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BEAUTY IN RED!

ouge Parfumeries department store in Mykonos, successfully combines new vibes in Shopping along with many years of experience, since its opening in 2008. In Rouge Parfumeries, enjoy your shopping at the best prices, with flawless service, large variety and comfort, in a pleasant environment.

Cosmetics and perfumes, toiletries, underwear, beachwear, shoes and accessories for all, are just some of the shopping suggestions you may discover. Tip: discover the large collection of shoes and sandals Location: On the road to Ano Mera, 150 meters from the roundabout. The 600 sqm2 store extends on two floors and has spacious parking.

Info: Tel: +30 22890 28999 Opening hours: 10am-10pm

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"MEAT" THE NEW AGE OF OUR SHOPS AND SERVICES


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STAVRAKOPOULOS FAMILY HAS BEEN ACTIVE IN THE MEAT

INDUSTRY SINCE 1967, CONSISTENTLY SOURCING AND OFFERING QUALITY MEATS TO THEIR CUSTOMERS. THE REDESIGN OF THE COMPANY’S IMAGE, IN TERM OF ITS SHOPS AS WELL AS ITS PRODUCE, BEGAN IN 2016.

THE NEW SHOP IN VOUGLI IS A CONTEMPORARY TAKE OF THE TRADITIONAL “BUTCHER IDENTITY MEDIA CREATIVE

SHOP”, AND ALSO REFLECTS THE ISLAND’S AESTHETICS. ALL OPERATIONS ARE SUPPORTED BY THE HACCP DESIGN INSTALLED AND OPERATED BY THE COMPANY, BASED ON THE REQUIREMENTS OF INTERNATIONAL STANDARD ISO 22000.

WE HAVE THREE DIFFERENT LOCATIONS ON MYKONOS VOUGLI, TEL: 22890 24018

FABRICA, TEL: 22890 24028

ORNOS, TEL: 22890 24033


Mykonos Seafood Tavern Kaminaki, O l d Po r t o f M y ko n o s , + 3 0 2 2 8 9 0 7 8 9 5 0 , S a l p a r o My ko n o s


"Summer dreams... Seafood sins..."


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THE PARTY The glamorous MC celebration in Principote Panormos

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24H OPEN The beaches on the island never "sleep"

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MC PICKS The style of this summer is revealed on these pages

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The faces behind the bohemian movement on Mykonos

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The third Mykonos Biennale

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TIMELINE The history of an alternative island

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12 RULES Get to know the commandements of bohemian

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The superb arrivals and all you need to know to be fully informed.

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Editorial

A tribute to the gypsetters.

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PROMISING LAND by Panagiotis Sopiadis

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Identity

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NO MAD'S LAND The style that suits to free spirits this summer

ART SIDE OF LIFE Cy Twomply on Delos

286 .HEY BIG SPENDER The shopping map of Mykonos

338 .WHISPERERS

Those who raffled the waves

.BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY

MYKONOS FESTIVITIES by George Pittas

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ISLAND PATROL The devotees and the new faces of 2017

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FUN ORBIT Drink up the island and stir some fun

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RESTLESS MIND Kostas Skagias talks to Petros Bourovilis

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Guide

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SAVE THE MOMENT 12 tips to fully enjoy Mykonos


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THE HANGOUTS The places you would encounter the gypsetters

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MC'S GASTRONOMIC SAFARI Taste hunt on Mykonos with the most updated guide.

STYLE LEGACY How the Bohemian look has been established on the island

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STAIRWAY TO THE STARS The sky is the limit to the island's hospitality scene

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S O H E Ɽ E YOU G O: There have been a few times in the past when this page has received some criticism about being too wordy; this may not be far from the truth, but it is also true that Mykonos generates a whole army division of nerve impulses. Well, well… this time, avoiding the risk of being called a blabbermouth, I will try, by my lengthy standards, to be as brief as possible. Since this magazine has overstepped the threshold of its second decade already by two years, what I have in mind here is to share a dozen random brain clips of mine (and an extra) which, in my opinion, can reveal a naked truth about the island I’ve come to know through thick and thin during the last 12 years as publisher, or if you prefer, outline a clear picture. Call them findings, facts, conclusions, morals, whatever; use them or not at your own peril or discretion, unless, in the middle of your summer inertia, you want to skip them. No problem with that whatsoever. But you really do not want to skip the extra. It would be to your benefit, a valuable piece of advice.

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This magazine and only this magazine, is the Bible of Mykonos, hence the winner of the Tourism Awards for 2017. Many of those in the know also call it the official magazine of the island. It has been, from day one, an arresting handbook about the people and things that can competently steer the Mykonos galley. It will always be dedicated to all the things that are worth writing about: to all those people—that is, the people who don’t wait for life’s tempest to abate in order to venture out, but who have learned to dance in the rain, proving why Mykonos is a representative showcase on a global level, a cultural engine of great horsepower.

those mutants, self-called publishers”. That's my belief: each one of us is one’s own quality control. Individually and collectively. Only attention to detail will bring profit, or edge you out of the market. According to Aristotle, “Quality is not an act: it is a habit” and here we practice this habit, or this practice has become a habit. And quality does not stop with the product itself. Quality is nothing more than constant attention. All these years, it is this kind of attention that gives us the insight to go into such detail, such as the chemistry and beauty of Mykonean lime, to discover its true wealth, which surfaces when you start scratching the veneer of glitter.

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Everyone thinks that Mykonos is the modern Eldorado. Especially the swarm of wannabes or investors-to-be. Well, it could prove to be a goldmine. But only for those who commit their souls to it. Mykonos, with all its magic, will not do the work for you. You want to succeed in Mykonos? You need to work your ass off. Day and night. 24/7. My credo – some call it vice – is that “every project is a self-portrait of the person who created it”. Hence, sign your name with eminence. And this also is addressed to all the newcomers, including

Mykonos may have set the standard of how a tourist product should be organized, managed and how it should work, but it may not be applicable everywhere in Greece. As a matter of fact, what other destinations in Greece are lacking is not infrastructure, natural beauty, history or culture. What they’re lacking it is more Mykoneans. If you ask me, there are two kinds of people on this earth: those who pray to God and say «Thy will be done!» and those to whom God says, «Well do as you please». Guess which category the Mykoneans belong to...

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This bitch of an island is such an endless inspiration! I don’t think that a more magic mixture of colors than this exists anywhere else: the white and blue architectural style blended with the lilac hue of the sunset, the ochre of earth contrasting with the aquamarine seashores, all together enveloped in an unrepeatable joie de vivre.

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On Mykonos everything lies beyond a horizon of infinite possibilities, baked under Apollo’s sun. It is one of the very few places in Greece that, like an ideal contortionist, has been accomplished in balancing the drama of the place with human demands and artificial progress.

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It is a seedless, barren rock that is so fragile and needs human protection that it can be fit to isolate you. This Mykonos, the “other” Mykonos, but at the end of the day, there’s only one Mykonos. Everything diffuses, reacts and interacts, ultimately balancing together like communicating vessels in an ideal chemistry class. All this jigsaw puzzle, the finesse and the circus combined, the island of folly and “aux folles”, this is the magic of Mykonos. Everything is fine and dandy. Amazing!

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It is fair to say that Mykonos is a kind of Fun Park for everyone, from swanks down to cogs in the machine, who hope that a leisurely walk on display at Matoyiannia will open up the doors to stardom; on the other hand, it has room for them all.

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Paradise is not all strewn with roses: Mykonos conjures up images of what really is the absolutely beautiful, the absolutely stylish, the absolutely kitsch, and the absolutely unique and the absolute nothing—all of them constantly reinventing themselves.

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Mykonos is like the opera: it ain’t over until the fat lady sings. It may be more true than false that, as many claim, Mykonos has now turned out to be only a cosmopolitan bazaar, where people have nothing to say to each other, where the music has become louder and words have no value anymore; that there’s no longer that friendly atmosphere which gave birth to the myth of Mykonos. Now, most go to Mykonos not to find their friends and have an unforgettable time, but to be seen and

photographed. But, like I said, Mykonos is like the opera: as history always takes turns and repeats itself, finally coming of age, the island is trying to regain its bohemian roots and the age of innocence.

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It is clear to me that Mykonos gives you a vast mirror in which you can admire yourself: you somehow always look taller, crazier; it proffers personal stories that can become other people’s stories and it has everything that a simple soul could desire, here and now. If it didn’t, we wouldn’t know what to write about. Mykonos, the more you delve into it, not only does it refuse to let you age, but it won’t allow you to get bored either.

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It has anything your soul desires and craves a cure-all for every disease and every idiocy: Mykonos is a place of hedonism and comes obligation-free, much like Fitzgerald’s Riviera.

And using my 30-year experience on the island, because Mykonos can be a place where usually someone comes with double the clothes and half the money than necessary, I am saving this advice for the end, borrowing the words of the great Greek author, M. Karagatsis (“Long before the opposite occurred):

VASSILIS PITOULIS

There only one allegory that swimmingly suits Mykonos: this island is a film star. It will enjoy the limelight as well as be amused with flattery and attention, endowed with abundant

charisma and perfect looks. The lens adores it. It has such a brilliant radiance that attracts people at first sight. Mykonos is a modern Greek goddess posing before the camera.

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“Do you want to rest your body? Do you want to relax your soul? Do you want your mind to be relieved of thoughts and cares? Come to Mykonos. Bring only an old pair of trousers, a worn shirt, a faded jumper, one of your wife’s unused socks for a hat, a pair of ruined sandals… all the rest – the ties, silk shirts, shoes, shaving gear, vanities, society life, exhibitionism, demureness, social substances, ‘good’ relations, over-boiled romances, rumbas, sambas and the ‘what are we going to do tonight’– leave them in Athens.” (Or wherever your place or city is).

PS: I give these pictures to this note, courtesy of the virtuoso photographer and very good friend of mine Vassilis Pitoulis, without any sign of embarrassment or guilt. Really. Because they can illustrate the allegory that suits Mykonos. And those who don’t get it or will be offended, they are by default those who cannot afford to be on or near Mykonos. After all, this magazine didn’t ever aim to become a topic of academic research. It would be my greatest pleasure if it could just enliven your holidays and your free time, to say the least, and if it could be as necessary as sunscreen in the three “Bs” – bedroom, bathroom, beach – in any order you may wish to visit them…

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VASSILIS PITOULIS

Here’s to great summer reading!


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Precious time THIS SUMMER THERE’S A STRONG LUXURY WIND BLOWING IN MYKONOS AGAIN.

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hen high aesthetics is combined with haute horlogerie, the result is definitely going to be a masterpiece. We’re referring to the Gofas jewellery shops and their valuable collaboration with Hublot, from which there’ve emerged unique collector’s pieces, that reflect all the dynamism and aesthetics of the two acclaimed brands. Following the successful recipe once more, the established Greek jeweller, Yannis Gofas together with the president of the leading Swiss watch making company Hublot, Ricardo Guadalupe, create

for the sixth year running, the successful series of the collectible model “Hublot Mykonos”. A distinctive watch, that will be produced in 50 collectible numbered pieces with a titanium case, while 20 collectors will have the privilege to acquire the rarest collectible numbered edition with the rose gold case. Exclusively available worldwide through the Gofas Jewellery shops, the collectible model characterises one more glamorous summer in the cosmopolitan island of Mykonos, reflecting the uniqueness and sophistication that characterises the Gofas name, as well as the technical knowhow and originality of the great company Hublot.

Info: Gofas jewellery store, 43 Matogianni Str., tel.: +30 22890 24521, gofas.gr

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thE buzZ. .BRAVE NEW BEST 2017

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Get to know the new breed of hotels, restaurants, boutiques and cultural events that reshape the island's summer scene and promise an unforgettable stay bursting with the most unexpected surprises. Are you ready? Go!

NEW OPENINGS PLUS

PHOTO BY YIORGOS KORDAKIS

EVENTS ON PAGE 94

NEXT BIG THING

The arrival of SantAnna. PAGE

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MC Team | PHOTOGRAPHS BY John Dimotsis


The bench and the street lamp designed by Minas.

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The new face of Gialos MINAS

You hold the image of Mykonos in your heart for ever. It’s picturesque alleys that are full of the aroma of blooming flowers in the yards, the deep blue of the Aegean flirting with the absolute white of the houses, the unique architecture that balances between Cycladic and minimal styles, its ability to constantly renew and innovate, its rich cultural heritage and its history that spans centuries. The talented designer Minas wanted to showcase all these aspects, with great love for this land, so he managed to project an even more authentic image of Mykonos through two unique creations. Accepting the invitation of the local authorities, to take part without compensation in the restructuring of the historic seafront, one of the island’s most beautiful spots, Minas designed a bench and a street lamp, inspired by the nautical tradition, creating a wonderful corner, where you can sit, deep in thought and gaze at the endless Aegean.


Creating the new authentic Mykonos.


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Enter the world of art & fashion.


When art meets fashion in the historical setting of the Venieris Mansion.

Enny’s paradise PHOTO BY YIORGOS KORDAKIS

VENIERIS MANSION Another grand opening in the heart of Chora, where art and fashion combine perfectly. From July 1st to September 1st, the upscale, multi-brand store, Enny Monaco, is expanding its regular presence on the island with a Pop-Up Concept Store in the Venieris Mansion. It is the first time in nearly a century that the mansion is open to the public and its belle époque-era interiors are transformed with enviable Deloudis furniture for the duration of the event, under the creative direction of Greek interior designer Marilyn Katsaris. Main while, Yatzer’s creative director Costas Voyatzis, is curating an art exhibition, "Today You Are in Paradise With Me," and is bringing together an intoxicating array of Greek and International artists (Caroline Larsen, Philippos Theodorides, Versaweiss, George Vaviloussakis, Yiorgos Kordakis) to enthuse Mykonos' worldly crowd of visitors and to complement the shifting array of designer fashions (such as Mary Katrantzou, Aquazzura, Jonathan Simkhai, Christian Louboutin) that will be sold in succession in the concept Pop-Up. MATHAIOU ANDRONIKOU & KALOGERA STR., MATOGIANNI. SUMMER 2017 | 91


Calm & harmony BILL & COO SUITES AND LOUNGE

Valmont's products are known for their high quality.

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The Bill & Coo Suites and Lounge Spa, arrives to join the exclusive universe of the hotel. It’s the last stage of the makeover project that started two years ago, with the architectural curation of K-Studio. The new acquisition of the hotel, is the result of a significant collaboration between Bill & Coo and the well-known brand Valmont, based in Switzerland. The products of this particular company are known for their high quality and their effectiveness. One of the most valuable products of the brand is L’Elixir des Glaciers, that contains unique and luxurious natural ingredients, linked to Swiss nature and tradition. The series of products has by now joined the best of the best in beauty care, for its intense and impressive anti-ageing effect. With the quality and history of Valmont and the excellent service of Bill & Coo, the new Spa will become a unique destination for wellness and rejuvenation. All you have to do, is reserve the therapy and treatment that suits you! BILL-COO-HOTEL.COM

A unique journey of wellbeing.


38 On the Edge of Photography On the list of cultural highlights this summer, the Mirko Mayer exhibition on Mykonos records through unique works, the creative gaze of the photographic lens. The exhibition “On the Edge of Photography”, will focus on art works of internationally well established artists and upcoming talents that haven’t yet been discovered. Organized by Mirko Mayer, owner of the eponymous Gallery in Cologne, who borrows photographs of Athens in the 19th century, from his father’s collection, the exhibition shows diverse works of art from traditional photography to pieces that are completely different. 25 AUGUST-3 SEPTEMBER.

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COURTESY OF MIRKO MAYER GALLERY, COLOGNE

MUNICIPAL ART GALLERY


37 Art corner DIO CHORIA Alekos Fassianos combines ancient myth with modern tales.

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Aweinspiring art & events.

Over 5,000 visitors graced the new cultural platform for contemporary art, also referred to as a “remarkable work by curator Marina Vranopoulou” by the Huffington Post. Do not miss the alternative group exhibition entitled “Jump Ball”, the “Build Your Own House” group show curated by Jannis Varelas & Stamatia Dimitrakopoulos

(28/7-22/8), while the first solo exhibition of Greek artist, Malvina Panagiotidi takes form through a poetic research in stories of the Myconian uncanny, constantly renewing and revising their content and meaning. (until 20/7) DIOHORIA.COM, +30 6944723636.

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The two men show KAPOPOULOS FINE ART If you want to meet two great artists, the only thing you'll have to do is head to Kapopoulos Gallery. The art space brings together this summer two renowned and complementary talents, the Greek painter Alekos Fassianos, who has studied in Paris for 35 years, and the Argentinean satirical artist Antonio Segui, who was influenced by the likes of Diego Rivera, in a beautiful exhibition to be discovered on Mykonos. If you are in the area, do not miss the opening on July 15 in the presence of the artists. Exhibition duration: July 15-26. KAPOPOULOSART.GR

Sue Williams, Order From Yellow, 2013, Oil on canvas.

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In the name of fashion JARDIN

Greek as well as foreign designers from all over the world, meet in the new stylish and fashionable boutique in the heart of Mykonos town. At the new bohemian statement store the qualities of silk, organic cotton and leather will satisfy your high expectations and will dress you up in the mood of the island. Details of handmade bags, shoes, hats and jewels will finish your stylish outfit. 23 MITROPOLEOS STR. CHORA, +30 22890 27451

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Unique creations for special occasions.


Fresh & Bold BRANCO HOTEL

The sparkling new Mykonos hotel, shifts the island’s hospitality experience to a new level. Stunning luxurious rooms and suites with view, inspiring design, high quality hotel equipment and professional yet friendly service, create the best Mykonos hotel experience. At the hotel’s restaurant, fine culinary creations, reinventing the traditional recipes of Greek Cuisine, offer a unique gastronomic journey. Located on Platis Gialos, one of the most beautiful beaches on the island, Branco Beach is an excellent scenery to enjoy the sun and the crystal clear sea of the Aegean, with luxurious sunbeds, exceptional service, vibrant music and refreshing cocktails. BRANCOHOTEL.COM

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Taste for a good purpose BELVEDERE MYKONOS Tatiana Blatnik joins forces with the Belvedere Mykonos hotel and the Thea Estiatorio, on a special gastronomic journey for a good purpose. In the heart of Chora, on the panoramic verandah of the restaurant, you can taste three recipes from princess Tatiana’s book “Flavours of Greece - Recipes and Recollections”, contributing to the work of “Boroume”, as part of the revenue from the dishes will be used to support the NGO.

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The beach of Psarrou acquired a bright jewel this year. It’s the new boutique Ozar Jewels by Olga Zarifopoulou, whose creations seem to fit the famous jet setters of the popular beach perfectly. Well traveled and after many summers in Mykonos, the 27 year old talented designer, creates distinctive jewellery, inspired by her world travels, nature, history, architecture as well as her Greek roots. The collections subtly reflect the personality and sensibility of the designer, who divides her time between Athens and Dubai. OZARJEWELS.COM

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Enter the constellation SANTANNA

Without doubt, it's a mega-project of fun, taste and joy.

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They say it’s the most talked about arrival of this summer in the Mediterranean. Behind the blockbuster production of SantAnna, at Paraga, are Dimitris Christoforidis and Chef Christos Athanasiadis of Nice n' Easy Restaurant Group. Together with a group of significant investors, approach hospitality with a spectacular multimillion project. With the largest seaside seawater pool in Europe, “VIP islands” with underground private lounges, top musical events and a lineup of the world’s greatest musical names, a restaurant with the Nice n' Easy organic DNA, a Sushi and Raw Bar Restaurant, all-day Beach and Pool Menu, inventive cocktails, a boutique with big fashion brands, beauty services and cabins for massage and spa, are just some of the things that are offered. And if you get tired of all these, the Royal Island, the biggest version of the VIP islands, offers complete privacy and autonomy in its huge, underground, ultra-luxurious apartment, to all those who want to retire from the world’s eyes. SANTANNAMYKONOS.COM

Live the myth on a private island.


29 Taste the difference The new hospitality addition in the heart of Chora.

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New places, new faces, new tastes.

BLUE RESTAURANT Located at Kalafatis beach, the brand new restaurant is the ideal destination for a relaxing dining experience. A paradise of gastronomy, it offers seasonal cocktails, an extensive wine list and a mouthful of exceptional dishes. Enjoy a special lunch or dinner in a romantic and summery setting

and distinctive Mediterranean dishes where the “art de la table” makes dining truly a mesmerizing experience. With its minimal dining lounge of elegance, Blue is embodied in the high-quality hospitality standards of Aphrodite Beach Resort Mykonos. APHRODITEMYKONOS.COM

Lessons of hospitality ABSOLUT Yeah we know, the name reminds you of Vodka. Nope, the hotel’s owners didn’t do that on purpose, and by the way Absolut it’s a word not a label. They just wanted to catch the pure Mykonos life, thus they thought of words that would reflect that concept, something complete, the overall Mykonos experience, and the word Absolut suited perfectly to what they are all about. A family owned hotel at Chora, Absolut Mykonos began its life on 2017 but its predecessor, Golden Star Hotel, rocked the Mykonian Hotel scene since 1990 until October 2016. Being on the hotel industry for generations, hospitality is inherited to them, in other words it’s in their heart or blood. You name it. ABSOLUTMYKONOS.COM

In Blue Restaurant, culture and gastronomy coexist, in an elegant atmosphere.

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The revival of naval history.

Floating tradition The sailing ship “Evangelistria” is expected to be placed in Gialos showcasing

the island’s rich naval tradition. As the mayor of Mykonos Konstantinos Koukas stated: “We have in our possession a truly living museum, that we unfortunately had neglected. The maintenance work was necessary, due also to the Aegean Nautical Museum’s financial difficulties. We’re proud of and moved by our action, because we have to preserve and highlight our history and we can’t wait to admire the ship gracing the Gialos of Mykonos". A sailboat of the “perama” type and one of the last surviving authentic Aegean sailboats, “Evangelistria”, offers a wonderful opportunity to be utilised as an experimental ship, for the study of the history of shipbuilding and nautical ethnology. The total cost of the repair and maintenance work was 95.000 euro, which were shared by the Municipality and the Aegean Nautical Museum. Already, the Municipality has finished the organisation of the reception procedure of the beautiful traditional ship in the northeastern tip of the old port, in the location Kolokytha. 100 | MYKONOS CONFIDENTIAL

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Shopping and fun in one place in Mykonos town.

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Discover the unexpected at Bollicine, the new concept store and bar, that brings Italian fervour to the bustling heart of Mykonos. Once home to a quaint Mykonian bakery, the building is fully restored and renovated to showcase a modern store on the ground floor and an aperitivo bar on the verandah. Unveiling a world of surprises, Bollicine offers an abundance of delicious aperitifs that accompany the finest champagnes, wines and cocktails, whilst at the same time showcasing eclectic objets d'art. From exclusive Venetian masks to sensual candles, luxurious handcrafted jewelry, bags, gadgets and selected items from Greek and international fashion designers, its shopping selection promises to intrigue and excite. Designed by top architects, the store embodies elegance in a twist by marrying minimal white walls with exposed rock and metal detailing. BOLLICINEMYKONOS.COM

Taste the sparkling side of life.


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Kiton dresses the most famous men in the world.

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Tailor made stories KITON The renown sartorial house, Kiton of Naples, opened a new store in Nammos Village. The Kiton shop is designed and decorated on the high standards of the brand. Focusing on high level service, it is organizing special Made to Measure Events assisted by the master tailor of the brand and the experienced Kiton store team. Offering select fabrics chosen exclusively for the events, ranging from nobble fibers to cashmeres and the finest wools, the events are a unique opportunity to enrich a gentleman’s wardrobe for the coming seasons. Private sessions at your residence or your yacht, are scheduled by appointment. +30 22890 22488, 6937876477.


Elite experience AESTHET.COM

The top online store with exclusively Greek brands, launched its new boutique in the Nammos Village space. On Psarrou beach, the store is the absolute shopping destination, in a space filled with green and aqueous elements, as well as excellent works of art, offering a unique sense of luxury. Hosting the best Greek designers such as Ancient Kallos, Kooreloo, Mitos, Lito, Ileana Makri, Zeus+Δione, Valia Gabriel, Lalaounis and others, Aesthet’s exquisitely tasteful boutique, is definitely one of the best reasons to visit the new mall. NAMMOS VILLAGE, PSAROU BEACH, T: +30 22890 27132, AESTHET.COM

25 Ways to live your life to the fullest.

Style out of the box

Make your favorite summer story unforgettable with Style Box, a company for social and corporate events such as weddings, christenings, childrens parties, adult parties, opening events, corporate parties, fashion shows. Their products are characteristic for their simple lines and clean forms. Particular attention is given to their materials, in order for them to recall items that you would choose to furnish even your own home. In this way, furniture - even though rented - does not look out of place in any given space. STYLEBOX.GR

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The well-known Athenian Nikkei sets sail for Mykonos. The restaurant’s gastronomic identity is maintained in its island base, at the old Mykonos Baltazar, moving on the axis of Japanese-Peruvian cuisine. The space blends with the Myconian style, enriched by discreet but typical Nikkei touches. In the culinary front, the head chef Thanos Stasinos, gives clear priority to fish, while also maintaining some popular signature dishes. Causas, cheviche, Peking duck buns, signature nikkei rolls, lobster in three versions and more, are some of the suggestions that are included in the summer Nikkei menu, while the list of cocktails is signed here, as in the Athens restaurant, by Spiros Kerkyras. PLATEIA AGHIAS KYRIAKIS, + 30 6937900201

Precious time One of the most original and special creations that are made on the island, Originate Mykonos watches, combine the passion of a team of architects and craftsmen for the art of the handmade, with the unique aura of Mykonos. Approaching the

concept of the watch with a minimalist perspective, the handmade elegant pieces are constructed and assembled entirely in Mykonos by the Originate team, with rare pieces coming from abroad. ORIGINATEMYKONOS. COM

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Nemo's quality services offer satisfaction and please all senses.

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Nemo has been found! If you’re looking for Nemo, you’ll find him on Kalo Livadi beach. Only this time, the clever little fish has been transformed into a little diamond, that has taken up a strategic position on the golden sand of one of the best beaches of the island. With large, comfortable sunbeds, a beautiful space with Cycladic touches for breakfast, lunch and supper, cocktails that offer

Elegant stories

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The strong winds of the Cyclades have their good points, as this year they’ve brought to the island from cosmopolitan Kea, the creative waves of Emmanouella’s. The new luxury showroom of the Chalari family offers a collection of selected pieces in cooperation with featured Greek designers and selected global brands. In a beautiful space, you’ll discover limited edition creations from Nassos Ntotsikas, Joanna Misseli, Monaco Princess, Stefania Frangista and others, handmade leather Grecian sandals, Loom bags, airy caftans, impressive beachwear and unique jewellery. As to the personal clothes collection of Emmanouella’s, silk is dominant, with fine maxi dresses and resort monochrome caftans, giving the Mykonian summer even more of a sense of luxury. 21 KALOGERA STR., +30 2289 07797

all the Myconian summer in a glass, VIP spaces, a massage space that unfolds and offers all the island’s beauty, Nemo has come to the Island of the Winds to stay. And as Mykonos without shopping is unthinkable, the Sotris boutique at Nemo, takes care of your fashion needs with selected clothes and accessories all inspired by Mykonos.

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Luxury Villa Rentals Yachts Chartering ATHENS - MYKONOS TEL (+30 6932421866), e-mail :info@mykonosluxurycollection.com www.mykonosluxurycollection.com • www.laios-estate.gr

Kitty J. Laios


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Fast & tasty Rumors say that Sakis Grill House is the best Souvlaki on the island. You will visit it even more after the first time you try it. Besides, every hour is ideal for a tasty Greek souvlaki with handmade Mykonian pita, gyros pork or chicken, kebab and more. With excellent quality and fast and friendly service you’ll feel Are you ready for the best goosebumps of your life?

like eating at home.

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18 Doses of energy CRYO Starting this summer, Cryo is expecting you on Mykonos, “to put you on ice”, offering an experience that you’ve never had before. The procedure takes place in a specially constructed chamber, where with the use of gasified nitrogen, the reduction of the skin’s temperature (from its normal body temperature) to -1 celsius is achieved. Apart from how well one feels psychologically and physically after every Cryosauna session, the benefits are many: anti-ageing is boosted, metabolism is increased, toxins are removed, inflammations are cured and mood is improved. CRYOMYKONOS.COM

Sweet love affair

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One arrival but double the pleasure, as the famous authentic gelateria of Kifissia landed on Mykonos this year with two shops. In strategic spots, in the heart of Chora as well as in Ano Mera, Ninnolo reveals to Mykonians as well as the island’s visitors the secrets of handmade and creamy gelato, made daily exclusively with fresh Greek milk, and no use of milk cream, butter or eggs. Apart from its well known sweet flavours, the Ninnolo in Ano Mera - in a historic address, where a century ago, one of the symbolic cafes of the Cyclades opened - will also function as a gourmet brunch spot. What does that mean in practice? A large variety of brunch dishes with local ingredients, as well as others. Pancakes, eggs benedict, hot dog, fritata, salads, cakes and many others. NINNOLO.GR


To know us better MYCOCOON HOSTEL

The first hostel on Mykonos is boutique as well as design. The MyCocoon Project is about combining the art of hospitality, with stylish design architecture and accommodation, at very affordable rates. Opening in May, MyCocoon is ideally located right at the entrance of Gialos and is the ideal option for young or elder people and groups of friends, who wish to socialize in a totally friendly and youthful environment and most of all, enjoy upscale design accommodation, that costs much less than any other hotel on Mykonos. The #MyCocoon Design Hostel Project, has been envisioned and created for welcoming the guests of Mykonos island and inviting them to experience a new trend in the local hospitality industry, an experience of affordable design accommodation on Mykonos, that will make unforgettable summer holidays. HOSTELMYKONOS.COM

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Live it! XLSIOR

Launched in 2009, XLSIOR’s founder Anastasios Kapetanias created this festival as a getaway vacation that combines fun, luxury and most importantly a friendly atmosphere that knows no boundaries. The festival attracts over 30,000 people from all over the world, all connected by love and the universal language of music. This is where all the magic begins; hosting some of the most well-known artists in the Gay Circuit scene, XLSIOR brings you the “crème de la crème” of the gay world, creating an unforgettable experience with the careful selection of its open air and outdoor breathtaking venues. From 2330/8, the world’s best DJ’s will gather on Mykonos. This year, XLSIOR celebrates the power of YOU. Be there. XLSIORFESTIVAL.COM

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Golden hues BAR AT DIO CHORIA

Drink up the island's brand new experiences.

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If you haven’t already visited Dio Choria (Two Villages) to see one of the solo or group exhibitions of modern art, now you have an additional reason to do it. Apart from the rich exhibition programme and the cultural events, it now has one of the most futuristic bars on the island, designed by Stage Design Office. Respecting Cycladic architecture, the art b ar exterior is completely incorporated into the white setting, offering a beautiful view to its visitors, from its minimalist roof tables, while the interior greets you with its funky character. Yellow is dominant, giving a pop vibe to anyone waiting for their drink next to the almost golden bar. You can even book the rooftop for your private event. Another surprise from the very active cultural spot of the island. DIOHORIA.COM


Lots of love, in a mindblowing setting with beats from all the world.

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All about nails MYKONAILS

In one of the best beauty spots of the island, care and enjoyment are the immediate priorities. With its pelican trademark, Mykonails has arrived to put colour in your life, maintaining that everything is based on the relationship of trust that is built with each client individually, through high quality services and professionalism. In any case, care for the limbs and the nails is in first place on the beauty list of every woman and perhaps some men. Surrender yourself to the experienced staff of Mykonails, enjoy a revitalising spa manicure or spa pedicure and paint the summer on your nails with the best products of the market, with bright colours, flashy glitter and impressive stickers. MYKONAILS.GR

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ALL ABOUT MEAT Although the Stavrakopoulos family business needs no introductions, the new shop of the company in Vougli is something that you should be aware of, particularly if you’re a meat lover. With upgraded and innovative services, the new modern meat shop is visibly different from the old, traditional butcher shop. Ths is also the case for the other two renovated All About Meat shops, in Fabrika and Ornos. With excellent quality, years of experience and a presence in the meat market since 1967, the superiority of All About Meat focuses on delicious meat products that are preferred and trusted by the consumers as well as the professionals on the island. A trial will convince you. VOUGLI, +30 22890 24018, FABRIKA, +30 22890 24028, ORNOS, +30 22890 24033, STAVRAKOPOULOSALLABOUTMEAT.GR SUMMER 2017 | 111


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The meaning of leisure LYO BOUTIQUE HOTEL This is the new addition of Mykonos located at the upper side of Super Paradise. Centered around the revitalizing and sunny pool, the Boutique complex is aimed to provide moments of indelible leisure and satisfy your expectations all day long. From local and international delicacies served at the poolside restaurant, to creative cocktail concoctions designed by certified mixologists, the hotel’s staff is dedicated to bring you all the tastes and flavors of Mykonos. A combination of Mykonian tradition mixed with modern touches of contemporary interior design, the serene rooms & suites present a sophisticated rustic look that exhales Cycladic island spirit. LYOMYKONOS.COM

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The surprise In Mykonos, a five star category is not just awarded to luxury hotels but also to public toilets! The new installation in the old port, is the essence of design, cleanliness as well as luxury. With low atmospheric

lighting, turnstiles, even automatic payment machines that give change, it’s definitely the most beautiful public space of its kind you have ever seen. In any case, let’s not forget that clean toilets are above all a sign of civilisation.

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Greek made memories

You can’t enjoy summer vacations without souvenirs. Especially if you enter a space that exudes Greece and you are spoiled for choice. That’s exactly what Anapolo is, a new gift shop with a completely Greek identity. Its collections comprise objects made by Greek hands and inspired by Greek artists. Among the jewellery, cushions, cups, ashtrays, badges, Greek products with European awards, such as oil, honey, tea, ouzo and others, you’ll also find the unique olive oil tin tote bag Atlas Shopper. 25 DRAKOPOULOU STR., +30 2289 078723


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Aphrodite Beach Resort Hotel Kalafati Beach, Kalafati 846 00 tel. 2289 071367 info@aphrodite-mykonos.com


Fashion stories SOTRIS IMPERIAL

It’s summer time. It’s time for Mykonos. After the warm welcome that the first Sotris shop received in Nemo, on Kalo Livadi beach, a second Sotris opened in Mykonian Imperial Resort & Villas, on Elia beach, inviting all fashion lovers to discover the hottest trends of the summer. So get ready for the absolute trip in the fashion world with avant garde brands and many special beach collections where luxury meets haute couture. SOTRIS.GR

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Discover a shiny temple of treasures.


The new beer is completely summery with fruity aroma.

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Cheers! MIKONU

You can’t have summer without beer! Especially if you have before you an iced glass with bright content, rich foam and fruity aroma. It’s the new Mikonu beer, that will tempt many of the island’s visitors, and they succumb just at their sight and rightly so. With barley from Thrace and Belgium and rare and hard to find hops, the Mikonu beers are the island’s new local acquisition from the Mykonos Microbrewery, that proves that when passion and hard work are combined, the result is amazing. The people responsible for the project, Angelos Ferous, Yannos Bakos, Yannis Paraskevopoulos and Yannis Mizalis, didn’t just work to reach the desirable, perfect flavour, they also sealed it in bottles with minimal, artistic labels, inspired by the mythology of the land.


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The treasures of Delos What do the depths of the sun-drenched island that brought the light of the god Apollo to antiquity, hide? Apart from its magical energy, the underwater archaeological investigation (2-20 May) gathered valuable facts about the construction of the large breakwater that protected the port of Delos and revealed significant findings from shipwrecks in the area, while new undiscovered shipwrecks were located. With the good weather as ally and the positive attitude of the people of Mykonos, who are always ready to help, the investigation which was realised under the supervision of the Ephorate of Underwater Antiquities (EUA), in collaboration with the French Archaeological School, as well as the National Research Foundation, was a success and had amazing results. This is the first step and the basis for subsequent archaeological and geophysical studies, that will be organised in the frame of a five year program aiming to complete the Delos atlas, the dating of the impressive breakwater, which is approximately two metres under the sea surface, due to rising sea levels, the search for more remnants of the already known shipwrecks, as well as the discovery of new ones. As part of the study, the remnants of a shipwreck of the late Hellenistic

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age were collected for study, its main cargo being amphoras for the transport of wine and oil, from Italy and the Western Mediterranean, as well as photographing and mapping two more shipwrecks, that were discovered during previous investigative sessions, in the marine areas of Fourni and Kato Kenerale. “The very well preserved findings in Fourni have added significant information about the commercial might of Delos during Roman times, for which little is known”, says the diving archeologist of EUA, Magdalini Athanasoula adding, “the most exciting moment was the discovery of the two new shipwrecks in Hersonnisos (on the southern end of Delos) and in Rhenia in the Fylladi bay, that belong to the island’s period of greatest prosperity (end of second, beginning of first century BC)”. The presence of amphoras from areas other than the Aegean (Italy, Spain, North Africa) is significant, indicating the breadth of commercial transactions of the island in all of the Mediterranean during the Hellenistic period. Another factual proof that Delos was a significant commercial seaway through the ages, that connected the eastern with the western Mediterranean and played a significant role in commerce and navigation in that era.

The investigation was held under the supervision of the Head of EUA, Dr. Aggeliki G. Simosi, coordinated by the diving archaeologist Magdalini Athanasoula and the participation of Ekaterini Tagonidou, diving architect engineer. Collaborating from the French Archaeological School, Dr. Jean Charles Moretti, director of Delos excavations and the diving surveying engineer Lionel Fantin, while from the National Research Foundation, the architect Dr. M. Zarmakoupi. Technical support was done by Spyridon Moureas, diving technician of EUA. The cost of the study was covered by EUA, the French Archaeological School and the Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies.


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The big bio project NICE N’ EASY GROUP

One island, two Nice n’ Easy restaurants! The famous organic family now has a new family member. The brand new Nice n’ Easy Organic, all bio and 100% Gluten free, a real foodie's paradise, boasts a full menu of vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free dishes accommodating any dietary restrictions. The super successful Nice n’ Easy Tavern, in Little Venice, offers insta-worthy Mykonian sunsets and windmills as the backdrop, offering a classic menu of Greek inspired comfort foods and healthy options. All the dishes are inspired by the Cyclades, fanatically insisting on the use of pure, organic products. NICENEASY.GR

Indulge in a world of premium services.

04 Royal expectations

Next station, beauty ROUGE PARFUMERIES Although Rouge Parfumeries has been in Mykonos since 2008, every time you enter is like the first time. With always updated and specialised beauty offers, as well as the latest arrivals of branded beachwear, shoes and accessories for all, the shop brings a new aura to shopping. Dedicated to the beauty and care space, the shop extends over 600 square meters, on two floors and offers the greatest selection of brand cosmetics and perfumes, face and body creams, makeup products, sun lotions, toiletries and underwear, all at the best prices of the market, with flawless service and pleasant surroundings. You’ll find it on the road to Ano Mera, 150 meters from the circle. Another plus is the spacious parking lot. TEL: +30 22890 28999

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Queen doesn’t need recommendations. For 8 years in a row, the favorite champagne and cocktail bar is the perfect spot to enjoy the vibrant local scene while sipping on your favorite cocktail and snacking on delicious appetizers. After its successful presence in the heart of Chora, the number one street club in the world is growing, offering even more options for premium tastes. The new bar has led the Queen’s experience a step further. Have you ever imagined yourself drinking a champagne cocktail while enjoying the best Russian caviar and the shisha aromas? Well, this is your chance to make it a reality at Queen Secret Caviar Champagne. ENOPLON DINAMEON STR.

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Taste a new gastronomic experience with gourmet Greek stories by the sea.

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Haute gastronomie BILL & COO COAST TAVERNA One of the recent arrivals on the team of the Bill & Coo kitchen, Ntinos Fotinakis, the award winning executive chef of the Bill & Coo Coast Taverna, promises a gastronomic journey to the simple, but at the same time complex flavours of our mothers and grandmothers. After 13 years at the kitchen team of Spondi, the charismatic chef is working for the first time in a kitchen with a view of the sea and it’s something that excites his imagination and like a well tuned instrument, he can play the most perfect “music”. His gastronomic offers are in total harmony with the space they’re served in, bringing out flavours and aromas of the sea, while the waves break right next to you. BILL-COO-HOTEL.COM

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Its mission is to makes your dreams come true. ZεNIT Events Center is a unique multifunctional space perched at the top of a hill at Paradise beach and its high vantage point allows for spectacular panoramic views of the Aegean and the Island of Delos. The building has been innovatively designed to fit seamlessly into the surrounding area, while special care has been given to the effective use of the natural light that bathes the structure, making it a bright and airy building, fit for your dream function. The center can cater for a wide range of private or public events such as conferences, exhibitions, art, fashion and social events while the experienced and qualified team is there to tailor the venue according to your requirements in order to create the event of your dreams. ZENITEVENTS.COM


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And its name is: MIKĂ’NU. A BRAND NEW REFRESHING JOURNEY TO THE AROMAS OF MYKONOS.

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he new beer that is made in Mykonos, has a bouquet of particular aromas which win you over with the first sip. The body is full, gentle and fruity, definitely worthy of the island that gives it birth. The young man behind this pleasant surprise in the microbrewery space - a connoisseur and devotee of beer - is Agelos Ferous, together with Yannis Mizalis, Yannos Bakos and Yannis Paraskevopoulos. With a clever logo and a dynamic image, the new refreshing drink, made in Mykonos, is one more commendable proof of the Greek initiative in the production space. Enjoy it! Mykonos, Agryrena Kyklades, tel. 22890 77912 mikonu.gr

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thE Talk. .MEMORIES, OPINIONS AND INSIGHTS

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A three -dimensional story. BY Della

Rounick

August 1971. I came to Mykonos for the first time from Johannesburg, a model with Wilhelmina Models. I came with a French friend and mentor in international living. In a small Olympic Airways airplane…

everything came together for me to create the first sculpture, exactly as I had imagined it in the oil painting. From there, everything was a matter of imagination – it ran ahead and I simply followed. The only certainty is that if I had not come on Mykonos then, not visited Delos, not been present in the moment, then nothing would have begun and none of this would have ever happened. Everything is a piece in the same chain: the trip to Mykonos, Delos, the photographs, the paintings, the people – above all the people – the knowers and the not-knowers, everything was the driving force that gave birth to the sculptures, the bronze sculptures. And who knows what else. Only Mykonos does…

Who is who

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rom the airport, a Mykonian lady picked us up and took us to her house. Simply idyllic. Breakfast at Gialos, at Madoupa’s, the bus to Platis Gialos and from there, the boat to Paradise and Super. In the evenings, we would go to tavernas and night clubs. But one day, all day, we took the boat to Delos. I saw the lions for the first time – the real ones were still there at the time – as well as the decapitated phalluses. In 1991, I went to Delos for the second time, with my husband and Pierre Trudeau. Only this time, I dared to hug the phallus as my husband took a photo. This picture inspired my first painting, and many more to come. Only that most people could not understand what I really felt when I created these artworks, and in anger almost, I decided to make them three-dimensional, so that they could see what I could beyond the paintings. When I built the house in Houlakia, Mykonos, I could see artworks all around, without having created any of them. It so happened that the circumstances and

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Della Rounick was born in Veria, Greece. She spent time in France studying psychology, literature and French philosophy and then traveled in South Africa starting a model career all around the world. In 1993 and for four years, she was the CEO of her husband’s fashion company while she was also made her own designs as well as paintings. After September 11, Della moved to her motherland and built a house on Mykonos with her studio. Since 2004 she spends there most of her summer months, where she paints, writes and does her arts and crafts. Her first sculpture exhibition took place on Mykonos a year before.

Only this time I dared to hug the phallus as my husband took a photo. This picture inspired my first painting.


Her scupltures are the evolution of her paintings, the revival of her memories and the expression of her artistic side. They are about Mykonos, Delos and herself.

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Is Mercury or Mykonos in Retrograde? BY Jeffrey

Siger

That title should give all you astronomers, astrologers, and music fans something to ponder.

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n astronomy retrograde means “a body in motion in a direction contrary to that of the general motion of similar bodies,” in astrology believers say you’d best “ready yourself for frustrating times,” and in music (at least for me) it conjures up visions of Queen’s incomparable Freddie Mercury shaking up the rock world with the eclectic punch of his 1975 classic song, Bohemian Rhapsody. All three offer unique insights into the state of our island. Over the decades of this writer’s life, a once obscure and impoverished Mykonos transformed itself from wartime years of starvation and bitter struggle, into a modern international symbol of tourist hedonism and 24/7 glitz -barely pausing long enough to digest its good fortune and appreciate its natural gifts. Yet, as quantum levels different as modern day Mykonos is from what it once was, first time visitors to the island, whether arriving by sea or air, still are awe-struck at their first glimpse of this

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dazzling white beauty set off against a stark desert mountain landscape. Astronomically speaking, Mykonos adopted a trajectory retrograde to the orbits of its neighboring Aegean islands, fueled by an unwavering commitment to the benefits of unfettered development and entrepreneurial freedom. Today, the results of the unquestioned economic success of Mykonos’s retrograde model has driven other islands to alter course, some to follow Mykonos’s lead, others to maintain a tighter fix on their cherished old ways. As to which course is wiser, that depends on the goal, and what one is willing to endure to attain it. In terms of astrology, even non-believers have likely heard, “Mercury is in retrograde” tossed out as an explanation for why things are going very wrong, be it a business deal, politics, romance, or a broken

Mykonos adopted a trajectory retrogade to the orbits of its neighboring Aegean islands.

lawnmower. For sure, Mykonos has had its share of those moments (with the possible exception of the lawnmower), but just like Mercury, it manages to hang in there until things turn around -with one significant difference: Mercury always returns to the same orbit, Mykonos does not. Where that might take our island, only time will tell. Now, on to the music. Bohemian Rhapsody is regarded as one of the greatest rock songs ever, much the same as the rock known as Mykonos is considered in the tourist world. Many have analyzed the meaning of Freddie Mercury’s lyrics, but I tend to go with the description he offered as its composer: It is simply the story of a young man who accidentally kills someone and, like Faust, sells his soul to the devil, but on the eve of his execution calls out, “Bismillah” (“in the name of God” in Arabic) and with the help of angels regains his soul from Shaitan (“the devil” in Arabic).


Who is who I can only guess at the plethora of parallels observers of all things, Mykonos will find in comparing that “simple” explanation of the meaning of a song with the state of their island. Just to fuel the buzz, permit me to quote the opening and closing lyrics of Bohemian Rhapsody. I think most would agree that the first two lines capture the essence of modern day Mykonos: “Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy?” As for its final two lines, they’ll undoubtedly elicit more serious discussion over the state of our Island of the Winds: “Nothing really matters to me. Any way the wind blows.” Thank you, Queen, for giving us all a lot to think about.

Jeffrey Siger is an American living on the island of Mykonos. A former Wall Street lawer, he gave up his career as a name partner in his own New York City law firm to write international best-selling and award recognized mystery thrillers (Santorini Caesars, Murder in Mykonos, Assassins of Athens, Sons of Sparta, Devil of Delphi among others) that tell more than just a fast-paced story. They are aimed at exploring serious societal issues confronting modern day Greece in a tell-it-like-it-is style while touching upon the country’s ancient roots. The New York Journal of Books wrote: “Siger is one of those rare writers whose finger is always on the pulse of modern day upheavals. He is never afraid to tackle and expose uncomfortable subjects –subjects most writers avoid… a mastery story teller”. Jeffrey also served as Chair of the National Board of Boucheron, America’s largest mystery convention and as Adjunct Professor of English at Washington & Jefferson College, teaching mystery writing.

"Mercury always returns to the same orbit". The orbit of inspiration, especially for Mykonos lovers.

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And the story goes on… BY Lefteris

Giovanidis

Mykonos was the most suitable place for the Demi-god Hercules to bury the unruly Giants, sons of Gaia, who revolted against the Olympian gods.

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n the battle of the giants that ensued, he buried them under these huge rocks, because only on Mykonos do such large and heavy rocks exist. They’re huge, chiseled and wherever you turn your gaze on the island, you’ll see one, like an ornament! When Hercules was done with the Giants and made sure, after the way he crushed them, that they would never rise again, he thought he would visit the local king, famous for his great hospitality. He went to the Agelika area, a bit outside Chora, on the road to Ornos. There on high ground was the king’s palace, at the spot where, in our times, a huge domed tomb was found with numerous gold ornaments and funeral gifts. He knew that the king would be glad to host him and it was certainly a great honour to host a demigod in your palace. When Hercules arrived at the palace, the king was waiting at the doorstep, as if someone had come in his sleep and had revealed that he would visit him. After the welcoming, before they entered inside, Hercules turned his gaze towards the sea and the view from

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there was enchanting and the surrounding islands seemed to be touching Mykonos. Hercules with a great voice said: “Delos and Rhenia. The islands of Apollo and Artemis! Blessed be the great gods and their beautiful mother Leto!” “We’re lucky to be next to them. We have the blessing, the protection and the light that they gifted to this island”, added the king. When they were comfortably seated in the great central hall of the palace, Hercules’ attention was drawn by a statue, not too big, that was in the centre of the palace. It was a female, marble figure in seated position. Hercules asked the king about it and he answered that it was a Cycladic idol. “We found it when we were making the palace foundations. These were made by people who lived here and in all of the Cyclades many years ago, maybe even a thousand.” “It’s beautiful. But, there lived people, here before the illustrious Mycenaeans?”, asked Hercules admiringly. “Many and in fact they were very hard working, they created the famous Cycladic culture!”, replied the king. Hercules was rendered speechless. And the king continued by saying there were others before them. “See down there”, and pointed towards Ftelia, “where the sea is? There are ruins there that have survived for thousands of years. Before humans had even discovered copper! They worked with stone and even obsidian, that they brought from Melos to Mavrospilia”, and pointed toward Panormos. “These, Hercules, were probably the first inhabitants of our island, Mykonos, which has the pleasure of hosting you.” Some time passed and the king ordered that the table be set for the illustrious visitor. As soon as Hercules

tasted the wine, an exclamation of pleasure escaped the barrier of his teeth. “What a wonderful wine”, he said. “Now I understand why Mykonian wine is famous all over the world.” When they had enjoyed their delicious food and were relaxed by the Mykonian wine, they started telling stories and at some point, Hercules asks, “Can the king tell me why this place was named thus?” “The one who gave the island its name was Mykonos, who had Andros and Thassos as brothers. These three had the king of Delos, Annios as father”, replied the king. They talked some more, but the food brought heaviness and the wine, sweet giddiness and the king let his head nod and drifted to sleep for a few seconds. When he reopened his eyes, he was surprised to discover that his guest was gone. He looked around, went outside, there was no sign of him! The surprise was followed by a slight, satisfied smile. It had definitely been Hercules. Only the gods come and go without you being aware. “It was a great honour to host a god”. And since then the tradition continues, with the Mykonians treating their guests as if they were demigods.

Who is Who Lefteris Giovanidis has directed more than 35 plays in Europe, the UK, and the US. He has translated plays, adapted books to the theatrical scripts, and produced numerous performances. He studied stage directing in Athens and New York. Last summer he presented Antigone by Sophocles on Mykonos.


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Between faith and joy. BY George

Pittas

My friends are rendered speechless, those who will listen to me at least, when I tell them that the festivals of Mykonos are among the most vibrant in the Aegean.

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hey can’t grasp that behind the “lifestyle” façade of the island lies authenticity and that the people of Mykonos still value their festivals. “Today is not like other days, it is once a year and the joys are great. Those with good hearts who are regularly festive. Only they this false world enjoy, Pretty are the pretty and beautiful are the beautiful And most beautiful of all is good company”. The religious character of the festivals of Mykonos does not differ much from that of the other Aegean islands. In the days before the feast, the churches are whitewashed and decorated with flags and the brass is polished and decorated. On the eve everyone lights candles while the faithful who come by are immersed in the scents of basil and flowers. Foodwise, the feast begins with a glass of meat broth which lines the stomach in preparation for the copious quantities of wine to be consumed. In winter the festivals are held in a dedicated building with a built-in table and benches while in summer they are held outdoors with portable tables and

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benches around the church or chapel. The local musicians, pairs of players, play bagpipes, violins, accordions and other traditional instruments and eat, drink, sing and enjoy themselves along with the rest of the crowd. There are countless feast days on the island. Sometimes the feast is held on the eve of the saint’s day and at others on the day itself after the liturgy. There are more than fifty important festivals on Mykonos, of which the following are the best known: Aghios Haralambos under the Windmills, Aghia Anna in Myrsini, Aghia Anna in Vounia, Aghios Panteleimon, Aghios Giannis in Ornos, the Virgin Mary of Tourliani, as well as those held on the nearby islets such as Aghia Kyriaki on Delos, Aghia Triada on Rheneia and the Virgin Mary on Tragonisi.

Who is Who George Pittas was born in Athens in 1954. By profession he is an interior decorator and designer of furniture. From 1977 to 1980 he studied Political Economy and Sociology in the University of Paris

8 (Vincennes). He was a founding member of the Neo Katoikein group in 1980 which for 20 years played a leading role in Greek furniture design and production. Since 1995 he has been dividing his time between Athens and Paros, where he runs the model hotel complex Lefkes Village in the mountain settlement of the same name. He served on the board of the Union of Greek Tourist Professionals (SETE) and of the Chamber of Greek Hotels. Since 2010, as a board member of the Chamber of Greek Hotels, he has been head of Greek Breakfast program, which aims to connect hotels with the gastronomic wealth of their own districts. In this role he travels all over the country creating original local Greek breakfast dishes. His books (in Greek): Signs Of the Aegean, Paros-A Walk through Place and Time, The Athenian Taverna, Religious and Folk Festivals in the Aegean, The traditional cafés of Greece, Treasures of Greek Gastronomy. He also manages and operates the greekgastronomyguide.gr created to be a showcase for Greek gastronomy as a whole, in all its aspects and all its dimensions.


There are countless feast days on Mykonos. Among them are Aghios Charalampos under the Windmills. See more at greekgastronomy guide.gr

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Restless mind. BY Petros

Bourovilis

Kostas Skagias as a real ambassador of Mykonos approaches with exceptional brio new concepts. For him any mission is possible!

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ostas Skagias is a multitask person. Just take a look at his titles before the story begins: Corporate Relations Manager & Representative of Aegean Islands - Mykonos based of MTC Group Tourism Consulting Company of Municipalities of Greece. Public Relations Director of Association of Entrepreneurs in Entertainment & Catering Mykonos. Interconnections Ambassador at Hellenic American Chamber of Commerce – NY. Strategy Manager & Implementation of Project PRomoGReece - PRomo Aegean Islands, Interconnections Ambassador. Kostas Skagias has proven to be over the decades a business man with a restless mind. The exceptional brio with which he approaches new concepts does not only make him a good businessman but a very communicative person as well. This is the combination that creates a dynamic profile. And yet a successful one, as it has been shown by all of his former and new projects.

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How did your role as a representative begin? I had worked on many different levels prior to being made responsible for the representation of Mykonos. Initially on American television network NBC’s Travel Cafe episode featuring Greece and later on the shooting of the movie The Kings of Mykonos, which in both cases went extremely well, with very positive results for the promotion of Mykonos. Meanwhile, the organization of trips to the island by foreign journalists and travel agents necessitated the presence of a local representative to make sure everything was running smoothly. Since then I have undertaken the implementation of many projects to promote the island, doing everything possible to facilitate procedural matters relating to these visits. What do foreign visitors expect when they first come to Mykonos; what pleasantly surprises them and what vexes them? I don’t want to believe there are things that our foreign visitors find unpleasant. After all, the island has professionals with a high level of awareness, who are very good at what they do and are able to meet all the expectations of tourists. Mykonos’ fine reputation is a tremendous legacy to uphold and we all do everything in our power to safeguard it. As for what one expects to find on the island, I would say first and foremost the true meaning of holidays. Rest, relaxation and entertainment. Where tourism marketing efforts should be focused, given that Mykonos is already a very popular island? First of all the island’s branding and secondly

by highlighting the other aspects of the tourism product, namely culture, tradition and gastronomy. What can the mayor do to promote the island abroad? Konstantinos Koukas is a young man with fresh ideas and knowledge. This alone serves as a guarantee that his initiatives to promote Mykonos will be effective, particularly when one considers that he is supported by worthy associates who combine experience with an appetite for work. Please relate some experience with a celebrity which is etched in your memory. When Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta Jones were visiting the island they had gone shopping in the main town, Chora. He stayed behind on the veranda of my former, some years ago, establishment, Camares, which at the time had received an award for its cocktails – to enjoy a drink. Cruise ship passengers recognized him and I soon found myself quite alone, as a horde of women pushed past me to speak to him. When they finally managed to get up close to him, they said “you’re the spitting image of Michael Douglas!” and he, laughing, replied “Yes, so everyone tells me”.

"I don't want to believe that are things that our foreign visitors find unpleasant".


Clockwise from right: Kostas Skagias with the Editor of ”The Times” and “Sunday Times”. Meetings with Tour Operators and Tourism businessmen of Dubai, Saudi Arabia, India and other countries. Minister of Tourism, Elena Kountoura, the President of Greek Diaspora, Petros Galatoulas, GNTO's Director in New York, Greta Kamaterou, Consul in New York, Manos Koumparakis and Kostas Skagias in the 2017 New York Times Travel Show.

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Karmic connection BY Dora

Tsavdaridis

As love from the first sight, Dora Tsavdaridis did not resist the Island of the Winds and let it become the island of her heart. She followed Mykonos and was transformed into her oracle.

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ykonos is possibly the best and worst thing to happen to me but having gotten to know each other over the past decade, I definitely have no regrets we met and fell in love. I grew up and lived in Sydney, Australia. My first trip to Mykonos was on a family holiday at the age of 16, under the not so strict gaze of my older sister. My Greek parents who left Greece for the land of opportunity in the 60s were very strict on me, so Mykonos was where I truly felt freedom for the first time in my very sheltered life. (There was no internet or mobile phones back then kids, it was hard as a teen!) So, when my sister left the village in Kozani to go to the Greek islands with some older friends, I got to tag along. My parents, bless them, naively thought since we were in our fatherland, I would be safe. Ah the irony!

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I won't dare compare it to say how Nelson Mandela felt when he walked out of that jail after 27 years of wrongful incarceration, but it was close. Freedom, you don't realise how much you've been missing until you've tasted true freedom. To most, she is an island but to me, she is a phenomenon, a force of nature with mystical energy and the most beautiful natural beauty - she draws in people from everywhere and if you are worthy, she will never let go, whilst others, well, they leave the island running. I learned that to survive in Mykonos you need to be open-minded, tough and respectful. So, back in 2008 I put my ten year career as a newspaper journalist in Sydney on hold. I was burnt out and I was only 28 years old - I thought I would take a year off, to work in a bar, swim in the turquoise beaches and just enjoy myself but (willingly) got stuck in the vortex and now it is 2017. Working at Astra for four years - that was my start and what an introduction to the REAL Mykonos! Thank you Babis, you rock! It was a culture shock as I was the only non-native that year but the team there were kindred spirits, so felt at home and loved not being a tourist for the first time. I did go back to Australia after those five years, I thought I was done but three years later, I returned and think I am staying for good. These days I use my Phd in Mykonos as a VIP Concierge host, the Oracle Mykonos - possibly the best job in the world. If you could call it a job.

Who is Who She grew up and lived in Sydney practicing journalism for over a decade, as a Daily Telegraph Online reporter. She decided to give up her life there in 2008 and start living her dream on Mykonos. After a passage from the historical bar Astra, she has devoted herself to the mysteries and miracles of Mykonos offering concierge and VIP services. You can address to her company, Oracle Mykonos, all day, all night, 365 days a year.

I learned that to survive in Mykonos you need to be open-minded and tough.


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Vasilis, thank you for the life lesson. BY Dimitris

Roussounelos

A few thoughts after the departure of an exemplary restauranteur but even more, a beautiful man.

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remember Vasilis Demerouchis, -‘Sfinas’ as his friends knew him- since I was a child, from Seven Sins, a legendary small bar that went down in history in the 60’s and a bit longer. An emblematic Mykonos figure... One of the first to create their ‘home’ just out of town, not that far, just about enough to be able to keep a small distance from the hustle and bustle. Even more though, and this is how most people remember him, he was one of the first to have created -with Kiki- a small restaurant in one of the most beautiful and remote spots on the island. They chose Aghios Sostis and it was there, that a small and yet most valuable part of recent Mykonian history took place. Even now, if one wishes to truly experience the essence of the island in its ‘human scale’ as it once was, this is the place to be (unlike most new investors’ vision of Mykonos). A small restaurant which seemed to be in the middle of nowhere, with no electricity; that was how we were introduced to Kiki’s, with Vasilis over the charcoal grilling a juicy steak or piece of chicken and Kiki creating her amazing cold salads and a pâté full of aromas of local herbs, all from around Aghios

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Sostis –true poetry! I wasn’t a frequent visitor, yet I would go there fairly often. At some point in the late ‘80s, I remember writing an article about Kiki’s place for a magazine –‘Epikera’ or ‘Ena’, which I proudly presented to them. What followed -and became a life lesson for me I will never forget- was their response. Kiki and Vasilis were deeply troubled, almost sad: ‘Dimitri do you not understand? Now it will be full of people, people who won’t even appreciate what this place truly is, people who don’t share this philosophy, not really our people…We’re just fine as we are. Any more, will create a problem not only for us but also for our friends who choose Kiki’s for what it truly is.’ And what it truly is, is: a space where one may enjoy peace, hospitality and good food. They never crossed that line. It was as if they gave themselves a promise which they kept to the end. Even after the years passed, even after the island was transformed, even after another Vasilis (Stihios) would take care of things there, the spirit of Vasilis and Kiki is always present. As if time hasn’t quite touched -or even more, hasn’t spoiled things, or people. One could even say, that the ‘dynamic’ of this place is even somehow imposed on the visitors, who adapt and enjoy the serenity, the freshness, the flavors with all their senses, under the shade of the same old tree, still lying there. I wonder what would have had become of Kiki’s if it weren’t for Vasilis and his wife, if it had ‘fallen’ in to the wrong hands, such as one of those new investors, who can only think of big scale investments, who continually build, destroy, expand and rebuild, creating

huge businesses that sometimes even end after a couple of seasons, just leaving behind less and less of the true beauty of the island as it once was. I come back to the valuable life lesson I learned from Kiki and Vasilis. I keep on wondering how different our island could have been if a few more of these ‘xenous’ – ‘foreigners’ had been there and if we had followed their path. Foreigners who came to stay, who came to live here, who became a part of the island. Who couldn’t be more part of us, more real Mykonians. Which is why I wonder how come we haven’t managed to make an example of this kind, our best choice? And for Vasilis, to have praised him, while he was still here with us, as he truly deserved it! Vasilis, dear friend, valuable co-islander, fellow Mykonian, we missed our chance to tell you: How much we Mykonians, needed the example you set for us! What a true ambassador of the beauty of Greek spirit you have been! Your important role in the island’s tourism. How valuable your contribution, a new philosophy in restauranteering! How thankful we all are for you having made our lives more beautiful (we and the thousands more who met you and got to know you in Aghios Sostis). How much beauty you have added to our memories of a place- for all those who met you as a person and as a professional. How much we need to keep this lesson about beauty, balance and harmony as guides for any future ‘development’! You will be kept alive in our memory. May you rest in peace- the same peace you chose in your life, with your beloved wife, Kiki.

Who is Who Dimitris Roussounelos was born in Mykonos, in 1957. He studied Finance at the University of Pireus Financial Department. Since 1983, he runs, on Mykonos the Scala Gallery. He is the author of several books: Mykonian Cooking, Tesseras of Culture, Kopanisti. He also writes in his blog karvouna.wordpress.com and in Greek magazines.


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Immigrant from Psarou. BY Evi

Fetsi

I was thinking about this a few days ago as I was walking– and silently cursing– in the shallow waters of a beach in Halkidiki, my feet falling into a blanket of seaweed with my every step, making my skin crawl, and it seemed like a very good title.

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eyond the absolute truth it encapsulates, it is also rather “catchy”. Many will expect to read an exciting account of celebrity gossip, small-scale or large-scale titbits and views on status or class; I imagine they will be disappointed, as this is just the story of a reality. Having spent most of my summers on Mykonos, from when I was a five year old girl to a middle aged lady, with some small breaks in between, when I talk about beaches and the sea I have a specific image in mind. Turquoise, crystalline waters and fine sand, and do not focus only on Psarou, even though it has all of the above in good measure – that and much more. This is exactly how the Agrari of my childhood was; the look of Aghios Stefanos when I was a small child with a bucket and canvas hat; the Super of my extravagant teenage years; the Panormos of my hippie phase; and how I experienced the beaches of Delos, on small excursions by boat and with forbidden sweethearts. For me, the ideal beach boasts sand inside the waters and outside, the type of sand that looks like a fluffy wall-to-wall carpet that you dip your feet into and let them burn in delight. It is a beach that has turquoise, crystal clear waters that gradually get deeper, and you do not have to walk kilometres to take a graceful plunge. And over the years, it became a beach that offers some type of service – a parasol for your friends whose skin may peel like a snake in the sun, sun loungers so that you

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do not have to struggle for comfort on the ground, even a bottle of cold water or an iced coffee to quench your thirst, or ideally a star-studded treatment (or an entire galaxy of stars), which explains the title once more. Of course, I write all of this, I who abandoned Psarou – and the island in general – at that fateful time when Zannis decided to change the sun loungers at Nammos for the second time. I lived through a summer trying in vain to move those rattan beasts that replaced the early “simple” wooden sun loungers, which weighed about a ton each, and ultimately resulted in us not being able to follow the sun like a sun dial, changing the direction of our lounger every so often; I met people I was in no mood to meet, only because the space between us had been so compressed that we had to synchronise our movements on the sun loungers; I had to map out the route to the bathroom that would involve stepping on the fewest people as humanly possible; when September rolled around, I packed my things into my car, locked the door of the house, and the rest is history. Despite all of this, the compass of my soul will always point towards Psarou when the time for comparisons arrives. When I think about/remember/hope for the ideal, it is Psarou in general, from the time of Aggeletakis (when it was still spelled Psarrou with two –r’s), but mainly the Psarou of Zannis’ first five years, that comes to mind. Not because, for instance, Sostaki is no better, less idyllic, or dreamy, but because when you think of the ideal you always think about the people close to you in life and close to your heart. And I have spent the most beautiful summer days with the people close to me at the beach of Psarou, in those first five years. It was under the A7 that I saw Jason become a boy, drank the first coffee of my married life, worked on the three first Mykonos Confidentials, survived epic hangovers, booked jobs that I enjoyed a lot, met friends who are now like family, shared laughs, secrets and disappointments with people I loved with passion. When the island’s first wooden sun loungers were spread out wide enough so that you could chat with all your friends scattered around nearby parasols, but also preserve your privacy; when along with the towel – which changed colour every season – you were brought a complimentary glass of chilled, freshlysqueezed orange juice; when the music did not burst your eardrums but dressed your memories in magical soundtracks; when the diving school was nearby, and our children had the opportunity to discover the deep

blue as we watched the small, red buoys floating in the distant horizon. I know that perhaps I sound like another – slightly younger – Mr. Zachos but believe me, my reference to this particular island, this particular beach, at this particular time, does not hide any sense of snobbism. Just pure nostalgia. The kind that grates. After Mykonos, I became a refugee. Eight years now I have been searching for the next ideal beach to host my summer swims, even for a few days, and I am almost always disappointed. Turquoise waters that hide seaweed and sharp stones, beaches with large pebbles that require plastic shoes for walking – and swimming, shiny stone plaques that look more like slides, tar, waters that do not get any deeper, ever, steep rocks, and the list is endless. On the other hand, there are dreamy beaches around that require equipping yourself with parasols, sun loungers and ice coolers, and whatever else, and unfortunately I do not want to do this, nor do I have the strength now in my fifties… it may be too late to be initiated into the joys of nature loving and free camping. And so, I am still looking. And hoping. And every time I find myself sitting on a beach, disappointed with what I had hoped for but did not find once more, and even now as I write these words, the expression that comes to mind is the same: “Immigrant from Psarou”. Until I find my next paradise, I will dream of the one I left behind, the one that the patina of nostalgia tints even more dream-like as the years go by. P.S. So you do not think I am a crazy person, over the course of these eight years I have found two beaches that are very close to the ideal. One at Six Keys in Afissos, after Volos, and Elounda Beach in Crete. And this year, I am going to swing by Antiparos, which I have heard exceptional things about. We’ll see.

Who is Who Born in Athens, studied Marketing and Public Relations and then went to London to get her MA. Account manager at a big ad agency, she worked as a translator, to finally end up in journalism. She's been blogging since 2006, she's finished a book while her latest love is social media. She dreamed that when she grew up, she'd divided her time between the English countryside and the island. She's been living for quite a while in London, while at the same time tending The Food and Leisure International project.


"The compass of my soul will always point towards Psarou when the time for comparisons arrives."

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All for blue and blue for all! BY Elena

Mathiopoulou

Volunteerism for Katerina Topouzoglou is a way of life. The “All for Blue Project” means cleaner seas, with 20 tons less rubbish.

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he world champion of underwater target shooting, she does her good deed for the sea by cleaning them of tons of rubbish, while also aiming at raising ecological awareness and sensibility about the protection of the environment with the younger generations. She was taught this from a very early age by her family, as on their summer holidays they dedicated time to clean the beaches and the sea. Now an adult, this action has taken form in the “All for Blue Project”, a hopeful move that makes us all dream of a better tomorrow. Passionate about the sea and its protection, Katerina is a member

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of many organisations and research programmes, and as she says: “What you see in the documentaries I experience firsthand, with the oceanographers who travel the seas conducting research. Regarding “All for Blue’, our latest move is creating a website, while also taking the crowdfunding route. I think that from the moment we are doing something for the common good, people who have an ecological interest and conscience will respond positively.” From 2010, Katerina Topouzoglou has been organising underwater and coastal cleaning operations, while she is the only Greek trainer in Project Aware, where she organizes seminars on the protection of the underwater ecosystem and sharks. In the winter she visits schools, companies, and anywhere else she is invited to, and speaks to people of all ages. Using informative videos and simple terminology, her seminars explain how hard it is to clean the sea while also attempting to change the misunderstood idea people have about sharks. All participants who successfully complete the seminar receive a diploma that is internationally recognized. “I have been wanting to do something to change the way people think about the sea for many years,” says Katerina. “I see a lot of rubbish and I wanted to make a difference, which is why I consider the training of young people necessary. I cannot achieve much on my own, but together we can. It is like a chain reaction. I want to leave something behind and be able to say that I taught some kids something important". What does the “All for Blue Project” mean for Mykonos this year? “This year’s activities have been numerous across all of Greece. On Mykonos we organised a three-day activity, but I cannot say that the results were what they should have been. There was far too much rubbish everywhere, and unfortunately, the turnout was very small on the first day in Ftelia. After an appeal via social media, the second day we cleaned Korfos with many more volunteers. We managed to collect 130 kilos of rubbish, with help from the Sea Scouts of Mykonos, students, sensitized locals, tourists and many others.” Even though an active member of the local Mykonos community, Katerina Topouzoglou sometimes feels that she loves the island more than

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the Mykonians. “I conducted a seminar at the Saita Nursery and the children were excited with everything they heard and participated in, something that Project Aware congratulated me for and even mentioned on their homepage. I feel a little sad that this recognition comes from Americans, and not from the locals. I have been living in Mykonos for many years, and I love it. It is a beautiful island with hospitable people, yet there are some things that are tending to disappear. The last two years the island has undergone a mutation and I do not recognize it anymore. It makes me very upset. There is no professionalism, no limit.” There is also no limit to the objects that people throw into the sea or leave on beaches, as the findings from Katerina’s underwater raids include toilet sets, many wheels from tractors and cars, batteries, numerous nets and ropes discarded by professional fishermen, countless disposable plastics, aluminium cans and glass bottles, as well as heaters and super market trolleys! “The greatest harm is caused by the plastics, and especially the biodegradable plastic bags which dissolve into thousands of little pieces”. Katerina may also be a world champion in spearfishing, but she has stopped fishing and eating fish for two reasons: “First, I do not want to eat the food of bigger fish and of the sharks and second, it disgusts me as all the micro plastics that pollute the sea end up in our stomach. Moreover, something that people are not aware of but should know, is that the galeos (school shark) that is served in restaurants is a type of shark, and that catching them is forbidden. Also, it eats a lot of rubbish and has the highest concentration of metals and mercury”. So what is it that excites her about her marine activities? “It makes me happy to feel that I am giving back to the sea for all the good it does me and everything it offers me. It makes me peaceful, calms me down, and like many others, it helps me rest. We only take from the sea, so the only thing I want to do is to remove anything that ruins its aesthetics. That is why I do not care whether I clean the sea in Mykonos, Cuba or Mexico. It is something I do no matter where I am, even when it is downtime.” And for those who think that Katerina’s sojourn in Mykonos is just about the beaches and moments of relaxation under the sun, think again. Her day begins at 6 o’ clock in the morning and continues until late at night, as she is constantly focused on her work in the tourism sector. “What I love is that I am contributing in my small way to the tourism industry. I want to show people the ‘other’ Mykonos. My purpose is to make visitors fall in love with Greece”. As far as her best moment is concerned, this is in October when the season ends and she can start to dream about journeys and close encounters with her beloved friends, the sharks.

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Extraordinary Escapism. BY Efi

Falida

If the fashion endeavours for a masterfully constructed segregation of the classes, where the rich few have priority in the opening night of the exclusive recent, the way of the Greek summer leads to Mykonos. To the land of extraordinary escapism.

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hoever comes to Mykonos want to live differently, intensely, paying for his pleasures”, says hairdresser Vagelis Chatzis, talking about the peculiar Mykonos way of life. In a few days, he’ll be moving his team to the island, creating for the third summer a temporary hair salon for the customers of Jackie O. His words summarize what Mykonos means for its international visitors: a cosmopolitan destination, where luxury and the excess of pleasure are considered elements of biodiversity in a protected region. Let’s start from the fact that visitors on Mykonos are not looking for a sedate vacation. In their desires fantasy has not faded. So, their arrival on the island, is an opening to a space where the search is on for a simple but hedonic natural life. So, Mykonos functions like a dream. Some people still manage to experience it, enjoying their escape from the difficult daily grind of modern reality. It’s those international travellers who come to relax their bodies in the shade of a straw umbrella. It’s those women who walk only in their swimwear or their beach ensembles, supporting with the sensuousness of their movement what the island of unlimited pleasures has to add to the vocabulary of modern style. In Mykonos, decorative deviation makes the difference. Here, even the casually elegant look seeks the gaze’s attention. A flood of premieres of next season’s collections dazzle the international visitor, who loves the sense of dizziness generated by the new arrivals in the boutiques of Matoyianni as well as in Nammos

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Mall, that’s just opened in Psarou, hosting the boutique Eres as well as other famous vacation and luxury fashion brands, creating the environment of “Greek splash!”, and urging visitors of Mykonos to see the world from the summer diving board. So, Mykonos creates a special mode of inducting fashion, inviting people in the initiation of the pleasures that summer defines. In this journey of initiation at its beaches, rocky and protected or sandy and favourable to the modern ritual of baring our bodies to the sun, the importance of swimsuits and resort collections, drives the fashion brands to add some accessories or a collection dedicated to Mykonian sensuousness. Like the Louis Vuitton bag that you can find exclusively at the brand’s Mykonos store. Near the sea, the Greek summer applies its own rules to Mykonos, dictating to fashion the return to moments of the past. As Mary Katrantzou displayed in her psychedelic Ancient Greek collection in Enny Monaco’s Concept Pop-Up Store. The same spot where at the end of July, Christian Louboutin will appear with the limited edition collection Mexicaba bag. Apart from the landmark store Enny Monaco that’s in Tria Pigadia, this summer on Mykonos there’s a Concept Pop-Up Store in Archontiko (Mansion) Venieri, where fashion and art merge based on the concept of the utopia of paradise. In the concept store, famous international fashion brands alternate every week, creating a mix of their style and the architectural uniqueness of the building. Unique frescoes will grace the walls, while the space’s furniture by Deloudis, will reference the era of modernity.

Mykonos creates a special mode of inducting fashion, inviting people in the initiation of the summer pleasures.

The travellers to the island begin to realise “something new” emerging during the summer. The wave of Greek design points to the sea. Where the French historian Alain Corbin placed “the invisible vessel of perfection of the created world and meeting place of innocence”. In the innumerable boutiques of Chora, one can find clothes with prints that are reminiscent of children’s drawings, done during the siesta in a family summer house fenced with prickly pears and cactuses. One can find cotton and silk beach ensembles from the Ancient Kallos collection. Their components are the Greek embroidery tradition and the design of a shirt that joins cross stitch designs and “cut” embroideries from island linen, for a collection whose subject has lines and colours of Cycladic architecture. Ada Kamara created her collection of sun dresses, pyjamas, hand-painted tops, caftans and shirt-dresses as a story of exotic white.

Fashion and art merge based on the concept of the utopia of paradise in Enny Monaco Concept Pop-Up Store in Archontiko Venieri.


However, the way of the summer in Mykonos will always be there, to support the brand logos, the speed of change of the dress ensembles, the flood of trends that every season present the stars of elegance on the island. The luxury of the polished surroundings in the island’s luxury resorts, continues to function as the usual space for the advertising display of isolated objects that dress the bodies in different styles. And in an interpretation of the trend “space of extraordinary escapism”, the dress protocol of the luxurious pool or the beach with a waiting list for the sunbeds, emphasises epic productions based on the juxtaposition of full body swimsuits with minimal triangular bikinis, the translucent caftans, the hair and makeup care in beach look variations. In Mykonos, we’re consumed by the craving for a “collectible” accessory, with which the sense of “belonging” to the elite of those who continue the sport of spending in the name of the erotic enjoyment of the unnecessary, is granted. At the same time, life on a Mykonian beach, becomes a ritual of liberation. The ecstasy we feel after the first dive in the sea, our liberation from clothes and our union with the blue universe, has no need to be accompanied by a designer’s signature. Our diffusion into liquid infinity, happens simply, almost ritually. Without sandals sporting outrageous heels, without tight dresses with a revealing back, without bags with a pretentious design or shiny eyeglass frames worked with pellets of glitter and gold nuggets. Our escape is in a process of pleasurable evolution…

Who is Who Although she studied history at the Ionian University she decided that the “now” suited her better than the dust of the past. She turned to journalism, working for “Ta Nea” newspaper, where she writes on culture and aesthetics. Her big love however (and not only for those who know her) is fashion, which she “nurtured” in magazines such as L’Officiel Hellas. In Mykonos Confidential she answered to why style persists on the island.

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Midnight Queens. BY Ira

Sinigalia

As wind goes by in Mykonos, expect the unexpected. Keep it constantly in mind and let it be. After all there is no place for guilt.

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he island of Mykonos accepts everything, filters everything. And nothing more so than the gay culture that undoubtedly runs through its veins, and which perhaps gave the tourist industry that extra boost. If Pierro was mostly responsible for making the island a destination for the LGBT community, then there were others who successfully continued his example. And so, in 1989, Vasilis Houliaras opened the first gay hotel, the Elysium. A philosophic, relaxed and luxurious hotel that does not rest on its laurels. Anyway. In a Mykonos where anything goes, innovation is not an easy feat. More so if your target audience is already familiar with avant garde aesthetics and perhaps even with sophistication, regardless of the fact that ideas considered outrageous today may become mainstream in the future. Sunset Cabaret is evidence of this, a sui generis show that takes place by the swimming pool, and specifically at the Elysium Sunset Bar. A Dionysian ritual one would say, with an emphasis on expression, boundless creativity, humour and transformation. And so, everything changes when the sun begins to set – while most people are wandering around Little Venice, other “romantic” souls take to the stage to perform a show that is never the same.

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Lights out, cocktails abound and the audience is anxious for the show to begin. Well-known and professional drag queens parade across the stage in expensive costumes, adorned with wings and feathers, like a Mykonos version of “La Cage aux Folles”. Divas include the inimitable Vanessa Von Cartier, Gloria Darling, Skyla Versai and Joanne Julian, whose amazing movement and choreography is a sight for sore eyes, while the sensual and sexy movements of Go Go Boys are guided by tracks selected by DJ Mays. And the show begins… where it ends only the night will tell and the audience at Sunset Cabaret will know. So, why a drag show? Because it’s one of the most vivid examples of transformation. And Mykonos has this magic little wand that manages to change you, even a little. It can bring out your best or worst self, as some people who’ve lived it deeply have said. Maybe both. What difference does it make anyway? Tomorrow, we’ll still be friends.

Who is Who Ira Sinigalia is deputy editor of Mykonos Confidential, the longest running, for now. She studied history at the Ionian University, where she also did her postgraduate in Modern Greek History. Apart from Mykonos Confidential, she also pilots the editing of 2board, the official magazine of Athens International Airport. She lives in Athens, with four cats and a lot of dreams.

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Live without prejudice. BY Vassilis

E. Zoulias

The Greek fashion designer recalls some stories that shaped the Mykonian myth.

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f this island is anything, then that is bohemian… It may have become an international luxury destination and may be filled with boutiques, but the island has bohemian roots, and that is never going to change… In the 1940s intellectuals starting coming to the island… Cosmopolitans, but bohemian and intellectual. That was what they called it when Melina and her crown walked around the port barefoot, and this continued

even later with tourists who had high-level spirituality – mostly – and where multifaceted and different. This is the island that has embraced the different more than any other, and to its benefit. Yes, even the locals were bohemian compared to other islanders. They welcomed everyone with open hearts and open minds, and so the island became a temple for bohemians from across the globe, who gathered every summer, almost in adherence to a secret pact, to celebrate, to let loose, and of course, each in their own way, to self-destruct. Others would lose all their money but continue their vacation either through working on the island or discovering creative ways to stay on this bohemian paradise. Like Carolina, now known across all corners of the world, who came for a week as a tourist and has stayed here for fifty years, creating naïve art. The bohemian aristocrats on the one hand, and the bohemian hippies on the other created an ideal environment in the 60s, 70s and 80s, until the 90s, when the situation on the island somehow started to change. At the time, Paraga was one of the bohemian beaches, with its quaint and humble taverna that today continues the bohemian

tradition with Scorpios. Panormos, that thankfully still has a section free of sun loungers and parasols… The parties there were unforgettable, we would just spend the night on the beach with a group of friends… I remember one of those nights when I just fell into the sand and fell asleep, only to wake up covered in bugs – I promptly took off all of my clothes and went into the sea to wash them off… The simple things… And finally, Aghios Sostis, the only beach that to this day does not have sun loungers and parasols… just the two classic canopies, temples of the bohemian community of Mykonos, with a steady clientele for the last 35 years… I also am a canopy kid… I have experienced this beach from top to bottom, and over the years, every grain of sand has stuck to my body, from 1979 when I first visited to the present day… over there, sometimes it feels as though nothing has really changed… The same friends, some with less hair, others with more kilos, but still there, naked with a sarong under the shade of the canopies… Under the shade, everyone united with an open mind, without restrictions, without categorisations, without should and should nots… Free defenders of the bohemian way…

Who is Who Vassilis Zoulias is a fashion designer and founder of the haute couture fashion house, Vassilis Emmanuel Zoulias. His Spring-Summer 2016 collection, entitled “Women in Mykonos Through the Decades” was a fabulous journey from the 1930’s to the 1980’s, with the wonderful Island of the Winds as a backdrop.

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Promising land. BY Panagiotis

Sopiades

It takes spirit to be a champion and it takes spirit to distinguish yourself among the magic Greek island, explains the General Manager of Bill & Coo Hotels.

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riday, June 30, 2017 Returning to Mykonos from Miami via Zurich and Athens. An island of ten thousand people. An island that in its daily life has the hundreds of problems that many other islands in the world have. The infrastructure is not capable of supporting the relatively small number of permanent inhabitants, much less the impressive number of visitors. The airport can’t handle the total demand, security services function with the support of the local community and I’m not talking about spiritual support. Although maybe I should. It takes spirit to be a champion. It takes spirit to distinguish yourself among the magic Greek islands, as the top international destination. Yes, it takes spirit to stand next to places on the planet, that have been created according to the latest requests of international travellers. I haven’t mentioned what I was doing in Miami. Every summer, there’s an international event that deals with “lifestyle” tourism. Certainly there’s good and bad tourism. There’s putting on an expensive swimsuit, lighting a cigar and futilely circulating my abs from beach to beach and from alley to alley, just to update my Facebook and Instagram accounts and there’s the modern traveller who’s interested in learning about the planet and whatever it has to offer. It’s the one who will fly to the other side of the planet, to see his favourite artist perform in a stunning space, who will travel at the right time of the year, to enjoy his favourite wines and dishes in some corner of some continent. Someone who might want to learn about the Greek summer. That visitor doesn’t do cheap. He has won the right, in his own way, to enjoy life in its best version. I freshened up my clothes, prepared

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my luggage and found myself there. A week among the best of this kind. What was wonderful was that there were other Greeks. Two hotels from Mykonos, one from Santorini, one from Athens and one from Halkidiki. Discreet presences, denoting the effort of some of those with the spirit that I mentioned above. All together, each in his own way, they presented an idea, a taste of Greece. We stood next to the giants of luxury tourism and with the weapons we had, the smile, the positive attitude, the authentic hospitality that we carry within us and with the infrastructure that every businessman has created with immense effort in a country with so many problems, we declared our presence. And we got results. Immediate. In a summer that’s already running at breakneck speed, we got more reservations. We talked to the real influencers, who with one glance at a photo can recognise the real, the authentic, those who in turn will make our island, our country even more known. We worked, we work and we will work, always with compass in hand, defining new goals, because perfect is the enemy of good. Have a good summer!

Who is Who Panagiotis Sopiadis is the General Manager of Bill and Coo hotels. He was born in Thessaloniki, but he expanded his horizons from the second city in Greece. He worked in Greece, Cyprus, England, America, Japan, Korea and Greece again. In a hardly coincidental moment, when he was ready to go abroad again, he met the owner of Bill & Coo, an exceptional businessman and visionary and ended up in Mykonos, with which he now has established a great relationship.

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Track of time. BY Fragiskos

Monogios

On the barren rocks of the Cyclades, where today you will find international citizens from a variety of cultures, a few decades ago nobody would have believed that so many different schools of thought could co-exist within the same space.

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t a recent presentation at the Athens Observatory, I heard that there are many ways to interpret space, depending on the viewpoint and how this answers our questions. This is absolutely normal. For a Theologian, an explosion in space is the will of God, for an artist it is the ultimate imprint of energy, colours and movement, while for a scientist it is a phenomenon that demands detailed examination, measurement, analysis and even more measurement, to counter the subjectivity of previous observers. Whether you approach the island by sea or by air, everyone sees the painting of their dreams. If it is nighttime you can gauge the intense life from kilometres away, while approaching the shore by boat during the day brings one in direct contact with a tasteful Cycladic sculpture. If there is anything enduring in Mykonos, beyond the hospitality of the locals and their Darwinian adaptation to evolution, it is the history of the area. Stories of pirates and revolution. Stories that you still hear being told in the coffee shops about each building or about people and the nicknames that they have been given. Fragiskos Monogios (Kallivrousis) is one of the island’s legends as he owned a property since 1937, which housed political speeches to the historic 9-day island celebrations featuring artists from all over. The crab cook of the Averof ship, the frying pan shop

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in Neorios in Syros and the “Akropolis Wine/Café” on Mykonos in 1937, just a few years before the Second World War, as well as the 80 previous years, are just some of the stories still being discussed in the present day. In combination with his wife Eugenia Stavrakopoulou, a midwife who delivered babies across the entire island and on Delos, even when the war planes were flying overhead during the Occupation; now that is a story worth retelling. Their neighbours speak of a family who during rough times shared even the humble greens they collected when there was no food on the island, or gave the last flower from their garden if a “Xenos” (Foreigner) asked them for it. During that time, nobody had taught them about Zeus Xenios, but if you take note of their behavior through the stories told by the locals, even the most experienced tourism professional would have been envious. Their selflessness was clear even to the most suspicious. Please forgive those who, to this day, did not know that in addition to the nightlife Mykonos also has: Folklore Museums, Gastronomy Club, Animal Protection Service, Ecological activities, Municipal gallery, experiential cultural activities that involve guests peeling onions to prepare the traditional onion pie, working on looms, getting involved with baking in a wood-fired oven, swinging by Kalliope to enjoy her cats, and as they return from the vineyards to the sound of music, they will have petted horses and discovered local shipwrecks. Precious Delos is friendlier than ever to visitors and also hosts a variety of events. Over the last few years, one of the most impressive spots for visitors and for locals is the square of Ano Mera, with the Panagia Tourliani Monastery that to this day hosts frequent events. Numerous visitors from nearby islands and tourists flock here in search of something different, and they are always pleasantly surprised. In the core of the area, at the entrance to the square, this year we will witness a rebirth – after many decades, a landmark for locals and visitors the “Akropolis Wine/ Café” dating from 1937 will take on a completely different form, but still keeping its hospitality intact, a precious jewel in its crown. Enduring values adapted to today, for the oldies to remember and the youngsters to learn from. That is what Kallivrousi’s grandchildren will tell their sons and daughters, as they show them pictures of their great grandfather.

Who is Who Fragiskos Monogios is a Mykonian Athenian. He holds the position of Chief Commercial Officer of Adweb Network, aiming at further developing the company’s advertising performance. He started his career in the

media industry in 1994 and has launched several successful publishing projects in a highly competitive environment. He has occasionally participated in various associations such as the IAB Hellas and ACEO a Nonprofit Organization Management Industry and has presented innovative ideas in several conferences, in addition to having received various industry awards. In the course of his twenty year career, he spent eleven years working for Metro International, first as Commercial Director, then as General Manager and finally as CEO. The last five years was the Deputy CEO and CCO at 24MEDIA.


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“A rolling stone gathers no moss” BY Lila

Zervopoulou

We, pilgrims, had no homeland. We made the Island of the Winds our home. Mykonos. Our boat landed ashore through the dreams and desires that each one of us kept hidden in their heart.

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e, the pirates of life, blossomed with the geraniums and the basil plants of Mykonos. The 8-beaufort winds carried salt from the middle of the Aegean, and watered us. We met, and ultimately accepted, ourselves in the full moon parties on Aghios Sostis and Panormos, back

when they were fairly deserted beaches. We decorated the sand with sarongs that our friends, Greeks and foreigners, brought back from the ends of the earth. Australia, Ecuador, Colombia and Bali. India was Mama India, and the philosophy of Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh (Osho) our gospel. And the Buddha, and Zen. Shiva, Krishna, Jesus and the Apache... Naked and unprotected from all the challenges, we followed our heart and our heart dictated the Way of the Warrior. Wizards and Bohemians. Serious and free from social taboos, to the point that we abolished time. We wore no watches, swimsuits, jewellery or costume living. We, the Pirates of Life, we forbade questions such as: what is your last name? What do you do? How much do you earn? We would only ask questions like: where are you from traveler? What good do you carry? Are you bringing with you the New York fashion? Fashion from Ibiza or Goa? Do

you light candles at twilight and incense sticks in your house? Which God do you believe in? These are the places we co-floated through on the dreamy journey of life. How long can you laugh with us, stranger? Can you free yourself from everything? Can you meet yourself in Venice, Ano Mera or Agrari and remain calm under the silver disk of the Moon? Do you love animals? And music? How rock are you, stranger? Can you swear Allegiance to the current that carries us all, and unites us with Love and relaxation? If the answer is “Yes”, then you are our kind of guy stranger. You are one of us. The corner of Vengera was – much like the entire island – a theatrical stage. We would come from our homes, from afar, in the darkness – because there were no lights back then as there are now. And we would literally take the stage. Fresh and freshly pressed. Perfumed with the aromas of fruits and coconut. With hair jelled back or wet, and smiling. With kajal on our eyes and ringing ankle bracelets on our feet, the women. And the men steeped in charm and magnetism, who had absorbed the electric atmosphere of the island. We took to the stage fresh and cool. We did not know what was happening in Greece. Free of all prejudice and political disposition. Free of humble, negative feelings, or racism. Free of, and free. Dedicated to a fate that only pirates and children can shoulder. Always stand tall, sweet Island. May your north winds blow in our hearts, like magic, as if nothing ever changed.

Who is Who Lila Zervopoulou was born in Athens but she now lives in Patras. Her first book, Maria I Marionetta was published in 1997. She wrote the novel "Na perpatas sto fos" (Walk through the light) dedicated to Mykonos, where she spent ten carefree years of her life enjoying days and nights crossing the Matoyianni street to head for Vengera.

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THE MYKONOS CONFIDENTIAL PARTY The stylish island set came together to celebrate Mykonos Confidential wrap-up party at Principote Panormos. All guests toast the summer with Ciroc Ultra Premium Vodka cocktails, exclusively made for the MC party, great music and big smiles! Photos: Nikolas Semitekolo

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40 1. GIANNIS, SOPHIA, AKIS REVITHIS 2. GEORGIA APOSTOLIDOU, SOTIRIS SOTIRIOU, DESPINA GAVALA 3. SERVING CIROC ULTRA-PREMIUM VODKA 4. KATERINA PEREZ, DIMITRIS AND MARIA SAMOLIS 5. PENELOPE ZAOUDI, ANGELA MARIDAKI 6. SPYRIDOULA PAPADEA, KOSTAS SKAGIAS, ALEXIA PETONI 7. JEFFREY SIGER 8. AWARDED WORLD CLASS BARTENDER PANOS KANATSOULIS PREPARING THE 'CONFIDENTIAL CLUB', ONE OF CIROC ULTRA-PREMIUM VODKA EXCLUSIVE COCKTAILS OF THE MC PARTY 9. PRINCIPOTE PANORMOS 10. ARION & PROMITHEAS SPYRIDIS AND FRIEND 11. THANOS STAVROPOULOS, ELENA SAGONA 12. KOSTAS KOKKALIAS, ATHINA KARANIKA, CHRISTINA TSILIGIRI, IOANNA KASSIMATI, KOSTAS PAPACHRISTOFOROU 13. SOPHIA MELLISOURGOU 14. JOHN ROA, THEO METSCH, ANDRIA MITSAKOS, MANOS GAVRAS, CHEF CHRISTOS ATHANASSIADIS AND DISTINGUISHED GUESTS 15. PIGI DEVETZI, ANNITA NATHANAIL, MADA TSAGIAS-PAPADAKOU 16. HANDMADE ICE CREAM NINNOLO GELATO ARTIGIANALE WAS SERVED ALL NIGHT LONG 17. ANGELIKI GOURNI, SOTIRIS KAMPERIS, CHRYSANTHI GKOUROU, FRANGISKOS MONOGIOS 18. KYRIAKI MPARMPERI, GIORGOS ANDRITSOPOULOS, KATERINA STATHATOU, RENA PAPADAKI, NONTAS DABANIS 19. CIROC ULTRA-PREMIUM VODKA #ONARRIVAL 20. DRAMATIC FIREWORKS BY NANOS FIREWORKS SET A GREAT PARTY MOOD 21. FRANGISKOS MONOGIOS, NIKOS OIKONOMIDIS, ILIAS KONSTANTINIDIS, LEE SKAFIDAS, ZINA SARRI, STAVROS KAPLANIS 22. ADA ILIOPOULOU, PARIS VALTADOROS 23. WORLD CLASS BARTENDERS PREPARING THE 'CIROCCO', ONE OF THE CUSTOM-MADE COCKTAILS OF THE PARTY 24. CHRISTINA TOLILI NAZOU, KONSTANTINOS NAZOS 25. CIROC ULTRA-PREMIUM VODKA #ONARRIVAL 26. GREGORY AND ANNA GOFAS 27. PARTY GIRLS 28. DELLA ROUNICK 29. KONSTANTINOS KOROXENIDIS AND FRIEND 30. PETROS BOUROVILIS, ATHANASIOS KYRATSOUS, SAM AL SAYEGH 31. ELENA LIAMPOTI, NANTIA SAMARA 32. GIANNIS APOSTOLAKIS, GIANNIS PETRIDIS, CHRISTOS KOURETSIS, ANNA POLAKI 33. STEFANOS ZAOUSIS 34. KATERINA PANTAZOPOULOU, GIORGOS KOUMPOURIS 35. ON THE DECKS 36. DIMITRIS VAKALOPOULOS, THEODORA NENDOU 37. GIANNIS AMORGIANOS 38. ALL GUESTS ENJOYED COCONUT, MOJITO, CHOCOLATE SORBET AND NOCCIOLA FLAVORS FROM NINNOLO GELATO ARTIGIANALE 39. CIROC ULTRA-PREMIUM VODKA BARTENDERS 40. KITTY LAIOS 41. FRESH LINE COSMETICS BEAUTY KITS, GOODIE BAGS 42. IRA SINIGALIA, KATIA MILIARAKI, GIORGOS ANDRITSOPOULOS, MARIA GATSI 43. XANTHI ILIOPOULOU, DIMITRIS KEFALOPOULOS 44. THANASIS KARYOTIS, VASILIS HATZIGEORGIADIS 45. MARINA KARAKASI, LOUKAS OIKONOMOU 46. MARIA SITARA, ARTEMIS PAPATHANASIOU, ALEXANDROS EFSTATHIOU, AGGELIKI TARAVANTONI 50. PRINCIPOTE PANORMOS ENTRANCE

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Bohemian attitude ENTER IN ILIANA BASSIANA'S WORLD OF ELEGANCE

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ll those who want to honour the bohemian philosophy and mood that permeates the Island of the Winds, have surely visited the Iliana Bassiana boutique. A paradise for those who feel like gypsetters, an elegant destination that emanates a sense of “carefree summer”, invites you to explore it. Handmade creations with embroidered patterns, accessories decorated with ethnic motives, multi-coloured items that fully support the code of the most informed beachwear,

for spectacular appearances on the beach and elsewhere. Iliana Bassiana’s design shelter, reveals from one edge to the other her boho style and free spirit. It shows up in her airy dresses, multi-coloured caftans with belts, special lacy designs, as well as unique jewellery for all hours, that will accompany you on every occasion and will complement your island look. Add one of the boutique’s hits, the straw hats with decorative pompoms and you have all you need to bring out the bohemian self that’s hiding inside you.

Info: 33 Kalogera Str., +30 22890 28708, ilianabassiana.com

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Be our guest GET TO KNOW THE BRAND NEW CONCEPT IN THE MYKONIAN HOSPITALITY.

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he MyCocoon Project is about combining the art away from the Old Port of Mykonos. The new hostel is the ideal of hospitality, with stylish design architecture option for young or elder people and groups of friends, who wish to socialize in a totally friendly and youthful environment and accommodation, at very affordable rates. Opening in May 2017, MyCocoon is the only and most of all, enjoy upscale design accommodation, that costs design hostel on the island providing the most much less than any other hotel on the island. The #MyCocoon supreme possible location: in the heart of the town. The hostel Design Hostel Project, has been envisioned and created for is ideally located right at the entrance of Gialos, welcoming the guests of Mykonos and inviting where most cafĂŠs, bars and restaurants are them to experience a new trend in the local Mykonos Town opposite taxi terminal, located and also where the fishermen bring hospitality industry, an experience of affordable Tel: +30 22890 78924, their fresh fish daily, every morning. Moreover, design accommodation, that will make for info@hostelmykonos.com the hostel is situated just a 2 minute walk unforgettable summer holidays. hostelmykonos.com

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Trip to fashion EXPLORE TWO SUMMER FASHION ARRIVALS OF GREAT STYLE AND CONCEPT.

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he story of Sotris starts in 1969, bringing to Greece all the big brands, such as Prada, Dolce Gabbana, Alexander Mc Queen, Jean Paul Gaultier and others. Continuing its journey with three shops in Athens, this year it’s coming to Mykonos with two new Sotris Stores, with the summer’s most special brands.

1st Sotris shop : Nemo Beach / Bar / Restaurant, Kalo Livadi, tel.: +30 22890 72247 2nd Sotris shop: Mykonian Imperial Resort, Elia beach, tel.: +30 22890 79500

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Holistic Approach AGELIKI KOSKERIDOU NIARCHOU, CEO OF ALL4THERAPY, HAS CHANGED THE LANDSCAPE OF ALTERNATIVE THERAPIES IN GREECE.

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he owner of OLON and All4Therapy and president of the NGO THERAPEUO, has degrees in Doctor of Naturopathy Medicine, Counselling & Psychotherapy Diplomas, Hatha Yoga & Reiki Master Teacher and is doing additional studies in Msc Health Psychology, in Cardiff Metropolitan University in London. Her central goal is the deeper and more essential handling of health matters, on a psychophysical and holistic level. She has actively contributed to this, developing a new Holistic Technique, the therapy Addressing Psychosomatic Diseases APD & Angelic Rebirth Therapy ART, that combines the effectiveness of the traditional techniques in the space of Herb Therapy, Naturopathy, Psychotherapy, Therapeutic Yoga, Tibetan Meditation & Reiki Energetic Rehabilitation with the use of Electro-Accupuncture (no needles), bioresorance, Homepathic Flower Remedies and Clinical Hypnotherapy. She is currently

working to develop the franchise network of OLON Retreats & Spa Hotels with an option of ISO 9001 certification:2015, actively contributing to the promotion of Alternative Medical Tourism, as well as the development of therapeutic holidays OLON Ancient Greek Yoga & Ayurveda Retreats. It the centre that she maintains, you’ll also find additional Alternative Therapies and significant specialised healers and psychologists, to enhance your quality of life, acquire wellbeing, as well as deal holistically with any matter that concerns you. Additionally, in the OLON school, you have the opportunity to train, even from a distance with the e-learning system, in the subjects of Health, Alternative Therapies, Nutrition, Psychology, Education, Physical Training, Yoga and Tourism. Only the best teachers are chosen for the study program and there’s the possibility for acquiring Bsc, Msc, PhD degrees in cooperation with Universities in U.S.A., U.K. and Europe.

Dr Aggeliki Koskeridou - Niarchou (N.M.D., H.N.D., D., Adv.D., Ms.T., E-RYT) Doctor of Naturopathy Medicine - Psychotherapist, Founder of Holistic Healing A.P.D OLON., President Non-Profit Therapeuo, Reiki Master Teacher - E-RYT 200 Yoga Alliance Instructor, Athens Campus: +30 215 215 1990, Thessaloniki: +30 231 231 1990, www.all4therapy.com, www.olon.edu.gr,

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Jardin means style A BLOOMING GARDEN FULL OF THE ESSENCE OF FASHION WAITS FOR YOU TO DISCOVER IT IN MYKONOS TOWN.

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iscover the garden in the heart of Mykonos town. Jardin is the new bohemian statement store you must visit. A selected bouquet of renowned Greek Designers and other foreign brands will bloom your interest for shopping. Furthemore, the qualities of silk, organic cotton and leather will satisfy your high expectations and will dress you up in the mood of the island. Details of handmade bags, shoes, hats and jewels will upgrade your stylish outfit! 23 Mitropoleos Str., Chora, Mykonos Tel. 22890 27451

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MOVING IN YOUR NEW HOME

MAINTAINING YOUR HOME

IMPROVING YOUR HOME

Moving in a new home is a very exciting time and should remain as stress-free as possible. Mykonos Home Services can help get you through your move, from start to finish, and get you in touch with all you will need for your new Mykonian life.

Homes need constant care and attention, and can be an enormous task you don’t really want to deal with when you are in your summer house. Mykonos Home Services make your repair done in no time, leaving you free to reclaim your vacation without stress.

Make Mykonos Home Services your destination for fast and easy home improvement, upgrades and remodels. With our partners, architects and builders, we will take care of everything while you’re away, to be ready for your next summer.

www.mykonoshomeservices.gr - info@mykonoshomeservices.gr Office: +30 22890 77111 | Lino – Paragka | PoBox 6254 | 84600 MYKONOS


For your eyes only IN MARIA KONTOU’S OPTICAL SHOP, LIFE THROUGH THE EYES OF THE TOP EYEWEAR BRANDS BECOMES EVEN MORE BEAUTIFUL. COME AND SEE FOR YOURSELF.

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t’s not only the many years of experience colours of sunglasses, signed by the biggest brands. Next that Maria Kontou has as an optician that to the vast variety of designs that will suit every type of face and appeal to all tastes, you’ll guarantees the best for your eyes. It’s also her find select optical frames, contact personal good taste, which lenses, cleaning fluids and stylish immediately becomes apparent accessories, while for any repair from her two modern and tasteful to your favourite glasses, Maria shops that operate on the island. In Kontou is always there to find you the renovated shop in the heart of a solution. Always ready to assist, Chora, as well as in her brand new experienced and honest, she’ll look possession, in Deksamenes, the you in the eyes and help you find the summer’s most stylish suggestions right choice in glasses or suitable Aghiou Efthimiou St., Chora, +30 22890 29020, are inside the latest designs and contact lenses. Just trust her. 2nd store: Mykonos Dexamenes, +30 22890 79184

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Time evolution CELEBRATING THE 20TH BIRTHDAY OF PATEK PHILIPPE’S SPORTY AND DYNAMIC AQUANAUT LINE THAT WAS FIRST INTRODUCED IN BASEL IN 1997, THE AQUANAUT REF. 5168G PROVES THAT IS AS GOOD AS GOLD.

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he new Ref. 5168G is the first men's Aquanaut wristwatch in 18K white gold. With its somewhat warmer hue, it clearly sets itself apart from stainless steel. But as with the other Aquanaut models -and the Nautilus watches-, the design of the gently rounded octagonal bezel with vertically satin-finished flats and chamfered polished flanks remains unchanged. Moreover, with a diameter of 42 millimeters, it is the largest model in this line. The format pays tribute to the original 1976 Nautilus of the same size that was nicknamed “Jumbo” and today is still referred to by that name among collectors. The night blue hue of the dial and the strap is new as well. Additionally, the night blue color of the dial

gradates from bright in the center to black toward the outside as was the case with the Ref. 5164 Aquanaut Travel Time in rose gold. With its finely embossed checkerboard pattern, it provides the ideal backdrop for the applied Arabic numerals in white gold. Thanks to the Superluminova coating, they are readily visible in the dark. Another new facet of the Ref. 5168G: the luminous five-minute markers are set by hand appliques in 18K white gold. Hovering above the dial, sharp-tipped luminous baton hands for the hours and minutes are paired with a slender, counterbalanced and white-laquered parfil seconds hand in bronze. The sapphire-crystal case back reveals the precise and elegant self-winding manufacture movement that choreographs the ballet of time.

Info: Symbol Hellas S.A., 185 Syngou Avenue & 2 Sardeon Str. Nea Smyrni – Athens, Greece

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islanD Patrol. .THE DEVOTEES AND THE NEW FACES OF 2017

Like a siren, Mykonos enchants those who want to experience its true face inscribing its sign upon them with its magical voice. And they become loyals to the Island of Winds transforming its energy into a heaven of hospitality.

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DREAM INVESTMENTS

With a dynamic presence in the real estate sector, the owner and manager of KITTY J. LAIOS LTD real estate and MYKONOS LUXURY COLLECTION, suggests investment opportunities that make dreams come true. What is it that the island itself has revealed to you over time? It reinvents itself, as someone would say. A certain different type of development, one that makes the difference. Always something new, something forward-thinking that makes it stand out from any other destination. Constantly upgraded quality and services that make it a top international destination with a highend clientele. Is Mykonos worth the waiting or difficulties you have had to endure? Probably! I think that the more one has labored and been active on the island, the more positive the contribution to what Mykonos is today and to what it offers. Ten years from now, how do you imagine Mykonos? It will always be ahead of the game, forever the Innovator of the Aegean in Greece and in the Mediterranean! It will always be “THE ISLAND”. What excites you about your work? The fact that every day is different and that there is no routine! You meet people from all over the world. It is a demanding work, but particularly satisfying when you get results and have happy and pleased customers who have made one of their dreams come true. CONTINUED ON PAGE 394 SUMMER 2017 | 177


Anna Polaki BUSINESS & PLEASURE

CEO of WS Product, Anna Polaki, aims to please her select clients on the island, taking full advantage of every opportunity to enjoy her short breaks on cosmopolitan Mykonos. How connected do you feel to Mykonos? Very much so, considering the fact that during the last two years alone, I have visited the island more than 10 times for business and for pleasure. What is it that the island itself has revealed to you over time? Its gastronomic aspect. Ten years from now, how do you imagine Mykonos? Like the Monaco of Greece. What excites you about your work? The appliances with high aesthetics and impeccable performance that we represent exclusively in Greece and Cyprus, as well as my communication with our select clients. How far has your sector developed on the island over the last few years? Over the last few years there has been exponential development in our sector, but the economic crisis has been a major obstacle in its further progress. What challenges lie ahead for you now? Whatever they may be, I face them with courage and persistence on our goal. What is the best part of the day for you? Arriving at our company's Showroom, drinking my coffee from our Wolf coffee machine, and planning out the day’s activities. Which part of the island is your sanctuary? Kalafati beach. A motto that represents you? The best is the enemy of good.

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Precious Signature DIVERSITY, GLAMOUR AND LUXURY FIND THEIR EXPRESSION AT D.S. GOLD UNIQUE CREATIONS.

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xperience all the pleasures of fine Gold’s experienced team of specialists, with a jewellery with exclusive designs and great love of jewellery, imagination and creativity. elegant handmade gold creations. Distinctive pieces of gold, with brilliant diamonds For over two decades the family and coloured precious stones, intricate necklaces, based business creates distinctive impressive rings, fabulous bracelets and stylish jewels of high quality, inspired by ancient Greek earrings, every creation of the shop stands and Byzantine history. The family’s knowledge out for its particular aesthetic and its timeless and expertise give an extra edge in making sure elegance. Like works of art, these unique jewels that its exquisite collection of jewels are perfect will enrich your memories of the cosmopolitan to the last detail. The proof is in island of Mykonos with their all the luminous creations that brilliance, their high quality and D.S. Gold Jewellery, Aghia Anna, Chora, +30 22890 25251 their distinctive design. are designed and created by D.S.

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Despina Gavala THE BEAUTY EXPERT

Despina Gavala, owner of Beautyworld, is the person to see on the island, if you're interested in body and face care and relaxation. A subject that she loves, as of course, Mykonos! Is Mykonos an inspiration, a way of life or a choice for you? All three together: inspiration, way of life, choice. It's the island that I love, I grew up in and have developed through it. What is your business’ comparative advantage over the competition on the island? In a word: quality and excellent service from experienced, well organised and properly trained personnel. Has the clientele which you address stayed the same? On an island like Mykonos, the clientele is never the same. The tourist clientele changes as time passes, influenced by many different factors, for instance, economic, political, social. But, I believe that care and relaxation are never a privilege of specific social classes. What makes you happy at the end of each professional day? The most important and pleasant things at the end of the day, is that customers find the relaxation they seek in our spaces and are satisfied with the services of our shops! Five words that describe you. Persistence, decisiveness, faith, sensitivity, ambition. What element of yours would you change? Probably the perfectionism, which is most of the time tiring for me and I imagine for the people that are near me (laughter). CONTINUED ON PAGE 394

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DISCOVER WHAT ORAMA EVENTS CAN OFFER YOU. ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING YOUR HEART DESIRES IS AT YOUR FINGERTIPS.

he international company Orama Events with offices in Athens, Nicosia, Sofia and Mykonos, works with leading companies and elite clients to maintain their reputation as a market leader in the event industry. They prepare and design over 100 corporate events, weddings and private events in a year. Ever since 1999, they strive to deliver the most unforgettable experience to their clients. With the branch office in St Stefano’s Mykonos, they want to give the professional experience and creativity for the clients of the island. Their clientele includes luxury brands like, Cartier, La Praire, Lancome, BMW, Range Rover, Audi, Davidoff,

Givenchy, Guerlain, Hermes, J.P. Gaultier, Issey Miyake, Golden Hall, Athens Metro Mall and well known Coca Cola, Unilever, Nestle Hellas, Club Hotel Casino of Loutraki, Athens International Airport, Hellenic Duty Free Shops, Diaggeo Hellas, Karoulias, Metaxa, AEG, Public Stores, Lipton, Axe, Legrand, Astra Zeneca, MSD and more. They specialized to organize small or big events that need creative ideas, artists, decoration, live bands, performers, set designs, stages, Lighting, Sound, Audio Visuals, Dancing Fire Works Shows, Water Screens, Laser Shows and production co-ordination. The complete satisfaction of the client’s needs and requirements, is always their main aim. Get in touch with them to create and organize your next event.

Branch Office: St Stefano’s Mykonos T: +30 210 6622760 – M: 6943290176

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Leonidas Karantzalis A HOST IN HEART

With an open heart and a well thought out embrace of the visitors of Leonis Summer Houses, he keeps the level of hospitality on the island high. How connected are you to Mykonos? If you consider that for the past six years, I spend eight of the twelve months of the year in Mykonos, then you’ll realise that we’re talking about home. I would come as a kid to help my parents, but now I have the pleasure of having something of my own and this has made me very close to Mykonos. I’m also lucky to have as friends some very remarkable people on the island, so it’s definite that I’ll be closely connected to Mykonos for the rest of my life. What did the island itself reveal to you after some time? What’s not apparent at first glance, but you discover as time passes, is how it can offer you really simple, beautiful moments. There’s still one or two relatively secret beaches, small cafes and bars, as well as tavernas with excellent food at reasonable prices. Behind the luxurious shop window, there’s a different Mykonos that’s worth discovering. How do you imagine Mykonos ten years from now? I try to remain optimistic and hope that there’s going to be a turn in the island’s course and we’ll see the old Mykonos again, with its natural beauty, fewer sun-beds, more virgin beaches, more spots for nudists and a greater dose of spontaneity. CONTINUED ON PAGE 394

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Dreaming stay BOASTING STUNNING VIEWS OF ORNOS, LEONIS SUMMER HOUSES IS LIKE A MINIATURE OF A TRADITIONAL, PICTURESQUE MYKONIAN SETTLEMENT.

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itting on the hill right above Ornos Beach, Leonis products full of flavor, the clear blue of the pool that meets the Summer Houses hotel is a secret revealed by deep blue sea on the horizon, all contribute to the creation of an ideal holiday setting. word of mouth, from the ones who are seeking a different side of Mykonos, a side hidden exclusively Traditional Greek hospitality is the essence behind the creation for the true lovers of this unique island. of Leonis Summer Houses. Personal care, homemade breakfast Built in uneven levels according to the traditional Mykonian and snacks with fresh vegetables from the garden within the hotel, are only a few of the components for an unforgettable architecture, where local stone is mixed with the white of experience. the Cyclades, the hotel consists of just nine lodgings. The idyllic view to the Aegean Sea This place gathers the taste, the smell, the www.leonis.gr LeonisMykonos from every single veranda, the paved pathways, sound, the colors and everything you love Leonis_Mykonos the chapel, the garden that produces organic about Greece.

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Yiannis Nerantzis THE NEWCOMER

With new ideas and quality services, Yiannis Nerantzis of Golden Catering is the man who will make your dreams come true. How connected are you to Mykonos? Even though I haven’t been on the island for long, I felt comfortable from the first moment, helped by the land’s beauty as well as the people. Is Mykonos worth all the delays and difficulties that you may have encountered? There certainly are difficulties, but I think that the island’s worth it. How do you imagine Mykonos ten years from now? The centre of the world, the absolute vacation destination for those in search of natural beauty and intense living. What fascinates you in your work? The uniqueness of each event and the contact with many different personalities. How much has your professional space developed in recent years on the island? The development has been really large in recent years and follows the island’s touristic growth. What are the challenges that you have to face now? The responsibility of satisfying the particular gastronomic choices of each client, and the provision of quality services in the organisation of each event. What’s the best moment of your day for you? The morning view from Ftelia, where I live. CONTINUED ON PAGE 394

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Safe & Sound WITH HIGH QUALITY HEALTH SERVICES, IMMEDIATE DIAGNOSIS AND RESPONSE TO ANY MEDICAL CASE, MYKONOS MEDICAL GUARANTEES YOU ONE MORE CAREFREE SUMMER.

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eliably, discreetly and with all the necessary specifications of a modern medical centre and above all, with personal and immediate contact with the patient, Mykonos Medical, in a modern space in the DELOS mall in Argyrena, with well equipped laboratory and medical facilities. It’s scientific team is comprised of doctors who, while young in age, have a lot of experience in resolving even emergency situations. The idea was seeded

by microbiologist Anastasios Georgoulios, who has lived and worked on the island for the last seven years. Joining forces with him, there’s physician obstetrician gynaecologist Jandark Ghorashi, the radiologist Nickolaos Menis, the general practitioner Ioannis Stefanakos, as well as the endocrinologistdiabetologist Stavros Papavergis. In the immediate future, Mykonos Medical will implement more specialties. The medical centre has a International Quality Certificate ISO 9001/2015.

Mykonos Medical Open: Monday to Saturday 08:00-20:00, Sundays and Holidays only medical emergencies Argyrena, Mykonos +30 22890 77700, +30 22890 28353 mykonosmedical.com

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Dimitris Vakalopoulos & Theodora Nendou CALL OF DUTY

Devotees of Mykonos, the owners of the law firm “Dimitriou I. Vakalopoulou Theodoras Z. Nendou and Associates”, are now offering their valuable legal services on their favourite island. What led you to expand your professional activity to Mykonos? Apart from our love for Mykonos, we think that after over thirty years of absolutely successful operation of our law firm, the time has come for us to expand our professional activities to an extremely developed island, with new investments from people with ambition and vision and of course at the centre of international economic and tourist interest. Our law office in Athens is a continuation of the law offices “Office of European Studies Ioannou Vakalopoulou” and “Law office of Ioannis D. Vakalopoulos - St. Kokkiou - Pan. Kaponi & Associates”, that have been functioning since 1980, with founding member the first of us, grandson of the memorable Ioannis P. Mantzouranis, member of the committee of modification of the Code of Civil Procedure and partner of the memorable law expert Petros Zisis and publisher of the law magazine “Neon Dikeon” and son of the also memorable Ioannis Vakalopoulos, who among other things, was a founding member of the Greek Movement for the Federation of Europe. It specialises with a lot of experience and with a clientele from a great section of international and social and business space in matters of Civil, Commercial, Criminal, Administrative, Insurance, European, Financial Law and Fair Competition. CONTINUED ON PAGE 394

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Join the road MAKE THE MOST OUT OF THE ISLAND AND SAVOR ALL OF ITS SURPRISES IN THE MOST RELIABLE WAY: THE HERCULES RENTALS WAY.

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ravel is all about experiences and the jeep looking for adventure, a car to explore the natural Hercules Rentals knows how to provide beauty of the island, a mini bus to travel with your family you with the most suitable means to gain or a motorbike to meander in the alleys, Hercules Rentals as many as you want. This is the reason is the best place to look at with an excellent customer service and a dynamic fleet of brand new and very safe why it offers such a variety of 13 car models and 9 bike models to choose from. to drive cars and motorbikes. It is not a Operating for more than 30 years right next coincidence that it is one of the most wellTaxi station opposite the to Chora main entrance with the largest car known and trustworthy rental companies. It museum of Mykonos, and motorbike fleet, it will give you the best guarantees carefree vacations in the island of Mykonos Town solution for your needs among more than the winds, while also having the best prices Tel. 2289 023168 in the market. Hit the road then! 100 vehicles. Whether you need a powerful mykonosrentals.gr

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Dr Konstantinos Nazos VISION AND INNOVATION

Dr Konstantinos Nazos, president and CEO of Sea Medical Health Clinic talks to MC. What are, in your opinion, the comparative advantages that Greece has regarding medical tourism? Greece, as we know, is the country that gave birth to Medicine. This heritage gives us a symbolic advantage for the present and the future. Our country, it’s safe to say, is becoming a dynamic part of the world map in medical tourism, based on many factors. It’s not just its natural beauty, with its extensive beaches and picturesque islands, its mild and pleasant climate and easy access. The fact is that Greece provides high quality medical services, through modern, fully equipped private units with specialised staff - doctors and nurses - who are well trained, having the most advanced technology and equipment available. So, medical tourism can contribute to the economic and social development of the country, offering a new and promising touristic product. Based on the previous question, what are the prospects for the immediate future? The present and of course the future have very positive indications, if we take into account the constantly increasing touristic development of the country, as well as the fact that medical tourism in Europe accounts for 25% of the world market. In Mykonos, specifically, where visitors tend to surpass the two million mark in the summer, units that offer innovative services with a holistic management perspective to the patient, supported by medical techniques and technology, can further contribute to the development of tourism. CONTINUED ON PAGE 394

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Shopping treasures ESTABLISHED IN 2001, SOHO SOHO IS THE MOST DYNAMIC MULTI BRAND CHAIN STORE IN THE GREEK FASHION MARKET, HOSTING LEADING US AND EUROPEANÂ CLOTHING DESIGNERS FOR BOTH WOMEN AND MEN.

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OHO SOHO is all about individuality and elegance, offering an avant-garde mix of high-end men and womenswear. Boasting 4 boutiques in Athens, 5 boutiques in jet-setters destinations (Mykonos, Santorini, Spetses) and 1 e-commerce, it is definitely the hip destination not only for the enthusiasts from around the world but also for the members of the domestic jet set who are already its loyal customers. Designers To Look Out For: Marni, Versace, Comme De Garcons, Thom Browne Ny, Golden Goose Deluxe Brand, Delfina Delletrez, Creed Perfumes FIND OUR STORES: Athens center: 21 Voukourestiou Str., T: +30 210 3646940, Kifissia: 6a Papadiamanti Str., T: +30 2108016 601 (W), Kifissia: 6b Papadiamanti Str., T: +30 210 8016603 (M), Glyfada: 70 Kyprou Str., T: +30 210 8943498 (M&W), Mykonos: 46 Matogianni Str., T: +30 22890 26760 (W), 51 Matogianni Str., T: +30 22890 27670 (M), Branco Hotel, Platys Gialos Beach, T: +30 22890 28378, Santorini: Oia, L. Nomikou Str., (Aghios Lazaros), T: +30 22860 71810 (M&W), Spetses: 79 Anonymou Str., T: +30 22980 74105 (M&W). SHOP ON LINE: www.sohosohoboutique.com @sohosohoboutique

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Olga Politi SEA SPECIALIST

Yacht agent and yacht broker in Alpha Marine Group, Olga Politi combines work with... work! How connected are you to Mykonos? I grew up in Mykonos. As a kid, we would spend our summers here. It’s also the island where I met my husband. Is Mykonos worth all the delays and difficulties that you may have encountered? Naturally it’s worth it, because it’s a unique island and a must international destination. What fascinates you in your work? That every day is different. What I like a lot is communicating with people. Why is the island an ideal location for what you’re doing? I work in tourism, with boats and the sea and Mykonos with its beautiful beaches, is the absolute tourist destination. Although it doesn’t have marinas and infrastructure for boats, it has all the rest, as well as very high quality service that’s not reminiscent of Greece. What are the challenges that you have to face now? My job is demanding and you must be available 24 hours a day. What’s the best moment of the day for you? In the summer months, the word rest doesn’t exist here. I’m awake 24 hours! (Laughing) What would you suggest someone to do, who’s coming to Mykonos for the first time? Definitely visit Delos and Rhenia, which is the Caribbean of Greece and go to Little Venice to enjoy the sunset. CONTINUED ON PAGE 394

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Home Sweet Home THEY MAKE YOUR DREAM OF MYKONIAN HOME COME TRUE.

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reating a new home is a very exciting experience and should remain as pleasant and stress-free as possible. So if you decide to create your own Mykonian Home, or to renovate it, the team you want to have next to you for this adventure is definitely MYKONOS ARCHITECTS. The Architectural Office owned by the French Architect Aude MAZELIN consists of two Architects, three Interior Designers, a 3d Designer

and a Project Manager and has been practicing in Mykonos since 2005. They collaborate with technical offices and professionals in all sectors to find solutions to any desire that can get you through the mind to create your Home Sweet Home. The team will be with you not only to design YOUR home, but to provide the support needed to draw down YOUR ideas, and build what YOU have in mind from scratch to completion, to create with YOU your Dream Mykonian Home. It will be an exciting adventure!

www.mykonos-architects.gr - info@mykonos-architects.gr Office: +30 22890 77111 | Lino – Paragka | PoBox 6254 | 84600 MYKONOS

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Aude Mazelin ARCHITECTURAL PERFECTION

With the Mykonos Architects team, architect Foteini Paraskeva and Interior Designers Aurelie Mazelin, Elektra Takou and Polyxeni Takou, the French architect is designing tomorrow’s Mykonos. How connected do you feel to Mykonos? In our team, we are all “adopted Mykonians”. I for the last 18 years – almost half of my life, wow! – and the newest for the last 3 years. Mykonos is our Home Sweet Home! Is Mykonos worth all the delays or difficulties you have perhaps had to endure? It is not easy to decide to live on the island permanently. On Mykonos the seasons are polar opposites – sun, madness and cosmopolitan in the summer, deserted and lonely in the winter. That is why I think most “adopted Mykonians” go through a phase of denial at some point. Mine happened 14 years ago, and I ended up leaving. But after spending one year away from Mykonos I was so nostalgic that I returned. That was enough proof for me that Mykonos is now my homeland, my home, my island. Is it worth it? YES! 100%! Ten years from now, how do you imagine Mykonos? If things continue as they are, then it will be all the more beautiful, design, polished, considered, perfect. But perhaps in ten years we may not be able to find a single spot to lay down a towel in the sand. And that saddens me greatly. CONTINUED ON PAGE 394

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Sea of luxury ENJOY PROFESSIONALISM AND COMMITMENT WITH TOP QUALITY YACHT SERVICES.

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lpha Yacht Services a member of the ALPHA MARINE GROUP of companies is a proven International company manned by multilingual highly experienced and qualified marine professionals. We are known as one of the most comprehensible and professional companies in the Eastern Mediterranean, offering a wide range of services throughout the entire region. Marina Zeas, 64 Akti Moutsopoulou Str., Piraeus, Greece Mykonos – Tria Pigadia Tel.: (+30) 2289078793, Greece Tel.: (+30) 2108983590, Fax: (+30) 2108983115, Email: info@alpha-group.gr www.alpha-group.gr

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Thanasis Kariotis BAKED STORIES

The creator of Artisti Prozumi is spending his second summer on the island with new ideas and suggestions that are finger-licking good. How attached do you feel to Mykonos? The word attached is not part of an Aquarius’ vocabulary! Is Mykonos worth all the delays and difficulties that you may have encountered? That’s true for every place in the world. Nothing is done properly if it’s like a firework. Of course it’s worth it. How do you imagine Mykonos ten years from now? I’d like to believe that it will continue it’s upward trajectory with proper professionals overrunning the island. What fascinates you in your work? Creating with an ingredient like flour, giving it as many different permutations and forms as possible. And naturally, the customer’s pleasure as soon as he tastes your products. What are the challenges that you have to face now? The challenge of becoming established, of course. We’re still at the beginning. What’s the best moment of the day for you? The best moment is when making of the products has finished and everything went as planned. What would you suggest someone to do, who’s coming to Mykonos for the first time? Firstly that he has to have something to show and secondly, to be patient. Which spot on the island is your sanctuary? Elia.

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Dive into elegance FACING THE DREAMY BEACH OF SANTA MARINA, A LUXURY COLLECTION RESORT & VILLAS, THE REEF BOUTIQUE IS THE DESTINATION OF THE MOST EXCLUSIVE FASHION LINES.

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an you imagine of the perfect setting to renew as the latest Vilebrequin for men. This is where you will now your summer wardrobe fitting the island’s chic seek for the Juliet Dunn boho dresses and caftans for your style? Well, this is the place! The elegant space summer all day appearances, along with the Mariettas Fantasy of the Reef boutique with its unique aesthetic, new leather sandals, the colorful Sun of a Beach towels and the Rococo Sand bohemian clothes and accessories. And the in absolute harmony with the philosophy and treasures still keep coming with the unique Ibo Maraca hats. the reputation of the luxury five-star hotel. This is where you Limited edition items, airy fabrics, high quality materials and will exclusively meet the Adriana Degreas bain couture, find the fabulous Melissa Odabash bikinis, the inspired collections in a distinctive boutique impressive Moeva designs and the romantic next to the enchanting private beach of Santa Marina, A Luxury Collection Resort, Palm Springs Maillot swimwear, as well Santa Marina Resort & Villas. Just perfect! santa-marina.gr

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Paris Valtadoros FORWARD THINKER

Always looking for the distinctive in his boutique, the designer’s creations speak for themselves with their extroversion and originality. How connected are you to Mykonos? I feel connected with it for the sense of freedom that it imparts, which comes from the incredible light, the white and the endless blue of its beaches. How do you imagine Mykonos ten years from now? I imagine it even more developed in its commercial sector, always with its own originality, that allows the explosion of social life, as well as total isolation and calmness. What fascinates you in your work? In my work I’m fascinated by the process of inspiration, which could be from an image, to something that I saw while walking. And after that, the implementation of the idea, choosing the right fabrics, as well as the creation of the perfect pattern that will express the form I want. Why is the island an ideal location for a boutique? It is ideal and even more for a Greek designer, because it gathers people from all over the world. The promotion of my image abroad and the acceptance of my work all over the world, are important advantages for me. How much has fashion evolved on the island in the last years? Fashion on the island has evolved a great deal with the creation of unique shops by Greek and foreign designers, with separate concepts and not just in the fashion space, but also in different commercial categories. CONTINUED ON PAGE 394

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Heaven on the island IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR YOUR OWN PARADISE ON MYKONOS, YOU SHOULD ADDRESS THE EXPERTS. THE EXPERIENCED TEAM OF MYKONOS REAL ESTATE WILL MAKE YOUR DREAM COME TRUE.

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ykonos Real Estate is a member of services truly tailored to meet their clients’ personal lifestyle. Revithis & Partners Group of Companies, As a Group of Companies, their philosophy is to continually established in 1989 by Mr. Ioannis Revithis, strengthening their presence in the field of Real Estate, whilst President of the Association of Realtors creating strong client relations – both individually as well in Athens, Greece. Their presence in as corporate - delivering services of the highest standards. With the vision to collaborate with the leading groups in the the island of Mykonos for the last 28 years has helped the field at a global level, they welcome you to build a bridge of development of an international clientele list, as well as a communication and future cooperation. Their experience is portfolio of over 500 luxury villas, making them one of the the timeless motto that accompanies their largest property management companies on the Island. Moreover, they have expanded their quality service. Their next goal, to fulfill your Mykonos, +30 22890 26066, mykonos-realestate.com expertise to the most exclusive concierge expectations.

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Yannis Mizalis THE BEER MAKER

Part of the creative team that’s behind the summer’s coolest project, Yannis Myzalis has come to the island to stay! How connected are you to Mykonos? Mykonos is now my home! I’ve come to live here for the rest of my life! Is Mykonos worth all the delays and difficulties that you may have encountered? Mykonos is an international destination as well as a very demanding market! It needs time and professional work! If you don’t respect it, it won’t respect you either! How do you imagine Mykonos ten years from now? Mykonos is the island that manages to combine a lot in very little space! It’s a multi-level island, that affords the opportunity to those who choose it, to party at the most glamorous beach bar/clubs in the world, or to isolate themselves. It will always be one of the most famous destinations in the Mediterranean. What fascinates you in your work? We’re a small team that gave birth to a completely new brand and we’re building it up every day that passes! We have a vision of MIKONU representing the beautiful Cycladic island all over the world! Why is the island an ideal location for what you’re doing? Beer is drunk mainly in the summer, Mykonos is one of the best summer destinations in the world and now has its own fresh beer! MIKONU Craft Beer! What are the challenges that you have to face now? Every start-up has difficulties. CONTINUED ON PAGE 394

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Delicious treats FROM THE MORNING TILL LATE AT NIGHT, ARTISTI PROZUMI IS YOUR DESTINATION FOR FRESHLY BAKED DELIGHTS AND MEALS.

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f you have already enjoyed its baked masterworks, now you will be thrilled by the hot dishes and classic recipes that are prepared in its kitchen. Indulge in its feast of colours and flavours with wonderful aromas and delectable images before or after your dip in the sea, your stroll, your night out, any time of the day or night. With warm, baked bread, biscuits, bread sticks, cookies, croissant, muffins, pastries, filling sandwiches,

coffees and freshly squeezed juices, along with a huge variety of daily dishes and comfort food of traditional Greek cuisine, sweets, cool fruit tarts, summer sweets, eastern sweets, chocolate temptations and cakes, the 24h store proves that it is the place-to-be for your tasty refill. In case you need a catering with fresh home cooked dishes, made with natural ingredients, this is also your first option. The most tempting “treat” on Mykonos goes by the name Artisti Prozumi. Savour it!

Artisti Prozumi, Ano Mera Country Road, +30 22890 71007

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Lee Scafidas SWEET DELIGHT

For the owner of the new Ninnolo Gelato, every new day on Mykonos, means new people, new smiles, new experiences. How attached do you feel to Mykonos? I learned Mykonos from a very early age, as it was our family holiday destination. Summers followed one another, each one with its own colour, my first love, my first job, the friends and the parties. Each one of my summers held a new memory. Is Mykonos worth all the delays and difficulties that you may have encountered? It’s a given that Mykonos is worth it, it’s a unique, incredible island. How do you imagine Mykonos ten years from now? The people, I’ve known for a long time, have remained polite and genial and this character that the island exudes through its own people giving it warmth, luxury and freedom, will never change. The only thing that will change is that it will become more accessible for more visitors. What fascinates you in your work? The ability to create flavours that travels anyone who tastes them. Why is the island an ideal location for what you’re doing? Ninnolo Gelato is a special product with low fat content, handmade and creamy, made daily only with fresh Greek milk -no milk cream, butter or eggs are used. This product responds to the island’s style and visitors. What are the challenges that you have to face now? The challenge is to create more fans of authentic Italian Gelato. CONTINUED ON PAGE 394

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Finding Nemo LIVE YOUR LIFE AT ITS BEST AT THE PERFECT SUMMER SPOT ON THE ISLAND.

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estled in the heart of fashionable Kalo Livadi beach, lies Nemo Mykonos, a Meditteranean culinary dream. From sunrise to sunset, Nemo Mykonos strives to redefine the seascape of high-end cuisine with its fresh interpretation of coastal seafood & homemade traditional Greek dishes. Swim in the crystal clear waters, soak up the summer sun on a comfy beach lounger with a Bellini in your hand, embrace the serenity of the sea whilst dining under the stars, create memories to treasure - forever. Nemo Mykonos invites you to do all that and much more every summer day in Mykonos. Just Follow The Bubbles! Kalo Livadi Mykonos, Kikladhes, tel. 2289 072480 info@nemomykonos.com nemomykonos.com

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Konstantinos Pantazopoulos READY FOR BATTLE

Equipped with will and guts, he’s always ready for the next challenge from which he will definitely emerge victorious, distinguishing VIP Services. How connected are you to Mykonos? Mykonos is my home sweet home! How do you imagine Mykonos ten years from now? Exactly as it is today, Ι hope. What fascinates you in your work? Everything about my job is fascinating, the people I meet, the yachts that come to the island, and the competition. Why is the island an ideal location for vip services? Because it's a VIP Island! How much has the luxury services sector evolved in the last years on the island? The service on the island is outstanding. Year by year we try a little more and I believe we have reached a point where our services on the island may be the best in the world. What are the challenges that you have to face now? Everyday for us is a new challenge and we do our best to pull through each and everyone of them. Which spot on the island is your sanctuary? Rhenia island. Virgin island. Clear blue waters. Amazing vibes...

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Natural Tastes WITH A RESPECT FOR NATURE BUT ALSO FOR OURSELVES, LETO HOTEL’S NATURA RESTAURANT PROPOSES DELECTABLE AND FLAVOURFUL JOURNEYS THAT TAKE US BACK TO OUR ROOTS.

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n the romantic setting of Natura Restaurant, under the exotic palm trees, broad-leafed laurels and evening primrose, whose aromas flood the swimming pool area, Chef Giorgos Koumpouris mixes tradition with modern techniques, enhancing his fresh, organic cuisine philosophy with organic products and fresh herbs. Highlighting the best nature has to offer, the well-known chef creates unique dishes using mostly local and fresh ingredients, inspired by the creativity and pure essence of nature. At Natura Restaurant, we believe that we can change the world by beginning with ourselves; a way of thinking that is more a way of life than simply an idea. So remember to respect, love and eat. LETO HOTEL, NATURA Restaurant, Chora, tel.: +30 22890 22207, letohotel.com

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Yannis Revithis REAL-ISATION

With a dynamic career spanning 28 years, the President of the Real Estate Federation of Greece and owner of Big Estate, delivers with boundless professionalism the “keys to paradise” to his clients. What did the island itself reveal to you after some time had passed? The steady and constant professional development of the island in the years of the recession of the Greek economy and the continuing interest of individuals and investors from all over the world. Is Mykonos worth all the delays and difficulties that you may have encountered? In every profession there are large or small difficulties. There’s no professional that hasn’t encountered obstacles and problems in some of the jobs he handles. That’s why every businessman needs to be professional, consistent, diplomatic, knowledgable and have a strong stomach. How do you imagine Mykonos ten years from now? Certainly no serious businessman can predict the developments after that amount of time, particularly if everything is dependent on the world of economy, the Greek economy and of course, the municipal and district administration relating to local support for tourist development (infrastructure, marketing, benefits etc.) What fascinates you in your work? The result of satisfying my customers and of course, a good result for any businessman is the profit. CONTINUED ON PAGE 394

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Discover the unexpected BRIGHT COLORS, LUXURY TOUCHES AND THE MAGICAL FLAIR OF THE ISLAND! WELCOME TO BOLLICINE WORLD!

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ollicine Concept Store is the first core of the Bollicine experience is also Restaurant concept store in Mykonos and and Cocktail Bar located on the store’s terrace. is ready to redefine the island’s The atmosphere is definitely matched by the shopping experience. It contains food. A small number of selected plates that are hand-picked items from Greek based on fresh Greek ingredients. The emphasis and International Fashion Designers. From is on the seafood with combination tastes and delicious cocktails while gazing at the Cycladic exclusive luxurious handcrafted jewelry and bags, gadgets and selected home items. Bollicine is nightsky. Bollicine’s philosophy allows to present not just a luxury shopping a unique blend of fashion, destination, but a holistic design and gastronomy Bollicine, Mykonos Florou Zouganeli 3, 84 600, Mykonos experience which aims to from around the world T. +30 22890 28298 info@bollicinemykonos.com elevate the senses. At the to Mykonos island.

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Manos Chalaris STYLE FILE

The youngest member of the Chalaris family sets up the most stylish meeting of the summer at Emmanouela’s, the island’s new fashion hotspot. How connected do you feel to Mykonos? My decision to get involved professionally with the island for the first time is evidence of the powerful connection I have to this land. I have enjoyed Mykonos over the course of many years in the best capacity: as a visitor. The fact that I am here and opening my own business, continuing my family tradition and name, reveals the extent to which the island has charmed me. Is Mykonos worth all the delays or difficulties you have perhaps had to endure? The truth is that we did not have to endure serious delays or difficulties. My professional debut into the island has been very smooth. Everything has gone as we had hoped, and it seems as though the whole island has welcomed and accepted us. Ten years from now, how do you imagine Mykonos? I want to believe that despite the changes that take place every year, the island will preserve its irresistible energy and continue to evoke, with its exceptional and pervasive beauty, wonderful emotions in all its visitors. What excites you about your work? One of the most exciting aspects of my work is my contact with people, and the thought that via the island, the clothes and jewellery we create as a family, as well as my own choices, can travel the world and enhance the individuals who pick them. CONTINUED ON PAGE 394

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The Cryo project THERE IS NO BETTER FEELING AFTER A CRYOSAUNA SESSION. IT MAKES YOU FEEL LIKE ANOTHER PERSON FULL OF ENERGY AND LIFE.

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RYO is a new innovative centre for wellbeing, health and beauty. It was founded by Dr. Tasos Georgoulios and the businesswoman Sofia Melissourgou, who have been active with great success in the health space of Mykonos for the last seven years. Most of the services that the centre provides are available in Mykonos for the first time and include: Whole body cryotherapy (cryosauna), Local cryotherapy (facial and muscle), Thermo-cryolipolysis (coolsculpting), Reviv therapies (iv anti-hangover solutions & vitamin clinic) and Alternative therapies (acupuncture, guasha, cupping

and others). Some of the numerous benefits of the therapies that are offered are wellbeing, increasing metabolism & calorie consumption, reducing cellulite & firming the skin, activation of collagen production, fast recovery from sports injuries & improving athletic performance, improving lymphatic circulation, reducing pain & inflammation, weight loss, anti-aging effect. We’re certain that you too, can enjoy some of the above beneficial results of our therapies, so don’t hesitate to call us to discuss your needs. Combine your stay in Mykonos with an unforgettable experience

Contact person Sophia Melissourgou, Operating hours: Monday to Saturday 10:00-20:00 Therapies are scheduled by appointments. Shopping mall “Delos”, Argyrena, tel: +30 22890 26775, +30 697 4447330 www.cryomykonos.com

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George Saklaras LEADING THE WAY

A man with a long history in the island’s summer scene, Giorgos Saklaras, welcomes us rejuvenated in the Sardelaki of Mykonos, which was the result of a collaboration with the well-known Athenian restaurant. How connected are you to Mykonos? Mykonos is my home. I’ve lived here since 1990. I’m a naturalised Mykonian and because of my child and the school, we live here winter and summer. Is Mykonos worth all the delays and difficulties that you may have encountered? Of course! For me Mykonos is a place that gives you life, for those in the know. It’s got its good and bad sides. We see only the good and we live through our work. How do you imagine Mykonos ten years from now? Full of Arabs. I can’t imagine it any other way. What fascinates you in your work? Creation. Every new shop is a new creation. As it is with Sardelaki, which I think is a beautiful shop with good prices and primarily, respect for the customer. Because, above all, the customer must eat well, have a good time and be entertained. Why is the island an ideal location for what you’re doing? Because I’ve lived her so many years! My investment is my customer base and my name. What are the challenges that you have to face now? I can’t say that I’m facing any challenges. CONTINUED ON PAGE 394

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Tally Weijl goes to Mykonos! MYKONOS ISLAND WELCOMED ONE OUT OF THE 780 TALLY WEiJL STORES IN 2012. SINCE THEN IT HAS BECOME A HOT SPOT FOR ALL WOMEN.

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n TALLY WEiJL value for money is at its best: You will find all the latest fashion trends of the season in unbelievable prices and amazing quality. TALLY WEiJL is all about imagination, young style and unique looks with jeans, shorts, tops and sexy outfits. TIP: Check out TALLY WEiJL’s accessories – you will love them!

Info: on the road to Ano Mera – in Rouge Parfumeries Department Store Tel: 2289024729 opening hours 10am-10pm

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Stavros Iliadis AS OPTIMISTIC AS IT GETS

Stavros Iliadis sees life on the island and his work optimistically, creating opportunities for himself, as well as for those that trust his business, Real Estate in Mykonos. How connected are you to Mykonos? I’m a permanent resident of Mykonos, with my family, since December 2005. We like living in Mykonos, but we also like to travel. Though wherever we go, we can’t wait to return to our beloved Mykonos, to enjoy the sun and the air, which are unequaled anywhere in the world. What did the island itself reveal to you after some time had passed? The island keeps you constantly alert. You must continuously improve, to be able to keep up with its demanding pace. There’s a lot of development potential. So, the optimal progress must be made, so that it can endure a lot of development. Also, there’s always something new to discover. How do you imagine Mykonos ten years from now? I hope that we improve every year. Basic infrastructure projects should be implemented, to improve quality of life for visitors, as well as for us, the permanent residents. We all want this and we all try to achieve it. What fascinates you in your work? Real estate has fascinated me from a young age, as my family’s vocation and later mine too, was in construction. Then I moved to the mediation space, with degrees in brokering of urban contracts and real estate valuation. CONTINUED ON PAGE 394

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Exclusively for you AS UNIQUE AS THE SPACE THAT HOSTS THE HANDCRAFTED JEWELLERY, THESE UNIQUE CREATIONS BY HARRY JWLS MAKE THE LOUDEST STATEMENT OF THE SUMMER.

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ne glance at the Harry Jwls display case is enough for you to understand that jewellery is not considered just another trendy accessory here, but rather a genuine artwork with inspiration and a soul. Veritable objets d’art made with semiprecious stones and noble metals, every unique piece of jewellery created by Harry Jwls is made by hand and exudes its own special personality. Silver and gold-plated symbols, from dolphins to spirals, fuse in harmony with semiprecious stones from all over Greece and other parts of the world, from Africa and the Indies to Thailand and Bali, thus creating an explosive energetic force that magnetizes everyone. Inspired by Greek Mythology and not only, many of Harry Mestros' best selling jewelry are inspired by the books who has read and 11, Agiou Gerasimou str., Mykonos Town tel. +30 2289 027 837,

harryjwls,

keeps reading since they are a source of continuous inspiration. Queens , Kings, Skulls, Primitive Forms, Scepters and Symbols are always included in his collections including precious stones, rubies, emeralds, sapphires and black diamonds. This year's collection is called Primitive and its main characteristic is the balance kept between the Raw Design and the Elegance. As he has studied sociology, many of his collections have to do with symbolisms and hidden messages regarding human nature,behaviors and choices. What differentiates him from other designers and made him stand out in the first place, is the fact that his handmade jewelry is not being massively produced. Each HJ jewel is inspired and custom made by himself, crafted in a single original piece, unique for everyone, as unique is each one of us. Harry Jwls, harryjwls.com

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Stavros Grimplas CHASING THE QUEEN

An active and authentic Mykonian, Stavros Grimplas is giving lessons in entertainment and real hospitality at the Queen Champagne & Cocktail Bar. How connected are you to Mykonos? Very much. I’m born and raised on Mykonos. I live here winter and summer. What fascinates you in your work? To see the bar full and the customers honouring us by coming to our place, having fun and leaving satisfied and pleased. Why is the island an ideal location for what you’re doing? Because the target group of the people who come, make our shop successful. The proof is in the eight year course of Queen, which is also the number one street club in the world. What are the challenges that you have to face now? The biggest challenge is that foreign elements are invading the island, caring only for profit, ignoring the basic principles of hospitality to the customer and let’s not forget that Mykonos is what it is today, because of its warm and authentic hospitality. What’s the best moment of the day for you? When the shop closes, the day has gone perfectly and everyone has left satisfied. What would you suggest someone to do, who’s coming to Mykonos for the first time? Go to Platis Gialos, rent a boat and go to Delos and Tragonisi. What’s the motto that expresses you? In life, you get what you give.

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Shades of luxury MYKONOS HAS A LOT IN COMMON WITH THE GREATEST COSMOPOLITAN DESTINATIONS OF THE WORLD. IF WE HAD TO PICK ONE, IT WOULD BE EMMANOUELLA’S.

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he business journey of the Halari family starts in 1979 is divided into two levels, with simple lighting and the dominant colours in Plaka, with a beautiful jewellery shop on Adrianou being aristocratic pink gold and white, joining the island’s minimalist street, where handmade jewellery is promoted aura with the aura of retro, aristocratic Athens. The Halari family’s through traditional techniques, ethnic influences and particular aesthetic perspective permeates the space: from the design imports of raw unprocessed materials from the deep metal hangers and the decorative pebbles, to the distinctive Cycladic Orient. Thirty years later, the new possession of the arch shop window with select jewellery, as well as family, named Emmanouella’s, in the scenic bay of the sewing silhouettes with the dazzling, refined Voulkariou in Kea, showcases small treasures of creations. In cooperation with well-known Greek unique handmade jewellery, creations from select designers and select global brands, Emmanouella’s Greek designers, as well as the personal clothes presents limited edition creations by Nassos Ntotsikas, collection of Emmanouella’s. The winds of the Joanna Misseli, Monaco Princess, Stefania Frangista Cyclades continue to blow creative waves, this time and others. Next to handmade, Grecian leather to the island complex’s most cosmopolitan member, sandals, special espadrilles, Loom bags, wispy Emmanouella’s where the family’s youngest, Manos Halaris, welcomes caftans, stunning swimwear and tutu skirts, the Mykonos 21 Kalogera Str., +30 2289 07797 us to the new Emmanouella’s, a luxury showroom personal clothes collection Emmanouella’s steals Kéa, Vourkari, +30 2288 022567 in the heart of Mykonos. Designed by the owners the limelight, with fine silk, maxi dresses and resort, Emmanouella’s Mykonos themselves, without help from architects, the space frayed caftans and a monochromatic sense of luxury. Emmanouella’s

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.TASTE HUNTING Armed with our insider’s guide, you won’t be lost in the translation of the tasty challenges of Mykonos.

Chef George Stylianoudakis while seasoning, Kensho restaurant

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Chef Michalis Kikis, Bill & Coo Restaurant.

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HE RICH GUSTATORY EVOLUTION OF THE ISLAND, HAS CREATED A UNIQUE GASTRONOMIC SCENE, THAT HIDES SURPRISES AND NOVEL EXPERIENCES. A SENSUAL SAFARI WHERE LOCAL INGREDIENTS, DISTINGUISHED CHEFS, HEADY AROMAS, IMAGINATIVE COMBINATIONS, ELEGANT RESTAURANTS AND CLASSIC RECIPES STAR IN A THOUSAND AND ONE FLAVOURS. YOU CAN FIND THE COMPASS FOR THIS SENSUOUS HUNT IN THE NEXT PAGES, LEADING YOU EVERY TIME TO AN IDEAL DESTINATION.

Bill & Coo Coast Taverna

TRADITIONAL CUISINE CREATIVE CUISINE BEACH RESTAURANT RESTAUTANT IN CHORA DESIGN RESTAURANT ORGANIC MATERIALS FUN

Just a breath away from the sea, the heavenly Bill & Coo Coast Taverna has the privilege of boasting a natural setting that features exceptional aesthetics and meticulous attention to detail. A space that becomes one with Cycladic architecture, evoking a

simplicity and relaxation that are evident from the first glance. It is in this special place that flavor finds its ideal expression through the presence of the talented chef Ntinos Fotinakis. Indulge yourself in a new gastronomic experience with gourmet stories by the seaside. Try the octopus and charred aubergine, the sea bass with greens and the crab dolma.

Bill & Coo Coast Taverna.

(Bill & Coo Coast Suites, Aghios Ioannis, +30 22890 26292-3, billcoo-hotel.com)

Bill & Coo Restaurant A necessary gustatory stop on the island’s gastronomic map, with the creations of the talented chef Michalis Kikis, offering a thrilling culinary experience and a memorable gastronomic journey with unique delights. The best gourmet restaurant on Mykonos, serves creative Mediterranean tastes, as well as a healthy breakfast, continental or american style or a more authentic Greek cuisine, next to the pool with the enchanting view of the breathtaking endless blue sea. (Bill & Coo Suites & Lounge, Megali Ammos, +30 22890 26292, bill-coo-hotel.com)

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Nesaea. "Eat up" the view along with organic tastes.

Bakalò The traditional Mykonos house with an arch, thick wall and the old well from the 18th century in its courtyard, has become the setting for the sweetest, most companionable, cosmopolitan nights on Mykonos. A warm home atmosphere, tasteful aesthetics, unpretentious intimacy, as well as flavors and aromas from every corner of Greece, accompany traditional Greek dishes and home cooked food, that are reminiscent of mother’s authentic recipes. From rich salads and delicious appetizers to perfectly cooked main dishes, all the recipes include the best and tastiest ingredients from all over Greece. (Lakka, +30 22890 78121, bakalo.gr)

Buddha Bar Beach Undoubtedly one of the hot spots on the island of Mykonos, Buddha Bar Beach offers a selection of Pacific Rim cuisine dishes, a masterful blend of fine ingredients and spices where East Chinese,

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Japanese, Thai and other Asian flavors combine subtly with a zest of the West. When the sun sets with backdrop the majestic blues, Buddha Bar dishes take the lead with utterly delightful tastes and unsurpassed quality to offer an extraordinary experience together with worldly known DJs and exceptional cocktails from established Buddha Bar mixologist. (Santa Marina, A Luxury Collection Resort, Ornos Bay, +30 22890 23220, buddhabarbeachmykonos.gr)

Catari.

Catarí The courtyard of the old mansion in the center of Chora is filled with authentic aromas and flavors of the Italian south. A bright, colored hangout with painted tiles from Vietri and Italian ceramics, the whole setting harkens to a traditional Neapolitan trattoria with authentic and well cooked dishes. The menu is dominated by pizzas and pastas, while also including selections of tasty meats and excellent appetizers. It’s the only restaurant on Mykonos and one

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El Burro.

Colonial Pool Restaurant & Bar, Santa Marina Resort & Villas. of the very few in Greece, that has been certified by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs as an authentic Italian restaurant. (Aghia Anna, Chora, +30 22890 78571, catari.gr)

Colonial Pool Restaurant & Bar Overlooking Santa Marina’s beachfront infinity pool, it serves a choice of Mediterranean cuisine throughout the day. Light wood and crazy-paving evoke a rustic beach bar feel, whilst elegant wicker chairs and statement lighting reflect Mykonos' innate glamour. With both indoor and al fresco seating options, the chic space caters for every need and palate, offering healthy suggestions and a popular Kids’ Menu. At dusk, guests are drawn to the bar to enjoy Santa Marina’s signature cocktails, whilst witnessing Mykonos’ storied sunset. (Santa Marina, A Luxury Collection Resort, Ornos, +30 22890 23220, santamarina.gr)

El Burro You may notice it while driving through the provincial road or heard about it from others who

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Spilia Seaside.

Creative dishes and imaginative cocktails are the perfect setting to enjoy the sea.

have already visited it. The result is the same, as you will find yourself looking at the donkey before coming it. Sit around its minimal bar, drink a chilled soda or a ginger beer waiting for classic comfort food, as hearty burgers with golden potatoes, juicy pancakes, delicious fruit salads, open toasts with Mexican spreads, fried bites to share with your friends, as well as great omelets, superfood salads with quinoa and snacks to start your day. You will come again for

a cool mohito to accompany your brunch. (Vougli, +30 2289 077677)

Elia The island largest and impossibly beautiful beach attracts a loyal crowd, which will definitely pay tribute to the homonymous bar-restaurant after a swim in the clear blue waters for the huge menu of classic appetizers and fresh salads, grilled -to -perfection fish, delicious


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Efstratios Kalathakis FLAIR FOR TASTED

Fresh, pure and quality ingredients are the only things the executive chef of Aphrodite Beach Hotel needs to take your breath away. How connected do you feel to Mykonos? Very. I have always been inspired by the sea and of course, after so many years of experience and having worked abroad, I felt that the white and blue of the sea and island would appeal to me even more. Mykonos is and will always be a cosmopolitan island, with notes of many different flavours and gastronomy from around the world! What excites you about your work? To me, anything and everything related to food and service. In order to perfect our technique, first we need to work long hours, and very hard. Once our technique is up to par, our inspiration plays a major role, the opportunities we come across, as well as the love and passion we have to showcase our talents. Certainly, those who struggle and work hard can achieve their goals through hard work and dedication. Why is the island the ideal location for what you do? Mykonos is an international destination visited by people from all over the world. Greek cuisine is perhaps one of the most representative examples of the famed Mediterranean diet. It can very easily be a good product to export – the only thing needed is the correct promotion and advertising, which unfortunately is missing. CONTINUED ON PAGE 394

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"I am inspired by the ingredients I possess, by my ideas and my love for what I do"


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Catari Spaghetti with shellfish. .

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Salparo. It invites you to a dinner made of treasures of the sea.

local meats and advanced Mediterranean dishes. (Elia, +30 22890 71204, eliamykonos.gr).

Jackie o’ beach club & restaurant It's on the busiest beach of the island, but that's probably the last reason you would want to come here. That's because for the last three years, the unique venture of Michalis Sigounas and Carsten Stehr, has already become the place-to-be with design decoration, the cuisine of chef Christoforos Peskias and a bar worthy of all expectations. (Super Paradise, +30 22890 77298, jackieobeach.com)

Kalita This is not just an unexpected oasis in the heart of Chora, with tall palm trees overlooking the restaurant patio, but an experience of classic Greek flavors enriched with a modern touch. Menu is defined with creative imagination and an equally exceptional list of wines, offering a big variety of qualitative labels. In the bar of Kalita the executive mixologist, strengthening the unique character of restaurant, creates splendid cocktails. (31 N. Kalogera Str., +30 22890 27102, +30 6932 327849, kalitamykonos.com).

Katrine’s The first to introduce French cuisine to the island in 1971, it continues successfully with renowned quality. Served to a few tables the famous osso bucco, lamp chops with rosemary and stuffed courgette flowers are living proof that classic Greek cooking, combined with French savoir faire, can result in excellent gastronomic creations. (1 Nikiou Str., +30 22890 22169).

Kenshõ Restaurant Featuring imaginative recipes and high-quality ingredients, the menu is signed by Chef de Cuisine George Stylianoudakis, embracing the particular aesthetics and simple luxury found in a five-star boutique hotel. With an amazing terrace and panoramic views overlooking at Ornos Bay, the chef comes to present a creative approach referring to Cycladic and Cretan cuisine combining modern cooking techniques and unexpected flavors, aromas and textures. Local products such as tyrovolia, kopanisti, the Mykonian salami and the freshly caught fish are used in creative ways to create particular gourmet dishes with a Mykonian aroma. (Ornos

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Giorgos Koumpouris NATURAL TALENT

A devotee and defender of nature, the chef of hotel Leto’s Natura restaurant, invites us on a bio experience of tastes and feelings. How connected are you to Mykonos? I would say that I’m more connected to some people in Mykonos and that makes me feel like it’s my home. What did the island itself reveal to you after some time had passed? It revealed its natural beauty, incredible beaches and sunsets with enchanting colours. Is Mykonos worth all the delays and difficulties that you may have encountered? Anything new and creative you start in life, needs effort, patience and strength to overcome the difficulties. In that sense, yes, it was worth it! What fascinates you in your work? That it constantly evolves, the journey of cooking never stops. What are the challenges that you have to face now? For us at Natura, the biggest challenge is to find the balance between the result of our work and its impact on the surrounding environment. We want whatever we create and offer our customers, to have the minimum possible effect on the environment. I think that in the future, the problem that this beautiful island will face, will be the pollution of this beautiful landscape. What’s the best moment of the day? We make the moments and the days, so it could be any moment. Which spot on the island is your sanctuary? The sea is the only place that calms me. CONTINUED ON PAGE 394

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"Be Natura: be zen, respect nature, be nice for no reason, stay healthy, always smiling, be in love, be creative".


Oti apomeine's team. Beach, +30 22890 29001& 78788, kenshomykonos.com)

Kostantis Kostantis means local dishes on the beach. This traditional restaurant makes an impression, not only because of its location but also because of its cuisine dedicated to seafood and Greek culinary traditions. The lobster spaghetti is divine, the scorpion fish pasta heavenly, while the orzo risotto with cuttlefish ink and sea bream fricassee are pure bliss. (Ornos Beach, +30 22890 22837)

Liasti In a beautiful space with a view of the enchanting Lia bay, gastronomy follows the moods and hours of

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Liasti. Cozy scenery seasoned with delicious tastes.

When the beloved all time classic dishes mix with modern ideas, then culinary surprises are on the way.

the day, with choices of tempting flavours. The balanced light lunch suggestions give way to Mediterranean and exotic flavours that are served under the starry sky of Mykonos, transforming supper into an authentic experience. Enjoy really fresh seafood and carpaccio, meat, fish and vegetables on the grill, combine them with select sparkling wines, complete the night with sweet temptations and sway to the music of famous artists. (Lia, +30 22890 72150, liasti.com)

Ma’erio Ma’erio is by its nature a family affair bringing for more than a

decade homemade food at the restaurant. Its name is the local word for the room of the kitchen. So, when you visit Ma’erio, you enter the space of their owners’ personal creativity and expression. A place that respects the roots of island gastronomy and gives an important position to local products, through its menu. An experience that’s a daily wager, for them, as well as for the loyal team that shares the same dream with them. A dream as delicious as the onion pie, the zucchini balls and the lemon sauce chicken with the colours and aromas of Mykonos. (16 N. Kalogera Str., +30 2289 028825)


Nemo Wild green pie with feta cheese mousse and crispy pastry dough.

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Bakalo Roasted lamb shank with vegetables, herbs and gruyere from Naxos

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Nautilus Enjoy a sensory experience and dive into a menu for foodies. Settled in the place where the old post office used to be, it continues to invite you to a festivity of flavors blending the traditional Greek cuisine with a modern twist. In its cozy environment of a secluded yard, childhood memories emerge from the freshiest products and herbs being used in their cuisine. Mediterranean aromas will come on your plate and you will top off your meal with mouthwatering desserts and creative cocktails from the stylish bar. (Lakka, Chora, +30 22890 27100, nautilusmykonos.g)r

From top: Nautilus' white setting, Natura's romantic scene

Natura restaurant In one of the most classic hotels in the center of Chora, Natura

Restaurant combines an amazing summer romantic mood and fine dining with a view of Mykonos Port and Aegean blue. In the beautiful garden-oasis of the hotel, chef Giorgos Koumpouris, with a natural, and fresh food concept, rejuvenates old Greek recipes with new techniques, respecting tradition, but with an organic approach, proving that food isn’t just enjoyment, but a philosophy and a way of life. A culinary journey that will transport you to colors and aromas of another time, with fresh, local products and excellent ingredients. (Leto Hotel, Chora, +30 22890 22207, letohotel.com)

Nemo Another brand new arrival to the all day bar restaurants of the island. With a very positive attitude, it

brings a new wave of coolness to Kalo Livadi, raising the beach’s vibes even higher. Whether you never leave the comfortable sunbeds, or you visit its tables right on the beach, the well made dishes that revive traditional cuisine with a

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Allesandro d`Avino & Manos Gaitanakis IT TAKES 2 TO TASTE

The two young, charismatic chefs, join forces and cooking abilities in Liasti, in a gustatory result that you have to taste. How connected are you to Mykonos? A.A: I feel very attached to Mykonos. I’ve spent wonderful summers here on vacation, on its beautiful beaches and in its nightclubs. Now however, I’m here for work and I can say that every day that passes is more beautiful and exciting. Even though I’m viscerally tied to my home town (Rome) and my family, I’ve been on the island for two months now and thanks to the welcome of the inhabitants and also the people at Liasti, I feel the island as my second home. How has your sector developed on the island over the last few years? M.G.: Every year there’s more people with a willingness to change the gastronomic scene on Mykonos. Mykonos is a gastronomic destination for lovers of food and chefs, as there is a great offer of supplies. Is Mykonos worth all the delays and difficulties that you may have encountered? A.A.: I consider my experience in Mykonos as positive, even though for the first two weeks I had some difficulties that I already knew about. Any work experience can only be evaluated positively and I’m sure that in the future, this experience will prove useful. CONTINUED ON PAGE 394

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"Lia is a part of the island that hasn’t changed with time. There isn’t a lot of noise and champagne madness"


Deli project ALL ABOUT MEAT You know it as the Stavrakopoulos family business which offers great quality. Now, you will also meet its new age of service at the new shop in Vougli which stands as a contemporary version of the traditional butcher shop, as well as at the two other renewed shops. The new image of the company proves its excellence through an experience of 40 years. Vougli, +30 22890 24018, Fabrica, +30 22890 24028, Ornos, +30 22890 24033

Nemo.

NINNOLO This is what comes to mind when you hear “gelato artigianale”. Black sesame, white chocolate, & lemon zest gelato. If you can’t believe these tastes, come to have a try. The store’s desire is to create one of the deepest yearnings of the human soul -and to make you feel like a child again with delicious ice creams and yummy treats. 1 Αgiou Ioannou Str., Chora, +30 2289 300998 & Ano Mera Sq., +30 2289 773836

ARTISTI PROZUMI Make the most delicious refills of snacks and hot meals any time of the day. With warm, baked bread, biscuits, bread sticks, cookies, croissant, muffins, pastries, filling sandwiches, coffees and freshly squeezed juices, along with a huge variety of daily dishes and comfort food of traditional Greek cuisine, sweets, cool fruit tarts, summer sweets, eastern sweets, chocolate temptations and cakes, the 24h store is always the magical spot for something to savour. Be their guest! Ano Mera Country Road, +30 22890 71007

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focus on seafood, the uninterrupted view and the refreshing cocktails, will make you feel like Nemo on an exhilarating sea voyage. (Kalo Livadi, +30 2289 072480, nemomykonos.com)

Nesaea Indulge in a farm to table cuisine in its most creative and elegant version. Nesaea holds a special place on the nice n’ easy team, a restaurant that is inspired by the recipes and ingredients of the Greek islands and offers excellent creative Greek cuisine, with a high standard of aesthetics and appearance. Nesaea is in one of the “secret” spots on Mykonos, in the Kalafati district and has a sparse Cycladic style and a magnificent view. (Aghia Anna, Kalafatis, +30 22890 72130)

Nice n’ Easy Organic When a recipe is successful, then

Nice n’ Easy Organic.

you’re obligated to develop it. You should be consistent to your visitors and to your gastronomic approach. That’s precisely the road that the founders of the restaurant chain Nice n’ Easy follow, carving out another new path, worthy of their previous steps. Its features, namely the vegan menu, the vegetarian

choices, the organic ingredients and the gluten-free dishes are ideal for every daily diet needs. (Aleukantra, +30 22890 25241, niseneasy.gr)

Nice n’ Easy Tavern The Nice n’ Easy family is growing, offering even more choices for


Salparo Spicy shrimps alle vongole with chili oil and feta cheese.

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Christos Athanasiadis BRIO & BIO

With his abundant gastronomic talent, the chef and co-creator of the healthy eating restaurants Nice’nEasy, “plays” with the best ingredients, offering authentic Mykonos flavours. What did the island itself reveal to you after some time had passed? The limitless potential it hides. With the passing of time, an ideal landscape for investment has been created, combining entertainment, rest, the traditional landscape, as well as modern design and above all unique gastronomic challenges. Is Mykonos worth all the delays and difficulties that you may have encountered? Mykonos is unique on many levels. It already has a large and demanding customer base, which automatically increases the difficulty level for any venture. In my personal opinion, working in the specific occupation is worth it all the way. How do you imagine Mykonos ten years from now? You can’t say enough about Mykonos. From how it has transformed in a few years, to the fact that it’s considered an island that can compete with any other from abroad. In the future I’m certain that it will become the absolute jet destination, reaching first place on the long list of must visit destinations. What fascinates you in your work? I wouldn’t want to use the word “work”. I would better call it a career, because for me it’s something that comes from inside me effortlessly. In everything I do, there’s always this feeling of creativity. CONTINUED ON PAGE 394

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I must praise the Cycladic land, which provides extremely high level products for gastronomy"


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Clockwise from left: Pinky Beach, Old Mykonos, Principote Mykonos

and exhilarating beats along with classic or exotic delicacies. A delectable combination of Italian and Greek delicacies with an Arabic touch is complemented by fresh smoothies and tropical fruit plates. Dancing is also on the menu and it is on you to decide when you should start show your moves. (Super Paradise, +30 22890 26459, pinkybeach.com) healthy food. This time, the project is nice n’ easy tavern, a purebred Greek tavern, with authentic Greek recipes, cooked with pure ingredients. Located right next to the organic restaurant in Little Venice. it offers insta-worthy Mykonian sunsets and windmills as the backdrop,and a classic menu of Greek inspired comfort foods and healthy options. (Aleukantra, niceneasy.gr)

Nikolas tavern The menu is narrated by Nicola and Irini, who keep the tradition of the oldest tavern in Aghia Anna, alive and full of flavor, for three generations. Trust them when they suggest you have homemade lasagna, spaghetti with Mykonian

spider crab, the classic onion pie and any specialty coming out of their garden. (Aghia Anna, Paraga, +30 22890 25264, nikolas-taverna. com)

Old Mykonos It always exceeds the expectations of its customers for quality comfort food. Traditional dishes are the stars here along with the fresh salads and many appetizers to accompany your wine or ouzo. Boasting a familiar feeling, helpful personnel, homemade plates and cozy atmosphere, this is a tavern that has it all. If you are looking for a meal of the heart, then this is your destination. (Psarou, +30 6973393360)

Oti apomeine

Principote Mykonos

One of the island’s temples of traditional comfort food. Known everywhere for its suckling pig on a spit, which draws the locals and distinguished visitors to Ano Mera, the family tavern also maintains its reputation for the best meat, masterfully barbecued and wonderful home cooked recipes. You can visit it all summer through the end of October. (Ano Mera, +30 22890 71534 & 6944 940309, otiapomeine.gr)

With respect to the environment and the Cycladic tradition, the venue’s elegant architecture creates an enchanting setting by the sea. Principote is the ideal place to enjoy a sip of mouthwatering cocktails, prepared by expert mixologists, after a refreshing swim in the crystal-clear waters of Panormos. Indulge in the Mediterranean culinary creations of Avgeria Stapaki and her team, who carefully select P.D.O products from all over Greece. The musical ‘background’ throughout the day is provided by wandering sounds from all over the world, creating a soul uplift! Tip: The updated glamour beach boutique. (Panormos, +30 22890 77184, panormosmykonos.gr)

Pinky Beach It is dedicated to joy, relax and all day fun. Thus, lie on a sun bed and combine your swim with cocktails and champagne drinks, sea view

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Clockwise from top left: Thalassa restaurant, SantAnna.

Remezzo Definitely, the best historic gourmet restaurant bar on Mykonos you wouldn’t want to miss. Located at a magnificent spot with stunning views, the restaurant offers fine dining cuisine, serving Greek gastronomic delights, such as smoked octopus with Santorini fava and home-made pickles, shrimp “saganaki”(ramekin) with ouzo and feta cheese, open pie with leeks and goat cheese, seafood risotto with saffron and zucchini flowers and roasted lamb with wild oregano, thyme and baby potatoes traditionally wrapped in oil paper. (Polikandrioti Str., +30 22890 25700, 693 8025700, remezzomykonos.com)

Salparo In a privileged spot between Old Port and Gialos, right where the waves break, Salparo is the absolute destination for fish lovers. At the kitchen helm is Nikos Koutsoukos, who offers a menu even richer in all fresh seafood delicacies. Try the feta saganaki with tomato marmalade, shrimp pies with pastry crust and tirovolia, swordfish souvlaki and kritharoto with mussels and shrimp, while for

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dessert, try the Mykonos baklava. (Kaminaki, Chora, +30 22890 78950)

SantAnna After the successful course of Nice n' Easy and Nesaea, the restless duo of Christos Athanasiadis and Dimitris Christoforidis, sets sail for a new venture. This summer SantAnna, a special new all day vacation multispace, is added to the Mykonos Nice n’ Easy team, aspiring to become the new talk of the island. With an exclusive summer line-up and a creative kitchen, this is an experience where dance and taste prevail. Do not forget to come

Ideal settings for unforgettable, romantic and cosmopolitan nights on Mykonos with tasteful aesthetics.

every Saturday for the OAsis Brunch. (Paraga, +30 6956762847, santannamykonos.com)

Sardelaki After its success in Glyfada and Vouliagmeni, the seafood spot has arrived on Mykonos to serve a remarkable taste of the sea. Savour a salmon skewer and grilled sardines while enjoying the view of the beach in Aghia Anna (Paraga). Mussels, wonderful salads and fresh fish are always on the menu, as well as ouzo appetizers to share with your friends. (Aghia Anna, Paraga, +30 22890 28497)

Spilia Sea Side A well hidden gem for the true lovers of fresh fish who enjoy to taste it in a divine atmosphere. And that’s what serves the unique waterfront perch on the south side of the island, nestled in a cave-like cove. The setting of the natural cave is awesome, with the sea

lapping at your feet, while the fresh ingredients are the trademark of the restaurant, with live lobsters and sea urchins. It will captivate your interest with seafood suggestions and its “ace” the spaghetti with seafood and shells, while the menu also includes tasty dishes for meat eaters. (Aghia Anna, Kalafatis, +30 22890 71205, spiliarestaurant.gr)

Thalassa restaurant From the moment you arrive at the restaurant’s all white space, to the moment that the most luscious treasures of the sea appear before you, you’ll have the impression that you’re getting ready for a journey. A trip to the most delicious routes that are arrayed before you, offering creative dishes of high quality. The journey is complemented by the always fresh ingredients from a local farm, giving another positive aspect to your romantic supper. (Aphrodite Hotel, Kalafatis, +30 22890 713678, aphrodite-mykonos.com)


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Endoscopic Approach ENDOSCOPIC SURGERY IN OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY.

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he most significant contribution of Medicine to humanity, is the relief from pain, sickness and fear, as Hippocrates said centuries ago. Despite the advance of modern Medicine, patients often delay in undertaking surgery for dealing with illness, mainly because of fear of post-op pain and discomfort. For this reason, in recent years, in all surgical specialties there’s a trend to achieve the same therapeutic result with a less mutilating method, which has led to more functional techniques. With these techniques, the procedure is more targeted to the organ that is suffering, resulting in less damage to the surrounding healthy tissues. Head and neck surgery has progressed significantly in recent years, applying ever more frequently, modern endoscopic techniques in place of the classic open surgical methods. The area of the upper airway, is an ideal indication for these endoscopic techniques, because the natural passages of this particular anatomical area are used for surgical access. Endoscopic surgery in the nose and surrounding areas has led to the much more functional, without external cuts, handling of conditions such as acute or chronic sinusitis, polyps, benign and some malignant tumours, as well as scoliosis of the nasal septum. Thanks to magnification and lighting in combination with micro-tools and the use of Navigation, that is neuronavigation, when there are indications, this surgical access gives the surgeon the ability to heal the afflicted anatomical structures with precision and less risk of complications.

In the area of the larynx, due to laser endoscopic peroral surgery, which started in 1970, but has been used much more systematically in the last 25 years, there’s been a radical change in the treatment of benign conditions, as well as cancer in its early stages. So today, without external incisions or tracheotomy, it’s possible to remove these tumours. Other patient benefits include the possibility of repeat surgery in the case of local relapse, especially in cancers of the vocal cords and allows other therapeutic options in patients with a second primary head and neck tumour. It also insures a satisfactory voice quality, limited swallowing disfunction, low post-op morbidity and minimises the danger of intraoperative dispersion. In recent years, the application of peroral robotic surgery in Otorhinolaryngology has begun, which has the benefit of using a three-dimensional camera, offering the ability to estimate the depth in the surgical field and the anatomical structures with greater clarity. Additionally, the use of micro tools with an excellent rotational capacity, allows better access to difficult corners of the special anatomic space called upper airway. Its application presently is in benign conditions such as obstructive apnea in sleep and beginning stages of cancer of the pharynx and the larynx. Additionally, it has began to have a significant place in the examination of unknown primary cancer of the head and neck. The most important benefit of the application of robotic surgery for the patient, is the minimisation of post-op edema, pain, bleeding and difficulty in swallowing.

Anatoli Pataridou ENT Head & Neck Surgeon www.pataridou.gr | Open Weekdays: 10 am-9 pm, Sat.: 10 am-8 pm, 37A Kifissias Ave., Maroussi, +30 210 6803450

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STRONG AND BEAUTIFUL TEETH WITH THE HELP OF ENDODONTIC TREATMENT.

oothache on the holidays? How can it be prevented and dealt with? What happens if the teeth… complain. A great number of people experience the unpleasant sensation of toothache during the holidays. Dentist-Endodontist Constantinos Laghios offers basic instructions so this unpleasant experience doesn’t ruin the holidays. As he mentions, if there are teeth that hurt or are sensitive to hot or cold, it’s a good idea to check them clinically and with x-rays - a digital panoramic x-ray - before the summer holidays. Often, sensitivity to hot or cold might indicate the existence of caries under a filling. These teeth are likely to become painful sooner or later and it’s a good idea to fill them or do a root canal, in the case where caries are extended. Teeth that hurt not necessarily from some hot or cold stimulus, will need therapy. A feeling of heaviness or light numbness in some area of the mouth, also indicate some form of inflammation that must be checked by a dentist, even if the symptoms are transient and not very intense. Broken teeth or broken fillings, even if they don’t hurt and have occurred a long time ago without creating a problem, need to checked. Because

during the holidays we relax, there’s the possibility of a greater breakage of the tooth, accompanied by intense pain. Finally, the radiological and clinical checks by our dentist before the holidays, will diminish the possibility of disrupting our precious days of rest. However, if some tooth begins to hurt during the holidays, we must visit the dentist in the place where we’re vacationing. The early symptoms of pain, are sensitivity while biting or while teeth come in contact with each other. If the pain we feel has pulse characteristics, that is it’s a pulsing pain, then we can take a painkiller for two-three days. The anti-inflammatory action of the drugs is needed so the inflammation of the tooth pulp can subside. If the pain is deep, toward the root and feels as if the tooth is “lengthening” in the mouth, then possibly we’re dealing with an abscess in progress and we must take antibiotics as well as painkillers. The same should be done if we feel the tooth swelling. The first dose of antibiotics should be double, to have the largest possible concentration of it in the blood. Don’t forget that it takes 36-48 hours to take effect. The next step is a visit to a dentist for endodontic therapy (root canal).

Dr. Constantinos Laghios, Dental Surgeon Endodontist D.D.S., M.S. Advanced Endodontic Center • www.endodontic.org • Τ: 210 721 3597

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Veins treatments VALUABLE WELLNESS AND REJUVENATION TIPS FROM THE VASCULAR SURGEON APOSTOLOS SALIVEROS.

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he summer sun brings balance to the body and spirit. Spa Hotels offer relaxation and rejuvenation and specific treatments to escape from the daily routine. Often people with vein disease wonder if they can have all treatments in a spa or if there is a limitation to what they can do. We asked a specialist (vascular surgeon) for his advice on what treatments are suitable for people with varicose or spider veins. His advice: there are two basic rules for people with vein problems. Avoid prolonged sitting or standing and try to avoid heat or high temperatures. You should be more active and exercise moderately such as walking or swimming. You can try sports like tennis, volleyball, basketball, football. In the gym avoid heavy lifting and prefer exercises that keep your feet up. In the massage room ask them not to apply high pressure on visible veins and not use anything hot (such as hot mud or hot rocks). Instead you should prefer cryotherapies.Avoid hot tubs, prolonged sauna and hot wax hair plucking. Drink a lot of water and use moisturizer ointments. We would like to thank Dr ApostolosSaliveros for his advice. For more information on vein disease visit www.fleves.gr

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Tip to toe let it show

SUMMER MOMENTS JUST GOT MORE COLORFUL AND VIBRANT WITH MYKONAILS NAIL SALON.

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hether building a nail or a business you have to begin with a solid foundation and products you can trust. In Mykonails we believe in the excellence of our products combined with the expertise of our skilled professionals. Inspired by the islands' unique mix of tourist and local culture, our goal is to turn our clients into regulars, providing high end nail services in the cosmopolitan island of Mykonos. Embracing the islands' history, using a part of it in our signature logo, the Mykonian pelican waits to welcome you and polish you to perfection!

Info: 19 Aghias Kyriakis Str., Chora, +30 22890 77992

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Home Sweet Home THEY MAKE YOUR DREAM OF MYKONIAN HOME COME TRUE.

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or over forty years, Stavros Stavrakopoulos has dealt exclusively in Mykonos’ traditional sausages. Well versed in tradition and with a lot of passion, he still makes louza and sausages by hand, which has made him known for the quality of his products. In 2008, he won the silver medal in a Panhellenic cold meat competition in Thessaloniki. The Stavrakopoulos family continues to produce the traditional Mykonos sausages with love and technical knowhow. Vougli, tel: 22890 24018, Fabrica, tel: 22890 24028, Ornos, tel: 22890 24033

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Ninnolo Κifisia, Agiou Dimitriou 8, +30 210 8012765, Ninnolo Μykonos, Αgiou Ioannou 1, +30 2289 300998, Ninnolo Μykonos, Ano Mera Square, +30 2289 773836, Ninnolo Lemnos, Kida P. 5, +30 22540 26477 ninnolo.gr


Fun orbit. If Mykonos was a shiny planet, then these bars and clubs would be its loyal satellites. Follow their orbit to feel the energy and the unique vibes of the island. ΤΕΧΤS BY Vivi

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QUEEN CHAMPAGNE & COCKTAIL BAR The absolute champagne bar! This is the place for the premium drink lovers and people who seek its cosmopolitan feeling. Enjoy the mix of Heavy G. this summer and the most imaginative cocktails made of champagne. What else? Join this night meeting point and sip exotic handcrafted cocktails while soaking in the night vibes of Chora. Enoplon Dinameon Str., Chora, +30 6949078018, queenofmykonos.gr

QUEEN SECRET CAVIAR CHAMPAGNE Golden nights. You loved Queen Champagne bar and now is the time to adore its new private space. The new bar has led the Queen’s experience a step further. Have you ever imagined yourself drinking a champagne cocktail while enjoying Russian caviar and the shisha aromas? Well, this is your chance to make it a reality. Enoplon Dinameon Str., Chora

ELIA BEACH BAR Made for dreamers! You can have one of its imaginative cocktails early with your meal or later as the first night’s drink. No matter the time, the desire to taste one more never stops. After an Apple Spritz or a Champagne Daisy, a Dolce Verde or a Lychee Martini, there are many more to keep you here at the lounge beach bar with the all-white setting. Elia beach, +30 2289 071204, eliamykonos.gr

JACKIE O’ BEACH BAR

CAVO PARADISO Dance the night away! That’s a feeling, a mood and a promise here. And the thousands of people who come to enjoy some of the greatest dj sets will ensure that. World famous for its parties, it’s the most celebrated club in Greece in the music industry, while all party fans wait impatiently for its full moon party in August. Note that you can choose its new space upstairs to organize your special event. Paradise, day phone: +30 22890 27205, club phone: +30 22890 27205, reservations of the day: +30 6948504989, cavoparadiso.gr

BUDDHA BAR BEACH Spiritual inspiration! Are you waiting for the night when dj Ravin is going to take over the decks (28/7)? Save also the dates for all the great summer line up and get the most out of the unique music and drink experience that the Buddha Bar Baeach offers. Admire the sunset as well listening to the most updated dj sets and tasting cocktails with fresh ingredients. Santa Marina, A Luxury Collection Resort, Ornos Bay, +30 22890 23220, buddhabarbeachmykonos.gr

PINKY BEACH La vie en rose! Not in France, but on the Island of the Winds. And Pinky Beach is the perfect setting to indulge in joy, relaxation and all day fun. Thus, lie on a sun bed and combine your swim with cocktails and champagne drinks, sea view and exhilarating beats along with classic or exotic delicacies. What’s missing? A bottle of champagne. Super Paradise, +30 22890 26459, pinky-beach.com

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Design spot. This is the result when island architecture meets fun from many aspects. Extraordinary events, dance music, refreshing cocktails to keep you cool all night long, gourmet tastes and all that in a contemporary scenery that demands a lot of selfies. Feel the vibes of the unique bar, flex your moves on the dance floor and do not forget to visit the Oyster bar. Super Paradise, +30 22890 77298, jackieobeach.com

SANTANNA The arrival! Many things have been said about it and many more are anticipated from it. The reason is that it invites us to a multi-space with an exclusive summer line-up and a creative kitchen, where dance and taste prevail. From Alex Cruz and Jonas Saalbach to Luca Musto and Stacey Pullen, music is in the air here. SantAnna will revolutionize the way you listen to music on the beach. Aghia Anna (Paraga), +30 6956762847, santannamykonos.com

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PRINCIPOTE MYKONOS The beach hangout! Located on the island’s most beautiful beach, Panormos, the already successful Principote creates the perfect setting for an all-day experience, featuring a bohemian chic atmosphere, refreshing signature cocktails by the best mixologists and original dishes inspired by Mediterranean cuisine. panormosmykonos.gr

SCARPA More music please! Boasting great view on Little Venice, this small and trendy bar is famous for its fresh cocktails. With the finest selection of house vibes and youthful crowd, Scarpa catches the essence of the island and offers unforgettable nights with the best Greek djs. And when you are not there, grab its 2017 summer compilation available on all digital stores. Little Venice, +30 22890 23294

NEMO Summer in a glass! Literally. This is the brand new place where you can enjoy cool smoothies all day just before your first cocktails. And there are plenty of them, from the classics to more inspired tastes. One for every mood, one for every night that you spend in Kalo Livadi beach enjoying the fresh scenery of Nemo with relaxing views of the sea. Kalo Livadi, +30 22890 72480, nemomykonos.com


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SPILIA SEA SIDE Iconic romance! It is not only for the seafood dishes that you will come here. It is the extraordinary scenery right next to the sea which seems magical. When lit, it is as if it came out of a fairy-tale. Ideal for a night out of the box drinking imaginative cocktails from the bar while admiring the view and the location. You may instantly feel like being alone in the twilight, but the music and the dancing will quickly bring you back to the party reality. Aghia Anna, Kalafatis, +30 22890 71205, spiliarestaurant.gr

LIASTI Italian-Greek lounge! Relax with a cocktail under the summer sounds of dj Hoes admiring the environment of Lia beach. Here, the party rhythms begin quite early with dancing, Mediterranean tastes to accompany your drinks with and really good mood. And when the sun goes down, the party begins with music and dance under the stars all night long. Lia, +30 22890 72150, liasti.com

CAPRICE BAR Aegean balcony. Cosmopolitan and unique, built in the traditional Cycladic way, using gentle simple lines and subtle curves, it creates a perfect blend of innovative setup style, combined with classic elegance literally by the sea. While the night slowly sets, the spirits get louder with its famous cocktails going round, made and decorated in the most imaginative way. Little Venice, +30 22890 23541, capriceofmykonos.com

TOY ROOM Let’s play the night! This is the successful international import in the entertainment space, or in other word, the Toy Room club, which already has created quite a stir with its presence in the Island of the Winds. Whether dancing on the dance floor-or on the tables- or enjoying a concoction prepared by some of the top mixologists in town, Toy Room’s guests feel as part of an exclusive, blessed family while partying their nights away. Little Venice, +30 6944 38 5959, toyroommykonos.com

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For nightcrawlers. Bao’s is the little island opposite Little Venice on Mykonos. Everyone with an appetite for partying and fun will head to the bar, named after the small island and the great Pirate George Bao. Boasting the signature of designer Pavlos Ninios, it has all that it takes to be loved and appreciated for its looks and atmosphere. Of course, the Cycladic style has been retained and the colour white is predominantly used as a backdrop. Little Venice, +30 22890 26505, baosmykonos.com

ASTRA All time classic! Celebrating its 30th anniversary, it proves its classic presence in time and style. Its history has been written in its consistent characteristics, and in its famous guests, such as the rock legend Keith Richards and Monaco’s young royalty Andrea Casiraghi. And it is still receiving great success with its hip music, the rock influences, the special events and fashion evenings which attract among others, Greek and foreign showbiz personalities. Chora, +30 22890 24767, astramykonos.com

REMEZZO The new age of fun! Boasting new spectacular events, it welcomes you to a great Greek dinner under the sunset and to the party which always comes next. Then head at the historical restaurant and cocktail bar and make your own unforgettable memories in its renovated and exquisite scenery totally in white. This is a place for the art of entertainment. So, make sure that you will be part of Remezzo’s legendary nights. Polikandrioti Str., Chora, +30 22890 25700, 6938025700 remezzo-mykonos.com

BILL & COO LOUNGE BAR Cosmopolitan aesthetics. Blend the energy of summer with mouth teasing flavors and quench your thirst with exotic tastes in extraterrestrial scenery. The light and refreshing signature cocktails of Bill & Coo Lounge Bar are served within a stylish yet unpretentious and relaxed ambience by the pool. Bill & Coo Lounge Bar prepares an array of island-style cocktails and light snacks, perfect for those Mykonian sunsets with an ocean view. Bill & Coo Suites & Lounge, Megali Ammos, +30 22890 26292, bill-coo-hotel.com

GALLERAKI Cocktail memories. We all have some of them from the historical bar, with the sea literally at your feet. Taste the delicious cocktails made only with the freshest fruit and post your experience at “We Star it”, the new social “meeting point”. After 27 successful years, Galleraki is widely known and appears in the most famous holiday sites in the world. You can enjoy the scenic setting sun sipping various cocktails, such as frozen daquiries or the legendary “Katerinaki cocktail” for which Galleraki is famous. Choose your favorite drink from the inspired menu and share your Galleraki moments in the double-storied building with your company and everybody else. Little Venice, +30 22890 27188, westarit. com/about-galleraki-coctail-barmykonos


CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: RELAX AT THE BILL & COO LOUNGE BAR, GET THRILLED BY THE BRAND NEW SANTANNA AND ITS ELEVATED MUSIC SCENE, GET "LOST" IN THE COCKTAIL MENU OF THE NEW NEMO, ENJOY THE ALL DAY SETTING OF PINKY BEACH, DANCE AS MUCH AS YOU CAN AT CAVO PARADOSI, INDULGE IN BUDDHA BAR BEACH NIGHT RHYTHMS, FIND OUT WHAT'S GOING ON AT NIGHTS AT SPILIA SEASIDE

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What a feeling! IN THE ENCHANTING BAY OF LIA, LIASTI BEACH RESORT UNFOLDS THE SECRETS OF THE SUMMER. DISCOVER THEM!

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n the heart of the Greek myth, where time has stopped and space pavilion and the experienced hands of the specialised staff for face and body remains authentic and unchanged, Liasti Beach Resort reveals an care, to the carefree wandering between clothes, accessories and jewellery oasis of relaxation and refined entertainment from exclusive international brands. In the twilight that will bring you here again and again. hour, the light, flavourful suggestions of the day In a tasteful setting, with a cafe, bar, and the aperitifs on the beach, give way to unique restaurant, lounge space, relaxation corner and a flavours of Mediterranean and international cuisine, boutique with select fashion items, this summer served at tables with a view of the sea. Seafood paradise, fills your days in the cosmopolitan and carpaccio, meat, fish, vegetables on the grill, island of Mykonos, with unique flavours, colours accompanied by select sparkling wines and sweet and aromas, offering unforgettable moments of temptations, transform supper time into an authentic pleasure, from morning to night. The day here goes experience, that’s completed with music by well from the golden sands and the bright blue waters known artists and dancing under the magical, starry of one of the most beautiful beaches on the island, sky. Tomorrow, begins a new, pleasurable day at Lia, +30 22890 72150, liasti.com the Liasti Beach Resort. Don’t miss it! to the zones of comfort and coolness of a discreet

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Beaches. 24 hours opeN Any time is a good time to find yourself right next or in the water. And Mykonos offers plenty of options to spend all day in one or different beaches making the most out of them. Are you ready? The clock is ticking! ΤΕΧΤ BY Vivi

Vourtsa, PHOTOS BY Giannis Dimotsis


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Protected from both northerly and southerly winds, the beach is divided in two by some gentle rocks and boasts the stunning sunset featured in the 1989 film, Shirley Valentine. Among the beach’s strong points is the interesting seabed towards the right, ideal for snorkeling, the very fine pebbles that are perfect for natural reflexology and for barefoot luxury lovers. TIME FOR: the new dishes of the chef Ntinos Fotinakis at the enchanting Taverna of the Bill & Coo Coast (billcoo-hotel.com)

Panormos

The beach has a wild beauty, while its horse-

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shoe shape is unique, with its colours changing throughout the day. This ex hippy and nudist haunt is reminiscent of old Mykonos, while the wanna be «inhabitants» of Principote Mykonos welcome its new era (+30 22890 77184). TIME TO: head for the quiet right edge of the horse shoe for carefree splashes.

Psarou

It has been experiencing glory days since the 1980s, setting the summer’s trends and defining the concept of luxury living on Mykonos. It boasts warm waters even from the early spring. The road is quite narrow with sharp turns and requires attention.

PINKY BEACH, SUPER PARADISE

IT MAY BE THE FIRST COCKTAIL, BUT IT WILL NOT BE THE LAST AT PRINCIPOTE MYKONOS, PANORMOS


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AGHIOS SOSTIS

< AN AUTHENTIC BOHEMIAN BEACH REVEALS A DIFFERENT FACE OF MYKONOS TO THOSE WHO ARE WILLING TO SPEND SUNNY DAYS ON IT.

TIME FOR: …you to see and be-seen. Especially when you have some time to enter the design world of Callista and its elegant summer bags and accessories, located at Nammos Village.

Kalo Livadi

One of the island’s best organized beaches with a strong cosmopolitan feel, covers every entertainment and taste expectation on a long blonde sandy beach with green-blue clear water, abundant umbrellas, sunbeds and watersports. TIME FOR: the perfect pampering. And that’s why you should arrive here before noon and secure a place at the new Nemo (+30 22890 72480, nemomykonos.com)

Elia

There is a spacious parking, a lifeguard and water-sports school that offers a lot of choice for more active beachgoers. It is better to visit it on days with a north wind for calm waters. TIME TO: revive that something bohemian hidden in you at Elia beach barrestaurant (eliamykonos.gr).

Fokos & Myrsini

Even though buses don’t reach this beach, it still attracts quite a crowd. Picturesque and calm with the island’s coldest waters, Fokos still remains an untouched treasure. Located right after the artificial lake

of Marathi, the beach is quite seriously affected by the north winds. Next to it, Myrsini with crystalclear green waters, is another small, sandy gem that takes you away from the island’s cosmopolitan vibe. TIME TO: come closer to nature. Wake up early to enjoy the ride and spend some time at both of them.

Aghios Sostis

No make-up, bars, shops, tourist enterprises or sunbeds. With wonderful deep blue water, it favors snorkeling fans. Here you will see celebrity and anonymous nudists, as well as locals. Best from May to mid-July and then in September; avoid the

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August meltemi winds, which make conditions unwelcoming. TIME FOR: a close look at the deep from 9 in the morning till 5 in the afternoon when the sun is bright.

Kapari

A ten-minute walk from Aghios Ioannis and you will arrive at one of the island’s last heavens. Nudists and old Mykonos devotees gather here daily, while the concept of organization is completely absent. Dive into the sea from the smooth rocks at the end of the beach. TIME FOR: a bit of privacy and romance after dark.

Ftelia

Starting from Chora, take a right turn at the crossroads to discover the ideal surfing destination and admire a performance offered by the virtuoso surfers. When it is not windy, the

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landscape is reminiscent of a lagoon and the beach is frequented by a number of locals and artists. TIME FOR: a quick rest before you grab your board -or camera- again at Ftelia Castaway (+30 22890 72466, ftelia-restaurant.gr)

Kalafatis

This is one of the island’s

MINGLE WITH THE CROWD, FORGET ABOUT THE TIME AND HAVE A FRENZY NIGHT PARTY. LIASTI, LIA BEACH

03:00 IT’S ALL ABOUT MUSIC AND DANCING RIGHT NOW, SUPER PARADISE

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biggest beaches and even when crowded, it offers a sense of space which is ideal for families. Sports lovers would not change it for the world; you can try everything from jet skiing and banana boat rides, to parachuting and diving. The sand is quite pebbly. TIME FOR: a diving lesson by world record holder Waldemar Foit at his W-Diving school (mykonosdiving.com)

Lia

A small bay with deep crystal waters protected from the strong northerly winds which is ideal for snorkeling. This is the alternative preferred by celebrities who arrive by boat. For a more secluded experience walk over the rocks to reach the neighboring Tigani beach. TIME FOR: an authentic experience of fun next to the waves at Liasti beach barrestaurant (liasti.com).


Ornos

The island’s most popular family beach attracting all types of tourists, Greek families and quite a few locals. The natural barrier created by the settlement’s houses blocks the strong north wind which often pounds the island, while the south wind does not affect the sea since the bay, while large, is closed and protected. Ornos’ long sandy beach has numerous restaurants and café-bars with tables all the way to the sand. TIME TO: experience the first and only Buddha Bar Beach at Santa

Marina Resort & Villas (santamarina.gr).

Aghia Anna (Kalafatis)

Drive a bit further past Kalafatis or walk a few minutes to find the somewhat hidden little beach. With clean, emerald waters and sand that continues some distance into the sea, the beach is embraced by ancient Divounia, which act as wind breakers for its calm and velvet sandy beach. TIME FOR: the farmto-table Greek Island cuisine served at the Nesaea restaurant with the

philosophy of Nice n’ Easy restaurants (+30 22890 72130) and for a dinner at the natural setting of Spilia Seaside (+30 22890 71205, spiliarestaurant.gr).

traditional recipes at noon at Agrari Beach Restaurant (agraribeach.gr)

Agrari

A landmark holiday destination for every teenager, “Super” has nurtured generations with frenzied parties and neverending fun. Access by car is good, while the last incline before the parking is difficult. TIME FOR: exhilarating beats and fusion or exotic delicacies until late at night. The perfect settings are Pinky Beach. (pinkybeach.com) and Jackie O’

On the south side of the island, Agrari introduce its charm and calmness. It has sun loungers and water sports and can also be accessed by small boats from Platis Gialos. The beach’s right-hand side, by the rocks, is ideal for diving and playing games in the clear blue water. TIME TO: taste local appetizers and share

Super Paradise

Beach Club & Restaurant (jackieobeach.com)

Paraga

It is the first beach on the island to open and the last to close, since its favorable orientation guarantees warm days from May to October. There is easy parking at both entrances: from Aghia Anna and just before Paradise. TIME TO: taste the traditional dishes at Tasos taverna (+30 22890 23002) and the bohemian style of Scorpios enjoying its vibes until the small hours (scorpiosmykonos.com)

08:30 FOR A VERY EARLY SWIMMING TO WAKE UP IN FULL ENERGY AND WELLNESS, AGRARI

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Megali Ammos

Free of umbrellas and sun loungers, the beach is ideal for a quick dip for those who want to keep within a safe distance from the Chora. Accessible even on foot, the golden beach with fine sand and northerly winds is also a great place for windsurfing. And a luxurious stay with high dining. TIME FOR: diving in the unique pool of Bill & Coo Suites & Lounge (bill-coohotel.com).

Platis Gialos

Protected from the winds and beautiful albeit packed, Platis Gialos is fairly developed. Its big plus is its sporty character and the plethora of restaurants and

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hotels that line the beach. Do not miss out on the opportunity to learn how to water ski on its calm waters. TIME FOR: jet ski exercises in the afternoon avoiding the very hot hours (mykonoswatersports.gr).

Aghios Stefanos

This long golden beach is ideal for those who wish to avoid high society, admire the magnificent views of the Small Delos islands and enjoy a magical sunset with the locals. If you feel like adventurous, keep driving towards the protected Houlakia beach. Swim to the small cove behind the rocky shoreline and benefit from this idyllic location despite the strong winds.

TIME FOR: very romantic moments during the twilight. Enjoy them dining at the Grace Restaurant (gracehotels.com)

Houlakia

A beautiful beach with golden sands and emerald waters, only 4 km north of the capital. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a protected beach of natural beauty, divided in two parts. The

ARE YOU READY TO MAKE A GREAT IMPRESSION ON THE BEACH? WELL, THIS IS EXACTLY THE PLACE TO DO IT.


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left combines a small cove with a small beach. The right side is full of big round multicoloured pebbles. TIME FOR: seclusion and a bit of "The Blue Lagoon" feeling.

Rhenia

Hidden caves and virgin beaches await those who get there by boat. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s four unique and isolated beaches with golden-white sand and crystal clear waters with blue-green colour on the island: Glyfada, Stena, Lia and Ambelia. TIME FOR: bringing out the adventurer inside you.

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Korfos

At Korfos beach, you encounter intense winds that create the most

adventurous waves, the perfect setting for kitesurfing. TIME TO: Test your skills guided by the instructors of Kite Mykonos (kitemykonos.com).

Aghia Anna (Paraga)

A sandy beach wedged between Paraga and Platis Gialos, Aghia Anna is a good choice for those who want some seclusion. It still maintains, to a degree, the image of a quiet, family beach, functioning as a discharging point from its two noisy neighbors. The beach faces southwest and gets the sun until late, offering the opportunity for longterm sunbathing before or after enjoying the authentic recipes of Nikolas taverna

(nikolas-taverna.com) or the delicious sea food mezes of the brand new Sardelaki (+30 211 4021195). TIME FOR: the frenziest dancing at the new SantAnna (+30 6956 762847, santannamykonos.com).

Paradise

It is among the first of the islandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hot spots to strongly support the nudist dogma. Numerous beach bars are lined on the beach, inspiring people to get up and dance. The beach is also accessible by sea on small boats (caiques) which depart from Ornos and Platis Gialos. TIME TO: spend a joyful night at Cavo Paradiso with a dazzling dj programme. (cavoparadiso.gr)

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Matters of beauty TRAVELLING IN GREECE FOR YOUR SUMMER VACATIONS, WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING FOR IS SEA SUN SAND. BUT, WHAT WOULD YOU SAY IF YOU GAVE THESE THREE S A NEW DIMENSION? SOFT SURGERY SOLUTIONS.

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elcome to the land that transformed beauty from a goddess of the Greek pantheon to a science! In Greece in the last ten years, Medicine is evolving, developing and getting new dimensions, reaching a point where we can speak of Aesthetic Medicine in Greece. With certified and specialised doctors in Aesthetic Medicine, Greece is now a key destination for aesthetic therapies and procedures of every kind. Even for you, who doesn’t want to contemplate the word surgery, in the land of Aphrodite you’ll find SOFT SURGERY SOLUTIONS, where with no blood or pain you’ll see your life and your mood transformed! Are you already searching for a place that you can have such an experience? The directions are simple. In the centre of Athens, at Kipseli Square 15, the eye surgeon and lecturer at the Italian University of Camerino (MASTER IN AESTHETIC SURGERY), doctor Sotiris Tsioumas, will welcome you and will suggest the right solution, with no blood or pain. You have many choices from a range of aesthetic services (botox, mesotherapy, HLH THERAPY- Hybrid Lifting Homologous- by Tsioumas Sotirios, hyaluronic acid, autologous threads,

bloodless blepharoplasty), which doctor Tsioumas has the knowledge and experience to perform. We suggest the best for best results. For more information: www.ofthalmoplastiki.gr. For the reader who is a doctor and wants to learn about Aesthetic Medicine in Greece, the article doesn’t stop here. Learn, get informed, take part in SAMNAS ( www.samnas.gr), the world community of Aesthetic Medicine that’s in Greece and expand your horizons, discovering the potential and the family of Aesthetic Medicine. Don’t miss the opportunity to meet and talk with the experts of the field on 17 and 18 of November, 2017, when the 2nd International Conference of Aesthetic Medicine and Soft Surgery & Workshops will be held in Athens, at the Eugenides Foundation. (www.softsurgeryconference2017.com). And because Greece is an experience, on November 19, after the closing of the conference, you can choose between two trips, Day Trip to Athens – Acropolis or Day Trip to Nafplion, 1st Capital of Greece, to learn about the hidden Greek paradises. If you want to experience or if you want to practice Aesthetic Medicine services, you’re in the country which took the idea and made it a fact! See you in Greece!

TSIOUMAS SOTIRIOS. Eye surgeon, President SAMNAS - Society Aesthetic Med­icine non ablative surgery, Lecturer Aesthetic Medicine at the Unive­rsity of Camerino, International trainner in Soft Surgery, Author of Manual of Aesthetic medicine and non ablative surgery. Email: ofthalmoplastiki@hotmail.com, Tel: 210.8825132

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The Numeracy of Aesthetics LASERS AND ENERGY-BASED DEVICES IN DEMAND.

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asers and other energy-based technologies (EBDs) play a major role in a wide range of medical treatments in Plastic Surgery and Cosmetic Dermatology. Combined treatments constitute the latest trend and the most powerful therapeutic alternative in the constantly evolving field of Aesthetic Medicine. In our daily practice, we follow the motto “one plus one equals three”, since most frequently, no single technology or action can achieve the optimal results. But is there a panacea? As new modalities and approaches are introduced to the aesthetic medical world routinely, identifying the medical indications, choosing the right medical devices and recommending the leading protocols, are the keys that really make the difference. Among the most popular cosmetic procedures worldwide are laser hair removal, face and body rejuvenation, active acne and acne scars handling, along with non-surgical body sculpturing or lipolysis. Other practices also rising in the aesthetic front on an ongoing basis, are laser tattoo removal, lasers for vascular and pigmented lesions, skin tightening, stretch marks improvement, as well as post-surgical and post-traumatic scars and noninvasive hair restoration. Patients recognize the effectiveness, convenience and safety of these treatments. Both lasers and energy sources have become the gold standard for medical aesthetics, with minimal downtime, and minimal to no associated pain. The term “combination therapies” encompasses a wide range of possibilities though. Nowadays, the advanced approaches of skin resurfacing, skin remodeling or skin tightening embody injectable treatments, such as biodegradable dermal fillers, neurotoxins and autologous regenerative factors (PRP, lipofillers). Since this other variety of “treatment-tools” intensifies the actions of lasers and EBDs, but also targets different parts of the pathway mechanisms, it is self-evident how managing our clients needs with these alternate protocols helps us maximize the overall results. Laser Touch is a modern Aesthetic Plastic Surgery & Dermatology clinic that provides facial and body medical services utilizing state-of-the-art medical equipment in the field of lasers and EBDs. We are dedicated to upholding the highest quality standards in reconstructive surgery, cosmetic plastic surgery, and non-surgical aesthetics, to include an optimal balance of artistry with the most sophisticated medical advances. The unique medical team consists of Plastic Surgeons, Dermatologists and other Skin Experts, committed to the best of your skin’s interest! Stefanos Kourantzis | Plastic Surgeon, Founder & CEO Laser Touch 7 Ventiri Str. (Hilton) Athens Τ: +30 210 7294440 F: +30 210 7294442 Ε: info@lasertouch.gr U: lasertouch.gr

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Stairway to the stars

Luxurious hotels, glamorous resorts, spa heavens, traditional hideaways, down-town destinations: whatever suits you this summer, the hotel scene of the island has you covered for any preference or desire. ΤΕΧΤS BY Elena

Mathiopoulou

Places for being well BILL & COO SUITES & LOUNGE A romantic oasis over Megali Ammos where minimalist design meets sheer relaxation. A distinguished member of the Leading Hotels of the World, Bill & Coo Suites and Lounge is a peaceful, stunning, paradisiacal haven of luxury. Stretching its discreet luxury across 30 unique, magnificently-styled suites, this 5 star Mykonian hotel will make you feel

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you are in your own private hideaway. The hotel also boasts a massage room next to the fully-equipped gym, an infinity pool with countless stars, a romantic Lounge Bar, as well as the island’s best gourmet restaurant that serves culinary perfections of exceptional taste crafted by chef Michalis Kikis from fresh, organic ingredients. Megali Ammos, +30 22890 26292-4, bill-coo-hotel.com

SEMELI HOTEL

KENSHO Sea, light, sky, comfort, blue, harmony, mind, experience. Words that by themselves stimulate the senses, eloquently describe the atmospheric setting that’s been created in Ornos beach. Designed with natural materials and traditional Mykonian techniques, the boutique hotel welcomes us, all in white, in a dreamy landscape with state-of-the-art


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services. Authentic furniture from famous designers give a unique character to each of the 10 suites and 25 rooms, combining culture with art and history, in the Aegeanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s liveliest island. The Spa Centre ushers us into a world of rejuvenation and wellbeing, while the restaurant serves at its amazing terrace unexpected flavors, signed by Chef de Cuisine George Stylianoudakis. Ornos Beach, +30 22890 29001 & 78788, kenshomykonos.com

SEMELI HOTEL

BILL & COO SUITES & LOUNGE

Glamorous resorts and attractive boutique hotels on the cocmopolitan island provide you with every luxury and comfort you may desire, offering a unique lifestyle summer experience.

In perfect harmony with the Mykonian architecture, Semeli is one of the few hotels in the heart of Chora, that combines luxury with tradition, offering unique moments of relaxation and calm, just a few metres from the vibrant island centre. The modern design and the unique aesthetic in its interior, is implemented with brand name furniture, special lights, double glazing for total sound insulation and luxurious living rooms. In the food department, Thioni Restaurant is considered one of the best on the island, with international and local cuisine, while the hotelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Spa is the absolute destination for wellness and relaxation. Chora, +30 22890 27466-7, 27471-2, semelihotel.gr

GRACE MYKONOS A beautiful, boutique hotel that offers comfort and pampering, boasts stunning ocean views, and is dedicated to spoiling its guests. The graceful coexistence of

traditional architectural elements and local craftsmanship with modern facilities and simple but elegant design touches is apparent throughout the property, representing Mykonos accommodation at its very best. The reception area, the stylish pool-side area adjacent to the Grace bar and restaurant, the refreshing spa and the gym, along with the close proximity to Aghios Stefanos beach, combine to make this one of the most sought-after beach hotels on Mykonos as well as a special holiday and romantic honeymoon destination. Aghios Stefanos, +30 22890 20000, gracehotels.com

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Beach front

SANTA MARINA RESORT & VILLAS

PETASOS BEACH RESORT & SPA This luxurious newly renovated fivestar hotel, member of the Small Luxury Hotels group, Petasos stands majestically on a private peninsula offering unlimited class, impeccable taste, seductive luxury, and stunning sea views of the Aegean for a setting of unique privacy and relaxation. The luxury rooms and suites, each one tastefully decorated and equipped with deluxe amenities, exude a sense of elegance and sophistication. The a la carte V.I.P. restaurant, with its unique impressive dome and magnificent views of the Aegean, offers exquisite international fusion creations with Asian and sushi influences and an impeccable service. Le Club Restaurant and the Pool Bar provide the setting for unforgettable experiences, while the 500 sqm Aqua Marine Spa offers revitalizing therapies, treatments and thalassotherapy that will ensure you regain your equilibrium and find your inner peace. Platis Yialos, +30

APHRODITE BEACH RESORT

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MYKONOS GRAND HOTEL & RESORT Inspirationally conceived to capture the essence of the surrounding natural wonders, this luxury beach resort is the perfect setting for rare moments of romance, adventure and excitement. Providing guests with personalized services of the highest standard, the resort offers luxurious accommodation in a serene environment of traditional Cycladic architecture and a sense of romance. The Althea Spa Center, the stone-build amphitheater ideal for yoga and pilates sessions, the tennis courts, the swimming pool and the refurbished Technogym Fitness Center are also available to revitalize your body and mind. The Dolphins of Delos Restaurantâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s opulent dining room offers dramatic, open-air dining with panoramic sea views that add to the enjoyment of the delicious meals, while the White Bar welcomes its guests

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with refreshing cocktails and a dramatic outdoor terrace with a telescope to admire the impressive views of the bay. Aghios Ioannis, +30 22890 25555, mykonosgrand.gr

APHRODITE BEACH RESORT A relaxing getaway where you are always greeted with the familiar comforts of home. As a 4-star accommodation at Kalafatis Beach, the resort offers its guests a wide variety of services and facilities, giving them the choice to indulge in a myriad of experiences to complement their stay. Aphrodite Beach Resort is built amphitheatrically right in front of a unique one mile long and white-sanded beach with crystal clear waters. It feautures a spacious swimming pool that faces the sea, main bar, pool bar, beach bar, restaurant in main building, beach front a

Indulge in the sophisticated side of authentic Mykonian luxury in glamorous boutique hotels and resorts that showcase the finest in highend design, exceptional service and astonishing views of the Aegean.


iconic sunset, the venue truly comes to life, with world-renowned DJs spinning stimulating beats and exceptional Buddha Bar mixologists serving inspired cocktails into the night. On July 20th, DJ Yiannis Sartzetakis will turn the party into an unforgettable experience, while on 28th of the same month you’ll have the opportunity to meet DJ Ravin, Buddha Bar legend and one of the creators of the successful Buddha Bar. Ornos, +30 22890 23220, santa-marina.gr

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Avaton is much more than a unique location. It’s that special place where strong impressions become deep emotions, where unpretentious luxury, exquisite style and absolute privacy are taken to a new dimension. Much more than a luxury beach resort, Avaton is a haven of best-in-class accommodations, exclusive spa privileges and supreme personal, heart-felt services that explore the uncharted reaches of genuine hospitality. Is a dream vacation paradise that sums up everything Mykonos is famous for and at the same time a secluded destination where discerning guests can pause and meditate, so that they can fully experience the wonder and mystical aura of this magical island. Elia Beach, +30 22890 76100, myconianavaton.gr

la carte restaurant “Thalassa”, 3 chapels for weddings, tennis court, gym and Jacuzzi positioning it among Resorts with the best 4-star Resort facilities on Mykonos and Cyclades. Kalafatis Beach, +30 22890 71367 & 71368, aphrodite-mykonos.com

SANTA MARINA RESORT & VILLAS Set overlooking the iconic Ornos Bay, Santa Marina Resort & Villas, a Luxury Collection Resort, crucially commands the private beach, making its transparent turquoise waters and white silk sands a genuine sanctuary from the public eye. A worldwide reference in the fields of gastronomy, hospitality, mixology and music, the legendary Buddha Bar Beach offers a unique dining & lifestyle summer experience on a breathtaking beachfront location. During Mykonos’

MYCONIAN UTOPIA RESORT From its décor inspired by the surrounds overlooking Elia beach, to the sheer beauty of fiery sunsets over the vast Aegean merging seamlessly with the star-studded infinity pool, Utopia delights with its artful fusion of nature and design. Designed for true connoisseurs, this Relais & Chateaux has become a firm favorite with couple and honeymooners who seek a romantic getaway in a perfect setting, attended to with a service that is at once private and personal, discreet and attentive. The luxurious suites and villas that offer every comfort are complemented by a variety of dining options and relaxing thalasso spa treatments. Elia Beach, +30 22890 76060, myconianutopia.gr

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By design BILL & COO COAST SUITES The new Bill & Coo Coast Suites is located in a unique spot in Ai Yiannis, which embraces the sea, facing the sacred island of Delos, the magnificent sunset and the blue seascape of the Aegean. Its 15 roomy suites, almost touching the beach, are a case study in immediacy without losing their sense of refinement. Whether 30 or 45 square meters in size with private pools, all the suites share the luminous white of the walls, wooden details and bespoke furniture, which give an artistic touch to the spaces created by K-Studio. As for the culinary experience, meet Mediterranean gastronomic traditions at their best with inspired dishes created by the talented chef Ntinos Fotinakis and his team at the Taverna. Aghios Ioannis, +30 22890 26292, bill-coo-hotel.com

EN LEFKO SUITES Designed with your ultimate relaxation in mind and offering breath-taking views of the Aegean and neighboring Cycladic islands, En Lefko Suites are the perfect holiday refuge for those who appreciate abstract elegance and respect for traditional architecture. The luxury hotel offers 24 dazzling white suites with

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exquisite architecture and minimal design that capture the senses from the very first moment. From the moment you arrive on the island to the moment of your final farewell, the specially-trained staff and experienced field agents of En Lefko Suites are at your service to provide a wide range of personalized services, from offering upto-date information and recommendations to planning unforgettable days and nights, making even your wildest dreams come true. Aleomandra Ornou, +30 22890 26814,

Infinity pools, exquisite views, stunning suites and over-the-top experiences for all senses. These are the ingredients that dreams are made of.

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PORTES MYKONOS An exquisite, all suites and villas Cycladic complex, created for those who value intimacy combining luxury within a serene ambience, Portes Mykonos is the perfect scenery for an extraordinary vacation experience. Boasting a privileged location just 2 km away from Mykonos Chora and 850 m. from Psarou, the spectacular property offers the perfect escape for exclusivity, intimate privacy and sheer luxury. Start your day with a luscious breakfast in bed, lose track of time soaking in your private pool and feel pampered with a relaxing massage at the mini spa suite. Laze around the large swimming

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glamorous design, impressive fabrics with patterns inspired by the 1960’s, wooden floors and luxurious bathrooms. Indulge in high-end services, delicious meals at the Plate restaurant with views of the famous windmills, refreshing cocktails at the Breeze In and Breeze Out bars, as well as fitness sessions at the fully-equipped Healthclub and enjoy the finest in island hospitality. Kato Muloi, +30 22890 22230, mykonostheoxenia.com

ANDRONIKOS The laid back Mediterranean environment, the genuine Greek hospitality along with the exclusive luxury services make this beautiful boutique hotel a destination in itself. Wrapped in a typical Aegean aesthetic, the hotel’s rooms and suites exude an international contemporary concept with pop touches, while the Cocoon and Blue rooms offer spiritual harmony materialized in curves and natural materials such as pebbles, bamboo and wood. Follow the gorgeous sunset at the Sky Bar, enjoy a refreshing cocktail by the pool at the Orange Blue Bar, taste the delicious creations prepared with pure and organic ingredients at the awarded Lady Finger Restaurant or indulge in a soothing massage therapy or a rejuvenating facial treatment at the Earth Spa. Drafaki, +30 22890 24231, andronikos.gr

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pool, while sipping a colorful cocktail from the pool bar and enjoy your dinner of Mediterranean tastes by the pool or from the privacy of your balcony. Glastros, +30 22890 77774, portesmykonos.com

MYKONOS THEOXENIA When you carry the architectural heritage of the great Aris Konstantinidis, reviving the 1960’s glam and sharing the Design Hotels™ philosophy, then your dynamic presence in the hospitality sector will stand the test of time. In an atmosphere of timeless sophistication, this attractive boutique hotel provides you with every luxury and comfort you may desire:

KIVOTOS Under the cerulean blue of the cloudless Aegean sky, wrapped in the emerald waters of Ornos bay, and enjoying gaspinducing views of the infinite horizon, Kivotos peacefully, yet imperiously nestles above its own private beach. Masterfully built along a rocky slope, it dazzles with the spectacular architecture and interior design of its rooms, suites and private villa, its stunning collection of contemporary artworks and antiques, exceptional bespoke service, and ultra-convenient location, merely few minutes away from Mykonos Town. This 5-star iconic hotel gracefully, yet powerfully reflects a sophisticated artsy elegance, unparalleled luxury and posh exclusivity, unveiling a world-class beachfront resort for the travelling elite. Ornos Bay, +30 22890 24094, kivotosmykonos.com

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LETO A unique hotel known for its perfect location on the coastal road of the old port, in the centre of Chora. Since 1953, when it was the first A-class hotel on the island, Leto has been offering high quality services and facilities. It is built in the neoclassical style and consists of 25 tastefully furnished rooms, all of which have a balcony overlooking the port of Mykonos and the enchanting Aegean Sea beyond.

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The management and the friendly, welltrained staff are always at your service in order to make your stay an enjoyable and unforgettable leisure experience all year round. For gastronomy lovers, Natura restaurant recommends Mediterranean recipes with a twist made from fresh, organic ingredients. Chora, +30 22890 22207, letohotel.com

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all traveler’s needs, while the restaurant serves authentic Greek and Mediterranean mouthwatering dishes, at very affordable rates and fast service. Chora, +30 22890 23457 & 24112, elenamykonos.com

ABSOLUT MYKONOS SUITES & MORE Not Only a 5-star hotel, but also a place of expression. The brand-new hotel is located in the center of Chora with a stunning view to the ancient isle of Delos, offering the eclectic traveler the finest in accommodation and finesse. Its 32 rooms and suites dressed in Aegean island white feature a minimal aesthetic while remaining true to an eco-friendly philosophy. Amenities and facilities include a fully equipped fitness studio as well as fast WiFi services across the hotel premises. Chora,

MYCOCOON HOSTEL Combining the art of hospitality with stylish design architecture and accommodation, at very affordable rates, the brand new MyCocoon Project is the only design hostel on the island. Situated in a privileged location, very central however away enough from the bustling crowds of Mykonos Town, the hostel provides a strategic spot for exploring and discovering Mykonos Town and Mykonos Island as well. At a just 2-minute walk away from the old harbor and only a few minutes away from the nearest bus station, makes for an ideal connectivity between MyCocoon Hostel and the rest of the island. The hostel’s supreme location is excellent for visitors who wish to explore the cosmopolitan Mykonos Town on foot, its dazzling

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nightlife and the authentic Greek gastronomical proposals. Mykonos Town, +30 22890 23168, hostelmykonos.com

ELENA HOTEL Supremely situated right in the center of Mykonos Town, however accessible by car, the hotel is the ideal accommodation starting point, for visitors who wish to enjoy everything they desire, within just a few moments of walking and strolling around. The bright Mykonian design aesthetics of the hotel’s interior and exteriors, combined with the simple Cycladic style design lines and the natural materials of wood and stone, create an environment to experience a genuine Mykonian accommodation. The hotel offers a wide range of room types to cover

ROCHARI Built in traditional Mykonian style architecture, the hotel is located just a few minutes’ walk from the town center and the old port of Mykonos. Rochari offers a great selection of rooms to choose from, and several terraces with stunning views of the island and the Aegean Sea. Spend the day lounging by the pool, have a sunset drink and enjoy lingering into the twilight hours. The hotel is ideal for creating new friendships and rekindling old ones as many guests return year after year, and throughout your day there is always a familiar face or a warm smile to greet you. Aghiou Ioannou Str., +30 22890 23107, rochari.com

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Original senses HOTEL ANASTASIA VILLAGE Located at Aghia Anna’s bay in Kalafatis, this charming four-star hotel offers a friendly environment and traditional but luxurious Mykonian architecture; add to this the characteristic of continuous positive changes and quality improvements, then the dreamiest holiday of a lifetime is guaranteed. The hotel-village features a complex of 85 bungalows with a wide range of facilities and activities, located just 20 meters from the sea and boasting one of the island’s best restaurants, Spilia Seaside. Nestled inside a cave, after which it has been named, the restaurant is banking on the pre-eminence of its seafood dishes and the cocktail bar. Kalafatis, +30 22890 71205, hotelanastasiavillage.gr

LA STELLA Surrounded by a gorgeous colorful garden, this hotel is a veritable oasis of calm and tranquility despite being located near the centre of the island, by Psarrou and Platis Gialos beaches. The relaxed atmosphere of the rooms combines traditional Cycladic architecture with more modern aesthetics and an emphasis on earthy tones. Your days at Stella begin with a hearty homemade breakfast of your choice and continues with Greek-Mykonian creations, as well as sandwiches, crepes, ice-creams, homemade cakes and a big variety of coffees and drinks. In the afternoon, gaze at the sun setting next to Delos island, as you enjoy an aperitif in the pool area. Glastros, +30 22890 79134, lastella.gr

LEONIS SUMMER HOUSES A lovely complex of 4 houses, 3 studios, 1 suite and 1 villa, built according to the traditional Mykonian architecture in a 5,000 square meters field and designed in such a way, as to secure and maximize the privacy and comfort

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of its guests. It is constructed in uneven levels, so that all lodgings have private verandas with a breathtaking sea view to Ornos beach, Korfu beach and the town of Mykonos. The lush garden within the complex contains a variety of organic products, that are used for your breakfast and for a variety of other snacks, while the view from the idyllic pool area will never cease to amaze you. Ornos, +30 22890 24825, leonis.gr

DIONYSOS HOTEL Discover Mykonos life and hospitality, its stunning emerald-blue waters, the dazzling sunsets, while enjoying a relaxing environment and high quality services. Ideally located 50 metres from the beach of Ornos, near the heart of Mykonos, Dionysos hotel features 25 beautiful rooms and suites where modern comforts coexist with a traditional and relaxing décor for a unique vacation on the island. Lounge on the poolside with a cocktail in hand, return at night for unique romantic moments and indulge yourself at the spa with a luxurious massage and relax at the Lounge area, where you can read your book or have a friendly conversation every hour of the day. Ornos Beach, +30 22890 23313, dionysoshotel.gr

THOMAS HOTEL Built in traditional Mykonian architecture, the hotel is located at Drakouri, just above Amigdalidi, on the way to Marathi. All 35 rooms have been completely renovated and refurnished with the latest in hotel design, while the hotel features an outdoor pool, a Jacuzzi, a restaurant and a bar where guests are able to unwind at the end of the day. A hearty buffet breakfast is served every morning. The hotel also provides family facilities, such as a playground for its little visitors and their mothers. Drakouri, +30 22890 23445

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Generally accepted as the world’s leading VIP Services on the island, Mykonos Concierge specializes in Consulting Services and Luxury for Exclusive Guests eager to offer "tailor - made" and meet the most outstanding and demanding needs in terms of Services. Expert consultants in personalized travel organize a wide variety of trips applying rigorous selection criteria in terms of comfort and elegance, charm and style so as to better satisfy their guests' wishes in total confidentiality. Enjoy exploring and experiencing Mykonos and leave the planning to the experts with prestigious and exclusive services –from chauffeur services, car rental, luxury transfers, yacht charters, air services, tours and excursions, villas and room reservation to 5 Star hotels, to VIP exclusive services even weeding plants. +30 211 8001308, +30 211 8005348, mykonos-concierge.gr

Preserving the Cycladic aesthetic and incorporating all the latest technology in their services and facilities, Mykonos Real Estate’s villas offer an interior of quality comforts as well as the tranquility necessary to fully enjoy the harmonious landscape. Find your dream house on the most cosmopolitan Greek island, a search guided by the experienced personnel of Mykonos Real Estate, a subsidiary of Revithis & Partners Group of Company. New Peripheral Rd Drafaki, +30 22890 26066, a-mykonos.gr, mykonos-realestate.com

ONE AND ONLY MYKONOS

With experience in the construction, architecture, and real estate markets and having the security and satisfaction of each individual customer as their guide, the specialized team of One and Only Mykonos, proposes investment dreams on a backdrop of endless blue. The highly experienced team offers customized services, so when you choose to do business with One and Only Mykonos, you are engaging with a company who cares and continually focuses on finding ways to support your needs. +30 69460078 00, +30 6944842131, oneandonlymykonos.com

KITTY LAIOS REAL ESTATE

Kitty J. Laios, owner and manager of KITTY J. LAIOS REAL ESTATE LTD, specializes in luxury and premium properties, as well as commercial real estate. The company is one of the fastest growing in the Greek market, and currently has a wide client base, which includes some of the most wellknown names in the Greek business world, who entrusted the company with both their housing and commercial real estate needs. +30 6932421866, laiosestate.com

REAL ESTATE IN MYKONOS

With over 20 years of experience, Stavros Iliadis is seasoned in real estate management, Property Law, building technology and modern constructions, urban and spatial planning, organising and business management. Offering unique and tailormade services, the company boasts sales and rental know-how for a wide variety of properties, such as villas, houses, land and anything else your heart desires, while also offering reliable and sage investment advice with the best views in the Aegean. Airport Road, Drafaki, +30 22890 27317, realestateinmykonos.gr

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Journey toward balance REVITALIZE YOUR SPIRIT, EXPAND YOUR BOUNDARIES AND EXPLORE NEW WAYS TO LEAD A HEALTHIER, MORE FULFILLED LIFE.

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niquely designed to offer a state-of-the-art the natural rhythms of the body, encouraging transformation spa experience, the new 432m2 Ginkgo Spa and healing. The Spaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s comprehensive offering extends to the at Santa Marina Resort & Villas on Mykonos, authentic mosaic-tiled Hammam where traditional exfoliation combines a neutral aesthetic with flowing water and ancient cleansing rituals utilize heat for therapeutic features to create a balance of energy and calm. purposes. It also includes a rejuvenating sauna where tired Purity pervades throughout the five treatment rooms as highlymuscles are eased, a fully-equipped gym and pampering trained experts administer a menu of enriching therapies using for nails and hair. The relaxation area, encircled by shallow bespoke ESPA and PHYTOMER products that reflect the unique waters, long flowing curtains and plush beds, provides a quiet geography and culture of Mykonos. Ingredients pre- and post-treatment sanctuary. The ideal extracted from the finest, untainted, organic awaken in the morning, rejuvenate at midday +30 22890 23220, plants and minerals are harnessed to restore and unwind in the evening. santa-marina.gr

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Twist for your palette THE AROMAS OF THE MEDITERRANEAN CUISINE OF NAUTILUS RESTAURANT WILL TAKE YOU TO AN UNFORGETTABLE JOURNEY TO THE SENSES.

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njoy a sensory experience and dive into a menu for foodies. Settled in the place where the old post office used to be, it continues to invite you to a festivity of flavors blending the traditional Greek cuisine with a modern twist. In its cozy environment of a secluded yard, childhood memories emerge from the freshiest products and herbs being used in their cuisine. Mediterranean aromas will come on your plate and you will top off your meal with mouthwatering desserts and creative cocktails from the stylish bar. Lakka, Chora, +30 2289027100, nautilusmykonos.gr

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Take â&#x20AC;&#x153;cureâ&#x20AC;? of your breast health THE IMPORTANCE OF THE MULTIDISCIPLINARY APPROACH FOR AN EARLY DIAGNOSIS AND TAILORED TREATMENT OF BREAST LESIONS IS THE KEY FOR BETTER RESULTS.

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reast cancer is the most common malignant disease in Europe. An estimated 4,500 new breast cancer cases occur annually in Greece, while 1,500 women die from the disease every year. According to European Union data, one every nine women will develop breast cancer during their lifetime. Early detection, therapy and follow-up should be performed by a multidisciplinary team of breast health care professionals, in a highly specialized breast unit. Our breast unit is located on the 6th floor of the Athens Euroclinic Hospital, in the center of Athens. Equipped, technology-wise, in accordance with European care standards, the unit treats a large number of women every day, for screening and assessing palpable lesions or abnormal findings from breast imaging (mammography, ultrasound, magnetic resonance). The unit was recently accredited as a full member of the Breast Centers Network, an international network of over 200 breast units for the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. The network is under the auspices of European School of Oncology (ESO), the most eminent institution for surgical oncology worldwide. The core of our unit comprises a breast surgeon, breast radiologists, a breast care nurse, a breast pathologist, a

medical oncologist, an oncopsychologist, plastic surgeons specialized in the breast, breast imaging technicians and data managers. After a diagnosis, the breast surgery department can offer the full range of modern surg cal treatments, combined with adjuvant (or preoperative) chemotherapy, genetic counseling, follow-up and full psychological support from the oncopsychologist of the unit. The advantages for patients who are diagnosed and treated in an accredited breast unit are very clear in terms of early diagnosis and high-quality treatment. Trials have proved that modern breast units ensure better therapeutic results, greater patient satisfaction rates and increased overall survival rates. There is a 16 per- cent difference in the survival rates for breast cancer patients in the European Union member states, depending on the access women have to organized breast units (Eurocare trial). Other trials suggest a decrease in morbidity from breast cancer by 18 percent when the patient is treated by multidisciplinary teams. We aspire to be a one-stop breast clinic, where, during one visit, a patient can access all the breast imaging needed, a breast physical examination, histological/cytological evaluation and surgical consultation. Early diagnosis and tailored treatment are the keys for better outcomes, increased survival and better quality of life for women with the disease.

Info: FIORITA POULAKAKI, MD, PhD, FEBS (Breast Surgery), Head of Breast Surgery Department, Athens Euroclinic Hospital www.poulakaki.gr, poulakakifiorita@yahoo.com, +30 6944530710

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Hey, big spender! It’s that feeling that you want it all. You can’t wait for the next discovery: bright, handmade, classic, unique, inspired, precious, limited edition, vintage or modern. Whatever it is, you can’t resist. So, follow your instinct and conquer it!

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Clothes and accessories ANAMNESIA Can you imagine a better souvenir of your enchanting holidays in Mykonos than an accessory or special memento that will adorn your memories and photo albums, as well as yourself? This is the philosophy behind the Greek brand that presents jewellery and souvenirs with high aesthetic value, at reasonable prices, so that you can keep your most precious moments on the island and the beautiful details surrounding your stay alive; such as the time you selected a gift for you and your loved ones from this new store. And it certainly will take you some time to make your choice, as most of the pieces are exclusively designed by notable Greek designers to serve not only as gorgeous memorabilia, but also as that special something you brought back from your favourite island. 11 Mavrogeni Str., +30 6971827294

DSQUARED2 Dsquared2’s philosophy is an edgy mix of Canadian iconography, refined Italian tailoring and playful sensuality. The collections are a seamless melding of contrasts: sporty and glamorous, laidback and extravagant, masculine and feminine, creating a distinctive concept of alternative luxury. Recently the Dsquared2 collections have gained a sophisticated edge while maintaining the sexiness embedded in the brand’s DNA. Dean and Dan Caten divide their lives between Milan and London, and the Dsquared2 collections are produced in Italy, giving rise to the brand’s motto of “Born in Canada, Living in London, Made in Italy”. 9 Mitropoleos Str., +30 22890 77314, dsquared2.com 286 | MYKONOS CONFIDENTIAL

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EMMANOUELLA’S Continuing his family’s very elegant tradition, Manos Halaris brings the new age of the shops that are known for their handmade jewellery and Emmanouella’s clothes collection, as well as for the creations by selected Greek designers. And all that in a luxury showroom in Chora. Their refined aesthetic embraces the whole building’s design and decoration, proving that the difference is in the details. This is what already impresses visitors, even before they see the new silk designs as well as the limited edition creations signed by Nassos Ntotsikas, Joanna Misseli, Monaco Princess, Stefania Frangista and others, next to impressive accessories. Mykonos 21 Kalogera Str., +30 2289 077970

ENNY MONACO Put a spring in your steps and wardrobe. All you need is a visit at Enny Monaco and the brand new and exciting arrivals. Have a glance at Louboutin “Madcarina” wedge espadrille sandals, the fabulous “Colette” bag, celebrate the summer with Dodo Bar or items, Aquazzura’s “Safari” sandals and “Ivy” flat-sandals, Mark Cross “basket” bag and get a serious dose of color with the new collection of Mugler. Boost your summer appearance with its treasures and get ready to impress. Tria Pigadia, +30 22890 77100, ennymonaco.com ILIANA BASSIANA After Beach Me in Kalo Livadi, the new boutique in Chora, became a style destination in itself for people in the know. Greek and foreign designers are Iliana Bassiana’s allies, as they create airy dresses, kaftans, amazing jewellery, wonderful accessories and handmade glasses exclusively for her store, which complement the designer’s own collection of ethereal kaftans and bohemian pieces. 33 Kalogera Str., 22890 28708, ilianabassiana.com

LOUIS VUITTON BOUTIQUE The whole island passes through this temple of luxury shopping, that hosts the famous brand’s resort collections, its iconic bags, the top of the line accessories and travel items, as well as men’s collections with a relaxed aesthetic. Every year, we discover here one (or more…) luxury “souvenirs”, which will wear and remember the “Island of the Winds” for years to come. En. Dinameon Str., Tria Pigadia, +30 22890 78850, louisvuitton.com MARIKA’S BOUTIQUE Home of many tempting clothes and shoes will catch your attention at Kouzi Georgouli street. Cotton linen and silk dresses at their best expressions made by Join Clothes will definitely satisfy your cravings and you will find them exclusively here. You can choose from accessories, caftans beachwear and selected menswear all inspired by the island’s breeze, while Marika’s team will make your shopping an experience. 39 Kouzi Georgouli Str., +30 22890 22285

OPTICS MARIA KONTOU Wood, paper, stone and fabric. Τhese are only some of the materials used for the eyewear collection that you can find at the renewed store in Aghiou Efthimiou Str. and at the new store in Dexamenes area of Maria Kontou Optics. With 26 years of experience, the owner, Mrs Maria Kontou will help you choose the best pair of glasses from a variety of famous brands, in different shapes and colours. Here, you can also have your glasses repaired while you wait and choose contact lenses and lens fluid. But even if you don’t need any of the above but just want a cool new pair of shades to match your summer outfits, this is the place for eponymous eyewear brands, such as Jimmy 288 | MYKONOS CONFIDENTIAL


Choo, Prada, Dior, Dolce & Gabbana and many others. 3 Ag. Efthimiou Str., +30 22890 29020 & Dexamenes, +30 22890 79184

JARDIN The “garden” in the heart of Mykonos town is the new bohemian statement store you must visit. A bouquet of Greek designers and other foreign brands -such as Nineteen, John Frank (for him), Stella Ceres, Herse, Ops Handcrafted, Maesa Morado, White Parrot, Nidodileda, Mint & Rose, Beliza Swimwear, Always the Sun (for her), La petite Francaise and Charlise made in Paris- will bloom your interest for shopping. The qualities of silk, organic cotton and leather will satisfy your high expectations and will dress you up in the mood of the island. Details of handmade bags, shoes, hats and jewels will finish your stylish outfit. 23 Mitropoleos Str. Chora, +30 22890 27451 MELIVIA This is the place where you will find the fashionable simplicity of Fabiana Filippi’s designs, a set of a one piece hand embroidered bathing suit and lace embroidered skirt by Marisa Padovan, the fresh one piece bathing suits by Eres, the well-known items by Flavia Padovan, the scarves of Faliero Sarti, as well as the chain impression bracelets from Phillip Audibert. And there are many more brands waiting for you at the elegant old mansion, the perfect setting for all these stylish treasures. 26 Kalogera Str., +30 22890 27827 OSKLEN The leading Brazilian fashion brand, Osklen, represents the lifestyle of contemporary women and men in a world where organic materials and technology walk hand in hand. The Mykonos boutique is home to the latest Osklen collections, including the outstanding SS 2017 collection which incarnates the brand’s commitment to sustainability and ethical production practices while its expanded accessory collection, includes bags, sneakers, wallets—even a surfboard. 11-17 Zanni Pitaraki Str., +30 22890 29109

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PREMIUM BAG STORIES You know what they say: one trip whets the appetite for more trips. So, it’s entirely possible that you’ll find yourself in Matoyianni, browsing the exclusive collection of luxury accessories, leather and travel bags, timepieces, sunglasses and clothes of the Premium Bag Stories shop. And if you love famous signatures and travel pieces, here you’ll find the internationally acclaimed Porsche Design, Tumi, Piquadro, Bric’s, Zwilling and many more. 12 Matoyianni Str., +30 22890 77213 REEF BOUTIQUE The elegant space of the Reef boutique with its unique aesthetic, in absolute harmony with the philosophy and the reputation of the luxury five-star hotel is the place that inspires you to renew your summer style. Limited edition items, airy fabrics, high quality materials and inspired collections in a distinctive boutique next to the enchanting private beach of Santa Marina, A Luxury Collection Resort. And it calls you for an exhilarating shopping therapy with finesse and the perfect view. Santa Marina, A Luxury Collection Resort, Ornos, +30 22890 23220, santa-marina.gr ROUGE PARFUMERIES Which is the most aromatic shopping destination on the island? It goes without saying that the answer is the Rouge Parfumeries department store offering an incredible experience of shopping with the Cycladic feeling and the sense that you address to people who know your needs very well. The experiences staff, the flawless service, the large variety and comfort and the pleasant

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environment are its great assets. You will appreciate them as you discover your next treasures among cosmetics and perfumes, toiletries, underwear, beachwear, a large collection of shoes and sandals and accessories for all. Roundabout, Ano Mera, +30 22890 28999

SOHO SOHO Hosting leading European and US designers for men and women, the always updated boutique, in terms of style and elegance, welcomes you with the latest collections of Marni, Versace, Comme De Garcons, Thom Browne Ny, Golden Goose Deluxe Brand, Delfina Delletrez and Creed Perfumes. These brands talk for themselves, as well as its loyal customers who always pay a visit to renew their wardrobe. 46 Matoyianni Str., +30 22890 26760 (W), 51 Matoyianni Str., +30 22890 27670 (M), Branco Hotel, Platys Gialos Beach, +30 22890 28378, sohosohoboutique.com SOTRIS Here, the news is not just the summer designs of the most craved brands, the yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stylish swimwear and the most update suggestions for a beach look. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also the shops themselves, their exquisite locations and their extreme summer vibe. So, in order to see the sensual Jen's Pirate

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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: OPTICS MARIA KONTOU, SOTRIS IMPERIAL, MARIKA'S BOUTIQUE, REEF BOUTIQUE, ROUGE PARFUMERIES, OPTICS MARIA KONTOU, SOHO SOHO, PSAROU KAFTANS, SOTRIS IN NEMO

Booty Summer Collection and the airy collection Flook, as well as all the variety in inspired swimwear, you’ll go to Elia and Kalo Livadi beaches. The new shop in Mykonian Imperial Resort and the eagerly expected grand opening of the shop in the brand new and very promising beach bar restaurant, Nemo, are a reality and they invite you to a shopping experience that’s already the talk of the town. Mykonian Imperial Resort, Elia, myconianimperial.gr & Nemo, Kalo Livadi, +30 22890 72480.

VALTADOROS STORE MYKONOS In some outstanding cases, inspiration confirms the talent and resulting work speaks for itself. And Paris Valtadoros is one of those cases, whose collections have taken Mykonos by storm. A representative of the creative “new blood” of Greek fashion, he expresses his view through geometrical shapes and authentic femininity without excess. Explore his collections, Valtadoros and V, for yourself and renew your existing wardrobe while also accentuating your unique characteristics. This year’s Galactic Butterfly collection, accessories and wedding collection will be your guide, all available in his elegant boutique. 37 Florou Zouganeli Str., +30 22890 00857, parisvaltadoros.com WANDERLISTA Inside the Shop at SantAnna, Greek designers have their own place. One of the protagonists is Andria Mitsakos with the Wanderlista boutique. A lifelong traveler, she interprets her experience into designs. Led by her handbags made in Greece, the line’s core collection includes insightful silhouettes that herald the label’s hero top-handle, while capsule collections infuse the buyer with inspiration from a recent journey. Wanderlista also features global finds designed or curated by Andria, each reflecting her personal aesthetic. It is defined by an expressive sense of voyage, infused with effortless beauty and substance, punctuated by a carefree spirit. The Shop SantAnna, Paraga

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SUNLUST And yet, there are many more to know about SantAnna. Here you can find items of the luxury swim and sun retail boutique which will capture your eyes with the elegant designs. Agua Bendita, Coola, Ellison, Everest Isles, Haati Chai, Issa de’mar, Grand Voyage, Parke & Ronen, Solid & Striped, Sommer Swim, Vitamin A and many others reveal their latest collections inside. The Shop SantAnna, Paraga, sunlust.com

PSAROU KAFTANS Globe trotters of kaftan gurus? Olga Zarifopoulou and Maxin Manita are both. They share their love for travel and fashion, but most of all, their elegant store devoted to the absolute beach item. This is a kaftan destination and you will find unique collections from Italy, Paris, Morocco and all over the world. There is always the ideal for every taste, but you will need some time to choose from the interesting variety. Psarou

Jewelry ACTIPIS As the day that we return comes closer, we would like to find an elegant, inventive way to take Mykonos with us. And it exists. The Actipis creations, inspired by the pebbles, carved by the waves and bound in silver, bronze, rubber or leather, is the most elegant way to wear something that reminds us of the simplicity and the beauty of the island. Ag. Spyridonos & Ag. Annis Str., +30 22890 25747

ELENA MAKRI MYKONOS This is a store with renowned brands, exclusively found at the boutique. You will definitely love all the wonderful dresses, airy caftans, beautiful shoes, exquisite bags and jewels, as well as the jewels with semi-precious stones and the accessories of ASHK Jewelry & Luxury Accessories Collection, the exclusive swimwear and cover-ups of La Perla and the also exclusive OYE Swimwear and MER’S jewelry. 19 Kalogera Str., +30 22890 29145, elenamakri.com D.S. GOLD JEWELLERY Here, brilliant jewellery is a family affair. For more than two decades, the owners design and make high quality jewellery, which are suitable for all tastes and budgets. Knowhow, specialisation and aesthetics meet in a jewellery shop that has something for everyone. What will you choose? Aghia Anna, Chora, +30 22890 25251, sahasgold.com

GOFAS JEWELRY A jewellery shop with high standards of aesthetics, luxury and elegance, counting more than 40 years of dynamic presence in the jewellery and watch industry. Next to its precious creations, that stand out for their design and excellent quality, you’ll find models of the biggest names in haute horlogerie, such as Vacheron Constantin, Piaget, Hublot, Zenith, Baume&Mercier, Omega and others, while exclusively available internationally from the Gofas Jewellery shops, the sixth collectors model “Hublot Mykonos” establishes one more glamorous summer in the cosmopolitan island of Mykonos. 43 Matoyianni Str., +30 22890 24521, gofas.gr

HARRY JWLS As you walk through the door of Harry Jwls, you immediately realize that the inspiration is the actual everyday life of this store. Handmade items, unique and impressive, always inspired by Mykonos and its “free spirit” philosophy: the Aegean turquoise, the white houses, the red sunset sky, the openness to new ideas. Everything that enchants

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us on the island, you can wear it, in the form of the most bohemian necklaces and bracelets made from semiprecious stones. This year’s highlights, the Skull and Septer Pendants, as well as the sterling silver oxidized bracelet from the exclusive Primitive collection. 11 Aghiou Gerasimou Str., +30 22890 27837

KESSARIS - ORA KESSARIS The art of jewellery has a date with haute horlogerie, at the same place that the rest of the island does: at Kessaris. The difference is that the great jewellery and the incredible watches meet inside the shop and not outside. Next time you’re at that focal point, go in to admire the creations of the firms BVLGARI, De Grisogono, Loree Rodkin, Aaron Basha, Pippo Perez, Roberto Demeglio, Rolex, A.Lange&Sohne, Harry Winston, Richard Mille, Panerai, IWC, JaegerLeCoultre, Zenith, Tudor, Longines, Tissot, Tag Heuer, U-Boat, GaGa Milano, OMEGA and Wintex, as well as the finest office supplies and watch accessories. 58 M. Andronikou Str., +30 22890 22880, kessaris.gr LALAOUNIS Whether on the red carpet or in exclusive advertising campaigns, the jewellery of Lalaounis has become an indispensable addition to celebrity style. With an unquenchable passion for history and art, the firm one of the oldest jewellery brands, transmutes historic finds and museum exhibits that date back 4,000 years, to masterpieces for your jewellery box. The connection of every jewel to your past, the preservation of its symbolic meanings, as well as its unmatched, timeless beauty, make every piece really unique. 14, N. Polykandrioti Str., +30 22890 22444, iliaslalaounis.eu

MINAS If the island was a jewel, it would have been a masterpiece created by Minas. From the Jolly Roger and the Girl from Rio, to the double star (if you’re going past the Astra bar, look up - does it remind you of something?), every design by the talented Minas is, literally, a small work of art. Fortunately, his sons seem to have inherited his talent which means that the shop that looks like a gallery, is expected to be a reference point on the island, for many years to come. Aghias Kyriakis Sq., + 30 22890 27320, shop.minastudio.com

ROUSOUNELOS Come here to have a taste of the Rolex and the Cartier

THIS PAGE: ROUSOUNELOS, MINAS, ELENA MAKRI, ACTIPIS, LALAOUNIS, RING FROM D.S. GOLD JEWELLERY OPPOSITE PAGE: BEIT MATTA, GOFAS JEWELRY, HARRY JWLS.

new collections. Bur first of all, this is the place where the loyal fans of Patek Philippe resort to the official representative on the island for the new collections of their favourite watches. The fully renovated store also hosts more world-class treasures including Vacheron Constantin, Audemars Piguet, Breitling, Tudor and TechnoMarine. 32 Matoyianni Str., +30 22890 22797, rousounelos.com

Deco BEIT MATTA The homegrown brand that launched in El Gouna made it all the way to Mykonos. It found its place in the exquisite home decor showroom, DECORD, and as we expected, Matta’s elegant yet simple collection fit the Mykonos bohemian aesthetic. Highlight, the Candy Collection that reflects Peter Matta’s (the creator) love for colourful items and comfortable designs that transforms a house into a home. Decord, Skalado

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CHORA ART HOME & DESIGN Decorate your walls with unique pieces that leads you to a different dimension. Maximum of intensity with the minimum of means. It is this, that lead the artists to give to painting a character of even greater barrenness. And it is the same power that leads you to adorn your space with artistic objects, such as the Bell White light, the Palm floor lamp, the Evil Eye poof, as well as a variety of elegant furniture, dining items, mirrors, handmade lucky charms and of course paintings. Aghios Taxiarchis, +30 22890 71107, 6973 492324 & 43 Florou Zouganeli Str., +30 22890 79363, mykonos-chora.com

Services GOLDEN CATERING It is a family business consisting of a brother and a sister who want to provide you with such food concept and creative taste experiences as those given to a friend. This is their goal: to meet not only your expectations but also your dreams. And make them true. Eager to work and constantly evolve having customer service as first priority, the company offers advanced restaurant services with emphasis on the quality of raw materials, the expertise of the chef, the correct and responsible service and the provision of even equipment for every occasion. Varis Koropiou & Kasteliou Str., Vari, +30 210 9917588 HERCULES The car and motorcycle rental service Hercules Rentals, has been operating for over 30 years, offering the newest, safest vehicles at the best prices in the market. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s over 100 cars, motorcycles and mini buses at your disposal, to satisfy your needs. Bus terminal, +30 22890 23168 MYKONOS VIP SERVICES Mykonos VIP Services is the newest member of M.T.S. Group of companies, a group of professionals that will help you explore every corner of this picturesque island. Their services include finding the perfect accommodation, providing you with the luxury car of your choice, arranging private aviation and yachting experiences, unique dinners, the most updated concierge services and many more. 15 Matheou Andronikou Str., +30 22890 25480 RENTAL CAR MYKONOS The new high-quality fleet and the indisputable experience since 1990 are the essential characteristics of the company. 294 | MYKONOS CONFIDENTIAL

You can rely on them for a careless road trip on Mykonos and the adventure you always wanted to live exploring every corner of the island. Whatever type and model of vehicle you need for that is here. You only have to choose. Provincial Rd, Mykonos, +30 22890 26464 & 00307, rentalcarsmykonos.com

TOMASO You have just landed on Mykonos and you look for a reliable car rental. No worries, the solution is as far as 100 m. away. Tomaso offers you a big variety of new cars or very well maintained, fully equipped and in competitive prices. Making a choice will be difficult, so trust the experienced personnel and ask them about their advice. They will interpret your needs into functionality and comfort. Airport area, +30 22890 28000 ZÎ&#x2022;NIT EVENTS CENTER A unique multifunctional space, perched at the top of a hill at Paradise beach, has been innovatively designed to fit seamlessly into the surrounding area and of course, to match the needs of every special occasion. It caters for a wide range of private or public events such as conferences, exhibitions, art performances, fashion and social


events in all weather conditions. The central indoor hall is surrounded by two spacious and beautiful terraces and it can be used in conjunction with the rest of the venue or as a stand-alone space depending on your specific needs. Add to that the qualified team which can adjust the venue according to specific requirements in order to create dreamy events and you have the ZENIT Events Center. Paradise beach, zenitevents.com

ALPHA MARINE GROUP What does it mean to organize the perfect vacation? Alpha Marine Group has the answer offering luxury yacht, transfer services and multilingual highly experienced and qualified marine professionals. Quality yacht management, premium services provided in yachts, luxury yacht charter to explore pristine white beaches and the Greek summer, a full range of products and fuels for every requirement, as well as limousine transfers are the assets of the proven International company. +30 210 8983590, alpha-group.gr

Health + Beauty BEAUTY WORLD Welcome to a world of passion for the perfect hair, face, body and nails, the established place for beauty treatments by the most experienced team. Here, exclusive products by the Swiss Company Laric are used for your upper and lower extremities, while the Hair Spa next door provides hair treatments with Kerastase, L' Oreal and Wella products. This where you'llo came frequently for body treatments, manicure and pedicure as well as peeling treatments, caviar creams and finger masks. Drafaki, +30 22890 25202 & 3 Matogianni Str., +30 22890 22158 CRYO It arrived on Mykonos offering innovative services for wellbeing, health and beauty: Whole body cryotherapy (cryosauna), Local cryotherapy (facial and muscle), Thermo-cryolipolysis, Reviv therapies (iv solutionsvitamin clinic) and Alternative therapies (acupuncture, guasha, cupping and others). You will be surprised experiencing decrease in trauma recovery time, muscle pain suppression, combating skin-disease, circulatory system improvement, immune system strengthening, metabolism activation, skin firming, retardation of ageing, weight loss, hangover treatment and other benefits. Shopping mall “Delos”, Argyrena, +30 22890 26775, 6974447330, cryomykonos.com THIS PAGE: CRYO, MYKONAILS, CHORA OPPOSITE PAGE: ZENIT EVENTS CENTRE, MYKONOS MEDICAL

MYKONOS MEDICAL Operating five medical departments, it is a modern medical center housed in high quality and state of the art facilities, established with the aim of providing quality health services on Mykonos. The fully equipped facilities and the experienced staff make the perfect combination to meet the needs for diagnosis and treatment of any medical case. Departments of microbiology and medical laboratories, gynaecology /obstetrics, endocrinology, ultrasound/triplex, general practice and internal medicine, are staffed by experienced and trained physicians, ensuring high quality health services. Argyrena, +30 22890 77700 & 28353, mykonosmedical.com MYKONAILS Whether building a nail or a business you have to begin with a solid foundation and products you can trust. In Mykonails, they believe in the excellence of their products combined with the expertise of their skilled professionals. Inspired by the islands’ unique mix of tourist and local culture, the goal is to turn their clients into regulars, providing high end nail services in the cosmopolitan island of Mykonos. Embracing the islands’ history, using a part of it in their signature logo, the Mykonian pelican waits to welcome you and polish you to perfection! 19 Aghias Kyriakis Str., Chora, +30 22890 77992 SUMMER 2017 | 295


EAU DE COLOGNE MIRRA, ACQUA DI PARMA (ATTICABEAUTY.GR)

18K GOLD SET OF JEWELS WITH DIAMONDS, LALAOUNIS (ILIASLALOUNIS.EU)) GOLD BRACELET, D.S GOLD JEWELLERY (SAHASGOLD.COM)

EMBROIDERED BIKINI, EMMANOUELLAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S (MYKONOS, 21 KALOGERA STR., +30 2289 077970)

SUGAR MAPLE AND DRIFTWOOD, ORIGINATE MYKONOS (ORIGINATEMYKONOS.COM)

LINDA FARROW SUNGLASSES, SOHO SOHO BOUTIQUE (SOHOSOHOBOUTIQUE).

My precious. Shiny moments need their generous doses of stardust: elegant jewels, elaborate timepieces, embellished fashion items and accessories, including the number one beach item, the swimsuit.

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LUXE FLOAT GOLD SWAN, SUN OF A BEACH (SUNOFABEACH.COM)


IDENTITY MEDIA CREATIVE

39 Kouzi Georgouli Str., Chora Mykonos Tel: +30 22890 22285


MESSIKA JOAILLERIE MANCHETTE ROMANE, GOFAS JEWELRY (GOFAS.GR)

NECKLACE WITH PRECIOUS STONES, HARRY JWLS (HARRYJWLS.COM)

BEACH ITEMS, THE BEACH PEOPLE, BOLLICINE (3 FL. ZOUGANELI STR., +30 2289 028298)

BLACK HEART FACE, ORIGINATE MYKONOS (ORIGINATEMYKONOS.COM)

DELOS BLUE CLUTCH, WANDERLISTA THE SHOP SANTANNA (WANDERLISTA.COM)

ONE PIECE MARISSA, MOEVA REEF BOUTIQUE (SANTA-MARINA.GR)

ARA HAND-PAINTED SNAKESKIN MAXI CLUTCH, CALLISTA (CALLISTACRAFTS.COM)

NAIL LACQUER, KORRES (KORRES.COM)

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ROSE GOLD MEN COMPLICATIONS PATEK PHILIPPE ROUSOUNELOS (ROUSOUNELOS.COM)


MIMOSA DUCK TOTE CALLISTA (CALLISTACRAFTS.COM)

NECKLACE WITH PRECIOUS STONES, HARRY JWLS (HARRYJWLS.COM)

ILION BRACELETS IN 18K GOLD WITH DIAMONDS AND PRECIOUS STONES, LALAOUNIS (ILIASLALOUNIS.EU)

SUPERSTAR STUDDED LOW TOP SNEAKERS, GOLDEN GOOSE DELUXE BRAND SOHO SOHO BOUTIQUE (SOHOSOHOBOUTIQUE.COM)

NAUTILUS FOR LADIES, PATEK PHILIPPE ROUSOUNELOS (ROUSOUNELOS.COM)

SOSTIS TOTE BAG, WANDERLISTA THE SHOP SANTANNA (WANDERLISTA.COM)

UNIQUE RING WITH A NATURALLY SHAPED PEBBLE ON STERLING SILVER, ACTIPIS (ACTIPIS.COM)

NIKON COOLPIX CAMERA, DAMKALIDIS (DAMKALIDIS.GR)

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MESSIKA JOAILLERIE BANGLE ROMANE, GOFAS JEWELRY (GOFAS.GR)


PLEXI CHAIR, STYLE BOX (STYLEBOX.GR)

BRICK_SIDE BOARD, HOME HOTEL DECO (HOTELDECO.GR)

WARMING DRAWER, WS PRODUCTS (WSPRODUCTS.GR)

Earthy tones. Simple lines that represent the modern Cycladic aesthetics and design objects of a minimal approach. This is the island way of life. SET OF LONG TABLE AND BENCHES, STYLE BOX (STYLEBOX.GR)

TRAY, BEIT MATTA DECORD (SKALADO)

AURORA BED, HOME HOTEL DECO (HOTELDECO.GR)

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CANDLE HOLDER, BEIT MATTA DECORD (SKALADO)


GREEK CULINARY TRADITION AT ITS BEST!

Ano Mera, Mykonos, Tel: +30 22890 71534, Mobile: +30 6944.940309, Email: otiapomeine@yahoo.com


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Mykonos Confidential showcase the definitive moments of a journey to freedom driven by the post modern Nomads of Mykonos. Sophisticated Escapism -actually merged with style and attitude- was the password to let the wanna be followers enter into their world.

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MATHIOPOULOU, VIVI VOURTSA DIMOTSIS & MC ARCHIVE

PHOTOGRAPHS BY JOHN


DOMEƝIKA 70S SWIMSUIT & LEATHER TOP MAURIZIO (SOTRIS) JACKET DEVOTION (SIMPLE CARACTERS) SANDALS FRED (ROUGE PARFUMARIES) NECKLACE & BRACELET MINAS

ACӇILLEAS CAPE ERMANNO GALLAMINI (SIMPLE CARACTERS) JACKET OSKLEN PAREO JOIN CLOTHE'S (MARIKA'S BOUTIQUE)


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KOSTAS AVGOULIS | FASHION EDITOR STEFANOS ZAOUSIS

A ⱣOETIC JOU R N EƳ ON M Y KOƝOS

"There is white on white, a deep white of many coats with white doors and white walls and white houses and white sand and white wine and white people, next to the blue sea." Ian Webber

MAKE UP & HAIR VASSILIS

STRATIGOS |THIS IS NOT ANOTHER AGENCY| IRIS KARIDI ASSISTANT PHOTOGRAPHER PHILIPPOS MARGALIAS MODELS ACHILLEAS VENOS |VN MODELS| DOMINIKA KOKOSZKA |D-MODELS| ASSOCIATE


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DOMEƝIKA DRESS ILIANA BASSIANA BRACELET JOHN SHORTALL (THE SHOP SANTANNA)


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DOMEƝIKA BLOUSE DEVOTION (SIMPLE CARACTERS) LEATHER SHORTS FULOP (MELIVIA) PAREO JOIN CLOTHE'S (MARIKA'S BOUTIQUE) SCARF ACHILLEAS ACCESSORIES (ROUGE PARFUMERIES) HAT SOTRIS EARRINGS QUEEN CALLIOPE


DOMEƝIKA LONG VISCOSE JACKET VALTADOROS STORE MYKONOS SILK JACKET, JOIN CLOTHES 7 HAT KARFIL (MARIKA'S BOUTIQUE) DRESS MONACO (EMMANOUELLA'S) BAG & NECKLACE BY ANDRIA MITSAKOS, (WANDERLISTA, THE SHOP SANTANNA) |LEFT PAGE|

DOMEƝIKA SWIMSUIT SOLANIS & TROUSERS WITH WIDE LEGS I&D COLORS (ROUGE PARFUMERIES) HANDMADE VEST OPS HANDCRAFTED (JARDIN) NECKLACE OF LAVA & SILVER HARRY JWLS TERRACOTTA NECKLACE WITH STRING AND METAL DETAILS TOM REB,L (SOTRIS) SUNGLASSES MARJO (OPTICS MARIA KONTOU) SILVER FORGED NECKLACE LALAOUNIS & ALKYONIS LEATHER SANDALS WITH LALAOUNIS MOTIF (ANCIENT GREEK SANDALS) BRACELET QUEEN CALLIOPE


DOMEƝIKA HANDMADE KIMONO OPS HANDCRAFTED (JARDIN) TOP & SHORTS JEN'S PIRATE BOOTY (AGORA BOUTIQUE, PRINCIPOTE PANORMOS) TAMARA COMOLLI GOLD NECKLACE WITH 18K GOLD CHAIN, 3 BUBINGA WOOD LEAVES, GREY CHALCEDONY & MOTHER OF PEARL GOFAS JEWELRY 18K GOLD SNAKE RING LALAOUNIS HAT KARFIL (MARIKA'S BOUTIQUE)


DOMEƝIKA HANDMADE EMBROIDERED DRESS ILIANA BASSIANA HANDMADE SCARF JARDIN HAT SOTRIS


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DOMEƝIKA SWIMSUIT SOLANO (ROUGE PARFUMERIES) TROUSERS WITH WIDE LEGS ANTIK BATIK (SOTRIS) EARRINGS & BRACELET IN SILVER FORGED (LALAOUNIS)


WE KINDLY THANK SPYROS MELETOPOULOS OWNER OF MYRSINI BEACH ESTATE (Myrsini beach) AND FTELIA CASTAWAY (+30 22890 72466, ftelia-restaurant.gr) FOR THE HOSPITALITY. WE ALSO THANK MR. FANIS ROUVAS FOR GRANTING THE HORSES FOR THE PHOTOSHOOT (Horseland Mykonos, +30 6945778962, mykonoshorse.com)


Free

Spirit Leto, Apollo, Aphrodite, Mermelechas, Manto. Stories of men and gods connect the sacred island of Delos with Mykonos in its open mindedness, freedom of expression and creativity, with its independence, very essence of life, light and energy.

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oving from mythology to antiquity, and from the Frankish Occupation to the Ottomans, the story begins with the brave and fearless Leto. Hunted by Hera and with child, Zeus’ mistress wanders from place to place until she arrives at Adylos, the invisible floating rock who with the help of Zeus tied himself to the sea with four diamond chain columns, and was renamed Delos. It was there and without any assistance, as Hera has forbidden Eileithyia – goddess of births and midwives – to help her, that Leto gave birth to twins. The first was Artemis, goddess of hunting and virginity. Nine days later Apollo was born, god of truth and of light. From that moment, Delos became a sacred place, always basked in Apollonian light. According to the myth, Artemis, at the tender age of nine days, was able to help her mother bring her brother into the world. Gorgeous and very intelligent, Artemis had gained the respect of the other gods right away. Active and dynamic, the free and restless goddess channeled the majority of her energy to searching for and hunting down

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prey in the mountains. Accompanied by fresh faced, beautiful nymphs and surrounded by wild hunting dogs, she ran around lakes, rivers, meadows and mountains to come face to face with mostly wild animals. Unbowed, tough and imperious, with expert knowledge of archery, excellent running skills and a formidable hunter, she would dedicate herself to hunting with a passion. One of her basic gifts was her complete domination of nature, since regular domesticated and wild, feral animals, fish and birds, they were all under her protection. The ancient Greeks truly admired her. They imagined her tall, with a gentle beauty, stately posture and proud walk; it is no coincidence that the goddess of the hunt mostly appears aware, mature and decisive. The free spirit of Artemis and her competitiveness, together with her self-awareness and the endless light of Apollo spread out even further, and soon imbibed the earth of nearby Mykonos, where centuries later, there lived one of the greatest Greek pirates: Manolis Mermelechas. Under the Ottomans, the legendary pirate was the greatest menace of the seas, who was active in pre-revolutionary years from the relatively unknown island of Mykonos, where he pirated Muslims, Franks and Orthodox without discrimination. The island had taken its name after the son of Annios, Mycenaean king of Delos, Mykonos. Even though thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the second version that says that during the time that Hercules was realizing his twelve glorious deeds, fought and killed the Gigantes and after he threw them in the sea. They were petrified and became rocks from which was formed the small island of Mykonos. He should pass several centuries unknown- mainly due to the eminence of the neighboring Delos- up to the time that modern archaeologists discovered, thanks to the successful digs, Mykonos was initially inhabited by Kares, then by the Phoenicians, the Cretans and finally the Ionians. With regard to the infamous Mermelechas, he was probably not very interested in the ancient history of his stomping grounds. He was interested in wealth and he tried to obtain it not only with great cruelty but also with great ingenuity, much like his predecessor and equally great pirate, Hayreddin Barbarosa. An able seaman, Manolis Mermelechas always managed to evade the Ottoman navy, which left the Hellespont for two main reasons: firstly to collect taxes and secondly, to stamp out piracy, with which it shared the same oppression. CONTINUED ON PAGE 394

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Manto Mavrogenous participated actively in the Revolution and she organized the defense of Mykonos. She was declared chief by the fighters.

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Tracks of time The bohemian history of the island in 21 phases. Snapshots from a long history, that time will tell how long it will continue.

90 BC Delos is the centre of the worship of Apollo, god of Light. The marriage of opposites is a characteristic of Greek civilisation. So, together with the stern god Phoebus, his sister Artemis is also worshiped, goddess of hunting and the Moon. The Mediterranean unites all!

1954

1961

On a Sunday morning of August, in Matoyianni, the first shop opens with clothes, accessories and in particular, handmade jewellery. Sophia Thanopoulou, the famous Maroulina, defying the blasé bourgeois Athenians of the time, crosses the Greek borders and becomes a darling of Maurice Béjart, the Vanderbilts, Yehudi Menuhin and many others.

The painter Luis Orozco arrives on the island, a living legend. More Mykonian than the Mykonians, he provided strong proof of the attraction that the island had on the international bohemian set, establishing its cosmopolitan character.

1958 The first nudists make an appearance on Elia beach. The Mykonians, instead of calling priests and police to take them away, welcome them as if they were their own. The nudist movement flourished on Mykonos and was largely responsible for the island’s tolerant reputation. Of course today, you can find nudists in Aghios Sostis, never mind Elia.

1964 Brigitte Bardot on Mykonos!

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1978

1979

1980

Vengera opens, which had been built the year before by the legendary Johnny Reed, who gave it to Babis Pasaoglou from Astra. The bar lasted twenty years and became a symbol of bohemian entertainment on the island. Vasilis Theodoropoulos, owner of Vengera with his brother Takis, says: ”We followed Johnny’s initial style which was colonial. A Marelli fan, old radios, a collection of paper money from Swaziland, Morocco, Kuwait”…

The first fool moon parties happen on Panormos. They attract people that in other situations would not show up for “social events”, starting a trend that went on for many years on a beach that together with Aghios Sostis were synonymous with a free way of life. Today on Panormos there’s Principote.

Greek fashion designer Dimitris Parthenis opens his boutique on Mykonos. His minimalist style embodied dresses and blouses mostly in white color highlighting a strongly linked point with the ancient Greek heritage. Parthenis’ daughter, Orsalia, marks the second generation phase of the brand.

The legendary Rena tis Ftelias opens on the beach by the same name, which has been celebrated and still is by surfers, giving it its intense bohemian identity. The famous restaurant might be gone today, but its memory is alive in those who still resist the island’s homogenisation.

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More than 2,000 years of bohemian history


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1776 The legendary ancestor of the Mykonians, Mando Mavrogenous is born in Trieste. The fearless heroine of the Greek Revolution, on the 22nd of October 1822, with four of her own ships and with men that she had trained herself, crushes a Turkish contingent that was attacking the island. Her end was the opposite of her contribution: she dies penniless and forgotten by the Greek State on Paros in 1848.

The notorious pirate Manolis Mermelechas dies, nicknamed the Robin of the Aegean, as he used the booty from his piracy to help financially the widows and orphans of the island. When he surrendered himself to the Ottoman admiral, to prevent him from razing the island, the admiral spared him. Mermelechas returned to Mykonos, but did not return to piracy. He worked on the island as a baker and a gravedigger.

1947

1950

The book “Two villages from Mykonos” by the architect Aris Kostantinidis is published. The creator of Theoxenia and pioneer of modern Greek architecture, honours the anonymous but so very functional houses of Mykonos in the book.

A group of young celebrities chooses Mykonos for their vacations. Athenian celebrities such as Zahos Chatzifotiou, Melina Merkouri, Eleni Vlachou, Petros Pane, Andreas Iakovidis and others, disembark on the island, making their mark.

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1970

The "Shrimp at Sea" fashion editorial photographed by Richard Avedon appears on the U.S. Vogue January 1967 issue. Shot in Athens and Mykonos it features two iconic protagonists, the supermodel Jean Shrimpton and the French photographer Jeanloup Sieff. Part of the action takes place on the Creole, the then most magnificent private sailing vessel in the world, owned by Stavros Niarchos. As the “lovers” sail the Aegean Sea, visiting beaches and Ancient Greek ruins (including the stunning Delos), they are the embodiment of the young, rich and beautiful jet-setters that gave Mykonos it’s legacy. Dressed in white, portrayed in elegant black and white shots Shrimpton and Sieff are part of a very Greek beauty.

Amadeo together with Stavros Xarhakos present the show “Children of the Universe” on Ornos beach. The idea began one night in Fouskis’ taverna. There, in Ornos, with no electricity, the show was presented, with a fishing boat coming from Delos and with Pierro Aversa playing Cleopatra.

The first gay bar on Mykonos, Pierro’s opens, created by Pierro Aversa, a mysterious Italian photographer and painter. In the beginning it was a restaurant and later with the help of Margot Laing and her husband Andreas Koutsoukos, it takes off and becomes a legend that to this day has left its imprint on the island.

1967 Dictatorship in Greece, freedom in Mykonos. The historic Remezzo opens in the place of another shop, Paralos. More laid back than the 9 Muses of Kostas Zouganellis, it was a pole of attraction for the nomads of Mykonos.

1987

1990

One of the authentic bohemians who was associated with Mykonos, Billy Bo, dies from AIDS. Billy (Vasilis), a talented fashion designer, was one of the island’s devotees, a symbol of the parties and the carefree life that the winds of Mykonos dictated.

The famous violinist Yehudi Menuhin, a devotee of Mykonos, after many years on the island, has to leave forever for personal reasons. On his last night, he spontaneously goes up on his roof and plays the violin for two hours, saying farewell to an island that was connected to his life and inspiration.

1973

2003 Beach volley on Panormos. Great balls of fire aka George Saklaras set up the scene for sports and leisure experiences on the beach of Panormos.

2015 Scorpios opens in Paraga, initiating a new era in the bohemian style and aesthetics of the island. The architect Dimitris Karampatakis of K-Studio, has created a space with multi-cultural references, a passage from Kerala to Morocco, in the spirit of an aesthetic wandering.

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AMADEO

The diminutive and ever-energetic dancer has proved his obsession for decades now. Even though Amadeo’s homeland lies in the remote Philippines, the pulsating colours of Mykonos and sacred Delos have been calling him since 1969. Choreographer and visionary, he spends his summers here, reminding everyone that this island must remain a bohemian destination. A friend of Pierro Aversa, and the soul of the parties and of artistic pursuits such as Stavros Xarchakos’ “Children of the Universe” musical.

“Mykonos is a therapeutic place. On this island, relaxation is a channel that transports you to bodily and spiritual calmness, and peace.”

PIERRO AVERSA

hat’s the connecting link between the German artist Carsten Stehr, the Filipino dancer Amadeo, the French painter Gilles Ballini, the Italian fashion designers Dsquared2, the Canadian painter Brian Piccini, the Corfiot businesswoman Rena Togia, the hagiographer Merkouris Dimopoulos and many more Greek and foreign celebrities? That at some point in their life, they became Mykonos nomads. It’s the people who charmed and were charmed by the island, leaving their own mark. A good example is the Italian-American Piero Aversa, who with his bar by the same name, contributed in the early internationalisation of Mykonos. The story continues, resulting in the emergence of many avant-garde trends in the 70s, first in the Cycladic island and then in the rest of Greece and possibly the world. Who can forget the shops that were born in Mykonos and then moved to the capital: Remezzo, Vengera, Sea Satin Market, Caprice. At the same time, the carefree way of life, free of the city’s compulsions, is distilled in Mykonos through the emergence of a code of conduct that focused and still focuses on the attempt to be rid of convention and conservatism, discovering the true essence of life. Exactly what all these people discovered, who saw the authentic, true, essential life and colour of Mykonos and held it in their hearts for ever.

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They loved Mykonos and its free spirit, they saw with their soul’s eyes that particular something that the island has that enchants you and through the bohemian stories that they wrote, they marked it.

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GILLES BALLINI

He was born in France, studied at the Paris School of Fine Arts and has held exhibitions in Europe. He has permanently lived and worked in Mykonos since 1989. He is an important figurative expressionist painter and he is a naturalised Mykonian. His works appear in museums and private collections. He is elusive, apart from the winter, when he enjoys long walks on the island. He never forgets the first time he set foot on the island, when, despite the raging winds, the rocks and the light were enough to get him to form a lasting contract with the island.

"I chose Mykonos for its timelessness and its contrasts. What renders it unique is its ability to integrate all varieties of life flooding in, while stubbornly retaining its old character."

BILLY BO

His unforgettable figure hovers like an angel through the alleyways. In the mid-’80s, he and Makis Tselios opened a boutique which attracted everyone. From there, they extended their careers abroad and organised their famous parties, which rightly form an entire chapter of the island’s history. Until the summer on 1987, when Vasilis, suffering from AIDS, departed the life which he had, at least, lived to the full.

THE PERSONS PRESENTED IN THIS FEATURE ARE SHOWN IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER. ALL PHOTOS ARE FROM MC ARCHIVE.

He christened Super Paradise and Paradise. He built Pierro’s. Aversa attracted celebrities and instilled the gay culture, which would later flood to the island. It is not known who implicated him in drug charges and exiled him from the island.


MICHALIS CHAIRETIS

Mykonos’ first “Master of Ceremonies” held the historical breakfasts of the ‘70s, the embodiment of the unwavering anticomformist character of the island. Steering a course from Astra and Ibiza to 9 Mouses, Michalis’ daily breakfasts have marked an epoch. He lives on the island and is engaged in photography, painting and interior decoration.

Opposite page: Loukas Doukas, Vasilis Theodoropoulos and Babbis Pasaoglou at Aghios Sostis.

ZACHOS CHATZIFOTIOU

After discovering the island at the beginning of the ’60s, he now admits to being a Mykonos denier. He has written at length about the old days on Mykonos; and his anecdotes are unsurpassable: just like his books, “Memories and Alzheimer”, they are references to a past full of suspense.

GIORGOS DERPAPAS

DANIELE CHIANTINI

MONICA DERPAPA

Born in the historic German city of Dresden, she studied painting and drawing on tissue at the Hamburg Fine Arts School. She grew up surrounded by artists and married Giorgos Derpapas, the painter, with whom she had a son, Michalis, who was greatly influenced by his parents’ artistic DNA. He became a painter as well. She arrived in Mykonos by chance in 1962 and she was literally charmed by the flora, the rocks, the houses, and the colors of the morning sky. Curious about her fascination with this little island, she came back several times till at some moment, she acceded to its wishes and made it her home.

CHRISTOS CHRISTOU

GIUSEPPE CINO

He was the first to open a tattooing studio on the island. Born in Rome, he’s designed clothes for Cavalli, Valentino and Trussardi. He would sleep in New York, wake up in San Francisco, lived in India, but always with a suitcase ready to go. At some point, he reached Mykonos. The suitcase never opened again; he never left; and his presence marked everyone.

PIERRE COUTEAU

After Paris, he traveled in Asia and Africa (the Sahara). He was the first photographer to change the conventional sense of the classic tourist “carte-postale” and turn it into a modern reflection of landscapes (with different artistic issues, mat printing, vivid colours and a white frame). He lived on Mykonos for many

MERKOURIS DEMOPOULOS

He was born in Athens, but is of Mykonos extraction. He permanently lives and works on the island. He owns a workshop/gallery in Chora and teaches religious painting at the DEPAM visual arts workshops.

A truly bohemian figure, he was a painter, engraver, sculptor, poet, intellectual, but also one of Ftelia’s old surfing legends. He came in 1962, then returned to Athens and soon bought the land to build his house there.

The owner of La Cucina di Daniele is a Mykonos fanatic, featuring all the traits of those who choose to become naturalised Greeks. He loves the island, identifies with its traditions and respects its environment, probably even more than some of those born and bred here. He chose Mykonos for its light and colours, not for its cosmopolitan side. Despite being low profile in terms of publicity, he boasts a strong personality and a strong sense of humour, which have protected him from pointless disputes or contentions, and have also brought him great respect and appreciation. La Cucina di Daniele, on the road to Ano Mera, has been established as one of the best Italian restaurants in Greece.

He moved from Cyprus to the United States and then to Matala (Crete) before settling on Mykonos, where he has lived since 1979. Diver, fisherman, sculptor, chef and philosopher, from his tavern located at Ai-Giannis, Christos Christou gets rid of the meaningless and focuses on the essence of things.

years and he has published two photo books (Mykonos & Postcards of Mykonos, published by Haitalis).

LOUKAS DOUKAS

The rocks and the light were enough to get Gilles Ballini to form a lasting contract with the island.

The “Duke of Pareos” disembarked on the island in 1969 and has been here ever since. A legendary figure, he’s been present at every major event of the island. The first to bring the sarong to the island.

DSQUARED2

How audacious is it to suggest tartan checks with a formal twist? Fashion designers, Dean and Dan, the twins from Canada, have almost clocked 20 years of Mykonos obsession—when they are not dashing about the catwalks of the world that is. An invite by their good friend Lakis Gavalas to his house on the island of the winds was enough to bookmark the holiday chapter on Mykonos. Their return each summer to the beaches and the streets of the island are combined with all they could ask for in their summer escape: good food, nice people and the ultimate in entertainment! The eccentric designers took the Italian and international fashion scene by storm 22 years ago. Dean and Dan achieved international acclaim from working with showbiz A-listers.

"Mykonos is creativity, originality, challenge, innovation, modesty, sin, purity. Mykonos is inspiration!"

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WALDEMAR FOIT

His meeting with Mykonos in 1993 was love at first sight, when he came to the island to make his own diving centre. The German Waldemar Foit - Guinness World Record holder - with many years of experience and devotion to the sea, knows the Mykonos deeps like no other.

MIMIS FOUKAS

He is one of those who managed to live the Mykonos dream. He arrived on the island as a child in 1971. Coming from a poor family from Ioannina, he saw Mykonos as the Promised Land. His father worked hard as a waiter in Alefkandra in those first years, and when Mimis grew up he followed suit. For many years, he worked as a waiter in restaurants and then as a barman at Caprice. Mimis Foukas was behind Sea Satin's success, while for the last 4 years he treats his guests in his own unique way at the Roca Cookery.

"Mykonos is creativity, originality, challenge, innovation, modesty, sin, purity. Mykonos is inspiration!" DSquared2

CARL EGON PRINZ VON FÜRSTENBERG

He was born in a German castle, but made the island the centre of his world at the age of 16, following a family cruise. From 1972 Carlito stayed almost permanently and opened his boutiques in Chora. Today, even though he's quite busy with his businesses and the three clothing and accessory Fürstenberg boutiques on the island, he does not forget to note: "If you ask me why I loved Mykonos, I would probably say: "for its light, because it had no water, because it was a simple and poor place. I changed my life for these things."

GIANNIS GALATIS

The alter ego of Mykonos gathered celebrities such as Soraya and Diane von Furstenberg. He designs with inspiration, and his store has now passed into the realms of history. Exuberant and multifaceted, he claims a special bond with the island: “It created me and I created it.” Something little known about Galatis is that, yes, half of Mykonos belongs to him, but his real estate surge is due to his adoration for Mykonos, which he never fails to mention. Because he loves the Mykonian tradition, he has tried to protect it, having foreseen the great changes in terms of construction habits and land value. Consequently, he seems to own most of Mykonos’ traditional

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houses, from Houlakia across to Chora, in an attempt to salvage the architectural heritage of his whitewashed island. Let us not forget that Giannis Galatis, through this artistic prowess, has become sort of a trademark for the island, an eternal ambassador.

JEAN-PIERRE HEIM

Visionary architect with an international architectural and interior design practice in New York, Paris, Shanghai and, of course, Mykonos. Founded in 1980, Jean-Pierre Heim and Associates (JPH) has developed a rich portfolio of private residences, office interiors, retail stores, restaurants, hotels and showrooms. JPH clientele includes private individuals as well as international luxury businesses, such as Van Cleef & Arpels, Revillon, Baccarat, Christian Lacroix, Lanvin, Puiforcat and Club Med. He is a Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Mérite. In 2006 he published, along with his son, Alexander, his photographic album Mykonos Faces, dedicated to the inhabitants of Mykonos.

ERI KAKKAVA

This page: Costas Zouganelis. Opposite page: Margo in the 70s, with actor Thomas Fritz.

Her house, always open to friends but also to contemporary trends, exuding an air of Parisian intelligentsia salons, where famous people flock like they do to Psarou in August. The businesswoman, who through her boutique Jade taught Athenians the meaning of haute couture, is akin to the island's matriarch. With considerable activity in the field of real estate (descendant of the famous landowning Kohylas family), she frequently assumes the role of hostess for illustrious guests such as Ferré and Versace, while she is likely to also be found behind one of the island's largest projects.

ΚAROLINA

She arrived many years ago for holidays, fell in love with the island and stayed... Her paintings inspired from every little thing on Mykonos and an eye - catching childishness, are all over the place. You won’t find a lot of houses in the island without having even one of them. Her paintings are sold in jeweler’s shops. But her presence always makes the difference. You will start chatting instantly and, if she likes you, she’ll start talking about the Mykonos she loves. About Mykonos that changed her life and that still is the source of her inspiration for paintings that secrete a part of her authentic character.


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GIANNIS KAROUTSOS

to forget that he’s not English. He loved his trips to Mykonos so much that, one season he ended up renting a private helicopter to get him there during, yet another one of those general strikes that always seem to threaten his holidays to this idealist island. As the designer said: “The best thing about Mykonos is that the people are warm and welcoming, the faces expressive and accepting. It's an all-embracing place that makes you want to stay forever. I return because I find myself again and am sufficiently re-charged to embark on my next collection.”

He arrived on Mykonos for the first time in '57. After working for many years as a seaman, he settled permanently on the island where he was a distinctive figure in the then up-andcoming world of restaurants. He is considered to be the one responsible for introducing a French touch into Mykonos cuisine. He created the first taverna on the historic Elia beach, leading hippies and high profilers to what was then a completely naked beach.

CHRYSSA KODIZA

At the end of ‘70s, she built her refuge in Aghios Sostis. When her friendship with Philippis Kodizas turned into a love affair, she moved to the island permanently. They were married in 1988 and she became a permanent citizen of Mykonos.

ROBERTO MACDONALD

Italian - naturalized Greek and Mykonean resident, businessman and club owner of the MakeUp clubs in Athens of the 80’s and 90’s. Since 1989 owning a windmill; lives in it as his island home for 4-6 months a year. He first came in 1973 and he loved the simplicity of life on the island, the energy, the wind and its people.

ANDREAS KOUTSOUKOS

Born in Mykonos and married to his first wife Margo Laing -the first lady in Robert Kennedy’s PR department, with huge connections in the world Press- Andreas Koutsoukos was the owner of Pierro’s. The legendary bar existed for 36 whole years and it was on the top-5 list of the best and most famous nightclubs in the world, known for its huge parties and shows with legendary drag queens from the U.S.. Pierro’s hosted famous people from all corners of the earth, such as Dimitris Karelas, Goulandris family, Onassis, Niarhos, Fix, Hatzifotiou, Anna Veltsou, princess Soraya, Bo Derek, Mick Jagger, Elisabeth Taylor, Barbra Streisand, Gianfranco Ferré, Valentino, Versace, Gaultier, Y.S. Laurent, Thierry Muggler, Ben de Lisi, Julien Macdonald, DSquared, Jacqueline Bisset, Darryl Hanah, Yoko Ono even Madonna.

DIMITRIS KOUTSOUKOS

Born in 1955 on Mykonos to a family with many children; his father was a fisherman. Today he lives in America with his family and he is a production manager for a cured meats factory but also makes Mykonian sausages and louzes for his friends. He studied, as he says, at the University of Mykonos and recently, thanks to his interest in photographs co-organized the “Mykonos in the ‘60s” event.

BEN DE LISI

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MARGO

From Canada, a member of Robert Kennedy’s communication staff, to Mykonos, Margo met Andreas Koutsoukos; they got married and together they elevated Pierro’s. In 1987 they separated. She has never returned to Mykonos.

“The best thing about Mykonos is that the people are warm and welcoming, the faces expressive and accepting." Ben de Lisi

SPYROS MELETEPOULOS

Born in Athens, but is originally from Mykonos, so he's been coming to the island since 1965. He studied in Greece and abroad but he had to grow up to uncover his real proclivity which is architecture. So, at the age of 23, he converted a family industrial space from a lumber factory to a club. It was Ergostasio. As a second job now, he created Myrsini House, while he is professionally one of the heads of the family business which is in real estate.

YEHUNDI MENUHIN

The violin charmer–and that’s no cliché. Choosing Mykonos for relaxation, he built a house in Megali Ammos, which was frequented by important artists. When he was forced to leave, he wrote an epilogue with an open concert at which many wept.

ANDREAS MONOGIOS

He was the owner of Ortsa La Banda bar, a favourite hang


out among Mykonians. Loved by all, he was one of the most dashing lads on the island and one of the most eligible men of the time. A talented folk dancer, it is said that he performs the best hasapiko dance, a dexterity that was a great hit among female tourists. His spate of fast living was followed by his career as an accountant. He worked in that field for many years, standing out for his honesty and earnestness. But he decided to make yet another change, coming back to nightlife this time on a professional capacity. Thus he created his own hangout, the Ortsa La Banda. In the dainty and cosy bar, 80% of the clients were Mykonians and his old friends who literally adored him.

LUIS ΟROZCO

He is one of the first, if not the first, artists who permanently relocated to the island. Born in Mexico, where he graduated from the School of Fine Arts, he became enthralled by the Mykonian light during his first visit in 1960, and thus remained. He has mounted exhibitions around the world: in the Americas, Australia, Germany, Denmark. His art, oozing with positive energy and vibrant colours, is inspired by the island. Turning his back on America, he found a simple, unassuming way of life in a place that fits him perfectly. “In painting you must combine and at the same time balance, the intense with the less visible colours. Mykonos doesn’t have many colours. It has no greenery, for instance. But its beautiful light energises everything.”

IVAN OTAVIANNI

One of the first Italians to have a presence on the island, he is considered one of the prime movers of the Laka area, which has become the Little Italy of Mykonos. Ivan, the man from Ravenna, has decisively contributed to this transformation. He first visited Mykonos in 1985 to view Angolo with the prospect of buying it. Since then, he has spent many years here, with a successful career in the world of Italian cuisine on which he put his original stamp. In 1991 he opened the first Sale e Pepe, which until 2004 was a milestone in the culinary scene of Mykonos. After a break of a few summers, when the renowned restaurant remained closed and Otavianni worked at Sol y Sombra, he reopened Sale e Pepe, much to the delight of Italian loving gourmets.

Bottom: Zachos Chatzifotiou on Giorgos Pilafas boat for a lunchtime ouzo.

ORSALIA PARTHENI

She was born in Athens and is the daughter of the renowned fashion designer Dimitris Parthenis. Her love story with Mykonos began when she was just a kid and continuous to date through a professional and personal life cycle. She designs and markets clothes, with shops on Mykonos and all over Greece.

BABIS PASAOGLOU

Piraeus may be his birthplace, but Mykonos is his true home. The owner of Astra, and one of the forefathers of the nightlife scene, set up the first Vengera along with legendary Johnny Reed and then sold it to the Theodoropoulos brothers. The real start came with him opening Ibiza in 1979 in a small alley in Matoyianni. It was the first rock bar on the island. They used to play music with serious attitude: himself, Babis Roumeliotis (Appaloosa) on the decks and Dimitris Bavelas at the bar. Babis Pasaoglou seems to know how to take advantage of opportunities; and where others see problems, he sees action. The same happened with Astra: a problem arose with the owner, leading him to move the venue to where it now stands, in the run-up to its 30th anniversary. Astra is the first nightclub with such distinctive and timeless style that, as he says, they haven't even changed a single screw. He is the most longstanding club owner still in business on the island.

ALBERTO PERETTI

Alberto Peretti found himself on Mykonos by chance, accompanying a friend in 1976. Many years later, the Italian author, designer and owner of the Alberto Peretti PR firm in Milan, which boasts an exclusive clientele, pens that first impression in less than 50 words: "Once is enough to light the Mykonos fire inside you—lights and even colours, sounds and flavours take eternal root in a body possessed, a body that on each journey back seeks its own shadow of the past among the whitewashed alleys." It seems that Peretti has found just that on the streets of Ornos and in his whitewashed residence on the island, as the assiduous Italian has been living almost permanently on Mykonos for many years, fervently avoiding the summer crowds. Spending the rest of the year here

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Clockwise from left: Vaggelio was the heart of Piero's during its golden years. Takis Theodoropoulos of Vengera dance a zeimbekiko in Chrysanthos taverna at Panormos. Vasilis Theodoropoulos coowner of legendary Vengera bar with his beloved dog at Aghios Sostis. Billy Bo was an Athens-based fashion designer and a devotee of Mykonos. Here, on the beach in early 80's. Billy Bo passed away in 1987. Opposite page: Piero's bar gathered many VIP's together with gays and become a place to be on the island.

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on the island that makes him feel free and ageless, Peretti channels his energies into writing, and much more. He relishes the gift of living on that sacred land, discovering things that time has not touched and colouring his days with red, white, orange and purple poppies.

"The light, the sea and its incredible flowers make me consider Mykonos unique. Nowhere else in the world will you find so many poppies!"

BRIAN PICCINI

He was born in Canada, studied at the Douglas College of Fine Arts and after graduating, travelled throughout Europe following the trail of Contemporary Art. He stayed for a while in Italy and has been living permanently in Mykonos for many years.

"It’s paradise on Earth and the cause of my pride when I say ‘my heart is in Mykonos." Jeffrey Siger

BABIS ROUMELIOTIS

“It is the essence of Mykonos hospitality: an appreciation of people.”

He descended on Mykonos in 1993, holding an ace up his sleeve: the Koukos restaurant, which led the Athenian glory days in the '90s. Its Mykonian twin wrote its own history, but Appaloosa was the joint that sealed it. Known as "Little Babis", to distinguish him from "Big Babis" (Pasaoglou, owner of Astra), he has been involved in a series of innovations in his field. First of all, he recruited Michalis Chairetis to decorate the space with bold ethnic touches, which were unique at the time. He was also one of the first to apply the concept of resto-music-bar on the island with a huge success and, most importantly, full tables. Finally, he was one of the first to keep Appaloosa open through the winter as well, offering Mykonians a decent all-season hangout. Meanwhile, he married the daughter of the late Fouskis and became a naturalised Mykonian. He also has a say in music, whenever he gets possessed by his old DJing demons, whatever this may mean.

MINAS SPYRIDIS

Ever since the '70s he has been blazing his signature jewellery trail, expressing a timeless character with iconic creations. Eternal artist, jewellery sculptor, radiant ambassador of Greek ssimplicity in his forms. Owner of Minas jewellery stores. He recognises Mykonos' power and reciprocates by his sheer presence—not every island features a Minas. The store he opened in 1998 is quite distinctive with its signature wooden seats, bearing testament to his love for all things mouldable. Minas is an ambassador for Mykonos, one of those who has attracted influential people to the island, boosting its cosmopolitan profile. Last year the mayor of Mykonos, Konstantinos Koukas approached Minas, in order to involve him in the ambitious plan of the renovation of the historical promenade of the island and it’s further emergence on an international level, through the designers eyes. He accepted wholeheartedly and with his only condition being that he received no remuneration for his work. He wanted this to be his gift to Mykonos. Minas envisioned his designs harmoniously combining modern engineering with classic cycladic aesthetics.

GEORGE SAKLARAS

A man with a long history in the island’s summer scene, Giorgos Saklaras, was for many years the owner of the Panormos Beach Bar Restaurant and watersports on the beach. From 1990 he stays permanently and he is naturalised Myconian. He is in love with the island and its serenity. He is the man behind the new project of Sardelaki in Aghia Anna.

JEAN SEBERG

One of the era’s beauties, she became connected with Mykonos at the beginning of the ’60s. She even bought a house there. The star of “Bonjour tristesse and Breathless” participated in the cult wave of lighthearted and unprecedented freedom.

JEFFREY SIGER

Jeffrey Siger is a writer of mystery books and the creator of the best seller “Murder in Mykonos. He also serves as Adjunct Professor of English at Washington & Jefferson College, teaching mystery writing. “When they ask me what do I like about Mykonos exactly, what made me listen to my heart and make this island my home for seven months every year, the answer is simple: its people. Every day I wake up with a schedule that I’ve made the day before. It never works. Life here is less about keeping your schedules and more about answering telephone calls from friends… They’re also responsible for the countless sleepless nights, the endless feasts, the innumerable festivals and above all, for making the departure in November such a difficult affair. Although I wasn’t born here and have no Greek roots, Mykonos is the place that I would say was my home, more than any other. It’s paradise on Earth and the cause of my pride when I say ‘my heart is in Mykonos’”.

Left page: Minas, Keith Richards, his wife Patti Hansen and Babis Pasaoglou at the sundial, created in 1992 by Minas.

CARSTEN STEHR

Born in Berlin, Germany, Carsten Stehr received his BFA in Painting from the Rhode Island School of Design. After spending 13 years in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, California and France, he is living on the island of Mykonos. Hard as it may be to tame the nature of a globetrotter artist, Mykonos has captured the creative code of Carsten. He created with Michalis Sigkounas the Jackie O’ Bar-

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Mykonos in Gialos and some years later they embarked on an almost ten month creation of the Jackie O’ Beach Club and Restaurant at Super Paradise Beach

ALECOS SYSSOVITIS

Alecos Syssovitis was a devotee of Mykonos through the 80’s. He started his career as a model and he visited the island finally to temporarily settle on it during the summers. He worked at Remezzo and Vengera becoming a familiar yet charming bartender in these hubs where many stories of bohemian fun have been written. When Mykonian days were over, Alecos Syssovitis became an actor. He still acts in several performances while he owns the popular bar theatre Faust in downtown Athens.

SOPHIA THANOPOULOU

A pioneer of Greek jewellery, Maroulina opened her similarly named shop in Mykonos in the early 50s. It was a daring initiative for an Athenian urbanite, but it quickly met with success, attracting like a magnet the big names of art and the international jet set that arrived on the island.

VASILIS THEODOROPOULOS

Athenian Vasilis Theodoropoulos studied photography at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in the crazy 60s. He lived for a while in Berlin, a city where everything was happening in those days. On return, he discovered Mykonos and opened Vengera with his late brother Takis. It closed in 1995 after 20 years and a thousand nights of fun.

RENA TOYIA

She was born in Corfu, but it was Mykonos that made her famous. During the '80s, her restaurant “Rena tis Ftelias”, on Ftelia Beach was “the” place to be for those wishing to see and be seen. Every day, socialites, surfers and locals came together in a restaurant that remains a legend, even though it closed down.

MAKIS TSELIOS

Together with his friend and business partner, Billy Bo, Makis Tselios was an intrinsic part of Mykonos’ most glorious era, infusing the island with even more fashion and haute couture. After Athens, he opened his second boutique in Mykonos

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Paola travelled all around the world until she came to Mykonos – the one place she decided never to leave.

in 1978 together with Billy Bo. It became an attraction for high-profile people, and developed into a kind of embassy for Greek fashion in Matoyianni, hosting glamorous parties and spectacular fashion shows. Makis Tselios is one more ambassador for the good image of Mykonos. He has been so intrinsically linked with the island that he says he now feels that he is a Mykonian in Athens.

VAGGELIO

Her Doric figure dominated Piero’s. Mykonian to the bone, she was the heart of the bar during its golden years. She later established the Diva bar in Little Venice, like a thread keeping alive a tradition not ready to lay down its weapons yet.

ANNA VELTSOU

A true grande dame. She became an attraction for interesting people from around the world, and her house hosted absolutely everyone. Anna Veltsou had an explosive personality, was unbelievably elegant and had a presence that was a real asset for Mykonos.

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Alecos Syssovitis in Vengera.

A true cosmopolitan, he first arrived on Mykonos as a child. An inner urge pushes him to return to Mykonos every year to spend more and more time on the island, to “seize the day.”

STAVROS XARCHAKOS

As a frequent guest, the famous contemporary Greek composer was coming to Mykonos almost every summer. In 1970, they gave a show in Ornos with Amadeo -the “Children of the World”- and he wrote the music. The whole idea was about a caique coming from Delos. And suddenly there was a fire and you could see the caique dragging something behind it. And then Pierro made his appearance, playing Cleopatra, along with 17 children and Anna Colman.

PAOLA ZOUGANELI

The queen who lived in the golden era that defined the future of the island is no longer here. Born in Lausanne, Switzerland, with international roots and a cosmopolitan upbringing, she travelled all around the world until she came to Mykonos – the one place she decided never to leave. In 1987 she established Remezzo and, together


with Makis Zouganelis, Paola opened a whole new chapter. Devoted to her family and fashion, she opened a successful boutique next to Remezzo. She died suddenly in 2008.

“I dreamed of living in one of those magical islands, but I didn’t know how I could do that.”

COSTAS ZOUGANELIS

A restless spirit, eager for new things, he infused professionalism in Mykonos’ nightlife. His local nickname of "god" is not at all coincidental. One of the best professionals in his field and to some, the best. Why? Because he loved his job, he paid great care to attention, possessed and still possesses innate charm and had a certain aura, as those who worked with him maintain. And there are not just a few of them: from his decks and bars paraded future businesspeople, who wrote their own chapters in the history of the Mykonos and Athens nightlife, proving that 9 Muses was a true education. They include Babis Pasaoglou, Yiannis Datsopoulos (Bora Bora), the legendary Alkis IT, Vassilis Lalos and Dimitris Bavelas (Wild Rose). Costas Zouganelis was the only businessman to have four entirely successful venues (9 Muses Athens, 9 Muses Mykonos, 9+9, 9 Muses Asteras). Muses Mykonos was housed in an old boathouse and was so pretty in its simplicity, an ideal setting to nurture the legend that for years in a row entertained royalties, shipping magnates, artists and wandering VIPs. That's where the vodka and tequila with Coca-Cola twin shot started.

“There’s nothing missing and there’s nothing more than enough, either. It’s all perfectly balanced and in the right amount.”

MAKIS ZOUGANELIS

A true gent, Makis Zouganelis linked his name with an establishment holding an illustrious history on the island: Remezzo, which he opened on the site of the pioneering bar Paralos in 1967. The groundbreaking aspect lay first of all in the location, an open and airy place, with different levels, spreading out to the sea itself and affording dreamy views. For night owls, Remezzo was the forefather of Mykonian lounge, welcoming on its couches jet-setters who lent their glamour to the island. Makis Zouganelis, himself a polite gentleman (he was a graduate of the Anarghyrios School of Spetses), together with the late Paola, were one of Mykonos most elegant couples, true paragons of refinement.

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Wearing the sun. statement necklace starring on a naked body, a caftan fluttering in the alleys of Chora, an embroidered swimsuit on the front tables of Little Venice, a linen shirt taking on the Chora Windmills like another Don Quixote. Also, the Island of the Winds giving its name to lacy dresses, cute bags with floral touches, leather sandals with a twist and luxurious shirts. When did Mykonos become a symbol of boho? And when was bohemian added to its stylistic identity? Rejecting the passivity of the trends that need followers, Mykonos has proven that it has an ability to entice, to assimilate in its own alternative atmosphere that teeters between the authentic and the bright, a sphere where dreamy festivities and earthy reality become one. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s how it attracted - and still does - fans of the free spirit philosophy embodied in the gypsettersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; viewpoint, a distinctive bobo style (boho+bohemian), with strong doses of glam and provocation, depending on the era and the decade.

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achos Hatzifotiou remembers his first trips to the island, when hot pants made their appearance only in Athens and the big cities. “In those years, nowhere in provincial Greece and the islands, which were also provincial, would they accept such provocative clothes that the Athenians wore. And there’s the difference with the people of Mykonos. Not only didn’t the Mykonian men and women get upset, but the women started weaving some colourful belts for the girls’ shorts”. The inhabitants didn’t oppose the nudists, that were the island’s absolute beach style in the 50s and 60s. Famous or not, people found paradise on earth on the island and would metabolise with it. It was as if the winds wove the airy fabrics that covered sunburnt skin and the cobblestones whittled the soles, allowing only flat shoes to tread on them, imparting a floating sensation. Because Mykonos is a trip that lifts the senses, it’s inspiration and creation.

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The first humble shops were meant to be the most influential boutiques and gain an international fame.

THOSE WHO MADE THE MYTH

People with self-confidence, persistent and pioneering, have put their mark on this creation and have left a legacy that from the beginning cultivated a style with character. A style that evolves with grace and influences the path of a designer’s pen as well as the way luggage destined for the island is packed. This island with the incredible energy and “the Greek light, that hangs from the forehead, the neck/ the woman’s arms/ this light that hooks your heart/ and carves in your memory one name: Maroulina”. In this excerpt, Maurice Béjart managed to condense all the creative genius of Sofia Thanopoulou, as well as the impulsiveness of the unique Mykonos style: earth, sun and sea transmuted into art and fashion. In Maroulina’s hands seashells first became jewellery, while her elegance made Dior crazy about her belts and shoes and those with discerning eyes, like Melina Merkouri and Eleni Vlachou praised her in high social circles. And thus, Mykonos became an ornament, a new brand. Yannis Galatis was instrumental in this. Eternally in love with the island, his collections are a tribute to Mykonos and her old glamour. From Lee Radziwill’s caftans to Maria Callas’ maxi dresses, Galatis would “baptise” with Cycladic beauty Elizabeth Taylor, Grace Kelly, Soraya and other famous beauties, dressing them with the Aegean sea’s white and blue. On the other hand, the doric simplicity of ancient elegance was represented on the island by Dimitris Parthenis, who since 1979 featured in Mykonos the designs that today are the legacy of the historic Basics collection.

AND THOSE WHO LOVED IT

You can’t pass a garden in full bloom and not smell on you its fragrances afterwards. In the same way the island leads the visitor into adopting a boho island style and a mood

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that functions like a memento and initially like a passport that conceptually opens the island’s treasures so that they become experiences. Jean-Paul Gaultier as a honoured guest of the island, has found the precious balance between the cosmopolitan allure of the island, the white windmills, the whitewashed houses, the narrow alleys and the amazing beaches without people. And he definitely is not the only one that surrenders to the island’s charm. “Mykonos is inspiration!”, say Dean and Dan of Dsquared2 and prove it with the designs that they’ve dedicated to it and a boutique. Neil Barrett acquires strength from the energy field of magical Delos, enjoys the sunset on the beach, when everyone has gone and frequents Cavo Paradiso reverently. Diametrically opposite experiences that sum up his addiction to the Mykonos gypsetting phenomenon. Every time Ben de Lisi leaves London for Mykonos, he has confessed that it’s “… like visiting a very good friend. The heat, the smells, the beautiful morning light electrify you”, while Alessandro Dell'Acqua says it all with his favourite habits: walking on the beach wearing a Bermuda short and a white shirt and gazing at the twilight from his regular room. And if for them, Mykonos is the needed break and a cool breeze, for Valentino Garavani it’s the port, declaring years ago: “I want to have some fun, as I’ve spent my life cloistered in haute couture houses, designing endless sketches every season”.

THE NEW ERA

From dresses to hats, it may all be about airy clothes, and yet they should be embellished.

A standard, even a stylistic one, has to remain steady, giving space to the new pieces of the totem to express themselves in turn on its base. This steady reference that can appear as a pareo in Kalo Livadi, as well as Goumenio or as handmade jewellery in Psarou or else as an island motif in Matoyanni. A history that manages to remain alive through classic figures, such as the Kampana family and their leather sandals and bags. An evolution of this tradition can be found in the bright creations of Actipis, wrought with pebbles and natural materials, the inspired handmade jewellery Harry Jwls and the designs of Elena Varla, that combine gold and leather with corals and stones, in amazing pieces that proudly proclaim their origins. But also materials from beyond the island’s horizon, exotic and luxurious, offer the yeast for even more imagination, especially when they’re utilised by the watchmaker team Originate mykonos. In the game of style there’s new blood, with new ideas and prospects for even more distinctions of the island worldwide. Yes, things have changed, but still, the gypsetters’ marks leave their traces in the whitewashed alleys. Vassilis Theodoropoulos might have put the closing titles on Vengera “… when the first high heels came to Mykonos”, but this unique island-boho atmosphere is still going strong. So strong, that it would make Dimitris Horn declare theatrically again, “Monte Carlo, what Monte Carlo?”


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Feeling beautiful in your own body, considering it as the canvas for a piece of art where style, fabrics and desigh are the colors to draw a natural picture of you dressed up with the hues of the island. Taking that as a statement, painting and fashion design walk hand in hand on Mykonos making art out of what the island signifies for those who draws inspiration from it, such as Giannis Galatis and Luis Orozco

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HAT Protection comes first, but this society loves the sun, so it is also a summer celebration proof (hat: Ibo Maraca). SARONG It is wrapped around the body stating that it is a beach item. Well, not necessarily (sarong: Dante).

JEWEL For a bohemian, it is a statement of art upon the body (necklace: Harry Jwls). The natural feeling of the decorative items made of wood.

Towel: it goes further than the beach, as the very artistic ones are perfect to be worn instead of a sarong.

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The natural feeling of the decorative items made of wood.

KIMONO Born to be delicate and graceful, it is worn all day everywhere (kimono: Pink Sands).

SANDAL The ancient Greek type is preferred - not only by bohemians (sandal: Isapera).


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AT T H E A RC H A E OL O GICA L M USEU M OF M Y KO N O S , T H E R A D I A N T H I S T O RY O F C YC L A D I C J E W E L L E RY W I L L BE PR ESEN T ED I N A H ISTOR ICA L T I M E L I N E T H AT EXTENDS 7 MILLEN NIA INTO T H E PA S T. BY Efi

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he dynamic presence of ancient jewellery as artworks that could be conveyed in the present, influencing our modern taste and aesthetics, is an idea that runs through the exhibition “Vanity: Stories of Jewellery in the Cyclades". From Neolithic jewellery from the 6th millennium B.C. to the 1970s, the history of Cycladic jewellery is traced through the 230 exhibits from 19 different Cycladic islands: Amorgos, Andros, Despotiko, Delos, Thera, Ios, Kea, Kimolos, Kythnos, Milos, Mykonos, Naxos, Paros, Rinea, Saliago, Sifnos, Syros, Schinoussa and Tinos. The passage of time creates connecting links with the present in Greek jewellery. This was the initial intention of the curators of the “Vanity” exhibition at the Archaeological Museum: introduce the energy of these objects to the numerous “pilgrims” on Mykonos, as they narrate the many facets of Greek civilization that comes from the inspiration, the inner metaphysical power that the artisans and creators transformed into matter. “Vanity” is the first trans-Cycladic exhibition featuring artifacts from recent archaeological finds that are presented to the public for the first time. They are on loan from the National Archaeological Museum in Athens, the Byzantine Museum, the Ecclesiastical Museum of Ekatontapyliani on Paros, and the Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Collection of Artworks from Naoussa, Paros.The exhibition theme is encapsulated in three unique paintings: an icon of the Virgin and Child from Paros made in the 17th century, the well-known Late Cycladic fresco of the “Priestess” from the prehistoric city of Akrotiri, and a full-body fresco of the Virgin and Child dating from the 13th century, Naxos. These frescoes are exhibited for the first time in the Cyclades, and the latter for the first time anywhere. In “Vanity” the Neolithic jewellery of the 6th millenum, together with 18th century Mykonian earrings, the baptismal cross worn by Manto Mavrogenous, the jewellery of Sophia Thomopoulou (also known as Maroulina of Mykonos) from the 1960s, open a bold “conversation” with more contemporary Greek jewellery for the first time. Diadems, spiral hair rings and earrings, necklaces and pendants, fibulas and pins, rings and bracelets, made of shell, bone and ivory, simple and semiprecious stones, glass, faience and coral, as well as bronze, silver and gold, showcase the eternal human need of decorating the body, hair, and clothing in order to attract, to beguile, to stand out, to impose, to invite favour or ward off evil. From the polysemy of these artifacts, their role as evidence of human vanity and coquettery was chosen, thus highlighting their timeless function and connecting them with contemporary humans.

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A narrative of the many facets of Greek civilization that the artisans transformed into jewels.

The exhibition's concept is showcased by the inspired museum's design by Kois Associated Architects.

A piece of jewellery must offer an identity to each era. The ideal creator gives birth to the characteristic and eternal forms that not only reflect the spirit of the age, but go beyond it to form the public’s artistic sense and what we call fashion. Regarding the work of Sofia Thomopoulou, known as Maroulina of Mykonos (a generous concession by her grandson Aris Georgiadis), one notices that her jewellery is not afraid of being compared with the contemporary style. She created artworks characterized by the dynamism of innovation in 1955, when two children brought her the shells they had collected from the beach and asked her to craft a pair of earrings for their mother. More and more followed, the collection grew to include good luck charms and amulets, worry beads and boxes, papers cutters and ashtrays, key holders and cuff links. The exhibition closes with contemporary creations by leading Greek artists who have designed pieces especially for this “Vanity” exhibition, including Deux Hommes, Elena Syraka, Ileana Makri, Ioanna Souflia, Lito, Minas, Nikos Koulis, Sofia Vamiali, Sophia Kokosalaki, Two is Company, Venyx by Eugenie Niarchos and Yannis Sergakis. “Jewellery has been eternally inspired by geometry or by nature, and it is here that we find the reconciliation of the two”, says Yannis Sergakis about his contribution to the Vanity exhibition with a pair of golden earrings made of lapis lazuli and white diamonds. According to Sergakis, gold symbolizes the golden islands of the Aegean in the summer, diamonds represent the Aegean light and lapis lazuli the sea. “The criteria of our selections did not aim for direct references to antiquity, as is usually the case in the traditions of Greek jewellery making,” adds Michalis Pantos, who curated the participations of the twelve contemporary Greek designers. The latter were given the freedom to convey their personal “imprint”, either as a more “real” piece, or in the form of a more stylized one, or “costume” artwork. Their work is presented via different mediums, such as gold, silver, precious and semiprecious stones, as well as fabric and marble. “These twelve designers certainly do not delineate the range of design in contemporary Greek jewellery. There are other designers through which Greek jewellery continues to write its own history,” adds Michalis Pantos. Jeweller and gemologist Nikos Koulis stands out among this new “Vanity” generation. He has created a bracelet with yellow gold and black enamel oval shapes, thus combining two of his main influences: ancient Greek motifs and Art Deco forms. The contrast in colours and materials, the primitive gold and contemporary enamel, create a new interpretation of the timeless search for luxury and the value a piece of jewellery can carry across time. The exhibition’s concept is uniquely showcased by the inspired museum design by Kois Associated Architects and lighting design by Eleftheria Deko.

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The idea and design of “Vanity” goes beyond the regular framework of an archaeological exhibition.

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The exhibits win over the demanding audience of Mykonos and make it visit the museum.

The evolution of jewels reaches the minimal approach of modern techniques.

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ummer, 1960. The door opens and out comes a tall and slender man. The door stays open, while the man walks through the narrow streets on his way to meet his friends. He will not be back for a while, as discussions with Vgenoula are endless. The sun is still shining into the room, much like the laughter of the children playing outside. But suddenly, the voices stop. Their attention has been drawn by the papers the man had left on his desk. Papers that perhaps had been hurriedly doodle on, perhaps erased and then re-written, random names depicted in color, words struggling to hold their presence among the sketches. They attracted the children like magnets, and the game continued. With the sketches in tow! This could have been a simple, everyday scene if this man were not Cy Twombly and these papers were not a series of sketches titled Delian Ode, inspired by the night the artist had spent on Delos. There, amongst the marble lions and the ancient walls, Edwin Parker “Cy” Twombly Jr. came in close contact with Apollo and Artemis, and felt the magical energy of the island make the stories told about these gods in mythology and literature even more evocative. Upon his return to Mykonos, the artist conveyed all this information and his feelings into 24 designs, in his unique way. It is during this time that he delves into the study of

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Greek antiquity, invents his own visual language, an escape to describe everything he has gained from his travel through his art, a specific form of memory. “I have an endless desire to see and feel this ancient miracles. My work yearns for contact with them,” the artist had once remarked. And so it happened that summer, when he came to Mykonos and rented out a room from Vgenoula. With his wife, Baroness Tatiana Franchetti and his close friend, Nicola Del Roscio, the person now responsible for the Cy Twombly Foundation. Greece and Greek history enchanted the artist to a great extent, and Greek mythology had already held a prominent role in his works from the end of the 1950s, but also later on, culminating in the 1970s. The way he chose to respond to the zero artistic movement of the time, which did not consider painting to be of any importance, was to develop a new language, so that his artworks evoke an expressive immediacy. In this way, he wanted to give movement to his works, to create motifs through repetition and intensity through a type of “automated writing”. Known as the “naughty child” of abstract expressionism, his work could be compared to a seismograph recording the vibrations of the earth. An earthquake of images, poetry lines, symbolism and emotions. He is one of the greatest artists of his time, appreciated for his alternative style and his particularity. But above all else, he was praised for his ingenious technique of expression. A technique of profound contemplation and absolute freedom, much like the curiosity of children that almost led his personal Ode to Delos, into oblivion. Thankfully, the island gods protected it. Probably because Cy was one of their favourites.

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Cy Twombly's works of art inspired by ancient Greek mythology are presented for the first time alongside unique ancient artifacts, in the "Divine Dialogues. Cy Twombly and Greek antiquity" exhibition at the Museum of Cycladic Art (until 3/9,cycladic.gr)

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Extraordinary events have a principal place in the Mykonos Biennale. "Dance antidote", Silvia Macci.

A hip fair made in Mykonos hat role do the Orphic Mysteries and a treasure hunt play on modern Mykonos? They are part of a cultural project that aims at bringing together different forms of art since 2013. Mykonos Biennale is the brain child of the restless and world-renowned Greek multimedia artist, Lydia Venieri. An original event with avant-garde, alternative, bold projects where art is diffused throughout the streets of Mykonos, and occupy museums, churches, monuments, lighthouses and windmills. Why Mykonos? This enigmatic, transcendent island has always been a hub of all types of culture and has unsurprisingly attracted a diverse mix of people: from archaeologists, to intellectual purists, artists, hippies and jetsetters, attracted by the immense physical beauty of the island and the sea. And the great tradition the island has of freedom of expression, unique architecture and antiquities, not to mention the privacy the island affords. The proximity of Delos makes Mykonos even more attractive as a destination. Not usually available to the public, this sacred island became for the first time the scene of a treasure hunt at the Biennale in 2015. Multimedia art joined nature and humanity, and became a lifestyle. Lydia says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mykonos is the ground where the roots of the alternative thought are planted.

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Mykonians have strong traditions, but they are also quick-thinking, open-minded, and innovative people who understand Greece's necessity for love and support. Mykonos is an oasis and a shelter, a symbolic island.” The festival actually offers space to artists from all over the world to create something new, to break the borders of art, using the telluric energy and hermetic beauty of this cosmopolitan island. The international multicultural events interact with the local memories, traditions and historical spaces creating a unique experimental event. The art exhibitions, the installations, and performances of the artists, the musicians and dance groups spread throughout the monasteries, the museums, the old houses, the ancient island of Delos, the windmills and other monumental buildings, like a treasure map of the old island. The 3rd Mykonos Biennale theme is TransAllegoria. “It raises (and answers) the question of the capacity of Art to initiate, introduce and captivate... Art which transforms energy into creation and creation into life. The saga of the Great Ideas, at the transcendental Island that changes everyone into something new, something that discovers only in place”, as Lydia Venieri, the organizer of Mykonos Biennale, has stated. It includes a treasure hunt on Delos, video graffiti (art videos presented on the city’s walls), the international short film festival “Dramatic Nights” and the revival of the stomping for the grapes, a real pigeage, as ritual initiation in the Orphic Mysteries. It exhibits works and installations by various artists presented in diverse locations and unusual public spaces on Mykonos creating a symposium where art and philosophy meet in harmony to work with the energy of the island. (1-5/9, various locations on the island, mykonosbiennale.com)

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Clockwise from top left: Cecilia Dupire. "Antidote box", Jim Shaw. Daniel Lommel's dance group at pigeage.


Liliane Lijn, the first woman artist to work with kinetic text, is participating in this year's biennale.

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The nomads of Mykonos stuff their batik cotton bags with the sarongs from Bali, the trinkets from India, the inhibitions from their family. In the late 50s they dive in the waters of Elia, a pristine beach accessible only by boat. Strangely enough, the locals do not scramble down the slopes brandishing crosses and incense burners to exorcise the sinners. On the contrary, they welcome them. And that becomes a bounty for all sinners on Earth. The naked body is more than just an arty fancy. It becomes the platform of an inner liberation starting â&#x20AC;&#x201C;why not?- in Elia.

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LET THE U TOPI A OF THE WI NDS LOOSE AG A I N

The Bohemian culture depends on places, even as vague symbols: Afghanistan (once upon a time), Goa, Bali, Mykonos, Ibiza. Where geographic borders, namely the locations, end, the utopias start. But as Zygmunt Bauman says, in the era of postmodernism we already reside in non-places, hence the lack of the desire for a utopia: "the ou (not) + topos (place) of utopia derived from the word topos is now fluid and homeless, with no hope for a reconnection with the roots.” It is the end of illusion and the beginning of a new life.

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THE R ITES DE PA S S AG E H AV E N O AG E

It was some time in the 70s, when the full moon of August, rising collusively in Panormos and Aghios Sostis, triggered the famous barefoot Full Moon parties. A breath away from the sandy beach of Panormos, at the spot where the taverna of Chrysanthos used to stand, makeshift bars and loudspeakers were set up, and the moon lovers worshiped the moon of the Aegean. Those comingof-age ceremonies, just like the first swim stark naked, the meditation sessions, or the illusion of eternal carefree life, became the trademarks of the flamboyance of a youth that scared death. That explains why some opted for the“live fast, die young” way out. RIP Takis, Johnny, Paola, Anna, Pierro...

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4. BELONGI NG, BU T NOT QU IT E Nomadic life presupposes wandering and adventure. Just like a trip to Mykonos in the 60s, when disembarkation was carried out with launches. The ship would drop anchor offshore, the visitors would walk down the ladder and embark on smaller boats which would eventually bring them to the island. The only way to reach a beach was on foot or by boat. These wanderings required good company, but all in a fragile collective spirit. As Pola Bousiou notes: “Ultimately, what is hidden is a deeply involved – yet impersonal – affective community with fluid and noncommitted membership. The Nomads of Mykonos keep returning to a series of alternative affective groups largely to heal a ‘split’: between their desire for autonomy, rebellion and aloneness, and their need to affectively belong to a collectivity”.

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SA M E S E X L OV E IS ST I LL L OV E

It is a well known fact that Lord Byron, the "patriarch" of gypsetters and a true lady killer, loved people of the same sex too. He never visited Mykonos, so it was reportedly the gay friends of Maria Callas and Liz Taylor who sent out the first smoke signals from the island. And, of course, Pierro Aversa who set his foot on the island in the late 60s. He met Andreas Koutsoukos (his secret love?) and his wife, Margot Lane, and they set up Pierro's Bar, the temple of the gay community in Matogianni. The rest is history which respectfully conceals the essence of the bohemian rhapsody: namely, the freedom to self-manage your body and your sexuality, no matter how narcissistic that sounds.

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PA S S I O N FOR B E AU T Y R EQU I R ES T RU E G R I T. TH E M ASKS A LWAY S FA L L , A FTER ALL.

The passion for aesthetics was widespread among the Mykonos nomads, and, according to Pola Bousiou, it lacked emotion. It was that passion for the perfect body, as if it were there just to be looked at and not to live in and enjoy. The hegemony of the gaze seems to have been one of the rules of those nomads and that was what brought about the show that Lila Zervopoulou mentions. How much room was there for relationships, groups of friends or spontaneity in all of that? How dearly did those who claimed to be “faceless” carry their faces around? If we are now living in the age of self-referentiality, then its traces are deeply rooted in the 60s and the worship of individualism.

No matter how much cash and credit you have, it cannot redeem your freedom. The Bohemians of Mykonos had no budget but rather empty pockets, even in the case where they had an illustrious family background. What made Carl von Fürstenberg one of the island’s legends was not his origins, but the essence of his life. It is the choices that make all the difference. Two negatives equal an affirmative: No to convention, no to oppression. Yes to freedom. Those enticed by the island came, as a rule, without a plan. Brian Piccini, George Derpapas, Thomas Fritz and Margot Lane are only a few of those cases.

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TOU R ISTS ARE EPHEMERAL. NOM A DS ARE ETER NA L

Once upon a time Matoyianni was a poor street in Chora. Today it has become its goldmine. What is there still alive behind the mightily expensive stores and the glittery restaurants? Is the spirit of Fouskis, the revelry at Vengera, the eccentricity of the gay people still there? The “easy living” mindset that made Mykonos what it is today? Is that still there? Well, today the island is a tourist destination, an exhibit of a long foregone rock aesthetic that persists in reminding us that the present is not detached from that yesterday whose hearthstones - at least some of them - are still here: Aghios Sostis, Kiki’s taverna, Phokos, Myrsini, Ano Mera.

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"Certainly more than a few went crazy in Mykonos. They drank, stayed up all night, flipped out and, if they were unable to control it, they passed to the other side" admits Vassilis Theodoropoulos , the owner of Vengera, the bar that marked the boho movement. His words are a reminiscence of the wild parties that Mykonos became famous for, where every outlandishness seemed in place – something like the sex, drugs and rock'n'roll moto? But beware of the “Enter at your own risk” sign.

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TIME IN M Y KO N O S IS T I M ELESS

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a dive into tradition through the houses, the people, the rites and customs combined with hedonistic cosmopolitanism and eventually an eccentric setting. This very mixture of aesthetics and culture gives every informed visitor the feeling of déjà-vu; the intimacy,as the legend of Bohemian Mykonos was essentially built on.

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T H AT E N E RG Y HAS A LWAY S BEEN T H E R E; A PERMANENT R ESI DENT

Many believe that Mykonos is unique due to its secret energy. The nomads of the 70s, influenced by Eastern philosophies, organised festivals under the sun and went to Delos in pursuit of the signs of the gods. Some attribute the secret of vitality that characterizes the island to the winds; others say that, aside of all of that, it was the groups of friends who created history, history still being written today, but in different ink.

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IN MYKONOS COUPLES ARE NOT A NATIVE SPECIES

Mykonos used to bring out the best and the worst in everyone. Many couples visited the island only to separate. That was the place to try out their relationship and that’s because if you were a beautiful girl, people would definitely flirt with you. Same goes for handsome men. Everything was done on the edge. You had to be extra careful. Mykonos was never an island for strong bonds, even though many love stories started here. Once you identified with the setting, you were bound to fall into the trap. If you held back a little, you could avoid it and save yourself.

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rom north to south, from East to West, from design heavens to all time classics and sands of ultimate fun, follow the path of the perfect 8 hangouts, starting from San Giorgio. In the early 90s a Mykonian fisherman bought a piece of land on Paradise beach. Fast forward to 2012 and the humble 34 room hotel is transferred to the owners of Paradise Club, Thomas Heyne and Mario Hertel. Together with Markos Dachtylidis, they approached Design Hotels to present their vision of an innovative hosting experience, a place where acquaintances and like-minded strangers would unite under the roof of a common gypset philosophy, a bohemian carefree style. The timing was ideal. Design Hotels had launched its first temporary retreat in Mexico in 2011 and wanted to introduce this new pop-up hospitality logic to the Mediterranean. The former Design Hotels Creative Director, Michael Schickinger together with the interior designer Annabell Kutucu didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t waste any time: respecting the islandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s heritage, they created San Giorgio, a design retreat with carefully selected folk decorative elements. The obvious handmade origin from the hands of experienced, local artisans warms the open spaces and reflects the laid-back style of the hotel. (sangiorgio-mykonos.com)

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A man who managed to enjoy his two loves. Horses and Mykonos have stolen Fanis Rouvas heart. FOKOS his is the last, untouched treasure of Mykonos and it’s proud of it. A best kept secret away from the trodden paths, it’s picturesque, silent, with the island’s coldest waters. As we say, the perfect scene for exploring it on a horseback. There hasn’t been an invasion of umbrellas and sunbeds and the visitors enjoy a unique view of the sea and a wild black rock. It could be characterised as the Queen of calm, as it’s very few people who visit the small bay. Some of them join Fanis Rouvas to an alternative tour by the sea riding horses. Wild beauty, rocks and somewhere in between a piece of sand. He used to spend his winters quietly, raising horses in Aghios Athanassios, Edessa. Till he decided to see the arid and wild landscape of Mykonos. A mountaineer horse-charmer visited the island to test his horseback riding skills and it stole his heart. Seeing Fanis for the first time, one can easily detect the sturdiness and confidence in his movement matching in harmony his clear, straightforward look. His contact with those noble creatures has instilled him with passion for horseback riding and love for the countryside. He is the most experienced free horseback riding guide in the trails of still untouched Mykonos, where civilization has not yet made its sweeping charge.

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SCORPIOS magine you're on an exotic island and you're enjoying the bohemian experience of gazing at the sea from an aesthetically pleasing beach bar. You don't have to go to the Seychelles or Barbados to experience this. Paraga beach has acquired its own modern set of the "Blue Lagoon", designed by the architectural firm K-Studio. Who wouldn't want to see the high standards beach bar-restaurant, with a contemporary bohemian aesthetic and a laid-back ambience, a worthy successor of the aura of San Giorgio Hotel, the proud Mykonian member of Design Hotels? This is a rhetorical question. We all want to witness the grand beach project. Maybe it's aspiring to win some of the glamour of the renowned Onassis island, which was at the time, the centre of the international star system. What Scorpios has certainly earned, is to bring Paraga beach back to the forefront. Not without reason. Built around a contemporary interpretation of the ancient Greek agora, Scorpios is a gathering place meant to galvanize the artistic, spiritual, and social life of the community. Founded on the five pillars of music, healing, design, food, and art, our program of collective rituals fosters a spirit of organic togetherness. (scorpiosmykonos.com)

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DELOS he beginning of everything. The energy, the light, the history, the connection with ancient culture and all those that are “baptised” by its almost metaphysical atmosphere. Enlightened by the existence of this historic place that is not like any other. A grand, alternative, deserted and magical island. A place that praises the glorious past and attracts those that seek something different and prove it by leaving - even for a little while - cosmopolitan Mykonos. A literal and metaphorical node, if we ponder that from a religious nucleus of Apollo worship and later main commercial route of the Mediterranean, it remains today a place suitable for meditation and inspiration. Which other place has been connected to its energy to such an extent, either because it’s Apollo’s birthplace or because it’s on the volcanic arch of the south Aegean and the Peloponnese or because it’s “soaked” with the intensity of the Ancient Greek Sun God? How can you not adore Delos, not follow it and let it lead you onto new paths, outside the norm, light years away from the neighbouring opulence and vanity. Here you find yourself, you meet him under all the veils of social self-realisation, greeting you like a cheerful child and inviting you to renounce your mask and armour and join in the dance of the initiated - some would say the gypsetters - with all your being.

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Barefoot chic in Aghios Ioannis is reflected on its suites and premium services.

as the beach is just 50 meters away. As for the culinary experience, it begins with the fragrant breakfast of Greek and international selections, while listening to the melody of the waves. The Mediterranean gastronomic tradition is at its best here with the inspired dishes of the talented chef Ntinos Fitinakis at the taverna or the exquisite gastronomic events all through the season. Even if all you want is a signature cocktail at the hotel’s lounge bar, one word will form in your mind, as you gaze out at the Aegean Sea and Delos: magic! (bill-coo-hotel.com)

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t is the recent alter ego of Bill & Coo Suites and Lounge, a pure representative of barefoot luxury named Bill & Coo Coast Suites. Of course, it was welcomed with glowing comments by the international press and acknowledged magazines. It’s in a unique spot in Aghios Ioannis, which embraces the sea, facing sacred Delos, the magnificent sunset and the blue Aegean seascape. Even if the bustle and the aura of Chora, is only three kilometres away, here things are different. Because the five-star Bill & Coo Coast Suites with its privileged position, ensures with absolute style the prerogative of comfortable privacy with its 15 roomy suites almost touching the beach. The external spaces follow a gradient that fits harmoniously with the Mykonos landscape, almost becoming one with it. This was the concept, as was expressed in the work of the Greenways landscape architects, who used white stone and bamboo as a structural element that created partitions that offered shade and protection from the wind, without blocking the view. The atmosphere becomes even more impressive in the pool area, which seems to become one with the sea, while simultaneously the surrounding space creates an impression of luxurious simplicity, thanks to the traditional stone, the off-white pergolas, the unpretentious lounge corners. Additionally, the 15 suites are a case study in immediacy without losing a sense of refinement. Common to all of them, whether they’re 30 or 45 square meters with private pool, is the luminous white of the walls, the wooden details and the bespoke furniture, which give an artistic touch to the spaces, with the signature of K-Studio. All the suites’ settings lead naturally to the Mykonos aesthetic, as it utilises elements of the island’s tradition, to create original effects, like the wall seats which essentially are a continuation of the wall. Another element is the forged marble over the bed, which creates the illusion of an all-white fabric without becoming overbearing, in a space which celebrates simplicity and the natural colour of sand, sea and rock,


FTELIA p until a few years ago Ftelia was nothing more than a well-kept secret, known only by local surfers and their friends, who would arrive en masse from Athens when strong winds surfaced. They couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have cared less whether they stayed in a five-star hotel complete with pool or if they slept in the back of their car; they completely disregarded the clothes they would wear when going out at night and to whether they would eat at a good restaurant or merely settle for souvlaki. Τhe waves on Ftelia beach were and continue to be enough reason for them to party. Today this beach embraces anyone looking for authentic holidays. Its fans include the more bohemian islanders who remain authentic and have not been swept up by the appropriate lifestyle that has taken Mykonos by storm over the last decade.

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FTELIA CASTAWAY s we say, the place where you can realize what enjoying relaxation really means. Following by casual tastes next to the waves. The chilled atmosphere, impeccable service and relaxing music are its great assets. Add to them the actual Mediterranean cuisine with a touch of Italian deliciousness, embracing the health standards of the Med diet and the comfy poufs, under the coolness of the tress and rocks and you have a unique all day experience of tastes and fun. So, take a break from surfing or bring summer delicacies to a lazy day by the beach. For those who believe that the word “authentic” is just as important as the word “fun” and who don’t feel that they have to be on anyone’s guest list, Ftelia offers relaxing moments in an alternative corner of the island. The beach takes on another meaning when the winds come in from the south, the island’s most secret hiding place serves as a shelter for those who want to see Mykonos in a different light and get away from the routine. (Ftelia, +30 22890 72466, ftelia-restaurant.gr)

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AGHIOS SOSTIS he island’s most alternative option— with a lack of sun loungers and umbrellas, but with fantastic turquoise waters and golden sand—has for many years attracted the locals and those in search of something different. Except for the scarcity of parking, the beach’s advantages lie in its sense of space and complete indifference to fashion labels. An abstract dress code, an option to join the nudists, and true pleasure in enjoying the beach’s wild beauty aside those anchoring their yachts. If you would ask those who go there often, they would advise you to visit the beach from May to mid-July and then from September to avoid the harsh August meltemi winds. If you’re planning to spend more than a couple of hours here, organisation is needed in the form of umbrellas, water and snacks. If you don’t have any problem walking up hills, Kiki, the little tavern, is the only place for supplies. Don’t forget to take your mask and flippers. Snorkelling here is an absolute must, especially when the southern winds make the water simply magical.

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Kitty J. Laios They have obtained the property of their dreams on this magical island. You have taken, but also given a lot of joy. Why is the island the ideal location for what you do? Because everything the island offers increases the demand! As a result, you have the knowledge and satisfaction of working with the most demanding and high standard customers. What challenges lie ahead for you now? An excessively demanding audience and quality of services, as well as the challenge of finding superior real estate that is available, as the market is moving at a very fast pace with all the more requirements. What is the best part of the day for you? The end of a successful meeting or deal. Which part of the island is your sanctuary? My home! From there I can watch and enjoy the bustling movement of the island, the endless blue, the coming and going of boats, the wonderful sunrise and the sunset.

Despina Gavala The best advice you've been given? From my mother, to be humble and simple. What makes a successful person? A successful person is someone who has succeeded in their efforts, but it can also be someone who has tried even without succeeding. In my opinion, it is definitely not someone who has not made any effort, no matter how successful they may appear. What would you change, if you could, on Mykonos? I would make every effort to safeguard the island’s attractive image, by concentrating on parts that are ugly. For example, I cannot comprehend why – on such an island – there are areas full of rubbish. What excites you on the island? The blue of the sea, the white of the houses and the incredible energy that the island contains. What would you take with you if you had to leave for some time? Books and good music are more than enough. Your favourite saying? I stop when I've finished and not when I'm tired.

Leonidas Karantzalis What fascinates you in your work? The most interesting part of my work is undoubtedly the chance to connect with people from all over the planet. You never get bored when you’re daily in contact with such diverse cultures, customs, humour. It’s incredibly refreshing and it definitely opens your eyes and helps you look outside your little world. Why is the island an ideal location for a hotel business? Because Mykonos is already one of the top destinations in the world. As a businessman, I don’t have to worry about advertising the island and attracting visitors, as happens with other less known but beautiful places in Greece. So, I can focus on how I can offer the best possible experience to the hotel’s visitors. How much has hospitality evolved on the island in the last years? The level of services is evolving rapidly in Mykonos, so the bar is now very high. The increased competition of recent years is definitely benefiting the visitors, as it requires of the businesses to continually improve their services. I’m also proud when I hear people from

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abroad mentioning how unpretentious the sense of hospitality that they received from the Greeks they met during their holiday is. What are the challenges that you have to face now? The biggest challenge that all businesses have to face in Greece these days, is to survive in an age where the State puts ever greater obstacles in front of them. There’s often anger when it’s apparent that the Government has no intention of supporting Tourism and is only busy with how it will “squeeze” businesses to the last drop. Which spot on the island is your sanctuary? If I reveal it, it won’t be a sanctuary. What’s the motto that expresses you? «You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.» Mae West

Yiannis Nerantzis What would you suggest someone to do, who’s coming to Mykonos for the first time? No matter how hard he tries to see all the beauties of the place, one time is not enough. Which spot on the island is your sanctuary? The facilities of Golden Catering in Ano Mera, where I’m most hours of the day, to coordinate our events with our team.

Dimitris Vakalopoulos & Theodora Nendou What are the challenges that you have to face now? Obviously the adjustment to the new “status” of the financial and social reality and the maximum utilisation of the new circumstances. Is Mykonos worth all the delays and difficulties that you may have encountered? We think so. It’s a place where everybody works hard, but also know how to have fun and enjoy the island’s beauties. What fascinates you in your work? The rare relationship of trust between a lawyer and his client and the challenge for the “discovery” of a different and viable solution in every case. What would you suggest someone to do, who’s coming to Mykonos for the first time? To enjoy every moment of the day and night! What’s the best moment of the day for you? The sunset, without a doubt! What’s the motto that expresses you? To do great things, you don’t have to be a genius. You don’t have to be above other people. You have to be with them!

Dr Konstantinos Nazos Within this framework, Sea Medical Health Clinic, through its 18 different specialties, has the mission of promoting and offering the highest human benefit, health, in a space of high aesthetics with ultra-modern medical equipment and dedicated doctors and nursing staff. We should note here, that the services provided, whether it’s prevention or therapy, are offered to the island’s visitors as well as the inhabitants of Mykonos and the nearby Cycladic islands. What does the existence of a Dialysis Unit - «SEA» Nefro Suites on the island mean for medical tourism? The Chronic Dialysis Unit, which is housed in the new 1.600 square meters wing of Sea Medical Clinic, is a big investment, changes current conditions and strengthens in multiple ways medical tourism in Mykonos and Greece. The existence of such a unit is of great


importance, equipped with ultra-modern equipment, as it gives the means to thousands of people with kidney diseases to enjoy their vacations in a popular destination, such as Mykonos, ensuring a higher quality life, without risking their health. As a Mykonian, how do you see the island’s evolution? Mykonos has become a top international touristic destination, which is a challenge, as on the one hand, it must maintain its authentic character and hospitality and on the other, it must adapt and go a step further following the international trends of the world tourist market. All this with one goal in mind: making the brand name Mykonos reaching to the top! Why did you go into Medicine? Contributing to and believing in my fellow human beings, through the advancement of their health, led me to choose Medicine, which is evolving rapidly through research and technology, making it the highest and only science whose subject is human beings themselves and not their material creations. Why was the Dialysis Unit - «SEA» Nefro Suites chosen specifically and not some other medical service? The Chronic Dialysis Unit, as has already been mentioned, is an evolution of the services of Sea Medical Health Clinic, through the improvement of the provided medical services and the expansion of its building infrastructure. It’s an visionary investment, helping people with kidney failure enjoy a better quality of life and contributing to the further development of medical tourism in Greece. What’s the social benefit of the existence of the Unit? The Chronic Dialysis Unit offers local society the chance to have access to a medical service of high quality, without travel or discomfort. Additionally, Sea Medical Health Clinic through its Social Programmes is supporting the inhabitants of the islands, either with the medical work that it offers, or with its educational actions, with the goal of promoting the health and the development of the island.

Olga Politi What’s the motto that expresses you? Relax and do it! How else do you get through the summer on Mykonos?

Aude Mazelin How has your sector developed on the island over the last few years? A lot. For the last five years, we have been working on more and more projects where our clients are also excellent collaborators, with knowledge of architecture and design, who aim at creating something worthwhile. That, for me, is the best an architect can come across. We go over every detail together and together we create a new project, part of the new Mykonos: the Mykonos of perfection. What challenges lie ahead for you now? I would say the greatest challenge is to bring European correctness into my professional environment. Thankfully, my close partners are already one step ahead in this regard. What is the best part of the day for you? In the summer, when I go swimming with my daughter after


having spent 10 hours on the building site and at the office. In the winter, when I go home (home sweet home), again after 10 hours on the site and at the office. Which part of the island is your sanctuary? I’m not telling. So that people can not track me down there as well.

Paris Valtadoros This has increased the consumer-visitor’s capability to find special products that he could not find in the biggest capitals. What are the challenges that you have to face now? The challenges I have to face now, are maintaining the special image of the shop and having a unique collection of man and woman’s clothing, that will attract a diverse crowd and will make a difference. Which spot on the island is your sanctuary? The Valtadoros boutique is my sanctuary on the island, which is happily in its second year. This is where I spend most of my time in the summer, because I want to have personal contact with the people interested in my clothes and understand my clients’ real desires. What’s the motto that expresses you? The motto that expresses me is the French writer Albert Camus’ saying: “To create is to live twice.”

Yannis Mizalis Our first priority as a team, is to always have quality and distinctive beers, that will represent Mykonos as well as possible. The next step is to make the right moves for healthy growth. What’s the motto that expresses you? You don’t have to be enormous to be a giant! Slogan of MIKONU. What’s the best moment of the day for you? Just before sunset. Usually at that time, I’ve finished work and I’m at one of the island’s beautiful beaches and after taking a dive, I drink a cool MIKONU beer. What would you suggest someone to do, who’s coming to Mykonos for the first time? On Mykonos a carefree mood and a holiday indolence have been a thing since antiquity! Have fun and live as lightheartedly as you can!

Lee Scafidas What’s the best moment of the day for you? It’s difficult to decide a moment of the day on Mykonos, but if I had to pick the best, I would say the morning, when I’m going to open the shop, eager to see what the new day holds. What would you suggest someone to do, who’s coming to Mykonos for the first time? What can I choose between the innumerable choices? What I like and would suggest, is a relaxing drink at one of the many beautiful Mykonos beaches, with soft music and corresponding company, losing myself in the sunset. What’s the motto that expresses you? Live every day as if it’s your last.

Yannis Revithis Why is the island an ideal location for what you’re doing? I’ve been working in Mykonos for the last 18 years. With real estate in the rest of Greece for 28 years. I keep working with the same passionate professionalism on Mykonos, Athens and the rest of Greece, as I believe that the proper professional is chosen and does

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not choose. What are the challenges that you have to face now? The high taxes imposed on Greeks, the continuing bureaucracy which needs months to conclude a contract and the unfair and illegal competition. What’s the best moment of the day for you? A clever question. Definitely the moment that there’s no pressure from work and there are no daily problems. Which spot on the island is your sanctuary? Wherever my friends and loved ones are.

Manos Chalaris Why is the island the ideal location for what you do? Firstly, I simply adore living on the island. Professionally, Mykonos has been an international cradle of fashion for many years, and has been showcased as a top destination for high fashion shopping. That, in combination with its unique energy, has met even my highest expectations to the fullest. How has your sector developed on the island over the last few years? It is true that Mykonos is one of the top fashion industry destinations in the world, something I feel has happened gradually over the years. In fact, the dominant trend is Greek designers. In and of itself, this is motivation enough for Greek fashion brands to establish a presence on the island and has changed the domestic fashion industry landscape. What challenges lie ahead for you now? As a new showroom located on one of the most sophisticated streets of Mykonos, our primary challenge is to earn people’s acceptance and trust, and to give a new breath of life to Mykonos Town. What is the best part of the day for you? Any time I can laugh, feel good with myself, and always inspire and make the people around me laugh as well. What would you recommend to someone visiting Mykonos for the first time? To visit all its wonderful beaches, and of course, to get “undressed” and “dressed” at Emmanouela’s!

George Saklaras I took a year off and rested, this year we’ve organised and opened Sardelaki while at the same time we’re preparing for something even bigger. What’s the best moment of the day for you? A morning swim, when it’s still quiet and the incredible sunset in Aghia Anna. What would you suggest someone to do, who’s coming to Mykonos for the first time? Swim in Aghios Sostis, Panormos and Ftelia, do some water sports in Kalafatis, Platis Gialos and Super Paradise, do some diving with Waldemar Foit and naturally enjoy many trips to nearby small islands. We’ve got a boat and we can prepare a nice barbecue for anyone who asks and take them to beautiful, remote spots, that are only accessible by sea.

Stavros Iliadis In Mykonos, I find it fascinating that I have customers-friends from all over the world, as well as the fact that here there’s the opportunity


to broker many different types of real estate, such as houses, lots, shops, businesses and hotels. Why is the island an ideal location for searching for real estate right now? Mykonos’ beauty, its beaches, as well as its tourist services, are factors and points of attraction for many investors, who are searching for an ideal vacation home or a very good investment. Also, the fact that its directly connected by air to 35 foreign cities, increases this interest. The better the island becomes in all sectors, it will get more people and of higher quality interested and visiting our island and the wish for investing will remain alive and growing. How much has the real estate sector evolved in recent years on the island? The island continues to attract investors from all over the world. In recent years, apart from foreign investors’ interest in buying a house, there’s also an increase in professional real estate, such as shops, restaurants, clubs, as well as hotels. Large investor and tourist companies, successful business people and private citizens, increasingly want a place on the island. What are the challenges that you have to face now? The prices for selling as well as renting houses, professional locations and businesses should remain on reasonable levels, to maintain correspondingly reasonable prices for the services they offer. This will avoid sudden “inflations” and “deflations” and will create steadily climbing development numbers and a steady interest, without affecting the island’s balances. It will be for everyone’s good. For the private person and the small business as well as for the very big businesses. Which spot on the island is your sanctuary? There’s a lot of places on the island I enjoy. They change, depending on the month, the air and my mood. I like very quiet as well as very busy places with loud music. What’s the motto that expresses you? Do something good and you’ll find it on your path. If everyone does good for themselves as well as for those around them, then our life will surely become better.

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Efstratios Kalathakis Generally, the contact with other people and civilisations brings various stimuli to the surface that we were previously unaware of, and so “give birth” to ideas and dishes inspired by another self. How far has your sector developed on the island over the last few years? It has developed a lot, and at a very fast pace. There are movements of gastronomy from all over the world, there are many ideas and great influences. And what I can say is that this excites me because we become better at what we do. I have a particular love for Greek products, and I want people to meet and appreciate them in the same way. I must admit that the response we have had has been greater than expected, and this is particularly gratifying because we see that people are aware of Greek quality and Greek ingredients. What challenges lie ahead for you now?

KALITA Restaurant located in the center of Mykonos town and for eight consecutive years invites you to taste our familiar delights, but also on new culinary challenge, making your dinner a real pleasure. The menu has been carefully designed, to cover all kinds of imaginative flavors of the Mediterranean cuisine, with dishes always prepared with fresh ingredients, that match perfectly with the frozen cocktails and excellent wine labels.


Every challenge is a virtue, and requires hard work. After eleven years of very hard work managing the kitchens of the Asteras Vouliagmenis hotel group, I can say that I have a very solid foundation to live up to every challenge and trial. What is the best part of the day for you? When the fisherman arrives in the morning and brings the first catch of the day from his longline nets. Of course, we used the rockfish to prepare our traditional kakavia (fish soup). What would you recommend to someone visiting Mykonos for the first time? I think they have to taste all the gastronomic spectrum, visit all the beautiful beaches but not only; they should also experiment with fresh, seasonal ingredients and the delicious cheeses, and generally indulge in the local products and traditional recipes of Mykonos. Which motto represents you? The thing that gives me strength and pleasure is the ability to satisfy every customer, in the best way and as well as I can. Then, I am inspired by the ingredients I possess, by my ideas and my love for what I do – after that, everything else simply falls into place. The only requirement is the need for fresh, pure, quality ingredients and herbs, like the ones our beloved Greece has to offer. Certainly, having lived abroad enables people to work on their technique, to discover new flavours and new ideas that they would have never imagined.

on the island. They have something for all tastes. Which spot on the island is your sanctuary? M.G.: The bay of Lia is my nightly shelter after work. It’s a part of the island that hasn’t changed with time. There isn’t a lot of noise and champagne madness. It’s ideal for relaxation and peace after a day of hard work.

Christos Athanasiadis

What’s the motto that expresses you? Be Natura: be zen, respect nature, be nice for no reason, stay healthy, always smiling, be in love, be creative.

I clearly see it as a hobby, as a pleasant game. That’s why I never stop! (laughter!) Why is the island an ideal location for what you’re doing? Apart from the fact that it has some of the best beaches in Greece, it’s considered a must destination for entertainment, while at the same time combining tranquility for those who want to see the other side of the same coin. And of course as a chef, I must praise the Cycladic land, which provides extremely high level products for gastronomy. What are the challenges that you have to face now? The competition at an international level, as well as the local competition that relates to similar types of services. What’s the best moment of the day for you? When I sit at the table with my loved ones. When we sit around the table to enjoy the meal of the day. That, for me, is the most essential moment of the day. What would you suggest to someone to do, who’s coming to Mykonos for the first time? Visit the Nice N Easy Group restaurants. Our restaurant in Paraga or the one in Alefkantra or in Kalafati. Then he will literally get an original Mykonos taste, as we use local, always fresh products.

Allesandro d`Avino & Manos Gaitanakis

A BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY

How do you imagine Mykonos ten years from now? A.A.: I came to this beautiful island in 2010 for the first time and it already was amazing. Now seven years later, Mykonos has changed, it has become more of a city and ten years from now I think it will be the Ibiza of the Cyclades. What fascinates you in your work? A.A.: The most fascinating thing about this craft is the continuous evolution. You never stop learning. In fact, I’m fortunate in this Mykonos experience, as I learn authentic Greek cooking from the Greek coworkers who are part of the team. Why is the island an ideal location for what you’re doing? A.A.: As I said before, Mykonos is becoming an important presence in the catering and hotel industry and having the opportunity to work in a beach restaurant like Liasti is fundamental to those like me who aspire to do their best in their career. What are the challenges that you have to face now? M.G.: The biggest challenge for me was coming here from a big island like Crete. It was about being able to manage the facts of the island, namely finding the ingredients and the producers of the island and integrating them into our menu. What’s the best moment of the day for you? M.G.: After the pressure of the work ends, you go out to the restaurant’s lounge and watch the people enjoy something that you and your team have created. What would you suggest to someone to do, who’s coming to Mykonos for the first time? M.G.: Definitely visit all the island’s beaches. Also, all the restaurants

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The Anchestors The Turkish armada used to moor in Naxos or Paros and used to wait for the collection of the taxes. At some time though all this with Mermelechas should come to an end and one summer the great Captain Pasha anchored his captain boat in front of the castle of Mykonos and pronounced a word of command to the Mykonians: “Either you bring me Mermelechas or I’ll put you all on fire”. Mermelechas was in the island indeed but who dared to touch him? Inhabitants were in a very awkward situation but then happened this extremely unbelievable thing: Mermelechas took a small boat and went by him in Pasha’s captain boat. In this way he proved that he may be a pirate but he was also a brave man. They say that the whole Mykonos had gathered in the coast to see the famous pirate hanging from the frigate’s tackle. Then the second surprise took place: he saw Mermelechas coming back in his boat safe and sound. Nobody knows what was exactly said between the two men. For sure they agreed because Mermelechas didn’t go back in the sea to pirate ever since. On the contrary, he broke up his gang, sold his blood- stained hull and became baker. Manolis Mermelechas may have died poor and unknown but Mykonos managed to stand up on her feet again and step on its revolutionary ashes and turn into a lifestyle international center mainly thanks to the rich families that supported the island. His self- sacrifice reminds something of the Mykonian history during the Revolution period. When the island’s inhabitants, famous mariners, leaded by that wonderful woman who came from Trieste along with her father Nikolaos Mavrogenis, offered to the battle 22 ships, a crew of 500


persons and 140 cannons. Six ships out of them and one Infantry Unit composed by 16 companies of 50 men were offered by Manto who spent all of her money to liberate Greece. Free, dynamic and a fighter, Manto Mavrogenous abandoned the aristocratic salons and dedicated her body and soul to the sacred cause of the Revolution, living a life equal to the island she so loved. Manto grew up in a middle-class European environment with all that this meant for a young girl of her time: many foreign languages and a level of education that no girl would receive in Greece. She spoke Italian, Turkish, and French and had a cosmopolitan aura and a remarkable finesse, which remained intact when she fell madly in love with Ypsilantis. She was the second among five brothers and sisters and was highly distinguished for her beauty. It was not by chance that people addressed her as “la bella Greca.” The proud daughter lived in Trieste during the preparations for the Greek War of Independence. As in most Greek communities in Europe, Trieste included, Greek intellectuals and merchants were setting the foundation stones for the revolution. Manto witnessed many of her compatriots offering colossal amounts of money from their personal fortunes, either by financing small private troops in enslaved Greece or by printing books, financing secret organizations, in order to liberate the nation from the Ottoman rulers. While she, rebellious and emancipated from a very young age, decided that she cannot stay out of it, and announced to her family and friends that she would like to participate in the Effort. Around April 1821 she equipped two warships and sent them along with 4 other ships to Evia. The fighters of Mykonos as well as many other fighting groups declared her chief of the Revolution and asked her to organize the defense of Mykonos against the anticipated Turkish counter-offensive. In the fall of 1822 the enemy’s fleet appeared on the horizon. The Algerian ships were attacked by the Mykonians and tried unsuccessfully to land some troops, but were deterred by land forces nder Maurogenous’ orders. She even saw to the humane treatment and burial of the dead Turks. After various wartime expeditions in Evia and Thessaly, the Greek fighter returns to Mykonos, only to contribute to the revolutionary cause from there. When Maxim Rimbaud, chief officer and a philhellene who fought the Turks many times, arrived on Mykonos in 1824, Manto welcomed him warmly and recruited even larger numbers of islanders for the War of Independence. Those men joined the fleet of Miaoulis and fought twice with great success against the Turkish navy. The fact that she was on Mykonos did not deter Manto from spending most of her personal fortune for the needs of the Revolution. But destiny would not allow her to spend the rest of her life on the island. Manto Mavrogenous died on Paros, destitute and forgotten by all. She passed away with dignity, not attracting any attention, acting exactly as she did for the Revolution - without engaging in intrigues and possessing a great deal of modesty and integrity. She carried Mykonos on her shoulders with pride and placed it on the map of the Revolution, so that today the island’s inhabitants can pride themselves on the fact that Mykonos’ people earned their freedom, it was not offered to them. These people fought for her and sacrificed themselves for the War of Independence under her guidance. Manto never sought any posthumous fame, and perhaps that is why she is so worthy of it, unlike many others.


Fashion Guide ADDRESSES

AGORA BOUTIQUE Principote Panormos,+30 22890 77184 DS GOLD JEWELLERY Aghia Anna, Chora, +30 22890 25251, sahasgold.com

EMMANOUELLA'S 21 Kalogera Str., +30 2289 077970 ENNY MONACO Tria Pigadia, +30 22890 77100, ennymonaco.com

GOFAS JEWELRY 43 Matoyianni Str., +30 22890 24521, gofas.gr

HARRY JWLS 11 Aghiou Gerasimou Str., +30 22890 27837 ILIANA BASSIANA 33 Kalogera Str., 22890 28708, ilianabassiana.com

JARDIN 23 Mitropoleos Str. Chora, +30 22890 27451 LALAOUNIS 14 N. Polykandrioti Str., +30 22890 22444, iliaslalaounis.eu

LOUIS VUITTON En. Dinameon Str., Tria Pigadia, +30 22890 78850, louisvuitton.com

MARIKA'S BOUTIQUE 39 Kouzi Georgouli Str., +30 22890 22285 MELIVIA 26 Kalogera Str., +30 22890 27827 MINAS Aghias Kyriakis Sq., + 30 22890 27320, shop.minastudio.com

OPTICS MARIA KONTOU 3 Ag. Efthimiou Str., +30 22890 29020 & Dexamenes, +30 22890 79184

OSKLEN 11-17 Zanni Pitaraki Str., +30 22890 29109 QUEEN CALLIOPE 9 Irodotou Str., Athens, +30 210 7211821 ROUGE PARFUMERIES Roundabout, Ano Mera, +30 22890 28999 THE SHOP SANTANNA Paraga SHOWROOM By Al Giga, 6 Sotiros Str.,Chora, +30 2289 306730 SIMPLE CARACTERS 6 Enoplon Dinameon Str., tel.: +30 22890 77106 SOHO SOHO 46 Matogianni Str., +30 22890 26760 (W), 51 Matogianni Str., +30 22890 27670 (M), Branco Hotel, Platys Gialos Beach, +30 22890 28378, sohosohoboutique.com

SOTRIS Mykonian Imperial Resort, Elia, myconianimperial.gr Nemo, Kalo Livadi, +30 22890 72480.

VALTADOROS STORE 37 Florou Zouganeli Str., +30 22890 00857, parisvaltadoros.com

EXPRESS

HEALTH CARE GENERAL PRACTITIONERS ZISSIS ΑSIMOMITIS New Argirainas Regional Rd., +30 22890 22633, +30 6944 342770 THRASSIVOULOS ΚONTOMITROS ΜikoniatikiYgeia, Dexamenes, +30 22890 24211, +30 22890 26100, +30 6944 338292 GYNECOLOGISTS ΜONIR ΝIMER In front of the Health Care Centre, Αrgiraina, +30 22890 28677, +30 6977 687618

YIANNIS ΚONTOS ΜikoniatikiYgeia, Dexamenes, +30 22890 24195, +30 6977 403464 GEORGE XIDAKIS 51 M. Axioti Str., Fabrika, +30 22890 23980, +30 6945 434565 LAMPRINI POLTSI Dental Surgeon - University of Athens, Vrisi Gymnasium, Drafaki, +30 22890 28421, +30 6944 899214 DIMITRA SFIRI 6 Venieri Str., Μatogiannia, +30 22890 27158, +30 6946037706

DERMATOLOGISTS CHRISTOS ΚOSMIDES Dermatologist- Venereologist, ΜikoniatikiYgeia, Dexamenes, +30 22890 22140, +30 6974 845906

ΟPTOMETRISTS BETHLEEM PAPPA ΜikoniatikiYgeia, Dexamenes, +30 22890 28170, +30 6974 874877

CARDIOLOGISTS EMMANUEL SIKINIOTIS ΜikoniatikiYgeia, Dexamenes, +30 22890 28435, +30 6945 589990

ΟRTHOPAEDICS LOUKAS KONSTANTINOU Orthopaedic Surgeon Traumatologist Mykonos Trauma Care, Argiraina, +30 22890 78549, +30 6975980313

ΜΙCROBIOLOGISTS MARIA STAMATELATOU Argiraina, +30 22890 27280 DENTISTS PANAGIOTIS GRYPARIS 33 Ag.Efthimiou St., +30 22890 22059, +30 6972023944 PANAGIOTA ILIOPOULOU Glastros, +30 22890 24411, +30 6976 774729 ILIAS THEOCHAROPOULOS Dental Surgeon University of Athens, Vrisi Gymnasium, Drafaki, +30 22890 28421, +30 6944 899214 GEORGE ΚATSIRMAS Μ. Αxioti, Kato Miloi, +30 22890 25183, +30 6945 905267

GEORGE ΤSEKOURAS ΜikoniatikiYgeia, Dexamenes, +30 22890 27407, 27464, +30 6977 654737 OTOLARYNGOLOGIST GEORGE PERISTERAKIS Otolaryngology Surgeon, Μikoniatiki Ygeia, Dexamenes, +30 22890 27407, 22890 27647 +30 6977 743789 PEDIATRICIANS ΑTHANASSIOS ΚΟUSATHANAS 38 M. Axioti Str., Chora, +30 22890 23946, +30 6944 501880 PATHOLOGISTS MARKOS ΙΑΚOVOU, Specialist Pathologist, Vrisi Gymnasium Mykonos, +30 22890 23884, +30 22890 24399, +30 6944537971


PHYSIOTHERAPISTS ΜARINA ΑGGELETAKI Iordanis Area, Mykonos, +30 22890 25254

ARCHITECT AUDE MAZELIN Lino, Paraga, +30 22890 77111 , mykonos-architect.gr

SPECIAL EFFECT & SHOWS FUTURE MODELS 8 Kerasountos Str., Athens, + 30 211 4028146

PLASTIC SURGEONS DR. ZISIS BOUKOUVALAS +30 6947 938 329, drboukouvalas.gr

REAL ESTATE SERVICES BEAUCHAMP ESTATES Rochari, +30 22890 24797, beauchamp.gr

PHOTO EXPRESS Dexamenes, +30 22890 28787 & F. 17 Zouganeli Str, +30 22890 26350

ΜARIA CHATZIIOANNOU Physiotherapy Centre, Lakka, Chora, +30 22890 23051

BLUE COLLECTION Ornos, +30 22890 77107, bluecollection.gr

NANOS FIREWORKS GREECE +30 210 6818499, nanosfireworks.gr

VETERINARIANS ΝIKOS ΤRIANTAFYLLOU Αrgiraina, +30 22890 22725, +30 6944 372535

FLORIOS REAL ESTATE +30 694 5716650, florios.gr

OROZCO JASON (DJ + musical happenings) Vrissi, 6945 834001

MEDICAL HEALTH CLINIC CRYO Shopping mall “Delos”, Argyrena, +30 22890 26775, +30 6974447330, cryomykonos.com MYKONOS MEDICAL Argyrena, +30 22890 77700 & 28353, mykonosmedical.com

KITTY LAIOS +30 6932 421866, laios-estate.com MYKONOS REAL ESTATE Drafaki Regional Rd, +30 22890 26066, a-mykonos.gr MYKONOS TOP VILLAS +30 6944 338811, mykonostopvillas.com

SEA (SOUTH EAST) MEDICAL CLINIC, Aggelika, New ring road Ornos, +30 22890 27350, Seamedical.gr

REAL ESTATE IN MYKONOS Drafaki, +30 22890 27317, 697730517, 6944 338811, realestateinmykonos.gr

PHARMACIES ΑLKISTIS G. ROUSSI Ano Mera Sq., +30 22890 71112

TRAVEL, CONCIERGE & EVENTS SERVICES ALL4THERAPY +30 215 215 1990, 231 231 1990, 694 300 0004, all4therapy.com

ΙOANNIS P. THEOCHARIS 31 Mitr.Andronikos St., Chora, +30 22890 23770 ΕFTICHIA GAZELOPOULOU Οrnos, +30 22890 25163 ΚIMON D. ΚΟUKOUZELIS Vougli, Regional Rd., Chora, +30 22890 23250 ΑNNA Κ. ΚΟUKOUZELI Argiraina, +30 22890 23800 ΚALLIOPI Μ. DAKTYLIDI 57 AgiosArtemios Str., Chora, +30 22890 24188 ΝΙΚΟS G. ΚΟUSATHANAS 10 Mitropoleos Str. +30 22890 23151 SERVICES/MISCELLANEOUS INTERIOR DESIGNER ANTONIS MARTINOS +30 6972081288, martinosantonis@gmail.com

FIRST CLASS MYKONOS Airport Area, +30 22890 28111, +30 6940 688715, firstclassmykonos.com ORAMA EVENTS +30 210 6622760 TONIA ANDRONIKOU CONCIERGE Ornos, +30 22890 27160, ta-concierge.com

Airport, Ano Mera, Vothonas, mykonos-flora.gr

APOLLON Μaouna, Μykonos, +30 22890 24136 AVANCE New Port, +30 22890 24640, Airport, +30 22890 24740, avance.gr

LAUNDRY SERVICES MILI LAUNDRY V. Mergianni Str & 19 Xenias St., +30 22890 26752, +30 6970 838522

HERCULES RENT BIKE & CAR Bus terminal opposite the museum of Mykonos, +30 22890 23168, mykonosrentals.gr

CHIONATI (SNOW WHITE) Rochari, Chora, +30 22890 24710

ICAR +30 22890 72280, +30 6980 50 8000, icar.gr

KALAFATI DIVE-CENTRE Κalafatis, +30 22890 71677 +30 6945 243928

SECURITY KERNEL SECURITY SERVICES Ornos, +30 22890 78339 kernelsecurityservices.gr

MLR Ornos, ‌+30 22890 27878 mykonosluxuryrentals.com

KALAFATIS WATER SPORTS Κalafatis, +30 6945 261242

YACHTING SERVICES & TRANSPORTATION ALPHA MARINE GROUP +30 210 8983590, alpha-group.gr

TOMASO RENT A CAR Airport Area, +30 22890 28000, tomaso.gr

DIVE ADVENTURE KaloLivadi, +30 22890 24808

MYKONOS LUXURY RENTALS Ornos, +30 22890 27878, mykonosluxuryrentals.com

RENTAL CARS MYKONOS rentalcars.com

MYKONOS V.I.P. YACHTING SERVICES +30 22890 26644, mtsgroup.gr L’O YACHTING Kremasti Paradisia, +30 22890 28317, +30 6932 526292, loyachting.com CAR RENTALS APOLLON ORNOS +30 22890 27750, apollonrentacar.com APOLLON Airport, +30 22890 27850

DELI AND FOOD MARKETS ALL ABOUT MEAT Vougli, ‌+30 22890 24018, Fabrica, +30 22890 24028, Ornos, +30 22890 24033

Αctivities

PARADISE Mykonos Diving Centre, Paradise +30 22890 26539 WINDSURFING MYKONOS Κalafatis, +30 6944 139656

Radio Stations

ARTISTI PROZUMI Ano Mera CR Road, ‌ +30 22890 71007

GALAXIAS 99,50 FM, ‌+30 22890 25200, galaxiasfm.gr

DRAKOULIS MEAT OPEN PROJECT My Mall, Ano Vrisi, Lagada, ‌ +30 22890 23022, drakoulis.gr

ΜΥΚΟΝΟS FM 98,1 FM ‌+30 22890 25100, +30 6944 346629

FLORA SUPERMARKETS

VENUS 99,3 FM ‌+30 22890 24015, venusradio.gr

USEFUL NUMBERS AREA CODE: 22890

CATERING GOLDEN CATERING Varis Koropiou & Kasteliou, Vari, +30 210 9917588 MJ CATERING & EVENTS Klouvas, +30 22890 22509 catering-mykonos.com Y NOT +30 6988 611267, t.kafantaris@ynot-events.com, ynot-events.com

FIRST AID STATION, ΑΝO ΜΕRΑ

71395

CITIZEN SERVICE CENTRE

28621

MYKONOS HOTEL OWNERS ASSOCIATION

24540, fax:24760

HEALTH CARE CENTRE

23994

BUS STATION (ΚΤΕL)

23360

FIRST AID STATION, CHORA

22274

ΑIRPORT

22327

POLICE STATION

22716

WATER SUPPLY & SEWERAGE MUNICIPAL ENTERPRISE

24910

PORT PATROL STATION

22218

CITY HALL

23988

TOURIST APARTMENTS UNION

24860, 23160

MUNICIPAL DEPARTMENT OF ANO MERA

71261

ΤΑXI

22400, 23700

MUNICIPAL POLICE

22716, 22235

POST OFFICE (ΕLΤΑ)

22238

TOURIST POLICE DEPARTMENT

22482

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Unfolding Mykonos.

12 insider tips and unique experiences to reveal the naked truth of the island's many faces this summer.

DO IT LIKE

CY TWOMPLY

SPEND A DAY ON DELOS Feel its energy and then indulge in his art visiting the exhibition with his works at the Museum of Cycladic Art in Athens.

SPEND AT LEAST ONE NIGHT ENJOYING THE GREAT PARTY AND EVENTS THAT TAKE PLACE AT CAVO PARADISO UNTIL THE EARLY HOURS MEET THE DJ

DJ RAVIN BUDDHA BAR BEACH

Legend and one of the creators of the successful Buddha-Bar compilation series, who will be flying in for a memorable night on 28th of July.

BOOK THE ROYAL ISLAND AT THE BLOCKBUSTER

production of SantAnna -the biggest opening on the island at ParagaAND FEEL LIKE THE KING OF MYKONOS.

GUIDE YOU TO RHENIA

and you’ll understand the reason why they call it

THE CARIBBEAN OF GREECE.

JOIN THE RITE

ALTHOUGH THE ISLAND HOSTS

organised by Mykonos Biennale

MORE THAN 70 CHRISTIAN GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCHES

OF THE PIGÉAGE

AND FEEL LIKE CELEBRATING

THE ORPHIC MYSTERIES. TAKE YOUR SEAT AND ENJOY A CLASSIC MOVIE -or more- under the stars in the open air cinema Manto.

HAVE A WINE AND LOCAL TASTING EXPERIENCE with Mykonian delicacies, visiting the Ecological Mykonos Vioma vineyard.

you don’t need to be religious to visit some of the most famous Mykonian churches, especially the architectural masterpiece of Paraportiani or the little church of Holy Maria on Tragonissi.

ENJOY THE UNOBSTRUCTED VIEW OF CHORA'S horizon during the twilight from the 1800 sunset bar.

TAKE A SEAT AT THE BENCH, designed by Minas, at Gialos and gaze at the endless blue. Nothing more nothing less.

AND DON’T FORGET TO KEEP YOUR CAMERA OPEN; WHEN YOU WALK AROUND THE NARROW MYKONIAN STREETS, SOME CELEBRITIES ARE AROUND FOR SURE… 402 | MYKONOS CONFIDENTIAL

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