…“I belong to a small country. A rocky promontory in the Mediterranean, it has nothing to distinguish it but the efforts of its people, the sea, and the light of the sun. It is a small country, but its tradition is immense and has been handed down through the centuries without interruption”. Excerpt from the speech given by Nobel Prize in Literature winner Giorgos Seferis at the City Hall in Stockholm, Sweden, December 10, 1963.
The Mykonos Grand recently received the following congratulatory note from TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site: “TripAdvisor is proud to announce that the Mykonos Grand Hotel & Resort has won 2012 Traveler’s Choice Awards” as one of the top 25 hotels for service in Greece, as one of the top 25 hotels in Greece and Europe, as one of the top 25 luxury hotels in Greece and as one of the top 25 relaxation/spa hotels in Greece.
At 42 years young, Shirley Valentine had already taken a back-seat to life, watching the days drone by in the same, meaningless way. She would find herself talking to the kitchen wall, where the only semblance of a “life” seemed to resonate from a small poster hidden away on the inside of a cupboard; a simple Greek tourist office brochure tantalized Shirley. The background photograph of a whitewashed chapel topped by a humble cross glowing in the rays of the setting sun, surrounded by the vast turquoise sea, an image so typical of the islands of the Aegean Sea, seemed to call out to her.