Then, in the summer, she will most probably be back along with the rest of the worldwide “club” of the hottest celebrities who start flying in from April, to enjoy the endless beauties of Mykonos!
For, from the moment you land here, you start realizing why this small sunny Cycladic gem, surrounded by the deep blue of the Aegean Sea, is a dream destination for millions of people around the world. It is something in the air, an exciting sense of freedom and fun, that makes people want to cherish every moment of their stay. This unique “Mykonos” touch that cannot be described even by the most exclusive travel guides, attracts all the “rich and famous” of our planet, who love the way the island can surprise them in every step.
The only thing that cannot surprise Mykonos’ visitors is enjoying a drink at one of its picturesque small bars and finding themselves sitting next to a world-famous Hollywood star, a member of a royal family, a world-class soccer champion or one of the legendary entrepreneurs of our century.
After all, “celebrities in Mykonos” are a trademark of the island and have been so since the early ’50s. Back then, members of the post-war Athenian elite, sailing around Greece, discovered a small paradise in the eastern Cyclades just a few hours away from the mainland. Back then, Mykonos was a fishermen island, and its fascinating beaches were not touched by any other human presence than their own. Those first visitors started bringing along their friends from all over the world — and so the legend of Mykonos was born!
By the late ’50s, the island was already the preferred destination for huge celebrities, like Onassis, Niarchos, Maria Callas, royalties, and Hollywood stars, while the real ‘party’ began during the mid-’60s, with the opening of the 9 Muses discotheque which was the summer equivalent of the famous New York “Studio 54” club. Mykonos became the place to see and to be seen; a legendary island where everything seemed to be allowed and free. And this is something that doesn’t change.