Welcome to Cromlix, Dunblane, Perthshire
When Scottish tennis superstar Andy Murray acquired Cromlix, close to his hometown of Dunblane, it signalled not only a return to his roots but the chance to reinvent the glorious era of grand country house living.
Following extensive refurbishment, the US Open, Olympic and Wimbledon champion has transformed the elegant Victorian Perthshire mansion into a luxury 15-bedroom and Gate Lodge, five-star destination.
The hotel, which opened in Spring 2014, offers guests the chance to experience the sort of decadent lifestyle once enjoyed by the Lairds of Cromlix, redefined for the 21st century by sumptuous surroundings and impeccable yet discreet service.
Situated in beautiful countryside, just three miles from Dunblane, Cromlix is set in 34 acres of secluded woodlands and garden grounds, with its own chapel and house loch. The hotel boasts a Chez Roux restaurant, offering reasonable priced menus that focus on using seasonal locally sourced produce wherever possible, five suites and ten bedrooms, gate lodge accommodation, reception hall, two drawing rooms, conservatory, dining room, snooker and meeting rooms.
Elegantly re-designed to showcase much of the house’s original heritage, Cromlix has been furnished with specially-sourced Scottish antique furniture.
Commenting on his new venture, Andy said: “By re-establishing Cromlix as a leading luxury hotel at the heart of the Dunblane community we will be able to attract new visitors to the area, create a number of new jobs and focus on supporting other local businesses. I’m pleased to be able to give something back to the community I grew up in.”
The hotel is managed on behalf of Andy by Inverlochy Castle Management International (ICMI), who already manage twelve other renowned independent properties around Scotland, including Inverlochy Castle, near Fort William and Greywalls Hotel in Gullane. ICMI’s group of industry experts includes Albert Roux OBE, KFO, owner of Le Gavroche in London, the first UK restaurant to be awarded three Michelin Stars.
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Our unique location, away from the teeming atolls of the North, blesses our guests with a barefoot luxury resort experience, evoking a remote and untouched paradise. Located on a private island within North Huvadhoo, the deepest atoll in Maldives and just 55km North of the Equator, provides a perfect place to disconnect, rest and relax.
What Makes Your Stay Remarkable
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Cai Guo-Qiang was born in 1957 in Quanzhou City, Fujian Province, China. He was trained in stage design at the Shanghai Theater Academy, and his work has since crossed multiple mediums within art, including drawing, installation, video and performance art. While living in Japan from 1986 to 1995, he explored the properties of gunpowder in his drawings, an inquiry that eventually led to his experimentation with explosives on a massive scale and to the development of his signature explosion events. Drawing upon Eastern philosophy and contemporary social issues as a conceptual basis, these projects and events aim to establish an exchange between viewers and the larger universe around them, utilizing a site-specific approach to culture and history.
Cai was awarded the Japan Cultural Design Prize in 1995 and the Golden Lion at the 48th Venice Biennale in 1999. In the following years, he has received the 7th Hiroshima Art Prize (2007), the 20th Fukuoka Asian Culture Prize (2009), and AICA’s first place for Best Project in a Public Space for Cai Guo-Qiang: Fallen Blossoms (2010). He also held the distinguished position as Director of Visual and Special Effects for the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. In 2012, Cai was honored as one of five Laureates for the prestigious Praemium Imperiale, an award that recognizes lifetime achievement in the arts in categories not covered by the Nobel Prize. Additionally, he was also among the five artists who received the first U.S. Department of State - Medal of Arts award for his outstanding commitment to international cultural exchange. He has recently been awarded the Barnett and Annalee Newman Foundation Award in 2015, and the Bonnefanten Award for Contemporary Art (BACA) 2016.
Among his many solo exhibitions and projects include Cai Guo-Qiang on the Roof: Transparent Monument, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2006 and his retrospective I Want to Believe, which opened at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York in February 2008 before traveling to the National Art Museum of China in Beijing in August 2008 and then to the Guggenheim Bilbao in March 2009. In 2011, Cai appeared in the solo exhibition Saraab at Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art in Doha, Qatar, his first ever in a Middle Eastern country. In 2012, the artist appeared in three solo exhibitions: Sky Ladder (The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles), Spring (Zhejiang Art Museum, Hangzhou, China), and A Clan of Boats (Faurschou Foundation, Copenhagen, Denmark).
His first-ever solo exhibition in Brazil, Cai Guo-Qiang: Da Vincis do Povo, went on a three-city tour around the country in 2013. Traveling from Brasilia to São Paulo before reaching its final destination in Rio de Janeiro, it was the most visited exhibition by a living artist worldwide that year with over one million visitors. In October 2013, Cai created One Night Stand (Aventure d’un Soir), an explosion event for Nuit Blanche, a citywide art and culture festival organized by the city of Paris. In November 2013, his solo exhibition Falling Back to Earth opened at the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art in Australia. In 2014, he created solo exhibitions The Ninth Wave at the Power Station of Art in Shanghai and Impromptu at Fundación Proa, in Buenos Aires. On January 24, 2015, he realized Life is a Milonga: Tango Fireworks for Argentina in the neighborhood of La Boca, and his solo exhibition There and Back Again opened on July 11, 2015 at the Yokohama Museum of Art in Japan.
On June 15, 2015, Cai realized his most recent explosion event Sky Ladder off of Huiyu Island, Quanzhou. In 2016, his most recent solo exhibition My Stories of Painting opened on September 29 at the Bonnefantenmuseum Maastricht, in the Netherlands.
Cai was the curator of the first China Pavilion at the 51st Venice Biennale in 2005. Since 2000, he has also converted unexpected spaces into small-scale exhibition venues for rural communities and small towns in different parts of the world. This Everything is Museum series includes: DMoCA (Dragon Museum of Contemporary Art , 2000) in Tsunan Mountain Park, Niigata Prefecture, Japan; UMoCA (Under Museum of Contemporary Art, 2001) in Colle di Val d’Elsa, Tuscany, Italy; BMoCA (Bunker Museum of Contemporary Art, 2004) on Kinmen Island, Taiwan; and SMoCA (Snake Museum of Contemporary Art, 2013) in Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan.
He currently lives and works in New York.
Agnes Gund Collection, New York, USA
Annie Wong Art Foundation, Vancouver BC, Canada
Astrup Fernley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo, Norway
Centre national d'art et de culture Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
City of New York, USA*
City of Iwaki, Japan*
City of Mito, Japan*
Cleveland Museum of Art, OH, USA
Contemporary Art Gallery, Art Tower Mito, Japan
Dentsu, Caretta Shiodome, Tokyo, Japan*
Deste Foundation, Athens, Greece
Deutsche Bank Collection, Germany
Echigo-Tsumari Region, Niigata Prefecture, Japan*
Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Faurschou Foundation, Copenhagen, Denmark
Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, MA, USA
Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, Paris, France
Fonds National d'art Contemporain and Musee art contemporain Lyon, France
Fukuoka Asia Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan
Glory Fine Arts Museum, Hsinchu, Taiwan
Graphische Sammlung Albertina Wien, Vienna, Austria
Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China
Hearst Corporation, New York, USA
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., USA
Ho-Am Art Museum, Seoul, Korea
Issey Miyake Inc., Japan
Iwaki City Art Museum, Japan
The Japan Foundation, Tokyo, Japan
Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo, The Netherlands
The Long Museum, Shanghai, China
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark
M+ Museum of Visual Culture, Kowloon, Hong Kong
MARTa Herford, Herford, Germany
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, List Visual Art Center, Cambridge, MA, USA*
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA
Modern Museum Stockholm, Sweden
Mori Art Center, Tokyo, Japan*
Museo Navale di Venezia, Venice, Italy
Museu de Arte Moderna da Bahia, Salvador, Brazil
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, USA
Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Japan
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX, USA
Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
Museum of Modern Art, Saitama, Japan
Naoshima Contemporary Art Museum, Naoshima, Japan*
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada
Peter and Irene Ludwig Foundation, Aachen, Germany
Power Long Art Museum, Shanghai, China
Power Station of Art Museum, Shanghai, China
Qatar Museum Authority, Doha, Qatar
Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia
Queens Museum of Art, New York, USA
Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai, China
San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, USA
Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, USA
Setagaya Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
The Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park, Shigaraki, Japan
Shiseido Co., LTD., Tokyo, Japan
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA
Städtische Galerie Nordhorn, Nordhorn, Germany*
S.M.A.K.: Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Gent, Belgium
Taiwan Museum of Art, Taichung, Taiwan
Takamatsu City Museum of Art, Takamatsu, Japan
Tate Collection, London, UK
Toki Messe Art Monument Project, Niigata Prefecture, Japan*
Zhejiang Art Museum, Zhejiang, China
* Public Art
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arx is a small, fine boutique hotel in Rohrmoos-Schladming offering lifestyle at the heart of the Alps. The quality of your sleep (TEMPUR beds and mattresses) and your stay (in peaceful, modern rooms including a mountain panorama) is at least as high as the mountains of the Schladming-Dachstein region which are your constant companions through each day.
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The Brick Lane Gallery is a contemporary fine art gallery which exhibits an eclectic variety of contemporary art by British as well as international artists from all corners of the world.
Established in 2006, the gallery presents an integrated programme of exhibitions, including solo-shows as well as group exhibitions of emerging and established artists from all artistic backgrounds. We exhibit a broad variety of mediums such as painting, sculpture, photography, mixed media, video and works on paper.
The Brick Lane galleries are located in two beautiful exhibition spaces in London's east end - a city at the forefront of the international art scene - and in close proximity to travel amenities including Liverpool Street Station and Aldgate East tube stations, a few steps away from the financial district.
We are dedicated to helping artists achieve success by offering a comprehensive and effective platform to showcase their work in the heart of London's vibrant and culturally popular district of Brick Lane. We offer a range of services to support artists who are looking to increase their exposure and wish to enrich their exhibition background and experience in the art world.
We are interested in hearing from artists who are looking for new avenues to promote their work and who wish to broaden and refine their artistic career. We are accepting submissions from artists from around the world and at all stages in their art career; all you need to do is submit a portfolio or images and we will review your practice.
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A CHARMING URBAN OASIS IN WASHINGTON, D.C.
Blending Old World charm with modern amenities, The Normandy Hotel is a charming urban oasis after a long day of working or sightseeing in Washington, D.C. The Normandy sits just off Connecticut Avenue, tucked among the stately embassies and tree-lined streets of peaceful Kalorama. The Normandy awakes each day to a wide spectrum or possibilities. The neighborhood features diverse dining, shopping, and entertainment options ranging from the bistros and boutiques of Dupont Circle to the eclectic cuisine and the independent shops of Adams Morgan. The world-famous museums and sites of downtown are just a little over one mile away, and when it's time to return, The Normandy feels like coming home.
From the warm, fresh-baked cookies in the lobby to the cozy down-filled duvet atop your bed, our highest pursuit is your peace of mind. Unwind by the fire, or toast to a day well spent in the cozy garden lounge. Better yet, breathe in the solitude of your charming, European-inspired guest room emphasizing old world charm. Coffee and tea are served each afternoon in our garden room and a casual social hour is held each evening with wine, cheese, and crackers. However you choose to spend your time at The Normandy, our staff is here to cater to your unique interests and needs.
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We like design. We like feeling at home. We like doing what the locals do when we travel. We don’t like to be bothered. But we do like curated, expert advice. We also like good coffee and nice towels, sheets and beds.
As a husband and wife team, we have always loved to travel. But as design-centric people, it is always a disappointment to arrive at our destination and find a hotel with the same beige walls and maroon paisley bedspread. It makes us want to tweet #SAD!
So we decided to create a place where we would love to stay. We wanted a place that allowed our guests to experience the real Philadelphia, the Philly we know and love. And so we created Lokal – a design driven hotel that is highly curated to the local Philadelphian experience. Because everyone should be allowed to vacation in an environment that makes them feel happy. And everyone should love Philly as much as we do.
What was the inspiration behind Lokal?
The inspiration for the Lokal concept came from how we like to travel. We want to stay in design-driven boutique hotels in the heart of residential neighborhoods and feel like we are staying like a local, rather than a tourist.
Why Invisible Service?
The concept of “Invisible Service” came not only from a necessity to make a tiny hotel function, but to enable guests to visit with just the right amount of interaction from us. Everything you will need is loaded into your rooms just like at home and we are a call or text away if you need additional service.
Why choose Old City for Lokal’s first location?
The Historic District of Old City is the perfect spot for our first location. It’s in the heart of the boutique shopping, gallery and cafe section of Old City where no other hotel can fit. You are literally living where the locals live during your stay with us.
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EXPLORE SAN DIEGO’S ICONIC HOTEL DEL CORONADO
Seaside charm. Iconic architecture. Modern touches and casual elegance. Make America’s most beloved beach the backdrop to your #DelMemories. Whether you’re looking for romance, adventure or a little slice of paradise, browse our gallery and picture yourself at the magical Hotel del Coronado.
From surf lessons to private beach bonfires and spa retreats, The Del offers something for every member of the family.
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Al Shaheed park, located on the periphery of Kuwait city, narrates the story of a land, its history and culture. The park consists of 200,000 m2 of greenery, featuring beautiful botanical gardens, two museums - Thekra & the Habitat, a visitor center, a lake, walkways and jogging tracks, making it the largest urban park in Kuwait.
Al Shaheed Park is a project developed by Al Diwan Al Amiri and managed by LOYAC (Lothan Youth Achievement Center). It is a precedent of its kind that Al Diwan Al Amiri - seen as one of the symbols of the State of Kuwait's sovereignty and in which serves as the headquarters and the permanent centre of the country's rulers takes initiation into reclaiming the former Green Belt - a series of gardens built between the old city of Kuwait and its expansion. This is further complimented with a strategic vision from Al Diwan al Amiri in handing over the management of the property to the Kuwaiti youth to help cultivate and nurture the arts, history and culture through a year long calendar of events.
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Esbjerg - the city by the sea - is the perfect place for large-scale and unique art.
Art is everywhere in Esbjerg - at the art museum, in the cityscape and down by the water's edge.
With its fabulous natural beauty, primeval forests and marshlands, crystal-clear lakes and rivers, a great diversity of flora and fauna, Belarus is certainly a must-see for eco-tourists.
The first environmental protection laws were introduced in Belarus by the Statute of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania as early as the 16th century. Due to this, vast areas of land in today’s Belarus remained intact. By the way, Belovezhskaya Pushcha, Europe’s biggest forest, was declared a reserve by Grand Duke of Lithuania Jahajla over 600 years ago.
In the 21st century, nature remains one of Belarus’ biggest assets. Eco-tourists are invited to visit the famous national parks and reserves, wildlife sanctuaries, natural monuments and simply picturesque places that are abundant all over the country. There are plenty of things that will make them stand and stare.
For example, Belarus is home to some of Europe’s biggest and deepest lakes that were left by ancient glaciers. Belarusian bogs, many of which are absolutely unique, are by right considered the "lungs" of the continent…
The country’s symbol – bison – is the heaviest and biggest land mammal in Europe. At present Belarus is ranked second in terms of the bison population. Since 1946 these stately animals have been protected by the state.
Ornithologists come to Belarus from all over the world to watch birds: one will be able to see thousands of different birds at a time in Pripyatsky National Park and Berezina Biosphere Reserve. Belarus is a stronghold of aquatic warbler where 60% of its world’s population breeds.
White stork is one of the most popular and loved birds in Belarus, as this bird symbolizes happiness, well-being, health and revival. One can spend hours watching them flying in the sky, strolling in the field, taking care of the offspring in nestles…
Belarus is a great destination for outdoor lovers, with a plenty of opportunities to experience an adventure in nature. One can go hiking, biking or horse riding along an eco-route, order a mini-tour on a steamboat or a boat, take part in an eco-safari watching wild animals in their natural habitat, or simply contemplate the surrounding natural beauty in silence.
Eco-tourists are invited to stay at one of many eco-farms all over Belarus. These farms are built from eco-friendly materials in remote locations and their residents are offered a variety of outdoor entertainments, eco-friendly and fresh farm produce.
Situated in the hart of Brussels and Ghent gallery Ilunga has to offer an exquisite collection of original African and Asian sculptures and Tribal artefacts.
Our collection is brought together with the utmost care and expertise.We offer fine and important pieces from West Africa, Gabon and a selection of sculptures and masks from the D.R.Congo and a fine selection of Asian artfacts from China, Japan and South East Asia.
The Lima Art Museum presents 3000 years of Peruvian art. The museum has a large selection of pre-Columbian textiles and ceramics, pictures and furniture from Colonial and Republican times and a significant selection of paintings and photographic works from modern times. A representative selection of these collections can be seen in a permanent exhibition on the first floor. The contemporary art can be found in the exhibition rooms of the basement.
The Lima Art Museum (called MALI) presents the most extensive collection of Peruvian art from pre-Columbian times until today. The principal aims of the museum are:
Almost 10 times the size of the Everglades and the world's largest freshwater wetland, the Pantanal serves as a lush reservoir which thousands of species of exotic plants and a highly concentrated, diverse mix of animals call home. Unlike in the Amazon, where the animals are hidden out of view, the Pantanal is positively busting with wildlife. With the biggest concentration of large animals in the New World, the Pantanal counts jaguars, giant otters, anacondas, caimans, hawks, Macaws, Marsh deer, Tapirs, egrets, herons, monkeys, and ibis as a few of its many species of inhabitants.
Heavy, seasonal rainfalls and flooding characterize the region and allow for the thriving growth of wildlife. And thrive it does; the Pantanal is home to over 700 species of birds (and is also an important migratory area for North American birds), 100 species of mammals, 260 species of fish and 80 reptile species. This environment sets the stage for one of the best bird and wildlife-spotting experiences imaginable.
Most flights connect from Sao Paulo to the most popular take off city, Cuiaba in the Southern Pantanal. This area remains very much so untouched, and so offers a great opportunity to experience the Pantanal wetlands. Nearby is also the Chupada dos Guimaraes that offers excellent hiking trails and beautiful views.
The second main destination is Campo Grande, in the Northern Pantanal. This area is a bit more developed, but does offer Bonito, an excellent stop for eco-tourists, the hard to reach and resultantly more pristine Corumba with various lodging options and great opportunities for the sports-fishermen.
One of the best ways to explore the Pantanal is just like the locals do: on horseback. There are very few roads that exist in the Pantanal, and horses can carry you into areas that otherwise couldn't be reached due to flooding and other conditions. Other methods of transportation are usually boats, four wheel drive trucks, and the occasional footpath.
An ideal stay in the Pantanal is a healthy 4-5 days; the longer you spend looking for wildlife, the better your chances of seeing it. At night there are tours available in which you can spot various night creatures including the seldom seen jaguars. The Transpantaneira, an abandoned roadway project that was meant to cross the Pantanal, now offers some of the greatest wildlife viewing spots.
When to Visit
The rain season is from November to the beginning of April. At this time, many areas become flooded; oftentimes roads accessible by car during the dry season now only become accessible by boats. From May to October the water levels slowly diminish, and by the end of October the large lakes become smaller ponds and even puddles. As fish get trapped in these small watering holes, this becomes feasting time for birds as well as for the eyes of those who have come especially for bird watching.
Cavo Tagoo is a five star, all-suite hotel situated on the luxurious Greek island of Santorini. Located 5 km from Fira and 6 km from Oia, the hotel provides breathtaking views of the nearby volcanic islets, the Caldera and the Aegean Sea.
Cavo Tagoo’s elegant suites all boast a sleek design and feature a 43 inch flat-screen television with satellite channels, a hot tub or private pool and a veranda or terrace. Private dinners can be arranged, on request, and can be enjoyed al fresco or inside the suite. Guests can also relax on the extra large day beds situated around the hotel’s 40 metre infinity pool.
At the hotel’s restaurant, the OVAC, which overlooks the caldera and the glistening Aegean Sea, guests can choose from a menu of mediterranean fusion cuisine, as well as a premium local and international wine selection. At the hotel’s pool bar, guests can enjoy light snacks and a wide range of beverages, including cocktails.
The dedicated concierge team at Cavo Tagoo are on hand to help organise excursions, boat tours, vehicle rentals, wine tasting courses and restaurant reservations, as well as anything else you may need.
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Air Hotel & Ancient Baths Plaza Vieja has grown to offer new experiences.
Air Hotel & Ancient Baths Plaza Vieja is a building of the early nineteenth century renovated with the finest materials by the architectural firm Alonso Balaguer of Barcelona. Mingle harmoniously: shapes, textures and colors; where simple gives life to new attitudes and feelings.
It is the ideal place to relax your senses, have a drink or read a good book. And it is also the perfect place to live a unique experience: all our guests can enjoy an ancient tradition by Air Ancient Bath with hot springs water at different temperatures, thermal flotarium, therm thousand jets, thermal bath of wine and a Hamman plus massage treatments in our room specially equipped for it or, if you prefer, in your own room.
The hotel has 22 rooms and a pool on the terrace overlooking the Alcazaba, open all year.
URBN is an award winning design-meets-sustainable boutique hotel in Shanghai, set to draw the discerning jetsetter. Occupying a converted factory warehouse, URBN uses recycled and locally sourced materials and is proudly China’s first carbon neutral hotel.
URBN’s downtown location in Jing’an is a convenient walk or ride away from the charming former French Concession area and a myriad of Shanghai’s finest shopping and dining options. Yet being tucked away on a quiet street guarantees a tranquil stay, and positions the hotel as an urban sanctuary in China’s most exciting and dynamic metropolis.
URBN’s rooms are a blend of contemporary, minimalist and eco-chic design. With only 26 rooms, the hotel’s intimate setting feels like a home away from home, but one with luxury, modern day comforts. Throughout the hotel, a neutral color palette is selected to enhance the natural beauty of the recycled wood materials. A stay at URBN is bound to guarantee you privacy and a relaxed atmosphere.
Despite our boutique nature, we have no shortage of the necessary 21st century amenities – fabulous dining and drinking options, a 24 hours gym, event venues to suit your every need and in-room beauty and spa treatments. But above all, what we have, is the soul and sophistication that is emblematic of Shanghai.
Mykonos is part of a cluster of islands including Delos, Rhenia and some rocky islets. Mykonos, already inhabited since the 5th millennium B.C. (prehistoric settlement of Ftelia), has shared with them a long and copious history with them. Its intense tourist and cosmopolitan activity, which has continiously kept Mykonos in the foreground, inevitably reminds us of the cosmopolitan ancient Delos during the period of its commercial peak (Hellenistic-roman period).
Since the fifties, Mykonos has always been one of the most popular tourist islands of the Mediterranean.
Chora, as the town of Mykonos is commonly known, impresses and casts its spell on the visitor from the first moment, with its beautiful position, scale and architecture. Despite the great tourist development of the island, it manages to maintain its cycladic features and traditional look, like few other towns.
Its cube-shaped, all white houses glow in the sunlight, scattered wisely and orderly in the countless labyrinthine alleys and streets with whitewashed cobbled pavements. A little further, on a low hill, the windmills, having stood for centuries, compose a picture of unparalleled beauty in combination with red domes and bell towers of the countless churches. In the harbour, a small colorful flotilla of caiques and fishing boats completes this unique picture with its vivid colors.
All in all, maintaining the form of the traditional architecture of the Cyclades on the modern buildings ensures a unique feeling of harmony to the town and interior of Mykonos. Nothing can be compared, though, to the emotion inspired by the enthralling space of ancient Delos. A real town with its streets and markets, public buildings and temples, luxurious houses and shops, cisterns, columns, mosaics…
Bathed in perennial sunlight sent by the god Apollo, they are all spread between the hill of Mt. Kynthos and the port with its crystal clear waters, giving the visitor the impression that they stopped functioning only yesterday.
The fame of the island and the large number of visitors, among whom one can recognize some of the most famous personalities all over the world, have resulted in the commercial activity that has made the market of Mykonos so famous.
So, in the streets of Mykonos, most important of which is Matoyianni, one can buy clothes, jewellery and works of art designed by the most celebrated designers and artists. One wouldn’t exaggerate if one said that, quite often, this is where the trends in fashion and style to prevail worldwide are decided.
One can enjoy one coffee, or ouzo with titbit and the traditional tastes at the cafes. Bars and restaurants scattered all around, and observe at the same time, a colorful crowd wandering in the narrow streets of the town.
Chora is also the starting point if you want to discover the rest of the beauties of the island, its picturesque interior and spotless beaches, using a regular bus service or other means of transport.