In the spirit of summer I’m posting my photos from our Mykonos trip last year and no one tells it better than my husband GP Reyes..
“After an all too brief couple days in BarTHElona …(must make a longer return trip to thpain nexth year jutht to practith how to thay thingth thith way and laugh at mythelf)… We flew to Greece for a night and then we took the fastcraft to the magical Grecian island of Mykonos!
Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think I would ever be blessed enough to travel to the Mediterranean and I was ecstatic when we had decided to make it part of our itinerary this year.
Mykonos has already become the most legendary island in the Aegean, a pleasure-seeking playground that has become pretty much the St Tropez of Greece. Waves crash against the wooden balconies hanging precariously over the sea and Mykonos’ notorious winds send sundresses skyward and wreak havoc with hairstyles set against the breathtaking backdrop of island’s iconic windmills, and whitewashed houses speckled with the iconic blue window shutters that give it such a charm that is completely all its own.
It may be touristy in the extreme, but Mykonos has successfully fashioned itself as the ultimate island destination, with an intoxicating confluence of traditional Greek island charm, sophisticated dining and shopping, new posh boutique hotels, great beaches and of course its well-earned party reputation.
Just like a junior st Tropez, Mykonos’s celebrity status harks back to the swinging ’60s, when a certain Greek shipping magnate, Aristotle Onassis, rocked up on his yacht with opera diva Maria Callas and later Jackie Kennedy, while movie stars Sophia Loren, Brigitte Bardot and Grace Kelly were part of the international jet set to grace its shores. And today July and and August, brings over the VIP-carrying mega-yachts arriving in full force and there isn’t enough parking for private planes at the airport. It’s sorta got that same atmosphere, the same mix of rich locals and international tourists as the French Riviera. And this year..it’s got the same buncha crazy pinoys painting the town: Us… hahaha.
After Pierro’s, the island’s first gay bar, opened in 1973, Mykonos became an international mecca of gay-friendly clubs, and gay beaches, which got some of us a little apprehensive. But in recent years, Mykonos has shed some of that, and has gained a reputation as a party island for all.
Yes it is still pretty gay dominated so some of our gay friends had a complete blast. (seriously a ratio 10 dudes for every 2 girls…lugi kami!) But still Mykonos had some of the best parties, the best hotels, a truly majestic instagrammable moment anywhere you stood, plus the food… the fresh fish, lobster, crab, and the service, impeccable.
A stroll through the labyrinthine alleys in the old town was also quite an experience, with succulent Crepe places, a quaint little Louis Vuitton store, the spectacular Sea Satin Restaurant for fresh sea food by the pier.
Mykonos was indeed truly unforgettable, from the spectacular Nammos lunch, Superparadise, DJ Alesso live at Cavo Paradiso, LMFAO or at least half of them at Paradiso, to the best SOUVAKLI in the entire universe, to fitting 7 people in a Nissan Micra, to the breathtaking Cavo Tagoo Resort, to the new Serbian friends…. Mykonos was wonderful, a truly beautiful and special place. Once Again we are very blessed to be able to come to this part of the world and with such a wonderful group of people with memories to last us a lifetime…. some of them are posted in the photos below. ”
The old town in Mykonos. Everything was picture perfect.
Right in front of the church ;)
Nammos for lunch. It was already crazy at this time!
Entrance of Nammos.
In the old town. One of the best crepe places i’ve tried!
Lost in Mykonos.
The very unique Louis Vuitton store.
After the old town we walked towards the port.
Cavo Tago hotel lobby.
Cavo Tago pool area.
Heading up to the rooms.
The view from the room.
Sea satin dinner!
There are two clubs big clubs Mykonos one is Cavo Paradiso which we went to the first night then Paradiso where LMFAO played.