7 Reasons to visit Mykonos this European summer
The Island of the Winds, as the Greek jewel of Mykonos is known, is one of those places that not only has a reputation for high-style and even higher hedonistic pursuits but also lives up to them. Here amongst iconic windmills, white sugar-cube houses, and eyeliners of endless blue, the famous Greek island offers up amazing luxury hotels, award-winning restaurants, bars, and beautiful beaches. It’s not difficult to see why Mykonos is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Greek Islands (Read Lux Nomade’s Ultimate Mykonos Guide). And, here are seven reasons to visit Mykonos this European summer…
Occupying the most sought-after locations in Mykonos – from cliffside to seaside to lively Mykonos Town – the 11 boutique properties in the Myconian Collection portfolio are renowned for their meticulous attention to detail, and the founding family’s enduring commitment to stellar service and surpassing expectations. From spacious suites with private infinity pools and outdoor jacuzzis to indulgent spa treatments, cutting-edge contemporary design, and some of the most spectacular restaurants on the island, this is the stuff Greek island dreams are made of.
1. PRIVATE YACHT CHARTERS
Explore the hidden gems along Mykonos’ captivating coastline and swim in crystal clear waters whilst enjoying the attentive service of professional staff on a picture-perfect private yacht cruise. Just ask the Myconian Collection hotel concierge to customise an all-day adventure, sunset sailing, or historic guided excursion to explore the ancient World Heritage-listed ruins on the island of Delos…then kick back and relax with cocktail and calamari in hand.
2. EXCLUSIVE HELICOPTER TOURS
There’s nothing quite like soaring over the magnificent Myconian landscape, azure Aegean Sea and nearby islands in a helicopter, and the concierge at every Myconian Collection hotel can help plan the most exhilarating itinerary to see it all in serious style. Tours take flight from the exclusive helipads at several Myconian Collection properties, including The Villa Collection, Panoptis Escape and Myconian Royal.
3. NEXT-LEVEL WELLNESS
Designed to refresh and rejuvenate mind, body and soul, the Myconian Collection Spa Centres have been conceived to deliver an exquisite journey into personal well-being, inspired by health and rejuvenation rituals rooted in Greek antiquity. The properties’ invigorating thalassotherapy pools draw upon the Greek word for ‘sea’ – ‘Thalassa’ – which Greek culture has considered an eternal life force with curative properties since the time of Hippocrates. The island’s ionised sea air, salt water and dazzling Aegean sun provide the ideal backdrop for the innovative techniques used by the Myconian Collection’s expert spa therapists, ensuring guests return home feeling and looking, fabulous.
4. INSTA-WORTHY INFINITY POOLS
Swimming in an infinity pool overlooking some of the most glorious views in Mykonos is a spiritual experience, as the endless blue of the water becomes one with the sky above and sea below. Myconian Collection guests enjoy reciprocal rights across the entire portfolio of 11 designer hotels dotted across Mykonos, ensuring there is always an immaculate new infinity pool, and charming poolside restaurants and bars, to enjoy. Several of the group’s hotels and resorts also offer accommodation options including private infinity pools for the ultimate indulgence – and no need to share.
5. PERSONAL CHEFS & PRIVATE DINING
From unforgettable private dining at some of the island’s most cultivated tables to special off-menu meals or romantic in-villa dining, Myconian Collection guests enjoy exceptional local produce including hand-reared lamb from the founding family’s farm and octopus caught exclusively by one of the island’s most accomplished fishermen, as well as the services of a personal Chef and team. On-site services also include fresh groceries delivered daily, a unique selection of coffees and teas, fully catered parties and events, and poolside lunches or chef-served breakfasts in the privacy of a guest’s own suite or villa.
6. SOMMELIER-LED WINE TOURS & TASTINGS
When it comes to winemaking, Greece has millennia of history, and Myconian Collection guests enjoy a unique opportunity to join curated and personalised wine-tasting experiences delving into the art of the vine…and wine. From touring local vineyards and winemaking facilities to attending elegant private wine tastings across the island, each journey is guided by expert sommeliers, with tastings paired with fresh local fruit and cheese.
7. CONCIERGE SERVICES
To ensure every guest makes the most of their memorable Mykonos getaway, the discreet, knowledgeable on-site concierge team is always on hand to make personalised recommendations, assist with reservations, book private excursions or curate one-of-a-kind experiences to make each island escape unforgettable. On-site concierge services include expert butlers, airport transfers, welcome refreshments, valet parking, in-villa health and beauty treatments, doctor-on-call services, babysitting, floral arrangements, and event coordination.
For more information and bookings visit www.myconiancollection.gr