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Surviving a party week in Mykonos: 5 + 1 tips & ideas

May 16, 2023

The season has just begun, and the world’s merrymakers are once again rendezvousing in Mykonos – the island that never sleeps. In this sun-kissed Mediterranean shrine of hedonism and glamour, anything goes and nothing is too much. Except when this too much takes its toll on one’s system. Granted, surviving a party week in Mykonos in your 20s seems like a walk in the park. But some of us are not as young as we used to be – or we might be already overworked, stressed and tired. It doesn’t mean that we don’t have the right to party.

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Food | Mykonos

Cycladic Cuisine: What to eat in Mykonos 

March 22, 2023

Greece’s most famous holiday destination has more to offer than dazzling landscapes, pristine beaches and quaint whitewashed architecture. Based on the fruits of the land and the sea, the Cycladic cuisine is in fact a reason to visit in its own right.

Smack in the heart of the Aegean, the Cyclades are a cluster of 33 pearly-white islands that form a circle around Delos, the sacred birthplace of Artemis and Apollo. Their history is long and tumultuous – over the centuries they’ve served as important sea passages and world-famous trade centres; but also pirate dens and Venetian, Frankish and Ottoman annexes. Inhabitants mostly sought their livelihood at sea, either as sailors or as fishermen. This maritime tradition has been responsible for shaping the Cycladic societies and, by extension, Cycladic cuisine, which has also been markedly influenced by the conquerors and the many other foreigners that passed through the islands’ various ports.


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Hotel | Hotel News | Mykonos

The myth of the Semeli Mykonos hotel

February 20, 2023

Named after the mother of the god Dionysus, the Semeli Mykonos hotel blends style with authenticity, bespoke pampering and culinary pleasures to offer its guests a mythical holiday experience.


Tucked in a quiet yet fairly central corner of Chora, a few minutes walk from the action, yet safely removed from the buzz and hubbub, the Semeli Mykonos hotel is a legendary destination in its own right.  


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Holidays | Hotel News | Mykonos

Mykonos holiday in 2023

January 12, 2023

Pristine sandy beaches; iconic sights and attractions including a labyrinth Medieval town and rows of 16th-century windmills overlooking the sparkling blue Aegean Sea; buzzing nightlife and an ultra-sophisticated dining and drinking scene – and that’s just scratching the surface. With so much on offer, your first visit to this shining Cycladic gem is unlikely to be your last. If you haven’t been here yet, why not plan a Mykonos holiday in 2023, to discover what’s it all about for yourselves? 

2022 was the year the world got the hang of travel once again. Like all iconic destinations planet-wide, Mykonos, the fabled Cycladic island in the heart of the Aegean Sea, was packed to capacity with globetrotters who like their getaways with a dose of VIP extravaganza.

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Hotel News | Mykonos

Traditional Cycladic Christmas dishes

December 14, 2022

The 12 days between Christmas Eve and Epiphany have been associated with myriad local customs throughout the Cyclades – and one of their main roles was to strengthen family ties. This is where food enters. The traditional Cycladic Christmas dishes were one of the means through which the locals interpreted the events of the divine birth and the coming of the new year – and the best excuse to gather communities around the dinner table to reaffirm their connections.

Smack in the heart of the Aegean Sea, the Cyclades is not the typical winter wonderland you’d be normally inclined to spend the holiday season in. Yet Christmas and the New Year come with some wonderful age-old (and perhaps somewhat bizarre) traditions in which gastronomy plays a central role. Ever thought of going off the beaten path for the festive season? Here is what you’d be eating in Greece’s pearly-white islands.


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Hotel News | Mykonos

The best-hidden gems in Mykonos

November 22, 2022

Glamorous, excessive and cosmopolitan on the one hand; picturesque, authentic, and almost zen-like on the other. There is certainly more to Mykonos than meets the eye. Take the road less travelled, to discover an array of hidden gems in Mykonos that’ll leave you with fascinating stories to tell.


With mega yachts lining its harbour and a roll call of famous names invading it every year like an army, Mykonos is glitz and glam central. Yet its pristine beauty that first lured the bon-vivants and the jet-setters of the 60s is not altogether lost. There are still some hidden gems in Mykonos where the authentic island spirit remains very much alive and kicking and where the only soundtrack is that of the waves and the seagulls.

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An insider’s guide to Mykonos

October 18, 2022

Summer in Mykonos is all glitz and glam. Life in the winter is lovely – though much more calm and quiet and revolving around still surviving, age-old traditions. And summer and autumn – with the months at either end of both sides of the peak season the best time to visit, if you listen to the cognoscenti. Want more tips and advice about the much-storied island of the winds? Here’s our insider’s guide to Mykonos, so you’ll know what to bring, what to do and when’s the best time to do it on your next visit here! 

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Hotel News | Mykonos

Cycladic Wines

September 27, 2022

“Nothing more excellent or valuable than wine was ever granted by the gods to man.” – Plato.

Ancient Greeks had a deep appreciation of the so-called Nectar of the Gods – and the Cycladiots were no exception. Cycladic wines have a millennial history that puts them in the centre of local folklore, myths, and everyday life. Here’s what you need to know about these flavoursome, mirth-inducing gems.

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Hotel News | Mykonos

The best Mykonos massage

August 23, 2022

Shower yourselves with love at the Semeli Spa with a tailor-designed Mykonos massage 

The ultimate gift any holiday can give is relaxation inside and out – complete body, mind and soul rejuvenation. With a holistic approach to well-being, at the Semeli best luxury hotel in Mykonos Town, we strive to offer you the 5-star treatment in every aspect of your stay. From the first, all-smiles welcome, to the last heartfelt goodbye, our focus is always on making you feel as great as possible. And this includes those nights that too much partying gets the better of you. 

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