Thinking of escaping to Greece with some friends next summer. Mykonos and Santorini are on the short list but I fear the crowds in both. How overrun are these islands with tourists in early June? How essential is it to have your own oasis (e.g., villa or nice hotel) if you want to find a slice of tranquility?
- La Cucina di DanieleAno Mera 84600. Mykonos Greecerecommended La Cucina di DanieleFor 12 years Chef Daniele has been using ingredients organic and from Mykonos, he told us as he served carpaccio di zucchini with fresh ricotta. If you want to escape the crowds and experience ... read moremagnificent dining then find your way over to this jewel.
- Saint John Hotel Villas & SpaAgios Ioannis, Mikonos, Greecerecommended Saint John Hotel Villas & SpaI was booked in the sister hotel and because they had overbooked it they upgraded me to this hotel. This is definetly one of the best hotels I have ever stayed in. The rooms start at Jr Suites and I ... read morewill say it is a bit pricey for Greece. Having said that...worth every penny! The infinity pool relaxing and the beach unspoiled. It is not centrally located but you can easily get to town. This hotel does cater to affluent Greeks so just know that there will be almost no other nationalities. My favorite in Mykonos.Kat Von B (Travelinggreek)
One of the best hotel stays I have ever had. This hotel actually caters to upscale Greeks and the service reflects that. My family of 20 is still talking about how wonderful it was. Gorgeous!
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I love both of these islands so much!! Both islands are LGBT friendly so they are great choices. Travel to either of them is really good until about the 3rd week of June then they start to get overrun by tourists, so maybe avoid after that. In Mykonos if you want a quiet but sophisticated atmosphere Ornos is perfection! You actually get a feel for Greece in this exquisite little town, full of upscale Greek designers, traditional tavernas,modern bars and restaurants. There are only about 40 cars on the entire island so there are upscale motor coaches that transfer tourists to Mykonos Town virtually round the clock. It sounds a bit hokey but I promise it's easy and everybody does it. :) The town of Agios Ioannis is next to Ornos and is filled with beautiful hotels, as well. Here is a link to my Mykonos Guide http://www.gogobot.com/kat-von-b-travelinggreek-jet-set-mykonos-your-personal
- De.light Boutique Hotel MykonosAG. Ioannis, Mykonos 84600, Greecerecommended De.light Boutique Hotel MykonosI love the location of this hotel. It is about 20 minutes out of town and so relaxing. The most important thing about any hotel in Greece in the summer is AC. This hotel has it all so if you don't ... read morewant to deal with the crazy nightlife in Mykonos then you'll love this!Kat Von B (Travelinggreek)
A great spot if you don't want to deal with the crowds. :) Also fairly new, the service is good and it's still off the radar.