A uniquely relaxing experience
Posted Jul 4, 2015
The facilities here manage to achieve the rare feat of blending a local, Greek experience with the comforts and traditions of an American home. After several weeks of budget traveling throughout Greece, my stay here was incredibly rejuvenating (it is impossible to overstate how pleasant it is to have a coffee maker in ones room in Greece). The staff is a blend of Greeks and Americans, and while I fully support efforts to immerse oneself in the local culture of Mykonos, if you do not speak fluent Greek, tasks such as navigation via the island's system of buses are tenfold less stressful when the opportunity to speak with a native speaker of English is available (not a single Greek on Mykonos understood the word "Klouvas" when I asked about getting there, because I was supposed to pronounce it "Klouva.") This is not to say that the Greeks of Mykonos cannot speak English, and most of them do so quite well, but, rather, that certain aspects of travel in a country with a subpar internet presence (try finding an up-to-date and understandable bus schedule for a Greek city) were made much easier during my stay here. Again, I would like to stress that native Greeks are incredibly accommodating, friendly, and helpful, especially on Mykonos. The fact remains, however, that those who are visiting Greece for the first time will find their stay here to be less stressful than a stay elsewhere. For all of these reasons, this was the best place I've stayed on a Greek island.