I first went to Mykonos when I graduated college with a few friends. Everything about Mykonos amazed me. The food was exceptional and the sunsets were next level; the trip honestly felt like a Honeymoon! When a group of friends and I decided to go this summer (7 years later), I was beyond excited. For a full month I anticipated the trip- dreaming of Greek food, the beaches, and of course, the parties!!
Well, our trip was filled with extreme highs and lows. We were staying at a private villa, and robbed silly on our first night. #NOBREAD = #NOPASSPORT. The safe was taken right out of our wall! Thankfully, we were determined to not let this experience ruin the trip, and we made the most of it! The most beautiful hotel I have ever stayed at, Cavo Tagoo Mykonos, adopted us, and thanks to them we had an incredible experience.
Okay burglary talk done. Let’s get to it!
On our first day we went to popular beach, Principote Panormos. The beach club is filled with daybeds by the water, and tables for lunch and dancing are just 50 yards or so back. For lunch we ordered Beef Carpaccio, Octopus on Fava Bean Puree, FRIES, and a bunch of items containing gluten for my gluten-eating friends (fried calamari etc). I was totally pleased with the three items I was able to eat, but I watched in AWE as the tables around me ordered the whole fish (it is de-boned table-side). The fish is ordered by the pound and meant to serve a family/large group. It comes on two HUGE platters- one platter has the fish, and the second is filled with sautéed vegetables and roasted potatoes. This is for sure the way to go!
That evening, we went to the perviously mentioned Cavo Tagoo where the owner treated us to drinks and a stunning platter of fruit and dessert. If you are visiting Mykonos and haven’t booked a place to stay, stay here. And if you already have accommodations, go here for sunset!! The cocktails are delicious and the view is literally breathtaking. I talk about it more in my blog post, here, but my go-to NOBREAD orders at Cavo were the skewers with no teriyaki sauce, Salmon Sashimi Salad with no soy sauce, Waygu Burgers with nobread, Greek Salad with nobread, alllll of the SUSHI, and alllll of the fries.
After drinks at Cavo, we hit Sea Satin Market, the absolute coolest, best place EVER. Make a SUPER LATE dinner reservation… like 11PM late. For dinner, order the classics: delicious Whole Sea Bream, Grilled Calamari, Grilled Octopus, and Greek Salad. Then get ready for the ultimate dance party! Around 12:30PM or 1AM, everyone starts throwing their plates on the floor and breaking them, dancing on tables, and getting rowdy! The food here was simple and flavorful, and very gluten-free!
On our second day, after Cavo Tagoo adopted us, we hung out on the property and didn’t hit any of the places recommended to us. We were pretty shook up from our whole ordeal. On our final day, however, we were back at it and went to the beach club next to Scorpios for lunch!
Love the vibe here and the food was delicious. By this point in the trip, I learned that everywhere you go you should order the whole fish with vegetables and potatoes. The fish here was the MOST flavorful I’ve ever had. The skin was perfection and it was served with the most delicious grilled veggies and oregano fries. Post this trip I have a newfound love for oregano.
Going into this vacation I was so excited to check out the infamous “Nammos” and “Scorpios” beach clubs, but sadly because of our incident, we were too exhausted to hit Nammos on Saturday, and we had to leave Sunday night to head to Athens for new passports so we had to miss Scorpios Sunday.
Incident aside, Mykonos was BEAUTIFUL. I will absolutely be back in the future… and next time I’m bringing my own security, ha!