If you’re looking to plan your next unique summer escape, look no further than Mykonos. The combination of amazing beaches, crystal clear sea and delicious cuisine is hard to beat!

Mykonos – the island of the winds – is the famous jet set destination, where the true Greek spirit is mixed with international glamour. From the 70’s till now the island attracts all types of celebrities from fashion, music or business world. So you might have the surprise to lie on the beach and spot Harrison Ford, Jean Paul Gaultier or Beyonce passing by.

Mykonos luxury vacation
Mykonos island

If you prefer smaller cosier retreats to the large crowded hotels that leave you wondering whether you are still in Greece or Turkey, then Archipelagos Luxury Hotel Mykonos – a proud member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World collection – is the right choice for you!

Luxury resort Mykonos
Archipelagos Luxury Hotel Mykonos, a serene place to chill out and unwind.

Well, first of all, let me tell you a little secret. Kalo Livadi located near Archipelagos boutique hotel is one of the highly ranked beaches in Mykonos – Solymar Beach Restaurant & Bar being the hot spot here. If you want to soak up some glamour, give it a try and put on your hottest bikini and designer sunglasses!

Kalo Livadi beach Mykonos
Kalo Livadi Bay

Due to the sheltered bay, the sea is waveless and you can swim or float on your back in amazing blue water! This “blue” is a color I can’t quite describe, somewhere between emerald green, turquoise and sapphire.

Solymar Beach Restaurant & Bar
The comfortable sun beds at the exquisite Solymar Beach Restaurant & Bar

What’s the main draw? While the entire island of Mykonos is packed with wonderful beaches, Kalo Livadi is particularly well suited for families. It’s one of the largest beaches in length and in width. Both the sea and sand are cleaner here than at the other beaches, where the world-renowned parties take place.

Mykonos beach
Here you can enjoy that perfect lazy beach vacation
luxury yachts Mykonos
If you want to impress and you have the means, arrive by yacht – that’s how the chic jet setters arrive, and size matters!

OVERVIEW

The luxurious Archipelagos Hotel is painted in traditional Greek blue and white colors, but with a twist of modernity in design. Rooms are a nice blend of trendy style and Mykonian tradition, and the Aegean feeling is amplified by the amazing sea view.

Archipelagos Hotel, Luxury Hotel Mykonos,
© Archipelagos Luxury Hotel
Archipelagos Luxury Hotel
Bathroom – © Archipelagos Luxury Hotel
Mykonos luxury hotel
We spent our afternoons on these comfy pool beds
Archipelagos Mykonos Hotel pool
Usually the wind starts in the early afternoon and dies out at sun set, so it’s better to swim in the pool than in the sea.
luxury Greek yachts
The hotel is built on a hill – be sure to book a room in the first row for the best bay view.

What’s cool? The family-run boutique hotel is so intimate that guests get the sense that they are among friends. With just 40 rooms & suites, the hotel makes it easy to chat with other guests over a light Mythos beer or bond as you watch the sunset together.

Archipelagos Hotel Mykonos
Early evening view to Kalo Livadi Bay

Nothing is too much trouble for the attentive staff to make your stay perfect. They are always keen to please and have a chat. So I made a great friend during my stay – the hotel’s chef, Giannis Hatziandreou.

gourmet dining Mykonos
Giannis – a truly special chef – spoiled me with his gourmet dishes.

We were on half-board basis and were pleasantly surprised at the options available on the menu. Everything was fresh and delicious – starting with the breakfast up to the dinner courses, the whole culinary experience was at a high level… and the Ginger & Coriander Steamed Mussels left us wowed!

TO DOS WHILE YOU’RE HERE

Take a taxi (be advised that there are only 30 taxis on the island) for a little celebrity-spotting in Mykonos Town – you won’t regret it! Book a table at M-eating Restaurant-Bar where you can feast on a selection of Aegean cuisine or simply settle back with a glass of chilled wine and admire the fabulous fashionistas.

Mykonos Island
Mykonos Town

Last but not least, you shouldn’t miss Lia Beach, one of the most beautiful beaches in Mykonos. It’s protected by the summer winds and the clear waters of the sandy bay are the perfect option for those looking for a peaceful spot away from the mass tourism.

Lia Beach Mykonos

Mykonos is an island that will capture your heart & soul, so fly in and get pampered at Archipelagos Mykonos Hotel! The hotel offers a ten-minute airport shuttle service to Mykonos Island National Airport … so what are you waiting for?

Thank you to Archipelagos Luxury Hotel Mykonos for welcoming Expat Trip! Opinions are, as always, my own.

 

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