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. It is approximately 4km from the Mykonos ferry port in Tourlos, and 3km 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, in Mykonos Town, is the closest bus stop to the hotel, just an 8-minute walk (500m) 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. Each trip costs about €2; Tickets are purchased on the bus or from a manned kiosk at the terminal, in cash only. The walk from Fabrika to the hotel is on a mostly flat, though very winding, route.
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 3-minute walk to the hotel. The Sea Bus departs every half hour, with the trip taking about 10 minutes and costing €2.
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 Bluetopia Suite will cost around €15-20. Booking through a private car service will cost only a bit more – about $38 (€31), but is worth it to avoid the wait and for the convenience of paying ahead.
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. On arrival in Mykonos Town, the hotel offers free valet parking (a huge perk). Contact the hotel in advance to arrange this.
- Handy to: The Windmills of Kato Mili/Little Venice. Dining, nightlife, and shopping in the Chora. Old Port/Mykonos Town Beach.
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 (1 km) 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, 3 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 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) and 180° Sunset Bar (1 km uphill).
- Bus: The hotel is near 2 bus stops. The closest stop is at Fabrika, 500m 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) 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, 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 port or airport to Bluetopia Suites 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. 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Sakis Grill House: Great little pit stop for gyros, kebabs, and souvlaki. The best cheap eats on the island.
- Caesar’s: Family-owned restaurant serving traditional Greek comfort foods in a friendly atmosphere.
- Bakalo Greek Eatery: Excellent choice for simple, Greek comfort foods like moussaka and cheese dumplings.
- 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.
- 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 20-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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Alley Cocktail Bar: Awesome bar with a seasonal menu featuring local herbs, fresh fruits, and signature drink blends.
- Notorious: Cozy cocktail bar with a small all-day menu and creative, signature drinks. Live music most nights and karaoke on Friday nights.
- 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 Cafes
- 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.
- Cosmo Café: Charming little café with great coffee, fresh produce, and fantastic omelets and crepes.
Nearby Shopping and Cool Shops
- Boutique of Sandals: Awesome selection of handmade, leather, Greek sandals. Some low-key designs but mostly crazy boho styles.
- Osklen: Innovative, high-end, Brazilian streetwear boutique selling clothing, beachwear, shoes, and accessories for men and women.
- Optique Boutique: Stylish frames and sunglasses shop with a staff that excels at matching up shoppers with their most flattering shapes.
- Alter Ego: Boutique shop specializing in women’s clothing, sandals, and jewelry 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.
- Emmanouella’s: Women’s clothing boutique offering limited and exclusive pieces by Greek designers.
- Mytho: Wonderful gift shop selling 100% Greek products, many handmade and unique. Located at the Kato Mili windmills.
- 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.
- Cosset Design: Upscale art, furnishings, and home décor store with a curated collection of unique and extravagant pieces.
- Paraportiani Orthodox Church: A complex of 5 churches built over the course of 2 centuries beginning in 1425.
- 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).
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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. 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.
- O Parianos Fruit Shop: Excellent local vendor selling seasonal fruits and vegetables.
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