Mykonos: The home-away-from-home experience

Mykonos: The home-away-from-home experience

Pure luxury goes along with private addresses. This is a golden rule for those who know the difference between having a good time and enjoying the best in everything. Spending your holidays in a private luxury villa in Mykonos is the epitome of carefree fine living, combined with the feeling of having the whole world in your hands.

There are quite a few private villas available for renting in Mykonos throughout the year. If you plan your holidays for the high season, between early July and late August, it is advisable to book your home-away-from-home much-much earlier, having in mind that happy customers tend to come back in the island again and again and are usually loyal to the addresses they already know.

One thing that mostly attracts Mykonos’s connoisseur guests looking for luxury villas to rent is to find one that combines the famous simple architectural style of the Cyclades with the most extravagant and exquisite VIP services and amenities.

In many cases, private villas offer a 24/7 concierge service with the purpose to pamper you with personalized services that can be tailored to your needs. Among the available services are private chefs, perfectly trained staff to cater for you and your friends, butler services, pre-arrival grocery, shopping, baby-sitting, shopping, babysitting, VIP Transfers (from limos to helicopters and private jets), security, private guided tours and a long list of wishes that can come true with just a clap of your hands.

To pick the right location for your villa in Mykonos, you must have in mind that the island is small and can be easily explored by car or boat. Nevertheless, the ideal location would be one with easy access to both the amazing beaches and the —more than picturesque— center of the town “that never sleeps”.

Staying in one of the M Mykonos Villas means that you have the whole world in your hands! Book your stay here and get ready to enjoy quiet and serene homelike evenings with lovely views of the neighboring islands, or enjoy cocktails by your private pool, or even have a relaxing professional massage overlooking the Aegean Sea, knowing that you are a few minutes away from the legendary dining, shopping, and clubbing that attracts demanding visitors from around the world.


Mykonos myth; as in mythology

Before the ancient Greeks created a universally recognized civilization that inspired the contemporary values, culture, and philosophy of the western world, it seems that they were legendary storytellers!

With amazingly imaginative minds, the ancient Greeks they tried to explain the creation of life and the wonders of the world through the adventures of heroic gods and demi-gods who lived on the mount of Olympos and pursued the eternal battle between mortality and immortality.

Their stories were first spread most probably by Minoan and Mycenaean singers in a beautiful poetic language and still reach the heart of humanity through the epic works of Homer and Hesiod. It is by reciting the Iliad, the Odyssey, the Theogony and the Works and Days, that common mortals would understand the genesis of the world or the origins of the divine rulers, human woes, and sacrificial practices. This knowledge that includes gods, heroes, heroines, and other mythological creatures has been perfectly depicted in thousands of artifacts that were —and still are— found by archaeologists in their excavations around the Mediterranean.

The island of Mykonos was often mentioned in mythology, mostly in relation to the nearby sacred Delos Island, which today is designated as an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Just a few miles away from Mykonos, it is visited by millions of people every year who don’t want to miss the opportunity of walking around the astonishing ruins of the Greek civilization. According to the myth, Delos emerged unexpectedly from the depths of the Aegean Sea, to offer a safe place so that the beautiful Leto, granddaughter of Uranus and Gaia, could give birth to her twins, Artemis, later goddess of hunt and Apollo, god of music.

As for Mykonos itself, mythology says that it was named after Mykons, a local hero who was its first ruler and the grandson of Apollo. According to another myth, the large rocks scattered around the island are the petrified corpses of the Giants; the famous invincible tribe that also lived in Olympos and whose members were thrown away from their home by the famous hero of Greek mythology, Hercules!

So, next time you schedule a holiday in Mykonos, before indulging into the magic of its legendary golden sand beaches, amazing sunsets, explosive nightlife, boutique shopping, fine dining and so much more, take some time, sipping an iced drink by the pool of your private, luxury villa, to read the breathtaking stories about god Zeus, goddess Hera and all the stars of the fascinating Greek mythology!

The 5 best photo spots in Mykonos

The 5 best photo spots in Mykonos

Sure, there are many places on the beautiful island of Mykonos that give you the opportunity to fill your Instagram feed with gorgeous photos! But if we had to single out the top five, they would be the following.

The Windmills of Mykonos

The trademark of the Cyclades, the windmills or “Kato Mili”, is definitely a must-visit site in Mykonos! The mills are standing majestically on the south side of the island’s capital, right across Little Venice, facing the Aegean Sea. Such a special scenery deserves to be photographed at sunrise for the absolute people-free experience! Just let the peace and serenity inspire you.

Little Venice

The charming houses with their colorful balconies overlooking the sea set up one of the best photographic spots on the island! After enjoying your coffee or cocktail, simply get lost in Little Venice’s gorgeous alleyways and take some captivating photos.

A stunning viewpoint over Mykonos Town

Only 10 minutes away from Mykonos Town (or “Chora”, as locals call it), this unique point of view will give you the opportunity not only to take enchanting photos but also to gaze at the turquoise waters and the picture-postcard whitewashed houses of Mykonos from above! To see it on the map, follow this link:

The “Happiness” store

Walking down the picturesque alleys of the island, you should absolutely stop at the clothing store called #happiness. Some of you might already know it from their “#HAPPINESS” door that is becoming quite popular on Instagram, especially during summer. You may prefer to take photos while it’s closed and crowdless; however, it is also worth visiting the store while open and full of people. This little gem will fill your heart with positive feelings!

Armenistis Lighthouse

Last but not least, a great spot to capture the sunset is the famous lighthouse of Mykonos. Armenistis is located north of Agios Stefanos beach and the ride is a little bit adventurous; but this is definitely the right place to take a deep breath and appreciate the beauty of our world.