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The Belvedere Hotel in Mykonos has opened for the start of the 2010 season with a dynamic new look, and the debut of a Martini Bar, lobby, private VIP residents’ lounge and new luxury rooms, all of which reinforce the island’s reputation as one of the most chic and desirable destinations in the Greek islands.

Location and how to get there:

By boat: From Piraeus port, Athens’ international hub, regular ferries and hydrofoils depart twice a day for Mykonos during low season and five or six times a day, during the busier summer months. Travel times for the high-speed boats takes between three to four hours. The ferries take from six hours upwards.

From Athens’ second port, Rafina, which is located outside the city of Athens city. Rafina enjoys a convenient location, half an hour’s drive from Athens International airport, El.Venizelos. Hydrofoils make the trip to Mykonos in two hours, whilst regular ferries complete the same distance in four and a half hours.

By Air: There are also daily flights, operated by Olympic Air and Aegean Airlines, departing from Athens International Airport El. Venizelos. The flight time from Athens to Mykonos is approximately 25 minutes. During the high season in the summer months, charter flights fly directly to Mykonos International Airport from major European major cities such as Paris, London, Rome, Milan, Munich and Berlin.

Number of Rooms: 35 hotel rooms and 8 hotel suites, spread across the 7 buildings.

Price range: Prices vary considerably depending on season and room type. Anywhere from $170/night to $1800/night.

Time of year to go: Mykonos Island is actually a destination for all seasons, but for cheapest rates and less crowds, winter is best.

Member of the Small Luxury Hotels, the Belvedere 5 star hotel property is located in the heart of Mykonos Town, at the height of Rohari hill. The panoramic views over the island’s pretty plateau of whitewashed Cyclades houses combine with what Mykonos is all about; Nightlife, bars, restaurants and boutiques which are all within a five minute walk of the hotel.

Why is this location so great for women? First off, Mykonos is an extremely safe island. But most importantly, it has something for every Diva: a tranquil, relaxing getaway, or a wild vacation with the girls, to a romantic, luxurious week with your love. Whatever your need, they have services to accommodate. You will have no trouble finding plenty of shopping and activities to fill up your days.

Services & Amenities: Outdoor swimming pool, jacuzzi baths, steam room, luxury massage & spa treatments at Belvedere Therapies, wireless high-speed internet access, laundry & dry cleaning, safe boxes, valet parking & concierge service; Breakfast served 08:00 to 11:00

The Front Office Team can assist you with travel arrangements, island activities and information and restaurants reservations. Transfer service from the airport and/or the port can be arranged as well.

The Sunset Service: This provides a cocktail service in your room so you can witness the legendary Cyclades sunsets in style.

Picnic Service: Containing luxury glassware, dishes, fine wines, a cocktail thermos, mineral waters and delicious snacks to nibble on, they make for the perfect accompaniment on some of Greece’s most pristine beaches. Umbrellas and sun loungers are also available.

Hotel Restaurants & Bars: The Belvedere Club, Greek modern cuisine; Matsuhisa Restaurant by Nobu Matsuhisa; The Martini Bar featuring cocktails specially designed by Dale DeGroff one of the world’s premier mixologists; and Belvedere Cellar, with an award-winning wine list.

Spa, health club: Aromatherapy, hydrotherapy, hot stone therapies and massage sessions, hammam steam baths, and 24-hour gym.

For more information and specials visit the Belvedere Hotel.

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