I’m still working on our full island guide from Mykonos but I wanted to share some more photos of the wonderful place we stayed and a few tips for choosing where to stay if you happen to be planning your own Greek vacation.
Where to stay on Mykonos
When it comes to Mykonos, you can choose to stay in the town or the surrounding area. The island capital, also known as Hora/Chora, is the center of the action, with a picturesque tangle of dense pedestrian streets. It is densely packed with restaurants, shops, hotels, bars, and guesthouses.
From this town center you can catch buses, limited taxis, or rent cars to get to the small towns on the rest of the island. You can drive across the entire island in less than two hours (more if you’re stopping regularly)
We chose to stay further out, but it depends on what you really want to do in Mykonos. If you’re going to be out all night, I’d recommend staying in the town or at a beach resort itself so you can just walk home or back to your room. There are very limited taxis on the island and even if you’re sober, navigating the narrow windy roads at night is tricky.
If you’re comfortable driving, you can get deals on beautiful greek villas further out. We were surrounded by empty land on almost all sides, just a few hundred meters from a beach. It was a fifteen minute drive into town, which we made most days for dinner or ice cream or site seeing, but it was worth it to be back in our own peace and quiet each evening.
Where we stayed on Mykonos
We were on Mykonos with to other couples for three nights. We debated between a hotel, where we could each have our own space as well all the amenities like breakfast and daily housekeeping, and renting a house where we’d have more communal space for relaxing and hanging out together.
We settled on this villa and it turned out to be the perfect mix of the two. The four bedroom villa is part of a complex, Mykonos Dream Villas and Suites, with another 4-5 units all operated by the same host. We enjoyed daily house keeping, help renting a car, and there was even an option for pool side dining with a private chef (we opted for the pool side gyro delivery that was about 38 euros per person cheaper).
The decor was traditional classic white Greek and each morning in that four poster bed I felt a little bit like waking up in a cloud (a peaceful, airy, childless, dream of a cloud).
We enjoyed a private pool right outside our door as well as access to another pool shared among the other apartments (which we never actually used). The pool was a little chilly but we sat our most afternoons and evenings to enjoy the lounge chairs and view.
What we loved:
- the private bathrooms attached to each room
- the white decor
- the big outdoor eating areas (right off the kitchen and poolside)
- the secluded location
- daily housekeeping
- large pool
- the short drive to town
What we didn’t love:
- the adjacent beach is nothing to speak of (for beaches we drove over to Super Paradise Beach for a day)
- tiny windy roads (these were super fun to be driven on, actually, but I’m just VERY glad I didn’t have to be driving).
- some of the bathrooms had whirlpool tubs with shower heads, but no place to hang the shower head. It made for some interesting showers.
A few more pictures of the dreamy white interiors: