Villa Hurmuses is a five-bedroom villa within walking distance of the charming Mykonos Town and a mere three minutes from the beach. It is located in a quiet area, with views of the sparkling Aegean Sea, Mykonos Town, and the famous windmills. I recently spent a long weekend in Mykonos with a group of friends. We stayed at this beautiful serviced villa and enjoyed every minute of it.
Location of the Villa Hurmuses
Mykonos, one of the most famous Greek Islands, is located southeast of Athens, Greece. It is about three hours by high speed ferry from either Rafina or Piraeus; the slower ferry takes about six hours. The ferries run year-round, although they run less frequently in the summer. A number of airlines fly from Athens year round into Mykonos. Villa Hurmuses provides complimentary round trip transport from the airport or docks to the villa. The private villa is south of the ferry docks and west of the airport, both just a short drive away.
The Villa Hurmuses
Villa Hurmuses is a fully self-sustaining house for private parties. With five bedrooms, there is enough space for a party of ten. The villa is the traditional Myconian whitewashed architecture and is decorated with traditional Greek decor and handmade furniture. Floor to ceiling windows showcase the natural beauty of the island on your doorstep. While this is a large villa, there are some great little nooks and crannies for curling up and reading a book on a (rare) rainy day.
It is owned and operated by the Hurmuses family. The on-site staff, who live separately, are there to cater to your party’s needs.
Villa Hurmuses has just five bedrooms, some with double beds and others with twin beds. The master bedroom enjoys a beautiful en-suite bathroom with rustic stone vanities and intricate details. Two of the other bedrooms also have en-suite bathrooms, both with the same attention to detail. At the pool level are two other bedrooms, in what they term the “guest suite,” which share one bathroom. This configuration is perfect for a family, with one double bed and two twins in the respective bedrooms.
The staff make up the rooms every morning and offer turndown service each night. Beds are made with crisp white sheets, plush pillows, and comfortable blankets.
Villa Hurmuses has plenty of space for a party to spread out. The private pool, surrounded by lounge chairs, is the perfect place to enjoy the seclusion of Villa Hurmuses. A cocktail bar lies adjacent to the pool, as does a large outside kitchen/barbecue and dining area for your entire party. A lush garden, intermingled with the spaces around the pool and patios of the villa’s exterior, has some tucked-away benches for reading, conversation, or meditation.
Should the weather not be very nice, there are gorgeous interior common spaces. In the dining room, a large and homely wooden table is ideal for dinner parties that last well into the evening. The spacious living room has a fireplace as well, for guests who visit during the mild Mykonos winter.
Amenities at the Villa Hurmuses
The two on-site staff, Ana Marie and Ernesto, are there to assist with anything your party may need. Breakfast is included in the rate, as is turndown service, a complimentary drink upon arrival and welcome basket of fruit, pool towels, and more. The staff are available to cook dinner (additional costs apply), run errands, and make reservations with local dining establishments. One complimentary dinner, with a bottle of wine, is prepared for guests during their stay. Lunch may be requested, although additional charges apply to keep the staff on-site during the lunch period. While they will run any and all errands, including grocery shopping, the guest is expected to pay for the food charges.
Every morning, Ana Marie and Ernesto cooked an Aegean breakfast for us. It was often made to order – eggs, pies, and other delicacies – while we had juices, yogurts, and fruits at our disposal. They also provided dinner each evening.
Excursions at Villa Hurmuses
While Mykonos is a popular party destination, there are also plenty of other attractions on the island. It is well known for its maritime history and array of archaeological sites. The neighbouring Delos, Tinos, and Ios have a number of ancient Greek ruins; a public ferry runs between these islands daily although it is weather dependent. Villa Hurmuses can arrange excursions to the archaeological sites on Delos for guests, private yacht charters to other islands, sailboat charters, or sea kayaking adventures to some of Mykonos’ private beaches.
Other excursions that the staff can arrange are horseback riding across the highlands of Mykonos, an introduction to Greek food and wine with a local sommelier, visits to Myconian wineries, and kite surfing or jet ski rentals. There are other tour operators on the island who can arrange other excursions.
The Villa Hurmuses, a luxurious retreat just minutes from the heart of Mykonos Town, is the perfect place for families or friends to relax and reconnect with each other. With a private pool, on-site staff, and exceptional views out over the Aegean Sea, it is a wonderful place to recharge. My stay, with six friends, was wonderful and I recommend that anyone going to Mykonos stay at the Villa Hurmuses.
For more information: http://villahurmuses.com/