Located in the Cycladic region of the prepossessing Aegean Sea and popular for its eminent nightlife, Mykonos is viewed to be the Ibiza of Greece, since partying till dawn with some of the world’s famous DJ’s next to well-known movie stars, happens every summer. Apart from being known as the Island that never sleeps, it is the ideal island to see people and to be seen, to unwind and relish the palatable traditional Greek cuisine. Owing its name to the son of King Delos, Mykonos has been inhabited for over 3,000 years. It even appears in ancient Greek mythology as the site of a battle between Zeus and the Titans. Throughout its long history, location and role as a maritime trading post made it a sought-after piece of real estate among the great powers of the Mediterranean. With the Greek War of Independence in 1830, the island once again fell back into Greek hands, where it has remained ever since.
Perhaps the most famous image of Mykonos is of the windmills of ‘Little Venice’. It is named Little Venice because it resembles Italy’s Venice due to its architecture and incomparable beauty. Located in the Mykonos Town (Chora), one can reach and spend their time at the various cafes right on the shore with a view of Little Venice. When it comes to watching the sunset, few places are as good as the beaches that are on the western side of the Island. Agios Lannis is one of those beaches and even though it is fairly small, one will be treated to a spectacular display as the light changes with the setting sun.
White as a dove soaring high in the sky and a fascinating blue like a polished sapphire gemstone, the point for any visitor in Mykonos Town is to get lost. The organization of house settlements of the broader Aegean, was naturally affected by the threats posed by pirates, who usually attacked the Cyclades. This explains why the houses in town rise above from the rest, and the streets are numerous and narrow. The lack of building materials resulted in the size of the buildings, while the shape protects them from adverse weather conditions. Mykonos Town is a pleasure to the eye; each little corner and every stunning house is a photo clicking opportunity.
Shopping in Mykonos Town can turn into a little adventure of exploration and discovery. Chora is a consumer’s wonderland, where endearing boutiques offer their sophisticated treasures right next to tourist shops, filled to the brim. On the other side of the souvenir shop, one is likely to find a store which represents a super-exclusive international brand, art gallery or a high-end jewellery shop. What makes this even more interesting is that one can simply pretend that they aren’t shopping at all, they are just on a sightseeing stroll on an authentic, traditional Greek Island.
Selection of hot spots by CHIC ICON
Following the beautiful heritage and aesthetic vibes of Mykonos, here are a few of the best hot spots we have selected for you to enjoy on the Cycladic Island.
On the most sunkissed beach in Mykonos, at Panormos, Principote’s handcrafted umbrellas and plush sunbeds, extra-large in the VIP area, lull guests to a dreamy relaxation experience, in a golden beach that stretches for miles, gently caressed by the pristine Mykonian waters. A dedicated beach menu is available for all guests at the Principote beach club, featuring light, satisfying snacks to energize and replenish, as well as delicate sushi dishes that celebrate the fresh aegean bounty in the best possible way. They also have an amazing a la carte menu in the restaurant where you have a mouthwatering selection of local seafood, Japanese and Italian food, as well as a great selection of tailored hookahs. Definitely the best beach club in Mykonos!
Resourcefully plotted into the cliff-side, Cavo Tagoo is a multi-pooled bliss of a boutique hotel which became world-known thanks to the breath taking sunset views over the main infinity pool. Spacious and Contemporary, this luxury getaway offers five-star dining experience and unforgettable sunset cocktails, peaceful suite privacies and Jacuzzis for all.
Luxury blended with authenticity, the Wild hotel provides a true Cycladic experience to its guests. The swimming pool which overlooks the Aegean Sea and the private cute beach are ideal for those who wish to decompress or even socialize over cocktails.
This world-renowned contemporary restaurant, residing in the Luxury five-star hotel Cavo Tavagoo Mykonos features alfresco dining along with stunning vistas, over the seascape and sunsets.
Situated in the beautiful cave of Agia Anna next to Kalafatis beach, Spilia (cave) Seaside restaurant is one of the most iconic hotspots of Mykonos. Be sure to visit and try the amazing seafood offerings!
This restaurant remains to be the most enduring value of the island of winds, when it comes to gastronomy high requirements and entertainment. This is an ideal destination for dinner and drinks in the heart of the island, set against the Cycladic sky. Interni restaurant ensures versatility in culinary creations as they can organize and carry out your proposals and ideas that suit you, for your own unique, magical evening. A perfect combination of delicious dinner and charismatic Mykonos vibes!
Traditional at heart and contemporary in spirit, embracing the slow food philosophy is all about delicious Greek food and fresh ingredients cooked slowly with traditional techniques.
If you are in search for some exclusive experiences in Mykonos such as a yacht or a helicopter rental, luxury dining, recreational activities, VIP security services or a private exclusive villa rental you can’t find a better person than Barak Tomlin. Barak is definitely one of the most famous it-persons on the island, an ambassador of “purveyor of fine lifestyle” and a true connoisseur of local luxury. For the past 10 years he’s successfully offering the most luxurious villa rental experiences on the island together with tailored concierge service to bridge the gap between global and local. You can check his exclusive villa offers HERE or via Instagram.
Barak Tomlin is a local partner of CHIC ICON for the VIP concierge services. Together we are able to provide the best experience of your life in Mykonos! Whether it’s for business or pleasure, everything is specifically designed so that it caters to your preferred level of assistance and tailored to your personal requirements. Start planning your next summer now!
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