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Delos 2015 Film Premiere in Mykonos Town

 

Delos 2015, a new movie about Delos, premiered in Mykonos Town.  Delos, one of most important historical, mythological and archaeological sites in Greece, is a favorite day excursion for our guests. This new film gives insight into why the tiny island is so significant.

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Delos

Delos

Known as the birthplace of the Greek god Apollo, Delos has been declared a “Sacred Island” by the Greek government and it contains ruins of one of the most important and glorious civilizations the world has ever known.  The island itself is relatively small being only six kilometers long and 1,500 meters wide, but it is monumental in Greek history and mythology.  Delos is not only the geological center of the Cyclades, but was once the commercial, religious, and political center of ancient Greece.  Boats to Delos leave from the Hora dock in town near the Paraportiannis church between 9am and 2:30pm Tuesday through to Sunday.

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Wild Mykonos

Of course, the first animals you’re going to notice in Mykonos are the cats. Serving as tableside companions happy to dine on fish scraps, and as adorable photo accessories reclining on white stone walls and perched on rustic wooden chairs, street cats are all over Mykonos Town.  Continue Reading…

Villa Hurmuses Hosts its Spring Mediterranean Retreat on Mykonos

Award-Winning Greek Villa’s 2018 Wellness Retreat Focuses on a Balanced Lifestyle

Villa Hurmuses, an award-winning luxury villa on Mykonos, will host its annual spring Mediterranean Retreat with a focus on a balanced lifestyle.  The retreat will take place at the villa from May 1 to May 5, 2018.

“The Mediterranean Retreat offers a lighthearted atmosphere that combines a dreamlike Greek island ambience with wellness practices for the body and soul,” says Sharona Hurmuses, the owner of Villa Hurmuses and coordinator of the Mediterranean Retreat. “It doesn’t matter what you know about fitness or spirituality. There is no judging here. There are no do’s and don’ts. This retreat is about feeling healthy and good.”

The Mediterranean Retreat program aims to bring awareness to one’s physical body, thoughts and emotions by intertwining aspects of the Greek island culture through various exercises and events in a relaxing Mediterranean island atmosphere.

Certified trainers and practitioners will lead circuit training, yoga and meditation exercises. Individual massages are also part of the package. Healthy Mediterranean meals will be prepared by the staff.  An excursion to the mystical ancient archaeological site on nearby Delos island is also part of the schedule. To round out the experience, a cooking class will offer guests a way to take home knowledge about local gastronomy and Greek cooking techniques.

“Our carefully planned itinerary gives our guests a way to be healthy and learn about healthy ways of living while making great memories with new friends,” says Hurmuses.

About Villa Hurmuses:  Villa Hurmuses is consistently rated as one of the top luxury villas on Mykonos by the world’s top media. Conde Nast Traveler rated Villa Hurmuses as one of the “Top 20 Great Villas on the Greek islands,” and The UK Times awarded it as one of “Europe’s 50 Best Villas.” Perched on a hillside slope in Megali Ammos, the three-level accommodation offers breathtaking views of the Aegean Sea and nearby Mykonos Town. The in-house staff offers guests undivided attention in a stylish, luxurious yet traditional, whitewashed Cycladic island atmosphere. The villa has been awarded for its relaxing pool and recognized for its private relaxing spaces. For more information about the villa and about Mykonos, please visit: www.villahurmuses.com

For the full press release, program, and itinerary, click here.

 

How to get from Athens to Mykonos

When planning a trip to Mykonos there are several factors to consider, one of them is how to get from Athens to Mykonos. Unless you are taking a direct flight from your destination, here are a few options to help you better plan your trip. Continue Reading…

How to Spend One Day on Mykonos

Cruise ship travel is a great way to relax and see the world. This type of holiday travel is preferred by many who wish to visit a few popular destinations in one trip. Every summer thousands of visitors come to Mykonos on a cruise ship thus they only have a few hours to spend on this popular Cyclades island. To make the most of your experience, we have complied a list of tips on how to spend one day on Mykonos. Continue Reading…

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