Not booked this year’s summer break and yearning for some sunshine? The great Mykonos summer weather is what has made Mykonos such a well known holiday destination. Including your dog in your summer travel is an amazing bonding experience that you’ll not regret at all. I promise you!
WHERE TO STAY
The Rochari Hotel, built in traditional Mykonian style architecture, is located in a very convenient location just a few minutes walk to the town center and the old port of Mykonos. It’s the kind of dog friendly hotel I like: they don’t just accept pets, they love to have them as guests. There are several terraces offering stunning views of Mykonos town and the Aegean Sea. Every breakfast at the Rochari Hotel becomes a social occasion and Max and Louise could also had the opportunity to share with us those moments.
WHERE TO GO TO THE BEACH & HAVE LUNCH
Mykonos beaches are famous all over the world for their golden sand and the crystal waters but what you didn’t know about these beaches is that all of them accept dogs even during summer season. That’s why we decided to go back to Mykonos last summer to spend one more summer but this time with Max and Louise.
1. Elia Beach
Elia Beach is the longest sandy beach in Mykonos. It is a picturesque seaside with crystal clear water and a perfect spot for Max and Louise. They could play a lot with no stress during the morning and then we had lunch at the famous ‘Elia’’Mediterranean Restaurant with a magnificent view to the beach of Elia and the Aegean Sea. Greek salad with a fresh fish of the day is an excellent choice!
2. Super Paradise Beach
Considered as one of the most beautiful beaches in Greece, Super Paradise Beach is usually packed during summer season. Don’t worry…what you can do is to book in advance your sunbeds and umbrellas at Jackie O’ Beach Club, a classy new addition to that legendary beach on the Island and then enjoy a wonderful day at real greek paradise. Max and Louise had the time of their lives swimming in crystalline clear waters. Concerning lunchtime, you can book a table at Jackie O’ Restaurant: dogs are allowed, service is perfect and food unforgettable!
3. Agia Anna Beach
A very calm and authentic beach with a few sunbeds and umbrellas. It is an alternative to the crowded southern beaches but in my opinion not to spend the whole day there. It’s nice if you’re exploring the island as we were that day. We stopped for a moment and Max and Louise could enjoy jumping off the rock, their favorite beach activity.
4. Agios Sortis
Before visiting Agia Anna Beach, we spent the morning at the wild Agios Sostis Beach, only the four of us! There were no amenities but this beautiful spot offers you not only peace and quiet but a very good restaurant called Kiki’s Tavern where we enjoyed a lovely meal after a hot morning with Max and Louise.
5. Panormos Beach
Located on the northern side of the Island, Panormos Beach has the perfect scenery for a beach day with your dog. We have booked sunbeds at Principaute de Mykonos Panormos which is an elegant Restaurant & Beach Club that creates a perfect backdrop for a real memorable summer experience. Everything is refined, service is impeccable and dogs are treated with a lot of respect. Max and Louise were allowed at the Restaurant and we had maybe one of the best gastronomic experiences on the Island: cozy setting, fresh products and delicious mediterranean food. Yummy 🙂
WHAT TO DO
1. Go Watching One Of The Most Beautiful Sunsets In The World
Mykonos is known for much more than parties and awesome beaches. The sunset on Mykonos is spectacular. Max and Louise didn’t want to miss viewing the amazing sunset from Rochari Hotel. Nothing better than this. A room with an ocean view is always a good choice when in Mykonos.
2. Make Greek Postcards
Sunrise o’clock was the best time of the day to make beautiful greek postcards. Every morning walk, Max and Louise were ready for a quick photo-shooting.
3. Create Great Photographs At The Beach
A great way of adding interest to your beach photos is to include a dome. You just need a GoPro and a dome, an acrylic wide-angle port that you put in front of your GoPro camera. We have been using MeuDome and the results are amazing. Don’t you think?
4. Go Visiting Little Venice
Little Venice is one of the most romantic places on the Island. We haven’t been for the sunset but people say if you are there at sunset, you really can’t go wrong. That’s the perfect place to wander around with a great selection of restaurants and bars.
5. Go Shopping In Mykonos Town
The whitewashed streets of Mykonos are iconic. Most of the stores are located in those narrow streets in Mykonos downtown. Max and Louise were allowed everywhere: souvenirs shops, high label designers, art galleries etc. When shopping in Mykonos, always bring your dog with you: they love that experience.
WHERE TO PLAY
Max and Louise’s favorite dog park was the beach! They had a blast every single day of the 2 weeks spent in Mykonos last summer. Check them out!
WHERE TO HAVE DINNER
Most of the restaurants in Mykonos Town are dog-friendly. We had dinner every day with Max and Louise. Our favorite ones are: To Maereio, Bakalo, Aglio e Olio and Ceasar’s.
FLYING TO MYKONOS
The last information you need to know to book immediately your next summer with your dog in Mykonos is which company to fly with. As we live in Europe, we flew Aegean Airlines. As a Star Alliance member, pets are allowed in cabin until 8kg. So, what are you waiting for? Bon voyage!