The Romantic Beauty of Mykonos Town

Sometimes – in some places – it’s fun to get lost. Google Maps can’t help you here, but it’s OK. You’ll wander around a beautiful maze of narrow, white-washed streets dotted with flowers, shops, cafes and churches and you’ll fall in love.

For us, Mykonos Town was the perfect anecdote to long days of sightseeing in Athens and many weeks of travel. We were there in the offseason, so except for the occasional cruise ship that spit out hordes of tourists for a few hours, the place was ours!

For six nights our home base was one of these little houses in the Mykonos maze – a small family-owned hotel with a roof deck and a nice view of the sea. The family helped with the daily chores and made coffee each morning. Kostas (the father) was charming, sweet, and gave us some great tips.

See the window above the hotel sign? That was our room!

Most nights we sat here for a couple of hours with a cheap bottle of Greek wine and watched the sunset.

MONEY-SAVING TIP: Mykonos is known for being one of the more expensive islands and we found that to be true. But if you’re willing to subsist largely on the delicious gyros, crepes and pizza available – and buy your beverages from the corner stores – it’s possible to enjoy this beautiful island without breaking the bank.

BIG SPENDERS AND BEACH-GOERS: You should come in the on-season (Mid-May to September) to time your stay with the best weather and the most number of shops, clubs and restaurants open for business.

One more tip… make sure you include a day trip to the island of Delos. You won’t regret it.

And now for the photos…