My recent travels took me to the Greek Island of Mykonos. Mykonos is a very chic island, located in the Aegean Sea at the center of the Cyclades. The island is known for having a cosmopolitan atmosphere with its exciting nightlife, picturesque Cycladic architecture and magnificent beaches. Mykonos can be a quiet and romantic destination for a couple looking to relax under the Aegean sun. The island also offers great nightlife for the partygoers seeking large dance clubs and world renowned DJ’s. The history enthusiasts will be equally delighted as they explore the island’s many landmarks including a row of 16th-century windmills. Finally, for those simply looking to bask in the sun and swim in the clear blue water, there is no shortage of amazing beaches; some of my favorites included: Ornos, Paraga and Psarou. Mykonos definitely has something for everyone and is a destination I would highly recommend!
Mykonos has many amazing hotel options, but I recommend making Bill & Coo Coast your home when visiting the island. Bill & Coo Coast is a boutique, 5-star hotel on ten beautiful, beachfront acres. The location is quiet and serene, and just a short drive to the town of Mykonos. The property brings romance and exquisite design under the veil of cycladic tradition, with very modern décor that still feels Greek. There are fifteen expansive and well-appointed suites overlooking the sea, five of which have their own private pool. Each suite is decorated in an elegant style, with neutral tones and complemented by thoughtful amenities like enormous beds, crisp white fabrics and ultra-modern furnishings.
The hotel has a beautiful pool as well as a private beach area with a lounge bar that serves Mediterranean inspired cuisine and signature cocktails. There is also a restaurant on-site called Taverna with a set menu from award-winning chef Athinagoras Kostakos. You have the option of enjoying your candlelight dinner under the moon or in the privacy of your suite. Finally, if you are seeking a fine-dining experience, you can enjoy the delicious food served at the signature Bill & Coo gourmet restaurant in Mykonos, also run by chef Athinagoras Kostakos. This award-winning, gourmet restaurant is located at their sister property, Bill & Coo Suites & Lounge and there is a complimentary shuttle that can take you there throughout the day.
Finally, the property features some very unique amenities such as providing each guest with a cell phone so that they are able to contact the hotel staff at anytime if there is something that they need or want.
Luxe Tip: When visiting Mykonos, be sure to explore “Little Venice,” one of the island’s most scenic and romantic spots. This cute neighborhood dates back to the 18th century and is filled with beautiful old mansions that were built right on the sea’s edge with their colorful balconies hanging directly over the water. These mansions originally belonged to rich merchants or sea captains but over the years have been converted into bars, cafes, shops and galleries. Little Venice is the perfect place to capture a beautiful Mykonian sunset and the area often attracts many artists who come to paint its picturesque coastline.
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