Among the many hundreds of thousands of people who fly in every summer in Mykonos to swim in its transparent blue waters, spend long hours of sunbathing or dancing in its notorious beach bars, taste the best delicacies of the Mediterranean cuisine and indulge into the temptations of its rocking night life, there are a few eclectic connoisseurs who come to this precious gem of the Aegean Sea for totally different reasons.
To them, Mykonos with its spectacular coastline and landscape, its hundreds of white-washed churches and chapels hanging like eagles’ nests from sharp cliffs where the only sound comes from the roaring waves hitting the shore below and its vibrant energy, is the perfect place for unwinding and finding the true meaning of Zen.
The main reason for the mystical side of this beautiful place, that lists as one of the top world’s destinations for luxury travelers, is that Mykonos is neighboring with Delos Island; a sacred rock in the middle of the Cycladic archipelagos, famous for its high energy magnetic field and for making its thousands of visitors every year feel overwhelmed by a strong sensation. Delos, birthplace of the God of Light, Apollo, has been known as a holy island from the ancient times. According to a local legend, it is a place of huge concentration of energy due to a star that appears in the summer sky, in the center of a ring of stars above Delos.
Spending a day in Delos to meditate, practice Yoga, or do Tai Chi exercises is a soul-lifting experience that will leave you full of energy and spiritual fulfillment. The boat ride from Mykonos’ old port to the sacred island takes approximately 20 minutes. Just beware to leave before dark, as you cannot spend the night there. What you can, though, is stay long enough to watch the sunset — an experience that will leave you breathless.
Back to Mykonos, you can visit one of the emblematic luxury spas or ask for home-spa services, widely available along with yoga sessions to stretch your spine, improve your posture and metabolism, strengthen your bones, calm your nerve system, help you sleep well, relieve depression, help you relax and bring harmony to your mind. Apart from Yoga you can also book Pilates lessons and Massage sessions.
Whatever you need to fully unwind from the frantic reality we all live in, reach a high level of inner serenity, and find your Zen balance, accepting things as they are without constantly trying to interpret them, Mykonos can offer it, beautifully ‘wrapped’ in the amazing blue, white and golden shades of the Cycladic colors!