A renowned party island and jet-set destination, Mykonos is not for everyone but if you love style, glamour, music and decadently long lunches, it might just be your new favorite summer spot. Since ancient times, people have flocked to the island to revel in the hedonistic promises of beauty, pleasure and affluence. 40 years after Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis famously visited and said: “this is the greatest trip in the world", it's a true gay paradise and fashion-crowd magnet. Be prepared, it will be windy and you'll struggle with taxis (there are only 30 on the whole island), but if you're in the true hedonistic mindset, you won't give a damn.
Slick, young and hip with driftwood daybeds and wicker lamp shades; the beach here is rocky but Scorpios is so good that no-one cares. Long laid back lunches give-way to full party mode at sunset when DJs and drummers appear. Perfect for people watching and enviable Instagrams.
Situated on Psarou Beach with views over the turquoise crystal waters and bobbing yachts, Nammos is the place to go for a ‘crazy’ lunch. One of the most famous beach clubs in Europe (and home to Greece's most expensive wine list), people will probably be showering champagne in the air and dancing on the tables by desert.
Glamorous outdoor dining made for warm nights, this expansive courtyard is perfect for a memorable dinner.
Panormos Beach Bar & Restaurant
Boho-chic in style, Panormos manages to be both laid-back and luxe at the same time. Despite the high-end clientele, the friendly service and fresh food is island-renowned.
Buddha Bar Beach
Just a 10 minute drive from the centre of town, Buddha Bar Beach is rumored to be the best location on the island. A Luxury Collection Resort, it opened its doors in 2015 and keeps to the brand’s trademark of light Asain bites, cocktails and sultry DJ beats.
The Kuzina Mykonos Restaurant
With white fabrics flowing in the wind, this new luxury hotel restaurant is clean and chic. One of the main sushi spots on the island, a local DJ plays music throughout the day before it mellows out in the evening.
Situated on one of the longest and one of the most beautiful sandy beaches on Mykonos, Kalo Livadi, Solamar is the perfect place for a day bed and chill-out tunes.
Ling Ling by Hakkasan
Ling Ling by Hakkasan is designed to evolve with you from cocktails to dining to dancing. Glamorous and dark, the small dishes are inspired by Hakkasan’s signature dishes but made with local Greek cuisine. Full of the fashionable London tourists.
With Alain Parodi (a Michelin-starred chef) in the kitchen and the most luxuriously comfortable beach beds on the whole island - everything about Monarch is sophisticated and indulgent.
Tucked away inside the small yet luxurious Belvedere hotel, chef Nobu Matsuhisa signature dishes are served-up against the backdrop of the Aegean Sea. The hotel has a resident mixologist also, who can shake you up a signature martini or vintage champagne and small plate at the bar if you just want to drop in for a look.