Now that Greece is open to vaccinated American travelers, are you contemplating spending your summer holidays in Mykonos or Santorini but you don’t know where exactly you will be staying? Or maybe you already know that you will be staying in a villa but you haven’t made up your mind on the whereabouts of the villas?
Why not make the ultimate combination? Renting a villa in Mykonos or Santorini is as sublime as it sounds. Here’s why…
Mykonos & Santorini
If there ever was a ‘Top 2 Greek Islands’ list for some reason, you can rest assured that Santorini and Mykonos would be the islands that would make this list. Ideally, you want to visit both islands, which is very doable, as you can go by ferry from one island to the other in three hours.
Starting with Mykonos, the Aegean island is the New Ibiza – and for good reason. Mykonos has over-the-top nightlife and beach parties every day and night. Being very tourist-friendly, you will find many places for accommodation in Mykonos, however, the luxury villas of the island are highly recommended.
On the other hand, Santorini is a more romantic and laid-back destination. The island is known for its majestic scenery, wineries, and hikes. Luxury villas in Santorini are the best option for accommodation. You will find mansions in Fira -the capital-, Oia, or in more isolated locations of the island.
Benefits of Renting a Villa
Staying at a villa is not just a matter of aesthetics or being glamorous. Renting a mansion comes with some real benefits that you wouldn’t find elsewhere.
1. More freedom
When you are staying at a hotel you have to abide by the schedule of the hotel, like eating breakfast at a certain time. This is problematic in itself but it becomes worse if you happen to sleep late in the evening or even early in the morning. After all, it’s the Greek summer nights we are talking about – you be getting to sleep at 10 pm.
When you stay in a villa, you have the freedom to make your breakfast and other meals whenever you want and eat wherever you want. Also, when it comes to eating, keep in mind that some luxury villas partner with top chefs and catering companies that will make your life even easier.
2. More privacy
Renting a villa is the only way for true privacy. When you stay at a hotel, you’re effectively sharing every other place that’s not your room with the public. When you rent a villa, you are sharing the common areas of the mansion with the people you’ve chosen to. You also need to take into consideration that some villas share a common pool while others have a private pool.
What’s more, villas are an excellent choice for big families and larger groups. The bigger the number of people in the group, the harder it is to coordinate and stay together. But that’s not an issue when they all stay in a villa.
3. The ultimate luxury
A villa in Mykonos or Santorini is where luxurious elegance and comfort meet. They usually come with roomy living rooms, dining areas, and a lot of space by the pool. When it comes to amenities, facilities, and infrastructure most villas feature BBQs, jacuzzis, satellite TV, fully equipped kitchens – or dedicated private chefs.
So what are you waiting for? Treat yourself to a private villa on your next trip to Greece!
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