Our Dream Trip to Mykonos the Jewel of Greece’s Cyclades Islands


In the bleak, post-holiday world of January gloom, our natural reaction is to start planning a getaway. This week we’re dreaming about Greece’s beautiful Mykonos island, which boasts some of the most beautiful beaches in the world.

Our starting point is the Villa Galaxy, a luxury resort that specializes in bespoke services. With a soothing Feng Shui-style decor, the Villa Galaxy promises relaxation and tranquility, so that guests can restore their positive energy. The reason we love this resort is the staff’s absolute dedication; their full-service option includes a butler service where no detail not thought out, no request too big. Whether it’s requesting something as simple as a massage or as complicated as a luxury yacht, they’ll take care of everything, making this resort a favorite destination for celebrities like Gordon Ramsay and Philip Treacy.

So here’s what we’re planning: we’ll start off the day with a personalized yoga class, then enjoy the early-morning sun with breakfast by the outdoor pool. We’ll head down to the historic town center (there’s a lot to see, so be sure to ask for a chauffeured car), to see the white-washed houses and take in the beauty of the Church of Panagia Paraportiani. We’ll spend some time strolling the labyrinthine streets covered in bougainvillea, pop in to the luxury boutiques and check out the town’s famous windmills. For lunch we’ll head to Kiki’s, a local institution at the top of the Agios Sostis beach. We’ll spend a few hours lounging at Paradise beach, enjoying the sun and sand, before heading back to the Villa Galaxy. For dinner, we’ll ask the resort’s gourmet chef to whip us up a five-star dinner of local specialties like fresh seafood straight from the Aegean Sea.

We can’t image anything more heavenly, and it seems the rest of the industry is on the same wavelength, since the Villa Galaxy was chosen by Conde Nast Traveller as one of the top places to stay in Greece.

The Villa Galaxy is located at Lemonitra, Mykonos Island, Greece. For more information call +30 228 907 9748 or visit their website. Images courtesy Villa Galaxy.