With COVID-19 making us all stir crazy, planning our next vacation getaway has never been dreamier. We long for the day when the quarantine will be lifted, and we can return to our adventures again full force. As countries start to slowly open their borders back up, we can start to see that day coming back into focus. While the future may seem a little out of focus still, experts are saying we may get back to traveling sooner than we think. In fact, Greece plans to open their borders back up again to non-essential, or tourist, travel starting July 31st as long as you pass with a negative COVID-19 test. While it still may not be quite the right time for you to pack your bags yet, the future is looking bright for any Greece bound vacations.
Known for its white sandy beaches, unbelievably blue waters, and white stucco homes that fill the mountain sides, Mykonos is an attractive holiday destination for travelers all around the world. Mykonos is a famous Greek island located in the Cycladic region of the Aegean Sea, offering tourists and visitors incredible nature experiences, quaint villages, incredible Greek food, and picturesque beaches. Let’s not forget the night life Mykonos is so infamously known for too! Escaping to a tropical, exotic island can help you find the peace, tranquility, and relaxation you are looking for unlike any other vacation. And let’s be honest, after this long cooped up in quarantine, we may all need it! While this popular Greek island offers incredible lodging and food options, we take a deeper dive into the most expensive hotel in Mykonos, the over-the-top amenities it offers, and why you should book it for your next getaway too.
Korali Relais & Châteaux
As the newest member of the Mykonos luxury hotel line, Myconian Collection, Korali Relais & Châteaux may be one of the fanciest, chicest, most luxurious hotels in the world. gives travelers the best of both world with a great view of the ocean, and only a short distance from the quaint town of Mykonos (1). Nestled right above the historic harbor, the Korali Relais & Châteaux is a calm haven paradise only minutes away from cafés, boutique shops, and the alluring Mykonos night life. The hotel itself is an architectural masterpiece working the find harmony and balance between traveler and nature. With simple lines, smooth, clean textures, and quiet arches it gives you a sense of the luxurious Greek lifestyle, inviting you into cultural contemporary structures. Vibrant touches are sprinkled throughout the interior and exterior design aesthetic with signature yellows, reds, and oranges, that add bright detailing. Every inch of the space comes alive with brilliant international design that tips its hat to luxurious and sophisticated living.
The rooms are incredibly classy offering large comfortable suites and rooms that open up to shaded balconies and include private oversized pools or Jacuzzis depending on the type of room you decide to book. Each balcony offers breathtaking views of the ocean, extravagant sunsets, and a view of the starry night sky. The room interiors set an exceptional standard for luxury with all white marble, fabrics, and textures and accents of light blues, original artwork, and chic ethnic decorations seen throughout the room. Waking up every day in this private paradise should be nothing less than a five star experience every moment. With swift room service and discreet housekeeping, the staff also prides themselves on offering each traveler the white glove service they deserve.
Korali Relais & Châteaux offers many incredible amenities and experiences for their guests that set them apart from other hotel options in Mykonos. For starters, the beautiful Korali Relais & Châteaux offers a full fitness and spa experience unlike any other. After you have dipped into the healing Agean Sea, the hotels expert therapists will take you through the serene Satory spa which includes five heated thalassotherapy pools with ancient Greek healing properties that complement and enhance the healing effects of the seawater. During your healing soak, you can also enjoy a hydro-massage complemented with essential oils to further promote relaxation and internal detox from the fatigue and stress of daily life.
You can also enjoy a traditional massage in one of the hotels private spa rooms that offer diffused essential oils, dim lighting, and beautiful design aesthetic and cut outs for relaxation. The highly trained massage therapists will use cutting edge beauty and relaxation treatments and techniques to create a highly personalized massage experience for you to fully relax body and soul. They also have quite an extravagant built out spa menu that includes exotic beauty treatments including Frangipani Salt Glow Scrub, Chill Out body massage with warm sea shells, or a refreshing Superfood Pro-Radiance Facial.
Aside from the incredible views or the Aegean Sea, or a relaxing spa day soaking in the pools, there is one notable feature of this hotel that draws in many crowds and that is the Relais & Châteaux’s Baos restaurant. Baos is led by executive chef, Panagiotis Tsoukatos, who is passionate about farm-to-table sourcing of local ingredients and the cultural tradition of haute cuisine. Combined together, his cooking philosophy has created an exquisite menu made with only the freshest seasonal ingredients, locally caught or farmed meat, and organic produce. Chef Panagiotis Tsoukatos takes Greek cuisine to the next level, putting his name on everything that leaves his kitchen to your table.
Price Per Night
The experience to be had at Korali Relais & Châteaux is unlike any other travel experience you’ve had yet. The price you’ll pay for a vacation at this hotel will be worth every penny you spend in luxury, comfort, and class. With that, you can expect to pay the starting price of $6,082/per night depending on when you stay, making it the most expensive hotel in Mykonos. Keep in mind, however, that you will have a little time to save up first. Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, the Korali Relais & Châteaux will remain closed until 2021 when they will re-evaluate the state of the virus and decide if it is safe for guests and tourists to open back up. Until then, we can expect to save up and go big once life returns to normal.