Every day in Mykonos – the wild child of the Greek Islands – has a similar rhythm. Wake up, eat all the fresh feta, go swimming in clear azure waters, frolic on the beach, wander through winding alleys of whitewashed buildings, lather, rinse, repeat. You’d lose all sense of time if it wasn’t for the glorious sunsets – endless days giving way to night in a spectacle of colour.
You’d be hard pressed to find an ugly sunset, especially in Mykonos. It’d be like trying to find a homely Victoria’s Secret model – it just doesn’t exist. However, there ARE some key vantage points on the island that will bring your sunset-watching game to the next level.
Next time you’re in Mykonos, cap off an idyllic day by hitting up one of these dreamy spots:
180 Degrees Sunset Bar
Trudge up the steep incline to the highest peak in Mykonos Town for a panoramic view with killer cocktails.
Lounge against bohemian poufs with a refreshing (and pricy!) drink in hand while a DJ spins beats in the background. Gaze in awe as the sun’s descent sets a rosy glow over the whitewashed buildings that line the edge of the Aegean.
Plan in advance to ensure you snag the coveted seat at the end of the narrow alleyway of one of the best tavernas in Mykonos. Not only do they serve expertly crafted Greek specialities – think Mykonian Fish Soup brimming with seafood and feta-stuffed eggplant rolls – but it offers the ideal vantage point of the sun as it fades into vibrant hues over clusters of sailboats.
An iconic feature of Mykonos, the white cyclindrical structures with pointed thatched roofs of the Kato Windmills are the first thing you see upon arrival into the harbour of Alefkandra.
Head to up the hill in Chora where 7 of the 16 windmills stand well before dusk to claim a good spot. Gaze in wonder as the sun illuminates these unique landmarks and enjoy the view of the harbour and the entire village of Chora from your vantage point.
Scorpios Beach Club
You can’t go to Mykonos without experiencing one of the many luxe beach clubs the island has to offer and Scorpios is a boho-chic slice of paradise.
Designed to perfection, lounge under shady canopies and wicker lampshades in open-air terraces that spill into uninterrupted stretches of Cycladic waters.
With a DJ spinning beats in the background and a pricy cocktail buzzing in your veins, recline against pouffy pillows on the aptly named Sunset Beach as the sun dips beneath the waters below.
If you like fresh AF food served in a fresh AF locale, this is the place to be. A little out of the way, Kiki’s is the most charming al fresco Greek restaurant by the idyllic Agios Sostis beachside.
While I would generally advise people to visit early (like 30 minutes before it even opens early) as the taverna closes when it gets dark because it operates sans electricity, it’s a glorious spot to witness the sun set as you dine on a prehistorically-sized pork chop, tangy chunks of octopus and a spread of salad side dishes.
For the squishy-hearted romantics, the dreamy vibe of this castle-turned hotel is the ideal spot to be around the golden hour. Breathe in the scent of wildflowers and wander the cobblestoned pathways. Settle beneath grand arches amid the lush garden to view the sun set over Mykonos town below.
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