A photography guide to Mykonos


Snap seaside churches, film-worthy Mediterranean beaches and a celebrity pelican.

It’s easy to feel a bit average when you arrive in Mykonos. The people of Mykonos are a mighty fine bunch. Everywhere you turn there’s perfectly browned skin and crisp white shirts. Kaftans also dominate the summer uniform of the Meditteranean’s elite. Think styles of an apocalyptic Burning Man wind smock nature, rather than an Eastern ‘burbs Camilla.

Aside from learning how to write truly out-of-character sentences about farshun, I learned to appreciate the mystique of Mykonos.

The white-washed – never thought I’d use that phrase in a positive sense – exteriors of Mykonos celestially glowed with otherworldly charm, a contrast to my home country’s red brick suburbia and taupe gum trees.

Yet this small-town idiot still had a lot to learn from the island where hedonism is a given. It’s an island of the gods, baby. Be as extra as you like.

First, I was to ditch the monk-like sack dresses and high school footy shorts I’d wear by default on lazy summer holidays.

It helped that I was travelling with my mate Breanna Espina, a ridiculous Eurasian Megan Fox / Angelina Jolie hybrid who is always immaculately styled. When we’re together, I look like her girly teen son who she would’ve needed to birth when she was 10. But her effortless, fashion-forward ways had a positive impact on me that trip.

Like always, she influenced me to make an effort, and ensure we captured these rare moments with a helluva lot of photos.

Exploring the Island of the Winds first – without taking photos – meant we could properly learn the secret and not-so-secret corners of Mykonos before we returned to attack with our cams.

Along the way we also picked up immeasurable tips, like:

  1. Don’t wear heels. Cobblestone streets and Greece’s triple portions of alcohol are a Dionysian error.
  2. Get your tan but definitely try to avoid heatstroke because your m8 might have to give you an ice bath and supervise you when you’re about to faint on the toilet

And for your pictures…

  1. Go early! It’s simply the only way to achieve the calm, crowd-free aesthetic you’ve seen all over Instagram. If you’re lucky you might come across a few leftover revellers who offer you gyros and ask you to snap pics of them.



Panachra Church


Mo-ped alley


Little Venice’s alleyways



Paraportiani Church


Ninnolo Ice Cream Shop


Panormos Beach


Avra Restaurant


Kato Milli Windmills


Kick it at home




Armenistis Lighthouse


Little Venice waterfront



Petros the Pelican (wherever he is)


Agios Sostis Beach / Kiki’s Tavern


Follow the smell of Gyros




The cliffs of Northeast Mykonos


Kastro’s Bar

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    October 14, 2017 at 12:19 pm

    These photos are just so beautiful!

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    October 14, 2017 at 12:57 pm

    Your photos are incredible and you look stunning… Everything is just so perfect… The street looks so clean and beautiful… On my list now

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    Akvile Stan
    October 15, 2017 at 6:33 pm

    Absolutely STUNNING pictures! If I’m not there in summer 2018, I am going to cry. This is going to my save list for when I go, so I could see the best of Mykonos.

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    October 15, 2017 at 6:59 pm

    Oh my god, such gorgeous pictures… I don’t think I’ve loved greece this much before actually looking it guess your pictures.

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    Amy M
    October 16, 2017 at 5:39 am

    Those pictures are gorgeous!

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    David Johnson
    May 2, 2018 at 3:49 pm

    Amazing post.Love reading your blog.Pictures are stunning.Thanks for sharing your post with us.Keep sharing.

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    May 20, 2018 at 12:22 am

    Beautifully shot photos, love it. Each frame is so dreamy, I could spend everyday there!!!

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    June 12, 2018 at 7:23 pm

    Really beautiful photos. 🙂

    Kind regards

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    Blanca Rodriguez
    June 29, 2018 at 1:02 am

    Love, love, and more love!
    Great locations and pictures.

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    Isabel Dyer
    February 22, 2019 at 4:34 am

    I love Mykonos! Kiki’s Tavern is fantastic, I spent hours wandering the narrow streets, lost most of the time but it didn’t matter, sitting outside tiny restaurants on the streets under cascading flowers, talking to locals, the seafront restaurants, the pelican! I stayed at Villa Pelikanos, a short walk down hill to Paradise beach, or a walk through flower filled fields to Super Paradise. The luxury Nammos restaurant. Blue and white houses, pink bougainvillea, poppies on the roadsides, Mykonos cats, all night clubs, dancing on tables, restaurants with beach sand floors and waves close enough to touch!
    So much more to see and do!

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    June 13, 2019 at 3:37 am

    Beautiful post! I’m in Mykonos now and wondering how to get to the cliffs? I can’t seem to find anything online about it.. please help if you can 🙂

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