Pristine sandy beaches; iconic sights and attractions including a labyrinth Medieval town and rows of 16th-century windmills overlooking the sparkling blue Aegean Sea; buzzing nightlife and an ultra-sophisticated dining and drinking scene – and that’s just scratching the surface. With so much on offer, your first visit to this shining Cycladic gem is unlikely to be your last. If you haven’t been here yet, why not plan a Mykonos holiday in 2023, to discover what’s it all about for yourselves?
2022 was the year the world got the hang of travel once again. Like all iconic destinations planet-wide, Mykonos, the fabled Cycladic island in the heart of the Aegean Sea, was packed to capacity with globetrotters who like their getaways with a dose of VIP extravaganza.
The 12 days between Christmas Eve and Epiphany have been associated with myriad local customs throughout the Cyclades – and one of their main roles was to strengthen family ties. This is where food enters. The traditional Cycladic Christmas dishes were one of the means through which the locals interpreted the events of the divine birth and the coming of the new year – and the best excuse to gather communities around the dinner table to reaffirm their connections.
Smack in the heart of the Aegean Sea, the Cyclades is not the typical winter wonderland you’d be normally inclined to spend the holiday season in. Yet Christmas and the New Year come with some wonderful age-old (and perhaps somewhat bizarre) traditions in which gastronomy plays a central role. Ever thought of going off the beaten path for the festive season? Here is what you’d be eating in Greece’s pearly-white islands.
Glamorous, excessive and cosmopolitan on the one hand; picturesque, authentic, and almost zen-like on the other. There is certainly more to Mykonos than meets the eye. Take the road less travelled, to discover an array of hidden gems in Mykonos that’ll leave you with fascinating stories to tell.
With mega yachts lining its harbour and a roll call of famous names invading it every year like an army, Mykonos is glitz and glam central. Yet its pristine beauty that first lured the bon-vivants and the jet-setters of the 60s is not altogether lost. There are still some hidden gems in Mykonos where the authentic island spirit remains very much alive and kicking and where the only soundtrack is that of the waves and the seagulls.
Shower yourselves with love at the Semeli Spa with a tailor-designed Mykonos massage
The ultimate gift any holiday can give is relaxation inside and out – complete body, mind and soul rejuvenation. With a holistic approach to well-being, at the Semeli best luxury hotel in Mykonos Town, we strive to offer you the 5-star treatment in every aspect of your stay. From the first, all-smiles welcome, to the last heartfelt goodbye, our focus is always on making you feel as great as possible. And this includes those nights that too much partying gets the better of you.
With mega-yachts moored in its harbour, modern-day Croesus traipsing its skies with helicopters and tons of champagne bottles getting uncorked every minute, Mykonos is luscious, glamorous and extravagant in equal amounts. But there’s more than the dazzling sands, pounding bass lines and insatiable revellers. If you are planning an escapade here this summer, here are the dos and don’ts when visiting Mykonos.
Life on the beach takes a whole new meaning on Mykonos’ spectacular shores
Though it is a legendary party destination, Mykonos is more than letting loose on the dance floor and sleeping until noon. Surrounded by the Aegean’s sparkling blue waters, the island of the winds boasts some of the world’s most spectacular beaches – and they also come in various styles to suit different moods and dispositions: From the oh-so-glamorous, stomping grounds of the celebrities and their paparazzi, to popular or secret nudist haunts, and from family-friendly golden shores to paradisiacal surfers’ hangouts.
Discover one pristine, sun-dappled paradise after another with island hopping in Greece
Unrivalled seascapes, sensational views and a wealth of exciting things to do: The Greek islands are jaw-droppingly beautiful, world-class destinations with something for everyone. From wild and glamorous, to off-the-beaten-track, there are islands as if tailor-designed for you – and it’s not just one, but several, since Greece has more than 200 inhabited islands and some 6.000 thousand in total.
Island hopping from Mykonos is the best way to take in the beauties of Greece’s shiniest stars: The Cyclades.
Sure, with its hefty mix of glamour, 5-star accommodations, no-holds-barred partying, jaw-dropping scenery, fine dining and paradisiacal beaches, Mykonos is as exciting a holiday destination as it gets.