TRAVEL with pat and lew

* the Vencia hotel in Mykonos is spectacular

Posted by Lew Weinstein on September 25, 2010

We never use a travel agent for any of our travels. But we did this time, mainly because the boat schedule between Mykonos and Santorini was not available when we had to book and pay for the air tickets, so we wanted somebody who knew to make sure we got where we had to go. Our travel agent was Efi Mihalopoulou at Fantasy Travel in Athens … http://www.fantasytravelofgreece.com/. Efi was terrific to deal with, always thorough and prompt, and we got an excellent result, including her recommendation for our hotel in Mykonos.

The Vencia Boutique Hotel … http://www.vencia.gr/ … is a family-owned hotel located on the hill overlooking Mykonos Town. It’s a 5-10 minute walk down and a little more coming back up but not a problem.

I think we had the best room (#124), with a picture window view of the harbor below and a balcony with the same great view. We enjoyed four nights in a row of spectacular sunsets.

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sunset from our balcony in Mykonos

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The infinity pool was just below our balcony. It looked like you could swim right over the edge, but not so. It was perfectly safe. There was a bar at the pool (of course), comfortable lounge chairs and umbrellas. Every day was filled with bright sun. Actually it was raining when we arrived, but by the time we had retrieved our luggage and passed out the other side of the airport, the sun was shining and it never stopped.

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in the pool in Mykonos

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There is a restaurant at the Vencia, set on a veranda overlooking the sea. An excellent buffet breakfast was included but the real treat was dinner. The young lady who was the cook (the one wearing the hat) prepared one outstanding dish after another. We never eat in hotel restaurants, but we tried it the first night when we were tired from our flights (Paris to Athens to Mykonos), and we came back for three more nights. We can’t make a higher recommendation than that.

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the Vencia's wonderful staff

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One Response to “* the Vencia hotel in Mykonos is spectacular”

  1. Kevin said

    It’s good to see mom exercising again. Glad you had a good trip. Is it ok if I now go to Greece, as you didn’t want me to go in ’91?

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