On the Mediterranean islands of Mykonos, Ibiza and Sardinia, summer is the season of big flashy yachts, designer bikinis and jewel-encrusted flip-flops. It's also the season when restaurants, hotels and villas fill up with bronzed jet-setters—from Jackie O. and Sophia Loren in years past to Jade Jagger, Elle Macpherson, Hugh Grant and Jean-Paul Gaultier today. To get the scoop on where the chic crowd will be eating, staying and hanging out this summer, F&W asked insiders on each island for their favorite destinations.
This island in Greece's Cyclades gained fame in the late 1960s, when Aristotle and Jackie Onassis made frequent stops on their yacht. Since then, the island's distinct bright-white buildings and mazelike alleyways have drawn fashion and entertainment celebs—Jean-Paul Gaultier, Gianfranco Ferre, Sean "Diddy" Combs. To get a list of places to go, friends often call Orsalia Parthenis, the 34-year-old designer of the Greek fashion label Parthenis (orsalia-parthenis.gr), who has a shop and a home on the island. Here, her current favorites, and other great finds.