This coming September we’ll be exploring the gastronomic delights of cosmopolitan Mykonos, a pearl in the Aegean Sea, as part of our 9 day culinary tour of the Greek Islands.
According to Greek mythology, Mykonos was formed from the petrified bodies of giants killed by Hercules. It’s come a long way since then. Today it’s one of the most famous destinations worldwide and a favourite holiday spot of the jet set. Mykonos is extremely beautiful and well-known for its bare hills, amazing beaches, white country chapels and Cycladic architecture.
The island is recognized as having some of the best restaurants in the Mediterranean. It’s award-winning chefs prepare a medley of cuisines using fresh, locally sourced ingredients to create elegant and refined dishes inspired by international culinary trends, all paired with wines that would satisfy even the most selective oenophile.
It’s also an ideal place to witness a rare astrological event.
While sunsets in Greece (especially those over the caldera in Santorini) are thought by many to be the most spectacular in the world, the moon rises are also quite enchanting. There is something magical about the moon rising in the sky as it reflects on the Mediterranean Sea below, and unlike the sun, the moon does not present the same face every day. It waxes and wanes between its full and new moon phases, and occasionally, is darkened completely when the earth casts its shadow over it.
A total lunar eclipse will take place on September 28, 2015 – and this isn’t just any lunar eclipse. It’s a super moon, a harvest moon (blood moon), and a total lunar eclipse!
We’ve found the perfect spot for you to watch this extraordinary event firsthand, so stay up late or get up early. Either way, we’ll be saving you a comfy spot on the beach at your hotel in Mykonos where you can settle in for a night you’ll never forget.
In Greek mythology, Selene is the goddess of the moon. The ancient Greeks believed she would drive her white chariot across the heavens each night.
The air, unlit before, glows with the light of her golden crown, and her rays beam clear, whensoever bright Selene having bathed her lovely body in the waters of Ocean, and donned her far-gleaming raiment, and yoked her strong-necked, shining team, drives on her long-maned horses at full speed, at eventime in the mid-month: then her great orbit is full and then her beams shine brightest as she increases. So she is a sure token and a sign to mortal men. [Wikipedia]