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Epic and Mythical Design on Mykonos

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Overlooking the beach of Ayios Yiannis, on the Greek island of Mykonos, the Mykonos Grand Hotel has a secret side.

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From outside there is little hint of the epic quality inside the luxury resort.

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It has the simple traditional Cycladic design Greece is famous for.

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But the Mykonos Grand Hotel captures the sweep of history…. secondhand.

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This history is through 1950s Hollywood eyes.

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The design is reminiscent of the corny romance of old Hollywood movies.

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The kind with a cast of thousands, set in ancient Mediterranean civilizations.

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The hotel recreates that sweeping kitschy historical epic.

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It’s a modern version, but the Hollywood hints are there.

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You expect to see a 1950s starlet make her entrance decorated to the max.

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Shouldn’t Cleopatra or Helen of Troy be played by a young Elizabeth Taylor or Deborah Kerr be lounging here?

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The hotel captures views that are near to heaven.

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Even though it is a modern luxury resort, there’s this suggestion of myth, drama and mystery.

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Perhaps it has nothing to do with Hollywood.

Mykonos is the birthplace of the god, Apollo.

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It’s up to you to create your glamourous epic myth here, near to the gods of old.

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