“It takes a lifetime for someone to discover Greece, but it only takes an instant to fall in love with her”, Henry Miller wrote. The great American author must have been enamored with the history and culture of the place; its traditions, landscapes, sights, smells, and people. All these uniquely Greek traits; which when combined together are especially conducive to a rising global trend: Seeking health care away from home; in those select, privileged locations that amalgamate pristine environments and salubrious lifestyles, with cutting edge medical facilities, highly advanced treatments, and competitive rates. Like the island of the winds. Indeed medical tourism in Mykonos is on the rise and it is here to stay!
Medical tourism in Mykonos: Travelling to the island of the winds for health reasons makes sense in more ways than one.
Endowed with striking natural beauty; rich in ancient monuments and world-class sights; blessed with a sun-kissed, mild Mediterranean climate and a laid-back lifestyle where friends and family take center stage, Greece has it all. No wonder then that it welcomes more than 25 million visitors every year. The lion’s share heads to the Greek islands to experience their bountiful delights. Of course, thanks to its unbeatable combination of Cycladic charm, cosmopolitan aura, and glamorous living standards, Mykonos is one of the most emblematic, most popular, and most visited destinations in the country -if not the world.
But sea-sun-fun and antiquities mix aside, there is another -brand new and very good- reason to come to the island of the winds and it has to do with your health!
Medical tourism in Mykonos is all about blending pure, unadulterated holiday pleasures and pastimes, with the hard necessity of receiving treatment. In view of the inauguration of SEA Dialysis, a pioneering, state-of-the-art dialysis centre near Mykonos Town, in July 2020, medical tourism in Mykonos nowadays appeals to an expanding global audience of forward-thinking patients and their families. After all, who wouldn’t want to get well amidst postcard-pretty settings, while being pampered and cajoled 24/7?
Medical tourism in Mykonos: Why it is a great idea
As more and more people around the globe are realizing that their health and well-being are inextricably linked to the physical and social environments as well as to human behavior, medical tourism in Mykonos (and Greece in general) is rapidly gaining momentum.
Blending the joy of life with cutting edge medical infrastructures, Mykonos is uniquely positioned to accommodate all those seeking medical solutions abroad or wishing to combine their holidays with the long-term treatments they are receiving. Friends and families of chronic patients benefit too, as they are able to spend quality time with their loved ones in one of the world’s most exciting travel destinations.
Designed to enable dialysis patients to enjoy a relaxing and stress-free stay in Mykonos, the center complies with European standards of health and safety while providing quality dialysis services in luxuriously designed modern settings with Aegean Sea vistas. Patients visiting SEA Dialysis for treatment are supervised at all times by the center`s expert nephrologists and experienced nursing team; while to ease communication, a multilingual staff, including English, Italian and Arabic speakers is at their service.
Combining medical tourism in Mykonos with an unforgettable holiday experience at the Semeli best 5 star hotel Mykonos
What’s more, aiming to facilitate a seamless transition between holiday activities in Mykonos and the required dialysis treatments, the center cooperates with several handpicked establishments, like the Semeli Best Hotel in Mykonos.
Tucked in a quiet but central corner of the iconic Chora, the Semeli Luxury Mykonos Hotel provides 5 star accommodation in Mykonos Town and a host of perks designed for easy living: Like a stunning starlit pool or the best spa in Mykonos.
Capitalizing on the special dialysis holiday packages, the centre’s patients and their companions may choose between the Semeli’s luxurious units and start living the Mykonos dream: Blending island charm with modern facilities, all of the Semeli rooms and suites are thoughtfully appointed with state of the art conveniences, chic but comfortable furnishings and original artworks, to offer living in the lap of luxury.
Mykonos is, of course, nothing if not synonymous with the high life. So for a truly authentic, well-rounded experience, the Semeli’s guests have Thioni and Krama, two of the island’s most exclusive restaurants, at their disposal to enjoy from early morning till late at night. They are also very welcomed to relish an expertly curated cocktail-or two- at the Semeli Lobby Lounge Bar: The stomping ground of the smart set, this is one of these “it” places, just perfect for a taste of what the Mykonos hype is all about.
On the other hand, SEA dialysis patients looking for a more economical option -albeit one that doesn’t sacrifice comfort or style- may go for the Mykonos View: Perched on a hill on the edge of the fashionable main town, with mesmerizing vistas over the trademark, sugar cube houses and the sea and the horizon stretching infinitely beyond, this gorgeous Mykonos Town Hotel is fashioned like a traditional Cycladic settlement and equipped with thoroughly modern facilities. Offering top-class hospitality, the latest comforts, and bespoke services, the Mykonos View is the right match for those in search of the real Mykonos experience, without breaking the bank.
In this day and age enhancing a patient’s quality of life is the principal desideratum across the medical field. In this light, those suffering from chronic kidney failure -which in many cases is a very manageable disease- might as well reap the benefits of receiving high-quality treatment in a top-class tourist destination. There is ample evidence to suggest that the psychological rewards of combining therapy with a holiday break are immense. And that’s not to mention the world of good, a dose of great climate, wholesome but delectable food and heartfelt hospitality can do!
Traveling for health reasons, especially in sunny places, has always been a part of human culture. The good news is that with the advent of technology, means and resources this possibility is now more readily available than ever!