Throughout the last years, Stratis and his spouse Teta, hostess of the “Mykonisn Spiti”, have obtained, living and working on the island of Mykonos, a particularly sophisticated experience in incoming tourism. Following this long experience and everyday life in Mykonos, life changing events occurred, their daughter, little Christina was born bringing joy and altering forever their lives, while the family suffered in a very short period of time the unexpected loss of Christos, a beloved grandfather, and the loss of the two beloved grandmothers Meropi and Chryssi.
Following this difficult period of time, the family decided to re-organize their everyday life, introducing into it the authentic traditional Mykonian style of living, and progressively being particularly devoted to it and setting it as their highest priority. At the same time, apart from keeping the Mykonian traditional way of living as their own everyday standard, they decided to share with the island’s visitors the memorable feelings and experience that this way of living generates. This innovative idea gave also the opportunity to Teta, the house’s hostess, to convert the everyday family’s tradition and habits into professional activity and to thus contribute to the family’s expenses management.
The first project was to unite the open air kitchen with the rest of the house, covering the terrace previously keeping the two rooms apart, and right afterwards to design and to initiate working and cultivating the small vegetable garden where the organic goods for the alimentation of the family and guests would grow.
Up next came the decision to launch the Cooking Classes activity, with the traditional Mykonian way of cooking the food, using the authentic organic fresh Mykonian goods taken from the family vegetable garden and accompanied by the narration of Mykonian family habits with stories including the elements of tradition, religion and of course family love and unity.
Aspiring to incorporate in the house commercial name exactly these elements, the family came up with today’s name “Mykonian Spiti”, which had a tremendous acceptance, became very soon and still is nowadays popular with international level of recognition.
In July 2012 the first guests arrived at “Mykonian Spiti”, all filled with a mind and body refreshing and inspiring experience as well as especially delightful memories which are described in the guestbook of “Mykonian Spiti” and in the social media pages of Tripadvisor, Facebook & Youtube.