The season has just begun, and the world’s merrymakers are once again rendezvousing in Mykonos – the island that never sleeps. In this sun-kissed Mediterranean shrine of hedonism and glamour, anything goes and nothing is too much. Except when this too much takes its toll on one’s system. Granted, surviving a party week in Mykonos in your 20s seems like a walk in the park. But some of us are not as young as we used to be – or we might be already overworked, stressed and tired. It doesn’t mean that we don’t have the right to party.
If the above touches a chord, read on for our tips and hacks for surviving a party week in Mykonos – and having a blast in the process!
Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate
Alcohol dehydrates – and you’re bound to have your fair share of champagne cocktails on Mykonos. So, obviously, drink water. Lots of it – as much as you can and at least three litres per day. But that’s just basic. The good thing is that modern technology turns out to be your invaluable ally.
A cherished secret weapon of tired and burnt-out celebrities like Phil Ivey, Madonna, Chery Cole and Rhianna, our cutting-edge IV Reboot treatments take your health and fitness to the next level and make you look and feel brand new, inside and out. From targeted hangover remedies to state-of-the-art anti-ageing devices and specialised skin rejuvenation treatments, consult our licenced medical practitioners to identify the IV drip or therapy that’s right for you. Exclusively available at the Semeli, these most coveted personal wellness tools are brought to you straight out of star doctors’ offices, at our REBOOT Corner or, with our door-to-door service, directly to your home, yacht or villa – all with a 30-minute session.
Get your beauty sleep
A good night’s sleep is key to surviving a party week in Mykonos. And that’s simply non-negotiable. Boasting a characteristically tranquil ambience, the Semeli Mykonos luxury rooms and suites also come with uber-plush beds with top-quality mattresses and pillows for optimum rest. And because we genuinely care about all those night owls and late risers we thoughtfully serve our signature sumptuous breakfast spread until noon. So get a head start on the day with our homemade treats and handpicked local products, like louza and kopanisti cheese.
Good food is indeed instrumental in surviving a party week in Mykonos. Get the required sustenance with our flavoursome, wholesome delicacies at Thioni Restaurant or experience candlelit Greek fine dining at Krama – our onsite renowned Mykonos restaurant that blends reimagined traditional flavours with sophisticated environs. You can also head to the quaint seaside neighbourhood of Little Venice at Semeli the Bar for a scrumptious brunch and some people-watching.
Hit the Spa
Everything we do at the Semeli is tailored to Mykonos’ distinct lifestyle. Staffed by a team of seasoned professionals, our Aegeon Spa can help you in surviving a party week in Mykonos with an array of therapies and treatments, including its signature stand-strong Mykonos massage. Designed to remove retained fluid and toxins, it’s exactly what you need to recover after a night’s worth of adventures on the island’s hot spots.
It’s almost impossible nowadays to find a celebrity, movie star, or professional sports player who hasn’t visited Mykonos at least once – and it all boils down to the parties which are next-level legendary here. This cosmopolitan Mecca is brimming with nightlife choices — but to save your energy and stamina you really must pick your dancing destinations with care. You wouldn’t want to miss out on the real action or waste your time with the tourist traps.
Remember that you have a whole week to enjoy the party scene in Mykonos. Don’t feel compelled to stay up every night until sunrise. Take some time to relax and recover – but also experience this island’s many other delights.
Hit Mykonos off the beaten-path beaches (yes, there is such a thing even in the busy months, where the only soundtrack is the sound of the waves and the seagulls!); rent a boat to visit the remarkably well-preserved archaeological site of Delos – antiquity’s most important commercial and religious centre – and the neighbouring isle of Rhenia – an unspoiled paradise of blue waters and ancient monuments, that looks as it would have looked some aeons ago; embrace sun-soaked serenity by the Semeli revamped pool; or shop till you drop at Mykonos’ designer boutiques, quirky souvenir shops, high-end jewellers and exclusive art galleries – the labyrinth streets of whitewashed Chora are an all-day playground for the world’s fashionistas.