It has been somewhere I have always wanted to travel! Having lived in Crete when I was 19 I had already fell in love with Greek culture, food and the natural beauty of the islands, but never visited Mykonos!
With everyone telling us "we must" it was an easy choice for our honeymoon and it didn't disappoint! We staying in the Myconian Avaton Hotel which is part of a collection of hotels near Elia Beach. With 5 beautiful hotels within the collection to choose from we went with the Avaton, as loved the style! We chose to book in on the half board option, with breakfast and dinner provided. My now husband likes to eat, so it was important to us to have an option in case we wanted to just relax in the hotel. Relax in the hotel?... we didn't want to leave in the end! The food was truly 5* with an extensive menu meaning you would never be bored! Most of the dishes were included in our package but you also had a option to add a small supplement for luxury dishes like lobster or steak! If you have visited Mykonos you will know that it can be pricey! This option was extremely reasonably and very well thought out by the hotel management, to ensure true value for money and their guests were looked after. There is a wide selection of wines and drinks, which is also very reasonable in price given the standard of hotel and location! Our accommodation was beautiful and although we had an issue with our room (out of the hotels control) it was dealt with personally and promptly by the management. A 5* Hotel with a 5* Team! You can also book to eat in the surrounding Myconian Hotels, which is a great option if you don't want to go to far!
The Hills surrounding the hotel are steep, perfect if you just came off your 42nd Marathon but for everyone else quite a trek! The hotel provide a shuttle to everywhere you would like to go and it is hop on hop off so very efficient.
The hotel has a private beach which is beautiful with premium sun-loungers and table service.
We rented a quad bike from the reception of our hotel @ just 45 Euros it was a bargain for the day and meant we could get around Mykonos to see a little more! We went to Mykonos Town (highly recommended) Super Paradise Beach (beautiful but young!) and toured the island!
Mykonos is true luxury and the Myconian Resorts add to this feel! Until next time, Mykonos!