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Mykonos: Glamour and Style in the Mediterranean

It is one of the top summer tourist destinations in Greece and abroad. Every summer, jets, yachts and all sorts of luxury boats stop at Mykonos port and their wealthy owners spend their holidays on the island.


Mykonos has picturesque and beautiful alleys, which are flooded every summer by the thousands of tourists. Many celebrities are seen in Mykonos' beaches which offer a luxurious lifestyle to anyone who chooses the island for their vacations.

The restaurants and the bars of the island are also lavish and impressive. Expensive drinks, signature cocktails or dishes and all sorts of luxury are what guests enjoy most. The touristic development of the island has taken place just in the last few decades.

  • The island's vivid nightlife and everlasting party mood

Party beaches: Beach parties, dance, and fun until the morning on the most popular and… restless beaches of the Mediterranean. Sometimes parties can get really wild with shows and champagne showers. These beaches are:

- Super Paradise, where the two legendary night clubs Super Paradise Beach Club and Jackie O turn the party into a show for the crowds.

- Paranga, a must for party animals as both the historic Kalua Beach Bar and Scorpios boho-chic bar are located here.

- Psarou, the cosmopolitan beach with the world-famous club – restaurant Nammos continues to welcome the international jet set by hosting a lot of events with local and foreign DJs and bands.

Mykonos Town: This is a city that never sleeps at night. As soon as the sun goes down, guests rush into small bars, cafes, and big night clubs. The narrow alleys become crowded and visitors jump from one bar to the other until morning.

Private parties: They are very common in Mykonos and they usually take place at private Mykonos Villas or luxury yachts, rented or owned by the party host.

  • A large variety of luxury accommodations to choose from (boutique hotels, villas)

The first thing you will need for a glamorous vacation in luxury accommodation. You will find a lot of five-star boutique hotels and Luxury Villas in Mykonos to choose your dreamy place to stay.

Boutique hotels: They usually are small resorts with many facilities where guests can have a lot of amenities and services. Some of the most lavish five-star boutique hotels are:

  • Bill & Coo Suites and Lounge (The Leading Hotels of the World) in Mykonos City
  • Kensho Boutique Hotel and Suites at Ornos
  • Mykonos Riviera (Small Luxury Hotels of the World) at Tourlos
  • Portobello in Mykonos City
  • Lyo Boutique Hotel at Super Paradise Beach
  • Nissaki at Platis Yialos
  • DeLight Boutique Hotel (Small Luxury Hotels of the World) at Agios Ioannis
  • Myconian Kyma (Design Hotels) in Mykonos City

Villas: This is the type of accommodation most VIPs prefer. Mykonos Villas offer privacy and large living spaces. In combination with some concierge services from an agency, you will have all your needs and tastes covered.

There is a big number of Villas available for rent, in many different locations. Our advice is to start searching for your ideal villa early, as the demand is high, especially for July and August.

  • The countless beautiful beaches, some organized, other unspoiled

Mykonos has a lot of beautiful beaches and the best part is that they can cover almost all tastes. They all have transparent waters and most of them have golden sand. Some beaches are organized with a lot of facilities – like restaurants, bars, shops and water sports centers – and amenities (sun loungers, umbrellas, cabanas). Others are less famous and still unspoiled and you can enjoy their natural environment in serenity.

Organized beaches: Paradise (Diving Club, Water sports, Nudist Friendly, party beach), Megali Ammos (Family Friendly), Ornos (Family Friendly, Windsurfing), Agios Ioannis (Water sports, Windsurfing), Elia (Water sports, Family Friendly), Super Paradise (Water sports, party beach), Agios Stefanos (Water sports, Family Friendly), Psarrou (Water sports, party beach), Platis Gialos (Water sports, Family Friendly), Paranga (Water sports, party beach), Kalo Livadi (Water sports, Family Friendly).

Non organized beaches: Kapari (Nudist Friendly), Houlakia (Pebbled), Ftelia (Pebbled, Windsurfing), Fokos (Pebbled, Nudist Friendly), Agios Sostis (Nudist Friendly) and Divounia (Pebbled).

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Help! My Friend Is a No Show

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Help! My Friend Is a No Show

Dear Armchair Psychologist,

I have a friend who doesn't reply to my messages about meeting for dinner, etc. Although, last week I ran into her at a local restaurant of mine, it has always been awkward to be friends with her. Should I continue our friendship or discontinue it? We've been friends for a total four years and nothing has changed. I don't feel as comfortable with her as my other close friends, and I don't think I'll ever be able to reach that comfort zone in pure friendship.

-Sadsies

Dear Sadsies,

I am sorry to hear you've been neglected by your friend. You may already have the answer to your question, since you're evaluating the non-existing bond between yourself and your friend. However, I'll gladly affirm to you that a friendship that isn't reciprocated is not a good friendship.



I have had a similar situation with a friend whom I'd grown up with but who was also consistently a very negative person, a true Debby Downer. One day, I just had enough of her criticism and vitriol. I stopped making excuses for her and dumped her. It was a great decision and I haven't looked back. With that in mind, it could be possible that something has changed in your friend's life, but it's insignificant if she isn't responding to you. It's time to dump her and spend your energy where it's appreciated. Don't dwell on this friend. History is not enough to create a lasting bond, it only means just that—you and your friend have history—so let her be history!



- The Armchair Psychologist

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