The Sophisticated Side of Mykonos by Forbes

A Serene Getaway

The Sophisticated Side of Mykonos by Forbes

How To Seek Out The Sophisticated Side Of Mykonos This Summer

From the sun-splashed balconies of the Amyth of Mykonos Agios Stefanos hotel, the only sounds are the gurgling of water from the private pool, the breeze gently swaying the raffia decorations and the far-off sound of a rooster crowing. It's not usually what comes to mind when thinking of vacations on the Greek island of Mykonos, notorious for its boozy beach clubs and bacchanalian parties. But the island in the Aegean Sea has a sophisticated side that makes for a surprisingly peaceful, nature-filled holiday.

Forget anywhere around the old town if you want to sleep undisturbed and not hit crawling queues of traffic when returning in the evening. The boutique hotel opened in April this year with 17 Rooms. The breezy, light-dappled interiors have a boho desert vibe olleafy plants, earthy tones and hand-woven straw furniture.Rooms come with a hot tub or a private pool and are conveniently oriented to enjoy sunset views over the Aegean Sea.

Around the pool of pretty rope parasols, you can lounge with a cocktail from the poolside bar. Their creative concoctions include the High Roller - whisky, peach and apricot liqueur and French vermouth — and the tangy Citrus crovm — Campari, lirnoncello and mandarin soda.

At the hotel's Kouzina restaurant, prepare to dine like a Greek deity with a tabbouleh, quinoa, pepper and pomegranate salad, crispy calamari with sweet chili mayonnaise, and pan-fried seabass with avocado and mango. Breakfast is delicately presented Cth edible floral decorations and all by order to avoid buffet food waste. Go light with creamy Greek yogurt and berries or indulgent with crushed avocado and poached eggs on toast.

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