Designer clad boys and girls dancing their worries away, with a cocktail at hand, against the tangerine sunset or the stars… Mykonos is synonymous with the good life. In fact, what would it be without its (legendary) parties? Alas, this year in light of the pandemic, the infamous Mykonos nightlife has undergone a mandatory transformation. Gone are the days when the beautiful people, the A-listers, and the jet setters would cheerfully -and most importantly carefreely- mingle in hordes, on the beach, or the bar. 2020 demands social distancing-ie. more privacy and seclusion. Enter private parties in Mykonos.
Petted and cajoled by locals and world-class celebrities alike, Petros the Pelican Mykonos is as much a symbol of the island of the winds, as Little Venice or the iconic windmills. Would you like to come and meet this bright, shiny star?
It might seem like an oxymoron, but in fact, one can practice social distancing in Mykonos, provided that they choose to take the road less travelled.
At the time of writing, Mykonos, normally the Mediterranean’s party central, is uncharacteristically empty, quiet and serene. Blame it in on the pandemic. But thanks to a hefty mix of timely measures and preemptive actions all over Greece, Mykonos shall -hopefully- be soon returning to its typical buoyant self with the reopening of the hotels, the restaurants and the bars and the resuming of international flights on June 15th. This is excellent news for all Mykonos lovers out there.
Antiquity’s most important religious, trade and commercial centre, Delos, was once the world’s quintessentially cosmopolitan destination. Nowadays the baton has been passed on to neighbouring Mykonos, just a couple of nautical miles away: A sun-kissed, star-studded, little slice of heaven on earth, whose reputation for non-stop, champagne-fuelled partying is nothing short of legendary. On 24/7, Mykonos seems to operate on an especially high frequency. And its supercharged vibes are surely connected, fueled and energised by its fascinating mythological, cultural and religious legacy.
Got a bad case of coronavirus blues? Keep calm and plan your trip to the Semeli, the premier of 5-star hotels in MykonosApril 9, 2020
Ιn view of the corona crisis, the global situation is getting graver by the minute. As social distancing prevails we are all called to revise and adjust our lifestyle habits and routines. With strict travel restrictions in place, worldwide events called off and world-class attractions closed down, most of us are probably cancelling our upcoming holiday plans too. Amidst this game-changing pandemic, indeed the travel sector is among the most badly hit. Of course, the world’s tycoons are already looking to rent or buy private Greek islands to idle away their days of quarantine under the hot Medirenean sun. Alas, this is not an option for mere mortals. But no one can stop anyone from dreaming about (and for that matter planning for!) their future escapades.
The scent of home-baked cookies and sweetbreads wafting on the air. The sight of designer-clad celebrities parading through maze-like alleyways. Locals singing sad gospels as they follow the epitaph’s procession. Shiny happy visitors drinking champagne cocktails on whitewashed verandas. Mykonians celebrating Christ’s Resurrection with traditional delicacies in grand family fiestas. And for the glamorous set, lamb on the spit on the beach served by girls in bikinis.
Fun, fun, and more fun –this is what holidays in Mykonos are all about: Champagne on the beach, cocktails on balconies, mingling and flirting with gorgeous boys and girls until the sun comes up. Celebrity spotting is on the agenda too. Look who’s dancing around you: your favorite Hollywood stars, supermodels, voguish fashion designers, pop idols! Whether at one of the island’s blue and gold shores or at its fairy tale Chora, the party’s swinging all day long. And it is packed with beautiful people. Feel Mykonos’ pulse, get forever hooked. Bathe in its prismatic, shimmering light, be transformed for life.
Though there’s been a fair amount of debate as per whether it signifies the commencement of a new decade or not, 2020 has arrived and as each new year, it should mark new beginnings. If committing to your beau, or belle is amongst your New Year’s resolutions, why not do it with maximum flair and panache? And when it comes to style no one does it better than the Mediterranean’s hottest holiday spot.
As 2019 is drawing to a close we’d like to take a moment to look back, take stock and count our blessings. Indeed it was another bountiful year at the Semeli rooms & suites in Mykonos town, as we were happy to host so many of you, our dear friends, old and new, alike!
Enjoy the island of the winds by staying at the Semeli in Chora, the only 5* establishment among Mykonos City HotelsNovember 27, 2019
Labyrinth cobblestone streets lined up with bougainvillea clad, sugar-cube houses, built next or on top of each other. Red and blue-roofed little churches dotting the rugged, dramatic landscape. Rows of thatched old windmills towering above the waves, glistening under the bright Aegean sun…