Santa Marina offers the best beach experience of any resort in Mykonos. Ours is the only resort with its own private sandy beach, providing an unrivalled sanctuary where you can swim and sunbathe in blissful seclusion at the edge of the blue Aegean. Nestled in a quiet cove – offering protection from the famed Mykonos winds – this curve of golden sand slopes gradually into crystal-clear, shallow waters.To ensure the ultimate in beachfront luxury, we are pleased to provide our guests with complimentary cabanas set along our private wooden jetty, as well as sun beds, umbrellas and beach towels. This is the only private resort beach of its size, offering attentive service, chic dining and panoramic sea views. Relax in the shade, a cool drink in hand, and gaze at the mega yachts as they cruise along the coastline. More than a beach, Santa Marina is like an exclusive club – a meeting place filled with fascinating individuals from around the globe. Santa Marina offers a truly privileged lifestyle, and our resort guests love having the best Mykonos beach experience at their doorstep.
About this Destination
Built like a mini village on a private peninsula overlooking the Aegean Sea, the Santa Marina is picture-postcard Greece, and with its private beach, helipad and stunningly beautiful pool bars, it is the home base of the likes of Mel Gibson and Linda Evangelista this side of Mykonos…
It sits on the only private beach of Mykonos with panoramic views of Ornos Bay and the Aegean Sea. At the Santa Marina, a Luxury Collection Resort, guests are treated to a welcome respite from the Cyclades’ party-till-dawn ethos. It’s a different world inside the manned gates of this resort...one where sea-view suites and villas strike the perfect balance between unabashed luxury and Greek tradition (think simple cubist architecture, whitewashed walls and contemporary furniture complemented by modern artworks), and the restaurants and bars are poolside oases for long, leisurely lunches to sweeping views of the blue waters of the Aegean.
The absolute highlight is the part glam part boho Buddha-Bar Beach where the ceviche sea bass with aji amarillo and the platter of lobster and grilled octopus border on sinful indulgences. For an exclusive-feeling spot on Mykonos, the Santa Marina checks all the right boxes...
Religion plays an important role in the understanding of daily culture. The 98% of the Greeks are Christians Orthodox. The rest of the population are Muslims, Roman Catholics, and Jewish. Greece and Russia are the only countries to have such a big proportion of Christians Orthodox.
Literature and theatre was an important aspect of Greek culture and influenced modern drama. The Greeks were known for their sophisticated sculpture and architecture. Greek culture influenced the Roman Empire and many other civilizations, and it continues to influence modern cultures today.
The official language of Greece is Greek, spoken by 99% of the population. In addition, a number of non-official, minority languages and some Greek dialects are spoken as well. The most common foreign languages learned by Greeks are English, German, French and Italian.
The currency in Mykonos is the euro, as in other European Union countries. The euro is divided into 100 cents. There are eight different coins: 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 cent, and 1 and 2 Euro. There are seven different bank notes, for the following amounts: 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500 Euro.
Weather and Climate
Greece has a typical Mediterranean climate, which lends itself to mild and often wet winters and dry summers. The country is mostly sunny throughout the year. ... While Greek tourism officials fight against the concept that there is ever an "off-season" in Greece, tourism tumbles from November through March.