Weekend in Mykonos

Over the past few summers, Mykonos has bounced back hard as one of Europes jetset playgrounds. The island has gorgeous white-sand beaches lapped by crystalline turquoise water. Here, Agios Sostis beach -- a semi-remote stretch of sand -- is free of crowds, lounge chairs and disco beats.

Over the past few summers, Mykonos has bounced back hard as one of Europe's jetset playgrounds. The island has gorgeous white-sand beaches lapped by crystalline turquoise water. Here, Agios Sostis beach -- a semi-remote stretch of sand -- is free of crowds, lounge chairs and disco beats.

The scene at Uno con Carne, a newly-opened Argentine steakhouse set in the spectacular art deco space of Mykonoss former open-air cinema.

The scene at Uno con Carne, a newly-opened Argentine steakhouse set in the spectacular art deco space of Mykonos's former open-air cinema.

An overview of Mykonos Town, also known as Chora.

An overview of Mykonos Town, also known as Chora.

The moonlit harbor of Mykonos Town.

The moonlit harbor of Mykonos Town.

The famous windmills, a quintessential feature of Mykonos, are situated on a hill overlooking the town -- one can enjoy magnificent views overlooking the Little Venice area of the island.

The famous windmills, a quintessential feature of Mykonos, are situated on a hill overlooking the town -- one can enjoy magnificent views overlooking the Little Venice area of the island.

Waterfront restaurants and cafes in Mykonos Town. The Little Venice area is shown in the background.

Waterfront restaurants and cafes in Mykonos Town. The Little Venice area is shown in the background.

The Church of Paraportiani, built on the side of a medieval fortress in the 15th century, is made up of four chapels at ground level and another above.

The Church of Paraportiani, built on the side of a medieval fortress in the 15th century, is made up of four chapels at ground level and another above.

Head for sunset drinks at Ai Yianni, on the beach at Agios Ioannis, Mykonoss westernmost beach. At just 26 years old, the restaurants second-generation owner, Nikolas Xydakis, exemplifies the new face of improved Myconian hospitality.

Head for sunset drinks at Ai Yianni, on the beach at Agios Ioannis, Mykonos's westernmost beach. At just 26 years old, the restaurant's second-generation owner, Nikolas Xydakis, exemplifies the new face of improved Myconian hospitality.

Nestled against a hill overlooking Mykonos Town is the Belvedere Hotel, the gold standard of Myconian chic.

Nestled against a hill overlooking Mykonos Town is the Belvedere Hotel, the gold standard of Myconian chic.

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One response to “Weekend in Mykonos

  1. Gorgeous island isn’t it?? I was there this past summer, but dissagree with your statement of Mykonos bouncing back… Tourism considerably dropped this year.

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