Boheme Hotel in Megali Ammos, Mykonos

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by Santorini Dave • Updated: September 9, 2019

Review of Boheme Mykonos Hotel in Mykonos, Greece.

Boheme Mykonos – Boutique, luxury hotel near the beach and town with a sea-view pool, outdoor massage cabana, and fantastic dining and drinks.

Boheme Mykonos is an outstanding all-suite hotel with sunset sea views from every suite and throughout the property. Luxury facilities include a kidney-shaped infinity pool, outdoor jacuzzi, and open-air massage and yoga; in-suite perks include pillow menus, Marshall speakers, and espresso machines. Food and drinks are outstanding at the on-site Basilico Restaurant and Bilo Bar. Basilico offers a local, seasonal menu of Greek and Mykonian recipes, while Bilo Bar mixes creative cocktails alongside its well-curated menu of champagne, wine, and beer, featuring the best of Greek and international labels. Catering mostly to couples, this hotel is open to guests over 13 years only.
 

Boheme Mykonos – Location

  • Area: Boheme Mykonos sits on a hill above Megali Ammos Beach, at the edge of Mykonos Town, and about a 10 to 15-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 10 and 12 minutes’ walk, respectively. The bus stop at Fabrika is only 6 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 just off the main road connecting Mykonos Town to the airport and southern beaches, making it very easy to reach by bus, taxi, or driving yourself. 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 a 6-minute walk (450m) away. There is also a bus stop at the Old Port, about 20 minutes’ walk (1.6km) 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 Boheme Mykonos is on a mostly uphill route, though the street is narrow and there is some traffic. 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 Boheme Mykonos should be about €15, and a taxi from the ferry port to Boheme Mykonos 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 parking.
  • Handy To: Megali Ammos Beach (9-minute walk). Dining, nightlife, and shopping in the Chora (10 to 15-minute walk). The Windmills of Kato Mili/Little Venice (10-minute walk).

Boheme Mykonos – The Basics

  • Ages: An adults-only hotel, Boheme Mykonos is open to guests over 13 years of age only. Guests tend to be couples between 20 and 50 years old from the US or Western Europe, celebrating a romantic occasion or a birthday.
  • Beach: The nearest beach to Boheme is Megali Ammos, about a 9-minute hike (750m) downhill to the water. Megali Ammos is an unorganized beach with no beach clubs or sunbeds to rent, though there is a fantastic little restaurant there, Joanna’s Nikos Place, with amazing sunset views. The best organized beach nearby is at Ornos, 2.3 km away (5-minute drive). 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 nearby.
  • View: All suites boast sunset sea views.
  • Private Pools/Jacuzzis: The Honeymoon Suite, Bohemian Suite, and Grand Bohemian Suite offer private, outdoor, heated jacuzzis.
  • Parking: Boheme offers free parking in their lot on-site.
  • Extras: 24-hour reception and concierge, room service until midnight, outdoor massage, outdoor yoga deck, pillow menu, nightly turndown service, personal trainer, personal shopper, organic garden.
  • When to Book: Boheme Mykonos is open from early April through late October. Reserve at least 3 months in advance (6 months is better) for stays during the high season from June through September and about 2 months in advance for the low and shoulder seasons.
  • How to Book: Booking.com will have the best rates.
  • Phone: +30 22890 23300
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Website: bohememykonos.com

Boheme Mykonos – Amenities

  • Pool: Boheme features a kidney-shaped infinity pool with poolside service from the bar and restaurant.
  • Spa: The hotel does not have a full-service spa, but they do have open-air massage cabanas and an outdoor yoga deck.
  • Fitness Center: There is a small modern gym on-site.
  • For Disabled Guests: The hotel is located on a hill and is spread over several levels connected by stairs with no elevator. Not suitable for guests with mobility issues.
  • For Families: An adults-only hotel, Boheme is open to guests 13 and older only. There are no amenities or facilities for children. For families with older kids, their Grand Bohemian Suite sleeps up to 4 guests. All suites have an open layout, so there is not much privacy for families or groups sharing the space.
  • Activities: The 24-hour concierge is happy to arrange any activities, including yachting, island hopping, tours of the Delos Island ruins, cooking classes, and much more.

Boheme Mykonos – Food and Drink

  • Restaurant: Basilico Resto offers phenomenal dishes all day long with a menu of contemporary Mykonian and Greek recipes made with seasonal, locally sourced ingredients. The restaurant serves inside, poolside, and to the rooms from 8 am until 10:30 pm.
  • Lounge/Bar: Bilo Bar offers a fantastic selection of inspired, signature cocktails, a thoughtfully curated wine list, and a small menu of light bites. The bar is open a little later than the restaurant, until 11 or 11:30 pm, and is an especially popular spot to watch the sunset.
  • Breakfast: A complimentary, à la carte breakfast is served daily at Basilico or directly to the private balconies of the suites at the time of your choosing from 8 am to 11 am. Early breakfast is also available on request. The menu offers a wide selection of local specialties and great coffee.
  • Room Service: Room service is available all day long until midnight.

Boheme Mykonos – Rooms

  • Room Types: Sea View Suite • Deluxe Sea View Suite • Superior Sea View Suite • Honeymoon Sea View Suite • Bohemian Sea View Suite • Grand Bohemian Sea View Suite
  • 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 Bohemian Sea View Suite is the best room for couples, offering an open plan layout with 38 sqm of space, a queen-sized bed, single-sized sofa bed, and spacious terrace featuring a dining table, lounge space, and a private jacuzzi with sea views.
  • For Families: Boheme Mykonos is an adults-only hotel; only guests 13 years or older are allowed. There are no amenities or facilities for children. All suites feature an open layout, so there is not much privacy in the shared space. For families with older kids, the Grand Bohemian Suite is the best choice. This suite is slightly larger than the normal Bohemian Suite and includes the same facilities, but it features a second queen-sized bed and sleeps up to 4 guests.

Boheme Mykonos – Local Transport

  • Walking: The hotel is located on the southern edge of Mykonos Town on a hill overlooking Megali Ammos Beach. Boheme Mykonos is within a 10-minute walk of the heart of the village (Chora) and all of the island’s best dining, nightlife, and shopping, and about a 9-minute walk (750m) to the beach. Little Venice and the windmills are a 10-minute walk (850m) away, the Old Port is a 12-minute walk (1km) away, and 2 excellent sunset viewpoints are nearby at Boni’s windmill (1km, 13-minute walk) and 180° Sunset Bar (1.6km, 23-minute walk 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: Boheme Mykonos is near 2 bus stops. The closest stop is at Fabrika, a 6-minute walk (450m) 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 (1.6km, 20-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 a 6-minute walk (450m) from the hotel, but there are generally fewer taxis traveling through this area than at the main taxi stand, which is about 18-minutes’ walk (1.4km) 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 Boheme Mykonos should be about €15, and a taxi from the ferry port to Boheme Mykonos 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.

 

Boheme Mykonos – What’s Nearby?

Best Nearby Restaurants

  • Bakalo Greek Eatery: Excellent choice for simple, Greek comfort foods like moussaka and cheese dumplings. 7-minute walk (600m).
  • Krama Fine Greek Dining: At the neighboring Semeli Hotel, Krama features elevated versions of classic Greek comfort foods. 8-minute walk (650m).
  • Thioni Restaurant: Contemporary, creative Greek fine dining, also at the Semeli Hotel. 8-minute walk (650m).
  • 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. 8-minute walk (650m).
  • Joanna’s Nikos Place Taverna: Fresh fish and Greek favorites in a charming taverna on Megali Ammos Beach. 10-minute walk (800m).
  • 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. 11-minute walk (950m).
  • 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. 12-minute walk (1km).
  • Sakis Grill House: Great little pit stop for gyros, kebabs, and souvlaki. The best cheap eats on the island. 12-minute walk (1km).
  • Kadena: Casual, waterfront spot for Greek and Italian food all day long until the wee hours. 12-minute walk (1km).
  • Caesar’s: Family-owned restaurant serving traditional Greek comfort foods in a friendly atmosphere. 13-minute walk (1km).
  • Nikkei: Romantic, Japanese-Peruvian fine dining restaurant under a huge bougainvillea. Do not miss the ceviche or the octopus-chorizo tacos. 13-minute walk (1.1km).
  • 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. 6-minute drive (2.4km).
  • Kiki’s Tavern: Located at Agios Sostis Beach, Kiki’s Tavern is a little out of the way, but well worth the 16-minute drive (7km) 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. 9-minute walk (750m).
  • 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. 11-minute walk (900m).
  • 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. 11-minute walk (900m).
  • 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. 11-minute walk (900m).
  • 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. 11-minute walk (950m).
  • 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. 11-minute walk (950m).
  • 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. 12-minute walk (1km).
  • 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. 12-minute walk (1km).
  • Notorious: Cozy cocktail bar with a small all-day menu and creative, signature drinks. Live music most nights and karaoke on Friday nights. 13-minute walk (1.1km).
  • 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. 14-minute walk (1.2km).
  • 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. 14-minute walk (1.2km).
  • @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. 15-minute walk (1.2km).
  • 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. 23-minute walk (1.6km).

Best Nearby Cafes

  • Cosmo Café: Charming little café with great coffee, fresh produce, and fantastic omelets and crepes. 6-minute walk (500m).
  • 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. 8-minute walk (650m).
  • Popolo: Amazing café offering rich coffee, freshly baked pastries, Greek pies, salads, and sandwiches on their homemade breads with exceptional meat and vegetarian menus. 12-minute walk (1km).

Nearby Shopping and Cool Shops

  • Mytho: Wonderful gift shop selling 100% Greek products, many handmade and unique. Located at the Kato Mili windmills. 9-minute walk (750m).
  • Osklen: Innovative, high-end, Brazilian streetwear boutique selling clothing, beachwear, shoes, and accessories for men and women. 11-minute walk (900m).
  • Alter Ego: Boutique shop specializing in women’s clothing, sandals, and jewelry by Greek designers. 11-minute walk (900m).
  • 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 an 11-minute walk (900m) 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. 11-minute walk (900m).
  • Emmanouella’s: Women’s clothing boutique offering limited and exclusive pieces by Greek designers. 12-minute walk (1km).
  • Elena Makri: Luxury women’s boutique by the former Vogue editor-in-chief. Clothing, shoes, and accessories that take inspiration from classical Greece. 12-minute walk (1km).
  • Rarity Gallery: Truly amazing collection of contemporary artwork and exhibits, free admission, and no pressure to buy. 12-minute walk (1km).
  • Boutique of Sandals: Awesome selection of handmade, leather, Greek sandals. Some low-key designs but mostly crazy boho styles. 12-minute walk (1km).
  • Cosset Design: Upscale art, furnishings, and home décor store with a curated collection of unique and extravagant pieces. 13-minute walk (1km).
  • Ilias Lalaounis: Iconic jewelry store offering unique works by the legendary late goldsmith. 15-minute walk (1.2km).

Nearby Attractions

  • 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. 10-minute walk (850m).
  • 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. 11-minute walk (900m).
  • Old Port: Beautiful waterfront neighborhood with restaurants, bars, shops, and a beach, plus the ferry to Delos Island. 12-minute walk (1km).
  • Paraportiani Orthodox Church: A complex of 5 churches built over the course of 2 centuries beginning in 1425. 13-minute walk (1.1km).
  • 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. 13-minute walk (1km).
  • 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). 13-minute walk (1.1km).
  • Mykonos Farmers: Wonderful dairy offering tours of the facilities and a variety of cheesemaking classes. 6-minute drive (2.4km).
  • 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

  • O Parianos Fruit Shop: Excellent local vendor selling seasonal fruits and vegetables. 6-minute walk (500m).
  • AB Food Market: Small branch of the supermarket chain offering a good selection of groceries, produce, wine, and beverages at reasonable rates. 8-minute walk (650m).

Boheme Mykonos – The Hotel

The hotel features a traditional, Cycladic architecture with Mykonian flourishes.

The gorgeous exterior of Boheme Mykonos. The architecture features a traditional Cycladic white, boxy style with arches and chimneys along with typically Mykonian flourishes including the details along the top of the façade. The parking lot is just out of frame on the left side of the building.

The entrance features a Mykonian stone wall.

The main entrance is through this door. The left-hand wall is built with local Mykonian stones.

The stylish reception is manned 24/7.

The reception area is stylish, welcoming, and open 24 hours a day.

The gorgeous lobby has a rustic design and decor, and offers great sea views.

The lobby is a gorgeous indoor-outdoor space with rustic design and décor and sweeping sea views.

The lobby highlights natural elements in a neutral palette.

A view of the lobby’s refined lounge space, highlighting natural elements in a white and neutral palette…

The lobby offers excellent views of the Aegean Sea and Bao’s Island (Mpaos).

…and a stunning view of the Aegean Sea and Bao’s Island (Mpaos), the old pirate hideout.

The lobby gives a panoramic view of the hotel's organic garden, Kanalia, and Bao's Island.

A closer look at the sea view. In the foreground is the organic garden on the right. Produce and herbs grown here are used in the restaurant and bar. In the center on the left is a hill; on the other side of the hill out of view is Megali Ammos Beach, the closest beach to the hotel, a 10-minute walk away. In the background, Kanalia is the area on the peninsula taking up the left portion of this photo and Bao’s Island is in the center. The sun sets in between Kanalia and Bao’s.

The organic garden also houses the yoga deck and the massage cabana.

A closer look at the organic garden. Set among the trees in the center is the yoga deck. Up 1 flight of steps is the open-air massage cabana.

The massage cabana has curtains for privacy and sea views in the front.

Zooming in on the massage cabana. The cabana is partially enclosed for privacy with curtains that open in the front to offer sea views.

The infinity pool is surrounded by sun loungers, bean bag chairs, Bali beds, and sofas.

One floor below the lobby is the infinity pool, seen here. The pool is surrounded by different styles of sun loungers, including pillows, bean bag chairs, Bali beds, and sofas.

The kidney-shaped pool is by the restaurant and bar, and below the lobby.

A closer look at the infinity pool in a classic kidney shape. The restaurant and bar are to the left, the lobby is one floor up, and a pair of suites is just above that.

The bar and restaurant offer excellent drinks, dishes, and service.

Inside Basilico Resto facing toward Bilo Bar, both offering exceptional drinks, dishes, and service. The bar and restaurant also serve the pool.

The bar and restaurant are popular for sunset cocktails and romantic dinners.

With their perch above the sea, this is a popular spot for sunset cocktails and romantic dinners.

The Honeymoon Sea View Suites come with queen beds.

Inside one of the Honeymoon Sea View Suites. These suites vary a little, but all offer at least 35 sqm and a queen-sized bed.

The Honeymoon Suites feature open-style layouts with a single sofa-cum-bed.

Like all of Boheme Mykonos’ suites, the Honeymoon Suite has an open-style layout. The sitting area features a single-sized sofa bed.

The suite's bathroom has pressed concrete, open shower with a window, and an antique sink.

The bathroom is built in a traditional, Cycladic style with pressed concrete, an open shower with a window, and an antique sink.

The balcony has a heated jacuzzi offering excellent views.

The balcony boasts a private, heated jacuzzi with expansive views.

The top-category Bohemian Sea View Suite also comes with a queen bed.

The top category is the Bohemian Sea View Suite. These rooms all boast at least 38 sqm of living space with a queen-sized bed.

The Bohemian Suite's bathroom comes with a Greek-style open shower, pressed concrete, and antique marble sink.

Like the other suite types, this one features a Greek-style open shower, a traditional pressed concrete build, and an antique marble sink.

The suite has a large lounge area, dining table, and heated jacuzzi in its private terrace.

The private terrace is the highlight of the suite with a large lounge area, dining table, and a heated jacuzzi.

The terrace also features sunbeds.

A view from the end of the suite showing the sunbeds.

The jacuzzi offers romantic sea views.

The romantic sea view from the jacuzzi.

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