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A-list Mykonos

Those who know “the (other) true Mykonos” hoard some valuable secrets and connoisseur obsessions, such as:

- A personal tour of Delos to unfold before you the charm of the ancient city, and a story full of money & glam!

- Diving at Tragonissi with Panagis’ boat, and ask him to take you to the cave where there is a hidden beach.

- An alternative sunset on the way towards Fanari-Agia Sophia when you camp at Faros.

- Fokos dam and the artificial lake on the way to the coast will reveal a scene of wild beauty and an exciting side of Mykonos.

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Best sunrise: At Agios Sostis, along with your first swim of the day, after stopping at the bakery in Ano Mera for a cheese pie.

Windsurfer’s paradise: Ftelia and Kalafatis. So, fly on your surfboard.

Most minimal-chic courtyard in town: Nikos Varveris’ Interni, which combines impeccable aesthetics, light home-made delicacies and a superb bar where you can start the evening with a pineapple caipirinha, beautiful people and sophisticated music.

Best rock beats: First by far, Astra remains the best nest of the island’s fans – even the ‘old’ ones who, with a few exceptions, do not go to many places any more. From midnight to dawn, outside for cooling off and inside for crazy dancing and concept parties, throughout the summer.

Noontime live: Gigs take place all summer at Bahia Blanca in Kalo Livadi.

The best tavern by the beach: Tassos’ in Paranga. Super delicious home cooked dishes and grills, in beautiful surroundings, with years of history and prices that don’t cause indigestion.

The most beautiful beach restaurant: N’ammos at Psarou. The best beach service and fun; the Sunday Times includes in among the 10 best beaches in Europe for partying.

Ride the waves, Mykonos

(c) the glamorous Namos beach bar @ the paradisal Psarou Beach

As soon as the sun starts shining my nostalgia for Ελλάδα starts sprouting, so here comes a three-part series on the ultimate white isle of the Aegean: Μύκονος (because Θήρα is otherworldly..)

The exciting characteristics of Mykonos’ beaches is that they offer so many choices and they can even fool you to believe each time that you are in a different place.

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Psarou

The island’s most high society beach and certainly one of the most beautiful: thin sand, emerald waters, and day after day parade at the front deckchairs, which are more comfortable than beds and are usually reserved since daybreak. Cool cocktails by the sea, fantastic meals with emphasis on fresh produce, impeccable beach service, social peeping and palm trees. Psarou is a miracle, so make sure you are in good terms with the royalty there.

It’s a relatively shielded beach, therefore you can swim during the entire summer since it’s not affected by the winds.

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Kalo livadi

It’s included among the favourite beaches of the island’s ‘regulars’ and has become the destination. The beach volleyball tournament, which is an event that everyone should participate – pro or not – was transferred here from Panormos.

The parties on the beach begin early with high-volume music and beats that keep the crowds dancing as they go through arrays of shot drinks, mojitos, caipirinhas, and various cocktails du jour. .

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Panormos

Mykonos’ most bohemian chic beach, free of deckchairs and umbrellas, looks like a virgin area if you go early in the morning. Alternative, wildly beautiful, with a friendly and relaxed mood, it has the most ‘carefully unkempt’ appearance, Panormos will continue to be a hip beach for some time.

Big hammocks, music and the best beach parties under a huge summer moon.

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