“This is how you throw a party in Mykonos!” We’ve all seen the Lindsay Lohan dancing (terribly) in Mykonos video… I wish I was blessed enough to know that she has a beach club in Mykonos cause I obviously would have placed it at the top of my to-do list. Although I don’t think it was open yet when we were there? Anyways.
Have you ever heard that Mykonos is a 24/7 party island? I can 100% confirm that this is TRUE. You don’t have to go for the beach club party lifestyle while vacationing in Mykonos… but it can’t hurt. Well it can if you lose your brand new Ray Bans while getting a ride back to town at 2am on the back of two Canadian stranger’s ATVs. Ask my husband about that one. Random Canadian strangers if you’re reading this: thanks for not murdering us when you probably had the chance. Much appreciated.
We stayed in an Airbnb right off Ornos Beach which has some awesome beach clubs and restaurants. The Airbnb was seriously perfect. We even had an extra bedroom which we didn’t need. The pool was unfortunately freezing though due to it being slightly off season but it made for some great photos. Priorities obviously.
In Mykonos all the beaches have day beach clubs lining the shore. It seems like they’re open 24/7. Picture lots of bean bag chairs, sun beds, cushions, umbrellas and booze. Well you actually don’t have to picture it because you can look at my photos, duh. Like I said we were there right before the peak season started which had its advantages: no crowds and less expensive. On the flip side this meant that the party spots were pretty dead. We didn’t mind obviously but a few more people would have been nice.
Multiple people raved about this area called Paradise Beach so we knew we had to check it out. It took 2 totally off-schedule buses but we made it and it did not disappoint. The weather was total crap at first which led to Joe & I getting bottle service because what else do you do when it’s raining at the beach, right??
The last bus from Paradise Beach left at like 9 or 10pm so we had no choice but to go back to town with those two strangers I told you about. Don’t worry we partied with them when we got back to town, too. Nice chaps. Thankfully (and surprisingly) we made it to the early morning ferry to Santorini. Pro tip: make sure you check the times for the busses. Not saying they’ll actually come ON TIME but it’s best to make sure you get on the last one back to town because there’s not much in between the bumpin areas and I have a feeling taxis aren’t super reliable either.
I can’t say I feel a need to go back to Mykonos but if I do it won’t be off season like it was when we went. The beach clubs were awesome but would have been better with more of a crowd. But at the same time I don’t think my liver could handle that.
I loved wandering the cobble stone streets of Mykonos Town so stay tuned for my next post all about that part of the island!