Mykonos lovers go to the cosmopolitan Greek island for its heady mix of sensational beaches, superb eat & drink scene and celebrity status. Since the 50s, the pearl of the Aegean has been drawing attention from stars and jet-setters alike, all dropping in by air and sea to enjoy the carefree leisure lifestyle of this very glam destination. But you will not only be dazzled by the colourful celebs and myriad of trendy beach bars and clubs on the island.
Mykonos has also become a Mecca for high-end shopping, with some of the best international jewellery designers selling their precious ‘wares’ from enchanting little white-washed boutique stores.
The prestigious Swiss watchmaker and fine jeweller, Chopard, can be found tucked away down a picturesque cobbled alleyway. Feast your eyes on ultra-
rare diamonds encased in exquisite pieces designed with artisanal precision and beauty. Worn by high-society on the most glamorous of occasions, the
rare treasures of Chopard sit glinting in the Myconian sunshine.
The house of Kessaris can be found both in the main town and also at the uber-trendy Nammos resort, where brands like Louis Vuitton, Gucci and Dior
all enjoy the beach setting. The famous Greek brand offers a vast array of sparkling items and watches with luxury names like Bvlgari and Rolex on its list.
Another delightful array of jaw-dropping pieces can be found at Ilias Lalaounis, a respected name in the reproduction of classic Greek jewellery and master in the ancient techniques of working with 18 and 22 karat gold. Inspired by the dazzling artefacts of the Golden Age, each piece evokes eternal quality and style.
The Franck Muller boutique adds a new dimension to timepieces on an island where days are measured in vibrant beats and scorching sunsets. The unique mechanical inventions that become world premières are known for their craftsmanship and distinction. The latest “Vanguard Crazy Collection” is surely a reason to visit when you are on the island.
For fashion aficionados and trend-setters, the colourful range of must-have pieces by Very Gavello offers a kaleidoscope of choices. The inimitable style of the Italian designer has made it a darling with the Myconian in-crowd and visitors to the island can find the brand housed within the exclusive Gofas jewellery outlet.
When we think Mykonos, we think stunning beaches, luxury villas, and great nightlife. But the most glittering aspect of this popular destination is definitely its range of superb jewellery boutiques, making its streets truly paved in gold!
Properties from the Greece Sotheby’s International Realty Mykonos collection:
Acquamare has it all: a newly constructed beachfront villa comprised of local stone, marble and rich hardwood. Close to the famous Kalo Livadi beach, the infinity pool and uninterrupted sea views definitely add to its charm.
Théama is a regal villa perched on top of a natural rock formation offering mesmerising 180-degree views across the Aegean Sea. Conveniently situated close to the cosmopolitan and lively Mykonos town, Théama is perfect for those wanting to combine Myconian nightlife with a laid-back lifestyle.