Kiki’s – Agios Sostis Beach
It took me many years to finally visit this taverna and beach.
Agios Sostis was brought to my attention years ago by my Greek Australian friend John, who was working in Mykonos at the time, and a few other people in the fashion & magazine industries I met at the hotel I was staying at. Unfortunately, I was too busy recovering from the night before to ever get round to it. When I finally did go, it was well worth the wait!
Kiki’s has been providing simple and delicious traditional Greek food for years and has only recently introduced electricity. It can be a tricky place to locate as there are no signs or telephone numbers. It sits above the perfect Agios Sostis Beach (my favourite beach in Mykonos). Be sure to try the pork chops, am salivating just thinking about it, and go early to avoid the queues. You will need to hire a car or vespa to get there.
It is also a favourite of Conde Nast Traveller
View of Agios Sostis beach from Kiki’s
Be sure to keep your eyes pealed as the rich and famous are often seen swimming at Psarou, eating at Nammos or shopping in the attached Luisa store.
These include Giorgio Armani, Dean and Dan of DSQUARED², Michael Douglas, Catherine Zeta Jones and Elizabeth Hurley to name a few (as well as famous greek singers and actors).
Nammos is home to the launch of Vassili Tsilichristos’ annual CD “Round Trip Mykonos to St.Tropez”. This party generally happens on the last Saturday of July and is filled with Greeks who travel to Mykonos specifically for this weekend/party.
Entrance via private boat, local bus (walk down a steep hill for access to the beach) or drive – prepare to use the valet service and get stuck in heavy traffic.
I was lucky enough to have a unique experience at this party. A friend was travelling the Greek Islands on his family boat and we were invited for pre drinks onboard. Captain Yianni picked us up from the jetty by tender, and took us to the big amazing yacht where we drank vodkas whilst watching the sunset. There are a lot of big yachts parked at Psarou. The one next to us was visiting from Turkey and had their own party onboard. We danced and had shots with them later on at the beach party.
Solymar Restaurant is the place to eat once you have finished swimming at Kalo Livadi beach.
After food and drinks, our friend ended up dancing on the table. This turned out to be one of my best days in Mykonos and my second favourite beach on the island. It is accessible via car.