Mykonos is undeniably an alluring cosmopolitan destination and a party mecca for thousands of tourists that visit the island every summer. Its unique appeal and unbeatable glam are things that contribute to referring to Mykonos as the Queen of the Cyclades. No wonder it is one of the most VIP-favoured dots in the Mediterranean Sea and a beloved spot among those seeking thrilling experiences, ultimate luxury, and an irresistible combination of raw natural beauty and exclusive accommodation.
As for the rest of us, humble humans, Mykonos still attracts with its profound magnetism, offering opportunities for once-in-a-lifetime vacations, with all the lavishness that distinguishes the Island of the Winds. And, since money counts on this island, it is best to ensure no penny goes wasted. Of the things most demanding, budget-wise is accommodation. If you wish to live a few days or weeks like a celeb, then make sure you choose just the right villa for your preferences and needs. Here are four key considerations before renting the perfect mansion for you and your loved one(s).
What type of holidays do you want to have in Mykonos? You do fancy spending lots of time on the beach sunbathing and enjoying the cobalt waters of the Aegean? Do you prefer being close to all the action and the main attractions? Feel like home when near nature and away from bustling crowds? Want to be somewhere with regular public transport? Savor places that infuse tranquillity and serenity, with high levels of privacy and seclusion?
All these are factors to bear in mind before choosing your next Mykonos villa. Depending on your personal preferences, you will find luxury beachside properties with easy and fast access to organized (or more secluded) shores, elegant hilltop mansions on the outskirts of Mykonos Town and its vibrant night scene, and chic, more remote residences to host you and your partner, family or friends.
Do note that opting for a Mykonos villa near an organized beach means that you are also being provided with a wide range of tourist facilities, such as tavernas, shops, bars, and restaurants, and become part of a vivid party life that takes place when the sun sets and lasts till the early morning hours!
Of course, visiting a Cycladic island means that you want unobstructed panoramas of the Aegean Sea, especially if you need some romance in your holidays. The sunsets from all around Mykonos pristine locations are incredible indeed. And, what better way to start a day than with a nice cup of coffee or tea and heart-stopping panoramas of the cloudless Mediterranean sky and the shimmering Aegean? In this case, do ensure your rented mansion has a West orientation.
However, if what you see from your balcony, garden, or terrace is not that important to you because you simply want a place close to all the elite restaurants, designer boutiques, and all the popular sites, such as Little Venice and the Windmills, then you may as well pick a location with a city view or partial vistas of the dashing coastline.
The Size of the Villa
Will you be vacationing with your partner? Family members? Group of friends? Other couples? It is paramount that you all have the privacy required so that you don’t feel on top of one another. The square footage, the overall design, and the number of rooms available (both bedrooms and spaces for all to enjoy) play a vital role in enjoying every moment or regretting every second for choosing to spend your holidays in a place too small for your requirements.
Services & amenities
If you are used to a lavish lifestyle or your dream Mykonos holidays have a flair of royalty, then do pay attention to the facilities of the available villas. Things like private pools, spacious outdoor areas, roomy dining spaces, a fully functional kitchen, well-appointed ensuite bedrooms, BBQs, Jacuzzis, and a beautiful garden or private terraces/balconies do add luxury to your stay while making your holidays even more comfortable. You may also find mansions that come with indoor theatres, gyms, wine cellars, outdoor pool bars, chapels, party equipment, and many more.
Of course, you could opt for concierge services that include everything from a private butler, chauffer, chef, and baby-sitter to a personal masseur, personal trainer, VIP reservations, private helicopter rides, and more. Now, if you don’t want to spend too much money on such extra services, you can skip the ones you don’t feel necessary and still have a blast!