There’s more to Mykonos than just stunning cerise sunsets that streak the sky, whitewashed buildings and cobbled streets.
The freshest of seafood served in lively tavernas, luxury boutique accommodation and that warm Greek hospitality are what makes it special.
It’s definitely up there on the 2020 Destination hot list, especially when combined with stunning accommodation from the Myconian Collection.
Here are 10 reasons to give you a taste of the magic of Mykonos.
Getting There is Easy
New direct flights from Sydney to Mykonos via Doha with Qatar Airways are available. Australian travellers can now start their Greek getaway in record time. Trade the Australian winter for a gorgeous Greek summer between June and August. May or September is the best time to ‘live like a local’ and avoid the crowds.
Food, Glorious Greek Food
Food is a serious business at the Myconian Collection Hotels & Resorts. Internationally trained executive chefs use fresh ingredients sourced exclusively for the hotels from farmers and fishermen nurtured by the hotel group’s founding family, the Daktylides.
The farm-to-table philosophy features Mykonos. Authentic Mykonos can be experienced through its cuisine, including lamb and pork hand-reared on Daktylides family land. Locally-grown herbs and vegetables, and the island’s best octopus, caught by one of the island’s fisherman is a highlight.
There are more than a dozen distinctive restaurants across the Myconian Collection portfolio of boutique hotels, many boasting spectacular ocean views. Must-visit restaurants for your 2020 bucket list include: Cabbanes at the Myconian Villa Collection; Panorama at Myconian Avaton, and Pavilion – Relais & Chateaux at the Myconian Utopia.
Explore Ancient History
The nearby island of Delos – feted as the birthplace of Apollo and Artemis – was once at the heart of ancient Greek life. .These days, Delos is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to intriguing ruins. Guests can join a day trip to Delos aboard a private yacht to explore the island’s statues, preserved houses and temples with an experienced tour guide.
Experience Laidback Luxury
Mykonos has become a magnet for cosmopolitan travellers who flock to enjoy the island’s unique brand of laidback luxury. Having evolved from its ‘party-island’ past, today Mykonos attracts couples, families and groups of friends.
The island’s blissful beaches, crystal clear waters, stunning sunsets, unique Greek hospitality, delectable dining and boutique hotel accommodation are the drawcards.
Hit the Beach
Five Myconian Collection properties include Myconian Utopia Resort Relais & Châteaux; Myconian Avaton Resort a member of Design Hotels; Myconian Villa Collection, Preferred Hotels & Resorts, Legend Collection; Myconian Imperial Resort and Royal Myconian Resort, both eminent members of the Leading Hotels of the World. Guests can enjoy access to a pristine, private stretch of beach complete with bar service for snacks and creative cocktails – all served to your sunbed.
Join the Jet Set
South of Elia Beach, live like the rich and famous on Mykonos’ stunning south coast, home to a chic, cosmopolitan crowd, luxury yachts galore, fabulous five-star dining and perfect people watching on the famous beaches of Psarou and Scorpios. Stay at the Myconian Ambassador Relais & Châteaux for panoramic views and easy access to Mykonos’ best-known beaches.
Get Lost in the Laneways of Mykonos Town
The labyrinth-like cobbled streets of Mykonos Town are made for getting lost. Designed to be chaotic in order to confuse pillaging pirates. Lose a day or two meandering through boutiques, discovering tiny churches, lingering at local cafes, dining at traditional tavernas, exploring Little Venice, and watching the fishing boats come and go at Alefkandra harbour.
Boutique hotels for those who like to be closer to the action include: Myconian Kyma, a member of Design Hotels; Myconian Naia Luxury Suites, Preferred Hotels & Resorts, LXV Collection and the Myconian Korali Relais & Châteaux.
Genuine Greek hospitality
Authentic Greek hospitality is at the heart of the Myconian Collection. Guests are often personally welcomed by members of the founding Daktylides family in a tradition that began with the family’s first hotel back in 1979.
It’s little wonder guests flock to the water’s edge to experience Mykonos’ stunning sunsets, and the Myconian Avaton enjoys a prime position. The hotel’s two-tier infinity pool lights up when the sun goes down, creating an alluring ambiance for sharing post-sunset cocktails and canapes in serious style.
Serious specials – save now on 2020 stays
Stay between May and October 2020 to enjoy a complimentary buffet breakfast, one complimentary Thalassotherapy spa treatment per person per stay, complimentary shared transfers and FREE Wi-Fi.