MYKONOS… where you get to experience the glory of Olympus!

MYKONOS… where you get to experience the glory of Olympus!

After staying in Zakynthos for three days, I flew back to Athens in order for me to fly to my next travel destination, this time located at the South Aegean Region of Greece – the beautiful island of Mykonos. Also known as the Island of the Winds, Mykonos boasts of its marvelous beaches. It is the perfect haven for party-goers and beach-lovers alike because it offers a wide range of must-visit places – from shops, food districts, bars, and, of course, beaches. It is a very popular place for travelers and photo-savvy people, especially with the island’s iconic alleys and surreal landmarks that are so Instagram-worthy, my trip to Greece will not be complete without a visit to Mykonos.

Just like Zakynthos, it is best to visit Mykonos between September and October because it’s Lean Season. The place gets much crowded during summer, and not to mention, rates do really go sky- high during peak periods. I love travelling a lot and I, most of the times, do not mind spending much for as long as the experience is worth it, and the destination is to-die-for. But, even if I have a penchant for luxurious trips, I still have inkling for practicality. And so, here are some of my travel tips for you, should you wish to fly to Mykonos on your next out-of-the-country trip.

BEST WAY TO GET THERE

Due to its popularity with travelers and tourists alike, there are lots of flight options to Mykonos offered by different airlines that you can choose from. Travel time from Athens is shorter by 10 minutes compared to Zakynthos. Upon leaving Athens, you can reach the island of Mykonos in less than 40 minutes.

•Airfare ranges between 4,000 and 7,000 Php two-way
•Choose to fly via Sky Express for a more convenient trip

BEST PLACE TO STAY

A much-deserved travel to Mykonos can only be as extravagant and as opulent as the traveler’s choice of hotel. While there are many cheap hotels that any tourist can choose from and book online, I had no other hotel in mind for this trip but the very lavish and highly-rated Cavo Tagoo Mykonos – the place to be in Mykonos!

•Their suites offer the best accommodation in Mykonos. THE BEST!
o   Each suite of the hotel has its own infinity pool giving its guests a majestic view of  the Aegean Sea
o   Cavo Tagoo is home to the very famous for newly-constructed Cave Pool Suites, where I stayed and where I took my controversial “Greek God” photo (see
picture below)

•The hotel offers the best feel and view of Mykonos and its surrounding places like the little venice and the new port.
o   Perfect spot for watching breath-taking sunsets
o   Large cruise ships pass by ocean view
o   The hotel has the biggest, grandest and most popular lounge and pool bar area in the entire of Mykonos
o   Pool lights change color every once in a while

•Their food and their service are top of the chain
o   Daily breakfast buffet included in package
o   Buffet is unique in a way because it is a haven for people with sweet-tooth. They present a wide variety of pastries and cakes (perfect for my taste and best
served with coffee). They also serve an assortment of croissants, tarts and all types of sweets. You will really have a good morning everyday day!
o   Their Breakfast Buffet is placed beside a massive infinity pool overlooking the Aegean Sea for that perfect ambiance and surreal dining experience

•The hotel is well-positioned in Mykonos City, easy access to many tourist destinations, and the airport is 8 minutes away
•Cavo Tagoo Mykonos is a multi-awarded hotel
o   Awarded as Top First-Class Hotel Resort in Greece
o   Arch of Europe Gold Star for Excellence in Corporate Image and Quality
o   International Award for Tourism, Hotel & Catering Industry
o   Nominated as Greece’s Leading Luxury Hotel Villa for more than three years straight
o   Nominated in the World Travel Awards – Europe Region

•You’d be lucky to spot so many famous celebrities from around the world
o   Lindsay Lohan, Ariana Grande, Gerard Butler, Paris Hilton, Leo Di Caprio, and even the Kardashians have set foot in Cavo Tagoo Mykonos

I would have to say that everything in Cavo Tagoo Mykonos is perfect – the ambiance, the pools, the food, the service. A stay in this prestigious hotel may be pricey, but, hey, get ready to be pampered like the Greek God that you are. For hotel rates and booking, visit www.cavotagoo.com/mykonos/

BEST WAY TO GET AROUND MYKONOS

Since the airport is strategically located right at the heart of Mykonos, it is very easy to go around the island and travel from one tourist spot to the next. However, here are some things that you should know when going around this beautiful Greek island.

•It is more practical to rent a car via Hertz Rent A Car Services (I was very excited to go around Mykonos since it was my first time to drive a car in a foreign country. And for my itinerary, I rented a Mini Cooper to fit my style.)
o   It is a much cheaper way to go around Mykonos if you plan on staying for more than three days
o   You’d be able to go to all the interesting parts of Mykonos that public transportation cannot reach.
o   Cars in Mykonos are for left-hand drivers, just like in the Philippines so it’s really a piece of cake to drive around

• For the budget-conscious, public bus transport may be a good option, but it limits the places that you can possibly visit
•Taking the taxi is a bit expensive; and so, I do not recommend taking a cab when you go ticking your itinerary

BEST THINGS TO DO

Mykonos, as I mentioned earlier, is a place for party-goers and beach-lovers. Its festive ambiance and vibrant nightlife are a happy-trap for happy-go-lucky travelers, and a magnet for fun-seekers. As for me, my main objective for going to Mykonos is to relax. I guess I’ve had enough parties back in Manila, and so I simply want to unwind minus all the loud speakers and frolic dancing. Here are some of activities that you may want to indulge in when you visit Mykonos.

•Have a walk around Little Venice (my personal favorite)
o   Perfect for taking pictures with the iconic blue and white traditional Greek houses
o   Just a brief 2-3 minutes from the hotel
o   No pressure at all and would not consume much of your time and energy

•Visit Kastros Mykonos
o   No photo session in Mykonos will ever be complete without pictures from this place
o   It is an old restaurant that is very famous in Instagram and in other social media platforms
o   It offers a view of the ocean and the archetypal Kato Milli or the world-famous windmills of Mykonos
o   You can enjoy lunch here while marvelling at the view of Mykonos’ famous tourist attractions

 

•Drive your way to the Armenistis Lighthouse
o   This is where you should visit when you have a car
o   Picturesque place with an excellent view of the Aegean Sea
o   Not very famous to travelers; thus, not very crowded
o   Must-visit place for your picture-perfect shots and Instagram-able photos

•Enjoy dinner at the 180 Sunset Bar (I consider this as the most captivating place during my trip)
o   Renowned and highly-recommended dining place in Mykonos
o   Presents a magnificent view of the famous sunset of Mykonos while you enjoy your snacks, cocktails or dinner
o   The restaurants serve nothing but excellent food and a wide variety of international cuisines
o   The place has a peaceful and romantic ambiance
o   Guests are serenaded by live acoustic singers as they dine
o   It has the most relaxing view of everything that Mykonos has to offer – sunset view, windmills, view of Little Venice

To sum it up, my second trip to Greece pretty much gave me a better and clearer idea as to why the cradle of the deities were set in this part of the globe. Not only was this place stunning with beauty and vibrancy, it is also very filled with class, luxury and prestige – and a Zeus, Hera or Athena would never settle for less. But while it is practical not to splurge when you visit the Greek Islands, I totally encourage travelers to his side of Europe to dig deeper into their bank accounts and spend to your heart’s desire. For one, this is where the gods were born, and this is where they set foot on once upon a time. I must say… It is only befitting that when you travel to Greece; travel not as a king, but as a God!

19 Comments

  1. Jhon Caesar Funtanar
    December 15, 2018 / 12:03 pm

    I personally think that this place (Mykonos) is really a must visit location for it can be considered a full-package. You made me want to go to this extravagant place because of all your nice words about it. I find it very cozy and it’s not for those people who are less-fortunate like me. I feel the need of me to visit this place once I get to be successful in life before I die. Hehe. By simply reading this blog and seeing your photos, I can already picture out how’s it like to be in the dreamy place of Greece, Mykonos. It feels like this place would fill me up with full of love and joy. It’s such a beautiful place and so does your blog post about it. SML 💕👍

  2. Shawn C
    December 15, 2018 / 12:19 pm

    This post scream information—what, why, when, and how. Reading through your travel blog posts makes me want to plan my next trip. This is very well written and I haven’t heard Mykonos before since I saw you and deegee’s pictures which is captivating. 🤙🏼🤙🏼

  3. December 15, 2018 / 1:10 pm

    First of all, I love the photos! They really showcase Mykonos and help elevate the writeup. They make the entire post more engaging – gluing your eyes to the entire article; until the last word. 🤓 And I love how it is written. It’s informative and enticing at the same time!

  4. John Errol Santiago
    December 15, 2018 / 1:28 pm

    I’d love to visit this place soon! This is really a place to visit before you die!

  5. Dexter Adino
    December 15, 2018 / 2:09 pm

    Kuys,

    Na pa wow na lang ako . You are an inspiration to travel !

  6. Harvy Genio
    December 15, 2018 / 2:24 pm

    I haven’t been to Mykonos, but locally I would say that travelling through some places with historical backgrounds is a whole new level of experience. Since Greece is the home for tales, and mythology, I am greatly inspired by your journey through which you unvailed a new perspective using such photographs that you had captured. Local places palang po talaga ang natravel ko since estudyante pa po ako pero sana one day, makapagtravel din po ako through different regions of the world. I am now inspired to do well in my studies because your journey became my travel bucket list and I cannot wait for me to trace whatever paths that you had taken one at a time. Sana po marami ka pa pong mapuntahan so I would see the beauty of some places through your feet and lenses po. Salamat po sa mga malaman na content 😊😘♥

    Love,
    Harvy

  7. December 15, 2018 / 2:54 pm

    The most famous neighborhood and if you asked me I would gladly live there a week or two. The entire quarter is full of exquisite two storey houses with nice balconies literally hanging over the sea. And I will fly soon to mykonos and get you itineraries .🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊☀☀☀☀☀⛅⛅⛅

  8. CJ Geronimo
    December 15, 2018 / 3:43 pm

    You’re not just showcasing the beauty and history of Mykonos. You are also giving us tips what to do, and before going to this place we already have ideas where to go. I’m looking forward to your next travel destination. You’re such an inspiration for us it’s like we’re already traveling the world with the help of your vlog.

  9. Dexter Castillo
    December 15, 2018 / 3:59 pm

    Your trip was phenomenal! Thank you for giving us, your readers, a glimpse of your extravagant vacation and tips on how we can save money if we plan to visit Mykonos (in Jesus name 🙏). It was well organised and executed. I can’t imagine trying to put together a trip like this, it must have taken you endless hours! Mykonos is indeed a must see destination.

  10. December 15, 2018 / 4:22 pm

    Personally, I really loooove the place. Knowing that it’s located in Greece I’m expecting great views and places to go for great adventures and yeah, I was right based from your blog and your posts from instagram. I really dreamed of visiting Greece one day, hopefully! 🙏🏼 If given the chance to visit this place, I know that this blog would help me big time. What places to go to and where to check in. I also want to see their culture and meet new friends. And the beeach and the sunsets and sunrises! Oh my gosh! I really want to see them there. I really want to go here someday. Thanks a lot for this blog. Thanks for sharing your experience! PS I’m an avid follower in your IG. 😘🤗💖

  11. December 15, 2018 / 5:04 pm

    Keep enjoying this moment, because this moment is your life😍 Thank you for showing this one, for like me who can’t afford to travel abroad yet😉😍 You’re doing a great job😘 I wish that He will always guide you and make you safe everytime you travel😍🙏 Godbless you Sir Kris🙏💞

  12. December 15, 2018 / 6:04 pm

    Awesome content as always! Greece is one of the magnificent places i wanna go to. Thank you for taking me there by your beautiful photos. 😀

  13. December 15, 2018 / 6:52 pm

    This “Mykonos Blog” is worth watching! Thank you for sharing your exprienced. And the article is very informative hindi sayang oras sa pagbabasa and makes me wanna to go there. (soon) 😂🙏🙏🙏🙏 Keep blogging and writing in your travel experience.. Looking forward for more your blogs showcasing the beauty of the world. Keep it up! 😂👌👌

  14. Francis amiel
    December 15, 2018 / 11:17 pm

    Just wow! Im always read your blog. Everything about your blog is an inspiration for everyone specially for me. I really want to travel but im still student, so can’t afford. Pero hindi po yun yung wish ko sa #giveaway. Actually i am a frustrated blogger. Gusto ko dibg maging blogger. But i think di pa ako fit kasi wala pa akong work so I can’t still provide yung mga dapat meron ang isang blogger. Wish ko na sana soon na maging tulad nyo ako. Hahahahah. And yung sa give away po, anything na masusuot ko nalang as part of my kunwari blogger career.

  15. Dorothy Villar
    December 16, 2018 / 1:44 am

    Great article indeed! really encouraging that suddenly Zakynthos is already one of my desired destination! Thank you, Kris for making this one. It lightens up my soul to be a traveler ❤️

  16. Vladimer Bautista
    December 16, 2018 / 4:45 am

    Another quality ang very informative blog post! 🤓🤗 sobrang perfect para sa mga naghahanap ng next destional nila. Nakalataga na lahat may kasama pang tips and advices. Sobrang perfect para sa mga gustong lumayo sa ingay at traffic ng city lalo na sa mga beach lovers like me. Hope to visit mykonos soon! 😬 konti tiyaga pa at hardwork. Haha 💪🏻

    More quality and informative content Kris! 💕 God bless 🙏🏻 Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 🎇🎆

    Regarding to the giveaway, I always wanted to have a fujifilm camera. I alwaya wanted take multimedia arts course, kaso nga gustong gusto kong maging isang photographer. Pero since mga mamahaling school lang naman nag offer nun at medyo mahal ang gear dun nalang ako sa mas mura, so nagtake ako IT, di ko naman gusto. Pero okay lang nakakasurvive naman. I wanted a fujifilm cam kasi gusto kong ienhance ang skills kahit self study lang para makapag produce din ng quality content like you. Fujifilm kasi nakikita ko yun sa mga sikat ng blogger/vlogger like degee and david. Kahit 2nd, 3rd or 4th hand pa yan okay lang.

  17. John Carlo Agasang
    December 16, 2018 / 5:58 am

    It’s Christmas but Summer feels in your blog!!! I definitely love how you shared your experiences on your Greece adventure. From money tips to best thing to do tips, now I’m considering it to visit the place when I have the means. Happy that you’re with Deegee during your stay because I’m a fan of both of you and you two brought the beauty of Greece in your blogs and stories.

  18. Jan Mark Lopez
    December 16, 2018 / 7:15 am

    I really love the content! This is well-elaborated. I know Greece is famous for its God-like home places and scenery but I don’t know that there is Mykonos, specifically, and there is mini Greece resort here in Batangas, anyways. I like both party and peaceful places like this, also worth-capturing moments. Generally, I never thought about place like this, I mean I just know that Greece has this marvelous places. I like reading your blogs, I mean it really encourages me to work hard and save money after studying for all the places I wanted to go and I know all of that will be worth-it. Both you and Deegee inspire me to do blogs about what I really like and passion, soon. To sum this up, this is wondrous! Continue to amaze and share your travel blogs to people because you are one of a kind.

  19. Seph Tomas
    December 24, 2018 / 10:20 am

    The entry really gave me something to look forward to. Something to work hard for the couple of years. #TravelGoals

    It gave me a glimpse of what has to be experienced. Different people travel for different reasons. For some, they want to know the culture of different places, others would want to unwind and recharge in order to come back energized from their daily grind. In my opinion, this blog entry covers both of the reasons mentioned above.

    The details in this blog was well prepared and well thought of. It goes to show that even in leisure, one needs to plan ahead and research. This will give readers enough information that will make their planning much easier.

    It may appear as if this is can only be enjoyed if one is rich, but that’s exactly the point. We really need to work on the things that we want to achieve. Hence, the need to persevere and once we reach those goals, enjoy the fruits of our labor then repeat.

    On a personal note, I love how the quotes were used (it really made it more enjoyable to read) and how it looked like an informative narrative.

    Looking forward for more blog entries and more blessings and power to you.

    @sephxy_

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