Mykonos is perhaps the most famous of the Greek islands – and for good reason. The largest town on the island is Mykonos Town, renowned for its iconic whitewashed buildings, azure waters, labyrinthine streets and hedonistic superclubs. Whatever your reason for visiting this dynamic, dramatic spot in the Aegean Sea, we’ve found the perfect spot to stay. From a traditional windmill overlooking the harbour to a family-friendly resort that recalls a Mykonian village, this is our pick of the best hotels in Mykonos Town, all bookable with Culture Trip.
This hotel, on the narrow stretch of the Old Harbour beach in the centre of the bay of Chora, has been welcoming visitors to Mykonos since 1953 – although there have been several updates over the decades. Today, the pretty, white-painted Neoclassical-style hotel has 25 rooms, all with a private balcony overlooking the Aegean Sea and nearby port. Make sure to book a table at the Natura Restaurant, which sits beneath palm trees and overlooks the water. Here, you’ll find delicious modern Greek dishes such as Greek-style ceviche with fresh sea bass, kalamata olives, capers and spicy lime sauce. The shrimp saganaki with tomato Sauce, ouzo and feta mousse is a standout.
Evenings in Mykonos are all about dazzling sunsets over the Aegean sea – and this hotel overlooking the vibrant port is perfectly located to capture the setting sun. The rooms boast private terraces with city or ocean views and the freshwater pool overlooks the city and harbour. After the sun goes down, guests are treated to the sparkling lights of the nearby town and its vibrant nightlife. For a unique experience, book the hotel’s traditional windmill, one of the few operating windmills in Mykonos Town. The three-storey space features a living room, two bedrooms and a private terrace.
This elegant hotel complex, on a gently sloping hill overlooking Mykonos Town, evokes a romantic stone fortress and traditional Mykonian village, recalling a bygone era. The softly sculptural buildings are crafted from natural building materials that complement the surrounding landscape, while the gardens are planted with native Aegean vegetation that perfumes the air. The Restaurant Sunset Bar offers a wide range of local delicacies, from traditional meatballs with local cheese and sour cream to souvlaki of chicken with orange and mint. All of this comes alongside hearty international comfort food such as burgers and pasta.
Boho Suites, near the famous Mykonian windmills, is a small collection of luxury suites that celebrate the spirit of a Greek island holiday – think private terraces with hot tubs overlooking azure waters, traditional whitewashed architecture with a contemporary open plan and chic timber furnishings and neutral linens. Designed to prioritise privacy and seclusion, the suites are ideal for couples in search of a romantic getaway. The friendly concierge team can also help to organise everything from car rental and day trips to restaurant reservations and spa treatments.
Cascading down the slope towards Mykonos Town, Legacy Suites is a complex of seven private suites built in the traditional architectural style with views of Delos island, Megali Ammos and Mykonos Town. Planning a destination wedding or honeymoon in Mykonos? Book the Honeymoon Suite. It’s made entirely of stone and boasts two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a spacious living room, a private sunset terrace and a fully equipped kitchen that makes it suitable for extended stays. The Garden Sunset Bar – a former haunt of renowned violinist Yehudi Menuhin – offers a magical spot to spend the evening.
This boutique hotel has been welcoming guests to Mykonos for more than 40 years and is still run by the same family that founded it. The building itself has an even longer history: it was built in 1740 as the residence for a bishop, an ancestor of the owner. The historic mansion and rambling garden capture the spirit of Mykonos and each room has been decorated to evoke different aspects of the island – from Mediterranean lavender to the bright sun. Looking for something different? The family also owns the nearby Dorion Hotel on the picturesque beach of Ornos and the self-catering Kouneni Apartments in the heart of Mykonos Town.
This family-friendly hotel, perched on a ridge overlooking Mykonos Town and the Aegean Sea, offers comfortable accommodation in breezy rooms decorated in a pretty shabby-chic style. There’s a choice of double rooms and suites, as well as a family room with an extra bed. Thanks to its elevated location, the pool offers expansive views over Mykonos Town and the port, making it the perfect place to while away a day in the sun. Don’t miss the buffet breakfast, served in a dedicated room that opens out onto a terrace. Here, you’ll enjoy a selection of traditional homemade delicacies, local yoghurt and fresh fruits.
Luckily, Mykonos has no shortage of hotels. Whether you fancy a room with a pool, or somewhere that’ll make you feel like a local, you’ll be able to rest easy with many places to stay now bookable via Culture Trip. If you’re after a budget stay, read our guide to the best cheap hotels in Mykonos or try out these hotels in Mykonos Town to be in the heart of the action. From trying traditional cuisine to catching sunset views over breathtaking beaches, there’s plenty to do on this Greek island that will never leave you with a dull moment.
This a rewrite of an article originally by India Doyle.
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