It’s 5 o clock in the morning, through the curtain of my window I can sea the blue ocean and sense that the outside temperature is perfect to take a morning walk. The island of Delos while waking up whispers in my ear that if I wish, it’s a good time to practice some meditative Yoga at the resort’s amphitheatrum located a few cottages above her sight.
I quickly wear a light linen beach dress and head to the the beautiful restaurant Dolphins of Delos framed by flamboyant bougainvillea for a light breakfast al fresco. Mr Dactilidis, the owner and founder of the Mykonos Grand , father of Panayiotis the operating manager and two younger brothers, is the old man that with warm smile on his face and an allure I have rarely seen , goes back and fourth to the kitchen carrying fresh fruits and beautifully arranges them on a table close to all sorts of natural juices.
At the restaurant I am assisted by efficient conciergerie experts with the reservations of my day : Olive Oil Massage with lavender and almond essential oils at the Pavillon Seaside and after sunset where I will be served a chamomile , peppermint and Greek Mountain tea at the moment where the heat will give us a breaks. Sea Satin my favorite restaurant in Mykonos Town at 10PM.
Having stared my day on perfect schedule, I am now ready to loose notion of time and explore the Mexico Hacienda Style inspiration resort that has won Conde Nast Traveler’s 2012 issue as one of the top-rated places to stay, making it one of the publication’s 500 reasons ” to make your plans, find the dream” on the legendary island of Mykonos on their Gold list of awarded hotels.
So ladies and gentlemen , if you will excuse me now , since I have well planned in advance, I have some Grand Living to do today.
The Hotel: Mykonos Grand Hotel & Resort, Mykonos, Aegean Islands