Honeymoon is a term we are all familiar with – it is said to be so called as the first month of marriage represents the sweetest times, hence honey, which is a lovely thought. Honey and the bee have long been highly regarded in Greek culture since ancient times, Ambrosia being the food of the gods and Nectar the drink of Mount Olympus.
So if honey represents the sweetest times and a little of that lovely slow culture why not have some Honeytime and where better to experience this than on Cycladic island of Mykonos – there’s certainly plenty of Nectar here, and surprisingly a few pockets of peace, originality and quiet style.
At the glamorous boutique hotel, Mykonos Theoxenia, the sorbet shades of cyan, zingy lemon, fuchsia, orange and dashings of lime cast a brilliance of colour against the natural stone work that makes it the Cycladic nesting place for cool celebs and the odd honey bee of course.
If honey was never on your radar – think again. Amidst the fashionable boutiques, galleries and glitzy jewellers of Mykonos this find tucked away down a small alley reaffirms the Greek love affair with all things honey. A really beautiful shop appropriately called Nectar and Ambrosia sells honey in every imaginable flavour and combo. If in your mind you picture “honey shop’’ as something dark and funky, think again, this is honey heaven and more like a high-tech apothecary of polished design.
So our afficados of the good life – check in at the designer Mykonos Theoxenia Hotel – your fabulously glam bolthole for a little Honeytime right next to the windmills.