We’ve just opened our first new resort, Agios Lazaros in Mykonos. The homes are incredible – iconic Mediterranean whitewashed exteriors, private pools – and even a helipad. You may want to take it easy and enjoy lazy days by the pool (and with a view like that, who’d blame you?), but if you want to head out and explore, here are our recommendations.
History and culture
Mykonos is an island steeped in history – home to the Romans and the Ancient Greeks at various points. The island’s historical pedigree is easy to see, a walk along the cobbled streets of the Old Town reveals buildings hundreds of years old. The Archaeological Museum of Mykonos is a great place to see artefacts from Mykonos’ fascinating past.
You’re spoilt for choice for beaches at Agios Lazaros – Psarrou and Platis Gialos (two of the island’s most popular sun-worshipping spots) are a short drive east, while Ornos beach (great for families) is just across the bay from the resort. If you’re after something more active, there’s a kitesurfing school two miles north-west of Agios Lazaros. And if you’re the seafaring type, the resort even has its own private dock for you to moor in.
Mykonos’ cuisine takes its inspiration from its surroundings – seafood is plentiful, and the local cheese kopanisti is often described as ‘the Greek Roquefort’. Lovers of Greek food will already be familiar with baklava, a delicious sweet treat made with honey and nuts. For fine dining, we recommend M-eating just outside Mykonos Town, which offers an experimental take on classic Greek dishes like seabass tartare and vacuum-cooked veal. Speak to your Stay Concierge about securing a reservation, as tables are extremely popular.
Take a look at more of our marvellous Mykonos villas here.