The stylish Greek isle of Mykonos has been attracting jet-setters for decades. When I was a penniless college student staying in a cheap hotel, I loved strolling through the narrow, white-washed streets, gaping at the views of the deep blue Aegean Sea on each turn, and soaking up the warm summer sun. Now if I had the bucks, I’d book one of the 102 minimalist blue and white bungalows at the Grecotel Mykonos Blu, one of the luxurious World’s Finest Hotels. Bathed in pure light, perched high above a gorgeous beach, and home to one of the country’s best restaurants, this resort offers awe-inspiring views. No wonder it’s a Hip Hotel any time of the year.
The Grecotel Mykonos Blue also touts a new Elixir Fitness Gallery and sauna, romantic bungalow suites with private pools, plus the pulsating nightlife of the Mediterranean’s most fashionable island.
For a memorable dining experience, the Aegean Poets restaurant is the biggest draw. Here, an impressive venue and inspired cuisine, including Greek and seafood specialities, merge. And for breathtaking views, impeccable service and plush decor, grab a table at to the Delos Lounges bar.
A special offer is the hotel’s Dinner & Spa Package: This offer includes: a bottle of wine, mineral water and fruit in the room upon arrival; a bottle of champagne; Greek yoghurt with honey in the room; a bouquet of flowers; continental room service breakfast; one dinner for two at the main restaurant (drinks not included); one 30-minute massage session per person per stay; unlimited free access to the gym and sauna; and transfer from/to airport/port.
Rates: Deluxe Bungalow — September 4-17: E410; September 18-October 17: E350.
Waterfront Bungalow — September 4-17: E445; September 18-October 17: E385
For reservations– UK: 0800 032 4254; US: 1888 222 8859; International: +1 972 894 1182