Aristotle Onassis, Maria Callas, Jackie Kennedy, Sophia Loren, Brigitte Bardot, Grace Kelly, Leonardo Dicaprio, Paris Hilton, Gerald Butler, Adriana Lima…Name dropping is the easiest thing to do when referring to Mykonos. For ever since the ‘60’s, when the aforementioned Greek shipping tycoon rocked up on his megayacht along with his opera diva, everybody who’s anybody, has holidayed at least once in the notorious island of winds.
White washed cube houses built next to and on top of one another, iconic windmills, red and blue church domes, vivid, almost fluorescent flowers everywhere. Endless, sandy beaches, classy boutiques and some of the world’s most famed bars, clubs and restaurants.
The 14th of February marks the celebration of Saint Valentine’s Day. This is a day popularly dedicated to lovers and to love, since according to tradition and myth, Valentine is the Patron Saint of couples. But who was Saint Valentine?
In the heart of Mykonos town on the stunning cosmopolitan ‘island of the winds’ is a very special 5 star hotel. A shining gem that stands out above all other premium hotels on the island, offering the ultimate luxury hotel experience to its treasured guests. But just what makes Semeli Hotel the best hotel in Mykonos? Read our blog post to find out why Semeli Hotel is the ultimate choice for your luxury holidays in Mykonos…
When you close your eyes and think of Mykonos you probably imagine your favourite summer party island. Long, hot days on the beach at your favourite beach bar, and even longer evenings and nights at some of the best restaurants, bars and clubs in the Mediterranean. This is the Mykonos we all know and love. But, there is more to this magical island than meets the eye, and a whole new Mykonos to discover with a winter holiday in Mykonos.
BAO’s Cocktail Bar is the latest opening from the Semeli Group. BAO’S is located in Little Venice with its amazing views and is here to dominated the sundowner cocktail hour in Mykonos from 6pm onwards. What better than enjoy a frozen Mango Dazzle when coming back from the beach or having one because you just fancy it! And that’s one of the many signature cocktails to be had at BAO’S!
A trip to Mykonos is not complete without a visit to the sacred island of Delos. As legend has it, it was the birthplace of the twin gods Apollo (god of light, music & the arts) and the goddess Artemis or Diane (goddess of hunting, protector ofwildlife) as she was referred to during Roman times. Their mother Leto, one of the many Zeus’s girlfriends hunted by his jealous wife Hera found sanctuary on Delos and gave birth to the twins.
Mykonos, besides its wild nightlife, the local delicacies, and the local attractions is also well-known for its shops that sell souvenirs, clothes and jewellery. Especially at Matogianni Street which is the main shopping street of Mykonos, you can find exquisite jewellery shops inspired by the ancient antiquity, high end boutique shops and top designers’ shops. Also bear in mind that most of the shops close from about 2 to about 6 pm and then they are all open until just after midnight. – See more at:
Mykonos is not only popular for its vivid nightlife but it is an ideal opportunity a different aspect, less known angle of the island and these are the churches in Mykonos. Their total number is over 600 throughout the island.
Mykonos, apart from its wild nightlife, is less known about its kitchen… however it’s time for you to get acquainted with the local delicacies that will give you one extra reason to (re)visit Mykonos! Without any further ado, these are some of the local specialties that will take you to a gastronomic journey without precedent…