As well as being known for its non-stop party atmosphere, Mykonos, sometimes referred to as the ‘Ibiza of Greece’, is also one of the most popular and glamorous of the Greek isles with beautiful beaches and up to 300 days of sunshine a year. Steeped in mythology and history this island features the pretty and unique white-washed Mykonos windmills, built by the Venetians in the 16th century, which are dotted all over the hills and cliff tops and concentrated in the main town. This island is perfect for a lively sunshine escape, with great food, friendly people and a plenitude of beaches to choose from and the perfect location from which to discover it all is the gorgeous Mykonos Theoxenia luxury boutique hotel – a hidden oasis of calm and tranquillity that’s incredibly just a few minutes’ walk from the hustle and bustle of Mykonos town.
One of the most famous boutique hotels on the island (and a favourite of Jackie Onassis), the elegant and modern Mykonos Theoxenia has a fresh feel with a hint of sixties glamour and style. Part of Louis Hotels and a member of the trendy Design Hotels of the World group, its unique ambience and innovative style and architecture have made this 5-star hotel a ‘national preserved property’ and a joy to stay in. It boasts 52 rooms and suites, a free form swimming pool, health club with spa and gym, restaurant and bar along with impeccable, discreet service all set right on the sea front – the perfect haven in Mykonos for a relaxing break.
There are five room levels to choose from including Classic Double Rooms and Deluxe Rooms through to the twelve Suites which range from Junior to larger One and Two Bedroom Suites which benefit from more open plan living space as well as additional outdoor living areas to relax in too. All the rooms and suites at the Mykonos Theoxenia have been decorated with traditional-style white-wash walls along with a combination of vibrant citrus and aqua colour schemes. Each room has a modern and contemporary feel with tasteful sixties design touches such as the sixties inspired chairs and furniture fabrics; they also feature wooden floors, luxurious bathrooms, a balcony or terrace and views over the beautiful Aegean sea or the landscaped hotel gardens. As you would expect in a European 5-star hotel, all the rooms are equipped with very comfortable beds (with a pillow menus), TV, mini bar, safe, air conditioning, complimentary wifi and internet access and sound system, on top of this you receive thoughtful extras such as a welcome drink on arrival and fresh fruit and a bottle of wine (or champagne with canapés in larger suites) in your room. Room Tip: If you’re not opting for a Suite, try a Deluxe Sea Front Room which has a spacious lounge area, an elevated bedroom with wooden floor, balcony and bathroom with separate rainforest shower with hydromassage. If you are looking for a suite, you would be hard pushed to beat Room 305, a One Bedroom Suite with separate living room, two bathrooms and balcony with gorgeous sea views.
As you would imagine, this hotel offers wonderful gourmet Mediterranean cuisine in its restaurant overlooking the sapphire blue Aegean Sea – the perfect setting in which to dine whilst watching a spectacular sunset. Chef Dionisis Karkafiris and his team have created a menu incorporating local Greek ingredients which features everything from rich pasta courses, to speciality grilled meats, fresh crispy salads and indulgent desserts which are all beautifully presented. A stay at this hotel includes breakfast which comprises of a wide selection of delights including Greek dishes through to good old bacon and eggs! If you would like some extra privacy you can enjoy 24/7 room service, though there’s a limited menu from midnight to 7am. The hotel also offers a sixties inspired indoor bar to relax in, or you can enjoy pool-side drinks in the sunshine in their outdoor bar area too (Tip: the pool serves complimentary drinks and snacks during the day). If you wish to dine out, the main town of Mykonos is only a few minutes’ walk away and the reception staff are more than happy to recommend restaurants for you.
In addition to the beautifully designed turquoise pool complete with palm tree island and surrounds, the hotel also offers the ‘bhealthy’ health club which contains a gym and treatment rooms for relaxing body treatments and massages (Treatment Tip: You can also book a massage in the comfort of your hotel room or beside the pool for an alfresco rejuvenating treat). For those wishing to explore the island, the hotel is fantastically located within walking distance of the lively Mykonos town as well as Little Venice which has a great array of bars, cafes, art galleries and shops within its rows of fishing houses that line the waterfront. If you fancy finding out a little more about Mykonos’ maritime history then you can take a trip out to the Armenistis Lighthouse and the Aegean Maritime Museum too.
So, if you feel you need a burst of sunshine and relaxation that’s just a matter of hours away from London, then a few days at this stylish hideaway in the Greek Isles is just what the doctor ordered. Let its unique pop art-décor transport you to another time while you sit back and enjoy the excellent hospitality and extremely friendly service of this wonderful little boutique hotel.
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