Mykonos: Relax, Refresh & Re-charge

Matthew shares his favourite snaps and tips from his annual trip...
Matthew Williamson  
15th August 2013

Room with a view at the Belvedere Hotel

The island of Mykonos has become an old friend; reliable, fun and trustworthy. My week visit each August has become a tradition for the last 8 years. My younger self swore I would always journey to a new destination each holiday and not do as my parents did when I was a child- visiting the sample place year in, year out. I am slowly turning into them I guess.

I always go with a group of friends who I’ve known for years. We get on so well it really does feel a bit like a family holiday. 3.5 hours away with almost guaranteed sun in the summer. I love the convivial town atmosphere and have now become so familiar with the streets peppered with some of the best restaurants I’ve eaten in and cute shops filled to the brim with shine and sparkle to satisfy my magpie eye. The nightlife is also a highlight from romantic sundowners at Cavo Tagoo, to drag queen shows at Elisium Hotel – there’s something for everyone.”

Originally published on Follow Matthew on Instagram to keep up with his daily inspirations and travels.

“Forget your preconceptions, whatever they may be and give it a go. If it’s not for you a short boat ride will take you to other amazing islands where you are bound to find your piece of paradise.”
Bougainvillea canopy
What’s not to love about a bougainvillea canopy?
Olivia Palermo with Matthew in Mykonos
Mojitos at the harbour with Olivia
Chantal Kerzner
Chantal channels a bird of paradise
Neon nights, Mykonos
Sundowners at the neon pool. Cavo Tagoo Hotel.

To Top