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by Santorini Dave • Updated: January 27, 2022
• Location: On a hill above a private stretch of Agios Ioannis Beach.
• Hotel website: mykonosgrand.gr
• Hotel phone: +30 22890 25555
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Mykonos Grand Hotel – Family-friendly, 5-star resort with a heated, saltwater pool, holistic spa, gourmet restaurant, and wine cellar perched above its own private beach on Agios Ioannis.
This newly renovated luxury resort offers contemporary, sea-view rooms and suites with private, outdoor pools. Its five hundred square meter saltwater pool is one of the few heated pools on the island, while its brand new spa offers indoor and outdoor treatment rooms and a heated, thalassotherapy cave pool. Nama Restaurant cooks up a sophisticated take on classic Greek cuisine, with a special emphasis on fresh seafood and local ingredients; an adjacent wine cellar offers classes, tastings, and food and wine pairings. Located on a secluded beach in Agios Ioannis with views toward the sunset and Delos Island. The immediate area is quiet yet easily walkable to a handful of restaurants and a beach club.
Mykonos Grand Hotel & Resort – Location
- Area: Mykonos Grand sits on its own private stretch of Agios Ioannis Beach, a within a minute’s walk of the public beach, (walk north along the beach), where you’ll find a couple of excellent restaurants. Also within walking distance is Ornos Beach for beach clubs and water taxis and Korfos Beach, popular for kitesurfing. Mykonos Grand Hotel is only a 4-minute walk to the bus stop for Mykonos Town.
- How to Get There: The hotel is located in Agios Ioannis on a side road just off the main road to Mykonos Town, easy to find by car, bus, or taxi. It’s about 8 km from the Mykonos ferry port in Tourlos and 5 km 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 Agios Ioannis. The bus from the Airport or Ferry Port to Fabrika should take around 10 minutes, and the bus from Fabrika to Agios Ioannis should take about 10 minutes. The total trip should cost about €4 and take under an hour, depending on how long you wait at Fabrika for the Agios Ioannis bus. Tickets are purchased (cash only) on the bus or from a manned kiosk at the terminal. Buses typically run about every 30 minutes during summer peak hours and less frequently at night, in the early morning, and in winter. It is about a 4-minute walk from the 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 Grand Hotel will cost roughly €20 to €25. Booking through a private car service will cost only a bit more – about $38 (or €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. Upon arrival at the hotel, Mykonos Grand offers free parking.
- Handy to: Agios Ioannis Beach, Ornos Beach, Water Taxi to the southern beaches, Korfos Beach.
Mykonos Grand Hotel & Resort – The Basics
- Ages: The hotel is open to guests of all ages. The main pool has a shallow children’s section. Babysitting can be arranged on request. Most rooms and suites can accommodate 3 to 4 guests; larger families will need to book 2 rooms.
- Beach: The hotel sits on a private section of Agios Ioannis Beach, just a few meters south of the main beach. Agios Ioannis is a narrow strip of soft sand fronting crystal blue water. One of the quieter beaches on Mykonos, there are only a couple of restaurants and hotels here. Agios Ioannis faces west with uninterrupted sunset views toward mythic Delos and Rineia Islands.
- View: All suites and most rooms offer stunning, sunset sea views toward Delos and Rineia. 8 rooms have garden views.
- Kitchen: No rooms or suites have kitchens, but the 3 top suites (Grand Suite with Private Pool, Deluxe Suite with Private Pool, and Suite with Private Pool) have barbeque facilities.
- Private Pools/Jacuzzis: Premium Garden View with Sharing Pool Rooms feature access to a semi-private pool shared only among other rooms of the same type (4 in total). Premium Jet Tub Sea View Rooms and Executive Sea View Suites offer private, outdoor jacuzzis. Top-tier suites have private pools, heated on request: Grand Suite with Private Pool, Deluxe Suite with Private Pool, and Suite with Private Pool.
- Parking: Mykonos Grand offers free on-site private parking.
- Extras: Private beach with food/drink service, wine cellar with tastings, tennis court, amphitheater (for yoga, pilates, concerts, and events), jogging trails, concierge service, complimentary shuttle to Mykonos Town beginning at 7:00 every evening, chef-prepared picnic baskets, private beachfront dining, 24-hour reception, signature welcome mastiha liqueur, twice-daily maid service, signature turndown service, wedding chapel, and wedding/event planning and hosting.
- When to Book: The hotel is open from late April through mid-October. Reserve at least 3 months in advance (5 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 25555
- Email: email@example.com
- Website: mykonosgrand.gr
Mykonos Grand Hotel & Resort – Amenities
- Pool: A 500-sqm, heated, saltwater pool with a shallow kids’ section attached, overlooks the sea. One floor down is a large, sea-view jacuzzi. Both the jacuzzi and pool sit on stone terraces with sunbeds and umbrellas. A stairway leads from the jacuzzi terrace to the private beach. The pool, jacuzzi, and beach areas all offer food and drink service throughout the day.
- Spa: Mykonos Grand features a beautiful new spa with a cave-style thalassotherapy pool, hammam, sauna, and indoor/outdoor treatment rooms with open-air jacuzzis, private courtyards, and sea views to Delos.
- Fitness Center: The 24-hour gym offers cardio and cable machines, free weights, and personal training by appointment. Yoga and pilates can also be done outdoors in the amphitheater. There is also a tennis court with complimentary racquets and balls; reservations required. Tennis pros available by appointment. There are jogging trails, and the hotel can provide maps of local routes.
- For Disabled Guests: The hotel is built on a hillside and spread over several levels. Though there is an elevator connecting the higher floor rooms, the beach and most facilities are accessible only by stairs. Not suitable for guests with limited mobility.
- For Families: Mykonos Grand is open to guests of all ages. Family-friendly amenities include a kids pool attached to the main pool and babysitting on request. The largest suites sleep up to 4; most rooms sleep up to 3. Larger families will need to book more than 1 room.
- Activities: Yoga, pilates, concerts, and events take place in the amphitheater. Wine tastings are on offer in the newly added wine cellar. Private barbeques in the top-tier suites; romantic dining on the beach, or chef-prepared picnics can be arranged. The talented concierge team can book any number of private or group excursions to Delos, shopping or sightseeing trips to nearby islands, photography tours, cooking classes, and much more.
Mykonos Grand Hotel & Resort – Food and Drink
- Restaurants: The hotel’s signature restaurant, Nama, serves a sophisticated take on classic Greek dishes with a spotlight on locally sourced ingredients, especially seafood. The restaurant offers indoor and outdoor dining with lunch served from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and dinner from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Casual by day; smart casual by night.
- Lounges/Bars: The new Wine Cellar is adjacent to Nama and offers wine tastings, pairings, and classes with a menu focuses on local varieties.
- Lounges/Bars: White Bar is the chic lobby bar with an outdoor terrace and telescope. Crafting cocktails, especially martinis, from 5:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.
- Lounges/Bars: The hotel’s Pool Bar serves refreshing cocktails, juices, and light fare to the pool and beach area. Open throughout the day from 10:00 to midnight.
- Breakfast: A combination buffet and a la carte breakfast is on offer daily in Nama Restaurant or can be delivered to your suite. Available from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
- Room Service: Available during restaurant/bar hours.
Mykonos Grand Hotel & Resort – Rooms
- Room Types: Premium Garden View Room • Premium Room with Garden View & Sharing Pool • Premium Sea View Room • Superior Sea View Room • Premium Jet Tub Sea View Room • Open Plan Suite • Junior Suite with Separate Living Room • Premium Sea View Suite • Executive Sea View Suite • Suite with Private Pool • Deluxe Suite with Private Pool • Grand Suite 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 room for most guests is the Suite with Private Pool. This room can be set up as a 1-bedroom suite with a king-sized bed and a separate living room, or the living room can be converted into a second bedroom with 2 twin beds. The suite features 2 bathrooms, an elegant, free-standing soaking tub, and a private, sea view terrace with an infinity pool (heated on request) and barbeque facilities. For travel during the cooler spring or fall months, consider an Executive Sea View Suite. The Executive Suite is slightly larger than the Suite with Private Pool with the same 1 or 2-bedroom options and bathtub, but it has an outdoor jacuzzi (always heated) in place of the infinity pool and no barbeque.
- For Families: Mykonos Grand is open to guests of all ages. Family-friendly facilities include spacious 1 and 2-bedroom suites with private pools, a shallow kids’ pool adjacent to the main pool, a private beach, and babysitting on request. The largest suites sleep a maximum of 4 guests, so larger families will need to book at least 2 rooms. The best room for families is the Grand Suite with Private Pool. This roomy 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom suite has a private, infinity pool (heated on request), barbeque set up, and large outdoor terrace. Inside, you’ll find a king bed, 2 twin beds, and a separate living room. 110 sqm inside plus 95 sqm outside. The Deluxe Suite is another exceptional 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom suite with a private infinity pool, but is slightly smaller (100-sqm interior and 85-sqm exterior). The pools of both suites are the same size, 25 sqm.
Mykonos Grand Hotel & Resort – Local Transport
- Walking: Mykonos Grand is located at the south end of Agios Ioannis Beach on its own private stretch of sand, about a minute’s walk from the main beach (walk north along the beach) with some wonderful, sunset view restaurants. Ornos Beach and Korfos Beach are both less than 20 minutes away on foot, but there are no sidewalks. Most people take a taxi, bus, or drive. Ornos Beach is one of the best beaches on the island for swimming, lounging, and dining, with several great restaurants and beach clubs along its edge. There is also a Water Taxi here that stops at most of the southern beaches of the island. Korfos Beach is not as beautiful as Ornos, but it is popular for being the only kitesurfing beach on the island. There are a few restaurants, grocery stores, and a pharmacy near Korfos Beach.
- Bus: The closest bus stop to Mykonos Grand is just a 4-minute walk away. Buses from here go to Ornos then on 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 Platis Gialos, Paradise, and Paraga. Or you can get off at Fabrika and walk to the Old Port 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 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 Agios Ioannis. 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 Grand should be about €20 to €25. The hotel also offers complimentary shuttles to Mykonos Town beginning at 7:00 every evening.
- 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. 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.
Mykonos Grand Hotel & Resort – What’s Nearby?
Best Nearby Restaurants
- Hippie Fish: Trendy restaurant and beach club with chill-out music and a Greek-Mediterranean menu that spotlights local seafood.
- Pili Restaurant: Casual restaurant and beach club, serving upscale Greek food and wine in the main restaurant and light bites and fruity cocktails on the beach.
- Beefbar: Fine dining steakhouse with a refined menu of top-quality beef and super fresh fish. Elegant in its simplicity.
- Bellissimo Pizza e Pasta: Delicious, affordable, Italian restaurant for outstanding pizza and pasta with plenty of vegetarian, kid-friendly, and gluten free ooptions. Classic dishes along with a few surprising combinations.
- Vasilikos Bar Restaurant: Friendly, traditional Greek taverna with an emphasis on local dishes and Greek wines.
Best Nearby Cafes
- Bowl Restaurant Café: Health-conscious menu of fresh, seasonal, local, organic juices, and superfoods. Mostly vegan, veggie, and gluten-free options with a handful of light fish and meat dishes.
- Choriatiko: Part of a well-known Greek bakery chain, Choriatiko is open 24-hours a day with a great selection of bread, pastries, sandwiches, coffee, and sweets.
- Water Taxi: The water taxi is an awesome way to visit several spectacular beaches in one go. The boat leaves from Ornos Beach and stops at Platis Gialos, Paraga, Paradise, Super Paradise, Agrari, and Elia Beaches. Boats run hourly from Ornos 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 aka 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 8 to 11 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. Ferries leave from the Old Port in Mykonos Town.
Nearby Markets or Grocery Stores
- Diakoftis Mini Market: Mini market with a good variety of products, including wine, beer, beverages, sun care, and more. Delivery available.
- AB Food Market: Well-stocked grocery store with a good selection of pantry staples, beer, wine, bread, and more. Convenient parking, too.
- Great Greek Earth: Wonderful little shop selling fresh fruits and veggies and affordable prices. Stop here for produce before heading to the main market for groceries.
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