We've been coming to Mykonos for years, spending long summers with our Greek friends. I love the twists and turns of the alleys in Mykonos town. Having an 'in' on the good things has taken me some time. But I think I've got there...
More of a jewellery journey than shop, this is where owner Harry Mestros exhibits his creations or works with you to design your own. The friendliest, kindest soul, Harry instantly engages you with the stories behind many of his pieces. I bought the lovely (and ancient) blue coral necklace you see for a wonderful friend and he also allowed my daughter to choose her own few stones before fashioning them into her own lace necklace.
Il Forno di Gerasimo - artisan baker and the hub of the local Mykonos community. Almond milk hot chocolates, coffees and juices and patisseries abound in the am and by noon delicious looking fresh pizzas and breads are hauled out of the oven for the lunch crowd. Delicious homebaking in the heart of the town to takeaway, takehome or eat right there.
Small but perfectly formed fashion boutique that stocks staple summertime brands including our favourite Aviator Nation. The vintage styled striped hoodies and slogan tees are now synonymous with our summers and the mens Hartford swimming trunks are much loved by the guys. Nothing authentic to Mykonos or even Greece but we always head here when we are in town.
The best ice cream I have tasted. This Greek company has fine-tuned the art of ice cream making. For example, they don't use cream, only milk and they freeze at lower temperatures for a smoother flavour. The pistachio is my stand out favourite but there are plenty of others who would argue for the Straciatella. We graduated from politely eating a cone after dinner to buying the giant tubs to take home for a fest.
On-point interiors with a grocery/deli theme plus a beautiful veranda, chef Yiannis Gavalas prepares home-style food with local ingredients. For starters we take all the dips, tzatziki, baba ganoush and so on. They have a cheesy bread ring with kopanisti cheese which is delicious and the moussaka also very good.