What do Sophia Loren, Marlon Brando and Grace Kelly all have in common? They all holidayed in Mykonos during the 1960s, way before it flickered on other visitors' radars. This set the tone for an island that has since been soaked in glamour, with many celebrities making it their Greek island of choice. A luxury holiday to Mykonos is your chance to enjoy a slice of its A-list beauty for yourself.
As soon as you lay eyes on the island, you'll realise why so many silver screen stars were drawn here. The main town of Hora (or Mykonos Town) is one of Greece's most picturesque places. It's a warren of chalk-white sugar-cube houses, chapels and shrines accentuated by their royal blue doors and shutters, while bursts of magenta-hued bougainvillea lie around every corner of this Cycladic labyrinth. The colour white is a familiar shade across the rest of the island, from its postcard-friendly Venetian windmills to the cashmere-soft sands which ring much of Mykonos, lapped by turquoise waters perfect for a swim. The beaches in Mykonos are often lauded as some of the best in the Mediterranean.
The likes of Loren and Brando also came to Mykonos for its lively atmosphere and you won't be disappointed, with its tavernas and cocktail bars coming alive after dark and staying open well into the night. A seat at one of the bars in Little Venice on Hora's seafront is like Mykonos' version of being front-row at a film premiere, where you can pair a cocktail with a fiery sunset. In Mykonos, you can live like the other half – without having to be the other half.
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