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An Insider's Guide to Mykonos

Traditional Bread Making in Mykonos

The true essence of traditional bread making in Mykonos lies in the crafting of high quality ingredients and using traditional techniques. This is exactly how the Gioras Wood Bakery has operated for the past 200 years. Located in a medieval settlement right in the heart of Mykonos Town or Chora, Gioras Wood Bakery remains one of the last bakeries in the Cycladic islands that uses a wood fired oven to bake bread. It is known as the “Parthenon of all Greek wood bakeries.” The building where the bakery is located is the second oldest building on the island, built after the Church of Panagia Paraportiani, and was handmade from materials such as stone, hay and mud.   Continue Reading…

Best nightclubs in Mykonos

best nightclubs in Mykonos

Mykonos’ club scene has come a long way — and those who visit the island every summer, have enjoyed world-class entertainment which only keeps on getting better. In Mykonos partying until infinity is guaranteed. With so many choices of day-time beach bar hangouts which gradually turn-up the music as the sun goes down, and dance clubs dotted around the island, it can quickly become overwhelming to pick out the best of the best; luckily for you, we’ve done the work and here is our list of the best night clubs in Mykonos. Continue Reading…

Best Beach Bars in Mykonos

The best beach bars in Mykonos are back for another summer season of beautiful island memories.

Here’s our rundown of where to go.

Best Beach Bars in Mykonos

One great thing that sets Mykonos apart from any other Greek island is how many amazing beach bars there are. Plus, they are set in the most beautiful locations with gorgeous design, amazing cuisine, super service and relaxing views.  What more could you want? Here’s our list of the best beach bars in Mykonos 2016.

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Where to Eat in Mykonos Town

Wondering where to eat in Mykonos Town?  Well, there are dozens upon dozens of choices of fantastic eateries and ambient restaurants to choose from.  We wanted to give you some ideas of the best places, where we love to go eat out in chora. 

Check out our first post on where to eat in Mykonos Town.  All of these restaurants are worth checking out when you stroll the whitewashed, bougainvillea clad paths of our beautiful main town on the island. Continue Reading…

My Big Fat TODAY Wedding: Honeymoon in Mykonos

It’s official! My Big Fat TODAY Wedding couple Kaitlin and John West will honeymoon in Mykonos at Villa Hurmuses. In honor of the release of My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 starring Nia Vardalos, NBC’s TODAY show joined forces with Universal Pictures to throw a “Big Fat” wedding celebration.

Married on the Move

The audience got to participate in the planning process of the first-ever ceremony “Married on the Move” which was broadcasted live from New York. The lucky couple who received this unusual wedding ceremony, Kaitlin Roseman and John West were selected by the audience, who also participated in selecting the gown, tux, flowers, wedding rings and many other aspects of their celebration.

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Spa in Mykonos: Top Facial Treatments

If you’re going to spa in Mykonos, go for some of the top facial treatments available today.  The best way to feel fresh as you go out and explore the island from day to night.

There are so many excellent facial rejuvenation treatments available on Mykonos featuring the top luxury spa brands.  Some facial treatments reduce wrinkles and fine lines, others treat skin problems such as acne and rosacea. Some are just perfect for enhancing an already great skin care regimen. Many of the Mykonian spas say clients ask for anti-ageing and moisturizing treatments. The demand for the top facial treatments continues to be a popular spa option because visitors want to look as fresh as possible following late nights of fun and good times in Mykonos.

Here are the four top facial treatments on the island for you to check out, a great addition to your special spa in Mykonos experience. Continue Reading…

Best Cocktails in Mykonos

There are many Mykonian venues that can claim they offer the best cocktails in Mykonos.  On this blog, we’re pointing out our favorites.

If you just feel like exploring the cocktail bar scene on the island famous for its nightlife, start out in the main town of Chora.  There you can find a large selection of trendy venues along the main pedestrian streets. There are even some tucked away in its little stone pathways.  The great thing about Mykonos is that there are nightlife options for everyone.  Continue Reading…

Greek Charity Work Makes a Difference

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Greek charity work is something Villa Hurmuses believes in.  That is why we are proud to support the non-profit organization called Emfasis. Emfasis was started by Greek citizens living abroad. They work with volunteers in Athens to respond to various social needs during the Greek economic crisis.

The organization relies 100 percent on private donations. More than 68,000 volunteers have participated in various project out on the streets of Greece.  Emfasis coordinates socio-educational missions that aim to help people who are socially vulnerable or socially excluded.

We sat down with Maria Karra and Katerina Velliou of Emfasis for this special blog post to bring more awareness to the great Greek charity work they are accomplishing.

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