Myconian Korali Hotel in Megali Ammos, Mykonos

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Updated: November 12, 2019

Review of Myconian Korali Hotel in Mykonos, Greece.

Myconian Korali – Posh hotel with a saltwater pool, luxury spa, and sea view suites – many with jacuzzis or private pools.

Myconian Korali is a small, upscale hotel on a hill overlooking Megali Ammos Beach, and just a short walk to Mykonos Town. All rooms include private terraces, most with sea views; higher category rooms and suites add heated, outdoor jacuzzis or private pools. The main pool, private pools, and the thalassotherapy pools in the spa are all filled with saltwater. As a Relais and Châteaux resort, Korali highlights their culinary program with organic produce, fresh-caught fish, and locally farmed meat at their restaurant, sushi bar, pool bar, and breakfast table.

Myconian Korali – Location

  • Area: Myconian Korali sits on a hill above Megali Ammos Beach, about a 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 a 14 or 17-minute walk, respectively. The road into town is busy and has no sidewalk, but many travelers walk to and from town, so drivers are used to sharing the road with pedestrians. The bus station at Fabrika is only 10-minute 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 on a side road just off the main road connecting Mykonos Town to the airport, making it 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 official bus stop to the hotel, just a 10-minute walk (800m) away. There is also a bus stop near the far end of the Old Port, about 25 minutes’ walk (2km) to the hotel. The bus from the Airport to Fabrika Station takes about 15 minutes, while the bus from the New Port to Fabrika takes about 20 minutes. 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 Myconian Korali should be about €15, and a taxi from the ferry port to Myconian Korali 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 (a major perk).
  • Handy To: Megali Ammos Beach (13-minute walk). The Windmills of Kato Mili/Little Venice (14-minute walk). Dining, nightlife, and shopping in the Chora (15-minute walk).

Myconian Korali – The Basics

  • Ages: The hotel is open to guests of all ages and offers babysitting services on request. Guests tend to be couples throughout the season, with family travel in the peak months from mid-June to mid-August.
  • Beach: The nearest beach to Myconian Korali is Megali Ammos, about a 13-minute hike downhill (1km). 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, 2.5km away (6-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.
  • View: Entry-level rooms face the inland, but all other rooms and suites feature partial sea or panoramic sea views over Megali Ammos toward the sunset.
  • Private Pools/Jacuzzis: Phos Superior Rooms, Kynthos Junior Suites, Emar Junior Suites, and Armonia Suites feature private, heated, outdoor jacuzzis. Oria Superior Rooms offer semi-private pools, which are for the private use of the guests for the corresponding rooms, but they are not hidden from view. Aeon Superior Rooms and Era Junior Suites boast private pools, while Delos Junior Suites, Delos Premium Junior Suites, and Ortigia Suites offer both outdoor jacuzzis and private pools. Private pools are unheated, so they are best booked during the summer months.
  • Parking: The hotel offers free parking in their lot on-site.
  • Extras: 24-hour reception, 24-hour concierge, 24-hour room service, twice-daily maid service, babysitting on request, free welcome drink, wedding planning, retreats, women’s boutique, and access to all restaurants, spas, and facilities at their sister properties next door at Platis Gialos Beach and Elia Beach.
  • When to Book: Myconian Korali is open from late April/early May through late 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 22107
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Website: myconiankorali.gr

Myconian Korali – Amenities

  • Pool: The hotel features a saltwater pool overlooking the sea with sunset views toward Baos Island and the Windmills of Kato Mili.
  • Spa: Myconian Korali shares an indulgent, thalassotherapy spa with its neighboring sister properties, featuring 5 saltwater pools (each heated to a different temperature), a hammam, sauna, and cutting-edge spa technology.
  • Fitness Center: The hotel’s gym is open from 9 am to 9 pm and includes the latest equipment, a yoga studio, Pilates, personal training, and wellness seminars.
  • For Disabled Guests: The hotel is built on a hill and has several (mostly short) flights of stairs and no elevator. Not suitable for guests in wheelchairs or with more than minor mobility concerns.
  • For Families: Myconian Korali is open to guests of all ages and offers babysitting services on request. Most rooms and suites are designed for up to 3 guests; only the 2-bedroom Ortigia Suites sleep up to 4.
  • Activities: The hotel’s 24-hour concierge team can arrange a variety of activities, including yachting, helicopter tours, island hopping, archaeological tours to Delos Island, horseback riding, and much more.

Myconian Korali – Food and Drink

  • Restaurant: Baos Fine Dining offers farm-to-table, haute cuisine with regional Greek flavors and fresh sushi. The menu highlights seasonal, local ingredients and excellent wine. Food can be ordered a la carte or as part of a degustation menu with wine pairings. Plenty of vegetarian options.
  • Lounge/Bar: Kitrino Bar offers a casual yet fashionable experience, serving light fare, cocktails, and shisha poolside with a DJ every day.
  • Breakfast: Myconian Korali offers a complimentary, buffet breakfast daily from 7:30 to 10:30 am. The buffet features hot and cold items and is supplemented by made-to-order eggs. Fresh juices, coffee, and champagne top it all off.
  • Room Service: Room service is available 24 hours a day.

Myconian Korali – Rooms

  • Room Types: Inopos Room • Rinia Room • Panoramic Room • Onar Junior Suite • Phos Superior Room • Kynthos Junior Suite • Oria Superior Room • Aeon Superior Room • Theros Junior Suite • Emar Junior Suite • Era Junior Suite • Delos Junior Suite • Delos Premium Junior Suite • Armonia Suite • Ortigia Suite
  • Smoking Rooms: The hotel does not allow smoking in any of their room types. Smoking is allowed on private outdoor terraces and in designated outdoor common areas.
  • Best Room: The best options for couples are the Armonia Suite and Delos Premium Junior Suite. Both rooms feature panoramic sea views toward the sunset from their private terraces. Armonia Suite offers a private, heated, outdoor jacuzzi and more interior space with its 1-bedroom layout. Delos Premium Junior Suite also features an outdoor jacuzzi but adds a private pool and more outdoor space with its larger terrace.
  • For Families: Myconian Korali is open to guests of all ages and can arrange babysitting on request. The best option for families is the Ortigia Suite with 2 bedrooms (1 with a king bed and 1 with 2 twin beds), both with ensuite bathrooms. This spacious 120 sqm suite offers a separate living area, large sunset sea view terrace, an outdoor heated jacuzzi, and an outdoor unheated pool.

Myconian Korali – Local Transport

  • Walking: The hotel is located just south of Mykonos Town on a hill overlooking the sea near Megali Ammos Beach. Myconian Korali is a 13-minute walk (1km) to Megali Ammos beach and about a 15-minute walk (1km) to Mykonos Town, where you’ll find most of the island’s best dining, nightlife, and shopping. Little Venice and the windmills are a 14-minute walk (1km), the Old Port is a 17-minute walk (1.5km), and 2 excellent sunset viewpoints are nearby at Boni’s windmill (1.5km, 17-minute walk) and 180° Sunset Bar (2km, 12-minute drive). 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: Myconian Korali is within walking distance of two bus stops. The closest stop is at Fabrika, a 10-minute walk (800m) away, which serves the New Port (Tourlos), Airport, and the beaches at Ornos, Agios Ioannis, Platis Gialos, Paradise, and Paraga. The second bus stop (considered the island’s main bus station) is at the far end of the Old Port (2km, 25-minute walk), offers connections 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 (1.2km) 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 10-minute walk (800m) from the hotel, but there are generally fewer taxis traveling through this area than at the main taxi stand, which is about 23 minutes’ walk (2km) 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 Myconian Korali should be about €15, and a taxi from the ferry port to Myconian Korali should be about €18 to €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 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.

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Myconian Korali – What’s Nearby?

Best Nearby Restaurants

  • Bakalo Greek Eatery: Excellent choice for simple, Greek comfort foods like moussaka and cheese dumplings. 12-minute walk (1km).
  • 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. 12-minute walk (1km).
  • Krama Fine Greek Dining: At Semeli Hotel, Krama features elevated versions of classic Greek comfort foods. 13-minute walk (1km).
  • Thioni Restaurant: Contemporary, creative Greek fine dining, also at the Semeli Hotel. 13-minute walk (1km).
  • Joanna’s Nikos Place Taverna: Fresh fish and Greek favorites in a charming taverna on Megali Ammos Beach. 14-minute walk (1km).
  • 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. 16-minute walk (1.5km).
  • 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. 16-minute walk (1.5km).
  • Caesar’s: Family-owned restaurant serving traditional Greek comfort foods in a friendly atmosphere. 17-minute walk (1.5km).
  • Nikkei: Romantic, Japanese-Peruvian fine dining restaurant under a huge bougainvillea. Do not miss the ceviche or the octopus-chorizo tacos. 17-minute walk (1.5km).
  • 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 (2.5km).
  • 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

  • Alley Cocktail Bar: Awesome bar with a seasonal menu featuring local herbs, fresh fruits, and signature drink blends. 13-minute walk (1km).
  • 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. 15-minute walk (1.5km).
  • 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. 15-minute walk (1.5km).
  • 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. 15-minute walk (1.5km).
  • 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. 16-minute walk (1.5km).
  • 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. 17-minute walk (1.5km).
  • 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. 17-minute walk (1.5km).
  • 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. 17-minute walk (1.5km).
  • Notorious: Cozy cocktail bar with a small all-day menu and creative, signature drinks. Live music most nights and karaoke on Friday nights. 18-minute walk (1.5km).
  • 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. 19-minute walk (1.5km).
  • 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. 19-minute walk (1.5km).
  • @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. 19-minute walk (1.5km).
  • 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. 12-minute drive (3km).

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. 12-minute walk (1km).
  • Popolo: Amazing café offering rich coffee, freshly baked pastries, Greek pies, salads, and sandwiches on their homemade breads with exceptional meat and vegetarian menus. 16-minute walk (1.5km).

Nearby Shopping and Cool Shops

  • Mytho: Wonderful gift shop selling 100% Greek products, many handmade and unique. Located at the Kato Mili windmills. 14-minute walk (1km).
  • 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 15-minute walk (1km) away, one for men and one for women.
  • Osklen: Innovative, high-end, Brazilian streetwear boutique selling clothing, beachwear, shoes, and accessories for men and women. 15-minute walk (1.5km).
  • Alter Ego: Boutique shop specializing in women’s clothing, sandals, and jewelry by Greek designers. 15-minute walk (1.5km).
  • Emmanouella’s: Women’s clothing boutique offering limited and exclusive pieces by Greek designers. 16-minute walk (1.5km).
  • Optique Boutique: Stylish frames and sunglasses shop with a staff that excels at matching up shoppers with their most flattering shapes. 16-minute walk (1.5km).
  • Elena Makri: Luxury women’s boutique by the former Vogue editor-in-chief. Clothing, shoes, and accessories that take inspiration from classical Greece. 16-minute walk (1.5km).
  • Rarity Gallery: Truly amazing collection of contemporary artwork and exhibits, free admission, and no pressure to buy. 16-minute walk (1.5km).
  • Cosset Design: Upscale art, furnishings, and home décor store with a curated collection of unique and extravagant pieces. 18-minute walk (1.5km).
  • Ilias Lalaounis: Iconic jewelry store offering unique works by the legendary late goldsmith. 19-minute walk (1.5km).

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. 14-minute walk (1km).
  • 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. 16-minute walk (1.5km).
  • Old Port: Beautiful waterfront neighborhood with restaurants, bars, shops, and a beach, plus the ferry to Delos Island. 17-minute walk (1.5km).
  • 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. 17-minute walk (1.5km).
  • Paraportiani Orthodox Church: A complex of 5 churches built over the course of 2 centuries beginning in 1425. 18-minute walk (1.5km).
  • 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). 18-minute walk (1.5km).
  • Mykonos Farmers: Wonderful dairy offering tours of the facilities and a variety of cheesemaking classes. 6-minute drive (2.5km).
  • 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. 11-minute walk (850m).
  • OK! Grocery: Well-stocked grocery store with a friendly, helpful staff, selling fresh produce, breads, snacks, beverages, and travel essentials. 16-minute walk (1km).

Myconian Korali – The Hotel

The hotel features contemporary cycladic architecture.

Myconian Korali sits on a hilltop overlooking the Aegean Sea. Originally opened in 1979, the architecture is in Cycladic style built with local stones. The glass door leads to the lobby and reception area.

The lobby features a whimsical retro style furnishing.

Inside the lobby, the furnishings are a mix of contemporary and whimsical retro styles. The glass door on the far side leads to the pool, bar, and restaurant.

The reception is staffed 24/7.

The reception desk is staffed 24 hours a day.

The saltwater pool offers beach and sea views.

The saltwater pool overlooks Megali Ammos Beach and the Aegean Sea. It is ringed by sun loungers on two levels and served by the pool bar.

One can even see Baos Island from the pool and terrace.

A view of the pool and sun terrace. Just visible on the upper right here is Baos Island.

The sun terrace has several single and double sunbeds.

Standing on the sunken sun terrace with double and single-sized sunbeds.

The Kitrino Bar serves the pool area.

The pool is served all day by Kitrino Bar.

The bar offers shishas and even has a DJ station.

A look at the bar with shisha and a DJ station on the right.

Baos Fine Dining is arguably one of Mykonos' best restaurants.

Adjacent to Kitrino is Baos Fine Dining, serving some of the best food in Mykonos.

One has panoramic views of the sea and islands from the restaurant.

Reserve in advance and request a table by the window. The sun sets behind Baos Island, seen here. Also visible just left of center is Megali Ammos Beach.

The small on-site boutique sells women's clothing and accessories.

Myconian Korali also has a small boutique with women’s clothing and accessories.

The luxurious spa features 5 thalassotherapy saltwater pools.

In a separate building, guests will find a luxurious spa with 5 thalassotherapy pools filled with saltwater and heated to different temperatures.

The spa has a hammam.

The full-service spa features a hammam,…

The spa has a sauna.

…a sauna,…

The spa has individual and couple's treatment rooms.

…and treatment rooms for individuals or couples.

The stylish Era Junior Suite is a mid-range room.

Rooms and suites at Korali are spacious and stylish. Seen here is the Era Junior Suite, a mid-tier category.

The suite has a bright open-plan layout.

The Era Junior Suite features an open-plan layout, with lots of sun and cheerful accent colors.

The suite comes with a welcome bottle of wine and sweets.

All come with a welcome bottle of Greek wine and sweets.

The suite has a round soaking tub.

This suite features a round soaking tub.

The terrace has a pool, sunbeds, and dining table.

Stepping out, guests will find a seaview terrace with an al fresco dining table, 2 sunbeds, and private saltwater pool.

The terrace has 2 sunbeds and a dining table.

Another angle on the terrace.

The pool offers expansive sea views.

View from the private pool.

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