Monday, March 23

Mykonos Grace

Travel and cooking rank high on my list hobbies. When I’m not planning a trip, I am daydreaming of the next place to travel. I am forever reshuffling my top ten places to visit, but one that always remains on the list is Greece, specifically Mykonos.

A picturesque fishing-village, dotted with whitewashed organically formed buildings, narrow alleyways and unique Cycladic architecture, boasts the title "the jewel" of the Aegean Sea.

Panagia Paraportiani, pictured above, is perhaps the most famous and most photographed church of Mykonos. It consists of four tiny whitewashed churches (Agios Sozontas, Agioi Anargyroi, Agia Anastasia, Agios Efstathios) forming one main church which dates from the 15th century.

Mykonos is one of the smallest and liveliest island of the Cyclades complex, due in part its natural beauty, rich history, cosmopolitan nightlife and magnificent sandy beaches. The place that I have read much about, and most want to stay, is Mykonos Grace, one of the island’s most beautiful boutique hotels.

Located just north of Mykonos town, the compact roadside resort appears to be just an average Cycladic white cube, but the hidden rooftop restaurant and pool provide guests with amazing views of the sea.

The atmosphere is cool, calm and minimalist. Traditional architectural elements (the work of Athenian architect Nikos Travasaros) and local craftsmanship coexist effortlessly with modern conveniences. Mykonos Grace was awarded the European Hotel Design Award in 2007. I love the peaceful and tranquil vibes of this hotel. I for one am ready to book a room.

20 comments:

Karena said...

Ronda, I have been to many of the Greek Isles, not Mykonos yet & it is on my list of future travels, loved Santorini!

Laura Casey Interiors. said...

Beautiful. On my list too.

Dagny @ Beautiful Living said...

LOVE Mykonos! It has such a great vibe to it, and is in a strange way cosmopolitan...

ALL THE BEST said...

I am in good company! Santorini is on my list too!!!

tartanscot said...

Maybe THIS is where our blogger meeting should be.

I'm in.

*gets sunscreen*

jen laceda said...

Oh, I wish I knew about this hotel when we went to Mykonos in 2007! We stayed at a less picturesque hotel, but for almost the same rate. I would have definitely paid a bit more for luxury!

ALL THE BEST said...

I'm in as well!!

ALL THE BEST said...

Oh Jen me too! It's always a bit disappointing when hotels doesn't meet expectations.

Olimpia Writes said...

Splendid!

Renee Finberg said...

R

my big sis lives in london now for about 30 years, she goes to greece every summer for her family vacation.

i have toyed with the idea myself, but after this post ....

yep, probably going to meet up with them.

The Style PA said...

That blue colour of the clear sky and water is heavenly.

Yoli said...

Thanks for alerting me to that beautiful hotel. You have created in me a need for Greece today.

EPP said...

I went all over the Turkish coast last summer and am dying to go to Greece! Would MUCH rather be there than at work!

Brit said...

Oh my, breathtakingly beautiful!

ALL THE BEST said...

Oh Renee you should go and meet your sister! How fun!

ALL THE BEST said...

Me too EPP!

I am in love with the blue skies and water against the white buildings!

red ticking said...

i was in mykonos years ago and it was lovely then...but this hotel.... ok, twist my arm... i will go back! tomorrow!

Julie said...

What a gorgeous place. I'll visit Greece someday for sure.

The Antiques Diva™ said...

You feel about Mykonos as I feel about Santorini... We always stay at Aspaki Art Maisons - each time we return the caretaker Nikolas (is any body named something else in Santorini?) remembers us with a hug and kiss asking about adventures!

By the way, Tartan Scot - Blogger conferrence in Mykonos has my vote too!!

Cheers,
Toma

ALL THE BEST said...

How wonderful Toma, I will look at their site! Yes, a bloggers conference in Mykonos sounds heavenly!