Time to get serious. These best kept secrets in Mykonos won’t keep you away from the island for long.

Food: Kiki’s Tavern

Where: Agios Sostis beach

Why you shouldn’t miss it: Would you want to miss the good old traditional Mykonos experience?

What to expect: A magical little place that has not been altered to suit tourist expectations; a few tables, a few dishes (steak, fish, grilled potatoes, salads), the big blue in front of you.

What not to expect: A noisy crowd and pretentious cuisine.

What you need to know: Opens around 1p.m., closes at sunset.

Swimming: Tigani beach

Where: Tigani beach

Why you shouldn’t miss it: It’s one of the most beautiful secluded beaches in Mykonos.

What to expect: Meditation to the sound of waves, privacy, romantic scenery.

What not to expect: Noise, beach chairs, beach bar.

What you need to know: You need either a jeep, a 4×4 bike, or a willingness to walk on a 2 km dirt road to get there. Good things come hard!

View: Armenistis Lighthouse

Where: Cape Armenistis  

Why you shouldn’t miss it: On a clear day you feel you’re at the top of the world; you can see everything, including Tinos and Ikaria islands!  

What to expect: A 19 meters tall lighthouse built in 1891, with a beautiful octagonal tower. An incredible view, even on not-so-clear days. A unique, rugged landscape.

What not to expect: To regret going there.

What you need to know: To visit the Lighthouse, you need to take the road from Agios Stefanos.

Drinks: 180º SunsetBar

Where: Castle Panigirakis

Why you shouldn’t miss it: There aren’t that many places on earth to offer the priceless combination of great service and unbelievable view.

What to expect: The most hauntingly delicious cocktails, top Greek & international wines, or even a glass of champagne to celebrate the splendid view of the town and sunset.

What not to expect: To not be utterly seduced.

What you need to know: Park at the AB market and walk to the castle, the view when you reach 180 is totally worth it.

Experience: Grape Harvest Festival at Boni’s Windmill

Where: Boni’s Windmill

Why you shouldn’t miss it: You’ll have the chance to experience a grape harvest and taste amazing local food and wine.

What to expect: Cheerful atmosphere, local music, folk dancing, storytellers narrating real Mykonos stories and legends.

What not to expect: To get bored.

What you need to know: The festival takes place on the second Sunday in September.