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iPod tour in Mykonos

Mykonos hi -tech town tour!

Ever though a more high tech way to discover the town of Mykonos than an ‘’iPod’’ walk?

That is the ideal way to discover and learn about Mykonos island at your own pace. You will be provided with an iPod and a map with a detailed list of points of interest!

The iPod continues to dominate the marketplace with clever marketing and ever-increasing abilities in products that have developed outside of the original scope of a small, portable music player

One of the great things about the iPod is that it is simple and easy to market. A concept like "1,000 songs in your pocket" is simple and sells itself: that's all someone needs to know in order to justify spending a lot of money on a portable music player. With a thousand songs in your pocket, there's really no reason to ever worry about buying another electronic gadget like that in the future again!

If you do bring your own iPod in Mykonos with you remember that all our suites have an iPod/iPhone doc in order to listen your favorite music while relaxing in your private veranda overlooking the beautiful famous Mykonos sunset!

Let us help you explore the island with the help of technology by booking here

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Our exclusive personal trainer

We are extremely proud to have a co-operation with Dimitris Mwros for our fitness center here at Kouros. He is one of the most popular trainers in Athens, training super stars like Sakis Rouvas and runs his one fitness portal with up to date fitness info and videos http://www.fitnessart.gr/
For the month of July you can see him in the cover of Nitro Health magazine and a 6 page spread with fitness excercises written by him.

So, what do you think?? Would you book a training session with him and get fit for the beach? For details and bookings contact our concierge desk

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Travel Quotes

Just for fun we thought of sharing with you some travel quotations of great men. Maybe you can add one or two to your travel journal!


- While your father is alive, make as many friends as you can; while your horse is alive, visit as many lands as you can. Mongolian proverb

- You can't be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline – it helps if you have a football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at least you need a beer. Frank Zappa

- The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page. St Augustine

- Comfort has its place, but it seems rude to visit another country dressed as if you've come to mow its lawns. David Sedaris

- I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train. Oscar Wilde
 
- When you come to a fork in the road … take it. Yogi Berra

- Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity and I'm not sure about the former. Albert Einstein

- We don't go anywhere. Going somewhere is for squares. We just go! – Marlon Brando (in The Wild One)

- I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list. Susan Sontag

- I had ambition not only to go farther than anyone had been before, but as far as it was possible for man to go. Captain James Cook

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Movie Nights under the stars

We are very lucky in Mykonos to have a Cinema under the Stars. What do we mean? Mykonos has an open air cinema built inside a garden offering a lounge area and movies under the stars.
Here is the programfor the July with all the hot movies scheduled!

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Getting around Mykonos

Mykonos, being just 15 km long and 10 km wide, is one of the smallest islands of the Cyclades complex. However, with its beautiful Town located West and its sandy beaches East, it is probable that by the end of your trip you will have covered a fairly large distance during your time on the island.



Here is a small summary of the means available on Mykonos for getting around the island:

By car or by motorbike
Easily the best way to go is to rent a car, motorbike or ATV (which are quite the trend of the island, actually). This way you will be able to reach all corners of the Island without having to worry for taxi fares and bus schedules. Motorbike and car rentals are readily available on the Island (Main Town Entrance and Windmills area) and can also be arranged directly at our Front Desk by our experienced staff. Prices range from 35 to 50 Euros for small air-conditioned cars and from 20-25 for scooters and ATV’s. Valid driver’s license is needed, as well as a credit card (usually Visa, Mastercard, AmEx & Diners are accepted).

By taxi
Mykonos Island only has 30 taxis to serve thousands of visitors, a fact that renders taxis as the most unreliable means of transport. In Mykonos Town the queue for the taxis can be found at Manto Square (or Taxi square as we Mykonians call it) and Fabrika Square, and people sometimes even have to wait for hours just to get one. There are taxi meters inside the vehicles. Generally, fares are quite reasonable. The telephone numbers for calling a taxi are +302289023700 and +302289022400.

By bus
Twenty three different lines cover the Island when it comes to public bus transportation. There are two bus stations on the Island, one at the Entrance of the Town (just 5 minutes away from Kouros Hotel) and a larger one at the upper part of the Town at Fabrika Square. Bus schedules are clearly written on big notice boards at the two stations and there is no connection between them. Most destinations around the Island can be reached using the buses and the trip frequency is quite high in high season. Tickets can be bought before boarding the bus at the stations, mini-markets and tourist shops. Note though, that buses in Mykonos are almost always full during the busy hours of the day (noon & after midnight) and rides can become uncomfortable in some cases, as drivers tend to squeeze in as many people as they can before departing.

By boat
One of the most enjoyable experiences you can have in Mykonos is going from one beach to the next one on the small boat. The smell of fresh sea water combined with the crystal clear waters of our beaches is sure to give you nice memories for a long time. Every day from Platis Yialos fishing boats that have been converted into tourist transport leave every half hour to the beaches of Paranga, Paradise, Super Paradise, Agrari and Elia – in that order. The first one is at 10:15 in the morning and and the last one coming back late at 20:00 (from Super Paradise) and 18:00 (from Elia beach). You can also board the boats at Ornos, only far less rides take place starting there (just 3 inside the day at 10:00, 11:00 and 13:00).

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Spa Therapies in Mykonos

What about combining your dream vacation in Mykonos at Kouros Hotel & Suites with the joy of a relaxing atmosphere along with some soothing therapies being conducted on you?


An important reason to consider having a spa treatment during vacation is that it allows you to get away from the stress and strain of daily life, it forces you to relax and unwind in a place where tranquility is the norm.

Check our spa list and arrange an appointment with our professional therapist.


BODY CARE
60 min

Chocolate Full Body Therapy
Experience a special body care. Spread melted chocolate with a mask throughout the body for ultimate rejuvenation. Refresh and hydrate the skin for a smooth and shiny result. You will feel great with the characteristic smell of chocolate, known for its detoxifying properties that activate the natural process of eliminating fat and cellulite.

The exotic brown sugar scrub
A scrub with Caribbean brown sugar, sea salts and nourishing olive oil will smooth your skin, detoxify your body and energize your metabolism.


MASSAGE
50 min

Aromatherapy
Let your self be drawn by the force of aromatherapy. Massage enjoyment increases while the essential oils surround you in a fragranced environment. The skin is nourished, softened and gets a silky texture.

Deep tissue sport massage
Stress often causes muscles to become severely knotted; a deep-tissue massage addresses this tension by targeting the body’s deepest layers of muscle. A type of massage therapy that focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue.

Balinese Head Massage
This treatment combines both gentle and stimulating techniques on the upper back, shoulders, neck and scalp.

Peach Massage with relaxing Hot Shingles
The ultimate relaxing treatment inspired by the hot stone therapy. Using a mixture of metal powder, salt and water, the therapist shapes young, hot pebbles in front of your eyes! Once developed, used for a relaxation massage that exempt from the tendency of muscles. The skin is soft, smooth, free from intensity. A moment of pure and absolute pleasure!

Massage with natural massage oil candles
Our coveted candles engage all the senses. Light AFTERGLOW candle to enjoy its scent, then drizzle the warm oil on the skin as the perfect start to an unforgettable massage! The candles are body safe and contain no parabens or animal products. They contain jojoba, shea butter, vitamin e and aloe, ingredients that provide all day moisture and protection for the skin. Choose your favorite scent and let all your senses be indulged to this one of a kind experience.

FACIAL CARE
30 min

Deep Hydration
Enjoy the exotic touch of pineapple and mango that offer a variety of vitamins, softening and moisturizing properties, preparing the skin before sun exposure and relieve irritation after prolonged sunbathing, giving a surprisingly glamorous look

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Tips for planning your vacations to Mykonos

If you want to relieve the stress and the doubt that sometimes comes with the trip preparation a good idea is to make a list (and check it twice!)



What you have to do first is to make a list with all the bookings that you need to do (hotel reservation, plane tickets e.t.c). and of course we are here to assist you for car rental arrangements or restaurant bookings. You can address to our concierge desk any inquiries and wishes you might have and we will save you time and effort.

A smart idea to find a good deal is to sign up for alerts from airline companies so that you will know when tickets go on sale. Also check frequently our news & offers section to find out the best deals in the web. Those who travel a lot know that when booking in advance they always get a better rate. Early booking offers are really common to hotels and airline companies. Another advantage of booking early is that you have more available options. Keep in mind that the nicest rooms with the best rate are those that usually are firstly booked.

Since you have booked your tickets and you know your arrival details it is time to organize your free transportation from the airport/port to Kouros Hotel. You just need to send us an email at concierge@kouros-hotel.com and we will assist you with it.

Get a guide book for the island and a map. Start pinpointing points of interest and make a virtual schedule of your stay before you get here! Upon welcoming you here we will provide you with any details and information necessary to assure your vacations will be memorable. Don't forget to plan a visit to Delos island and find out more about the heart of the ancient Greek civilization
And what is better than anticipating an awesome trip? Prolong your anticipation by packing at least one week prior to your departure. That way you will have time not to forget things or not to take more than you actually need. If you need help with what not to pack, read this blog post here!

Looking forward to welcoming you here!

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