Theoxenia Hotel in Mykonos Town

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by Santorini Dave • Updated: September 9, 2019

Review of Mykonos Theoxenia Hotel in Mykonos, Greece.

Mykonos Theoxenia – Five-star, boutique hotel with a pool and jacuzzi, fantastic dining, and a seafront location in the picturesque Little Venice neighborhood.

One of the original hotels on the island and a preserved historic property, the landmark Mykonos Theoxenia features a unique combination of Cycladic architecture, Mykonian stonework, and ‘60s retro furnishings. Perks include an infinity pool, seafront location, and direct access to a small, semi-secret beach. Dining, cocktails, and spa treatments are all superb, while service is always warm, attentive, and personalized. Mykonos Theoxenia sits in a quiet corner of the village, just steps away from the island’s best nightlife, dining, and shopping, and with easy access to some of the world’s best beaches.
 

Mykonos Theoxenia – Location

  • Area: Mykonos Theoxenia is located in the Little Venice neighborhood of Mykonos Town, within a 4 to 9-minute walk of the nightlife, dining, and shopping that has made the island famous. The landmark Kato Mili windmills, the Old Port, and even a small beach are accessible within 2 to 10 minutes on foot. The bus stop at Fabrika is only 6 minutes’ walk away, making it a breeze to reach the island’s best beaches, airport, and ferry port at Tourlos.
  • How to Get There: Mykonos Theoxenia offers complimentary airport and port transfers, which is the easiest way to get there. The hotel is located at the end of the main road connecting Mykonos Town to the airport and southern beaches, making it very 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 bus stop to the hotel, just a 6-minute walk (400m) away. There is also a bus stop at the Old Port, only 14 minutes’ walk (1.1km) to the hotel. The bus from the Airport to Fabrika takes about 15 minutes, while the bus from the New Port to Fabrika takes just under 20 minutes. The walk from Fabrika to the hotel is on a mostly flat route, easy to navigate with luggage. 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 Mykonos Theoxenia should be about €15, and a taxi from the ferry port to Mykonos Theoxenia 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 valet parking (a huge perk).
  • Handy To: The Windmills of Kato Mili/Little Venice (3-minute walk). Dining, nightlife, and shopping in the Chora (4 to 9-minute walk). Old Port/Mykonos Town Beach (7 to 10-minute walk).

Mykonos Theoxenia – The Basics

  • Ages: Mykonos Theoxenia is an all-ages, pet-friendly hotel. Guests tend to be couples celebrating a romantic occasion, usually a wedding, honeymoon, or an anniversary.
  • Beach: The nearest beach is a small, sort of rocky beach with a pier right next door to the hotel. This beach is open to the public, but it is mostly used by guests as its entrance isn’t easily visible from town. There is also a small sandy beach with a lifeguard at the Old Port, about 15 minutes’ walk (1.2km) from the hotel. Neither of these beaches is organized, so there are no sun loungers or beach service. The best organized beach nearby is at Ornos, 3.1km (8-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 (Platys Gialos, Paraga, Paradise, and Agios Ioannis) are easy to reach by bus from Fabrika near the hotel.
  • View: The hotel offers garden view and sea view rooms. Some of the sea views are partially obscured by the trees that ring the property. It is a historic, protected property, so the trees are there to stay.
  • Private Pools/Jacuzzis: No room types offer private pools or jacuzzis, though many have jetted bathtubs.
  • Parking: There is a large, free, gated parking lot on-site.
  • Extras: Cell phone with free data and international calls, a welcome bottle of sparkling wine, laptop on request, 24-hour reception, pillow menu, on-call doctor, marina, weddings and events.
  • When to Book: The hotel is open from late May through early 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 22230
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Website: mykonostheoxenia.com

Mykonos Theoxenia – Amenities

  • Pool: The hotel offers a large pool with an attached jacuzzi and underwater exercise equipment (a bike and a treadmill).
  • Spa: The hotel has rooms designated for massage and spa treatments, but it does not have full-on spa.
  • Fitness Center: There is a small but well-equipped gym on-site as well as twice daily yoga classes (morning and sunset) on request.
  • For Disabled Guests: The hotel is mostly built on 1 level, but there are a few steps to reach the facilities. Entry category rooms are on the smaller side and not accessible for wheelchairs. This hotel is suitable for guests with mild to moderate mobility issues.
  • For Families: Mykonos Theoxenia is an all-ages hotel, but there are no amenities or facilities for children, and only the Junior Suites can accommodate more than 2 guests.
  • Activities: The concierge team is happy to arrange any tours or excursions, such as yachting, Delos Island archaeological tours, cooking classes, and more.

Mykonos Theoxenia – Food and Drink

  • Restaurant: The Plate is the hotel’s breakfast restaurant, serving a huge buffet with a wide variety of Greek pastries, breads, fruits, yogurt, excellent coffee, and eggs cooked to order.
  • Lounge/Bar: Breeze Bar serves a great selection of champagne and cocktails along with the newly introduced all-day menu of pasta, sandwiches, grilled meats and veggies, and desserts. Breeze Bar In is located in the lobby, and Breeze Bar Out serves the poolside.
  • Breakfast: A complimentary breakfast buffet is included in most bookings, though guests do have the option of booking the room only. Breakfast is served on weekdays from 8 am to 11:30 am, and on weekends from 8 am to 12 pm.
  • Room Service: Room service is available all day.

Mykonos Theoxenia – Rooms

  • Room Types: Classic Double Room (no balcony) • Classic Double Room Garden View • Classic Double Room Sea View • Deluxe Double Room Garden View • Deluxe Double Room Sea View • Deluxe Double Room Sea Front View • Junior Suite
  • Smoking Rooms: The hotel does not allow smoking in any of their room categories. Smoking is allowed on the private, outdoor terraces and in the outdoor common areas.
  • Best Room: The Junior Suites are the best rooms here offering the most space at 32 sqm, king beds, and private terraces. Junior Suites can have sea views, partial sea views, or pool views. The Deluxe Double Room Sea Front Views are smaller at 22 sqm, but they have the same amenities as the Junior Suites, plus they have the best views.
  • For Families: Mykonos Theoxenia is an all-ages hotel, though there are no amenities or facilities for children. The Junior Suite is the only room large enough to sleep up to 4 guests.

Mykonos Theoxenia – Local Transport

  • Walking: The hotel is located in the Little Venice neighborhood in Mykonos Town, just steps away from the windmills and Little Venice. The heart of the village (Chora) and the island’s best dining, nightlife, and shopping are within 4 to 10 minutes’ walk, while the Old Port and beach are just a 7-minute walk (500m) away, and 2 excellent sunset viewpoints are nearby at Boni’s windmill (700m, 11-minute walk) and 180° Sunset Bar (1.3km, 21-minute walk uphill).
  • Bus: The hotel is near 2 bus stops. The closest stop is at Fabrika, a 6-minute walk (400m) away, which serves the New Port (Tourlos), Airport, and the beaches at Ornos, Agios Ioannis, Platis Gialos, Paradise, and Paraga. There is also a bus stop at the far end of the Old Port (1.1km, 14-minute walk) that goes 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 5-minute walk (400m) from the hotel, but there are generally fewer taxis traveling through this area than at the main taxi stand, which is about 13-minutes’ walk (1km) 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 Mykonos Theoxenia should be about €15, and a taxi from the ferry port to Mykonos Theoxenia should be about €18 to €20.
  • 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. 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.

 

Mykonos Theoxenia – What’s Nearby?

Best Nearby Restaurants

  • Bakalo Greek Eatery: Excellent choice for simple, Greek comfort foods like moussaka and cheese dumplings. 5-minute walk (350m).
  • 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. 5-minute walk (400m).
  • 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. 6-minute walk (450m).
  • Kadena: Casual, waterfront spot for Greek and Italian food all day long until the wee hours. 6-minute walk (500m).
  • 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. 6-minute walk (500m).
  • Sakis Grill House: Great little pit stop for gyros, kebabs, and souvlaki. The best cheap eats on the island. 7-minute walk (500m).
  • Caesar’s: Family-owned restaurant serving traditional Greek comfort foods in a friendly atmosphere. 8-minute walk (550m).
  • Nikkei: Romantic, Japanese-Peruvian fine dining restaurant under a huge bougainvillea. Do not miss the ceviche or the octopus-chorizo tacos. 8-minute walk (600m).
  • Krama Fine Greek Dining: At Semeli Hotel, Krama features elevated versions of classic Greek comfort foods. 9-minute walk (600m).
  • Thioni Restaurant: Contemporary, creative Greek fine dining, also at the Semeli Hotel. 9-minute walk (600m).
  • 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. 8-minute drive (3.3km).
  • Kiki’s Tavern: Located at Agios Sostis Beach, Kiki’s Tavern is a little out of the way, but well worth the 18-minute drive (7.7km) 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. 4-minute walk (280m).
  • 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. 4-minute walk (280m).
  • 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. 4-minute walk (300m).
  • 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. 4-minute walk (300m).
  • 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. 4-minute walk (300m).
  • 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. 5-minute walk (400m).
  • 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. 6-minute walk (450m).
  • 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. 6-minute walk (450m).
  • Notorious: Cozy cocktail bar with a small all-day menu and creative, signature drinks. Live music most nights and karaoke on Friday nights. 7-minute walk (550m).
  • 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. 8-minute walk (600m).
  • 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. 8-minute walk (600m).
  • @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. 10-minute walk (700m).
  • 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. 21-minute walk (1.3km).

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. 3-minute walk (240m).
  • Cosmo Café: Charming little café with great coffee, fresh produce, and fantastic omelets and crepes. 5-minute walk (350m).
  • Popolo: Amazing café offering rich coffee, freshly baked pastries, Greek pies, salads, and sandwiches on their homemade breads with exceptional meat and vegetarian menus. 6-minute walk (450m).

Nearby Shopping and Cool Shops

  • Mytho: Wonderful gift shop selling 100% Greek products, many handmade and unique. Located at the Kato Mili windmills. 2-minute walk (160m).
  • Osklen: Innovative, high-end, Brazilian streetwear boutique selling clothing, beachwear, shoes, and accessories for men and women. 5-minute walk (350m).
  • Alter Ego: Boutique shop specializing in women’s clothing, sandals, and jewelry by Greek designers. 5-minute walk (400m).
  • Optique Boutique: Stylish frames and sunglasses shop with a staff that excels at matching up shoppers with their most flattering shapes. 5-minute walk (400m).
  • 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 6-minute walk (400m) away, 1 for men and 1 for women.
  • Boutique of Sandals: Awesome selection of handmade, leather, Greek sandals. Some low-key designs but mostly crazy boho styles. 6-minute walk (450m).
  • Emmanouella’s: Women’s clothing boutique offering limited and exclusive pieces by Greek designers. 6-minute walk (500m).
  • Elena Makri: Luxury women’s boutique by the former Vogue editor-in-chief. Clothing, shoes, and accessories that take inspiration from classical Greece. 6-minute walk (500m).
  • Rarity Gallery: Truly amazing collection of contemporary artwork and exhibits, free admission, and no pressure to buy. 6-minute walk (500m).
  • Cosset Design: Upscale art, furnishings, and home décor store with a curated collection of unique and extravagant pieces. 8-minute walk (550m).
  • Ilias Lalaounis: Iconic jewelry store offering unique works by the legendary late goldsmith. 9-minute walk (700m).

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. 3-minute walk (200m).
  • 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. 5-minute walk (350m).
  • Old Port: Beautiful waterfront neighborhood with restaurants, bars, shops, and a beach, plus the ferry to Delos Island. 7-minute walk (500m).
  • Paraportiani Orthodox Church: A complex of 5 churches built over the course of 2 centuries beginning in 1425. 7-minute walk (550m).
  • 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). 7-minute walk (600m).
  • 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. 11-minute walk (700m).
  • Mykonos Farmers: Wonderful dairy offering tours of the facilities and a variety of cheesemaking classes. 9-minute drive (3.2km).
  • 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. 4-minute walk (300m).
  • AB Food Market: Small branch of the supermarket chain offering a good selection of groceries, produce, wine, and beverages at reasonable rates. 5-minute walk (400m).

Mykonos Theoxenia – The Hotel

The hotel is located behind the 5 Kato Mili windmills.

Mykonos Theoxenia is located right behind the Windmills of Kato Mili, at the edge of the Little Venice neighborhood in Mykonos Town. This is the view from inside the gated parking lot.

The extensive hotel gardens run through the property.

One of the hotel’s most prominent features is its garden, which runs throughout the property.

The historic and protected hotel features a unique blend of traditional and 1960s style architecture.

Gardens line the pathway leading to the main entrance. The building itself features unique architecture, blending traditional Cycladic design with 1960s style and using local Mykonian stonework. One of the original luxury hotels on Mykonos (and the hotel of choice for the Kennedys), this is a historic property protected by the Greek government.

The hotel features antique and retro furniture with patterned textiles.

Inside Mykonos Theoxenia, the décor is in keeping with a glamorous, ‘60s lifestyle with antique and retro furniture and patterned textiles.

The hotel showcases several periodic antiques.

Period antiques are used thoughtfully throughout the hotel.

The Breeze Bar in the lobby serves excellent cocktails and champagnes.

The Breeze Bar is the lobby bar, serving fantastic cocktails, excellent champagnes, and more.

Breeze Bar Out serves snacks, meals, and cocktails by the pool.

Heading outside, guests will find a stylish pool and the Breeze Bar Out, serving cocktails, meals, and snacks through the day and into the early evening.

The pool is surrounded with marble edges, gardens, sunbeds, and Bali beds.

The pool features marble from Tinos around its edge, and is surrounded by gardens, sunbeds, and Bali beds.

The pool comes with an underwater treadmill and exercise bike.

Mykonos Theoxenia offers an underwater treadmill and exercise bike.

The pool comes with an attached jacuzzi.

On the opposite end of the pool, there is an attached jacuzzi.

Waterfront sunbeds offer good sea views.

There are more sunbeds near the waterfront overlooking the small beach area.

The beach in front of the hotel is public but always empty.

Closer to the property line, you can get a view of the beach. This is a public beach, but it is hidden from most angles in the town, so it is not used by many outside guests. This photo was taken during the high season; this is about as crowded as the beach ever gets.

The rocky beach has a small pier and calm water.

Facing the opposite direction, you can see the hotel’s pier. The beach is rockier than most in Mykonos, though the water is calm and swimmable. There are no beach loungers or services.

The gardens are very colorful.

A view of the interior gardens from a garden view room.

The gardens feature a few hammocks as well.

There are a few hammocks spread throughout the gardens, offering a quiet retreat.

The Plate restaurant offers great sea views.

Moving back toward the main building, guests will find The Plate breakfast restaurant surrounded by sea views.

Deluxe Double Room Sea Front View are the best rooms in the hotel.

Among the hotel’s best rooms is the Deluxe Double Room Sea Front View, seen here. These rooms feature king-sized beds with luxury linens, retro décor, and showers with hydromassage jets.

The rooms offers the best water views.

The Sea Front Views offer the best views over the water toward Ornos and Korfos.

The sea views from the private balconies are gorgeous.

For comparison, this is an example of a standard Sea View.

The spacious Junior Suites feature an open plan layout and king beds.

The best rooms are the Junior Suites, which feature king-sized beds, open plan layout, and the most space of any room type at 32 sqm.

The suites have spacious and stylish living areas.

The Junior Suites offer a generous living area in mid-century modern style.

The spacious bathroom has a shower/tub combo and dual vanities.

The spacious bathroom features dual vanities and a shower/tub combo.

Junior Suites come with either garden or sea views.

Outside there is a private terrace with a dining table and sun loungers. This Junior Suite has a Sea View, though some have Garden Views.

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