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 5 to 10-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 2-10 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. It is approximately 4 km from the Mykonos ferry port in Tourlos, and 3 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. Fabrika, in Mykonos Town, is the closest bus stop to the hotel, just 400m away. There is also a bus stop at the Old Port, only 1km from 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. Each trip costs about €2; tickets are purchased on the bus or from a manned kiosk at the terminal, in cash only. The walk from Fabrika to the hotel is on a mostly flat route, easy to navigate with luggage.
Visitors arriving by ferry can also take the Sea Bus from the New Port in Tourlos to the Mykonos Town waterfront, from which it is a short walk (600m) to the hotel. The Sea Bus departs every half hour, with the trip taking about 10 minutes and costing €2.
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 port or airport to Bluetopia Suite will cost around €15-20. 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. Upon arrival in Mykonos Town, the hotel offers free valet parking (a huge perk). Contact the hotel in advance to arrange this.
- Handy to: The Windmills of Kato Mili/Little Venice. Dining, nightlife, and shopping in the Chora. Old Port/Mykonos Town Beach.
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 1 km 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 km away. This is a popular beach with golden sand, clear water, and plenty of beach clubs. Ornos Beach and several other great beaches (Platis 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 500m away, and 2 excellent sunset viewpoints are nearby at Boni’s windmill (700m) and 180° Sunset Bar (1 km uphill).
- Bus: The hotel is near 2 bus stops. The closest stop is at Fabrika, 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 km) 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 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: The nearest taxi stand is at Fabrika, next to the bus stop, about 400m from the hotel, but there are generally fewer taxis traveling through this area than at the main taxi stand, which is about 1 km 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 port or airport to Mykonos Theoxenia should be about €15-20.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 their Mykonian onion pie.
- Sakis Grill House: Great little pit stop for gyros, kebabs, and souvlaki. The best cheap eats on the island.
- Caesar’s: Family-owned restaurant serving traditional Greek comfort foods in a friendly atmosphere.
- Krama Fine Greek Dining: At Semeli Hotel, Krama features elevated versions of classic Greek comfort foods.
- Thioni Restaurant: Contemporary, creative Greek fine dining, also at the Semeli Hotel.
- 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.
- Kiki’s Tavern: Located at Agios Sostis Beach, Kiki’s Tavern is a little out of the way, but well worth the 8 km drive 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Notorious: Cozy cocktail bar with a small all-day menu and creative, signature drinks. Live music most nights and karaoke on Friday nights.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
- Cosmo Café: Charming little café with great coffee, fresh produce, and fantastic omelets and crepes.
Nearby Shopping and Cool Shops
- Mytho: Wonderful gift shop selling 100% Greek products, many handmade and unique. Located at the Kato Mili windmills.
- Osklen: Innovative, high-end, Brazilian streetwear boutique selling clothing, beachwear, shoes, and accessories for men and women.
- Alter Ego: Boutique shop specializing in women’s clothing, sandals, and jewelry by Greek designers.
- Optique Boutique: Stylish frames and sunglasses shop with a staff that excels at matching up shoppers with their most flattering shapes.
- 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 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.
- Emmanouella’s: Women’s clothing boutique offering limited and exclusive pieces by Greek designers.
- 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.
- Cosset Design: Upscale art, furnishings, and home décor store with a curated collection of unique and extravagant pieces.
- Ilias Lalaounis: Iconic jewelry store offering unique works by the legendary late goldsmith.
- 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.
- 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.
- Old Port: Beautiful waterfront neighborhood with restaurants, bars, shops, and a beach, plus the ferry to Delos Island.
- Paraportiani Orthodox Church: A complex of 5 churches built over the course of 2 centuries beginning in 1425.
- 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).
- 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.
- Mykonos Farmers: Wonderful dairy offering tours of the facilities and a variety of cheesemaking classes.
- 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.
- AB Food Market: Small branch of the supermarket chain offering a good selection of groceries, produce, wine, and beverages at reasonable rates.
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