Mykonos

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Mykonos

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The beloved island of celebrities

Cavo Tagoo Boutique Hotel

Situated above a cliff, the five star Cavo Tagoo hotel is a luxurious estabishment with fantastic views of the Aegean sea and the island of Delos in the distance. Constructed in harmony with the beautiful natural location and in keeping with the traditional architecture of the island…
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Greco Philia Suites and Villas

This beautiful collection of eco-friendly suites is situated perfectly overlooking the bay of Cavo Elia. Perched on the low cliffs, the raw stone walls and white borders of the Greco Philia Suites & Villas blend in perfectly with the rocky surrounds of the terrain and are punctuated by vibrant geranium plants…
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Grecotel Mykonos Blu Hotel

The Grecotel Mykonos Blu is ideal for those who need to totally relax during the day in order to enjoy the pulsing nightlife of Mykonos or romantic evenings under the Mediterranean stars.
Unlike other Grecotel, the sports and animation programs are limited.
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Kivotos Club Deluxe Hotel

Champagne glass upon guest’s arrival, complimentary roundtrip shuttle service by hotel’s VIP car from the hotel to the airport, port upon arrival and departure, twice daily maid service, laundry and dry-cleaning services, internet cafe, traditional chapel for wedding ceremonies, conference…
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Mykonos is found at the centre of the Cycladic Islands, between Naxos and Tinos. The renowned tourist destination of Mykonos attracts native Greeks and thousands of visitors from further a field. In Mykonos during July and August the population of Mykonos swells substantially. One has the feeling of sitting in an affluent Athenian suburb. The Greeks have always held Mykonos in high esteem, it is their St Tropez.

The island of Mykonos has created a tourist infrastructure which has drawn visitors from as early as the 1960s. During this time Mykonos was Onassis’ playground, Jackie O and her iconic sunglasses sealed the islands fate as the place to be seen, the chosen setting for the wealthy and well heeled. The souvenir shops of Mykonos are first class. Miniature elfin doorways hide a myriad of stylish boutiques. The indigenous artists and jewelers of Mykonos have a trinket, figurine or canvas to suit every taste, but not necessarily pocket!

On Mykonos it’s quite common for the revellers to continue their mirthful celebrations well into the daybreak, competing with the crowing roosters. On Mykonos the carousing throngs are well catered for and the beach bars and clubs keep them amused throughout the day and night with hip music, exotic cocktails and uproarious entertainment.

On Mykonos the budget traveler can derive just as much pleasure from observing the high jinks. The Paparatsi refer to Mykonos as “Celebrity Love Island”. Unusually this hedonistic lifestyle on Mykonos doesn’t seem to detract or blight the extraordinary picturesque architecture and idyllic quality characteristic of Mykonos and the Cycladic islands.

Easter on Mykonos is enchanting; the summer influx of visitors is absent. At this time of year the accommodation on Mykonos is readily available and affordable. After the 40 days of fasting synonymous of the Orthodox and Christian faiths.

At midnight in Mykonos , on Holy Saturday in Mykonos , there is a lot of Greek bonhomie as they tuck into dishes prepared from the fattened up goats, which incidentally bear little resemblance to the poor specimens offered in the westernised supermarket chains. On Mykonos the Greek goats are perky, bright eyed creatures and have gloriously sleek coats.

After the feasting the small maze like pathways of Hora in Mykonos are luminescent with candlelight, as every single man, woman and child carries an individually hand crafted candle made in Mykonos. This vision is enhanced with a religious procession, this apparition is truly mesmerizing.

For those looking for remote seclusion in Mykonos a trip to Delos to visit the ruins is the place to go. According to Greek mythology, Apollo and Artemis were born here. From Mykonos Delos is very close and daily trips are available to visit the glorious and sacred buildings, they are found in the interior of this small island, known for its history and antiquity. And for more culture on the island of Mykonos there is an archaeological museum with a variety of superb maritime exhibits to behold.

The emblematic windmills of Mykonos in Hora are a major attraction. The traditional whitewashed sugar cube houses with their minimalistic simplicity makes this enclave a joy to wander around. Hora, Mykonos’s only town with its quintessential blue-painted windows and balconies crammed with burgeoning pots of bright scented geraniums makes a great place to while away the time.

On Mykonos enjoy the view of ostentatious cruise ships and dozens of pleasure boats painted cerulean blue. If you’re lucky a large and unusually coloured pink pelican may come and enjoy the view with you in Mykonos. Once encountered many visitors return to Mykonos, for all it’s bustle it still retains an inimitable charm.