The Romance of Mykonos

Some spend their Mykonian nights dancing on tables until the sun rises, others spend it trawling through the luxurious boutiques of town in Chora. For me, it was the romance of the island's sunsets, food fresh from the ocean and green waters...

Heidi Klein bikini from Pam Pam Swim, Sydney.  Hotel: Cavo Tagoo, Mykonos

Heidi Klein bikini from Pam Pam Swim, Sydney. 

Hotel: Cavo Tagoo, Mykonos

Heidi Klein bikini from Pam Pam swim, Sydney.

Heidi Klein bikini from Pam Pam swim, Sydney.

If you only have a few precious days don't waste them on a beach that doesn't suit you, they all have their own unique character and qualities. There's; organised luxury, relaxed cool, adrenaline rush, untouched local and totally abandoned.

Psarou: think a luxurious but packed beach with decadent sushi served to you on trays and yachts parked off-shore. Put your resort wear on for this one.

Get lost in the maze of Chora for white lace, leather sandals, luxury stores, tourist spots, feral cats, Froyo and Gelato....

Get lost in the maze of Chora for white lace, leather sandals, luxury stores, tourist spots, feral cats, Froyo and Gelato....

Jet Skiing on Kalafati Beach 

Jet Skiing on Kalafati Beach 

Kalafati Beach is where your adrenaline fix is waiting in the clearest waters I've ever seen. 

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Elia Beach boasts more options which we took full advantage of; jet skiing, parasailing, jet packs and doughnut-ing. 

Marysia Swim Broadway Bikini (bought from Pam Pam Swim in Sydney)

Marysia Swim Broadway Bikini (bought from Pam Pam Swim in Sydney)

Hiring a boat for the day (or just 4 hours) is the best way to take in private coves, secluded stretches of sand and see the islands from the outside in. Oh, champagne and wi-fi included.

Fresh squid headed for the grill at Spilia

Fresh squid headed for the grill at Spilia

My most memorable discovery was the island's ' 'Hidden Restaurant', tucked away in cave accessed by along a small wooden and stone path tracking the side of a cliff off Aggio-Anna Beach. With bottles of Rose wine lying across rock pools filled with lobster and fresh linen table cloths, Spilia is a MUST-EAT. We went twice, which in island terms is a lot. 

Mussels in garlic and white wine sauce at Spilia (served in a shell of course).

Mussels in garlic and white wine sauce at Spilia (served in a shell of course).

Grilled Chilli Squid at Spilia 

Grilled Chilli Squid at Spilia 

The Rock Jump just up from Spilia Restaurant  (NB there's a lower level to get your adrenaline pumping before the big step. tip: take your Go Pro!!)

The Rock Jump just up from Spilia Restaurant  (NB there's a lower level to get your adrenaline pumping before the big step. tip: take your Go Pro!!)

The only way to get around the island - a Quad bike! If you have a heavy load (e.g. a 113kg man) on the back ask for a 70cc or 170cc bike or face running up the Paradise Beach hill!

The only way to get around the island - a Quad bike! If you have a heavy load (e.g. a 113kg man) on the back ask for a 70cc or 170cc bike or face running up the Paradise Beach hill!

Nautical for boating days.

Nautical for boating days.

Khaki slips (All Saints) and Nude heels (Toni Bianco) for dinner at Nammos, Psarou Beach.

Khaki slips (All Saints) and Nude heels (Toni Bianco) for dinner at Nammos, Psarou Beach.

Panama Hats... always.

Panama Hats... always.

Spilia 

Spilia 

Cavo Tagoo, Mykonos.  We ate the most amazing sushi at the hotel's restaurant Kiku most nights, coupled with gorgeous cocktails, it was easily the best restaurant we found. Also noteworthy was; Matasushi (Nobu) at the Belevedere Hotel and Ramezzo. 

Cavo Tagoo, Mykonos. 

We ate the most amazing sushi at the hotel's restaurant Kiku most nights, coupled with gorgeous cocktails, it was easily the best restaurant we found. Also noteworthy was; Matasushi (Nobu) at the Belevedere Hotel and Ramezzo.