Charismatic, lavish, extravagant and for these traits, world famous, Mykonos showcases the best of what life has to offer. Superb, Michelin worthy even, food and drinks, included. Yet though the island sports a host of premium establishments with french, italian, sushi, and everything in between (indeed fusion in Mykonos is very much in vogue!); on the other hand it displays a peculiar lack of truly notable Greek gastronomic creations: The kind that are aligned with the times, though representative of the country’s remarkable culinary tradition; thoroughly mouthwatering and impossible to forget.
Opulent and sophisticated, Mykonos, the Aegean’s Grand Dame, offers the very best of what life has to give: A striking scenery, uber glamorous establishments and the white glove treatment in every aspect of your stay. But not all that shines is actually gold. The island’s rise to stardom has brought about a proliferation of watered down, unsavory even, imitations of the real deal. To save yourselves from disappointment; and to optimize your experience on the island of the winds here is why you should choose the Semeli luxury boutique hotel Mykonos as your base:
Tired of the grey skies and the cold bleak weather? Thank god, spring is now in the air. Why not get rid of these winter blues with a mini spring break at the Semeli luxury boutique hotel Mykonos? After all you’ve got a wealth of good reasons for visiting the island of the winds in the springtime.
Read on for why you should opt for a sneak holiday preview at the Semeli luxury boutique hotel Mykonos, at this time of the year.
You will (most likely) not go to Mykonos for peace and quiet. You will go to this world class Mecca of cosmopolitanism, to see and to be seen; to eat in gourmet restaurants like Thioni and Krama; to chill out at stylishly opulent hotels like the Semeli; shop designer clothes at 2:00 in the morning; sip champagne concoctions at Little Venice’s Semeli the Bar; rub shoulders with the glitterati at Bao’s; go clubbing until dawn at Toy Room and then continue to party on the beach.
The sun is shining bright in the cloudless, cerulean sky. The sea is glistening against the whitewashed, sugar cube houses of the iconic old town, with the blue domed churches and maze-like alleys dotted with multi colored bougainvillea. After feasting like an Emperor for breakfast, on a glorious afternoon, you decide to head for the beach. There are so many -more than 20 in fact- to choose from. All pristinely beautiful, with golden sand and crystal clear, turquoise waters.
Mythology connects Mykonos and Mykonians to Dionysus: god of wine, joy and mischief. It is no wonder. Present since antiquity, this bacchanalian spirit has survived over the eons and is still going-very- strong: Contemporary Mykonos is all about celebrating life; and this is manifested in a multiplicity of ways: More than 70 traditional feasts throughout the year- which are in fact no less than zestful Dionysian affairs. And that’s not to mention the legendary Mykonian parties, with world class DJ’ s, glamour, sophistication and tons of fun; whether in private villas, iconic bars or historic clubs.
Ever since it was discovered from the bohemian bourgeois and the aesthetes of the 60’s, Mykonos became synonymous with the good life: Hedonism, glamour and pleasure in all shapes, sizes and forms. Nowadays it’s is the Mediterranean’s quintessential trendsetter in fashion, music and design- and that’s not to mention clubbing. In fact Mykonos nightlife is amongst the most deliciously outrageous; open minded and forward thinking in the planet. And it is this distinct, vibrant Mykonian vibe-joie de vivre, if you will-that to all of us at the Semeli group, serves as the greatest source of inspiration: Actually the driving force that propels us to constantly engage in fresh and exciting projects. Our latest undertaking is none other than “The Secret of Bao’s”; a just launched, super elite, micro club, which is destined to become a favorite of the jet setters; and a legend of Mykonos nightlife.
Mykonos became synonymous with partying; and its nightlife acquired legendary status ever since the 60’s and the 70’s; when Onassis, Jackie, Brigitte Bardot, princess Soraya and their cronies, started roaming the maze like streets of Chora in search of pure, unadulterated fun.
Krama means amalgam in ancient Greek. By default any mix needs measure and balance if it is to be harmonious-or in this case delectable. The just launched homonymous restaurant at the newly revamped Semeli luxury boutique Hotel in Mykonos, offers a novel, Greek fine dining experience; signed by acclaimed chef Chrysanthos Karamolegos.
Sure, Mykonos is everybody’s who is anybody favorite playground around the world. Yet despite being such an esthete, cosmopolitan destination, the island of the winds retains its unique identity and keeps its time honored customs and traditions. Mykonians are of course descendants of Dionysus, god of wine and merrymaking. Which means that periods of devoutness and restrain are followed by great feasts. This is perhaps most gloriously manifested during the Easter.