Luxury Holidays in Ano Mera, Mykonos
After Mykonos Town, the next big village is that of Ano Mera. This quiet village, which is also one of the oldest of the island, receives little crowds, unlike the most popular and famous beaches of Kalafatis, Elia, and Platis Gialos; all of which are within short reach from Ano Mera. Here, you will have the chance to see the locals live their everyday life without being interrupted by flocks of tourists, which is typical in Mykonos Town, so allow yourself to slow down the rhythms and enjoy the slow pace of life here.
And, if you feel like wandering around and exploring the area, we suggest you head towards the monastery of Panagia Tourliani, where you can find an impressive collection of icons made by a local painter, as well as vestments and holy vessels. The lovely marble fountain and bell-tower that adorn the courtyard of the monastery are also worth seeing. On a hill above Ano Mera lies the Castle of Gyzi, which is much visited by tourists and celebs alike for the wonderful panoramas of Mykonos it offers.
As for a great place to stay – a place embraced by the stunning scenery, in a prominent location up on the hillside – you are in great luck as a selected few exclusive villas offering superb views to the cobalt waters of the Aegean and the charming landscapes of the island are available for rent. The enchanting properties capture the essence of the Mykonian spirit in their dazzling white-washed interiors and the gorgeous facades while providing an inviting environment for prestigious holidays and tranquil yet elegant, comfortable, and sumptuous escapes.