Mykonos Areas | Megali Ammos
Megali Ammos is just 2 km from Mykonos Town and Little Venice - her name means “Large Sand”, and it is quite an understatement. Her vistas of golden sands and azure waters “forged” the reputation that brought the first tourists to the island, building the legacy of eternal summertime Mykonos. The name of the village originated from the sand that reached the base of the hills, before even the roads were built. It is a beach without umbrellas and sunbeds, due to the fact that there are very strong northerly winds, making her suitable for windsurfing, sea sports of every variety, as well as scuba diving.
In Megali Ammos you will encounter a great deal of small local restaurants and picturesque, cute coffee shops at the edge of the sea. Enjoy fresh, delicious octopus soaked in vinegar and wash it down with amber wine. The beach herself is an excellent place to take a quiet stroll away from the crowds - if you're into the zephyrs and windy climates, of course - while gazing at the sunset. Historically, in times of war, this beach had been used to bring essential goods from other islands to the black market, and one such story speaks about the ghost of a pirate named Kapetanakis, whose spirit haunted the beach. But fear not, the story was made up to keep the locals off the beach at night so the goods could be unloaded from the boats - you are totally safe!
Where to stay
Megali Ammos is home to many spacious and well-kept resorts of all sorts, from the on-beach rooms to illustrious hotels. Villa Philippa slides juuust between these two categories, as this five-star luxury resort accommodates up to 10 people in five separate bedroom areas, enclosing inside its whitewashed vernacular architecture lavishly decorated interiors resplendent with handmade furniture and hand-picked natural dioramas.
Where to eat
Gastronomy Project is one of the (if not the) most sought-after reservations-only haute cuisine Mykonos restaurant - here, you will sample finger food and confections prepared with the utmost care by a team of expert chefs who are masters of their craft. Pairing the creative dishes of Gastronomy Project with a fine red or a rich white is a surefire way to enjoy your day (or night). In the mood for something a bit more…savory? Then set sail for Barbarossa Restaurant Mykonos, a complete culinary experience that specializes in seafood and marine dishes, while still retaining a diverse and ever expanding wine selection. Try the vinegar marinated octopus and the king lobster, while partaking in the complimentary baked bread.
Where to have fun
Nightlife near Megali Ammos is flourishing, a night’s end is much like the concept of beauty: it’s in the eye of the beholder. The Garden Sea View Lounge provides an excellent example of a perfect mix between zen vibes, mainstream music, tasteful mixology menus and appetizers to “die for”. Frame all of these elements in a breathtaking landscape and you have Garden Sea View. For non-stop fun, an extremely hospitable environment and a diverse selection of “fire” cocktails, visit Lola Bar.