An expat's guide to Mykonos, Greece



Sydney couple Victoria and Robert Fisher were married in Mykonos in 2000 and fell in love with the island. Three years ago, the Sydney-based event producers sold up and moved to Mykonos, where they own a health café-restaurant called Bowl, and are learning Greek (slowly).


Visiting Delos Island is a must. The birthplace of Apollo, the Greek god of the sun, it's a sacred, ancient archaeological site 30 minutes by boat from Mykonos port. I highly recommend employing a guide to explain the history of the island. During the season, there are always English-speaking guides available at the ticket office on Delos.


Helios Retreats' week-long yoga and fitness retreats prove there is a lot more to Mykonos than just parties (although the parties are great too!). And it's such a brilliant experience riding horses from Ano Mera to Fokos Beach, through the distinctive Cycladic landscape, including local agricultural lands, a spectacular water reservoir.,


With so many incredible places to eat in Mykonos, our favourite is Kiki's Taverna. It seats about 50 people overlooking a little beach, open for lunch only, as there are no lights once it gets dark. In summer, it can have a queue of two or three hours, but it's worth it. They give you free rosé while you wait and I recommend taking a book. Everything is cooked on a grill including their famous pork chop (the feta in foil is delicious) and they have an amazing selection of fresh salads, but you need to leave room for the homemade chocolate cake, at Agios Sostis beach.


Our favourite bar in Mykonos is Jackie O's at Super Paradise. We always end up dancing. There is a drag show every night at sunset and the restaurant is also beautiful. We've celebrated many special occasions here, with their world-class food and service. Sorry to be a bit boring, but my favourite drink is champagne: Veuve Cliquot Rose.


Traffic in July and August. Getting around during these months can be challenging, so it's much easier on a scooter than in a car. I recommend the first thing you do when hiring a bike is to make sure it has petrol (based on experience. Ha!).