Travel: Destination Files

Vicky Varamili’s Nomas Mykonos

The Wild Hotel | Photo: Chris Kennedy

Hotel

The Wild Hotel by Interni

This is a new boutique hotel with incredible design, character, and a private beach! A true Cycladic experience blended with sophisticated luxury and authenticity.

Top tip: Have lunch at their ‘’taverna’’ inspired restaurant, which is next to the pool area and overlooks the sea. The food is delicious and the menu has Greek and Mediterranean recipes.

The Wild Hotel | Photo: Chris Kennedy

Restaurants

La Maison de Katrin (evening)

This restaurant has excellent food, elegant Cycladic ambiance, a great wine list, and the owners are the most warm hearted people.

Top tip: For meat lovers, order the chateaubriand, and for seafood admirers, the shrimps with lemon sauce. Last but not least, order the delicious Catrin’s mouzzaka!

Katrin

Interni (evening)

I love the vibe here – it’s one of the most iconic venues with great food and cocktails, the staff are always happy and the music very uplifting after midnight. A great start to a Mykonian evening.

Top tip: Order the Halvas dessert; it’s delicious.

Interni

Alemagou (daytime)

The laidback bohemian style here is what would someone describe as “barefoot sophisticated luxury”. The food is very good, the staff are always friendly and the music will lift your spirit! If Alemagou was a song it would be Nana by Acid Pauli.

Top tip: Order the Galaktobureko dessert and try to stay until sunset for some special ambiance.

Alemagou

Club/Bar

Moni (evening)

This place is unique – some people have called it the biggest smallest bar in the world! They have the coolest management and team and the music by their resident DJ, Joseph Maglia, and the guest DJs is always incredible.

Top tip: Order a cocktail from Ben! Also, be patient at the door.

Moni

Scorpios (daytime)

This place is like a museum, it has so many different cultures blended together in its music, food, design, and character. One day, you’ll listen to Valeron back to back with a traditional Greek band, then the next day it’ll be Bob Moses. The design and the food will make you feel as if you are in Greece, Latin America and Indonesia all at once. Visiting Scorpios is probably the best guest experience in the world at the moment.

Top tip: Of course go on Sunday to listen to their resident DJ Kaz James. It will be the best few hours of your life!

Scorpios

Culture

Visit the ancient ruins at Delos island.

Delos Island

Wellbeing

Gym

For an outdoor workout, look no further than the San Giorgio Hotel at Paraga. Their trainers are amazing and the setup is open air, under the trees,  in front of the sea. The feeling of working out and gazing to sea is incredible. You’re literally a workout away from a good mood!

Hiking

As a hiking trail I would suggest you start from Ano Mera village and then hike all the way to Lia Beach. It’s a beautiful walk and the beach is a stunning end to your journey.

Spa

The spa at Santa Marina Hotel is one of the best on the island. They offer massages, face and body treatments, signature rituals and more. I love the atmosphere as it combines earthly textures with modern design. Also, the products used for all skincare treatments and thalassotherapy are highly renowned brands.

Other Recommendations

Book a day cruise to Tinos for lunch at Thallasaki and to visit Volax/Volakas, one of the most charming Cycladic villages.

Book a horseback riding day at Fokos beach.

Visit the “less organised” beaches of the island – their raw nature will take your breath away.

Go to the lighthouse in the mountains on the northern west side of the island. The panoramic sunset views are incredible.

Always keep a jacket in your car – Mykonos is a windy island 🙂

Why I love Mykonos

I embrace diversity and for me, Mykonos is a special island that welcomes everyone. The options for entertainment, gastronomy and activities are unlimited. It feels multicultural, international and at the same time very local and traditional.

Don’t leave without buying

1. Traditional Greek leather sandals and a blue eye bracelet. You’ll find them in Mykonos town.
2. Greek cheese, and olive oil skincare products.

Vicky Varamili

Vicky Varamili

Greece-born Vicky Varamili is a partner and business development manager at Nomas Mykonos, a client services company and app which curates unique experiences in MYK. A brand designed for restless, sophisticated and bohemian souls who are always in reach of new ideas, their mission is to welcome you to Mykonos, the island that they know like the backs of their (suntanned) hands!

@vickyvaramili
@nomasmykonos
www.nomasmykonos.com

Vicky Varamili

Vicky Varamili

Greece-born Vicky Varamili is a partner and business development manager at Nomas Mykonos, a client services company and app which curates unique experiences in MYK. A brand designed for restless, sophisticated and bohemian souls who are always in reach of new ideas, their mission is to welcome you to Mykonos, the island that they know like the backs of their (suntanned) hands!

@vickyvaramili
@nomasmykonos
www.nomasmykonos.com

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