The dream of most Greek small business owners is for their children to follow in their footsteps and expand the family business. In most cases, however, their children follow their own dreams. In rare cases, all of the children’s dreams follow that of the founder. One such dream lives and thrives on Myconos.
In the early 1960s, a hardworking truck driver on Myconos slowly but meticulously built up a business that eventually included a hotel. When the time was right, he asked his four sons if they wanted to continue building or would they prefer a different road.
One by one, the sons left home for Switzerland to study hotel management and each on their return built on their dream. Their Myconian Collection now boasts four of the best run and most up-market hotel properties on the island.
All four properties are built on ideal spots with magnificent views. Each son says he has a sworn commitment to each visitor and that is to make every guest feel at home and “part of our extended family.”
Markos Daktylides runs the Myconian Imperial Hotel and Thalasso Center, a luxurious deluxe resort with an extensive Thalassa Spa, which opened last May.
It boasts 103 rooms and nine suites complete with private pools. This is perhaps the most up-market within the entire area and is equipped with nothing but the best in materials and style.
Panos Daktylides manages the Myconian Royal Hotel & Spa, which combines the best of Myconian hospitality and personal service with new standards of comfort and Mediterranean design. It was conceived and designed to attract discerning guests in search of something far from the ordinary. Myconian architecture and lavish furnishings characterize the 115-room hotel. This brand new 5-star resort offers exclusive privacy in a glorious setting on Elia Beach.
Vangelis Daktylides runs the Myconian Ambassador Hotel Thalasso Center with its superb location overlooking Platy Yialos Beach. From the marble entrance to the lobby bar to the indoor restaurant to the dazzling pool bar, the Ambassador says quality from the moment you enter.
A ‘warm welcome’ takes a new meaning here where the island’s traditional hospitality is combined with the highest standards of personalized service and supreme comfort.
Marios Daktylides manages the K Hotels (Kohili-Korali-Kyma-Kalypso), a group of nicely appointed, comfortable hotels situated within one complex, providing warm and friendly service with spectacular views.
Delightfully Greek, these four units with their 155 rooms, all renovated in 2002, are perched on a rise overlooking the Aegean Sea and the town of Myconos. It’s absolutely spotless with an ideal location and excellent value.
The open areas are bright and colorful with smart furnishings. All rooms are air-conditioned and with satellite television, radio, mini fridge, direct-dial phone and balcony.