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.
Days are getting longer; almond trees are starting to bloom…Despite the bitter cold, the tell tale signs are there-and they are infallible. Spring is on its way; and this means that a new, glorious season is about to open in our beloved island of the winds. A key, historic, and most importantly, timeless player in this contemporary Mecca of the good life, Semeli luxury boutique hotel Mykonos never rests in its laurels. In fact this is the secret of its success. For it is our unfaltering determination to constantly outdo ourselves; to always keep up with the zeitgeist-and why not even be ahead of the spirit of the times, for that matter- and to carefully listen to our guests’ demands, imperatives and wishes, that makes Semeli luxury boutique hotel Mykonos truly stand out. And that’s not a small feat in an island abound with posh, opulent and rather striking accommodation options!
On my first visit to Mykonos last year I found it an island full of contrasts. The 5 star Mykonos glitz and glam shops, buzzing vibrant bars and nightlife then the traditional picture postcard whitewashed houses, iconic windmills, narrow pedestrian streets bedecked with bougainvillea and stunning scenery. Add a sky that glows with a fiery intensity as the sun sinks from heaven to meet a sea which during the day sparkles like it’s made of thousands of stars. Mykonos is something else!
Mykonos is world famous as a round-the-clock-party, glorious summer destination. But this doesn’t mean that life here, stops during the winter. Granted you’ll not find the intense, frenzied action of the busy season, but you’ll be bountifully rewarded by a serene, calm, much more esoteric (and in many respects more interesting) vibe; and that’s not to mention a striking winter scenery: Picture long, empty stretches of sand against the windy, blue seas; by now, verdant, rolling hills and a spectacular play of hide and seek between clouds and the cerulean sky.
The ultimate choice of jetsetters, A-listers, movie stars, mega tycoons and European royalty, Mykonos is the quintessential “It” destination of the Aegean.
A true 5star hotel Mykonos experience
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.
Unbeknownst to most, but commonly acknowledged between those in the know, September is perhaps the best time of the year to enjoy Mykonos. The weather is still pleasantly hot, as the Meltemi Northern winds that plague the island in August, have by now ceased; shops, clubs and restaurants remain open and, most importantly, the crowds are gone. And it gets even better: locals, less pressurized at this time of year, are here to wholeheartedly welcome you and offer you an unforgettable experience.
Once among the poorest, most barren Greek islands, Mykonos – starting in the late 1950s – reinvented itself as a bohemian mecca; an elite playground for the world’s rich and famous.