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by Santorini Dave • Updated: January 27, 2022
• Location: On a hill at the eastern edge of Mykonos Town.
• Hotel website: mymykonoshotel.com
• Hotel phone: +30 22890 23521
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My Mykonos Hotel – Contemporary boutique hotel with a freeform pool and Mediterranean restaurant. Sophisticated yet affordable.
On the hill above Mykonos Town, My Mykonos Hotel is a calm respite from the village’s action while offering easy access to all the nightlife, dining, and shopping hotspots. The heart of the hotel is its pool, surrounded by sunbeds and cabanas on a sun-drenched terrace. The poolside restaurant offers attentive service throughout the day, while the main bar highlights local ingredients to craft signature cocktails late into the evening. Rooms and suites are decked out in trendy furnishings and textiles, most with views of the sea or village and many with private, outdoor pools.
My Mykonos Hotel – Location
- Area: My Mykonos Hotel is located in the eastern hills overlooking Mykonos Town, less than a 10-minute walk from the nightlife, dining, and shopping that has made Mykonos famous. Two excellent sunset viewpoints are less than a 10-minute walk from the hotel: 180° Sunset Bar (stylish open-air patio bar with exotic cocktails and chill-out DJ music) and Boni’s Windmill (16th-century windmill, now part of the Agricultural Museum.) The Old Port and a small beach are within a 12-minute walk, while Little Venice, the landmark windmills, and Paraportiani Church are all less than 20 minutes on foot. The walk into town is all downhill, so heels or fancy shoes are not advised. Walking back up to the hotel can be a challenge, especially after a night out partying. Most people walk down and taxi back up; there are two taxi stands in Chora: one at Fabrika and one at the Old Port.
- How to Get There: My Mykonos Hotel is located just off one of the busiest roads on the island connecting Mykonos Town to Ano Mera, the second-largest village on the island, making it very easy to reach by taxi or driving yourself. It is approximately 4 km from the Mykonos ferry port in Tourlos, and 3 km from the Mykonos Airport to the hotel.
We don’t recommend taking the bus from the airport or ferry port to the hotel. From the airport, you would not only have to change buses in Chora, but you would also have to walk the labyrinthine, unevenly paved footpaths for 1 km between the two bus stations (Fabrika and Old Port), then walk from the final bus stop to the hotel on a road with no sidewalks – not an easy feat with luggage. From the ferry port, it’s a little more doable, though it still requires 2 buses. Take the Sea Bus or the normal bus to the Old Port Bus/Taxi Station. From the Old Port bus station, take a bus bound for Ano Mera, Elia, Kalo Livadi, or Kalafati, and ask the driver to drop you off near the hospital. From there, it’s only a 6-minute walk to My Mykonos Hotel. The bus or SeaBus to the Old Port station should take less than 10 minutes; the bus ride from the Old Port to the hospital should take about 5 minutes. Both trips cost about €2. The walk from the hospital to My Mykonos Hotel is on a mostly flat route, though there is no sidewalk. Bus tickets are purchased on the bus or from a manned kiosk at the terminal in cash only. SeaBus tickets are purchased at the kiosk at the New Port (ferry port).
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 My Mykonos will cost roughly €15-20. Booking through a private car service will only cost a bit more – about $38 (€31), and it’s 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 at the hotel, My Mykonos offers free parking in their on-site lot.
- Handy to: Sunset views at Boni’s Windmill or 180° Sunset Bar. The Old Port and Beach. Dining, nightlife, and shopping in Chora.
My Mykonos Hotel – The Basics
- Ages: My Mykonos is a family-friendly, pet-friendly hotel open to guests of all ages. Guests tend to be couples around 25 to 45 years old. The hotel offers family rooms for up to 4 and a range of suites sleeping up to 5, though they are on the cozy side. Baby cots are provided free of charge for children 2 years and younger; babysitting can be arranged on request.
- Beach: The nearest beach to My Mykonos Hotel is the small beach near the Old Port, an 11-minute walk away. Though it is an unorganized beach with no bar or restaurant service, there is a lifeguard on duty in the summer months. The best organized beach nearby is at Ornos, about a 5-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 (Platis Gialos, Paraga, Paradise, and Agios Ioannis) are easy to reach by bus from the Fabrika bus stop.
- View: Most rooms and suites in My Mykonos have views of the town or partial sea views from a distance. Some face the courtyard/garden areas; these are listed as “surrounding view.”
- Private Pools/Jacuzzis: The top tier rooms and suites offer private pools: Private Pool Deluxe Room, Private Pool Junior Suite, One Bedroom Pool Suite, and the Two Bedroom Pool Suite.
- Parking: The hotel offers complimentary parking in their on-site lot.
- Extras: 24-hour reception, 24-hour room service, turndown service, baby cot, babysitting (additional fee), welcome drink, guest laundry, romantic upgrades (wine and rose petals or champagne and strawberries), and the option to book with or without breakfast.
- When to Book: My Mykonos Hotel is open almost year-round from early February through mid-December. Reserve at least 3 months in advance (4 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 23521
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: mymykonoshotel.com
My Mykonos Hotel – Amenities
- Pool: The hotel features a freeform pool on a spacious sun terrace lined with sunbeds and cabanas. Poolside food and beverage service is attentive throughout the day.
- Spa: No spa, but the hotel offers in-room massage.
- Fitness Center: No gym.
- For Disabled Guests: The hotel is built over a few floors with most facilities accessible by one flight of stairs; there is no elevator. All rooms require a few steps up or down to enter. There are no facilities or amenities for wheelchair users. Not recommended for guests with limited mobility.
- For Families: My Mykonos Hotel is a family-friendly, pet-friendly hotel open to guests of all ages with rooms and suites sleeping up to 5 guests. Families with teens may find the rooms a little on the small side and should consider booking a suite or two separate rooms. Baby cots are available for free. Babysitting can be arranged on request for a price.
- Activities: The hotel has a busy pool area but no organized activities on site. The experienced concierge team can arrange all types of offsite excursions, from day trips to Delos, sailing cruises, shopping tours, helicopter tours to nearby islands, and more.
My Mykonos Hotel – Food and Drink
- Restaurants: The Restaurant serves an all-day menu of Mediterranean cuisine, plus casual poolside fare, light bites, cocktails, juices, and coffee. Open from 1:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
- Lounge/Bar: My Mykonos Main Bar presents signature and classic cocktails, along with wine, beer, and local spirits. Open from 1:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
- Breakfast: Rooms and suites can be booked with or without breakfast. The a la carte menu is supplemented by a small buffet. Guests may enjoy their meal in the restaurant or served to the room at no extra charge. Breakfast in the restaurant is available from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., while room service breakfast is on offer as late as noon.
- Room Service: Available 24 hours a day.
My Mykonos Hotel – Rooms
- Room Types: Classic Double Surrounding View • Classic Double Town & Sea View • Family Room Up to 3 • Family Room Up to 4 • Superior Double Surrounding View • Superior Double Town & Sea View • Private Pool Deluxe Room • Private Pool Junior Suite • One Bedroom Pool Suite • Two Bedroom Pool Suite
- Smoking Rooms: The hotel does not allow smoking in any of its rooms. Smoking is allowed on the private terraces and in the outdoor common areas.
- Best Room: The best room for couples is the One Bedroom Pool Suite, offering 35 square meters of space with an open-style layout, a living room with two sofabeds (can accommodate 2 more guests), and a garden terrace with a private plunge pool.
- For Families: The best option for families is the Two Bedroom Pool Suite. At 45 square meters, this is the largest suite on the property. The suite features 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a living room with a sofa bed (can accommodate a 5th guest), and a spacious terrace with a private swimming pool surrounded by a deck with sunbeds, plus an outdoor lounge space under a pergola.
My Mykonos Hotel – Local Transport
- Walking: The hotel is perched on a hill less than 1 km from the heart of Mykonos Town. The hill is fairly steep and the road immediately in front of the hotel is busy with cars. Wear good walking shoes. Most people walk the 10 minutes down to visit the Old Port, Chora, and Little Venice, then take a taxi back up to the hotel. Two wonderful sunset viewpoints are nearby at 180° Sunset Bar and Boni’s Windmill/Agricultural Museum. The Old Port and its little beach are also within walking distance, about an 11-minute walk away. Most of the village’s bars, clubs, restaurants, and shops in Chora and Little Venice are within 12 to 18 minutes’ walk.
- Bus: The closest bus stop to My Mykonos Hotel is near the medical center on the road connecting Mykonos Town and Ano Mera, about a 6-minute walk away. Buses here run west to the Old Port in Mykonos Town and east to Ano Mera village and the beaches of Elia, Kalo Livadi, and Kalafati. From the Old Port bus stop, riders may transfer to a second bus to reach to the New Port/Tourlos and the beaches of Agios Stefanos, Panormos, Ornos, Agios Ioannis, and Platis Gialos. There is a second bus station in Mykonos Town at Fabrika with routes to the airport, and the beaches at Ornos, Agios Ioannis, Platis Gialos, Paradise, and Paraga. There is no bus connecting the two bus stations; it’s about a 14-minute walk from the Old Port bus station to the Fabrika station. From the hotel, it’s a 17-minute walk to Fabrika. Bus 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 closest taxi stand is at the Old Port behind the Cosmote building and next to the post office, a 12-minute walk from the hotel. This is the island’s main taxi station and will be the most reliable spot from which to find a taxi. There is a second taxi stand in Little Venice near the windmills, which will be the closest place to grab a taxi after a night out of dining or bar hopping. 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. 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 My Mykonos Hotel 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 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 connect the southern beaches, with routes between the main beaches at Ornos and Platis Gialos heading east to 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.
My Mykonos Hotel – What’s Nearby?
Best Nearby Restaurants
- Oregano: Casual taverna serving traditional Greek cuisine made with local ingredients from the island when possible. Family-friendly, affordable, and offers delivery.
- Olive Tree: Greek-Mediterranean comfort food along with crowdpleasers like pasta and burgers. Sweeping views of the sunset over the Old Port.
- 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.
- Caesar’s: Family-owned restaurant serving traditional Greek comfort foods in a friendly atmosphere.
- 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.
- Kiki’s Tavern: Located at Agios Sostis Beach, Kiki’s Tavern is definitely out of the way, but well worth the 10-minute drive to get there. This open-air restaurant serves a stripped down menu of grilled meats, seafood, and veggies in a stunning setting, plus there’s free wine while you wait for a table (they do not take reservations).
Best Nearby Bars and Breweries
- Adelon Sunset Cocktail Bar: Low-key, open-air lounge with expanisve sunset views, delightful cocktails, and small plates.
- 180° Sunset Bar: Amazing outdoor bar with panoramic views over Mykonos Town and the Old Port. Though it’s can get quite crowded, there are multiple patios to spread over. Arrive early to snag a good spot.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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. 16-minute walk.
- 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.
- 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.
Best Nearby Cafes
- Teo’s House: By day, a lovely coffee shop best known for their pancakes but also offering excellent sandwiches. By night, a chill place to sip wine or beer and take in a sunset over the village and sea.
- Eat Play Love: Outstanding breakfast and brunch spot, plus excellent coffee and evening cocktails. The outdoor terrace offers sea views toward Chora and the Old Port.
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: Two high-end designer boutiques, one for men and one for women. Both of the shops are about a 15-minute walk away.
- 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.
- Alter Ego: Boutique shop specializing in women’s clothing, sandals, and jewelry by Greek designers.
- Old Port: Beautiful waterfront neighborhood with restaurants, bars, shops, and a beach, plus the ferry to Delos 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.
- 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).
- 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
- AB Food Market: Supermarket chain offering a good selection of groceries, produce, wine, and beverages at reasonable rates.
- Froutemporiki: Friendly greengrocer selling fresh, seasonal fruits, vegetables, and nuts. Retail and wholesale.
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