Paradise found in Mykonos
From boutique boltholes to plush oceanfront properties, Mykonos is the place to go for spectacular stays.
ORNOS. If you’re looking for a beach stay that’s within easy reach of Mykonos Town, Ornos is the perfect option. Kenshō Boutique Hotel & Suites, Mykonos is one of the top choices here. The exclusive property keeps things intimate with just 10 suites and 25 luxury rooms, all boasting a fresh and contemporary feel paired with sensational waterfront views. Kenshō Fine Dining Restaurant is easily one of the best eateries on the island, while Kenshō Bar is the perfect spot to unwind with a cocktail or two after the sun sets.
Another Ornos favourite is Mykonos Blanc, a chic property that, as the name suggests, is an ode to the bright white architecture famous across the Cyclades. The very definition of light and airy, spacious rooms open out to sea views peppered by palm trees. While Villa Ornos is a luxurious private rental option, overlooking the stunning Ornos Bay.
PSAROU. One of the most popular beach areas on the island, thousands of visitors flock to Psarou for its powdery sand, sparkling waters and dramatic mountain backdrop. An unforgettable stay awaits at Mykonos Blu, a stunning five-star hotel that is the very definition of luxurious. Everything about this sleek property is designed to capitalise on the spectacular scenery, with plush island bungalows and private villas overlooking the beach.
Hotfoot it over to the stunning infinity pool, or take it all in from your perch in trendy rooftop bar Delos Lounges. Another top choice here is Kenshō Psarou where sleek rooms and suites come complete with outdoor Jacuzzis or private plunge pools to really soak up the sea views, while Kenshō Psarou lounge offers dining on the water’s edge and the flavours of modern Mediterranean cuisine.
MYKONOS TOWN. Stay in the heart of it all in the charming capital. One of the trendiest options for a chic stay is Bill & Coo Suites & Lounge. The plush property has the feel of a hidden oasis, yet it’s just a few minutes’ walk from the centre of town. Five-star suites are the last word in luxury, overlooking the pretty Megali Ammos Bay.
Another fantastic place to stay in this part of the island is Leto Hotel, which boasts an enviable location on Old Harbour beach, right in the middle of the bay of Chora. One of the island’s oldest hotels, expect first-class service and beautifully decorated rooms with balconies overlooking the port of Mykonos and the Aegean Sea.
PLATIS GIALOS. This long arc of white sand is among the island’s most sought-after beaches. You’ll find an impressive roster of luxury hotels to choose from and top of your list here should be Myconian Ambassador, which is built into the sloping landscape, just steps from the sand. Blending local influences with contemporary cues, everything from the luxurious rooms to the impressive pool deck make the most of the simply stunning Aegean views. George’s Bar is a must for sunset drinks before heading to Efisa restaurant, a foodie favourite that leaves a lasting impression.
Another must-try in this part of the island is Branco Hotel Mykonos, one of the hottest properties in the area. Spend lazy days soaking up the sun on the picture-perfect private beach, where a hip soundtrack adds to the atmosphere and attentive staff keep the cocktails flowing. After dark, head to Branco’s Restaurant for a modern take on traditional Greek recipes.
AGIOS IOANNIS. One of the most beautiful beach spots on the south-west coast of the island, Agios Ioannis is home to chic properties which boast views out to the Aegean and the neighbouring Dilos Island. Perched above the golden sands, Katikies Mykonos is a popular choice. Drink in the panoramic views from elegant rooms and suites that come with either al fresco hot tubs or plunge pools. Awash with a crisp white palette, this stylish property won’t fail to impress.
Another spectacular stay awaits at five-star beach retreat Mykonos Grand Hotel & Resort. A favourite with honeymooners, the captivating views, local design touches and personalised service make for an unforgettable experience.
Spotlight on Santorini: Vedema, a Luxury Collection Resort, Santorini
Explore the magical island of Santorini from this exclusive property, tucked away in the medieval village of Megalohori. The storied property has evolved from a 400-year-old wine cellar and 100-year-old mansion, so there’s no shortage of authentic atmosphere. The 46 roomy suites and villas all come with their own terraces complete with Jacuzzis or private pools to lie back and take in the sensational island views.
To arrange your stay, visit myco.ae/greece