About Time: You Discovered the Best of MykonosBy Angelica Malin
Mykonos has a lot of everything: a lot of luxury hotels and villas, a lot of good restaurants and clubs, a lot of places to visit and have a great time. Sometimes it is hard to tell which hotel or restaurant is the best and visitors may get disappointed just because what is “best” for one person may be “not so good” for another one. We will try to give you a short list of the best places for your accommodation or your entertainment, according to what most visitors think and to the level of services offered:
Where to Stay in Mykonos: Best Hotels
Luxury accommodation is one of those things that create the special lifestyle many guests love about Mykonos. Five star hotels of the island offer a really elegant environment to stay and high quality services. Some of the best hotels in Mykonos are:
Bill & Coo Suites and Lounge on Megali Ammos beach, 10 minutes’ walk from Mykonos Town. A luxury boutique hotel with its own gourmet restaurant, spa and pool bar. It is perfect for couples and for anyone who wants to stay near the city but away from its busy roads.
Belvedere Hotel, a small chic resort at the edge of Mykonos Town. Its facilities include the famous Nobu Matsuhisa restaurant, Six Senses Spa, two shops, bars and a second restaurant with Mediterranean menu.
Cavo Tagoo Hotel, also located at the outskirts of Mykonos Town. Two restaurants, a great wellness center, bars and the private swimming pools in almost every room create a relaxing, elegant environment for a dreamy accommodation.
Where to Stay in Mykonos: Best Villas
Most celebrities and VIPs visiting the island prefer to stay at a Mykonos Villa. The reason is that Mykonos Luxury Villas offer unconditional luxury but also privacy and serenity.
Mykonos Villas for rent can be found near almost every beautiful beach of Mykonos and can be rented for a few days or even months. Their capacity varies from 2 to 24 guests. They usually include a private swimming pool and a wonderful garden. Some of them offer VIP concierge services and additional private staff, like chefs or butlers.
Some of the most privileged locations with villas available for rental are:
Ornos Beach, an organized beach with plenty of bars and restaurants, on the south west part of the island. Perfect for groups and families.
Paraga Beach is considered one of the party beaches. The area is ideal for visitors who want to relax but also be able to join a party just a few steps away from their accommodation.
Paradise Beach is one of the most famous and crowded beaches in Mykonos. The villas around the beach are recommended for guests that want to be at the center of action.
Where to Party in Mykonos: Best Beach Club / Restaurants
Beach club – restaurants in Mykonos are usually day resorts that often become open air night clubs at night. A guest can spend the day sunbathing on a cozy sun lounger, having a couple of cocktails, eating a fresh meal. In the evening, the famous DJs turn the volume up and people start dancing.
The three best beach club – restaurants are Nammos at Psarou, Principote at Panormos and Scorpios at Paraga. Nammos and Scorpios are on the south coast of the island and Principote is at the north. They all have sunbeds and umbrellas for rent, cabanas, large swimming pools, beach bars and shops. They are decorated in a hippie-chic style and combine luxury with natural elements.
Where to Party in Mykonos: Best Bars / Clubs
The heart of Mykonos nightlife is Mykonos Town. The narrow traditional streets host a lot of bars and clubs which get crowded at night. Lots of champagne and signature cocktails will help you relax and enjoy the island’s vibe.
At the busy square of Matogianni you will find two of the best clubs on the island, Astra and Queen. At Astra you can dance to rock music as well while at Queen you will enjoy a famous saxophonist live. They both are meeting points for celebrities and jet setters.
A little further near the Old Port you can find the brand new Moni. Traditional Cycladic decoration with strong beats from international DJs create the perfect atmosphere for a party night at Mykonos.