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Mykonos

by Bianca

Bedroom at the Myconian Ambassador

Cosmopolitan and historic - something for everyone!

Welcome to Greece's most famous island, a whitewashed paradise in the heart of the Cyclades. In my opion Mykonos has something for everyone. If your looking for fun and nightlife, or simply want to explore the history and tradition, its the perfect choice! Mykonos will certainly meet all your expectations and will not disappoint!

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The Capital is Hora - take a stroll around it's narrow streets and admire whitewashed houses with colourful doors and windows. Visit the church of Panayia Paraportiani, the town hall and the castle situated above the harbour. A visit here would not be complete without a wander along Matoyanni street - it's lined with famous brand name stores, charming cafes and stylish restaurants.

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Mykonos boasts a lively waterfront with a fleet of brightly coloured fishing boats and azure waters. There are many beautiful photo opportunities as well. The "Little Venice"18th century district is one of these. It's dominated by grand captains' mansions with colourful balconies and stylish windows. You'll also see the famous quaint windmills (pictured above).

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There are plenty of great beaches to choose from too - so just pick the ones that suit your mood. Some are better for peaceful, bohemian relaxation with less facilities (such as Agios Sostis), others suit families (like Elia, Platis Gialos, Ornos), plus there is a selection for jet-setters and party-goers (Super Paradise being one of them!).

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No stay on Mykonos would be complete without a visit to the tiny island of Delos. Legendary birthplace of Apollo and Artemis, it is hard to believe that 25,000 people once lived on this sacred rock!  There are three temples to Apollo, the site of the ancient lake where the twins were born and many other fascinating remains, including a museum containing the famous lion sculptures, dating from 7th century BC.

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With only a 3.5 hours flight time from the UK, I think this is a perfect choice for a beach holiday, or a short stay in Mykonos town as a couple of group of friends. 

Myconian Avaton - my home for 3 days!

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The Myconian Collection includes 9 hotels. My home was the beautiful Avaton in Elias Beach. A great hotel for couples wanting a hideaway. Great rooms, superb friendly service and wonderful food.

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Elias Beach is home to four sister hotels, Villa Collection, Royal, Utopia and Imperial. All offer something a bit different, with each oozing chic charm. The Imperial is great for groups and close to the main beach.

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I think my favourite in the collection would have to be Myconian Ambassador (Relais & Châteaux hotel) located in Platis Gialos. A stunning, cool and contemporary hotel just steps from the sand (with its own private launch for a trip on the water). The restaurant was amazing and I loved the fresh calming rooms.. it is definitely on my wish list to return!

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Lastly we saw the hotels located in Mykonos town - Kyma, Korali and Naia. Again all different in style. Each has a great pool, restaurant and various room types to suit your needs. They all share the brand new Spa area and a super location - only a 10 minute walk into the centre of Mykonos town. You'll be delighted by the sophsticated bars, excellent restaurants and shopping! A great place for a few nights stay. 

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For more information on the hotels please do get in touch. I have many pictures and much more to share!! 

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Feeling inspired?

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Talk to us about creating the right trip for you! Call on 01435 866555 or send an email and we'll do all the research and probably get you a better deal too!

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Best wishes

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Tracy & Bianca

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Myconian Kyma restaurant view

Myconian Imperial view from the terrace