Ways to Relax in Mykonos

By Rosanna Langton on September 25, 2018

The best places to relax in Mykonos

The secret is out. The world-famous windmills, whitewashed Cycladic architecture, picturesque town, sparkling turquoise waters and legendary parties have earned Mykonos its position as one of Europe’s hottest holiday destinations.

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With flights from Athens in under half an hour and several ferries arriving daily from nearby islands, Paros and Santorini, travel to Mykonos has never been easier. Escape the crowds at Santa Marina, A Luxury Collection Resort, Mykonos. The first luxury hotel on the island, Santa Marina has an unparalleled reputation of exceptional service, understated glamour and uninterrupted relaxation.

Overlooking the gorgeous Ornos Bay, Santa Marina Resort & Villas, crucially commands the only private beach on Mykonos, making its crystal-clear, aquamarine waters and white silk sand, a genuine sanctuary from the public eye. Pure bliss!

One of the latest addition of the resort is the luxurious Oasis Pool & Lounge where you can relax and sunk in your sunbed while admiring breathtaking views to the Aegean Sea, in an exotic ambiance.

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The local favourite, Agios Sostis beach, is the place to visit to completely switch-off.

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Top tip when visitin Mykonos Chora: give yourself plenty of time to wander; getting lost in the narrow stone streets is half the fun!

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Leave the stress of daily life behind and experience the ancient ritual of the Hammam in Gingko Spa. Tension just evaporates during this cleansing full body treatment.

Little Venice at dusk is one of the island’s most popular attractions. For a guaranteed seat as the drama unfolds, arrive at least an hour before sunset.

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Top tip: enjoy a unique sunset experience from the grounds of Boni’s Windmill. It’s worth the short walk up the hill for this breath-taking panoramic view of Chora. Watch the sun slip below the horizon as the sounds of the evening float up from the town below. 

After dark, Santa Marina’s chic Buddha Bar comes alive. Greek and Asian fusion cuisine is served alongside tantalizing cocktails and hypnotic beats from the bar’s resident DJs. The world-class food and relaxed atmosphere attracts locals from across the island and entices visiting yachts to drop anchor in the bay. Top tip: your visit isn’t complete until you experience their signature black cod!

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