Choosing vacation rentals to «work from anywhere» | Τhe new trend of working-from-anywhere” has arrived to Mykonos Island

-Why Mykonos Villas are ideal for hosting executives to work from “home”-

Leading companies in the world are all the more establishing the concept of working from home for their executives.  Recent statistics show that working from home can be up to 13.5% more productive for individuals with specific duties.  Internet, as the unifier of the globe is a protagonist in this new trend, whilst lately, the concept I being transformed to “working from anywhere”.  Executives and employees can work while on an out-of-home tranquil space, sharing quality time with their colleagues and/or families. 

Villas in Mykonos along with several other sourthern Mediterranean geographical spots have proven to be the ideal choices of American and European corporations that rent properties on the behalf of their executives. 

“Google, Microsoft, Morgan Stanley, JPMorgan, Capital One, Zillow, Slack, Amazon, PayPal, Salesforce and other major companies have extended their work-from-home options, according to the largest human resources organization, SHRM, and other sources.” (Source FORBES, May 24th 2020)

According to people that were forced to live the “work from home” experience, they have sometimes felt that the formal workplace, although at times distracting, offers the opportunity for social interaction. Some people need the buzz of the office to feel secure or be productive. Office background noise and the interaction with colleagues were missing from executives that were obliged to stay at home as a reaction to the COVID-19 work-from-home policies in Sweden.  It’s well known that working alone, neglecting self-care and failing to log off from work on a regular basis can lead to burnout. 

People want different things. Some remote workers are looking for the solitude of a pristine forest or the relaxed lifestyle of a hippie ocean island. Others prefer the fast pace of modern city life or the quiet of country-based communal surroundings with an emphasis on sustainable living. Whatever the choice, the common thread running throughout is the desire to mitigate the isolation and loneliness that can come from this kind of independent, often solitary lifestyle. 

And this is why, companies or individuals end up choosing to combine the isolation and tranquility of a Villa on an island like Mykonos, and at the same time the opportunity to exit their “remote office” and enter straight into a cosmopolitan hub, like the island of Mykonos, which offers award-winning restaurants, multicultural vibes, a crazy party scene, amazing beaches, magical sunsets, clubs, galleries, and with all of it happening within a 10-minute drive from one of the most modern international airports in Europe!

The combination of the mykonos.luxury villa qualities which cover all corporate needs, along with the island’s supreme atmosphere has been described by one of our customer as “Pure bliss!”

As remote working becomes an increasingly viable option for more people, with location independence increasingly the new norm, Mykonos Luxury is in a position to offer short or long-term leases of luxury Villas which have been transformed to work-friendly alternative accommodations for both business travelers and leisure travelers looking to work remotely.  All of our properties meet high quality service requirements and are fully suitable by providing:

  • seamless wi-fi
  • dedicated work space
  • web TV 
  • high quality service
  • certified disinfection
  • cleanliness high scores
  • smoke alarms
  • fire extinguishers
  • provision of any goods upon request 24/7

Keeping this evolving trend in mind, mykonos.luxury, as a leader company on the island providing a range of hospitality services, has assigned a Special Team equipped with all the necessary tools in order to offer value to business travelers or remote workers who are increasingly choosing vacation rentals to work from anywhere.

Last but not least, we are providing flexibility around cancellation policies to the travelers with our fully transparent 6-key policy

  • Our Covid-related cancelation policy is valid through to September 30th 2022
  • You get full money refund if the cancellation is made at least 7 days before arrival
  • All payments cancelled can be refunded in the form of a Credit Voucher
  • Credit Vouchers are valid for 24 months and are transferable
  • Prices cancelled bookings are guaranteed to remain the same
  • Cancellations can be made with a simple email
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In winter 2020-2021, the multicultural Mykonos wore a winter cloak for the first time

Mykonos, with its multicultural environment and without the fear of Covid, which took place in European capitals and most major cities, isolating their population at all levels, this year has a 42% larger “winter population” than last year.

Looking for the truths about the Southern Aegean, one learns that the winter on the island of Mykonos is on average mild, while snow occurs rarely-every fifteen years or so -. Fog is also very rare on the island while the average winter temperature is 12ºC to 25.5ºC. And, most importantly, the average annual sunshine is approaching 2,700 hours ranking Mykonos in the first places in Europe!

This autumn led Myconians, Athenians, but also Europeans to take the decision to live in the flagship of the South Aegean. Strict measures, overcrowding and economic asphyxiation were perhaps some of the reasons many decided to make a fresh start and decentralize. Mykonos, once again, was a choice of many.

Having modern medical centers, private foreign language schools for children, International Airport, access to all services and goods along with excellent weather, Mykonos in 2020 to 2021, with the world-historical changes for humanity, became the permanent home of Greeks and Europeans. Large multinational companies have sent their executives to large modern villas under the umbrella of “work from home” since technology enables remote work, and life on an island like Mykonos is no longer an elusive dream but a new reality. Mykonos, the island with one of the highest levels of sunshine throughout Europe, was this year a winter paradise for Greeks and Europeans who wanted to protect themselves from coronavirus in a unique environment. People from different countries settled on the island, as a result of which the narrow streets of Chora –the “sokakia”- are walked by people every day and hour.

People living in Mykonos confess that her “other face”  is obvious, but we do not see it. It is Mykonos, which is something different than its widespread, incessantly promoted cosmopolitan and entertaining summer nature. The inhabitants of Mykonos live like the inhabitants throughout the Greek province. It is a fact that those who hasten to the island for a few days during the summer, and with the sole motive of all-day fun, rarely have the time to observe those who move in another rhythm than their own.

Easter in Mykonos this year will be the early May Vacation of your dreams!

Combine Mykonos Luxury with Greek Islands’ Traditions

Julian Calendar Easter

The majority of Orthodox churches use the Julian calendar, established by Julius Caesar in 45 B.C., as opposed to the more modern (1582) Gregorian calendar. By that calendar, Orthodox Easter always falls between April 4 and May 8, while Catholic and Protestant Easter falls between March 22 and April 25. The Orthodox Easter in 2021 falls on Sunday 2nd May and will hit the beginning of the Summer Season on the island!

Mykonos in Spring – the Summer Season kick-off

Throughout Easter time in Mykonos flowers are in bloom, the sun is shining, and spring awakens the tourist season as people begin to flock to the island from all over the world. Greek Easter is the highlight of this spring and is the holiest of holidays for Greeks. During Greek Orthodox Holy Week, visitors swarm the islands and villages of Greece as they leave the cities behind to celebrate the holiday with family and friends. Mykonos combines all the traditions of Easter with a cosmopolitan luxury flare!

In Mykonian tradition, the holy icon of Panagia Tourliani Monastery in Ano Mera is brought to the main Chora or Town of Mykonos at the beginning of Lent, 40 days before Easter. Locals and sightseers follow on foot. The procession with the icon lasts up to 2 hours. On the Saturday of Lazarus (the day before Palm Sunday) the icon is returned to its original home. On that day all of the bakeries on the island prepare “lazarakia” a sweet pastry shaped like little men with their arms crossed that is topped with cloves, sugar, and currants.Throughout Holy Week bakeries and homemakers make traditional sweet bread called “Lambrokouloures” and that they decorate the pastry with eggs that have been died red.

The Holy Light

Beginning with the evening of Good Saturday and continuing through Easter Sunday is a time for heartfelt celebration.  Islanders gather at Churches scattered throughout the island where they wait to receive the Holy Light (a flame lit in Jerusalem, brought back to Greece, and distributed around the country). A feast follows where everyone eats the traditional “Magiritsa” soup of greens, and boiled lamb.

Easter Delicacies

You can be sure that partying is expected every night if you’re visiting Mykonos, even during Easter time. Easter Sunday is the culmination of Holy Week and is the day of the most lavish feast. Lamb roasted on the spit, onion pie, kopanisti, cheese, louza (Mykonian cured ham), red eggs, and assorted of salads are served throughout the day of celebration!

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Easter 2021 at your Villa with a Private Chef

Mykonos Luxury is preparing a new concept for this year; we want to bring Easter straight into your Villa with a private Chef cooking the Easter delicacies in your own kitchen while you lay by the swimming pool and enjoy the spring breeze of the Aegean Sea.  We are planning to transfer you, on Saturday midnight at the exact moment of the resurrection of Christ, straight from the Church to your Villa outdoor space to eat and crack the red eggs next to your swimming pool candlelit area, privately serviced by your own Chef and Sous Chef so that this Easter will become the most memorable one of your life!

Louza

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What is the best time to visit Mykonos

Easter 2021 is around the corner

If you have ever wondered which the best time to visit Mykonos Island is, then this post is for you. Mykonos is a highly popular island in the Greek Cyclades cluster, known far and wide for its glamorous aura and cosmopolitan flair. It has been in the jet set spotlight for a handful of decades, being visited at various times of year as it is in fact an island capable of offering the visitor a wide range of experiences.

Easter on 2nd May 2021

The Season begins in April, when the weather starts to warm up and Orthodox Easter which this year is on 2nd May, attracts tourists from everywhere around the globe. Easter melancholic rituals bring a mystic aura to the island and create a unique atmosphere with all lights being dimmed and the music of bars and restaurants turned off as the Epitaph passes by the narrow white pedestrian streets of the Mykonos Town. 

Easter is the turning point when Mykonos emerges from its winter stillness, and prepares to be the cosmopolitan destination with the abundant joy it offers its guests.  The island is re-energized and ready to host another “summer” season, full of new experiences. Spring in Mykonos is one of the most pleasant times of the year in terms of both weather and crowds. The prices are lower during spring, so you can find some excellent deals on both Villas and flights, particularly at the beginning of the season. You can enjoy a lot of great food and have access to the best restaurants without long queues. You will find tons of cafés and bars to relax at and music playing on every corner. The service is also better, and you will probably get to know a lot of local people when going out for dinner.

What to do in “spring” Mykonos

Visit the charming Chora, where you can spend an entire day walking and sightseeing. Take a walk through the Venetian Castle with its ancient ruins and a view of the village. Visit the Odysseas Elytis Theater and enjoy the surroundings while having a nice break. Bring a small picnic with you and enjoy the quiet setting here in spring. Then, continue to Panaghia Gremiotissa – the highest spot of the village, and watch a beautiful sunset. 

You can enjoy a lot of great food and have access to the best restaurants without long queues. You will find tons of cafés and bars to relax at and music playing on every corner. The service is also better, and you will probably get to know a lot of local people when going out for dinner. 

Take a day-trip to Delos Island – a Monument of International Cultural Heritage. It is a perfect place for exploring the island’s and Greece’s history, where you will find several archeological exhibits. Visit the Archaeological Museum of Delos that is one of the most important museums in the country. Here, you will find the significant findings from the excavations on Mykonos. 

Go and see the Three Wells that provided the water to the entire town in the 18th century, up until the 1950s. The saying is that if you drink from one of the wells, you will one day return to the island. Continue to the Manto Mavrogenous square near the old port and visit the Town Hall as well.

Stand anywhere on this whitewashed island and breathe in.  Keep the oxygen produced by the Aegean Sea into your lungs and fell reborn, reenergized and rejuvenated just by breathing!  This is Mykonos!

Weather in Mykonos by month

Mykonos Weather in March: Weather is still cool but winter is ending and businesses are slowly starting to open. Almost half of the restaurants and hotels will be open by the end of the month.

Mykonos Weather in April: Weather is getting warmer and it’s possible to have some warm days by the end of the month when swimming and sunbathing feels possible. By the end of the month, 75% of the tourist business will be open. Nightlife is still quiet but a few bars in Mykonos Town will be open and have something going on.

Mykonos Weather in May: By mid-month summer feels like it’s arrived. All hotels and restaurants are open, the weather is getting nice, the beaches clubs are opening, and tourists are starting to arrive in significant numbers. There is plenty of nightlife options in Mykonos Town.

Mykonos Weather in June: Great weather, everything open, and nightlife is thumping. Beach parties with DJs start about mid-month.

Mykonos Weather in July: Almost the height of summer but still a little quieter than August. Hot weather, huge beach parties, and Mykonos Town bars are crazy (and fun).

Mykonos in August: The busiest month on Mykonos with the most club parties, the craziest nightlife (in town and at the beach), and beautiful weather (though it can be windier than July and September).

Mykonos Weather in September: The nightlife and activity quiets a bit but still lots going on, everything open, and great weather. The last big club party takes place sometime around mid-September.

Mykonos Weather in October: Early October is still tourist season with good beach weather and nightlife in Mykonos Town but by mid-month many hotels and restaurants start to close. By the end of October the island is feeling very quiet.

Mykonos Weather in November: Almost like winter but there’s still a little bit going on in Mykonos Town. With some good luck and a late-season warm spell it’s possible to swim in early November but for the most part the beaches are deserted.

Mykonos Weather in Winter (December to February): The island is very quiet in winter. Weather is temperate by northern European standards – warmish, sunny days are not unusual – but be prepared for plenty of rain, grey skies, and chilliness.

Villa Management by Mykonos Luxury – Policy & Fees

Mykonos Luxury, aside from renting your Villa and promoting it in 30 countries, in 5 languages, is also in a position to undertake the management of your Villa for the whole season, upon a sensible fee, freeing you from the stressful duties of handling multiple villa utility tasks. 

Policy I.

AB Management” includes

  • Housekeeping.  Our cleaning crew will deliver the Villa upon every check in and handle the daily “light” cleaning for the customers.
  • Laundry.  Our covid-certified laundry associate will pick up & deliver the villa laundry at all times under our instructions.

The percentage of 3.5% on sales’ total  includes the organization, administration, management and fine tuning of the daily housekeeping and laundry needs, whilst all third-party costs related are invoiced directly to the Owner upon written (prior) agreement.

Policy II.

“A-Z Management” includes

  • Housekeeping.  Our cleaning crew will deliver the Villa upon every check in and handle the daily “light” cleaning for the customers.
  • Laundry.  Our covid-certified laundry associate will pick up & deliver the villa laundry at all times under our instructions.
  • Professional Disinfection.  Our associated partner will disinfect the villa before each arrival and provide a Certificate for each reservation.
  • Swimming pool.  Daily -or as needed- cleaning and maintenance of the swimming pool according to owner’s instructions.
  • Garden, Outside area, Glass window walls.  We clean, shape and maintain the outside villa’s natural environment and clean the windows, gates, garages  and other villa features that are exposed to the bad weather and wind, so that we can deliver the villa in the exact same condition that we received it
  • Paying Utility bills.  We can assume the multi-role of paying the water, electricity, sewage and internet bills, freeing the Owner from the possibility of being exposed upon a reservation
  • Handyman jobs.  We can be responsible for all cross-issues deriving from electrical failures, fixing of appliances, a/c units maintenance, batteries, anti-mosquito equipment, fridge etc.
  • All other villa needs on the behalf of the Owner.

The percentage of 8.5% on sales’ total includes the organization, administration, management and fine tuning of all villa needs, whilst all third-party costs are charged and invoiced to the Owner upon written (prior) agreement.

Remote work: Enjoy your pop-up sunny beach offices in Mykonos!

COVID-19 has altered the way the entire world works.

With working from home becoming much more common now than it used to be, some people are getting tired of being at home all the time and are thinking of making the most of it by working remotely from somewhere else- such as a vacation spot away from the big crowded city.

Not being tied down to one location for your job sounds like a dream come true.

If you were already growing tired of the city before Covid-19 and you are able to work from home, remote work lifestyle gives you the freedom to travel. And where would be best to, if not to Mykonos?

If you’ve visited Mykonos before, you know the term “cool” is almost overused when describing this bohemian island.

Mykonos has something for everyone -the beaches, the food, the weather and the picturesque spots are just the icing on the cake. It blends cosmopolitan and Cycladic vibes to perfection with traditional dishes and some of the best cocktails that you can enjoy, as you turn off your laptop for the day. Not to be left behind the low COVID-19 infection rate!

Surrounded by the Aegean Sea, there’s plenty of outdoor activities to choose from whenever you need a break from your laptop. For example, try water sports, horse riding and fishing. Or, for gentler stress relief, take a stroll in the foothills, choose to explore the island’s untamed beauty or just look around and feast your eyes on the endless blue. The colors are beyond your imagination and you’ll finally understand what all the fuss is about. Mykonos is the absolute entry in everyone’s bucket list.

Mykonos Luxury is a vacation rentals company offering a living concept that caters to professionals looking for the liberating freedom from regular office life, while working from their villa or even their pop-up sunny beach offices with Wi-Fi, and we provide convenience, flexibility, and reasonable rental terms and prices. Always with the prerequisite high-speed internet provided, our villas typically include a private pool, they are fully furnished, with sheets and towels provided, a fully equipped kitchen, laundry, and well-appointed leisure areas. To select the best spots, we looked at our 150+ villas portfolio in the island, focusing on the best properties. We also made sure that the villas were offered at reasonable prices, and that the internet speed was acceptable.

Here’s a couple of examples of what we offer:

Epic Twin- Elia Complex:

Located just a few steps from the famous Elia beach and only 10 min from Mykonos town, Epic Twin Elia is a twin villa complex, perfect for remote working. Both inside and outside, the guests’ eyes meet the whitewashed walls that blend perfectly with the rocky surrounding and the refreshing pool colour. You can relax on the private balconies outside and enjoy delicious meals. Make sure you take advantage of the BBQ. Inside, a sense of luxurious simplicity prevails, with corner sofas, dining areas and modern kitchens, just to name a few of the many luxury facilities this stunning summerhouse offers.

Houlakia Resort:

This exclusive Mykonos resort offers the guests an absolute luxurious experience and stands out for its unmatched views of the vast blue horizon. The 10-bedroom resort is a 3 separate villas complex, situated in the area of Houlakia, near Tourlos, the new port of the island and just 5min from Chora and Cavo Tangoo Mykonos. The spacious outdoor living area offers two private pools and a Jacuzzi, shaded dining and sitting spaces, gym, stone-built BBQ and pool bar. All three villas composing Houlakia resort are set up in two levels, with en-suite bedrooms, comfortable living and dining rooms and fully equipped kitchens

Make your co-workers jealous by joining the company meeting poolside. Lounge in the sun while you knock projects off your list, then enjoy a crisp plunge in the water.

Bonus: Work on your tan while you work from an airy outdoor area, overlooking the Aegean Sea

Mykonos Beaches & Beach Clubs- The Spice of Life

Mykonos is one of a small handful of elite, premier cosmopolitan destinations for beach life worldwide. For a small island of just 33sqm of land, it has an incredible selection of gorgeous Mykonos beaches to choose from.
We have divided the beaches in Mykonos into two categories: Family Friendly and Party Goers!

PARTY GOERS MYKONOS BEACHES AND CLUBS

Super Paradise Beach

Super Paradise Beach is one of the most famous beaches on the island of Mykonos.
Located on the south coast of the island, it’s the meeting point for party goers on the island. It was one of the first Mykonos beaches to be developed and is also one of the most naturally beautiful beaches in Greece. The waters are crystal clear, and the sand is soft and golden.
Super Paradise Beach Club is one of the most famous clubs on the island and also LGBT friendly. It is only open in the summer months and has plenty of entertainment in the form of dancers and live entertainment. It is also a great people watching spot.
At the same beach one may also visit the Jackie O Beach Club, the sister of the well-known LGBT club in Chora. Jackie O beach club is quite unique offering fabulous music, excellent food, trendy music, unforgettable drag shows and great cocktails. The drag show starts each day at 6.00pm and offers a truly memorable experience!

Paradise Beach

Paradise beach is another one of Mykonos iconic beaches. It is located 6 kilometers south of the capital Chora and close to Super Paradise and Paranga Beach on the south coast. Paradise is extremely vibrant and famous for its party scene at the Tropicana Beach Bar and Restaurant. The club comes to life each day at 4pm with music and dancing that is off the charts.
The beach is well organised with beach umbrellas and loungers and there is also an excellent diving and water sports facility on Paradise Beach.
Cavo Paradiso is another very popular party club, at walking distance from Paradise Beach. It is on the cliff top above the beach. Every year the club has an impressive lineup of visiting international and well-known DJ’s and artists. It is one of the most impressive music venues on the island and has several stages which totally respect the natural surroundings. This is where you can dance the night away whilst appreciating the wild beauty of Mykonos.

Paraga Beach

Mykonos Beaches

Paraga Beach is located to the west of Paradise beach on the south coast of the island. The beach itself comprises of a combination of two sandy beaches which are separated with a rock in the middle. It is roughly a 10-minute drive from Chora and is characterized by the amazing views of Paros, Naxos and ancient Delos.
Scorpios Beach Club is located on the hillside above Paraga Beach and is the most famous club of the beach. Although it’s the newest on the island, it has fast become one of the hip places to visit and be seen, whilst you are in Mykonos.
It has a boho chic and very artistic style to it. The restaurant at Scorpios is outstanding and if you are a food lover, we highly recommend you take a visit. They take food very seriously here and offer the best and freshest organically produced food possible. The menu is primarily Mediterranean cuisine with a emphasis on vegetarian and health. Eating at Scorpios is always a special event to enjoy over long leisurely lunches and dinner with friends and family.
The beach club is the perfect place to retreat to if you are looking for a day of solitude. The sun beds which are super comfortable and luxurious are laid out over three levels on the cliff side. The cabanas are wooden and blend beautifully with the natural surroundings.

Kalo Livadi beach

Kalo Livadi Beach is another of the south coast beaches and is located roughly halfway between Paraga Beach and Lia Beach, in the middle of the south coast of Mykonos.
It is one of the longest beaches on the island and well known for its facilities and calm waters, beautiful sands and natural beauty.
Some of the best restaurants and bars include Nice N Easy and Solymar.
Solymar Beach Club is a vibrant party beach and a favourite hangout for regular visitors of the island, located at the eastern end of Kalo Livadi Beach and is one of the original and most cosmopolitan beach bars and restaurants on the island.
The restaurant is excellent and offers Mediterranean cuisine with an ethnic and Asian fusion touch. Solymar really comes alive by the afternoon when they regularly have well known visiting DJ’s and live music.

FAMILY FRIENDLY BEACHES

Lia Beach

Lia Beach is the most easterly located beach on the South coast of Mykonos, 14 kilometers from Chora. It is one of the most beautiful beaches on the island with lovely calm waters and a golden sandy beach. Lia is one of the beaches we recommend for families and people who are looking for a quieter day. There are rocks on either side of the beach making Lia beach a great spot for both snorkeling and diving.
Lia beach also has an excellent restaurant called Liasti where you can get some excellent

Agios Stefanos Beach

Agios Stefanos Beach is one of the favourite family friendly and peaceful beaches.
It is just 3 kilometers from Chora and one of the closest beaches to the town. It is located north of Tourlos, the new port.
It is a great choice of beach in the shoulder months, as it is well protected from the winds.
There are several restaurants and tavernas on the beach as well as a variety of water sport facilities.

Platis Gialos Beach

Platis Gialos Beach is a busy and very popular beach on Mykonos. It is also the oldest fully serviced beach on the island. It is a great family friendly beach located just 4.5 kilometers from Chora on the south coast.
During the season, there is a variety of water sports on offer. Physically it is a beautiful beach with calm turquoise water and golden sands. There are many hotels and restaurants lined in front of the beach, but it is possible to rent sun beds and umbrellas if you are just visiting for the day. There are regular taxi boats from different parts of the island going to Platis Gialos beach as well as a local bus.

Ornos Beach

Ornos Beach is the closest beach to Chora, located on the south coast and just 2.5 kilometers from the capital. It is one of the best family friendly beaches on the island but because of its location can be very busy in high season.
Despite its busyness, it is a stunningly beautiful beach with clear calm waters, golden sands and very little wind. The beach also has an excellent diving school as well as a school for water skiing and windsurfing. There are several hotels and restaurants overlooking the beach.

Mykonos Beaches

Kalafatis Beach

Kalafatis Beach is probably the most active beach on the island of Mykonos and is the go-to place if you love water sports.
Kalafatis beach is located on the south east coast and is 14 kilometers from Chora. It is windier here than most other beaches and therefore a great spot for surfers. There are also facilities for beach volleyball, scuba diving, snorkeling, jet skiing and windsurfing

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Mykonos Beaches

Agios Sostis Beach

Agios Sostis Beach is located on the northern part of the island and is also one of the quietest beaches. Not only is it one of the most beautiful spots, it is unspoiled and perfect for swimming with calm waters and crystal-clear waters
We highly recommend a visit to Agios Sostis if you are looking for a quiet and tranquil day whilst on vacation. The beach is 250 meters long and there are several walking paths close by. It is best to avoid Agios Sostis if there are strong winds blowing.

Panormos Beach

Panormos Beach is another of the beaches located on the northern side of Mykonos and is just 5 kilometers from Chora. It is a calm and secluded beach and tends to be much quieter than its south coast counterparts.

Agios Ioannis Beach

Agios Ioannis Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches on Mykonos. It is located on the south west of the island and is 4.8 kilometers from Chora. There are only a limited number of beach beds for hire so if you are planning on spending the day here; it is wise to go early. The sand on the beach is golden and soft and the waters are very blue and crystal clear.

There is an excellent restaurant called Hippie Fish which is famous for its sea food.

Houlakia Beach

Houlakia Beach is a pebble beach located on the northern side of Mykonos just 4 kilometers north of Mykonos Town. This is not one of the best swimming spots on the island, but it is one of the best places to enjoy a Mykonos Sunset. For this reason alone, we highly recommend a visit.

Whatever your style is, find your favorite beach, pack up your towels, a bottle of sunscreen and a big hat and jump into the fun of Mykonos beaches!

Mykonos Beaches

I want to travel to Greece. Can I?

As the summer approaches there is a key question on many people’s minds: “When will I be able to travel to Greece again?”
We are here seeking to provide the most up-date-information about the situation in Greece and developments regarding tourism and international travel to the country. As the situation is likely to remain fluid for the coming weeks, we will be regularly updating this article with the latest developments.

Statistics

Greece has timely taken all necessary actions that seized effectively the covid-19 spread in the country. As a result, today Greece reports less than 3.500 cases and 192 deaths in total, up to the 1st of July. Most importantly, in the past weeks following the first gradual lift of measures taken against the spread, there has not been any significant upturn in cases.
The government has announced a two-month plan in order for the country to return to normalcy, keeping always in mind that the health both of Greek citizens and the tourists is a top priority.

Greece will cover transfer to hospital and medical costs as well as stay in quarantine hotel if needed.
The Greek state is also urging airlines travel agents and hotels to offer maximum flexibility during this time of customer and regulatory uncertainty.
The government recommends travelers download the free Visit Greece app prior to their arrival.

Flights, Ferries, Public Transports

As of July 1st, all Greek airports reopened to international flights, both direct and transit ones. Direct flights are now open for passengers coming from the EU+ countries (EU countries plus Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Romania, Iceland, Norway, Switzerland, Lichtenstein and Ireland), as well as to 14 non-Eu countries: Algeria, Australia, Georgia, Japan, Canada, Morocco, Montenegro, N. Zealand, S. Korea, Rwanda, Serbia, Uruguay Thailand, Tunisia and China Exceptions apply to passengers from countries which are seriously affected by the pandemic, among which the USA, Russia, Brazil, UK, Turkey and Sweden until 15.07.20.

Additional restrictions on non-essential travel from non-EU countries may be applicable, pending guidance from the European Union.

All passengers travelling on international flights to Greece are required to fill in and electronically submit the compulsory Passenger Locator Form (PLF) 48 hours before departure.
All bans and restrictions for the domestic flights in Greece have been lifted as of 25/5/2020.

As of June 15, the land border with Bulgaria Albania and North Macedonia is open, and visitors are subject to sample testing.

From July 1, international arrivals by sea and docking at Greek ports are allowed.

For transport by car, tourist bus and train the use of masks is mandatory, while traveling is carried out with a 50% capacity

Accommodation

All year-round resorts, including Villas and hotels are open as of June 1st, while seasonal resorts will open on June 15th.
Health protocols have been designed for the safe reopening and operation of resorts, across the country:
All resorts are obliged to have a doctor on call and follow enhanced disinfection and deep cleaning practices, Staff members are obliged to follow the necessary hygiene, while queuing at reception during check-in / check-out must be avoided. Bills, invoices and receipts are recommended to be sent by email and key cards must be disinfected.
Outdoor swimming pools are allowed to operate, according to the current legal framework.

Private yachts

As of 25th May however, yachting in Greek seas is allowed, as it is the safest tourist activity

Public transport (metro, buses, trolley cars, taxis)

As of May 8 the use of masks is compulsory on all public transports (metro, buses, taxis, private cars etc.). In accordance to the law, taxis/mini vans of 5 and 7 seats or private vehicles/mini vans can transfer solely up to two passengers.
For mini vans with capacity of 8 and 9 seats 3 passengers can ride the vehicles. Exception of the restriction is provided for parents with minor children. A 150 euros fine will be imposed on passengers that break the rules.

RESTAURANTS AND BEACH BARS

Both indoor and outdoor seating is now permitted at restaurants across the country. By government guidelines, tables are placed with a safe distance between them.
Maximum allowed number of table guests is six persons, except for families with minor children. It is mandatory for the staff to wear a mask or a face shield, whereas it is highly recommended to customers to do the same.
As of May 16, Beach clubs are open, however with new rules for their operation. The public can also make use of free beaches and coastline, although are advised to respect social distancing guidelines.
Servers must wear face masks.
At hotel buffets disinfectant will be provided for hands at the dining area’s entrance. All hotels must install sneeze guards (protective food guards that protect buffet line entrées and sides from airborne contaminants). The food at the buffet will be served only by the hotel’s kitchen staff (who will be properly equipped with masks and gloves). The customer should not come in contact with the food or the utensils at the buffet.

ENTERTAINMENT AND CULTURE

As of 15th June 2020, visits in museums is permitted. Archaeological sites now operate on extended summer hours (08:00-20:00) to avoid large crowds from forming. In order to maintain the minimum 1.5m safety distance between people, the number of visitors allowed in at every archaeological site is limited, as is the number of visitors allowed to enter every hour.
Specific routes have been demarcated, the entrance and exit separated, and plexiglass screens installed wherever needed and possible.
Public is advised to use masks, disinfectants and keep distances as they are applied.

SHOPPING

Commercial shops have already opened as of May 11th, while shopping malls and outlets have opened on May 18th. Consumers and staff are advised to use masks and disinfectants. Distance between customers must be 1,5 m.

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BEACH

As of May16th access to beaches providing amenities is open but in accordance to strict health safety rules. Private beaches have a capacity restriction of 40 persons per 1.000 square meters and 4 m. distance between umbrellas is compulsory, each of which will provide shade for two sun loungers at most – this does not apply to families with children. Two sunbeds that are under different umbrellas cannot be placed closer to each other than 1.5m. Placing a towel on top of sun loungers is mandatory and considered the responsibility of the user. The staff at organized beaches and beach clubs are required to disinfect sun loungers/chairs after every use. Additionally, they must regularly disinfect sanitary facilities and post a schedule of that cleaning for official review.
Beach bars and food trucks offering food and drink can serve items in a package. Alcohol can be sold but cannot be consumed at the bar to prevent overcrowding.
The ban on playing music at organized beaches has been lifted. However, it is recommended for owners of bars and cafes operating in beach areas to avoid holding events that would cause overcrowding.

WEDDING

If you plan your wedding in an orthodox church the restriction of 1 person per 10 square meters will be imposed, in order to ensure a safe distance of 1,5 m. between your guests.
If you plan a civil wedding, it is recommended to get in touch with the competent municipality or your wedding planner in order to get informed of the restrictions that are applied in each case. The guests are advised to use masks, disinfectants and keep their interpersonal safety distances.

Note that all of the above dates are subject to change, depending on the course of the epidemic in the country. Any potential resurgence of the virus will lead to delays and possibly reversals of the above measures

Here’s why the less expensive Mykonos holiday accommodation is also the safest!

Mykonos is expensive. Some consider it unapproachable. But it is a Diva, and it is in beautiful Greece, and it is whitewashed, and, this Summer it will be affordable as  prices for accommodation (luxury villa in Mykonos , Airbnb, etc.) became very attractive, unlike other years where the simple law of “demand and supply” led to the high, sometimes unaffordable cost of holidays in Mykonos.

Have you ever wondered – and especially if you are traveling with friends or family – what is best for you when it comes to choosing a vacation on an island like Mykonos which is one of the five most attractive destinations on the planet along with Ibiza, Morocco and the Caribbean islands.

In a luxury complex or hotel the cost for a couple starts from 150 euros and reaches a four-digit number per day! At the same time, luxury villas in Mykonos accommodating 6 to 12 people cost significantly less.

Yes. It’s simple mathematics. If in the “high season” a lux room costs 500 euros a day, the cost per person is 250 euros.  In a luxury villa in Mykonos with a private pool, the price is around 800 euros per day and accommodates 10 people or more in bedrooms with en suite bathrooms, costing less than 80 euros per day!

In addition, at a time when the world is battling the battle Covid-19, the villas are far ahead when it comes to safety, as. They do not have common areas with the other residents of the complex or hotel:

  • They do not have a reception, big common lobbies or breakfast buffets for all
  • They do not have a central air conditioning system that distributes air to all rooms through common ducts, rather than individual AC units per room
  • The swimming pool is not shared. It is 100% private
  • Sheets and towels are disinfected and wrapped by piece in nylon bags 
  • Mykonos Luxury villas provide disinfection certificate upon each arrival
  • Air conditioning filters are disinfected at each departure
  • The check-in at the villa is contactless; only the customers enter the villa with a sterile key handed to them along with the sanitization certificates upon arrival

Here are 10 more reasons why a villa in Mykonos is the ideal choice for your holiday!

i.         Luxury and 360 view of the Aegean

Private villas in Mykonos, these days, provide stunning luxury facilities and amenities. From sea-looking infinity pools to all kinds of tech gadgets, or from outdoor BBQ sets or Jacuzzis to top-notch brands of toiletries, Villas offer an individualized kind of luxury unavailable at large hotels. Each villa in Mykonos is unique, with a distinctive style and a personality of its own. Hotels just can’t provide that individualized kind of experience. And what’s more, even if you book a sea view room, you will never be able to overlook the deep blue Aegean Sea at its full glory, like you will when sitting on the Villa terrace.

    ii.         Top Privacy and Homeliness

A holiday is to kick back and relax, and typically Villas are private homes where your neighbors are not on the other side of the wall, as in a hotel. Your Villa’s pool, beachfront, terrace, etc. are not shared. And your parking spot is right there. In a Villa you can use every facility at any time you want, without having to wait for your turn. It may sound like selfishness, but it’s not! It’s your holiday, your time and your family. 

    iii.         Plenty of Space

There’s no place like home. And even if you book a spacious hotel suite or a warm, welcoming and homey hotel room, you will end up spending your private time in a few square meters. Luxury villas are generally bigger than all but the largest hotel suites. A villa gives approximately more than 150sqm than a hotel, where you can stretch out to your heart’s content. In comparison to a villa, hotel rooms could be a virtual shoebox, as they supply an average of 30 sqm. Especially if you have children, the extra space can be much needed. More space is a major contribution to having a stress-free holiday.

    iv.         Service

Yes, Hotels come with yumee buffet breakfasts, but how many times did we miss those hot croissants because –especially on a holiday- we didn’t want to sacrifice our precious sleep! Villas may come with a private chef, who will prepare the menu you design, on the time you want it.  At our Villas, housecleaning, change of linen and pool maintenance is daily and, upon request, you can have a private chauffer or a live-in housekeeper and babysitter.  You get a staff of 3 to 4 people to cater to the needs of your group of 8 to 10. That’s a rate of nearly 1 staff person per 2 guests. Now, think about how’s that rate going to most hotels and you’ll understand why private rentals are in a worldwide boom. The level of personalized service available at private Villas is something that hotels just can’t compete with

    v.         Peace and Quiet

Tranquility is what a Villa is about.  You’ll have the entire property to yourself and you can be yourself and nobody will bother you! No matter how luxurious a hotel is, you will always be sharing its facilities with lots of strangers. A private Villa comes with a private pool just for you and your friends.  There is a reason why celebrities always choose private Villas. Other than the noise of a scooter once in a while, you rarely hear any noise throughout your stay. Well, except for your screeching kids jumping in the pool.  

    vi.         Day and Night Private Pool

This is a big win for the Villa.  In big hotels a place by the pool is always a battle –  in a villa not at all! You can have your sun loungers next to our own private pool and move around from sun to shade depending on our mood. You can hang out the wet pool towels and swimsuits overnight outdoors, and leave the toys stayed in a nice pile by the pool. All you have to think about is the sunscreen. You may stay there and enjoy the sunset, without someone –in the case of hotels- asking you to leave as the pool area needs to be prepared for the dinner of 200 guests.  And how fantastic, fun or…  romantic is it to use the pool under the starry summer sky.  

    vii.         Kids can be kids

You can be much calmer at a Villa with your family and friends, than you would have been at a large hotel. There’s no shushing the kids in fear that they would wake up the people in the room next door, and you don’t have to tell them not to run through the lobby.  The kids will find board games to play and a couple of balls for the pool. Not to mention plenty of outdoor room for their cartwheels in the sunshine.  Also, our Villas come with portable cots and a highchair at no extra cost for the little ones.

    viii.         Healthy meals

Villas have a large fully equipped kitchen where our private chefs can cook for you and your friends quality meals.  Our private Chefs know the island of Mykonos very well and get fresh ingredients specifically selected according to their guests’ tastes to cook for you everything you like, from no calorie laden buffet breakfast to delicious BBQ meals. We can also stock up your fridge whenever you want us to, with selected groceries and beverages of your choice. And let’s not forget the most glorious local summer fruits you get to have when eating local!

    ix.         Villas are pet-friendly

How many hotels do you know that allow pets? Your dog is just as much as a family member as anyone else, and you should be able to take them along to be a part of the memories. Our villas are proud to welcome pets, which can save you the stress of missing your furry friend. 

    x.         Price

Last but not least is what might actually be the strongest point when it comes to Villas vs Hotels: the price! Let’s face it, luxury hotels in Mykonos can get pricey, and a lot of them charge differently, depending on demand, season, number of persons per room etc. Renting a Villa can be extremely cost effective compared to booking a hotel room, especially when your party is big enough to fill all the rooms in the Villa as the cost gets spread among more people. It just doesn’t matter how luxurious a private Villa is, it will still offer a better deal.

Here, at Mykonos Luxury, our Villas give you all the above and more. 

We are sure to present you with a home away from home, in a relaxed and comfortable environment, for you to enjoy a sip of a cool beverage at the pool terrace or lounging in your Villa’s living room. 

Why not get in touch with our team today, to get your holiday excitement started?

D. Rock Champagne meets Mykonos.Luxury Villas

Mykonos Luxury (with a collection of dozens of luxury villas in Mykonos)  and D. Rock champagne are happy to announce the launch of The Mykonos Luxury Champagne special Edition!

The owner of Champagne D. Rock, Chris Hofmann and Mykonos.Luxury Operations Director Pikoulas Chris decided to build on their long-lasting friendship and offer the famous D. Rock Brut Gold special edition champagnes to all Mykonos Luxury villas’ guests.

The luxurious cuvee D. Rock Brut Gold is a blend of different grapes and soils, with subtle balance and exceptional character.  The unique and instantly recognizable golden bottle is the perfect mix of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir with an unrivalled smooth bouquet, produced in a small, idyllic family business in Champagne.

D. Rock Brut Gold is the first champagne, worldwide, with a handmade logo made from over 1.000 Luk-Dymand synthetic gemstones, carefully assembled on noble cotton velvet.

D. Rock also produces “Christophorus”, a 60 liters bottle of champagne, the biggest filled champagne bottle worldwide.

Mykonos Luxury villas in Mykonos offer all luxury touches a guest would expect from a resort in Mykonos island, the world-class location and superbly chic destination. Whether you’re looking for luxuriously relaxing, throwing your wedding, partying all day with friends, or just enjoying an intimate affair, Mykonos Luxury villas in Mykonos are the ultimate environment for crafting your memories. Mykonos Luxury villas’ guests will complimentary enjoy a glass of D. Rock-Mykonos Luxury Champagne and fresh fruits, at their arrival, and will receive a bottle of champagne, as a good appreciation gift!

We want our guests to feel truly valued and our valuable association with D. Rock Champagne is a deluxe way to thank them and make them feel how special they are for us.

Mykonos Luxury Champagne Edition: Setting the standard for Luxury and Sophistication