As Greece opens for long-awaited summer holidays, its sun-soaked islands are the perfect escape for any eager traveler. Mykonos is known for its luxurious atmosphere and legendary beach bars set against a sparkling Aegean Sea backdrop. Offering pleasure and respite in equal amounts is an ideal base for both work and play.
What’s New This Season in Mykonos?
Along with blue skies and sparkling waters, there are some exciting new openings awaiting visitors to Mykonos this summer. Here are the new kids on the block that are not to be missed.
Soho House Members Club
The exclusive private members club is landing on the island on June 1st in the form of the 45-bedroom Soho Roc House. Sat atop a rocky stretch of the coastline, this modern architectural marvel looks out onto the water, inviting guests to take full advantage of its poolside veranda and upscale lounge areas.
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The nightlife trailblazer is spreading its wings with Pacha’s first hotel destination outside of Spain. Destino Pacha is adults-only accommodation that promises a vacation that you will never forget.
Along with carefully curated rooms and expansive turquoise pools, resident DJs and international guests provide laidback beats to accompany your day in the sun. When evening comes, guests cannot miss a visit to the signature Lio Cabaret restaurant, where you can enjoy the finest in Greek cuisine while performers delight and dazzle.
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Our Favorite Restaurants in Mykonos
You need not look far for an exceptional dining experience on Mykonos, where some of the world’s greatest chefs work their culinary magic night after night. Here are just a few of our favorite restaurants, where you can find the best the island has to offer.
Perched on the coast on the southern tip of Mykonos, Scorpios offers simple, refined dishes infused with a Mediterranean provenance, to be enjoyed at large, communal tables right by the water’s edge.
The Scorpios concept was designed to nourish the soul as well as the body, program of yoga, meditation and talks with thought leaders from around the world. But do not be mistaken – there’s always room for a hint of hedonism where Mykonos is concerned. Scorpios’ Sunday parties are so legendary that guests have been known to fly in just for the night.
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With fresh fish the star of the menu, every dish at Nammos is an impassioned homage to the edible treasures of the sea. With its beachside setting and coastal decor, it exemplifies that Greek island feel with mouthwatering food that will keep you coming back for more.
It is not just delicious food on offer at Nammos. This opulent spot also has a vibrant beach bar, private cabanas, and even Nammos Village, a beachfront shopping center where you will find all the big designer names. Come for the shopping, stay for the food, and party until the break of dawn.
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Bringing the exuberant spirit of Peru to the Greek islands, Coya’s menu boasts bold, flavorful dishes like Beef Wagyu tataki and signature ceviche. The venue itself is a feast for the senses, with tables set amongst flowering trees and a curtain of plants strung up through the sky.
If you are partial to a shot or two of tequila’s sexier cousin, then you will also enjoy Coya’s two Pisco bars and lounges. There, in true Mykonos style, DJs bring the fiesta late into the night while guests sip on cocktails from Coya’s award winning list.
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Fresh, organic, and seasonal produce is central to Interni’s ethos, delivered in an open-air setting against the Cycladic sky. With an extensive menu featuring such delights as melt-in-the-mouth lobster risotto and juicy ribeye tagliata, Interni is a true foodie spot with something to cater to every taste.
The whitewashed outdoor seating area is set amongst one of the most beautiful gardens in Matogianni, created by renowned designer Paola Navone. Illuminated from below as the sun sets in the horizon, it makes for a picturesque setting to enjoy irresistible food and drinks during your Greek summer escape.
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Our Favorite A-List Villas
Of course, no holiday would be complete without somewhere to lay your head at the end of a long night. We have carefully selected a list of A-List Villas Mykonos that not only look sensational but offer everything you need to enjoy a break from the everyday.