Hotels in Mykonos, Greece
Greece, Playground island of the Cyclades Islands
Mykonos island has become Greece's
best known Playground Greek island, an unsurpassed tourist destination.
Much of its history has been fairly peaceful and unnoticed, yet the island
has been able to be reinvented as a cosmopolitan center. Here the old and
new intersect and delight.
How does an island made of granite,
with a shortage of fresh water, and relies on desalination, become a world
renown destination? By offering clean beaches surrounded by pristine waters
perfect for windsurfing and diving. By offering upscale, expensive amenities
as well as traditional tavernas, night clubs and beach bars featuring internationally
known DJ's and loud music. By being known for nude beaches. Mykonos Greece
has earned the reputation of being Greece's playground island.
|Most descriptions of
Mykonos island make some reference to the color white...white washed roads,
chalk-white beauty, soft, white sands, dazzling white buildings are all
included in the many descriptions of this Greek Aegean island.
Not bad for Greek island originally
known as a simple supply station and retreat for the ancient people of
Mykonos island means "Mass of Stones."
It was named for Apollo's grandson, Mykonos. Mykonos was the son of the
King of Delos.
According to mythology, this Greek
island is the site of a great battles between Zeus and the Gigantes. Another
legend tells us that the Giants killed by Hercules are buried here. Are
these the masses of stones?
What we do know is that archaeologists
have found the remains of the settlements of the neolithic Kares tribe
here. We know Ionians settled here in 1100 BC. Ancient people worshiped
Dionysus, Demetra, Zeus, Apollo, Poseidon, and Heracles.
As did many of the Aegean islands,
Mykonos island passed from Roman to Byzantine to Venetian possession. None
saw Mykonos island as having much significance since it was never agriculturally
important. More modern Greeks, excellent traders and sailors, used Mykonos
Greece as a point from which to establish trade with Constantinople, Smyrna,
Alexandria, Marseilles. World War I brought a depression which ended much
of this business.
But in recent times, the people of
Mykonos island in Greece have reinvented this Greek island as the cosmopolitan
center of the Cyclades. Myconos island is small and beautiful and easily
explored. Narrow paths through he towns both confuse and enchant visitors.
Old paths cover much of the island making exploring the natural world easy
and enjoyable. One can hike and encounter local lizards sunning themselves
on Classical Greek ruins. It is this combination of rural beauty and classical
culture that has created modern Mykonos Greece.
The capital city, also the largest
town on the island, is called Hora, or referred to as Mykonos or Myconos.
It lies on the west coast. Here the panigyria, the saints' feast days,
are still celebrated. These little festivals lend respite from the rhythms
of daily life. Local families provide simple foods and wines, then local
musicians come and everyone has an opportunity to dance.
Only on Mykonos island will you see
a donkey laden with produce, heading to market pass by an internationally
known actress. In this playground of old and new, rural and developed,
people know they can relax and play.
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HOTELS IN MYKONOS, GREECE
Tagoo Hotel, Mykonos
Ideally located and featuring
elegant accommodation, the Cavo Tagoo Hotel invites you to have a relaxing
stay away from the hustle of daily life. Overlooking the beautiful Aegean
Sea and the Island of Delos, the Cavo Tagoo Hotel is nestled in a quarry
in Tagoo, a popular area just a few minutes walk from Mykonos Town. This
hotel also has easy access to the shops and beaches while the Mykonos Airport
is only 3 kilometres away. All the rooms have balconies or terrace with
magnificent sea views. After a full breakfast or perhaps after a morning
shopping, you can sit by the pool side and enjoy your favourite cocktail.
In the evening, you can discover the gastronomic delicacies of the Tagoo
Restaurant by candlelight. At leisure, you can take refreshing dip
in the swimming pool or just rest by the pool side with a drink. To refresh
and rejuvenate your body and mind, you can visit the spa facility.
Hotel, Rohari, Mykonos
Reputed well run family
hotel in quiet area of Hora – Mykonos Town featuring beautiful accommodation
and pleasant ambience, this property welcomes you for an unforgettable
vacation. Located in Mykonos Town, the Elena Hotel is in the Rohari
district and 3 kilometres from the airport. This property is close to the
lively nightlife and shops of the town. This property boasts modern
guestrooms that are equipped with all the essential amenities to ensure
you utmost ease and luxury. The onsite restaurant serves delicious
food for you to feast on. The hotel's lobby is an ideal place relax
or meet friends after a tedious day.
Madalena Hotel Mykonos is
a unique property that offers first-rate facilities, high quality services
and genuine hospitality to make your stay a memorable one. Located in the
picturesque Mykonos Town, this property is positioned on an excellent spot,
offering easy access to nightlife venues and a fantastic view of the Aegean
Sea. The hotel is just 4 kilometres away from the Mykonos Airport. Guests
can enjoy delicious snacks and meals that is served in a pleasant atmosphere
of the cafeteria. Sip your favourite drink at the cosy bar, which is also
an ideal place to relax. A good way to relieve the tensions of the day
is to take a swim in the crystal blue waters of the swimming pool. This
property also offers a reception area where the courteous and efficient
staff will be readily available to answer any queries that you may have
about the hotel.
Kohili & Kalypso, Mykonos
Myconian Kohili & Kalypso
features a restaurant, serving breakfast only. In addition to an outdoor
pool, the hotel provides a spa tub and a fitness facility. Myconian Kohili
& Kalypso also offers a bar/lounge, a concierge desk, and multilingual
staff. The property has a 24-hour front desk. The hotel offers 60
guestrooms. Guestrooms feature cable television. Business-friendly rooms
are equipped with dial-up Internet access, multi-line phones, and direct-dial
phones. Guestrooms have refrigerators. Bathrooms include hair dryers. Guestrooms
provide clock radios. Guestrooms also provide air conditioning. Amenities
available on request include extra towels/bedding.
Theoxenia Hotel, Mykonos
The Mykonos Theoxenia Hotel
has ranged among the top cosmopolitan locations on the Aegean for over
forty years. The unique exterior has recently been complemented by a discreetly
luxurious 60s glam interior-design makeover, both recreating the hotel's
original strong identity while communicating a powerfully modern design
statement. You can enjoy gourmet Mediterranean cuisine at “the plate” on
the waterfront terrace admiring the spectacularly beautiful sunset over
the Aegean. Relax at the “bhealthy club” spa for a personally tailored
relaxation treatment or laze by the spectacular pool adjacent to the landscaped
gardens, knowing that your baby is in the staff's capable and reliable
hands. Immerse yourself into the island of Mykonos' vibrant nightlife with
its abundance of lively bars, clubs and restaurants. Whatever your choice,
it is exhilarating to know that you have chosen the right thing.
Hotel and Bungalows, Mykonos
We invite you to experience
the beauty and serenity that the remarkable Rhenia atmosphere prompts to
its visitors, and enjoy an unforgettable vacation at Rhenia. Rhenia
Bungalows is a family-run business that initially operated in 1966 under
the management of Nick and Anna Fiorentinos. Rhenia Bungalows is located
on a hill in Tourlos Bay. It is naturally protected from the North wind,
and awards our guests with a breathtaking view of Mykonos Town. Built
in harmony with the environment and Cycladic architecture, Rhenia is a
hotel that you look up to, for the way it unites, the attachment to local
tradition and the provision of up to date facilities.
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