When it comes to islands in Greece, the gorgeous Island of the Winds definitely takes the first spot. Mykonos is known as one of the most popular summer destinations in the world. But is Mykonos good for shopping? Will true shopaholics be satisfied with the selection of stores in this small piece of paradise? Let’s see if this is a place where you can shop till you drop.
The gorgeous island of Mykonos is known for its exclusivity, being not only one of the most beautiful destinations in the world but also one of the most expensive ones as well. It’s the go-to spot for many millionaires and celebrities who love spending time on this island because it offers everything you need for a perfect summer vacation – from some of the best beaches and food in the world to designer shops. What more could you ask for?
You can find anything you set your mind on. This island is so dedicated to fashion that it offers unique pieces you can’t find anywhere else. It’s a true paradise for shopaholics, just keep in mind that Greek working hours could be different than what you’re used to. Most shops will have divided working hours, meaning they will be closed for a few hours in the middle of the day, while it’s hottest.
Besides all the luxury shops that carry some of the best and most high-end brands and sought-after collections in the world, The Island of the Winds also offers more affordable options for those who are traveling on a budget. You won’t have any trouble finding smaller, more affordable shops as various street stands and local shops are behind every corner.
For those who love buying luxury items and overspending during their vacation, Nammos Village is a place they shouldn’t skip, with a gorgeous address: on Psarou Beach. The location is great, and the site is beautiful, with classic white buildings in a typical Cycladic architectural style. It’s an open-air shopping space that hosts the most luxurious shops, such as:
If you ever decide to stay in Mykonos, you will have to visit the Old Town. It’s by far the most beautiful place on the island, and once you take a walk along the paved streets filled with whitewashed white and blue stone buildings, you will realize why.
Chora is also filled with beautiful, affordable local shops and street stands that sell everything from great souvenirs to hats, clothing, beach bags, jewelry, and so much more. They are around every corner, so you really can’t miss them, and here are a few of the most popular ones.
The Dew Concept Store is a very interesting place that was founded by two friends. It offers many things from local artists and designers, and here are some things you can buy: clothes, jewelry, bags, shoes, candles, and so much more.
This is a rare local shop in Chora that can be considered expensive. Jardin Boutique offers a great selection of luxury beachwear, and it’s incredibly popular among tourists and locals alike.
One of the most popular spots when it comes to jewelry is Lalaounis Boutique. Even though practically all shops on the island offer jewelry, this store managed to become so popular because of its traditional Greek Goddess designs. So if you’re looking for some great jewelry pieces to take home as a souvenir, definitely visit Lalaounis Boutique.
If you’re looking for some unique furniture pieces to brighten up your home, you have to visit Chora Mykonos. Once you see all the gorgeous furniture they offer, you’ll forget all about clothes and jewelry and spend every cent you have on home decor. Each piece is inspired by the classic Mediterranean style.
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If you had the opportunity to visit only one shop while you’re visiting Mykonos, it should definitely be Scorpios Bazaar. The shop is a wonderful experience in itself, even if you don’t have a cent to spend. Scorpios Bazaar is located close to Paraga, and it best reflects the traditional Mediterranean style of Greece, the whole shop looks like it took place in Greek mythology.
Everything is made out of natural, organic materials, and they offer a wide range of products, from all the clothes your heart desires to beautiful jewelry, art, pottery, and even homeware pieces. The only thing to keep in mind is that this store isn’t open throughout the entire year, only in the warmer months, from May to September, so if your travel plans match this window of time, you have to visit this wonderful attraction.
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Before you start writing your list of things to buy, you need to find proper accommodation if you want to shop till you drop on The Island of the Winds this summer. The best decision you could make if you really want to treat yourself to a perfect vacation is to book one of the private villas in Mykonos. So, contact The Ace VIP and choose one of our many gorgeous Mykonos luxury villas.
That way, a good time is guaranteed – not only will you have the best view of the sunset, but you will also have a Mykonos concierge available to you at any time to help you carry your shopping bags, as well as all the amenities you could ever wish for. Rent a car if you want a quicker and more efficient way to get to all the shops, and if you want to treat yourself to more than a day of shopping, get a Mykonos yacht rental and see Greece from a different perspective – right from the Aegean Sea.