Myconian Imperial Resort
Rating: 5 star
Address: Elia Beach, Elia, Mykonos, Mykonos Island, 84600, Greece, 800-491-6126
We are a proud member of Leading Hotels of the World and an exclusive address on Mykonos, poised on the foothills of Elia Bay, immediately above the aquamarine waters and famously fine sand of our private beach. Rising up from the rustic stone walls that anchor it into the gentle slope, the Imperial’s majestic white profile commands infinite views that merge almost imperceptibly on the horizon line.
The same sense of spaciousness defines our accommodation and interiors – an oasis of white, offset by touches of warm wood and quirky design details. Everywhere, openings onto the expanse of sea and sky are invitations to move seamlessly between in- and outdoors, and discover the many secret lookouts, the luxury spa, our gourmet restaurants and the entertainment deck with its seawater pool and seductive bars.
The Imperial is a choice destination for island-hopping honeymooners and young couples who seek laid-back luxury in a beautiful natural setting that is a short ride from the island’s exciting nightlife by complimentary shuttle. Yet we are equally fond of our extended families who return to their holiday home thanks to friendly staff that considers the comfort and wellbeing of each individual guest.
Elia is the longest strip of fine sand on Mykonos, awarded the Blue Flag for its pristine beauty. It is also an Eldorado of sorts that captures the unique spirit of Mykonos, bringing together a cosmopolitan crowd of island habitués, vacationing families, nudists, celebrities, jet-setting island hoppers and honeymooners, as well as being the launch spot for the biggest LBGT party of the year.
Tavernas and beach bars bustle with activity in the shade of the afternoon sun, serving local delicacies alongside international coastal classics. An impressive range of watersports are available to the more energetic.
And yet Elia is surprisingly relaxed and, due to its size, ultimately less crowded than other equally renowned Mykonos beaches. On its outer fringe, the Imperial enjoys an idyllic, secluded sunbed & parasol concession that is the perfect lookout for those who wish to be near, but far enough from the island’s legendary revelries.