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by Santorini Dave • Updated: January 27, 2022
• Location: The northern edge of Mykonos Town
• Hotel website: cavotagoo.com
• Hotel phone: +30 22890 20100
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Cavo Tagoo – Cosmopolitan hotel on the north edge of Mykonos Town with a full-service spa, indulgent dining, and stylish rooms, suites, and villas.
Located at the north end of the Old Port, five-star Cavo Tagoo offers spacious rooms and 5-star facilities with easy access to the legendary dining, shopping, and nightlife of Mykonos Town. Rooms, suites, and villas all feature private terraces, stylish interiors, and sea views; suites, villas, and some rooms offer private jacuzzis or pools. The alfresco Zuma Restaurant serves world-renowned modern Japanese cuisine, while the Pool Bar features fresh takes on cocktails and hookah until late. Hotel highlights include an infinity pool with floating sunbeds, a lavish spa, and an exceptional concierge team specializing in bespoke, luxury experiences.
Cavo Tagoo – Location
- Area: Cavo Tagoo sits on the main road at the edge of Mykonos Town in the north end of the Old Port neighborhood. This quiet area is about 1 km to the Chora, where most of the island’s bars, restaurants, and clubs are. The small Old Port Beach is 800m south, while Agios Stefanos Beach is 2 km north. The New Port/Tourlos Ferry Port is 1.5 km north.
- How to Get There: Cavo Tagoo is located just off the main road connecting Mykonos Town to the ferry port, making it very easy to reach by bus, taxi, or driving yourself. It is approximately 2km from the Mykonos ferry port in Tourlos, and 5km from the Mykonos Airport to the hotel.
Visitors arriving by ferry can take the Sea Bus from the New Port in Tourlos to the Old Port, from which it is a 9-minute walk north (700m) to reach the hotel. The Sea Bus departs every half hour, with the trip taking about 10 minutes and costing €2.
Taxis are 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 Cavo Tagoo will cost roughly €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.
We do not recommend taking the bus from the airport or port. No airport buses stop at the Old Port, so airport arrivals would need to take the bus from the airport to the Fabrika stop in Mykonos Town, then walk (2km) or take a taxi (but you’ll need to wait) to the hotel. There is no bus service connecting the Fabrika bus stop to the Old Port bus stop. Buses from the Airport to Fabrika and from the Ferry Port (New Port/Tourlos) to the Old Port run several times a day throughout the summer season, but only every few hours in the winter, if at all. Bus fare is about €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, Cavo Tagoo offers free valet parking (a huge perk).
- Handy to: Dining, nightlife, and the beach at the Old Port. Dining, shopping, and nightlife in the Chora. The Windmills of Kato Mili/Little Venice.
Cavo Tagoo – The Basics
- Ages: Cavo Tagoo is open to guests of all ages, but there are no amenities or facilities for children and most rooms are designed for 2 to 3 people. Guests tend to be couples from the US, Europe, and the Middle East who are celebrating a special occasion or are on a romantic getaway.
- Beach: The nearest beach to Cavo Tagoo is a small beach at the Old Port (800m south). Though it is an unorganized beach with no bar or restaurant service, there is a lifeguard there and it’s just a few steps to several casual restaurants and bars. The next closest beach is Agios Stefanos about 2 km north. This is a partially organized beach with a lifeguard and beach clubs at the north end. The closest fully organized beach is at Ornos, 5 km away. This is a popular beach with golden sand, clear water, and plenty of beach clubs with sunbed and umbrella rentals. Ornos Beach and several other great beaches on Mykonos’ south end (Platis Gialos, Paraga, Paradise, and Agios Ioannis) are easy to reach by bus from Fabrika, just a few minutes’ drive from the hotel. Or catch the bus from the Old Port (700m) to reach the northern and eastern beaches, which tend to be less crowded: Panormos, Elia, Kalo Livadi, and Kalafati.
- View: Classic Rooms have partial sea views; all other rooms, suites, and villas boast full sea views.
- Private Pools/Jacuzzis: Most room categories feature private indoor or outdoor jacuzzis or outdoor pools: Classic Room with Pool, Junior Suite with Outdoor Jacuzzi, Junior Suite with Pool, Suite with Indoor Jacuzzi, Suite with Outdoor Jacuzzi, Suite with Pool, Suite 2BD with Outdoor Jacuzzi, Honeymoon Suite with Pool, Cave Pool Suite, Golden Villa 1BD with Pool (also has an indoor jacuzzi), Golden Villa 2BD with Pool (also has an indoor jacuzzi), and the 5BD Diamond Villa with Pool (also has an outdoor jacuzzi).
- Parking: The hotel offers complimentary valet parking in their lot on-site.
- Extras: 24-hour reception, free 24-hour shuttle service to and from Mykonos Town, free valet parking, and bespoke experiences designed by the concierge team to cater to each guest.
- When to Book: Cavo Tagoo is open from mid-May to mid-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 20100
- Email: email@example.com
- Website: cavotagoo.com
Cavo Tagoo – Amenities
- Pool: Gorgeous infinity pool overlooking the Aegean Sea with views of the Old Port, yachts, and cruise ships. The pool is surrounded by double-sized sunbeds with umbrellas, and also has several floating sunbeds along the inside edge.
- Spa: The hotel’s full-service luxury spa features traditional Greek therapies with contemporary, international treatments for men and women. Most services are massage and body treatments, though they also offer some salon/beauty services.
- Fitness Center: Small but well-equipped gym with cardio machines, free weights, and state-of-the-art Technogym functional training equipment.
- For Disabled Guests: This is a 5-story hotel built on a hillside. There are elevators, but they only go up to the 3rd floor. Guests with mild or moderate mobility issues should be fine booking a room on one of the lower levels. Not wheelchair accessible.
- For Families: Cavo Tagoo is open to guests of all ages, though there are no amenities or facilities for children, and most rooms accommodate 2 to 3 guests max. Larger families should opt for a 2-bedroom suite (sleeps up to 5) or villa (the largest sleeps up to 10).
- Activities: The hotel has an exceptional concierge team specializing in creating bespoke experiences for their guests, including sailing trips, archaeological excursions to Delos, helicopter/private jet day trips to Santorini, and much more.
Cavo Tagoo – Food and Drink
- Restaurant: Zuma Restaurant offers world-renowned contemporary Japanese cuisine, alfresco dining, and exceptional sunset views. The restaurant is open from 1 pm to midnight. Reservations are recommended for dinner, especially for sunset view tables.
- Lounge/Bar: The Pool Bar is open from late morning until 1 am offering handcrafted cocktails, light bites, and shisha.
- Breakfast: A complimentary breakfast buffet is served in Tagoo Restaurant every day from 8 am until 11:30 am. Guests can also opt to have their breakfast delivered directly to their rooms at the time of their choosing at no extra charge.
- Room Service: Available 24 hours a day.
Cavo Tagoo – Rooms
- Room Types: Classic Room • Deluxe Room • Classic Room with Pool • Premium Room • Junior Suite with Outdoor Jacuzzi • Junior Suite with Pool • Suite with Indoor Jacuzzi • Suite with Outdoor Jacuzzi • Suite with Pool • Suite 2BD with Outdoor Jacuzzi • Honeymoon Suite with Pool • Cave Pool Suite • Golden Villa 1BD with Pool • Golden Villa 2BD with Pool • 5BD Diamond Villa with Pool
- Smoking Rooms: The hotel does not allow smoking in any of their rooms. Smoking is allowed on the private terraces and in the outdoor common areas.
- Best Room: The best room for couples is the Honeymoon Suite with Pool. This open-plan suite features a king-sized bedroom (some with round beds), a spacious living room, and a private outdoor terrace with a swimming pool and stunning sea views.
- For Families: The best options for families are the Golden Villa 2BD with Pool (for up to 5) or the 5BD Diamond Villa with Pool (for up to 10). The Golden Villa offers 2 bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, one with a jacuzzi, while the Diamond Villa features 5 bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms and stone tubs, a gym, hammam, dining room, and living room with a sliding glass wall that opens up to a huge private terrace with an infinity pool and outdoor jacuzzi.
Cavo Tagoo – Local Transport
- Walking: The hotel is located at the edge of the Old Port neighborhood of Mykonos Town, walking distance or a short (free) shuttle ride to 2 beaches (Old Port Beach is a 10-minute walk and Agios Stefanos Beach is a 4-minute drive), the New Port (1.5 km), and the heart of Mykonos Town (1.5 km) for amazing dining, nightlife, and shopping. Little Venice and the Kato Mili Windmills are just a little farther, 20 minutes on foot (2 km). Two excellent sunset viewpoints are also nearby at Boni’s windmill (1.5 km) and at 180° Sunset Bar (1.5km uphill).
- Bus: Cavo Tagoo is near 2 bus stops. The closest stop is the Old Port bus stop (700m) with routes to the New Port (Tourlos), Agios Stefanos Beach, Ano Mera village, Panormos Beach, Elia Beach Kalo Livadi Beach, and Kalafati Beach. On the other side of town, a 25-minute walk (2 km) away, is the Fabrika bus stop with routes to the New Port (Tourlos), Airport, and the beaches at Ornos, Agios Ioannis, Platis Gialos, Paradise, and Paraga. There is no bus connecting Fabrika and the bus station at the Old Port; it takes about 14 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, about 2 km from the hotel, but there are generally fewer taxis traveling through this area. The main taxi stand is near the Old Port, behind the Cosmote building and next to the post office (900m). 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 Cavo Tagoo should be about €15-20.
- Water Taxi: The New and Old Ports and several beaches are connected via a boat system. The SeaBus connects the New Port and Old Port. Water taxis also serve 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.
Cavo Tagoo – What’s Nearby?
Best Nearby Restaurants
- Caesar’s: Family-owned restaurant serving traditional Greek comfort foods in a friendly atmosphere.
- Kadena: Casual, waterfront spot for Greek and Italian food all day long until the wee hours.
- M-eating Restaurant: Creative, Greek fine dining with a casual atmosphere. Known for their lamb and beef dishes, fresh seafood, and Mykonian onion pie.
- Sakis Grill House: Great little pit stop for gyros, kebabs, and souvlaki. The best cheap eats on the island.
- 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.
- 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.
- Limnios Tavern: Traditional Greek food in a charming space on the hillside above Agios Stefanos Beach. Wonderful sunset views toward Delos Island. Reservations recommended for sunset view tables.
- 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 7 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
- 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.
- Notorious: Cozy cocktail bar with a small all-day menu and creative, signature drinks. Live music most nights and karaoke on Friday nights.
- 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.
- 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 on Super Paradise Beach 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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. 20-minute walk (1.6km).
- 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.
- Alley Cocktail Bar: Awesome bar with a seasonal menu featuring local herbs, fresh fruits, and signature drink blends.
- 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
- 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.
- 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 1.5 km away, one for men and one for women.
- 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.
- Optique Boutique: Stylish frames and sunglasses shop with a staff that excels at matching up shoppers with their most flattering shapes.
- 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.
- Boutique of Sandals: Awesome selection of handmade, leather, Greek sandals. Some low-key designs but mostly crazy boho styles.
- Mytho: Wonderful gift shop selling 100% Greek products, many handmade and unique. Located at the Kato Mili windmills.
- Old Port: Beautiful waterfront neighborhood with restaurants, bars, shops, and a beach, plus the ferry to Delos Island. The port begins about 800m from Cavo Tagoo; it takes about 10 minutes to walk from one end to the other.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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).
- 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
- Periptero Convenience Store: Well-stocked mini mart near the public parking lot at the Old Port with snacks, cold drinks, wine, beer, and Cuban cigars.
- Arista Super Market: Friendly little grocery store with cold drinks and sandwiches, in addition to affordable food staples, snacks, beer, and wine.
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