For the past 60 years, Mykonos is a glamorous VIP destination that attracts the international jet-set. Be it for its alluring cosmopolitan character and vibrant night scene or the incredible natural beauties and its captivating traditional side, the undeniable truth is that Mykonos is a must-visit island, especially if you are into quintessential luxury experiences and unlimited pampering. From shopping to high-end boutiques and dining at Michelin-star restaurants to enjoying some of the most affluent accommodation, Mykonos has it all. Here are some ways to live the luxury Mykonos experience:
Cruise up in a Luxury Yacht
A significant part of the A-list Mykonos lifestyle experience is luxury charter cruises. You may choose to take your yacht to explore the island itself and visit picturesque sandy beaches and secluded coves or hop to nearby islands. In the latter case, some destinations definitely worth considering are that islands of Santorini, Tinos, Paros, Naxos, and, of course, the UNESCO World Heritage Site – Delos island. The Mykonos landscape prevents many people from accessing idyllic, yet remote, shores and bays. That problem is solved if you decide to cruise up there on a yacht. As for places to dock your boat, Mykonos features several luxury marinas that will serve your needs and requirements the best way.
Helicopter Sightseeing Flights
Not only will you be able to get a bird’s eye views of the beauties of this fetching island but also visit surrounding islands and explore their splendour as well. Whether you pick a helicopter tour around Mykonos or a heli transfer to other luxury travel destinations like Costa Navarino, Elounda, Spetses, and Porto (or even neighbouring countries like Turkey), the experience will certainly be unique. Such air transfers are available with various private aircraft, from light jets and two-engine Airbus H-135’s to business jets and 8-seater Piper PA-Chieftains.
Now, if you flirt with the idea to visit other equally-famous-for-their-VIP-glamour destinations in the Mediterranean like Saint Tropez and Ibiza, you may still opt for a private aircraft charter flight.
Luxury Beach Experiences
One of the most VIP-favoured beaches is Psarou Beach with its lavish cushy loungers being reserved some 12 months beforehand. Psarou is also home to one of the most notable restaurants on the island, that of Nammos, which also features an equally world-renowned synonymous beach bar and marina to park your yacht. The beau monde of this beautiful world, alongside other humble (wealthy) mortals, flock the golden stretch of land to party until the early morning hours with lots of champagne and cocktails flowing non-stop.
Mykonos also provides you plenty of opportunities to savour splendid dining experiences at a wide range of upscale gourmet restaurants while gazing at heart-stopping sunsets and sea views. As for the times you need to release some steam and relax, a luxury spa treatment is the best way to unwind and rejuvenate.
However, even walking the cobblestone streets, past the traditional, whitewashed, cubic-shaped Mykonos houses with the bougainvillea-filled balconies, and the small Orthodox churches and chapels scattered all over the island, and visiting the famous windmills that stand proud as reminders of a rich history is a heart-pleasing enough experience to carry with you forever.
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