Mykonos is two faced, but unlike Jekyll and Hyde, both of its personalities are equally enchanting. Picture on the one hand, a sexy, fun, happy go lucky debutante; and a woman of a certain age on the other; whose beauty, poise and elegance, only rivals her wisdom.
The summer, frenzied Mykonos, is like a playground of the world’s bold and beautiful; it’s autumn and winter heart, a completely different story, with everything winding down and locals reclaiming their age old customs and traditions. In fact despite its phenomenal touristic development -once it became in the early sixties the alluring, whitewashed, paradise lost of the uber wealthy- Mykonos largely remains true to it’s spirit, heritage and culture.
This means that during the off season, (the significantly fewer, but equally lucky) visitors have the opportunity to enjoy a unique, 5 star Mykonos experience, albeit different from what is customary and expected: So they may relish a remarkably serene, pristinely beautiful scenery, discover abandoned beaches, visit ancient monasteries and ruins, go hiking, or on walking tours, and perhaps most importantly, partake in the local life; for Mykonians are a truly hospitable lot, eager and willing to open their homes-and hearts- to complete strangers. And all that whilst revelling in premium, 5 star Mykonos services-this is the glam queen of the Mediterranean after all, no matter the season!
Semeli 5 star Mykonos hotel: The cognoscetis’ choice
So why not follow the lead of the island’s cognoscenti and book an Autumn holiday at Semeli? Tucked in a quiet yet fairly central corner of Chora, a few minutes walk from all the famous sights -the emblematic Mykonian windmills and photogenic Little Venice– it is the only 5 star Mykonos hotel in town. No wonder the premier choice of those in the know, Semeli dazzles with its effortlessly chic aesthetic and cool, laid back aura. Here the trademark cycladic minimalism is blended with designer furniture and the latest amenities: All rooms and suites feature flat-screen TVs, free and fast wifi, a balcony or terrace, double glazing (welcomed in a chilly autumn evening!) and exposed original features like beam ceilings and arches. Bathrooms are Philippe Starck-designed, with butler sinks and rain showers, and naturally lit via translucent panels; while some superior rooms also boast outdoor mini-spa-tubs. Sleek design meets state of the art conveniences at Semeli’s units, to create a home away from home effect.
In fact it is this distinct, stress free, welcoming atmosphere, and personalized 5 star Mykonos services that make Semeli truly stand out.
One example of the pampering that awaits guests at Semeli, is the AQUASPA, with its vast array of rejuvenating therapies and treatments; while the easy living theme is completed with the culinary delights of the onsite Thioni restaurant, as well as the signature cocktails of the Semeli lounge lobby bar.
A novel 5 star Mykonos experience
A most memorable, perfectly indulgent stay is what Semeli promises and delivers, at any time of the year. Yet to keep up with the zeitgeist the hotel constantly strives to reinvent itself-and its offerings. This means that come next season, many exciting surprises are in store for its guests. Stay tuned to find out more about the ultimate, novel 5 star Mykonos experience that is being concocted at Semeli!