Mykonos Riviera Hotel & Spa – Contemporary, luxury hotel with a saltwater infinity pool, expansive spa, casual and haute cuisine, and sunset sea views.
A design-forward hotel with a crisp, nautical style, Mykonos Riviera welcomes guests with a variety of cosmopolitan rooms, suites, and maisonettes – most with private jacuzzis, pools, or both. The hotel boasts one of the island’s rare, heated infinity pools with stunning sunset views over the marina and served all day by the Pool Club, featuring casual, Mediterranean fare and inspired, craft cocktails. Greek-Lebanese fine dining is on offer nightly and complemented by an extensive selection of Greek wines. The hotel’s high-end spa adds a thalassotherapy pool and a traditional, Turkish hammam with a host of wellness “rituals” based on ancient Greek healing practices. Ideally located within easy reach of Mykonos Town yet removed from the crowds.
Mykonos Riviera Hotel & Spa – Location
- Area: Mykonos Riviera sits on the main road in Tourlos, directly behind the marina at the New Port. From the ferry terminal, it’s a 10-minute walk to the hotel. The hotel is about 1 km from Agios Stefanos Beach, 1.5 km from the Old Port, and 2 km from the heart of Mykonos Town, where most of the island’s restaurants, bars, and nightclubs are.
- How to Get There: Mykonos Riviera is located on the main road connecting Mykonos Town to the ferry port, making it very easy to reach by SeaBus, taxi, or driving yourself. It is approximately 700m from the Mykonos ferry port (New Port), and 5 km from the Mykonos Airport to the hotel.
Visitors arriving by ferry can take the hotel’s complimentary shuttle from the New Port directly to the hotel. Another option is taking SeaBus from the ferry terminal to the marina station, from where it is just a quick walk to reach the hotel. The SeaBus departs every half hour; the fun little boat trip takes 3 minutes and costs €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 Mykonos Riviera will cost roughly €20-25. Booking through a private car service will cost only a bit more – about $38 (€31) – and is worth it to avoid the wait and for the convenience of paying ahead. The hotel also offers an airport shuttle or private transfer; contact Mykonos Riviera directly to arrange an airport pickup.
From the airport, you may reach the hotel by bus. Most of the travel season, there is a bus running 11 times a day from the airport to Fabrika (Mykonos Town) before continuing on to Tourlos/New Port. During high season (July and August), a supplemental route runs 4 times a day between the airport and New Port without a stop in Fabrika. The bus from the Airport to Fabrika should take around 10 minutes, and the bus from Fabrika to the New Port should take just under 10 minutes. Tell the driver to drop you off at Mykonos Riviera. It is about a minute’s walk from the bus stop to the hotel. The total trip should cost about €4 and take under an hour, depending on how long you wait at Fabrika for the New Port bus. Tickets are purchased (cash only) on the bus or from a manned kiosk at the terminal.
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 Riviera offers free parking.
- Handy to: New Port/ferry terminal, Agios Stefanos Beach, Chora/Mykonos Town’s dining, nightlife, and shopping.
Mykonos Riviera Hotel & Spa – The Basics
- Ages: Mykonos Riviera is open to guests of all ages. Accommodations are all spacious, ranging from 29 square meters up to 490 square meters, and all have the option of either 1 king bed or 2 twin beds, plus a sofabed and free baby cots. Babysitting and children’s meals available on request.
- Beach: The nearest beach to Mykonos Riviera is Agios Stefanos, a 15-minute walk north past the New Port. This small, sandy beach is partially organized with a lifeguard on duty, a small beach club, and a couple of restaurants nearby. Heading 2 km south on foot or by SeaBus leads to is a small beach at the Old Port (1 of 3 beaches in Mykonos called Agia Anna). 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 closest fully organized beach is at Ornos, a 10-minute drive away. This is a popular beach with golden sand, clear water, and plenty of restaurants and beach clubs with sunbed and umbrella rentals. Ornos Beach and several other great beaches on Mykonos’ south end can be reached by bus. Take the southbound bus to Fabrika, the main bus station in Mykonos Town, then transfer to a second bus to Ornos, Platis Gialos, Paraga, Paradise, or Agios Ioannis Beach. Or take the SeaBus from the marina to the Old Port bus station to reach the northern and eastern beaches (Panormos, Elia, Kalo Livadi, and Kalafati), which tend to be less crowded.
- View: Riviera Retreat Rooms have partial sea views; all other rooms, suites, maisonettes, and the villa boast panoramic sea views over the marina to the sunset.
- Kitchen: The 8 Bedroom Villa includes a fully equipped gourmet kitchen. Pool Suites have barbeque setups on their private terrace.
- Private Pools/Jacuzzis: Most rooms and suites feature private, outdoor jacuzzis, pools, or both. The Ambio Retreat Rooms, Glam Retreat Rooms, Laveer Retreat Rooms, and Junior Suites have outdoor jacuzzis. Elixir Pool Retreat Rooms, Marina 1 Bedroom Pool Suites, Anchor Courtyard Pool Suites, Laveer 1 Bedroom Pool Suites, and Eccentric 2 Bedroom Fitness Pool Suites all include outdoor, private pools heated on request. Signature 1 Bedroom Spa Pool Suites, Signature 2 Bedroom Spa Pool Suites, Courtyard 2 Bedroom Maisonettes, and Secret 3 Bedroom Maisonettes boast both private outdoor jacuzzis and pools. The 8 Galaxy Retreat Rooms and Galaxy Retreat Suites all share a semi-private pool available only to the guests of these room types. Finally, the hotel’s 8 Bedroom Villa offers 1 large (80 sqm) and 2 small (25 sqm) infinity pools, heated on request.
- Parking: The hotel offers complimentary valet parking on site.
- Extras: 24-hour reception, free shuttle to and from Mykonos Town nightly from 7:00 p.m. to midnight, complimentary arrival and departure port transfer, twice daily maid service, free use of sauna and hammam in spa, wine tastings, private dining, private barbeques with chef, cooking classes, gourmet picnic baskets, private dock, welcome wine and fruits, complimentary bottle of mastiha in room, 24-hour gym, honeymoon/romance packages, weddings and events, skilled concierge team.
- When to Book: Mykonos Riviera is open from early May to early October. 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 22894 40100
- Email: [email protected]
- Website: mykonosriviera.gr
Mykonos Riviera Hotel & Spa – Amenities
- Pool: The hotel offers a 200 sqm, heated, saltwater infinity pool with sunset views toward the marina and port. The pool sits immediately above the reception with a partial glass floor; swimmers can see down into the lobby; downstairs guests can see up into the pool. At night the pool is lit with small fiber-optic lights to mimic a starlit sky.
- Spa: The hotel offers a heavenly, 500 sqm spa with a heated thalassotherapy pool, a sauna, and a spacious, traditional hammam. Wellness services are inspired by the healing techniques and rituals of Hippocrates paired with contemporary therapies and cutting-edge products. Guests enjoy complimentary access to the spa’s sauna and hammam.
- Fitness Center: The 24-hour gym features a range of cardio, strength training, and stretching machines, along with free weights and TRX equipment.
- For Disabled Guests: A rare thing in Mykonos: all rooms and facilities are accessible by elevator. Though no rooms are specially designed with wheelchair users in mind, all have walk-in showers with no lip to step over, separate from the free-standing bathtubs. Though it’s definitely not ADA compliant, this is perhaps the best hotel in Mykonos for those with limited mobility.
- For Families: Mykonos Riviera welcomes guests of all ages in their generously sized rooms and suites, all with the option to be set up with 1 king or 2 twin beds, plus they have sofabeds; baby cots are available for free. Babysitting and children’s meals can be arranged.
- Activities: The hotel hosts wine tastings, private dining, cooking classes, private barbeques, DJs all day by the pool, and live music at the pool bar during sunset. A dedicated concierge team can organize a host of off-site activities, such as speed boat excursions to secluded beaches with a chef-prepared picnic basket, sunset photoshoots, helicopter tours to nearby islands, archaeological tours to Delos, and more.
Mykonos Riviera Hotel & Spa – Food and Drink
- Restaurant: The hotel’s signature Lafs Restaurant prepares a Greek-Lebanese fine dining experience with a carefully-curated range of Greek wines, and an emphasis on local ingredients and fresh seafood, plus a selection of vegan and vegetarian dishes. Lafs offers a romantic ambiance with sunset sea views and al fresco seating. Dinner only; open from 8 pm to midnight.
- Restaurant: The Pool Club is open all day into the wee hours, serving a casual menu of Greek-Mediterranean entrees, mezes, light bites, and salads, along with fresh cocktails, mocktails, and wines.
- Lounge/Bar: The Pool Sunset Bar offers wonderful views, live music and DJ sets, and an array of cocktails, mocktails, wine, fresh juices, and coffee plus a selection of canapés and finger foods available every afternoon and evening.
- Breakfast: A complimentary breakfast is on offer each morning from 8 am to 11:30 am. A selection of a la carte eggs, pancakes, smoothies, champagne, and coffee drinks are complemented by a fresh buffet of local cheeses, meats, fruits, yogurt, bread, pastries, and various Mykonian specialties.
- Room Service: Available until midnight.
Mykonos Riviera Hotel & Spa – Rooms
- Room Types: Riviera Retreat Room • Panoramic Retreat Room • Laveer Retreat Outdoor Hot Tub • Ambio Retreat Outdoor Hot Tub • Glam Retreat Outdoor Hot Tub • Elixir Pool Retreat • Laveer Courtyard View Retreat • Galaxy Sharing Pool Retreat • Junior Suite Outdoor Hot Tub • Mast 1 Bedroom Suite • Marina 1 Bedroom Pool Suite • Anchor Courtyard Pool Suite • Laveer 1 Bedroom Pool Suite • Eccentric 2 Bedroom Fitness Pool Suite • Signature 1 Bedroom Spa Pool Suite • Galaxy Sharing Pool Suite • Signature 2 Bedroom Spa Pool Suite • Courtyard 2 Bedroom Maisonette with Pool & Outdoor Hot Tub • Secret 3 Bedroom Maisonette with Pool & Outdoor Hot Tub • Mykonos Riviera 8 Bedroom Villa
- 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: For most travelers, the Signature 1 Bedroom Spa Pool Suite is the best room. Spanning 135 square meters of indoor space and 79 square meters of outdoor space, this luxurious suite comfortably sleeps up to 4 guests. Its sun terrace offers an al fresco dining table, barbeque grill, 4 sunbeds fronting a sea view, saltwater, infinity pool (heated on request) and an outdoor jacuzzi. Inside, find a roomy spa with a sauna, steam room, and private gym on the ground floor and the master bedroom, ensuite bathroom, and separate living room with a sofabed.
- For Families: Mykonos Riviera is open to guests of all ages and features a huge selection of family-friendly suites and maisonettes. While families traveling with young children should be comfortable in the Secret 3 Bedroom Maisonette with Pool & Outdoor Hot Tub described above, larger families or those just wanting more privacy should consider Signature 2 Bedroom Spa Pool Suite (155 sqm inside, sleeps up to 6 – the same amenities and layout as the Signature 1 Bedroom, but with a second bedroom and bathroom on the ground floor) or the Secret 3 Bedroom Maisonette with Pool & Outdoor Hot Tub (125 sqm inside, sleeps up to 9 – same amenities and layout as the Signature 2 Bedroom but with a third bedroom and third bathroom in place of the spa on the ground floor). For multigenerational families or groups of families traveling together, the hotel offers an enormous Mykonos Riviera 8 Bedroom Villa with 13-bathrooms, 3 pools, a gourmet kitchen (private chef available), optional butler service, several indoor and outdoor living areas, indoor and outdoor dining areas, 2 private elevators (1 inside and 1 outside connecting the villa to the hotel’s amenities.
Mykonos Riviera Hotel & Spa – Local Transport
- Walking: The hotel is located on the main road in Tourlos overlooking the marina and the New Port, where the inter-island ferries and cruise ships arrive and depart. The ferry terminal is a 10-minute walk away, though the hotel offers complimentary arrival and departure shuttles, so there is no need to walk there. The closest beach, Agios Stefanos, is about a 15-minute walk north, while the dining, nightlife, and shopping of Mykonos Town is about a 25-minute walk south. Be advised that there is no sidewalk along this stretch of road until you are closer to the Old Port of Mykonos Town. Mykonos Riviera offers a free shuttle to and from town every hour from 7 pm to midnight every evening. A handful of casual tavernas and restaurants are within a 5-minute walk of the hotel in either direction along the main road
- Bus: Mykonos Riviera is just a minute’s walk from the bus stop with routes running between the New Port and Mykonos Town (Fabrika bus stop). From Fabrika, it’s just a 5 to 15-minute walk to all the hotspots: Little Venice, Chora (downtown), and the Old Port. Fabrika is the main bus stop in Mykonos Town, with routes from here linking to the airport, New Port (Tourlos), and some of the island’s best beaches: Platis Gialos, Ornos, Agios Ioannis, Paradise, and Paraga. Walk 15 minutes from Fabrika to the Old Port bus stop to reach Agios Stefanos Beach, Ano Mera village, and the quieter beaches of Panormos, Elia, Kalo Livadi, and Kalafati. 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 island’s main taxi stand is at the Old Port behind the Cosmote building and next to the post office, about a 20-minute walk from the hotel. There is also a taxi stand near the Fabrika bus stop, about a 35-minute walk away, but there are generally fewer taxis traveling through this area. 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 Mykonos Riviera 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 4 stops: the ferry terminal, the marina (closest stop to the hotel), the Old Port bus/taxi stations, and the Old Port near Chora. 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. A one beach pass is €15, 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.
Mykonos Riviera Hotel & Spa – What’s Nearby?
Best Nearby Restaurants
- Cantina: Souvlaki, gyros, and traditional Greek street food, along with burgers, fries, and salads. Delicious, cheap, and filling.
- Compass: Greek-Mediteranean fare for brunch, lunch, and dinner with spectacular sunset views, a full bar, and a fantastic wine list with plenty of Greek varieties.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
- 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.
- 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
- Cafe Vero: Coffee shop by day, cocktail bar by night. Wonderful espresso drinks, fresh juices, and a wide range of Greek craft beers.
- Attica Bakeries: Greek bakery chain offering hot and cold coffee drinks, fresh pastries, desserts, and handmade breads. Open 24 hours a day.
Nearby Shopping and Cool Shops
- Hondos Center: Well-known Greek chain cosmetics store with a wide range of skin care, makeup, perfumes, and more.
- Ilias Lalaounis: Iconic jewelry store offering unique works by the legendary late goldsmith.
- 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 30-minute walk away, one for men and one for women.
- 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.
- Old Port: Beautiful waterfront neighborhood with restaurants, bars, shops, and a beach, plus the ferry to Delos Island. The port begins about a 20-minute walk from Mykonos Riviera; 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.
- Paraportiani Orthodox Church: A complex of 5 churches built over the course of 2 centuries beginning in 1425.
- 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.
- 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
- Arista Super Market: Friendly little grocery store with cold drinks and sandwiches, in addition to affordable food staples, snacks, beer, and wine.
- 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.
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