After months of watching friends and family showing off their glorious Greek summer escapes, FOMO is finally settling for those who missed the boat in 2023. So, to ensure you’re the one having fun in the sun rather than covering up on the couch next winter, lock in your holiday plans early to secure the hottest hotels and most inducing villas.
Of all the glamorous Greek isles to discover, there’s something magical about Mykonos. From traditional tavernas, sensational seafood, whitewashed churches, and cobblestoned laneways to designer beach clubs, island-hopping by private yacht and watersports galore, there’s a Mykonos getaway – and a Myconian Collection stay – for every way to play.
Owned and operated by a local family since the first hotel was built in 1979 by George and Elefteria Daktylides, the Myconian Collection operates 11 exclusive hotels and resorts across the island’s most iconic and idyllic locations, ensuring there’s a picture perfect property for every type of traveller.
Myconian Villa Collection & Panoptis Escape
From its hillside perch above Elia Bay, Myconian Villa Collection is a boutique cluster of deluxe villas and member of Preferred Hotels and Resorts enjoying uninterrupted Aegean Sea views, making it the ideal base for groups of friends, milestone celebrations and multi-generational escapes.
With a Thalasso Spa on site, a sandy beach lined with private loungers and parasols down below, and a choice of villas ranging from two-bedrooms through to the epic six-bedroom Super Paradise villa – a 500-square-metre haven for up to 14 guests with a private pool and outdoor jacuzzi. Whether you occupy one villa or book a few to house the entire crew, this is what group travel dreams are made of.
A new addition to the Myconian Collection family overlooking Elia Beach, Panoptis Escape is a proud member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World family – and home to a spectacular retreat for large groups – the 21-bedroom Panoptis Villa. Boasting 1900 square metres of internal space and 12 private pools, it’s the perfect pick for the hedonistic holiday of a lifetime.
For honeymooners: Panoptis Escape & Myconian Ambassador
The romantic jewel at Panoptis Escape’s crown is the Panoptis Honeymoon Retreat with Outdoor Jacuzzi. Beautifully furnished with a separate living room, luxe ensuite and private terrace, couples can choose from a raft of romantic rituals to indulge in, including private sunset cruises, pottery workshops, night star gazing with an astronomer or a personalised yacht charter to explore the ancient ruins on the nearby isle of Delos.
Over at the Myconian Ambassador Hotel, the 45-square metre Passion Suite has been designed for honeymooners and hopeless romantics. Featuring an open-plan living room with natural stone walls, a bathroom with shower and lounge area and a scenic terrace with a jacuzzi and Aegean Sea views, couples will be treated to a loved-up package including champagne and traditional delicacies on arrival, a relaxing massage, scattered rose petals along the bath to the bedroom, and a romantic dinner for two at Relais & Chateaux restaurant, Efisia, featuring a five-course tasting menu, chocolate-covered strawberries, wine and bubbly.
Plus, from its elevated position above Platis Gialos beach, the playground of the chic and cosmopolitan, couples can access some of the Myconian Collection’s most decadent experiences, such as island-hopping via private yacht to swim at secluded beaches and snorkel hidden coves or riding a gentle rescue horse from Ano Mera to Fokos Beach.
For beach lovers
Mykonos’ longest beach, Elia Beach is a world away from the party scene. Renowned for its soft sand, clear waters, gourmet dining and watersports, it’s home to a raft of Myconian Collection properties, including the secluded Myconian Avaton, a member of Design Hotels, with an impressive infinity pool, indoor-outdoor restaurant and private helipad; and the ultra-glam Myconian Utopia, a Relais & Chateaux property.
Set into rock 300 metres above the beach, it’s home to a lively late-night Pool Club and elegant restaurant dishing up fresh fish, lobster and hand-reared local lamb.
From its beachfront location on beautiful Ornos Bay, O by Myconian Collection, the group’s newest designer property is just steps from some of the island’s best waterfront bars, restaurants and watersports. In between dips in the ocean and afternoons under a parasol, guests can spoil themselves at the onsite O Wellness Spa, join a full moon yoga session on the beach, or dine the catch of the day in O Restaurant.
For culture fans
For travellers keen to soak up the vibrant atmosphere in Mykonos Town, the Myconian Collection has three properties that are ideally positioned to enjoy the famous whitewashed houses, lively tavernas, cobbled alleyways, climbing fuchsias and designer shopping boutiques. Myconian Korali, a Relais & Châteaux property in a prime hilltop position, Design Hotels member Myconian Kyma – a favourite with the jet-set overlooking Mykonos’ famous windmills, and Myconian Naia, a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts LVX Collection, are all within easy access of colourful waterfront shops, Little Venice’s charming restaurants, bustling Alefkandra Harbour and the photogenic Church of the Panagia Paraportiani, a 15th century church on the northwestern edge of town.
For spa and wellness fans
There’s no doubt Mykonos’ ionised sea air, saltwater and bright blue skies are a wellbeing tonic on their own, but with eight spas across its portfolio, it’s easy for Myconian Collection guests to make time for a spot of personal pampering. From thalassotherapy pools, sunrise yoga sessions, hydro-massage, sunset stretch and Pilates to gym classes, radiance facials, steam rooms and scrubs, there’s a spa treatment – or seven – to suit.