Insta-kind-of stories about Mykonos

Insta-kind-of stories about Mykonos

Too bad Instagram was not invented back in the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s, when tycoons, artists and Hollywood legends started crowding Mykonos, setting the foundations of what today is one of the top-10 global tourist destinations.

Too bad, because now, with the Social Media thriving, every summer we can have a full celeb-list of who was on the island and with whom, who flew in and when, who posted selfies from the deck of some super yacht and who kept holding private pool parties on the terrace of some beautiful villa with an amazing view of the Aegean Sea.

We know, for instance, that Izabel Goulart accepted her partner’s marriage proposal two years ago in Mykonos; or that Alessandra Ambrosio enjoyed there a rather quiet summer vacation last year; or that Kendall Jenner loves attending yacht parties on spectacular beaches. These celebs are just a tiny “sample” among the thousands of tycoons, artists, athletes, and Hollywood legends who fly in this exceptional Cycladic Island every year.

And then there are the authors, writers and actors of the new generation who choose Mykonos for inspiration and share their love for it through beautiful insights, like:

“Surrounded by the blue-green water of the Aegean sits whitewashed, windmill-strewn Mykonos, the island of the winds.” — Lizy Manola, author of Mykonos Muse

“In every island of the Aegean Sea are found abundant traces of a vast prehistoric empire.” — Eugenie Niarchos, designer

“But Mykonos was different in that respect. Mykonos made you long for the restful, happy day to day reality of life on the Greek island, and it was the brief visits that tortured the soul. Paris was a romantic respite from life, Mykonos was life itself, and living.” — Bobby Underwood, The Long Gray Goodbye

‘We’re often wrong at predicting who or what will transform us. Encountering certain people, books, music, places, or ideas at just the right time can immediately make our lives happier, richer, more beautiful, resonant, or meaningful. When it happens, we feel a kind of instant love for them, both deep and abiding. Now and then it can be something as trifling as a children’s book, a returned telephone call, or a night at a seaside bar in Mykonos.’ — Jonathan Carrol, author of Bathing the Lion

M Mykonos Villas: Homeward-bound

M Mykonos Villas: Homeward-bound

Home is where love resides, memories are created, friends always belong, and laughter never ends.

Whoever said these beautiful words about what home is —or rather what home feels like— must have recently spent holidays in a private house, in some spectacular Greek island. Having a home in Mykonos, for example, means that you and your loved ones will be overwhelmed by your love for this exceptional Aegean Island where every corner waits to host the most beautiful memory, where friends love to visit and where there is a high spirit; a certain je ne sais quoi in the air that makes people never stop laughing.

The good thing is that having a home in Mykonos doesn’t require months of exhausting paperwork nor long tours around the island to find the ideal piece of land with the ideal view. All you need to do is choose among one of the available dream villas that will become your home-away-from-home, to go back every year and have the time of your life, custom-made for you!

M Mykonos Villas is the perfect example: a complex of four luxurious, yet totally homey homes, located in the most convenient area of Agia Sofia, where you can have absolute privacy while being close to the notorious party life of the island and its gorgeous beaches. All four villas follow the typical Cycladic architecture, combined with state-of-the-art amenities and exclusive VIP services. Based on natural materials, the structure of the houses ensures light abundance and offers guests an inimitable open-space experience. Each villa bears its own magic touch, yet all four share the same special qualities of elegance, calmness, and, of course, breathtaking views of Mykonos. That’s why M Mykonos Villas residents become fanatic repeaters and you must book early!

All four villas meet the highest standards for a perfect stay, either it’s a pure happy holiday or a combination of business and pleasure. There are outdoor infinity swimming pools or hot tubs, barbecues, showers, ensuite bathrooms, playrooms, large living areas with fireplaces, master bedrooms with cloakrooms, private state of the art gyms, private parking places, security alarm systems — and much more.

As far as services are concerned, these include a 12-hour reception, twice daily housekeeping, pool and garden care, and concierge services to satisfy your demands for private chefs, nannies, extra security services, guided tours, private shopping — and anything else you dream of to make yours and your loving ones’ stay a truly unsurmountable one!

7 good reasons for a sweet September escape to Mykonos!

Who says that the summer is over? 7 good reasons for a sweet September escape to Mykonos!

September and early October in Mykonos feel like when someone is recovering from an exhausting hangover and is being offered an energy breakfast and a beautiful relaxing bright sunny day at the beach. Some say that this is the best time of the year to visit Greece and especially the Aegean islands, where the weather remains warm and “swimmy” until much later, as the sea is still warm. Yet, it is not the only reason why the early Greek fall until mid-October is ideal for an amazing escape to Mykonos! There are at least 6 more and we are giving them to you:

Island hopping

There may be days —even weeks— during the high season that finding ferry tickets to Mykonos can be hard. In September and October, though, while ferry itineraries don’t change much, boats are never full, and the sea passages become super comfortable.


Same applies for finding the perfect place to stay. Booking a luxury villa with a private pool and concierge service (like M-One or M-Four villas) or renting a yacht for July or August means waiting on a long line. On the contrary, when the large crowds leave, you will have a much-much greater choice!

Beach life

Seawater is still warm with an average temperature of 24 degrees Celsius. Moreover, beach bars and watersports facilities remain open, so that nothing can stand between you and an amazing day at the beach!

Your time; not theirs!

In the high season, when you try to make reservations at one of Mykonos’ exquisite restaurants, you rarely get to choose your desired dining time. Instead, you must compromise with the idea that an early dinner could very well be served long after midnight! In the Fall, just set your clock at your own time!

Dress code

As far as packing is concerned, keep in your mind that days in September are usually hot with an average daily maximum at 27°C but evenings can get much cooler. It is recommended, therefore, that you pack summer clothing and bathing suits with the addition of some sweaters and light coats.


At this time of the year, most of the island’s attractions are still open and it’s only after mid-October that they will start closing for the winter. You can still have the time of your life in one of Mykonos’ notorious night clubs. As for the beach bars don’t miss their legendary closing parties that will make you long to come back to this spectacular place!