Mykonos, Greece: Dreams of Bohemian Luxury

By Cacinda Maloney

San Giorgio, Mykonos, Greece

San Giorgio, Mykonos, Greece

I said, “This year I will do Greece. I will do Mykonos and Santorini. “

But it didn’t happen. 2013.

Each year I think about my travel aspirations and dreams and each year I wonder, “When will be the year I go to Greece?”  For years I have dreamed of going to these exotic islands of ice-blue capped and crisp white villas with crosses.  Each year it doesn’t happen.

SANTORINI HI RES

Santorini, Greece, courtesy of Suitcase Stories

You would think that a traveler like me would just be able to say, “Hey, I want to go to the Greek Islands” and then it would happen.  But it doesn’t occur like that and these stunningly gorgeous islands have evaded me for years.

Excuse.

I can tell  you that I have a husband and kids and a business and a schedule or that it is a hop, skip and a jump over there.  I can say I want “time” to enjoy it. Not a quick jaunt over there and a quick jaunt back. I can say that I want to stay for a while and imagine myself overlooking the turquoise blue sea with the cool wind blowing in my hair and to stare at the glittering sand.

She ‘stood in the doorway and heard the mission bells’ ring.

I can say I want to unwind and connect myself to the islands.  I can say that I want to get away from that constant busy talk in my head, that sometimes whispers and sometimes shouts at me.

Hotel San Giorgio, Mykonos, Greece

Hotel San Giorgio, Mykonos, Greece

Just do it.

Deep down inside I want Greece to come to me.  I dream about it.  And when I dream I see a place like San Giorgio Hotel.  She had me at “hello” on one of my late night internet searches, with her boutique rooms that overlook the San Giorgio beach on the Mediterranean island of Mykonos. This place was designed for those who seek simple pleasures.

Hotel San Giorgio, Mykonos, Greece

Hotel San Giorgio, Mykonos, Greece

I want to  feel welcome to this place, like it is a home, not a hotel.

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I want to have an experience that I will remember, for one day I will be to old to come and enjoy this deep blue sea in far away lands.

Hotel San Giorgio, Mykonos, Greece

Hotel San Giorgio, Mykonos, Greece

San Giorgio, Mykonos, Greece

San Giorgio, Mykonos, Greece

One day I may no longer be able to relate to the younger generation and I want to have her in my mind’s eye, never to forget my time spent there.

San Giorgio, Mykonos, Greece

San Giorgio, Mykonos, Greece

I want to rekindle a weary relationship, that has had its ups and downs, and is in need of a little injection of the way life should be.

San Giorgio, Mykonos, Greece

San Giorgio, Mykonos, Greece

I want to stand at the entrance to this room, holding “a key, antique and brass, in the shape of a cross and a star at the end that will fit perfectly into the keyhole that was shaped like a circle with a triangle underneath.”-Linda Heart

Hotel San Giorgio, Mykonos, Greece

Hotel San Giorgio, Mykonos, Greece

“What is luxury? Luxury for me is to say, okay, I’m doing what I really want to do.”
-Thomas Heyne
San Giorgio, Mykonos, Greece

San Giorgio, Mykonos, Greece

“Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance.”
― Coco Chanel
Hotel San Giorgio, Mykonos, Greece

Hotel San Giorgio, Mykonos, Greece

Isn’t San Giorgio Hotel dreamy?

Dreamy

“You and your ideas are a bit too dreamy for me”
Hotel San Giorgio, Mykonos, Greece

Hotel San Giorgio, Mykonos, Greece

I don’t care, let me dream!

 

Where:  San Giorgio Hotel, Mykonos, Greece

P.O. Box 153
Paraga
Mykonos 84600
Greece

Tel.: +30 22890 27474
Fax. +30 22890 27481

Trip Advisor Rating: #51 out of 180 hotels

Price ranging from:  150 EUR – 720 EUR per night!!!

Rooms:  There are 34 rooms.

Room Tip: “Try to book rooms 50 or 51, the views are amazing I heard!”

The photographs on this page are courtesy of San Giorgio Hotel’s media, other than the one mentioned courtesy of Suitcase Stories, a luxury travel blog.

Other Articles about Greece:

Santorini Guide: 5 Things to Do

Praying For a Safe Voyage at Sea: The Greek Isles and its Churches

Dreams do Come True:  Greek Isles

Athens, I Love You Too

 

 

 

 

2017-07-10T17:43:00+00:00

16 Comments

  1. Jeff Johns January 10, 2014 at 9:03 am

    Beautiful photos! Really gives a wonderful sense of the place. High up on our list of places to visit in 2014. Cheers!

    • admin January 10, 2014 at 9:21 am

      It is currently in the #1 spot on my list, so wish me luck!!

  2. wandering educators January 10, 2014 at 9:16 am

    What gorgeous blues and a fantastic place to stay!

    • admin January 10, 2014 at 9:21 am

      I know, I constantly dream about those blues!

  3. Lance | Trips By Lance January 10, 2014 at 10:03 am

    What an inspiring post. I love the way you write about this dream. My wife and I have really wanted to make this trip happen the past two years, as well, but being parents it is a little more complicated to plan the trip. It’s not as simple as saying “I want to go there, I will make it happen.” I hope you will make it happen soon.

    • admin January 10, 2014 at 2:24 pm

      Thanks Lance, I know that I am older than you by reading your blog and so I have a few years on you to make it happen. But this is that one place that has evaded me for years and I don’t know if this is the year, but I keep putting it out into the universe! Thanks for reading!!

  4. Rachel M January 14, 2014 at 10:06 pm

    Beautiful photos :), a magical place to stay in!

    • admin January 16, 2014 at 8:59 pm

      Yes, the place is gorgeous!

  5. San Giorgio Hotel Mykonos January 18, 2014 at 1:17 am

    Thank you for this well written article!

    We have god news for your readers.. the Price ranging is from: 150 EUR – 720EUR per night. 😉

    Can you correct this please? 🙂

    Thanks!

    • admin January 18, 2014 at 4:40 am

      Absolutely! That is fabulous news for my VALUE LUXURY readers!! Thank you so much for the Great News!

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  10. Heather Cowper August 24, 2015 at 1:42 pm

    What a lovely place to stay, take me back to Mykonos!

    • Cacinda Maloney August 24, 2015 at 2:28 pm

      Yes, it was lovely! I have not written extensively about the Greece trip that I took, although it was very special… but ready to go back for more!

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