Greece: Part 3 – Mykonos

Mykonos – the fun filled, beautiful beaches and good food island!! You can see the whole island in a day or two, but it would be great to spend another day here. So I recommend 3 days in Mykonos.


We arrived in Mykonos from Santorini in a fast ferry – FlyingCat 4.  It only took 2 hours & 35 minutes, but it also caused some sea-sickness.  As soon as we arrived, everything was flying away – our hats, hair, dresses, and we realized it was going to be a very windy trip!!

July and August is peak season for high winds in Mykonos.  Other months are calmer.

We stayed at a hotel very close to the Mykonos ferry port – a short ATV drive from Mykonos Town Centre.  From here, at night we can see the sparkling lights of mykonos town.

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View from our hotel looking at Mykonos Town and Sea.

As soon as we landed, we were ready to check-in, jump into the pool and enjoy the beautiful views.  To capture the beautiful views of the Aegean Sea, I obviously brought my camera with me.  Remember I said Mykonos was very windy; I put my camera on my towel, and my towel on a pool chair.  The wind blew, the towel flew, and along went my camera directly into the pool.  That’s right, into the pool.  We pulled it out right away, took out the battery and the memory card for it all to dry.  But my camera did not work.  Yup, that’s right, my camera was destroyed.  First day in Mykonos, half way through my Euro Tour, and my camera gone. We had a few phones to take pictures, however, the quality is not the same. Nonetheless, it turned out be an amazing trip.

Day 1: Rent ATVs and Windmills of Kato Mili

After the camera fiasco, it was time to have fun!! We got ready, picked up our ATVs and drove directly to Mykonos Town.  The sweet wind flew through my hair as we drove along the curvy coast of the glistening Aegean Sea.


We had dinner in little Italy and then walked to the Windmills of Kato Mili to watch the beautiful sunset.


Fun fact: Some scenes from bollywood movie (Chalte Chalte) were filmed here.
Day 2: Drive to Paradise Beach for the day/Cavo Paradise for the evening

The parties start early in Mykonos – start your day off by going to Paradise Beach.  Then drive to Cavo Paradise to continue partying.


If you want to relax (instead of partying), drive to Paraga, Agia Anna beach, or Fokos Bay.

After all the beach parties, we went back to out hotel to get ready for dinner in Mykonos Town.  The town is so lively at night.  We had dinner, and then got ice cream for our walk around the Town.

Day 3: Explore the Island on your ATV & Mykonos Town

We went to Mykonos Town for breakfast.  After breakfast, we walked through the narrow cobble stone streets looking at beautiful pink flowers, white buildings and colorful doors.  we also did some shopping at cute boutiques.



In the afternoon, we explored the island on our ATVs before flying out.  We went to some of the highest cliffs in Mykonos, and the views were so stunning.

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What to wear:

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  • Wear your helmet on the ATV
  • Eat lots of Gyros and souvlaki
  • Have gelato from Ninnolo
  • Look for Mr. Petros (Mykonos official Bird – Pelican)
  • Have dinner at Scorpios Mykonos
  • Regular Taxis are available from Mykonos Town
  • Keep cash for convenience
  • Catch a movie under the stars in an open air cinema

Have loads of fun!! 

PS: A special thank you to my brother for giving me some of his pictures from his recent trip to Mykonos.

Unique Gift Ideas

Online shopping! Going to malls! Asking loved ones for their wish-lists! Holiday shopping is an on-going process!!

Picking out gifts was such an easy task: pajamas, clothes, books, electronics, makeup, etc.  I’m finding it tough to buy gifts now because everyone has enough pajamas, kindles, tablets, and makeup.  I found some great ideas from The Toronto Star, and added some of my own interesting ideas:

  1. Relax with a Massage: Great way to relax and spend time together. Toronto has so many wonderful spa’s that offer their very own unique services.
    • Spas: Body Blitz (Women only), Elmwood Spa, Stillwater Spa (Park Hyatt), Hammam Spa (Turkish baths), Spa My Blend (Ritz Cartlon)
  2. Book a Getaway: Go with your partner, best friends, parents, or anyone else.
    • Resorts: Blue Mountain, JW Muskoka, Hockley Valley, White Oaks Resort & Spa
  3. Let’s go to the Movies: Everything is easily accessible on Netflix now, but taking that time to go out to watch a movie and spending those few hours with your special someone will be something special.
  4. Take the TrainViarail has really unique routes that you can explore.  No one has to worry about driving, and you’ll get to explore beautiful Canada. The skyline car offers panoramic views while you enjoy your meals.  Click here to see the skyline car.
  5. Invest in LearningMaybe someone you know has been wanting to learn cooking, make-up, photography, skating, etc.  Buy them the present of learning and helping them invest in their future.
  6. Paint the Night: This is such an awesome experience, you’ll get to paint, drink and then take your painting home.  There are a lot of places offering this service. Click here to search. 
  7. Trampoline ParkYou’ll get a workout and have a fun group event.  Add in a little secret Santa game, with a dinner afterwards.  Click here to visit one location.
  8. Gingerbread House Party:  Arrange a potluck and a gingerbread decoration contest.  Include prizes, get together, and get creative.

It’s all about investing in experiences.  You can look back at memories from these experiences and smile!!

Here are links to a few other gift guides:

Keep sparkling!!

Zara – Mid Season Sale

I’ve been loving all the styles at Zara this year.  All the bell sleeves, bright colours, gingham print, bold pumps and much more.  Zara is currently having their MID-SEASON Sale – 50% OFF!! Run, don’t walk to the sale now!! Here are some of my favourites from the sale!!

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