New Greek Island Resort Becoming a Hot Destination

All eyes are now on Greece in 2004 as the Athens Olympic Games rev up, but
there’s more hot sporting activity going on in the region. Vacationers are
finding it hard to resist the temptation of the Greek Isles—Contiki’s
Mykonos Resort—a new Greek island resort devoted exclusively to 18- to
35-year-olds. Opening May 15, the Contiki Mykonos Resort features 150 newly renovated
rooms, nightclub, gymnasium, Internet cafe, tennis courts, beach bar and
water sports center. The resort is situated on the famous Kalafatis Bay in
a European four-star, Greek Category A hotel. The beach has been awarded
the Blue Flag by the European Union for meeting its standards for
cleanliness and safety.

Optional activities include scuba diving, sea kayaking, wind surfing and
other water sports that can be reserved through Contiki Action Planners
(CAPS) who are on site to pump up vacationers’ itineraries. For visitors
looking for history and ancient culture, Contiki offers a half-day
excursion to the nearby island of Delos.

“Contiki chose Mykonos in Greece for its resort location because of the
island’s rich culture, beautiful locale and historical significance,” said
Frank Marini, president, Contiki. “It’s also one of the popular spots in
the Mediterranean and our guests will come here from all over the world to
have the time of their lives on one of the best beaches in Europe.”

The resort boasts rooms with sea and garden views that include a private
balcony, veranda, or small courtyard, air conditioning, TV, telephone,
mini- fridge, hairdryer, toiletries and towels, private bathroom, and
brunch and dinner included daily.

The new Contiki Mykonos Resort can be experienced as both a stand-alone
destination and as an add-on to other Contiki tours. Prices vary from $315
for a three-night stay to $499 for five nights during peak season. In
addition, round-trip and ferry transfer can be purchased in advance
through Contiki. Clients who book 7 nights or more save $100, and 5-6
nights save $50. Prices quoted are based on land-only.