Our flight home from our lovely week in the Cyclades was booked from Mykonos airport, so just to be safe, as the boats can sometimes be a little un reliable, we left Paros the day before. To be honest, the very crowded and busy Mykonos Port, made the calm and serene Paros island seem a very long way away, not the 30 minute boat trip that it was and a little of me maybe wasn’t so prepared for this. I suppose a gentle journey back to reality was in transition. However, this was eased by the lovely, chatty driver who saved us from the crush of Mykonos port and drove us the five minute journey to gorgeous Theoxenia Mykonos hotel, where such very friendly staff and strawberry smoothies awaited us.
Theoxenia was a calm and quiet hotel, a three minute walk away from the iconic hilltop windmills and the crazily busy Little Venice….Apparently we were visiting in the quiet part of the season? The Cyclade coloured themed hotel has a very 1960’s essence, glam retro at its best. With a modern feel and fresh clean lines, Theoxenia is deserved as a member of the Design Hotels. After some serious coveting of the hotel’s interiors, sofas, rugs, wall paper, vintages pieces, all now home goals, we were shown around the 52 roomed hotel, a bigger hotel than where we would usually stay but when we arrived at our room we were pleased we did so.
Our room for the night, which continued the modern 60’s feel had the perfect colour palette of pinks, teals and yellows (which I am thinking seriously of stealing for our living room at home) The room was pretty small, but clean and fresh and quite perfect, more than enough for our one night in Mykonos, filled with fresh fruit, wine, soft slippers and pool towels. On that note we continued our holiday theme, dropped off our cases and headed for the pool.
The pool at Thoxenia was definitely the headline act of the hotel. Cocooned in the centre of the squared 60‘s style buildings, next to the beautiful hammock filled garden, complete with a mother cat with her kittens (a big like for us ) this was going to be a great spot for 24 hours. Diving into the cool, fresh and palm tree lined pool, swimming towards the blue Aegean sea, the crowds of tourists outside, were a world away. You can order pool snacks to your sun bed and staff also bring round fresh fruit and even offer to clean your sunglasses for you….The latter I couldn’t quite bring myself to do…..but the fresh fruit went down a treat.
We spent the majority of our time, soaking up the last of the sun, reading our books and jumping in and out of the pool, happy, happy, happy!
That evening we decided to brave the crowds and watch the sunset next to the windmills and Little Venice. It really was the most incredible sky and the hoards of holiday makers, locals, children, cats, kittens and selfie sticks just added to the evening. However busy the island was, however many people there were, there was an absolute moment of peace as the almost electric pink sun went down, just a little bit more of the Greek Island spirit The light in Mykonos will resonate with us for a very long time.
After an absolutely restful night in one of the most comfortable beds I have ever slept on, a breakfast fit for a king, and a final dip in the glorious pool, we made our way to the airport. The glamorous Theoxenia hotel was the perfect way to end our week in the beautiful Cylcades, rested, sun kissed, albiet a little bit broke (Mykonos would make a London stockbroker hesitate) we flew home already planning to return to the very special Cyclade Islands.
Thank you Theoxenia for a lovely last evening.
We booked the Theoxenia through http://www.tablethotels.com but you can book directly through their website http://mykonostheoxenia.com/ Our flights were booked through http://www.easyjet.com/en/ We flew from Gatwick to Mykonos.
Dress: Topshop and Zara,