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ISLAND GUIDE MYKONOS

Where to eat, drink and relax in sundrenched Cycladic style

curated by

Thomas Heyne & Mario Hertel

In 2004 Thomas Heyne and Mario Hertel moved from their native Germany to the Greek island of Mykonos, where they now run both the popular Paradise Club and the newly opened San Giorgio, a Design Hotels™ project. Both the open-air club and the seaside hotel are utterly enmeshed with their environments, and the men have come to see Mykonos as more than a temporary stomping ground.

“I've been here nine years. I feel completely at home,” says Hertel. “You have party places, family places, luxury restaurants, tavernas. The beaches are incredible. Really everything you could want is here. And the island is only 12km from one side to the other: it's like a village, it's very small, so you get in the spirit very fast.”

Here are Thomas and Mario's favorite places on the island for getting in the spirit:
  • DINING

    Mediterraneo

    “Great true Italian food and experience. Meats, pizzas, pastas, salads. Highly recommended.” Lakka Square, Mykonos Town (10-minute drive to town at Fabbrika, walk)
    MEDITERRANEO

  • DINING

    Sale e Pepe

    “Divine restaurant. Awarded Best of Excellence in 2011 from Wine Spectator. Also highly recommended from ZAGAT.” Lakka Square, Mykonos Town (10-minute drive to town at Fabbrika, walk)
    SALE E PEPE

  • DINING

    Nautilus

    “Boutique restaurant in the heart of the city. Lovely risotto and seafood. Professional service. Quality dinning experience.” 6 Nik. Kalogera, Ag. Saranta (10-minute drive to town at Fabbrika, walk)

  • DINING

    Kiki Taverna

    “Arrive by 12:45pm to ensure you get a table at a decent time for lunch. Kiki’s has no electricity and food is cooked fresh every day in an outdoor wood-burning oven.” Agios Sostis Beach (30-minute drive)

  • NIGHTLIFE

    Scarpa

    “One of the most famous meeting points of the island. Really good cocktails and great music.” Little Venice (10-minute drive to town, walk)
    SCARPA

  • ART & CULTURE

    Delos & Rhenia Cruise

    “A must-see day trip from Mykonos is to take the boat to Delos, birthplace of Apollo and the largest city in the world at one point. An outdoor museum, with history dating back to 3000 BC.” (20 min drive from San Giorgio Hotel).


    DELOS & RHENIA CRUISE

Author

C. WILDER

Tags

NEIGHBORHOODS | MYKONOS | SAN GIORGIO

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