Sabi Phagura explores The Myconian Collection on Mykonos Island in Greece
Sometimes, when we head to a resort, it’s easy just to fly and flop and do as little as possible after a gruelling work schedule. And while this is a great way to recharge those batteries, it sometimes pays to venture and explore a little further afield. You can still enjoy some serious R&R while taking in a lot more experiences as we found out, during a recent trip to see the Myconian Collection on Mykonos island in Greece.
The Myconian Collection is a local family-owned brand encompassing nine luxury hotels that offer guests a variety of fascinating locations, Thalasso spa centres, gourmet restaurants and much more.
Each property offers its own personality and design features spread across three locations. I only stayed there a mere few days, but I could have easily spent a month exploring each and every one of them in detail. Still, using Myconian Avaton Resort as our base, we explored as much as we could.
The Avaton seems to grow out of the bare rock above Elia Beach, formed in equal part by the workings of nature and the help of man. The landscape is stunning no matter which angle you look at it and the rooms, well, it’s a wonder how anyone manages to peel themselves away from them.
My room, with a wonderful sunbathing terrace offering magnificent views of the aforementioned beach and a private infinity pool merging seamlessly with the azure waters of the Aegean, was a carbon copy of its brochure picture.
But when food is calling, it is easy to get distracted. Our first food offering took place at the Nostos Pool Bar at the nearby Myconian Imperial. With the weather on our side and the sun glistening from the seawater pool, it made it an ideal place to dine. This hotel is an oasis of white, offset by touches of wood and quirky designs like the ‘I love Mykonos’ plump cushions.
Describing them, it sounds like they shouldn’t work, but they really do. Food by the pool bar – fresh fish, salads, vegetables – were as tasty as they looked, but a return visit to the hotel’s gourmet restaurant Sishu Sushi Bar was the real showstopper for me. The Japanese cuisine with its catch-of-the-day fish creations and signature dishes were to die for, and I could have genuinely eaten here during my entire stay.
The vibrant Myconian Utopia Resort and the Royal Myconian Resort are the two other hotels which are in close proximity to this area. Each can be reached within minutes by car transfer and are a must visit, if only to see the amazing designs and views they offer.
The former was my favourite place to do some serious social media picture sharing. But if you’re looking for a romantic hideaway as a couple or an idyllic place where families and friends can come together, the Myconian Villa Collection is the one to head to.
These superb villas and rooms offer the most spacious and serviced elegantly appointed interiors, state-of-the-art amenities, gourmet restaurants as an alternative to a private chef, and a world-class Thalasso spa centre. You really needn’t leave this place.