Enjoying the sunset (and trying not to get wind-swept into the ocean) in Agio Ioannis, Mykonos.
Choosing an area to stay as your home base in Mykonos is tough!
With so many special sights all around the island, there’s just too much choice. Many travelers gravitate towards Mykonos town or Paradise Beach for the proximity to the clubs, restaurants, and long stretches of white sandy beach.
I’m more of a nature girl, though, so I wanted more rustic and less touristy.
We ended up in Agio Ioannis, an easy 15 minute bus ride outside town at the Lithos Hotel. In fact, the bus stopped right outside our hotel, which made getting around super convenient and cheap.
Surprise to me, this beach was the location of the hilarious movie Shirley Valentine (Have you seen it? Oh, it’s the best woman empowering movie ever!) Randomly, it’s also where Lindsay Lohan celebrated her Birthday this year at the same time we were there. People were talking about it, but no Lindsay sighting for us…
Right outside the hotel was a long windy path along the ocean leading to a hidden cove. It passed by cactus, flowering trees, an old white church with bright blue shutters, wild brush, dramatic rock formations, and the most charming homes.
The best part was this isolated beach at the end of the path.
While white seems to be the outfit color of choice for many people in Santorini, color just made more sense here in Mykonos.
This bright sundress from Donna Ricco is one of my all time favorites. I bought it from Nordstrom a while back without knowing anything about the brand.
Then I happened to see Donna Ricco herself on QVC talking about her design philosophy and she totally won me over. Rather than trends, she’s focused on helping women feel great in comfortable and flattering clothing for all body types and bringing out their best.
This dress isn’t available now, but Nordstrom always sells a selection of Donna Ricco designs (some seasonal lines are bigger than others), which I recommend for the quality and fit.