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Well we were up on the bus to the ferry to Samos and the change by tour operator and flight to Mykonos via Athens. Tight schedule and thankfully we made it. So turkey is over, did I love it? No, but neither did I hate it. The places we saw were amazing and without a doubt there are some great things to see, Troy from 3000BC, Ephesus, the mosques, …
... cash in around midnight, but I struggled through. And at the very least our hotel and time on the beach was amazing.
On another note, I would like to apologize for the lack of pictures and request everyone take a moment of silence to remember 'Casio Exilim 28mm Wide Optical' digital camera, who passed away in the line of duty during the Mykonos trip due to an unretractable lens error. You have been with me since I ...
... was not all bad. The tyrants built a series of temples and structures in order to solidify their rule of the city and appease the masses, as well as the gods. The gate to the Temple of Apollo built by the tyrant Lacedaemonians of Naxos still stands on a hilltop in clear view of the harbor, framing the sunset quite beautifully.
Following a quick lunch back at the ranch, Nathan and I spent the rest of the day lazing on the beach and swimming in the warm ...
We lifted anchor at 7:30 and unfurled the sails and had a very pleasant but short lived sail out of Naousis Bay. As soon as we were out of the bay the wind turned to our nose and we were faced with another day of motoring. We checked in with BS at 8 am who were still at the marina and on their way to the bakery. We agreed to meet at Finikas. Mid-morning we decided to chance course and have another attempt at sailing but after about an hour ...
... a significantly different wind and sea state; waves of 2 meters and wind gusts up to 7 B.
As the conditions were rather unpleasant we decided to motor to the closest protected bay. We followed s/v Onset with Bill at the helm. He had sailed this waters before and he guided us around and between a few small rocks to a protected anchorage. We dropped anchor at 12:30 behind Wave Runner, who had left early ...
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The Place to go...
It was the best vacations I've spent since a long time..It's really a unique place where people get friends in two days and spend 2 weeks together as if they had known each other for ages..The first impressions were very nice: a small hotel close to the center of Mykonos and with a great view to the sea and mykonos at night, it's just a five minutes walk and at night if you want to stay in the hotel, it's a real pleasure to admire the town with its lights..If it's your first time in mykonos and you have no idea where to go and what to do, the owner of the hotel - Yanis - who is a great guy and he knows very well the town, would reccomend you the best places to visit. We stayed in mykonos for ten days and became like a family..for me staying just in the hotel, having dinner together and talking was as great as parting in the best disco..The atmosphere of the hotel was great and it was certainly the people we crossed during our stay there more than the island itseld that made us love the vacations as much..
More than just a hotel: an experience of the genuine.
"Other countries may offer you discoveries in manners of lore and landscape: Greece offers you something harder - the discovery of yourself". Lawrence Durrell, "Prospero's Cell".
I believe the same can be said about certain hotels. Omiros is much more than just a hotel. It's an experience. Not only because you can sit somewhere on its multilevel terraces and watch the sun die a fiery death in the Aegean - this you can do elsewhere on the island. Not only because the rooms are clean, well-kept and traditional - that is available elsewhere, too. Not even because of the real good value for money prices - probably you can find that elsewhere on Mykonos as well, though I doubt it.
The most important reason why Omiros hotel was such a unique and memorable experience for me was the owner, Yannis. The rooms, the terrace, the food and drinks are all imbued with his friendliness, his relaxed, happy-go-lucky manners, his willingness to help out, drive you to the airport at odd hours, share his own food with you - even show his tiredness. He is genuine. That is something you don't find easily. Anywhere, but especially on jaded Mykonos.
'Best 2 week holiday of my life'
'Best 2 week holiday of my life'
The title just about says it all, im a 26 single male from Sydney and arrived by ferry in Mykonos in August 06. Apart from the amazing nightlife, gorgeous beaches and magic of the island in general, what made it really special was the hospitality of the Omiros and its owner Yanis.
Having backpacked through Sri Lanka, stopping off in Dubai and having a taste of Greece with a few days in Corfu, I was heading to Mykonos for some fun. I arrived on the ferry expecting to be able to find a place with ease, I didn't realise that August was the busiest month on the island. After door knocking for hours at various Hotels I cam across the Omiros, which I might add was also fully booked. Well I was desperate and after speaking with the owner 'Yanis' he arranged a temporary night for me before a space became available. He also arranged for his Brazilian friend to cook me up some much needed dinner, no charge. I had originally planned to stay for a week but stayed for two. I was treated like family during my stay and learnt a lot about what it takes to be an exceptional host.
Having conversed with many of the guests it became apparent that it's not just the island of Mykonos that keep them coming back but Yanis and his family who run the Omiros.
Looking forward to taking friends in years to come and visiting again this year.
Enough for now will let the photos do the talking 10 out of 10!!!!!!
A BIG disappointment
This was our first visit to Mykonos and may be our last. It all went wrong when we made the mistake of lodging at this 'hotel'
First, many of the descriptions are not accurate. It is not a 5 minute walk from the old port. Perhaps 15 minutes and up hill all the way. This hotel is not suitable for anyone with walking difficulties. The walk is especially dangerous at night.
Also, never forget that it is a one star hotel. The look and the feel of the place confirms it.
Our room was small, very small. It was clean but throughout our stay there was a lingering smell of sewage and until the day we left we could not find where it was coming from.
Breakfast was basic. The staff was OK. Just OK. They didnt go out of their way to give that little bit extra.
If we ever return to the island we will make sure that we find a better hotel.
There is only one starting point in mykonos from me...
There are some things you want when you are on vacation.
a)To visit a special place.
b)To relax - To party.
c)To meet interesting people.
d)To be treated as friend not as a customer.
I visited omiros twice july 2004 and july 2005 and I'm sure it's a special place. It's special for sure, from Omiros I had an exceptional view of the city and port of Myconos,also some of the best sunsets I've ever seen(the sun diving into the calm waters) but also the great aegean night sky from the incredible extra soft outdoor chair. It's a quite place to rest and relax before and after the intense times that this island offers. The small cozy bar is the perfect jump-off for all-night partying at mykonos. The friendly atmosphere is appropriate for long conversations and exchange of experiences with people from all over the world. The director doesn't wear a tie he is cheerful and he is always willing to satisfy his visitors.
There is only one starting point in mykonos from me...
A jewel on a cycladean crown
Precious stones are rare hence expensive. Hotel Omiros is a tiny diamond, rare - yet not at all expensive. During my first stay there, last summer, I felt I had returned home. As a traveller, I'm not fussy. All I need is a quiet, clean, cosy room and this extra something in the atmosphere that makes all the difference. At Hotel Omiros I found all that and even more. Every time I walk down the steps that lead to the reception and open space bar area I feel a strong, calming energy flow. Friendly, warm, welcoming. There, I forget everything, I simply am.
What is it that makes the hotel so special, I don't know. The hotel is run by one single person, Giannis, a very enthusiastic young man. Its authenticity lies also in the fact that one finds not the luxury and conveniences expected by the posh hotels of the island, but a simple holiday lifestyle and an air filled with the smells of a time long lost. The view is beyond description, the sunset is an every day
companion in a multitude of variations. Close to town, one can walk and get into the clamour of the party life of Mykonos in no time (5 min). However, if one has visited the island before and has experienced all that it has to offer, what remains to be enjoyed is the serenity of that tiny diamond set right in the middle of the cycladian crown called Mykonos. Blessed may the hotel be, for all it has given me! Thank you Giannis. I'll be coming back...
A Magical Place
The Omiros is a fantastic, healing, magical place. The beautiful view cleanses your soul of worries and problems. The rooms are clean and comfortable and the staff, especially the owner is the friendliest and grooviest hotelier, barman, fisherman, philosopher and DJ you're ever likely to find, anywhere. Can't wait to go back.
Loved the Omiros hotel
Hi there I just wanted to share my experience of the Omiros hotel,Mykonos, Greece.
I was told about it by friends, so I thought I would give it a try and glad I did, it did not disappoint, on arrival to the island we were picked up and given a very warm welcome, and every morning the same smiling faces greeted us, just the thing to start your day (lovely ).
The hotel is owned by a chap called Yianni and nothing is too much for him,if he can help with your needs he will, social chats early evening,while waiting for your friens to get ready is common place,fab social area in the middle of the building so you are never alone ( unless you want to be that is ).
All staff was friendly and polite.
The views are fantastic,and the sunsets to die for.
If going to Mykonos I cannot recommend it highly enough.
Very reasonable rates, walking distance from the action, but far enough from any noise,what more could you want.
I am looking forward to going back this year.
From a very satisfied customer Diane x
There is nothing better then feel yourself at home
At this place you can see how people can live in harmony, clients and staff became a big family. The locations of Omiro´s holtel have the perfect Sunset of Mykons in front of your eyes, umbeliveble.
Put the feelings that i have about that place are almost impossible to put in words, so get your a-- back there and enjoy for yourself.
You will not regret also about the day and nght life of mykonos, For me the best time is end of june and july. After get too busy.
Can't wait to be at Omiros again
If you've never had a chance to meet or talk to your soul, you would find him waiting for you right there in Omiros' gorgeous veranda. NO words can describe the beauty of the scene what your eyes reach, you got to show up there, then you'll see what i mean.