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by Santorini Dave • Updated: February 18, 2022
• Location: Atop a hill overlooking Psarou Beach.
• Hotel website: mykonosblu.com
• Hotel phone: +30 22890 27900
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Mykonos Blu – Extravagant, 5-star resort on Psarou Beach, boasting a bi-level saltwater pool, private beach, lavish spa, and impeccable hospitality.
With its privileged location overlooking Psarou Beach, Mykonos Blu is a picture-perfect resort that combines the best elements of Mykonos: a gorgeous beach, rich food, beautiful accommodations, and friendly, heartfelt service. Bungalows, suites, and villas are sunny and spacious, with a wide range of styles suitable for couples or large families. Every single room is unique in size, layout, and amenities, so there are plenty of options to suit all travel styles. Dining and drinks are outstanding at their two sea view restaurants, expansive roof bar, and private beach.
Mykonos Blu – Location
- Area: Mykonos Blu is located on a hilltop above exclusive Psarou Beach, a well-loved beach that is protected from the wind, giving it ultra-calm waters with hardly any waves. This is one of the few southern beaches not connected to the water taxi or bus route, which keeps the crowds down and the ambiance more relaxed. Just steps away is the famed Nammos beach club and luxury shopping and dining at Nammos Village. A 5-minute walk downhill from the main entrance leads to Platis Gialos Beach, a lively beach lined with restaurants and beach clubs, plus the bus into Mykonos Town and the water taxi connecting the southern beaches from Ornos to Elia.
- How to Get There: The hotel is located in Psarou just off the main road connecting Platis Gialos Beach with Mykonos Town, easy to access by car, bus, or taxi. It is approximately 7 km 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. Get off at Fabrika in Mykonos Town, and catch a second bus to Platis Gialos Beach. The bus from the Airport or New Port to Fabrika should take around 10 minutes, and the bus from Fabrika to Platis Gialos Beach should take about 10 minutes. The total trip should be under an hour, depending on how long you wait at Fabrika for the Platis Gialos Beach bus, and cost about €4 in total. Tickets are purchased on the bus or from a manned kiosk at the terminal, in cash only. Buses typically run about every 30 minutes during summer peak hours and less frequently at night, in early morning, and in winter. Mykonos Blu is just a 4-minute walk from the Platis Gialos bus stop.
- 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 airport or ferry port to Mykonos Blu should be about €20 to €25. 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 at the hotel, Mykonos Blu offers free parking (a major perk).
- Handy To: Psarou Beach. Platis Gialos Beach, bus, and water taxi. Nammos Village shopping.
Mykonos Blu – The Basics
- Ages: The hotel is open to guests of all ages. Kid-friendly amenities include their Grecobaby program with cots, high chairs, strollers, baby bathtubs, and more, plus kids menus in all restaurants, babysitting services, a kids pool, and huge villas for big families. Though ideal for families, most guests are couples and friends celebrating a special occasion, especially weddings.
- Beach: The hotel sits on a private section of Psarou Beach, known for its calm waters, upscale beach club, and luxury shopping and dining. Psarou tucked into a bay surrounded by cliffs that shield it from the wind. Unlike neighboring Platis Gialos Beach, Psarou is not on the water taxi or bus route, which keeps the worst of the crowds down, though it can still be quite busy in the high season. Platis Gialos Beach is only a 5-minute walk away for more restaurant and beach club options. The beach is also where the bus into Mykonos Town stops (the hotel also has a free, hourly shuttle during high season) and the water taxi port for the route running from Ornos Beach to Elia Beach is located.
- View: 97 rooms, suites, and villas have side sea, full sea, or direct sea views. 6 entry-level rooms have garden or inland views.
- Kitchen: The Royal Blu Mansion Villa has a full kitchen.
- Private Pools/Jacuzzis: Several room and suite types include private indoor or outdoor jacuzzis or pools: the Luxury Bungalow with Outdoor Hydro-Massage Tub, Island Bungalow with Private Pool, Exclusive Bungalow Suite with Outdoor Hydro-Massage Bathtub, Open Plan Suite with Private Pool, Luna Blu Suite with Private Heated Indoor Pool, Grand Blu Suite with Private Pool, Mykonos Blu Junior Villa Private Pool, Cobalt Blu Villa on the Waterfront Private Pool, Island Blu Villa with Private Pool, Endless Blu Villa with Private Pool, Deep Blu Villa with Private Pool, and the Royal Blu Mansion with Private Pool. There is also the Mykonos Blu Apartment with Sharing Pool, where pools are shared between 2 or 3 neighboring suites.
- Parking: The resort offers free parking on-site.
- Extras: 24-hour reception, 24-hour room service, private full-service beach, complimentary hourly shuttle to Mykonos Town in the high season, kids’ playroom, babysitting, baby amenities, kids’ menus in all restaurants. pillow menu, welcome drinks at check-in, and wedding planning (civil, informal, and Greek Orthodox). Welcome wine, sweets, and fruits in rooms.
- When to Book: The hotel is open from late 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 27900
- Email: email@example.com
- Website: mykonosblu.com
Mykonos Blu – Amenities
- Pool: The hotel offers 1 large saltwater pool split over 2 levels with stunning views of Psarou Beach and the Aegean Sea. There is also 1 shallow kids pool near the main pool.
- Spa: Mykonos Blu offers a full-service spa with private cabins, a dry sauna, and nail salon.
- Fitness Center: The gym is small but well-equipped.
- For Disabled Guests: The hotel is spread over several floors, and though it does have an elevator to the pool, many other parts of the hotel (including the beach) are accessible by stairs only. The stairs to the beach are a particularly long flight. Not suitable for guests with mobility issues.
- For Families: Mykonos Blu is open to guests of all ages. Family-friendly amenities and services include kids’ menus in all restaurants, a kids’ pool, babysitting services, playroom, and the Grecobaby program (with cots, high chairs, strollers, baby bathtubs, bouncy chairs, infant food, and more).
- Activities: The hotel’s prime location on Psarou Beach makes it a great spot to enjoy swimming, water sports, beach parties at Nammos, and luxury shopping at Nammos Village. For off-site activities, the concierge team can coordinate excursions to Delos Island, helicopter day trips to Santorini, walking tours, cooking classes, private dining, and more.
Mykonos Blu – Food and Drink
- Restaurants: Aegean Poets serves seasonal Greek-Cretan cuisine (especially seafood) rounded out with French and Italian flavors. The Grecotel chain is based in Crete, and has their own farm to supply high-quality ingredients for their restaurants throughout the Cyclades. Mykonos Blu also has a small kitchen garden, where many of the ingredients are grown. Open for breakfast (7:30 to 10:30 am) and dinner (7:30 to 10:30 pm). • L’Archipel Brasserie offers refined yet casual Greek-Mediterranean fare throughout the day from 11 am to 6 pm. A late continental breakfast is also available here from 11 am to 2 pm.
- Lounges/Bars: Delos Lounges is a gorgeous rooftop bar overlooking the pool, beach, and sea. Though Delos Lounges serves traditional cocktails, champagne, and ouzo, the highlight is their specialty cocktail menu “Se7en Colors of the Aegean” which offers 7 signature cocktails inspired by the natural surroundings. • Hello Beach is the hotel’s full service beach lounge, offering a full menu of creative cocktails and drinks along with light snacks served directly to each guest’s sun bed. Hours vary with the season, but the full menu is usually available all day until 7:30 pm.
- Breakfast: Mykonos Blu offers a massive smorgasbord for breakfast each morning, with fresh bread, local cheeses, sun-ripened fruits, cold cuts, bacon, Eggs Benedict, and more. Excellent coffee, fresh juice, and champagne is included. Monday through Saturday, the spread tends to have more American-style options, while Sunday sees an elaborate Greek breakfast with traditional, local flavors.
- Room Service: Available 24 hours a day.
Mykonos Blu – Rooms
- Room Types: Island Garden Room • Island Bungalow Side Sea View • Island Bungalow Deluxe • Waterfront Bungalow • Luxury Bungalow with Outdoor Hydro-Massage Tub • Island Bungalow with Private Pool • Mykonos Blu Apartment • Mykonos Blu Apartment with Sharing Pool • Junior Bungalow Suite • Exclusive Bungalow Suite • Exclusive Bungalow Suite with Outdoor Hydro-Massage Bathtub • Open Plan Suite with Private Pool • Luna Blu Suite with Private Heated Indoor Pool • S-Cape Suite • Euphoria Suite • Grand Blu Suite with Private Pool • Mykonos Blu Junior Villa Private Pool • Cobalt Blu Villa on the Waterfront Private Pool • Island Blu Villa with Private Pool • Endless Blu Villa with Private Pool • Deep Blu Villa with Private Pool • Royal Blu Mansion with Private Pool
- Smoking Rooms: The hotel does not allow smoking in any room category. Smoking is allowed on the outdoor private terraces and in some outdoor common areas.
- Best Room: The best rooms for couples are the Luna Blu Suite Private Heated Indoor Pool (for the cooler months) and the Cobalt Blu Villa on the Waterfront Private Pool (for the hotter months). The Luna Blu Suite is an incredibly sexy suite. This spacious 125 sqm suite offers sea views from its king-sized bed and a folding glass wall that opens up to a sunken, indoor, heated pool with hydromassage jets. The Cobalt Blu Villa is a 2-level villa with a private, heated infinity pool on its garden terrace with stunning sea views. This villa offers 60-80 sqm of interior space and 150 sqm of outdoor space for ultimate privacy.
- For Families: The best options for families are the Deep Blu Villa with Private Pool (for up to 6) and the Royal Blu Mansion with Private Pool (for up to 10). The Deep Blu Villa is a 2-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom villa with an outdoor, heated, private pool on the lower terrace, and an outdoor jacuzzi on the upper terrace. Deep Blu offers 125 sqm indoor space and 80 sqm outdoor space. The Royal Blu Mansion is the top category room and offers the most space with 300 sqm inside and 200 sqm outside. Royal Blu features 4 bedrooms (3 with king beds and 1 with 2 twin beds) with ensuite bathrooms, plus an extra half bath. The 3 king rooms have their own private terraces with jacuzzis; the private, heated, infinity pool is on the same floor as the twin room. Includes a full kitchen, living room, and a privileged location with panoramic sea views.
Mykonos Blu – Local Transport
- Walking: Mykonos Blu sits on gorgeous Psarou Beach, just steps from Nammos and Be Cool beach clubs and Nammos Village luxury shopping center. Almost directly across the road from the hotel entrance are Nikos Gallop Restaurant, What Else Pastry Shop, and a mini market. Walking downhill for 5 minutes leads to Platis Gialos Beach, where you’ll find a bus stop with frequent routes to Mykonos Town and the water taxi to the south coast beaches from Oros to Elia. Platis Gialos is one of Mykonos’ most popular beaches with golden sand and clear blue water, and is lined with restaurants, beach clubs, and a small grocery store, all within a 5 to 10-minute walk from the hotel.
- Bus: The closest bus stop to Mykonos Blu is about a 4-minute walk (400m) away, at the west end of Platis Gialos Beach in front of Petasos Beach Resort. During the high season, the bus runs about every 30 minutes during peak hours and less frequently in the early morning or late at night. Buses from here go to Mykonos Town, where you can get off at Fabrika and walk to Little Venice, the Old Port, and all of the Chora. At Fabrika, you can also catch a second bus to the New Port (Tourlos Ferry Port), Airport, and the beaches at Agios Ioannis, Paradise, and Paraga (though walking to Paraga will be faster). Or you can get off at Fabrika and walk to the Old Port bus stop to catch a bus to the New Port, 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 15 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: There is no official taxi stand in Psarou. The nearest taxi stands are in Mykonos Town at Fabrika and the Old Port, so they are not very practical to reach, plus there is almost always a wait at either taxi stand as there are only 30 taxis serving the entire island. Instead, book a taxi ahead to avoid the wait, and have the driver meet you directly at the hotel. 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 or ferry port to Mykonos Blu should be about €20 to €25.
- Water Taxi: The New and Old Ports and several beaches are connected via a boat system. Water taxis connect the southern beaches, with routes running from the main beaches at Ornos and Platis Gialos (the west end of the beach) with the more remote beaches at Paraga, Paradise, Super Paradise, Agrari, and Elia. An all-day, all-beach pass costs €20. 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.
- 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.
Mykonos Blu – What’s Nearby?
Best Nearby Restaurants
- Nikos Gallop: Friendly, authentic Greek and Cretan restaurant. Try the salt-crusted sea bass.
- Blue Myth: Lovely taverna serving traditional Greek food. Visit on Wednesdays or Sundays for their famous Greek Night, with singing, dancing, and live music (no plate breaking).
- VIP Restaurant: Greek-Asian fusion fine dining. Probably the best sushi in Mykonos, plus creative takes on Greek plates.
- Avli Tou Thodori: Wonderful restaurant and beach club serving Greek meze and favorites, along with excellent pizza, pasta, cocktails, and more. Reservations recommended.
- Yialo Yialo: Tasty Mediterranean fare in a friendly environment. Discounts on sunbed sets for those ordering food.
- Andreas & Maria: Authentic, non-touristy restaurant in Mykonos with friendly staff and hearty portions. 20-minute walk, though the road has no sidewalk, so most people opt for a car.
Best Nearby Bars and Breweries
- Nammos Beach Club: One of the most expensive beach clubs on the island. The food and drinks are overpriced for sure, but the location is very convenient and it’s the closest one with late night beach parties. 4-minute walk (via the beach).
- Scorpios: Effortlessly cool beach club with a chilled out atmosphere by day and beachfront parties every night.
- SantAnna Mykonos: The most extravagant beach club in Mykonos, with 2 restaurants, 2 bars, a full-service spa, a pool with 10 private “islands” to rent out, an underwater suite, and (of course) a helipad.
Best Nearby Cafes
- What Else Mykonos: Wonderful little bakery and cafe serving great coffee, pastries, crepes, and sandwiches from early morning through the late afternoon. Bonus: they deliver.
Nearby Shopping and Cool Shops
- Nammos Village: Luxury mall at Psarou Beach with high-end fashion and accessories from Dior, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, and more, plus a spa, supervised playground, and cafe (not to be confused with nearby Nammos Restaurant).
- Water Taxi: The water taxi is an awesome way to visit several spectacular beaches in one go. The boat leaves from Platis Gialos and heads west to Ornos or east to Paraga, Paradise, Super Paradise, Agrari, and Elia Beaches in that order. Boats run hourly from 10 am to 4 pm and return hourly beginning at Elia Beach from 11:45 am to 5:45 pm. The rate is €20 for an all-day, all-beach pass.
- Mykonos Farmers: Wonderful dairy offering tours of the facilities and a variety of cheesemaking classes.
- Mykonos Town (Chora): The capital of the island, the Chora is a charming tangle of pedestrian streets, historic sights, restaurants, bars, and shops. The best-known attractions are the 17th-century Windmills of Kato Mili, part of an old flour mill. The windmills mark the start of the Little Venice neighborhood, a collection of lively bars and restaurants with sunset views all set in converted 19th-century fishing houses. The oldest landmark is Paraportiani Orthodox Church: a complex of 5 churches built over the course of 2 centuries beginning in 1425. Paraportiani separates Little Venice from the Old Port, a beautiful waterfront neighborhood with restaurants, bars, shops, and a beach, plus the ferry to Delos Island. All of the attractions, dining, shops, and nightlife are about 7 to 10-minutes’ drive from the hotel.
- 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. There are a few boat companies offering guided excursions to Delos leaving from Platis Gialos, or you may catch a ferry from the Old Port in Mykonos Town (4km).
Nearby Markets or Grocery Stores
- Mini Market: Tiny little convenience store across the street from the hotel, between Nikos Gallop Restaurant and What Else Mykonos cafe.
- Mini Market & Tourist Shop: Small market with basic necessities right before the stairs and ramp to the beach. They have a credit card machine, but sometimes they pretend they don’t. Plan on paying with cash.
- Sunrise Supermarket: Small market (not a supermarket) with beach gear and refreshments right on Platis Gialos Beach.
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