International designer shops staying open until 2:00 am, chic restaurants with Michelin starred chef, elite nightclubs with formidable bouncers and world class Dj’s, champagne sipping celebrities, European royalty and Hollywood stars, bikini clad girls and boys in swimming trunks partying at midday in hip beach bars.
This is Mykonos: the summer Mecca of this world’s cafe society.
Yet this is but one aspect. The other is of a supercharged, beautiful island with a striking- in its simplicity -architecture, amazing beaches with crystal clear waters, a great culinary tradition, based on locally sourced ingredients and an abundance of positive vibes. After all it’s no coincidence that it is so close to the island of Delos: Artemis and Apollo’s sanctuary, the epicentre of the ancient world. In fact recently Delos has been scientifically shown to vibrate on an exceptionally high energy magnetic field. (more…)
Mykonos has been a legendary party paradise since the ‘60’s. With its wealth of glamorous bars and clubs and world class restaurants, no wonder it attracts an international crowd of jetsetters and hedonistic pleasure seekers. Yet this unique, white washed idyllic island, has so much more to offer than its buzz and hubbub. Its postcard perfect scenery is only matched by its amazing positive vibes. After all it is only a half hour’s boat trip away from Delos: Perhaps the most important religious centre at Hellenistic times, a magical sacred place endowed with super charged energy, which has nowadays been justly deemed a Unesco world heritage site.
So whether an epicurean or more metaphysical in nature and pursuits-perhaps even a bit of both- Mykonos is no doubt your destination of choice. What’s more, with its glorious weather and magical light, it is especially beautiful in spring time. So why don’t you rent a villa in Mykonos and experience an unforgettable, spring holiday break? (more…)
Red roses, jewellery, heart shaped chocolates and the cutest teddy bears. Spicy lingerie, candlelit dinners and cards bearing “I love you’s” (or other more ingenious declarations of affection) .
On February 14th, lovers (actual and aspiring) around the world, take the opportunity to express their love and undying devotion in in all sorts of -often- imaginative and resourceful, ways.
But why this day? How did February 14th become a contemporary feast of love?
The prevalent version nowadays favors the story of St. Valentine -the day is named in his honour after all. Valentine was a Roman priest, in fact the patron of epileptics. He and St Mario continued to marry Christian couples, in defiance of Claudius Gothicus’s decree. The cruel Emperor was having a hard time drafting soldiers for his military campaigns. He attributed this to men being reluctant to leave their loved ones and their families behind to go to war, so he banned marriage. The two priests were arrested, tortured and killed for their actions. While Mario has been more or less relegated to oblivion, Valentine is lavishly celebrated every year on February 14th, which is allegedly the day of his death. (more…)
Christmas has been and gone, and we’ve welcomed 2017 in style! A new year is a time of exciting change – a chance to sweep away the old and usher in the new, and an opportunity to start looking forward to what promises to be another great season at Mykonos Panormos Villas. It might seem quite hard to imagine in the depths of winter, but we’re only a few months away from spring now and the new year has got us thinking about all the great things this season of rebirth and new life represents. And did you know that spring is actually a great time to visit Mykonos? To help explain why, we’ve put together the Mykonos Panormos Villas guide to spring holidays in Mykonos just for you! Read on for more… (more…)
We’ve only got a few weeks left until we take our winter break at Mykonos Panormos Villas. We’ve had great fun as always this year, so, as the season draws to a close we thought it would be fun to take a look back over what’s been a fabulous summer 2016 here in our Panormos bay paradise. So read on for the highlights of the 2016 season at Mykonos Panormos Villas!
A New Luxury One Bedroom Sea View Private Pool Villa at Mykonos Panormos Villas
We kicked off the new season at Mykonos Panormos Villas with a brand new addition to our lineup of luxury sea view villas in Panormos bay. The one bedroom sea view villa is a stylish and spacious villa designed just for couples holidays in Mykonos. The one bedroom villas have their own private pools as well as gorgeous views of the sea and Panormos bay. At the start of the summer, we commissioned the extremely talented photographer Nikos Mastoras for a photoshoot of our lovely new villas, and you can check out the results in all their glory in the one bedroom private pool villas gallery. The new one bedroom villas proved a big hit with our guests, who loved the privacy and romantic feel of the new villas. Not to mention of course, the range of luxury facilities and personalised tailor made services that are offered with every single one of our luxury sea view villas! But that’s not all that was new for 2016…
New Breakfast & Private Dining Food Menu at Mykonos Panormos Villas
This year we also overhauled the breakfasts we offer with our luxury villas. You can now enjoy an authentic Greek breakfast with a host of locally sourced ingredients, giving you the perfect healthy way to start your day in magical Mykonos. And that wasn’t all the treats we had in store for the foodies this year. We also created a brand new food menu of Greek, BBQ and fish delights for you to enjoy as part of our private dining chef service in the comfort and luxury of your private sea view villa in Panormos bay.
The Hot New Spots in Mykonos in 2016
As you know, Mykonos is one of the best party islands there is, and it’s always at the cutting edge of fashion and the latest trends, with new restaurants, beach bars, clubs and boutiques arriving every year. 2016 was no exception, with new Mykonos hot spots like Mykonos Bar, Dome Club, Rakkan Restaurant, K for Kiku and the Tskerkov boutique store joining favourites like Cavo Paradiso, Nammos Beach Bar & Restaurant and Scorpios beach bar and restaurant. Closer to home, the beach bar below our sea view villas in Panormos bay relaunched as the lovely Principauté de Mykonos – Panormos with a fabulous new menu of delicious dishes.
Weddings & Events in Mykonos
We were lucky enough to host several luxury weddings in Mykonos at our luxury sea view villas in Panormos Bay this year! Each wedding was absolutely magical, and it was a true privilege for us to be able to share the most special day of our brides’ and grooms’ lives in such a beautiful setting. One of our favourite weddings was our first of the season, which was held a short walk from our villas at the stunningly romantic Agios Sostis Chapel by the sea, with a cosmopolitan wedding reception party at our luxury 5 Bedroom Villa with Private Pool. And speaking of parties, we hosted a selection of luxury Mykonos bachelorette and bachelor parties at Mykonos Panormos Villas this year too, with several prospective brides and grooms sharing their last few days of freedom with their closest family and friends in a sunny paradise with gorgeous sea views.
Yoga Heaven Mykonos Arrived at Mykonos Panormos Villas
One of the real highlights of the year for us was launching our luxury yoga retreat breaks at Mykonos Panormos Villas. In September a group of 8 women arrived for the first ever yoga health week at Mykonos Panormos Villas, and had a wonderful time staying in two luxury villas! Led by Bella, their experienced yoga trainer from Hamburg, they practiced some fantastic yoga and pilates activities, enjoying yoga lessons in wonderfully peaceful surroundings by the villa’s’ private pool and even on the deserted Panormos beach below. They enjoyed the healthy and nutritional breakfasts from our new improved breakfast menu, as well as lovely snacks and Greek salads in the afternoon, served up by our private chef. The ladies also made the most of what autumn in Mykonos has to offer too, enjoying, the beaches, bars, restaurants and the shopping in the Chora. They can’t wait to come back next year!
Great Reviewed & Best Design Stylish Villas in Mykonos
2016 marked the second year we’ve had our 5 Bedroom Villa with Private Pool featured on the international stylish home design website community Houzz. Both the Italian and French versions of the site have written articles praised the boutique style and interior design of our largest villa. As always, it was an absolute pleasure to welcome all our guests to our luxury sea view villas in Panormos bay this year. We were thrilled that so many of you had such a lovely villas holiday in Mykonos with us, and thank you for the kind words and compliments you left for us on TripAdvisor. Our villas were described as “one of the best places to stay at in Mykonos”, and several of you loved our new one bedroom villa with private pool in particular – “a private and romantic place to stay in Mykonos” and “ideal for couples”. Lots of you described enjoying “the perfect Mykonos vacation” with us too, and even called our villas a “home away from home” which meant the world to us. So thank you to everyone who has stayed with us this year, and we’re already looking forward to welcoming you back next year!
A very hectic and exciting August in Mykonos has come to an end, and September is now upon us. The kids are on their way back to school, and the nights are starting to draw in for some – but it’s still summer in Mykonos! We’re still enjoying temperatures in the mid 20s, and a nice lot of sunshine, perfect for swim in the sea and topping up that summer tan! As so many of you will know, we’re truly privileged to be living in such a beautiful island, and to be able to call the wonderful country of Greece our home, so we were especially delighted by the results of a recent poll that have just been announced. Read on for more…
You may know Mykonos best as a summer holiday destination. Probably when you think of Mykonos you imagine packed beaches, frenzied partying and fabulous nightlife, with manic bars and clubs. This is the Mykonos we know and love too, but the island has so much more to offer, and fantastic potential as a laid-back holiday destination especially in the autumn months. There are lots of reasons why you might be tempted to go away for an autumn holiday in Mykonos this September or October, and we’ve put together a handy list of some of the best ones! (more…)
We understand the importance of mental and physical well-being as much as anyone. Finding a luxurious little spot of paradise where you can get away from it all, really feel relaxed and reach inner peace is one of the best things in the world. That’s why we’re really excited to announce the arrival of Yoga Heaven Mykonos at Mykonos Panormos Villas!
Yoga Health Week Breaks in Mykonos
In September, we will be launching special week-long yoga holiday packages at our sea view luxury villas in Panormos bay, Mykonos! We will be providing an expert team of yoga coaches, who use state-of-the-art yoga and pilates courses that promise to get you in the best shape possible. Our skilled international coaches teach yoga lessons in English, Greek and German, and many have a basic knowledge of French, Spanish and Russian too. They take great pride in being able to adapt and tailor their courses and programs to match the individual skill levels of all participants, and can even offer special child yoga classes, allowing the whole family to get involved! The Yoga Heaven Mykonos packages will run in September and October this year, and from April 1st and into May 2017. Greek Orthodox Easter Sunday will be on April 16th in 2017, so you have the unique opportunity to combine a luxury yoga retreat with the amazing experience of an authentic Greek Orthodox Easter in Mykonos!
We’re now well into another scorching summer in Mykonos, and we’re all enjoying every minute of it! As the mercury rises we’ve been enjoying slipping off to the beach, lounging under umbrellas at beach bars, and taking the odd dip in the cool sea. We’ve been enjoying some delicious dishes at some of Mykonos’ best restaurants (Principauté de Mykonos – Panormos is our current fave), and partied till dawn at the fantastic nightclubs and bars. But while you may know Mykonos best for its fab party scene, beaches, and glamour, there’s a whole lot more to discover too. Mykonos is one of the top destinations for art lovers and aficionados!
You’re probably already aware that the Greeks are very warm and sociable people, who like nothing better than to get together with family and friends for a celebration. Despite all the changes that modern Greece has gone through, the most important celebration every year throughout Greece remains a religious festival, and the most significant Christian festival at that – we’re talking of course about the Greek Orthodox Easter!
The Greek Orthodox Church
The state religion of Greece is Greek Orthodox, part of the wider Eastern Orthodox Church. It is a Christian religion, taking its inspiration from the Bible and practicing a faith spread by the Apostles of Jesus. In some ways it is very similar to the Roman Catholic Church, although the Eastern Orthodox Church does not have a Pope figure as the absolute head of the church. The Greek Orthodox Church still plays an important role throughout society Greek society. 98% of the Greek population is Greek orthodox, and priests are a regular presence in daily life, and still bless tavernas, cafes and offices in a special ceremony. Visiting Greece or her islands you’ll see evidence of the Greek Orthodox Church with your very own eyes. There are countless churches and chapels of all kinds of sizes and shapes – with over 500 on our little island paradise of Mykonos alone!