Mykonos has reopened to travelers I Here’s who can visit Greece right now

The country is now welcoming tourists from the EU, UK and around a dozen other countries around the world

Updated: Thursday 1 April 2021, 11:58 am

Mykonos is one of the top world’s destinations. 

Renting a villa on the island of Mykonos has always been the best choice for a great vacation, for the ideal way to celebrate, for the no-turning down “proposal” idyllic spot on the planet!  Mykonos Luxury managing more than 130 luxury villas in Mykonos is prepared in depth to welcome the 2021 Season’s guests.

After several very long months, Greece started lifting lockdown restrictions through summer and autumn last year – and now it wants to help salvage your 2021 holiday plans. The country has already resumed flights to all its major airports and is now set to loosen its travel restrictions further as it gears up for peak summer tourist season.

Travelers currently allowed in include residents and citizens of EU and Schengen member states, plus the UK and around a dozen other countries around the world including Australia, Japan, Israel and Turkey.

There are also new rules for international arrivals. All visitors must fill out a ‘passenger locator form’ at least 24 hours before arriving. This requires ‘detailed information on [passengers’] point of departure, the duration of previous stays in other countries, and the address of their stay while in Greece’. They must also bring a negative test result from within 72 hours of arrival, and for the time being, quarantine for seven days on arrival.

However, the country will scrap the mandatory self-isolation period from May 14.

As the country prepares for summer tourist season, international visitors will only be allowed in if they

  • can prove they have had the vaccine
  • have antibodies’ paper proof
  • can provide a negative test result from within the past 72 hours.

There will also be random testing at the airport, and if your test comes positive, the country’s tourism Minister has said all healthcare costs will be covered by the Greek state.

So in other words: it’s not actually that long before you will be able to jet off on that balmy Aegean getaway. Just don’t forget that all-important test result – or vaccine certificate, if you’re lucky enough to have one.

Remember, many countries are still warning against all non-essential travel and some are quarantining all overseas arrivals, including their own returning citizens.

* This article was updated on 1st April 2021. You are strictly advised to check all the relevant restrictions before you think about travelling.

Η πολυπολιτισμική Μύκονος φόρεσε χειμερινό μανδύα προστατεύοντας από την απομόνωση της πανδημίας όσους επέλεξαν το άλλο της πρόσωπο

Η Μύκονος , με το πολυπολιτισμικό περιβάλλον της και χωρίς τον φόβο του Covid που πρυτάνευσε στις ευρωπαϊκές πρωτεύουσες και τις περισσότερες μεγάλες πόλεις απομονώνοντας  τον πληθυσμό τους σε όλα τα επίπεδα, κράτησε, φέτος, 42% μεγαλύτερο χειμερινό πληθυσμό από πέρσι.

Ψάχνοντας τις αλήθειες για το Νότιο Αιγαίο μαθαίνει κανείς ότι ο χειμώνας στο νησί της Μυκόνου είναι κατά μέσον όρο ήπιος, ενώ χιόνι εμφανίζεται σπάνια –ανά δεκαπενταετία περίπου-.  Ομίχλη παρατηρείται επίσης πολύ σπάνια στο νησί ενώ η μέση θερμοκρασία του χειμώνα είναι 12ºC με 25,5ºC.  Και, το κυριότερο, η μέση μέση ετήσια ηλιοφάνεια πλησιάζει τις 2.700 ώρες κατατάσσοντας τη Μύκονο στις πρώτες θέσεις πανευρωπαϊκά!

Το φετινό φθινόπωρο οδήγησε Μυκονιάτες, Αθηναίους, αλλά και Ευρωπαίους να πάρουν την απόφαση να κατοικήσουν στην ναυαρχίδα του Νότιου Αιγαίου.   Τα αυστηρά μέτρα, η πολυκοσμία και η οικονομική ασφυξία ήταν ίσως κάποιοι από τους λόγους  που πολλοί αποφάσισαν να κάνουν μία νέα αρχή και να αποκεντρωθούν.  Η Μύκονος, για ακόμα μια φορά, αποτέλεσε επιλογή πολλών επωνύμων και μη. 

Έχοντας σύγχρονα ιατρικά κέντρα, ιδιωτικά ξενόγλωσσα σχολεία για τα παιδιά, διεθνές αεροδρόμιο, πρόσβαση σε όλες τις υπηρεσίες και αγαθά αλλά και εξαιρετικό καιρό, η Μύκονος το 2020 προς 2021, με τις κοσμοϊστορικές αλλαγές για την ανθρωπότητα, αποτέλεσε τη μόνιμη βάση κατοικίας Ελλήνων κι Ευρωπαίων.   Μεγάλες πολυεθνικές εταιρίες έστειλαν σε μεγάλες σύγχρονες βίλες τα στελέχη τους κάτω από την ομπρέλα του «work from home» εφόσον άλλωστε η τεχνολογία δίνει τη δυνατότητα της απομακρυσμένης εργασίας, και η ζωή σε ένα νησί σαν τη Μύκονο δεν είναι πλέον ένα άπιαστο όνειρο αλλά μία νέα πραγματικότητα. Η Μύκονος, το νησί με ένα από τα μεγαλύτερα ποσοστά ηλιοφάνειας πανευρωπαϊκά, αποτέλεσε φέτος έναν χειμερινό παράδεισο για Έλληνες και Ευρωπαίους που θέλησαν  να προστατευθούν από τον κορωνοϊό σε ένα περιβάλλον μοναδικό.  Άνθρωποι από διάφορες χώρες εγκαταστάθηκαν στο νησί, με αποτέλεσμα τα στενά σοκάκια της Χώρας να περπατιούνται από κόσμο κάθε μέρα και ώρα.

Άνθρωποι που κατοικούν στη Μύκονο εξομολογούνται ότι το άλλο πρόσωπο είναι φανερό, αλλά δεν το βλέπουμε. Είναι η δεύτερη αλλά υπαρκτή μορφή του νησιού. Είναι η Μύκονος, που είναι και κάτι άλλο πέρα από το διαδεδομένο, αδιάκοπα προβεβλημένο κοσμοπολίτικο και ψυχαγωγικό της πρόσωπο.  Οι κάτοικοι στη Μύκονο ζουν όπως οι κάτοικοι σε όλη την έκταση της ελληνικής επαρχίας. Κι όσοι σπεύδουν στο νησί για λίγες μέρες με μοναδικό τους κίνητρο την ολοήμερη διασκέδαση, σπάνια αφήνουν χρόνο για να παρατηρήσουν όσους κινούνται σε άλλο ρυθμό από το δικό τους.

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.

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.

I want to travel to Greece

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

Independent ac units in each room so that customers do not run the risk of catching covid 19 I Mykonos Luxury

New research suggests that there is a possibility of catching covid 19 through air conditioning.  Air conditioners may circulate infectious droplets containing SARS-CoV-2.  Experts explain how infectious airborne droplets relate to summer ac units. The Greek Ministry of Health in its Circular of 24th April 2020 issued instructions, on the proper use of air conditioners, in the context of coronary protection measures.  
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Given this, Private villas in Mykonos constitute a wise choice for holidays and accommodation in Mykonos.  All Mykonos Luxury Villas are 100% private and do not share air-conditioning with other bungalows or houses like in many semi-detouched holiday homes.  In addition, all Mykonos Luxury villas have an AC unit in each bedroom, which means that even in the case of indoor air filtration, the customer will only inhale his own air, and not share air with other customers like in the cases of small or large holiday complexes.

catching covid 19 through air conditioning

In addition, all Mykonos Luxury villas, without exception, have imposed all precautionary measures in place for the summer season this year to ensure a safe travel experience for our guests. 

  • Sanitizing & Disinfecting our Villas

We have always followed a strict policy of cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting for our vacation villas in Mykonos. We are ramping up our procedures and raising our usual standards of cleanliness and health safety, ensuring all surfaces are disinfected including countertops, frequently touched items like doorknobs, switch plates, remotes and phones, fabric-covered areas and all high traffic areas. We are currently having all our villas in Mykonos, as well as our car and aircraft rentals,  disinfected against covid-19, by certified professionals, using Cold Fogging and the disinfectant DALCO 100 (clo2), in accordance to ISO 16636:2015 & 9001:201, and adhering to  eody.gov.gr and the Greek Ministry of Health recommendations, the manufacturer’s directions and eof.gr labeling. The above disinfection process will be repeated before every check-in. We have also blocked the days before and after each reservation to ensure we have adequate time to thoroughly clean, sanitize and disinfect each property.

catching covid 19 through air conditioning
  • Cleaning of Linens and Towels

Our sheets and towels are laundered in a certified machine operated laundry facility, using a hydrogen peroxide sanitizer, detergent and bleach, following all recommended textile processing standards and delivered to Mykonos Luxury in individually wrapped packs.

  • Provide security precautions to our guests

All our villas in Mykonos offer sanitizer gels, disinfectant tissues, and disposable paper towels, while we have posted signs throughout the property, describing ways to prevent the spread of germs and protect themselves from becoming infected

  • Contactless check-in and -out

This innovation provides our guests forward check-in and check-out, through a completely paperless process, entirely handled on a tablet that makes our front office ultra-precautious in securing the safety of our guest, minimizing physical contacts

catching covid 19 through air conditioning
  • Use of Private Pools at Your Mykonos Luxury Villa in Mykonos

Additionally, you can feel safe using the private pool at your villa. According to the CDC, “There is no evidence that COVID-19 can be spread to humans through the use of pools and hot tubs. Proper operation, maintenance, and disinfection (e.g., with chlorine and bromine) of pools and hot tubs should remove or inactivate the virus that causes COVID-19.” 

What we do for the safety of our villas in Mykonos

We Clean. We Care. We Welcome

What we do at Mykonos Luxury for securing the safety of our guests in our villas in Mykonos

We are aware of the outbreak of the coronavirus.

At Mykonos Luxury we have taken all the necessary precaution measures to ensure a safe experience for our guests.

Here’s a list of our cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting protocols:

  • Sanitizing & Disinfecting our Villas

We have always followed a strict policy of cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting for our vacation villas in Mykonos. We are ramping up our procedures and raising our usual standards of cleanliness and health safety, ensuring all surfaces are disinfected including countertops, frequently touched items like doorknobs, switch plates, remotes and phones, fabric-covered areas and all high traffic areas.

We are currently having all our villas in Mykonos, as well as our car and aircraft rentals,  disinfected against covid-19, by certified professionals, using Cold Fogging and the disinfectant DALCO 100 (clo2), in accordance to ISO 16636:2015 & 9001:201, and adhering to  eody.gov.gr and the Greek Ministry of Health recommendations, the manufacturer’s directions and eof.gr labeling.

The above disinfection process will be repeated before every check-in.

We have also blocked the days before and after each reservation to ensure we have adequate time to thoroughly clean, sanitize and disinfect each property.

  • Cleaning of Linens and Towels

Our sheets and towels are laundered in a certified machine operated laundry facility, using a hydrogen peroxide sanitizer, detergent and bleach, following all recommended textile processing standards and delivered to Mykonos Luxury in individually wrapped packs.

  • Provide security precautions to our guests

All our villas in Mykonos offer sanitizer gels, disinfectant tissues, and disposable paper towels, while we have posted signs throughout the property, describing ways to prevent the spread of germs and protect themselves from becoming infected

  • Contactless check-in and -out

This innovation provides our guests forward check-in and check-out, through a completely paperless process, entirely handled on a tablet that makes our front office ultra-precautious in securing the safety of our guest, minimizing physical contacts

  • Use of Private Pools at Your Mykonos Luxury Villa in Mykonos

Additionally, you can feel safe using the private pool at your villa. According to the CDC, “There is no evidence that COVID-19 can be spread to humans through the use of pools and hot tubs. Proper operation, maintenance, and disinfection (e.g., with chlorine and bromine) of pools and hot tubs should remove or inactivate the virus that causes COVID-19.”  

We want our guests to enjoy their stay with us. We assure them we will be attentive and vigilant so they can enjoy their get-away.