with worldly known DJ and exceptional cocktails from established Buddha Bar mixologist.

#28 Dance on a table at Psarou beach

Psarrou Beach Mykonos Psarou Beach

Mykonos Psarou Beach

Soft golden sand; shape a heart with your fingertips. Luxurious sunbeds modelled after life aboard a yacht and the minimal glam of Mykonos; a beach where you can relax like nowhere else.

The sun seems to shine brighter here and beach life is full of taste, party, cocktails and exquisite services. Life in Psarou beach and Nammos is definitely a memorable experience.

Discover how such this small, gorgeous beach of Mykonos becomes a point of reference for the good life?

The beach of Nammos has gone through a complete renovation.

Now you can enjoy the simple pleasures of life in Psarou as you are daydreaming on a Seora’s Riviera Sunbed, made with high quality mahogany and steel, a soft mattress by Loro Piana and protected under the soft shade of the Italian Tuuci umbrellas. New signature cocktails, all the classics and light bites in the menus of Nammos Beach!

Psarou Beach is famous for attracting celebrities from all over the world.

It is a beautiful organized sandy beach with clear waters, attracting thousands of visitors during summer.

Water sports facilities such as scuba diving are available at Psarou.

The beach is located at 5 km from the island’s capital and is reachable by local bus.

At Kinglike we understand your busy life. Between work, eating dinner, after school activities, homework, and yard work… the list never ends.

Let us assist and relieve the pressure you face during the working year, so you can spend exclusive leisure time with your family.

Whether you need a single special VIP family table to enjoy, a birthday party, or a wedding anniversary Kinglike services are sure to fit your needs.

We are a fully licensed, bonded and insured design travel concierge company so you can have peace of mind while you enjoy your leisure time in Mykonos.

Family Matters holiday pack

delos-rhenia-flotila-4Family Matters provides you with the best villas for your spouse and kids. Built close to children-friendly beaches, these villas provide everything for a family holiday.

Enjoy pick up/drop off from/to the airport, villa pre-stocking service and a welcome package of wine and snacks on your family vacation. Sunbathe in the first row sun beds at the best beach bars, as your kids enjoy water sports. Your VIP tables at posh restaurants and night clubs await, so let the babysitter take care of your little ones as you two head out for a romantic night out.

Book a week’s worth of stay, a boat trip to the nearby remote islands of Delos & Rhenia and your transfers with Kinglike through Family Matters, and get the above premium services for FREE!

Choosing the Kinglike Family Matters Exclusive Luxury Holiday Package you get for free:

  • Free: a baby sitter for a romantic night out
  • Free: Pick up & Drop off service (from and to the airport on the days of arrival and departure)
  • Free: Welcome package (wine & snacks)
  • Free: villa pre-stocking service
  • Free Reservations: VIP tables at the best clubs and restaurants & first row sun beds at the best beach bars

Over and above value added services:

  • In-house chef & waitress
  • Butler
  • Water sports
  • Mykonos Island Tour with licensed guide
  • Massage sessions

#29 Visit Mykonos-all-time-classic Skandinavian Bar

Skandinavian Bar Mykonos

Skandinavian Bar Mykonos, Photo by DJ John Aslanis

Skandinavian Bar leads the nightlife of Mykonos since 1978. It is the best known meeting point of the island. The variety of fine coktails and drinks plus great music selection, together with friendly atmosphere and high quality service have established Skandinavian Bar as one of the best spot in Mykonos.

Mr. Moschos, is the manager of Mykonos Chora Skandinavian Bar.

Skandinavian Bar – Disco takes up an entire block and is comprised of two open air service bars, an elevated outdoor patio and a thumping disco stage outside, bend with the bartenders inside for some serious drinking fun and head to the Disco for sweat – soaked dancing.

The bar is located in the town, close to the Municipality of Mykonos and Nikos taverna.

#30 Enjoy fresh fish at Sea Satin Market Restaurant
Sea Satin Market Restaurant

Under the windmills
Right under the windmills, Sea Satin Market seems to be floating in the bay of Mykonos and represents the most genuine, Greek-gourmet tavern of the island by serving freshier-than-you-expect seafood, “garnished” with the sound of the most fun Greek music.

Chic, homemade and genuine Greek
Choose your fish by yourself – than enjoy the exciting grilling procedure on the spot. Oysters, mussels, clams, scallops, lobster and shrimps, as well as the delicious T-Bone steak and tenderloin, they are all served in a most imaginative way!
Don’t forget to taste our homemade “taramosalata” (made of fishroe), the home-cut and fried potatoes and our vegetables (boiled, fried or grilled) farmed in our Myconian gardens and flavoured with sea salt from the saltpits of Mani in Peloponnese.

Listen, taste, feel and be part of the feast
Last but not least, lift up your culinary senses by trying the famous “loukoumades” (fried honey puffs) served with honey and ice-cream! And all these followed by the most fun greek music compilation which will certainly … lift you up … even on the table!
Sea Satin Market became –and signifies- the classic choice for “fresh fish and fun”!

#31 Discover Ornos beach

Ornos Beach Mykonos

Ornos Beach Mykonos

Caster sand, blue water, no wind so you will definitely enjoy your swimming.

A bustling beach, full of young people, families and tourists.

Very good organized with sunbeds, umbrellas, sofas, beanbag, restaurants and beach bars.

Kuzina and Pasaji feature in Ornos Beach Mykonos and thrive in both view and taste selections

#32 Visit the Archaeological Museum

image341058862The Archaeological Museum of Mykonos contains exhibitions of ceramics from the graves discovered on Rineia island, headstones, small artifacts, clay statuettes, jewellery and some weapons.

Plan on 1 to 2 hours to see the museum. The museum is open from 3 pm to 10 pm. The cost was 2€ per adult.

Also, there is a part of the museum with the headstones (and restrooms).

One of the highlights is the Mykonos Pithos, the giant ancient ceramic vase with imagery of the Trojan Horse and Greek war scenes.

#33 Admire the sunset from 180° Sunset Bar

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Mykonos 180 Sunset Bar

A great spot to relax with a cocktail or glass of wine while listening to lounge music and savouring a spectacular Mykonos sunset — away from the crowds of Mykonos Town.

180 Sunset Bar provides seats on one of the comfy couches, and a definite chill out to some of the best scenery views on the island.

The open-air lounge is situated on the grounds of Castle Panigirakis, an historic property known for its luxury accommodations in a windmill and guest house, and for its impressive location, which is among the most unique special events venues on the island.

The 180 sunset bar is open from sunset until midnight, 180o Sunset Bar offers a menu of exquisite cocktails, champagne, and Greek and international wines, along with such nibbles as Greek cheeses, cold cuts, and hams, and a summer salad.

As the bar’s name suggests, guests will enjoy a fabulous 180-degree view that includes Mykonos Town, nearby islands, the sea and of course the incredible sunsets.

#34 Agia Anna @ Kalafatis

Mykonos Agia Anna Beach Kalafatis

Mykonos Agia Anna Beach Kalafatis

Agia Anna beach is a quieter single beach with a tavern to escape the crowds and without hotels.

With nearby Kalafatis this makes for a pleasant area to stay with beautiful landscape and fine views from the hills. Small beaches lie on either side.

#35 Eat greek salad at Avra Restaurant

Avra Restaurant Mykonos Hora

Avra Restaurant Mykonos Chora

Avra (meaning Breeze in Greek) Restaurant in Mykonos Greece provides excellent food, efficient service, intimate ambiance and reasonable prices, satisfying even the most demanding customers.

One of the places where you can enjoy some of the delicacies of Greek and International cuisine on Mykonos Island, Greece.

Niko, the owner and manager with over twenty years of experience as head chef in many major restaurants in Mykonos, brings his reputation and unique talents into the Avra kitchen, excelling in  quality.

Avra Restaurant is set in a beautiful secluded courtyard garden with an additional roof top terrace and a spacious air-conditioned interior.

Traditional decor has been carefully arranged creating a comfortable setting throughout.

For the added convenience of customers, a small bar is available where cocktails or aperitifs can be enjoyed.

#36 Visit Dio Horia Gallery

Dio Horia Gallery

Dio Horia Gallery

Dio Horia is an art platform & gallery for contemporary art and culture that was inaugurated in 2015.

Through a vibrant programme of exhibitions, residencies, events, publications and pop-up bookshops, Dio Horia gallery stimulates debate, experimentation, creativity and knowledge exchange with the audience.

Founded by Marina Vranopoulou, Dio Horia gallery supports artists in the development and exhibition of their work.

In addition, Dio Horia gallery encourages a dialogue between the local and global art scene, promoting Greek and international art to a wider audience.

Dio Horia gallery strives to be at the forefront of cultural experimentation both in Greece and the world beyond, by presenting important solo and group shows by established artists. At the same time, a generation of young artists will take part in exhibitions and residencies.

Dio Horia engages in collaborative projects developed as a result of associations with artists, curators, non-profit organisations and cultural carriers.

These fall into categories ranging from social, cultural and literary studies to music and performing arts. Through these collaborations, Dio Horia plays host to diverse viewpoints and aesthetics.

The name Dio Horia is inspired by a book by Greek architect Aris Konstantinidis entitled Dio Horia from Mykonos, where the phrase “Dio Horia” means both “two spaces” and “two villages”.

Besides its main location in Mykonos, Dio Horia gallerie’s activities move nomadically from one place to another, in order to study each location’s different social aspects, and therefore become the driving force behind the artistic practice.

These places are as popular as Mykonos to the non-art initiated public, and present, again like Mykonos, an interesting and dynamic social situation.

Kinglike Concierge “Romantic Escapes” Clubbing Supreme Vacation Pack

services_personal_conciergeFor all the beach bums and party animals looking for a vacation home in Greece, Kinglike Concierge “Mykonos extravaganza” Clubbing Supreme Vacation Pack offers the ultimate haven.

Whether it’s a stag or hen weekend, or just a fun vacation with friends, if you plan on partying all night then these villas will be the perfect abode for you.

Enjoy VIP tables at the best clubs and restaurants in Mykonos-Greece, pick up and drop off from/to the Mykonos National Airport, an hour-long welcome massage session, villa pre-stocking service as well as a welcome package of wine and snacks on your vacation.

personal-concierge-services-resizeBook a week’s worth of stay, a boat trip to the nearby remote islands of Delos & Rhenia and your transfers with Kinglike Concierge “Mykonos extravaganza” Clubbing Supreme Vacation Pack, and get the above premium services for FREE!

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Psarrou beach, Mykonos

Kinglike Concierge “Mykonos extravaganza” Clubbing Supreme Vacation Pack package includes:

  • Villa rental: minimum one week stay
  • A boat trip to the nearby remote islands of Delos & Rhenia
  • Private transfers or car rentals
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Kinglike Mykonos: Life as it should be

Choosing the Kinglike Concierge “Mykonos extravaganza” Clubbing Supreme Vacation Pack you get for free:

  • Free: an hour of massage from our specialised massage therapists
  • Free: Pick up & Drop off service (from and to the airport on the days of arrival and departure)
  • Free: Welcome package (wine & snacks)
  • Free: villa pre-stocking service
  • Free Reservations: VIP tables at the best clubs and restaurants & first row sunbeds at the best beach barsA boat trip to the nearby remote islands of Delos & Rhenia
  • Private transfers or car rentals

Over and above value added services:

  • In-house chef & waitress
  • Butler
  • Hangover remedies

#37 Agios Stefanos

Mykonos Agios Stefanos Beach

Mykonos Agios Stefanos Beach

Agios Stefanos Beach is sandy beach next to the new harbor, Tourlos, of Mykonos.

Agios Stefanos beach is surrounded by tavernas and hotels strictly catering to tourists.

Many small family hotels and Luxury Hotels to Budget Accommodations and private rooms studios and apartments for rent are all available for tourists at this Beach.

Agios Stefanos Beach is located 3.5km from Mykonos town.

You will find sun beds, umbrellas, tavernas for fresh fish and cooked dishes, as well as a bar-taverna .

Water sports facilities are available.

Mykonos Nautical Sports Club is sited in Agios Stefanos , is actively engaged in sailing at many different levels of entertainment mainly addressed to children .

Membership with an annual paid subscription is a prerequisite for participation in the club”s activities.

#38 Buy a unique precious gift for your beloved one @ Lalaounis

Lalaounis Mykonos Jewelry Store

Lalaounis Mykonos Jewelry Store

Ilias Lalaounis

Ilias Lalaounis

Whether on the red carpet or in exclusive advertising campaigns, the jewelry of Ilias Lalaounis has become an indispensable addition to celebrity style.

Ilias Lalalounis, jeweler, artist, and official member of the Academy of Athens, has become world renowned for creating luxurious gold jewelry steeped in history.

#39 Visit Aegean Maritime Museum and feel the wrath of war

Mykonos Aegean Maritime Museum

Aegean Maritime MuseumThe Aegean Maritime Museum is a non-profit institution.

It was founded in 1983 and in 1985 it opened its doors to the public, on the island of Mykonos.

The goal of the museum is the preservation, promotion and study of the Greek maritime history and tradition, and in particular the evolution and activities of the merchant ship, chiefly in the historic region of the Aegean Sea.

The founder and chairman of the Museum’s board of Trustees, the Myconian George M. Drakopoulos has been honoured for the foundation of the Museum with the Athens Academy Award and with the World Ship Trust’s Award for Individual Achievement.

In the museum’s garden lie reproductions of ancient marble gravestones from the islands of Mykonos and Delos, dealing with shipwrecks and sailors who were lost at sea.

The Aegean Maritime Museum was the first museum in Greece that rescued and restored living historical exhibits to operate as they were originally designed and built.
The Museum is open from April till October from 12:30 – 20:00

#40 Build your own castle on Agios Sostis beach

Mykonos Agios Sostis Beach

Mykonos Agios Sostis Beach

It is probably the most quiet beach of the island, offering a small tavern with good food, and a lot of beauty, calmness and relaxation.

#41 Visit the Municipal Gallery

Municipality of Mykonos

Municipality of Mykonos

The artistic past and present of Mykonos are spliced together at the Municipal Art Gallery in Matoyianni street.

The house of the Mykonean painter and artist, Maria Igglesi, is the Municipal Art Gallery, housing works of contemporary art, both of european and greek origin.

Sculptures, paintings, photographies and installations interchange, as the exhibitions differ every week.

You can always take a step into the art gallery and explore the next upcoming talent in European arts.

If you are an artist yourself, you can always make a request to the Municipal Gallery and exhibit your works.

#42 Get tons on fan doing water sports at Platis Gialos

Mykonos Platys Gialos Beach

Mykonos Platys Gialos Beach

Platis Gialos (or Platys Gialos) is a popular tourist beach of Mykonos.

It is found to the south side of the island, in distance 4km from Chora.

The beach of the region is very well organized.

The long sandy beach, the crystal waters and the completely equipped installations that facilitate the bathers are the reasons of the fame of Platys Gialos.

From here leaves the boat with which you can approach the famous beaches Paradise and Super Paradise.

Also, you can see in the location Lito the ruins from three towers of Hellenistic season.

#43 Eat Black Cod at Nobu Matsuhisa Mykonos in Belvedere Hotel

Matsuhisa

Nobu Matsuhisa

Synonymous with legendary signature dishes such as Tiradito, Black Cod with Miso and New Style Sashimi, chef Nobu’s restaurants revolutionised the image of Japanese cuisine in the Western World, establishing a “New Style Japanese cuisine” coloured with South American & Western influences, in some of the most glamorous venues and locations throughout the world.

Chef Nobu Matsuhisa returns to Mykonos for the annual Nobu Food Festival held between the 31st of July and the 4st of August 2016 at Matsuhisa Mykonos.

The Belvedere Hotel celebrates the Nobu Food Festival for the 13 th year.

Born in Tokyo in 1952, Nobu Matsuhisa commenced his culinary career at the age of 17, as an apprentice Itamae-Sushi Chef. Following three years of classical training in Japanese cuisine and a further four years as a professional sushi chef in Japan, Nobu Matsuhisa left for Peru in 1972 to open a highly regarded Sushi restaurant in its capital Lima.

With its opening in the summer of 2004, Nobu’s exciting food finally made its way to the beautiful island of Mykonos, at the Belvedere Hotel.

Nobu felt it would be the perfect opportunity as well as the ideal setting, to introduce his signature dishes to the a la carte menu at Matsuhisa Mykonos

#44 Enjoy an afternoon swim at Mini Lia Beach

Mini Lia Beach Mykonos

Mini Lia Beach Mykonos

Mini Lia beach located next to Lia beach is a non organized beach and can be access only by walking beside the rocks from Lia beach.

#45 Eat souvlaki at Manto open air Cinema

Cine Manto Top Souvlaki in Mykonos Hora

Cine Manto Top Souvlaki in Mykonos Chora

Breakfast / lunch / dinner / drinks / barbecue

Apart from the open air cinema, in the same area you will find the coolest cafe-restaurant on the island, surrounded by a beautiful garden with ethereal atmosphere, and great food.

Cine Manto – Cafe Restaurant is open all day long, offering the pleasure of greenery, greek breakfast, barbecue, drinks, brunch and assortments.

#46 Find true Mykonos colour at Tigani beach

Mykonos Tigani Beach

Mykonos Tigani Beach

You will only find true Mykonos color at this beach. There no Hotels or rooms accommodation at this part of Mykonos.

There are not Hotels private rooms for rent or any studios around this beaches. You will be only by yourselfs.

There are only beaches and coves beyond Lia Ammoudia but they are remote and will only appeal to the more intrepid. Tigani is popular however with boat parties who use them for beach barbecue trips and cruises during the summer on Mykonos.

#47 Stay until dawn at Cavo Paradiso

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Fatboy Slim & Zedd at Cavo Paradiso, Greece Photo by John Panopoulos

Cavo Paradiso is regarded by music industry publications, artists and clubbers, as one of the most impressive venues globally. It is regularly voted in the top club annual lists.The architectural design was developed through various stages with total respect of the natural surroundings thus you get the feeling of being within nature and you appreciate the wild beauty that Mykonos island and the Aegean archipelago has to offer.

Whats so majestic about Cavo Paradiso is how it manages to incorporate the island’s natural beauty into its design.

Being able to dance in the natural elements is always a treat.

The magic of partying late enough to be able to see the sunrise from the horizon – a common occurrence at the club – is so incredibly unique that it simply must be experienced by anyone who can make the journey.

The first years Cavo Paradiso existed as an after hours party venue and first line-ups included the DEF MIX crew (Morales, Knuckles & Tomiie), Louie Vega plus many others from the US house scene. Word was spread over quickly within the dance music industry and Cavo was on its way on becoming the club it is today and become more diversed of dance music genres.

Today Cavo Paradiso is characterized by probably the most intense summer schedule on the planet with back to back live events, involving the biggest international djs on the scene.

The club’s main aspiration for the future is to continue the tradition of being a venue striving for quality, diversity and the need to satisfy the thousands of clubbers that visit the club every year.

#48 Escape the masses in Fokos Beach Taverna

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Taverna Fokos @ Fokos Beach

Visit Fokos Taverna at Fokos Beach.

Remember when a Greek island holiday meant leaving our frenetic lives behind and getting back to basics?

Basics like lazing on an unspoiled beach, cooling off in the clean Aegean Sea and enjoying good food with good company at the seaside?

Fokos beach is the perfect setting to rediscover these simple pleasures.

Fokos taverna (described as a jewel of Cycladic architecture) is there to welcome you.

#49 Tan your body at a table in Little Venice

Bao's Mykonos Cocktail Bar

Bao’s Mykonos Cocktail Bar

BAO’S is located in Little Venice with its amazing views and is here to dominate the sundowner cocktail hour in Mykonos from 6pm onwards.

#50 Find secret Mirsini beach

Mykonos Mirsini Beach

Mykonos Mirsini Beach

Next to Fokos Beach, on the North-West of the island, Mirsini is yet another well-kept retro secret.

No sun beds, umbrellas or restaurants means stock up in essentials and enjoy this shallow-watered paradise.

Enjoy the crystal green water and expect nudists. Also referred to as Mersini.

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About Nikos Vasilakos

In my leisure time, I am a proud Member of Royal Yachting Association sailing all year long.Mykonos is my most beloved destination, hence Kinglike Concierge resident blogger.Feel free to ask me whatever information you need for your trip.In my Off Mykonos life, I am Marketing Manager @ E-shop.gr and an active tech editor in chief based in Athens, Greece, working as a digital Marketing Professor and Consultant.