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.
With boutique hotels, luxury villas and label-laden shops, Mykonos is now one of the glitziest, most renowned tourist destinations in the Mediterranean; in fact Greece’s answer to St-Tropez and Ibiza.
At the heart of this opulent, privileged world stands the Semeli hotel. As the jet-setter’s premier choice for absolute exclusivity and privacy, it is a top luxury accommodation in Mykonos– the poshest of Greek islands– featuring bespoke, attentive service, a striking freshwater pool, a rejuvenating spa, as well as one of Greece’s award-winning restaurants and a world class cocktail bar.
The Semeli hotel is perched on a slight slope affording its guests a beautiful view of the island’s trademark, whitewashed, cube houses, its rocky, wild landscape and the Aegean sea beyond. Tucked in a quiet yet fairly central corner of Mykonos Town – the island’s main hub for nightlife, shopping and sightseeing – the hotel is within a mere minutes walking distance to sights such as the Mykonian Windmills and quaint Little Venice where all action peaks and where the world’s beau monde dance their nights away.
Spend some pampered, care free days at the Semeli Luxury Accommodation in Mykonos
Effortless elegance coupled with cool vibes set the tone at the Semeli luxury accommodation in Mykonos. To keep up with the zeitgeist, the hotel’s rooms and suites have been recently renovated. All feature flat-screen TVs, free and fast wifi, a balcony or terrace, double glazing (welcomed in chilly early spring or autumn!) 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 this is where the real strength of the Semeli luxury accommodation in Mykonos lies: In its distinct brand of hospitality, made possible thanks to the efforts of its highly efficient, cordial and gregarious staff who are willing to go the extra mile to ensure that their guests’ desires are perfectly satisfied. This is what has won over the hearts of the most discerning travellers and is in effect the reason why they keep coming back, year after year.
Of course, designed as they are for complete mind and body rejuvenation, the vast array of therapies and treatments offered at the AQUASPA of the Semeli luxury accommodation in Mykonos, also help. Then there is the matter of superb food and drink at the Semeli luxury accommodation in Mykonos, which completes the picture of easy living.
Sophisticated and chic, the onsite Thioni restaurant serves nouvelle Mediterranean and Greek dishes, signed by acclaimed chef Nikos Palantzas. His is a cuisine that’s inspired, yet unpretentious; prepared with the freshest locally sourced ingredients, respectful of tradition and with an eye to the future. Palantza’s signature creations and the restaurant’s delightful settings, act in effect as a magnet to the island’s gourmands. Thioni is actually considered as one of the best fine dining restaurants in Mykonos-not an inconsiderable feat!
Equally renowned is the lounge lobby bar, which, with its inspirational cocktails and happy go lucky vibes has become a preferred stamping ground of Mykonos’ smart set, for a pre dinner drink or a nightcap. So expect to rub shoulders with the island’s beautiful people before hitting town and the rest of the Semeli group’s bars and clubs. After all, a visit to Semeli the Bar, Bao’s Cocktail bar, Toy Room and Mykonos Bar, is simply a must, if you are looking for a hands on Mykonos experience!