Bluetopia Suites in Mykonos Town

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by Santorini Dave • Updated: April 26, 2019

Review of Bluetopia Suites in Mykonos, Greece.

Bluetopia Suites – Charming boutique hotel in Little Venice with amazing views from their over-the-sea balconies.

Bluetopia offers five well-appointed suites, four of which have dramatic seafront views of the windmills and sunsets, and one has a view of Paraportiani Church. Each suite features a private balcony, hydromassage shower, and Cocomat queen mattresses; 2 add steam showers with chromotherapy lighting. Though the hotel is surrounded by the island’s legendary nightlife, the suites’ soundproof windows keep everything super quiet.
 

Bluetopia Suites – Location

  • Area: Bluetopia Suites is located in the Little Venice neighborhood of Mykonos Town, within a 1 to 9-minute walk of the nightlife, dining, and shopping that has made the island famous. The landmark Kato Mili windmills, the Old Port, and even a small beach are accessible within 2 to 10 minutes on foot. The bus stop at Fabrika is only 8 minute’ walk away, making it a breeze to reach the island’s best beaches, airport, and ferry port at Tourlos.
  • How to Get There: Bluetopia Suites is located in a pedestrian-only area at the tip of the Little Venice neighborhood and within a short walk of the main road connecting Mykonos Town to the airport and ferry port. Buses from the Airport or the Ferry Port (aka New Port aka Tourlos) to Mykonos Town run several times a day throughout the summer season but only every few hours in the winter. Fabrika is the closest bus stop to the hotel, just an 8-minute walk (550m) away. There is also a bus stop at the Old Port, only 11 minutes’ walk (900m) to the hotel. The bus from the Airport to Fabrika takes about 15 minutes, while the bus from the New Port to Fabrika takes just under 20 minutes. The walk from Fabrika to the hotel is on a mostly flat, though very winding, route. Taxis are also available from the port or airport, though there are only 30 taxis in total serving the whole island, so there is usually a long wait; schedule ahead to avoid this – or rent a car. A taxi from the airport to Bluetopia Suites should be about €15, and a taxi from the ferry port to Bluetopia Suites should be about €18 to €20. There will be a small surcharge for luggage or for booking in advance. If renting a car, the hotel offers free valet parking (a huge perk).
  • Handy To: The Windmills of Kato Mili/Little Venice (4-minute walk). Dining, nightlife, and shopping in the Chora (1 to 9-minute walk). Old Port/Mykonos Town Beach (2 to 10-minute walk).

Bluetopia Suites – The Basics

  • Ages: Bluetopia Suites is an all-ages property. Guests tend to be couples, some with babies in tow, but rarely do families of 4 or more stay here.
  • Beach: The nearest sandy beach is at the Old Port, about 12 minutes’ walk (950m) from the hotel. There is a lifeguard here, but there are no sun loungers or beach services. The best organized beach nearby is at Ornos, 3km (8-minute drive) away. This is a popular beach with golden sand, clear water, and plenty of beach clubs. Ornos Beach and several other great beaches (Platys Gialos, Paraga, Paradise, and Agios Ioannis) are easy to reach by bus from Fabrika near the hotel.
  • View: 4 suites offer sweeping sea, sunset, and windmill views from their overwater balconies. 1 suite faces toward Paraportiani Church and the village.
  • Private Pools/Jacuzzis: No private pools/jacuzzis.
  • Parking: The hotel is inside a pedestrian-only zone. The closest parking is at the free lot near the windmills, about 5-minutes away (400m) on foot, though it is often full, especially during the high season. There are a few pay parking lots and free street parking off the main road south of Fabrika, and a large free parking lot on the far end of the Old Port.
  • Extras: Room service, laptop on request, baby cots, in-room massage, concierge service, and daily maid service. Only seafront hotel in Little Venice.
  • When to Book: The hotel is open from mid-May through mid-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 24034
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Website: bluetopiamykonos.com

Bluetopia Suites – Amenities

  • Pool: No pool on-site.
  • Spa: There is no full-service spa on-site, but in-room massage is available.
  • Fitness Center: No gym.
  • For Disabled Guests: This hotel has 2 ground floor rooms with seafront balconies, all on the same level as the reception desk. There is a step to get through the main entrance of the hotel, though. Located in the pedestrian zone, there is no vehicular access, so guests will need to be able to navigate to the hotel without a car. If staying in the ground floor rooms, this hotel is suitable for guests with mild to moderate mobility issues, but it is not wheelchair accessible.
  • For Families: Bluetopia Suites is an all-ages hotel with baby cots available on request. The suites feature an open-plan layout with queen beds; only 2 rooms have single-sized sofa beds to accommodate extra guests. The largest room can accommodate 3 guests plus 1 baby in a cot.
  • Activities: The hotel is in the heart of Mykonos Town, walking distance to the village’s best restaurants, nightlife, and shopping, and right next door to historic Paraportiani Church. The concierge team is happy to arrange any activities, including tours to Delos Island, yachting, cooking classes, and more.

Bluetopia Suites – Food and Drink

  • Restaurant: There is no restaurant on-site. Instead, Bluetopia cooperates with Kastro’s Restaurant and Bar next door for room service.
  • Lounge/Bar: There is no bar on-site, but there are several within steps from the entrance.
  • Breakfast: A complimentary, à la carte breakfast is served to each suite’s balcony every morning at the time of your choosing from 8 to 10:30 am. The breakfast menu offers a lot of variety, while the meal itself is hearty, decadent, and incredibly fresh.
  • Room Service: Room service is available all day, from 8 am to 8 pm, in coordination with Kastro’s Restaurant and Bar.

Bluetopia Suites – Rooms

  • Room Types: Junior Suite • Suite with Sea View • Suite with Sea View and Steam Bath
  • Smoking Rooms: The hotel does not allow smoking in any of their room categories. Smoking is allowed on the private, outdoor terraces and in the outdoor common areas.
  • Best Room: The Suite with Sea View and Steam Bath is the best room category here. At 27 sqm, these are the largest suites, adding a seating area with a sofa. Views are breathtaking from the private balconies. Steam showers include chromotherapy lights as well as Bluetooth speakers.
  • For Families: Bluetopia Suites is an all-ages property; family amenities include baby cots. Families should opt for the Suite with Sea View and Steam Bath. This open-plan suite is the largest room type and the only category that can accommodate 3 or 4 guests.

Bluetopia Suites – Local Transport

  • Walking: The hotel is located in the Little Venice neighborhood in Mykonos Town, just steps away from the old Paraportiani Church and the iconic windmills. The heart of the village (Chora) and the island’s best dining, nightlife, and shopping are within 1 to 9 minutes’ walk, while the Old Port and beach are just a 2 and 7-minutes’ walk away respectively, and 2 excellent sunset viewpoints are nearby at Boni’s windmill (600m, 9-minute walk) and 180° Sunset Bar (1.1km, 19-minute walk uphill).
  • Bus: The hotel is near 2 bus stops. The closest stop is at Fabrika, an 8-minute walk (550m) 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 (900m, 11-minute walk) 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 14 minutes 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, about an 8-minute walk (600m) from the hotel, but there are generally fewer taxis traveling through this area than at the main taxi stand, which is about 10-minutes’ walk (750m) 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 airport to Bluetopia Suites should be about €15, and a taxi from the ferry port to Bluetopia Suites should be about €18 to €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. A one-beach pass is €10, while 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.

Bluetopia Suites – What’s Nearby?

Best Nearby Restaurants

  • Kadena: Casual, waterfront spot for Greek and Italian food all day long until the wee hours. 3-minute walk (260m).
  • 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. 4-minute walk (350m).
  • 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. 5-minute walk (400m).
  • 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. 5-minute walk (400m).
  • Sakis Grill House: Great little pit stop for gyros, kebabs, and souvlaki. The best cheap eats on the island. 5-minute walk (400m).
  • Nikkei: Romantic, Japanese-Peruvian fine dining restaurant under a huge bougainvillea. Do not miss the ceviche or the octopus-chorizo tacos. 5-minute walk (400m).
  • Caesar’s: Family-owned restaurant serving traditional Greek comfort foods in a friendly atmosphere. 6-minute walk (450m).
  • Bakalo Greek Eatery: Excellent choice for simple, Greek comfort foods like moussaka and cheese dumplings. 6-minute walk (450m).
  • Krama Fine Greek Dining: At Semeli Hotel, Krama features elevated versions of classic Greek comfort foods. 9-minute walk (650m).
  • Thioni Restaurant: Contemporary, creative Greek fine dining, also at the Semeli Hotel. 9-minute walk (550m).
  • 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. 9-minute drive (3.4km).
  • Kiki’s Tavern: Located at Agios Sostis Beach, Kiki’s Tavern is a little out of the way, but well worth the 18-minute drive (8km) 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

  • 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. 1-minute walk (10m).
  • 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. 1-minute walk (120m).
  • 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. 1-minute walk (120m).
  • Old Customs Café: The only rock bar in town, Old Customs plays a steady stream of indie, punk, and classic rock all through the night. Great beer, standard cocktails with heavy pours, and reasonable prices. 2-minute walk (130m).
  • 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. 2-minute walk (150m).
  • 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. 2-minute walk (160m).
  • 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. 2-minute walk (170m).
  • 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. 2-minute walk (170m).
  • 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. 2-minute walk (190m).
  • Alley Cocktail Bar: Awesome bar with a seasonal menu featuring local herbs, fresh fruits, and signature drink blends. 3-minute walk (250m).
  • Notorious: Cozy cocktail bar with a small all-day menu and creative, signature drinks. Live music most nights and karaoke on Friday nights. 4-minute walk (350m).
  • @54 Lounge and Club: 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. 6-minute walk (500m).
  • 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. 19-minute walk (1.1km).

Best Nearby Cafes

  • Popolo: Amazing café offering rich coffee, freshly baked pastries, Greek pies, salads, and sandwiches on their homemade breads with exceptional meat and vegetarian menus. 3-minute walk (240m).
  • 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. 5-minute walk (350m).
  • Cosmo Café: Charming little café with great coffee, fresh produce, and fantastic omelets and crepes. 7-minute walk (550m).

Nearby Shopping and Cool Shops

  • Boutique of Sandals: Awesome selection of handmade, leather, Greek sandals. Some low-key designs but mostly crazy boho styles. 1-minute walk (60m).
  • Osklen: Innovative, high-end, Brazilian streetwear boutique selling clothing, beachwear, shoes, and accessories for men and women. 2-minute walk (190m).
  • Optique Boutique: Stylish frames and sunglasses shop with a staff that excels at matching up shoppers with their most flattering shapes. 3-minute walk (220m).
  • Alter Ego: Boutique shop specializing in women’s clothing, sandals, and jewelry by Greek designers. 3-minute walk (200m).
  • Elena Makri: Luxury women’s boutique by the former Vogue editor-in-chief. Clothing, shoes, and accessories that take inspiration from classical Greece. 4-minute walk (300m).
  • Rarity Gallery: Truly amazing collection of contemporary artwork and exhibits, free admission, and no pressure to buy. 4-minute walk (300m).
  • Emmanouella’s: Women’s clothing boutique offering limited and exclusive pieces by Greek designers. 4-minute walk (350m).
  • Mytho: Wonderful gift shop selling 100% Greek products, many handmade and unique. Located at the Kato Mili windmills. 5-minute walk (350m).
  • 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 5-minute walk (400m) away, 1 for men and 1 for women.
  • Ilias Lalaounis: Iconic jewelry store offering unique works by the legendary late goldsmith. 6-minute walk (500m).
  • Cosset Design: Upscale art, furnishings, and home décor store with a curated collection of unique and extravagant pieces. 7-minute walk (450m).

Nearby Attractions

  • Paraportiani Orthodox Church: A complex of 5 churches built over the course of 2 centuries beginning in 1425. 1-minute walk (35m).
  • 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). 1-minute walk (75m).
  • 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. 1-minute walk (100m).
  • Old Port: Beautiful waterfront neighborhood with restaurants, bars, shops, and a beach, plus the ferry to Delos Island. 2-minute walk (190m).
  • 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. 4-minute walk (350m).
  • 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. 9-minute walk (600m).
  • Mykonos Farmers: Wonderful dairy offering tours of the facilities and a variety of cheesemaking classes. 9-minute drive (3.3km).
  • 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. Check here for schedule.

Nearby Markets or Grocery Stores

  • AB Food Market: Small branch of the supermarket chain offering a good selection of groceries, produce, wine, and beverages at reasonable rates. 5-minute walk (400m).
  • O Parianos Fruit Shop: Excellent local vendor selling seasonal fruits and vegetables. 7-minute walk (550m).

Bluetopia Suites – The Hotel

The hotel is the only seafront hotel in Little Venice.

The entrance to Bluetopia Suites is tucked away inside the winding streets of the Little Venice neighborhood in the heart of Mykonos Town aka the Chora. It is the only seafront hotel in Little Venice.

The tiny reception area is staffed 12 hours a day.

Guests are greeted in the tiny but well-dressed reception area. The reception desk is staffed 12 hours a day. It is the only shared area of the hotel.

A staircase with a hand-carved seahorse bannister and marble steps is by the reception.

A whimsical, hand-carved, seahorse bannister runs up the staircase made of black and white contrasting marble steps.

There are 2 Suites with Sea View at the ground level.

On the ground level, there are 2 Suites with Sea Views like this one. Ground floor suites are street level at the entrance but are about a floor above the sea outside.

The suites offer Cocomat queen beds, high-quality linens, and espresso makers.

These suites offer about 24 sqm of interior space, with luxurious Cocomat queen-sized beds, high-quality linens, and espresso makers.

The suites feature bathrooms with open showers and hydromassage jets.

Bathrooms feature Greek-style open showers with hydromassage jets and a glass partition offering sea views from inside the shower stall.

The bathrooms come with pressed concrete, glass walls, and bowl-style sinks.

A closer look at the bathroom, built in the traditional Cycladic style using pressed concrete but with contemporary aesthetics including the glass wall and bowl-style sink.

Even the bathroom offers sea views.

View from the bathroom. From here, you can see that there are 2 doors leading to the balcony from the suite.

The colorful balcony has an al fresco dining table and excellent views of the Kato Mili windmills and the Chora.

Stepping out onto the balcony, guests are immediately surrounded by the sea with the most spectacular views of the Kato Mili windmills and the Chora. Breakfast is served on the al fresco dining table here every morning.

The suites offer unobstructed views of the windmills.

Zooming in on the windmills. Bluetopia Suites offers completely unobstructed views.

The iconic 18th century fishing houses next door have been converted to restaurants and bars.

Turning a little to the left to see the buildings next door, the iconic 18th century fishing houses. Many of these have been converted into restaurants and bars with sunset views.

The balcony offers panoramic views of Kanalia, Bao's Island, and sunsets.

Turning to the right, you can see the Kanalia area of Mykonos, the larger land mass on the left half of the photo. The small island to the right is Bao’s Island (Mpaos), the hideout of Pirate Bao, the legendary defender of Mykonos. The sun sets over the water to the right of Bao’s Island.

The top floor has a Junior Suite and 2 Suites with Sea Views and Steam Baths.

Back inside and heading upstairs. The top floor is accessible by stairs only, no elevator. There are 3 rooms upstairs: 1 Junior Suite with a village view and 2 Suites with Sea Views and Steam Baths.

The Suites with Sea Views and Steam Baths are larger than the suites below.

The Suites with Sea Views and Steam Baths are slightly larger than the downstairs sea view suites, offering 27 sqm of space.

These suites have a small sitting area with a single sofa-cum-bed.

These suites have small sitting areas with single-sized sofas that can sleep 1 additional guest each.

These suites also provide sea views from the bathroom.

Like the ground floor rooms, there is a view toward the sea from the bathroom.

The bathrooms come with steam baths, chromotherapy lights, and built-in sound systems.

The main difference between these suites and the downstairs suites is that the showers here can be fully closed off to use as a steam bath with chromotherapy lights and a built-in sound system.

The hotel has the best balconies in Mykonos.

Stepping onto the balcony, guests are greeted with the same gorgeous sea view and a dining table. Bluetopia Suites has the best balconies in Mykonos.

The higher floor, there is a better view of the historic Paraportiani Church.

From the higher floor, there is also a better view of Paraportiani Church, a cluster of 5 smaller churches dating back to the 15th century.

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