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by Santorini Dave • Updated: January 27, 2022
• Location: On a hill overlooking Megali Ammos Beach.
• Hotel website: bill-coo-hotel.com
• Hotel phone: +30 22890 26292
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Bill & Coo Suites and Lounge – Luxury, boutique hotel with an infinity pool, posh spa, and fine dining restaurant overlooking Megali Ammos Beach.
Bill & Coo Suites and Lounge boasts sweeping sunset views over the sea from each suite and throughout the property, with an especially great view from the infinity pool. Suites are spacious, ranging from 38 to 70 sqm, all with private terraces, some with private jacuzzis or heated, private pools. The hotel especially emphasizes food, with an outstanding fine dining restaurant, decadent breakfasts, signature cocktails, and fine wines. Their spa is small but lavish and features a sauna, steam room, and jacuzzi, and a menu of solo, couple, and family treatments. Service is always attentive and highly personalized.
Bill & Coo Suites and Lounge – Location
- Area: Bill & Coo Suites and Lounge sits on a hill above Megali Ammos Beach at the edge of Mykonos Town, about a 13 to 20-minute walk from the nightlife, dining, and shopping that has made Mykonos famous. The landmark Kato Mili windmills and the Old Port are accessible within a 16 or 19-minute walk, respectively. The bus station at Fabrika is only 12 minutes’ walk away, making it a breeze to reach the island’s best beaches, the airport, and the ferry port at Tourlos.
- How to Get There: The hotel is located on a hill above the beachfront road connecting Mykonos Town to Ornos, making it easy to reach by taxi or driving yourself, but it’s a bit of a hike for bus riders with luggage. It is approximately 5 km from the Mykonos ferry port in Tourlos, and 3 km from the Mykonos Airport to the hotel.
To reach the hotel by bus, take the Fabrika-bound bus from the Airport or the Tourlos Ferry Port (AKA “The New Port”). These airport and ferry port routes run several times a day throughout the summer but infrequently (if at all) in the winter. Fabrika is the closest official bus stop to the hotel, less than a kilometer away. The bus from the Airport to Fabrika Station takes about 15 minutes, while the bus from the New Port to Fabrika takes about 20 minutes; both trips cost about €2. Tickets are purchased on the bus or from a manned kiosk at the terminal, in cash only.
Taxis are also available from the port or airport, though there are only about 30 taxis serving the whole island, so there is often a long wait; schedule a ride through a private car service in advance to avoid this (I use and recommend Welcome Pickups). Taxis on Mykonos are not metered, so be sure to agree on a price with the driver before setting out. A taxi from the port or airport to Bill & Coo will cost roughly €15-20. Booking through a private car service will cost only a bit more – about $38 (or €31), but is worth it to avoid the wait and for the convenience of paying ahead.
Visitors arriving by ferry can also take the Sea Bus from the New Port in Tourlos to the Mykonos Town waterfront, from which it is a 20-minute walk to the hotel. The Sea Bus departs every half hour, with the trip taking about 10 minutes and costing €2.
For those who prefer to drive themselves, we recommend renting a car either at the airport on arrival, or in Mykonos Town. We strongly recommend reserving a vehicle in advance, especially if you require automatic transmission. Upon arrival at the hotel, Bill & Coo offers free parking (a major perk).
- Handy To: Megali Ammos Beach. Dining, nightlife, and shopping in the Chora. The Windmills of Kato Mili/Little Venice.
Bill & Coo Suites and Lounge – The Basics
- Ages: Bill & Coo Suites is a family-friendly hotel, open to guests of all ages as well as pets. Guests tend to be couples celebrating a romantic occasion or a birthday.
- Beach: The nearest beach to Bill & Coo Suites is Megali Ammos, about 250m away. Megali Ammos is an unorganized beach with no beach clubs or sunbeds to rent. The best organized beach nearby is at Ornos, 2 km away. This is a popular beach with golden sand, clear water, and plenty of beach clubs. Ornos Beach and several other great beaches (Platis Gialos, Paraga, Paradise, and Agios Ioannis) are easy to reach by bus from Fabrika nearby.
- View: All suites offer dazzling sunset views over the Aegean Sea.
- Private Pools/Jacuzzis: Honeymoon Suites have private, outdoor jacuzzis. The Bill & Coo Suite offers a private, heated, infinity pool.
- Parking: The hotel offers free parking in their lot onsite.
- Extras: 24-hour reception, 24-hour room service, cell phone and tablet in each room, highly capable concierge team, twice daily maid service, personal assistant on request, personal trainer on request, personal shopper on request.
- When to Book: Bill & Coo Suites is open from early April through late October. Reserve at least 4 months in advance (6 months is better) for stays during the high season from June through September and about 3 months in advance for the low and shoulder seasons.
- How to Book: Booking.com will have the best rates.
- Phone: +30 22890 26292
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: bill-coo-hotel.com
Bill & Coo Suites and Lounge – Amenities
- Pool: The hotel offers a beautiful pool with direct sunset views over Megali Ammos Beach and the sea.
- Spa: There is a small but top tier spa on-site, offering exclusive treatments for individuals, couples, and groups of up to 8. Spa facilities include a sauna, steam room, and jacuzzi.
- Fitness Center: There is a small but well-equipped gym onsite with cardio machines, a cable machine, and free weights. Equipment is in great shape. Personal trainers are available on request.
- For Disabled Guests: The hotel is spread over a few floors connected with plenty of steps, a few ramps, but no elevator. There is a ramp at the entrance leading to the lobby, and the main facilities (pool, restaurants, and bar) are on this level. There are no wheelchair accessible/roll in showers, but the hotel is otherwise suitable for guests with mobility issues as long as they book a ground-floor room. If any needs arise, the staff is always happy to assist.
- For Families: Bill & Coo Suites and Lounge is a family-friendly hotel open to guests of all ages, though there are no special amenities or facilities for children. The Superior Two Bedroom Suite is the only room type that can accommodate 4 to 5 guests.
- Activities: The hotel specializes in bespoke experiences. Their skilled concierge team can arrange anything as basic as private dining to extravagant private jet charters. Their most recommended activities include tours to Delos Island and yacht charters.
Bill & Coo Suites and Lounge – Food and Drink
- Restaurants: The Bill & Coo Gastronomy Project – Their signature dining experience offers gourmet Mediterranean fusion cuisine, featuring locally sourced ingredients, perfect wine pairings, and a romantic atmosphere. Dinner is available from 8 to 11:30 pm. The restaurant is open to the public, so reserve a table in advance to ensure seating. • All Day Restaurant – Serves casual Mediterranean favorites at the poolside area from noon until midnight.
- Lounge/Bar: The Lounge Bar is open all day long from 8 in the morning until midnight. The bar offers a great selection of beer and wine, though their specialty is cocktails. Their signature drinks all feature fresh, seasonal fruits and herbs in creative combinations.
- Breakfast: A complimentary à la carte breakfast is served every morning at the Bill & Coo Gastronomy Project. Breakfasts are phenomenal here with a nearly endless selection of fresh-made dishes, mostly Greek but with plenty of international options. This is one of the best breakfasts on the island. Breakfast is served daily from 8 am to 11 am.
- Room Service: Available 24 hours a day.
Bill & Coo Suites and Lounge – Rooms
- Room Types: Bachelor Suite Sea View • Honeymoon Suite with Outdoor Jacuzzi • Superior Two Bedroom Suite • Bill & Coo Suite with Private Infinity Pool
- Smoking Rooms: The hotel does not allow smoking in any of their rooms. Smoking is allowed on the private outdoor terraces and in the outdoor common areas.
- Best Room: The best room for couples is the Bill & Coo Suite. This is the largest suite on-site, boasting 70 sqm with a king-sized bed and an ample terrace with a private infinity pool and sweeping sunset views over the sea.
- For Families: The hotel is open to guests of all ages, though there are no particular facilities or amenities for children. The best option for families is the Superior Two Bedroom Suite, which offers 60 sqm of space and sleeps up to 5 with 2 ensuite bathrooms, a separate living area, and a private terrace.
Bill & Coo Suites and Lounge – Local Transport
- Walking: The hotel is located just south of Mykonos Town on a hill overlooking the sea near Megali Ammos Beach. Bill & Coo Suites and Lounge is a short walk to Megali Ammos beach and the village (Chora), where you’ll find most of the island’s best dining, nightlife, and shopping. Little Venice and the windmills are 1 km away, the Old Port is 1.5 km away, and 2 excellent sunset viewpoints are nearby at Boni’s windmill (1.5 km) and 180° Sunset Bar (2 km uphill). The road to and from town does not have a sidewalk and is pretty busy with cars, so exercise caution when walking, especially at night. That said, most people do walk in this area, so drivers are used to sharing the space with pedestrians here.
- Bus: Bill & Coo Suites and Lounge is near the Fabrika bus stop, a 12-minute walk away, which serves the New Port (Tourlos), Airport, and the beaches at Ornos, Agios Ioannis, Platis Gialos, Paradise, and Paraga. There is also a bus stop at the far end of the Old Port (2 km), considered the island’s main bus station, that goes to the New Port (Tourlos), Ano Mera village, and the beaches at Kalafati, Agios Stefanos, Kalo Livadi, Elia, and Panormos. There is no bus connecting Fabrika and the bus station at the Old Port; it takes about 15 minutes (1 km) to walk from one to the other. Tickets cost from €1.60 to €2.30, depending on the destination. Buses can get very crowded, especially during the high season, so much so that they often fill to capacity and are unable to take on more passengers. There are only 26 public buses serving the island. Bus schedules change every couple of weeks, so check the KTEL website for the most current timetables.
- Taxi: The nearest taxi stand is at Fabrika next to the bus stop, less than a kilometer from the hotel, but there are generally fewer taxis traveling through this area than at the main taxi stand, which is about 2 km away, near the Old Port, behind the Cosmote building and next to the post office. There is almost always a wait at either taxi stand as there are only 30 taxis serving the entire island. Book ahead to avoid the wait, and have the driver meet you at the hotel instead. There will be a surcharge for advanced reservations (about €5) and for carrying luggage, usually just a couple of Euros. A taxi from the port or airport to Bill & Coo Suites and Lounge should be about €15-20.
- Water Taxi: The New and Old Ports and several beaches are connected via a boat system. The Sea Bus connects the New Port and Old Port with routes running about every 30 minutes, all wheelchair accessible, and all €2 one-way per person, while a Delos round-trip costs €20. Water taxis also connect the southern beaches, with routes connecting the main beaches at Ornos and Platis Gialos with the more remote beaches at Paraga, Paradise, Super Paradise, Agrari, and Elia. An all-day, all-beach pass costs €20.
- Scooters and ATVs: Scooters are the main mode of transportation for the locals, and ATVs are super popular with tourists, but if you’re unfamiliar with the terrain, these can be very dangerous to drive. The roads in Mykonos are zig-zagging, hilly, narrow, littered with potholes, sometimes dirt roads, and without street lights in most areas outside of Mykonos Town. And that’s not to mention the aggressive drivers, some of the world’s worst. A rental car is a much safer bet than a scooter or ATV, and can just as easily reach the more remote beaches on the island.
Bill & Coo Suites and Lounge – What’s Nearby?
Best Nearby Restaurants
- Bakalo Greek Eatery: Excellent choice for simple, Greek comfort foods like moussaka and cheese dumplings.
- Funky Kitchen: Phenomenal Greek-Mediterranean restaurant, fusing classic flavors and modern techniques and featuring seasonal, local ingredients. Great vegetarian and gluten-free options available. Reservations recommended.
- Krama Fine Greek Dining: At Semeli Hotel, Krama features elevated versions of classic Greek comfort foods.
- Thioni Restaurant: Contemporary, creative Greek fine dining, also at the Semeli Hotel.
- To Maereio: Cozy restaurant serving traditional Greek family recipes and fantastic wine. This popular restaurant does not take reservations, so arrive early or have a glass of wine on the terrace while waiting.
- M-eating Restaurant: Creative, Greek fine dining with a casual atmosphere. Known for their lamb and beef dishes, fresh seafood, and their Mykonian onion pie.
- Caesar’s: Family-owned restaurant serving traditional Greek comfort foods in a friendly atmosphere.
- Andreas & Maria: Maybe the last truly authentic taverna on the island, this restaurant offers excellent food, awesome cheap wine, and a warm, family atmosphere.
- Pasaji: The best beach club in Ornos, Pasaji offers great sushi, meats, cocktails, and shisha served on the beach or in their open-air dining room.
- Kiki’s Tavern: Located at Agios Sostis Beach, Kiki’s Tavern is a little out of the way, but well worth the 8 km drive to get there. This open-air restaurant serves a stripped down menu of grilled meats, seafood, and veggies in a stunning setting and free wine while you wait for a table (they do not take reservations).
Best Nearby Bars and Breweries
- Alley Cocktail Bar: Awesome bar with a seasonal menu featuring local herbs, fresh fruits, and signature drink blends.
- Galleraki: Gorgeous spot for sunset cocktails and a lively atmosphere late into the night. The best views are from their upstairs balcony, so reserve ahead or arrive early to snag a spot there.
- Semeli the Bar: Spectacular sunset views outside and a packed dance floor inside. This bar tends to attract a younger crowd and more Americans than other bars in Mykonos. There is a 1-drink minimum per guest.
- Scarpa Bar: The best fresh fruit cocktails in Mykonos, and also known for their signature drinks, especially the Roger Rabbit (vodka, carrot, lime, peach, passionfruit). Their namesake Scarpa cocktail is the Greekest drink you’ll ever taste (mastiha, vanilla, beet, lemon, yogurt). Sunset views and house music until sunup.
- Bao’s Cocktail Bar: Named after the pirate Bao, defender of the island, this bar offers amazing cocktails, all night dancing, and some of the best sunset views in Mykonos. Reserve ahead for the best view tables, or drop in anytime late for drinks and partying in the main bar or in their performance/VIP lounge Secret of Bao’s upstairs.
- Skandinavian Bar Disco Nightclub: One of the oldest night spots in Mykonos, Skandinavian is a large complex with 2 bars downstairs, a rowdy dance club and bar upstairs, and an outdoor courtyard.
- Katerina’s Cocktail Bar and Restaurant: Owned by the first female Greek sea captain, Katerina’s Bar offers a perfect perch for sunset views from the upstairs bar or the downstairs restaurant, serving exceptional seafood and refreshing cocktails at both spots.
- Notorious: Cozy cocktail bar with a small all-day menu and creative, signature drinks. Live music most nights and karaoke on Friday nights.
- Jackie O’ Bar: The most fun bar in Mykonos, Jackie O’ is a gay bar (straight-friendly) open for sunset cocktails, all-night dancing, and nightly drag shows. They have a sister bar in Super Paradise Beach Club that’s also worth a visit.
- Babylon: Right next door to Jackie O’ Bar, this popular gay bar (straight-friendly) and dance club hosts regular events, including drag shows, dancers, and theme parties from sundown to sunup.
- 54 Cocktail Bar and Sunset Lounge: Gay/straight bar and dance club with an awesome DJ, friendly staff, and fantastic cocktails. The party starts late here, so arrive around 9 or 10 for a chill vibe or after midnight for a livelier atmosphere.
- 180° Sunset Bar: Amazing outdoor bar with panoramic views over Mykonos Town and the Old Port. Though it’s usually busy, there is plenty of room to spread out over multiple patios. This is a more low-key bar than those in the heart of the village.
Best Nearby Cafe
- Gioras Wood Medieval Mykonian Bakery: The best baklava in Mykonos. Gioras has been in the same family for a couple hundred years, and uses traditional recipes and methods to create their decadent pastries.
Nearby Shopping and Cool Shops
- Mytho: Wonderful gift shop selling 100% Greek products, many handmade and unique. Located at the Kato Mili windmills.
- Osklen: Innovative, high-end, Brazilian streetwear boutique selling clothing, beachwear, shoes, and accessories for men and women.
- Alter Ego: Boutique shop specializing in women’s clothing, sandals, and jewelry by Greek designers.
- Soho Soho: There are 4 branches of this designer store in Mykonos, 2 of which are in Mykonos Town. Both of the shops are about a 1.5 km away, one for men and one for women.
- Optique Boutique: Stylish frames and sunglasses shop with a staff that excels at matching up shoppers with their most flattering shapes.
- Emmanouella’s: Women’s clothing boutique offering limited and exclusive pieces by Greek designers.
- Elena Makri: Luxury women’s boutique by the former Vogue editor-in-chief. Clothing, shoes, and accessories that take inspiration from classical Greece.
- Rarity Gallery: Truly amazing collection of contemporary artwork and exhibits, free admission, and no pressure to buy.
- Cosset Design: Upscale art, furnishings, and home décor store with a curated collection of unique and extravagant pieces.
- Ilias Lalaounis: Iconic jewelry store offering unique works by the legendary late goldsmith.
- Windmills of Kato Mili: 5 picturesque windmills that were once part of the largest, most important flour mill on the island that was in operation from the 17th through the 19th centuries. Only the exteriors are available to visit now. This is the most recognizable landmark on the island.
- Little Venice: The western half of Mykonos Town, with sunset view restaurants, lively bars, and all-night shopping, mostly built in converted 18th-century fishing houses.
- Old Port: Beautiful waterfront neighborhood with restaurants, bars, shops, and a beach, plus the ferry to Delos Island.
- Paraportiani Orthodox Church: A complex of 5 churches built over the course of 2 centuries beginning in 1425.
- Boni’s Windmill: This 16th-century windmill is the oldest on the island and offers gorgeous sunset views from the top of the hill. Inside the windmill is part of the Agricultural Museum, open in the summer months from 2 pm until 8 pm.
- Folklore Museum: Tiny, slightly disorganized collection of 19th-century Mykonian furniture, ship parts, and artifacts once owned by a local pirate. Free admission (donations welcome).
- Mykonos Farmers: Wonderful dairy offering tours of the facilities and a variety of cheesemaking classes.
- Delos Island: A holy sanctuary for over 1,000 years before becoming known as the birthplace of Apollo and Artemis. The ruins of Delos are one of Greece’s most important archaeological sites. Ferries leave from the Old Port several times a day, cost €20 round-trip, and take about 20 to 30 minutes to reach the island, depending on the weather. A guide is recommended.
Nearby Markets or Grocery Stores
- O Parianos Fruit Shop: Excellent local vendor selling seasonal fruits and vegetables.
- AB Food Market: Small branch of the supermarket chain offering a good selection of groceries, produce, wine, and beverages at reasonable rates.
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