Ways to Relax in Mykonos
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; Mykonos has become one of Europe’s hottest holiday destinations.
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 for exceptional service, understated glamour and uninterrupted relaxation.Santa Marina is a sanctuary which overlooks the gorgeous Ornos Bay: home to the island’s only private white sand beach.
Relax on a beach sunbed or set up by the Oasis Pool & Lounge to soak up spectacular views of the Aegean. The hotel provides portable mobile phone chargers, so you can always share that perfect #nofilter photo moment!Nearby Scorpios and Paradise are the go-to beaches for a party, but visit local favourite, Agios Sostis beach.Mykonos Chora is also a must-visit. Take your pick from the restaurants along the harbour and sample the fresh catch of the day.
Top tip: give yourself plenty of time to wander; getting lost in the narrow stone streets is half the fun!
Back at Santa Marina, 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.
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 trip isn’t complete until you try Buddha Bar’s signature black cod!
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