Paolita’s Glamorous Guide to Mykonos
What do Grace Kelly, Jackie Kennedy, Liz Taylor Richard Burton, Pierre Cardin and Le Corbusier all have in common? They all fell in love with the Cycladic island of Mykonos! But they’re not the only ones! Our designer Anna Paola and her family have been visiting the island every summer since Anna Paola was a mini bikini-clad Paolita! A family tradition, Anna Paola and her family have been part of Mykonos’ meteoric rise from its days as the haunt of the 60s jet-set to the world famous glamour island that it is today!
The original Jackie O' in Mykonos
Rumored to be named after the son of the Greek God Apollo, Mykonos was not always the paradise island that we see today in celebrity and travel magazines all over the world. Its 6,000 year history has seen the island go through poverty, piracy and the plague, not to mention the devastations of two World Wars and the subsequent Greek civil war. However, in the past three decades, the inhabitants of Mykonos managed to turn their fortunes around completely, turning their island into the most glamorous, magical, and avant-garde island of Europe: a capital of fashion, freedom, and bacchanalian fun in the sun. In fact, the tough and enterprising people of Mykonos are fond of saying, “Our rocky island is not made up of its people; our people are made up of its rock.”
Blessed with an amazingly electric vibe, today, Mykonos attracts travelers from all over the world, from famous designers, Hollywood elite, supermodels and business tycoons -as well as those dedicated to sun, fun and unforgettable times. Only this past week, the multi-national fashion conglomerate Fashion Box chose Mykonos as the destination to hold its annual corporate presentation to resounding success.
Without further ado, our very own Mykonian regular shares her favorite things to do in Mykonos, an island unlike any other!
The birthplace of Apollo and Artemis, Delos is considered a holy island and one of the most important mythological, historical and archaeological sites in Greece. Overnight stays are not allowed but visitors to Mykonos can hop on a 30-minute ferry ride and visit for a day!
Fun fact: In the good old days of antiquity, it was Delos, not Mykonos, that was the place to see and be seen. Outshining Mykonos, Delos was a center of commerce replete with temples, luxury homes, theatres, and athletic facilities.
Go Kite Surfing!
Go to Kite Mykonos on Korfos Bay where you can take kite surfing lessons. There is usually a 63% probability of wind so make the most of it by using it for fun!
Where to Kill Your Hunger:
Alemagou in Ftelia
Where to Live Your Nightlife:
Where to Swim:
Where to Shop for Paolita!
Simple Caractere in Mykonos Town
Mykonian Villa Collection Hotels in Elia Beach
The Santa Marina Hotel in Panoramas Beach
What to wear in Mykonos!!
At the beach: The Quetzal One Piece
Out and About Town: Birds of a Feather Maxi Silk Dress
What to Carry: Ixtle Beach Bag
If you want to discover more amazing things to do in Mykonos, visit inmykonos.com