Everybody knows -and loves- Mykonos for its misbehaving, daintily clad celebrities and uber glamorous, marathon parties. Yet at the end of the peak season, mega-yachts, jet-setters and superstar DJs alike, take off to chase the sun in other parts of the planet. As temperatures cool, everything starts winding down too on the island of the winds. Yet very few are aware of the fact that Mykonos is much more than the surplus value that the A-listers -and their shenanigans– generate with their annual summer visits.
Paparazzi hunts and champagne baths at beach bars might have ceased by now, but Mykonos in October boasts a wealth of charms, only the lucky few are aware of.
So is it a good idea to visit Mykonos in October? Categorically yes and here’s a couple of reasons why:
Enjoy Mykonos in October in one of the best Mykonos island hotels
Mykonos in October experiences the Cycladic version of an Indian summer: The strong northern meltemia which mercilessly blow throughout July and August customarily ease by this time. So you won’t be hearing deep house blasting from every corner but you’ll also won’t have your ears deafened (nor hairstyle ruined!) by the gusts. With average highs around 25°C, generally clear skies and still warm waters, the weather is balmy- it shows “kindness” as the locals say: Great for exploring sans the heat and the crowds; pleasant even for swimming; ideal for working on your tan -or your bikini body, alfresco- without getting scorched from the sun.
With the summer tourist hordes gone, Mykonos in October allows you to see a different side, away from the predictable and popular: Deserted blue and gold beaches; a Medieval whitewashed town with labyrinth alleys and sugar cube houses; a host of impossibly cute thatched windmills and hundreds of red-roofed chapels; remarkable antique monasteries and world-class monuments: A mosaic of pristine, one of a kind images that get lost amidst the buzz and hubbub of the peak season. Which, along with the kind-hearted, free-spirited locals, were the reason why the globe-trotting elite fell in love with Mykonos in the first place, back in the ’60s.
Set about exploring ancient sights -like Delos, antiquity’s most important and religious center- visit top-notch museums, go hiking, or on cycling and walking tours, partake in the local life, customs and cadences. In other words, come to Mykonos in October to get immersed in the island’s less known, albeit more authentic side. What’s more, keep in mind that off-season or not you’ll still get the red carpet treatment. And at considerably friendlier prices, at that!
Get spoiled like royalty at the Semeli, one of the greatest Mykonos island hotels
Take for instance the Semeli, one of the best Mykonos island hotels and its tempting autumn offers.
Tucked in a quiet yet fairly central corner of Chora, a few minutes walk from all the famous sights -the emblematic Mykonian windmills and the photogenic Little Venice, the Semeli dazzles with its signature mix of effortlessly chic aesthetic, thoughtful facilities and cool, laid back aura. Here, all rooms and suites feature flat-screen TVs, free and fast wifi, a balcony or terrace, double glazing (welcomed in a chilly autumn or early spring evening!) 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. Paying tribute to Cycladic minimalism, throughout the Semeli, one of the top Mykonos island hotels, sleek design meets state of the art facilities: Like the stunningly lit pool or the indulgent, soothing Aegeo Spa. The picture of easy living is complemented by bespoke services and two of the finest restaurants: Thioni and Krama, right at the heart of the foodies circuit on the island.
A darling of the aesthetes, the Semeli deservedly sits amongst the best Mykonos island hotels. The good news is that at this time of year you may take advantage of its manifold delights but pay less!
Top autumn offers at one of the top Mykonos island hotels
So if you are amongst those who prefer quieter holidays with fewer crowds -when it’s easier to find a nice spot on the beach or in your favorite bar; and the best time to explore Mykonos sights and attractions- the Semeli, one of the best Mykonos island hotels, boasts some amazing autumn offers:
- A 10% discount on all rates (normal and non-refundable) and for all room categories for stays until November, 30th 2019.
- A 15% discount available for Premium Semeli Club Members
- A whopping 25% discount one-time voucher at Thioni Restaurant, deducted from your final bill and another 25% discount one-time voucher for 2 persons at the Semeli Hotel Spa.
The hotel shall be closing briefly on 01/12/19 and will be welcoming guests back, refreshed and renewed on 15/01/20. In the meantime, why don’t you give yourself a gift -an impromptu, last-minute autumn Mykonos visit– by capitalizing on the Semeli’s seasonal offers?