The Best Mykonos Town Hotels

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by Santorini Dave • Updated: June 14, 2019

Mykonos Town Hotel with Pool and View

  • Mykonos Town is ideal for travelers who want access to the island’s best nightlife, dining, and shopping. As the transportation hub of the island, the village makes a fantastic home base for exploring Mykonos’ legendary beaches and the archaeological site at Delos Island, as buses and boats depart frequently throughout the day and night, especially in the high season.
  • Mykonos Town is roughly divided into the following areas: Chora (the heart of the village), the Old Port (quieter yet accessible), and Megali Ammos (the closest beach, about a 10-minute walk away).
  • The best hotels in Chora are Belvedere Hotel and Semeli Hotel Mykonos
  • The best hotels at the Old Port are Cavo Tagoo and Kouros Boutique Hotel
  • The best hotels at Megali Ammos are Bill and Coo Suites and Myconian Korali Hotel
  • All of the most popular Mykonos beaches are a short bus ride (10 to 20 minutes) from the Mykonos Town bus stations at Fabrika (in Chora) and the Old Port.
  • Mykonos Town is one of the most popular destinations in Europe. Book hotels 4 to 6 months in advance.

Staying in Chora (Mykonos Town)


Chora is the general name for Mykonos Town, but here it will refer to the pedestrian-only heart of the village. Chora’s maze-like streets contain the highest concentration of great restaurants, incredible shopping, lively bars, and nightclubs. Its famous Little Venice neighborhood boasts amazing sunset views from the restaurant and bar balconies, built into converted 18th-century fishing houses. The Kastro neighborhood is the oldest in the village and home to Paraportiani Church, one of Greece’s most famous churches, dating back to the 15th century. The most recognizable landmarks are the Windmills of Kato Mili, the remaining 5 and a half windmills from a 16th-century flour mill. The main bus station at Fabrika connects Chora to the New Port, Airport, and several of the island’s best beaches: Agios Ioannis, Ornos, Platis Gialos, Paraga, and Paradise. Chora is a great choice for those who want to be near all the action, but it definitely can get crowded and noisy at night.

Belvedere Hotel Mykonos – Luxury

Wonderful luxury hotel steps from shopping, restaurants, and nightlife. The hotel’s gorgeous pool, fantastic dining, solid cocktail program, and holistic spa compliment the upscale rooms and suites. Belvedere also rents several private villas located outside of Mykonos Town. (Hotel phone: +30 22890 25122)

Semeli Hotel – Luxury

Stylish boutique hotel with 2 pools (1 heated, 1 cool), 2 outstanding restaurants, and an indulgent spa. Rooms and suites offer luxury amenities, many with private jacuzzis; their 2- and 3-bedroom suites are the best family-friendly suites in Mykonos Town. (Hotel phone: +30 22890 27466)

Mykonos Theoxenia – Luxury

Eye-catching, seafront hotel with a huge pool, massage services, and great dining and drinks, located right behind the Kato Mili Windmills. This historic hotel dates back to the 1960s and features a charming mix of retro style, Cycladic architecture, and local, Mykonian stonework. Centrally located, yet incredibly quiet. (Hotel phone: +30 22890 22230)

Bluetopia Suites – Moderate

Lovely, boutique hotel in the heart of Little Venice, featuring balconies perched right over the sea with direct sunset and windmill views from all but 1 room. Suites all boast private balconies and hydromassage showers; some add steam rooms. Though Bluetopia is just steps from the wildest bars and clubs, the hotel offers restful sleep thanks to its soundproofed windows. (Hotel phone: +30 22890 24034)

Mykonos Adonis Hotel – Moderate

Wonderful, friendly hotel in Little Venice near the windmills and Fabrika bus station. Rooms range from 20 to 40 sqm, sleeping up to 3; all but 2 have private balconies or patios. Amenities include a lobby bar, a complimentary breakfast buffet, and a small gym and sauna, added in a recent renovation. (Hotel phone: +30 22890 24203)

Mykonos Town Suites – Moderate

Fantastic studio, 1-, and 2-bedroom apartments all with private terraces and either full kitchens or kitchenettes. This urban oasis is set in a quiet but central quarter of Chora known as Fournakia (little oven) and is accessible to everything yet peaceful inside its gates and gardens. (Hotel phone: +30 21033 06012)

Matina Hotel – Budget

Friendly Matina Hotel sits in a lush garden just steps from the main shopping streets, numerous dining options, and vibrant nightlife but with little noise. Rooms sizes vary, but all are en-suite with small balconies or private terraces out front. The owners are wonderfully helpful and greet all guests with a welcome drink, dining recommendations, and information on the island’s attractions and how to reach them. An excellent breakfast is included in the price. (Hotel phone: +30 22890 22387)

Carbonaki Hotel – Budget

One of Mykonos’ first hotels dating back to 1963, Carbonaki is a family-run, family-friendly, pet-friendly hotel with a jacuzzi and complimentary breakfast. Their wide range of room types suits all budgets and sleeps up to 4; wheelchair accessible rooms are available with wider doors and specialized showers. Friendly, welcoming, kind, and cozy. (Hotel phone: +30 22890 24124)

Hotel Philippi – Budget

A two-minute walk from the waterfront, Hotel Philippi is a well-established, family-run place in a central location near tons of shops and restaurants, the photogenic Kato Mili windmills, the bars of Little Venice, and an open-air cinema. The spotless, a/c rooms may face the little street or look out over the large, peaceful garden where guests can relax on the benches beneath the lemon trees and get away from the crowds. The owners are very welcoming and go out of their way to make their guests feel at home. (Hotel phone: +30 22890 22294)

La Maison Kalogera – Budget

This 4-room boutique hotel sits on in the heart of labyrinthine Mykonos Town. Each room features heavy wooden beams, gleaming parquet floors, individually-chosen art and furnishings and village views. Extra touches include locally-made toiletries and bathroom slippers. There’s a wonderful rooftop terrace for sunset viewing. Though the hotel doesn’t serve breakfast, one of Mykonos Town’s best bakeries sits across the street. Service is professional and very helpful, and everything of interest is within a 5-minute walk, from the waterfront restaurants and the bars of Little Venice to the Kato Mili Windmills and the two main shopping streets. (Hotel phone: +30 22890 26697)

Fresh Boutique Hotel – Budget

The stylish rooms and suites at this small hotel feature neutral shades with lots of welcome little touches – extra-comfortable beds, fresh fruit, flat-screen TVs, locally-made toiletries in the en-suite bathrooms. Some rooms come with small balconies overlooking the garden. Fresh Boutique Hotel sits in the heart of Mykonos Town, near the open-air Cine Manto, many dining options, and excellent shopping practically at the doorstep. The hotel’s restaurant Kalita serves delicious Greek fusion dishes in a peaceful garden setting, accompanied by expertly-mixed cocktails from the bar. The breakfast spread is superb. (Hotel phone: +30 22890 24670)

Staying at the Old Port


The Old Port is a less crowded neighborhood of Mykonos Town than Chora, though there are still plenty of great restaurants, bars, and nightclubs to visit into the wee hours. Streets in the Old Port are generally wider and less tangled than those in Chora, with more open spaces between buildings. There is a small, sandy, swimmable beach with a lifeguard here; it’s not the best beach on the island and there are no umbrella rentals or beach service, but it’s great for a quick dip. Many of the bars, restaurants, and hotel rooms in the Old Port face north or east with gorgeous views of sailboats and ships on the Aegean, but they don’t have sunset views. However, excellent sunsets can be seen here at Boni’s Windmill, the oldest windmill on the island, and at 180˚ Sunset Bar on a hill overlooking the village. Mykonos’ main bus station is at the Old Port with connections to Tourlos (New Port), Ana Mera Village, and the following beaches: Kalafati, Agios Stefanos, Kalo Livadi, Elia, and Panormos. The Sea Bus (water taxi) also stops here before connecting to Tourlos and Delos Island. Much of the Old Port is pedestrian-only, though there are a few busy driving roads passing through. The Old Port is an ideal spot for those who want a balanced mix of partying and relaxing.

Cavo Tagoo – Luxury

Swanky hotel with a stunning pool, full-service spa, and an incredible restaurant and lounge. Rooms range from 20 sqm rooms up to 325 sqm villas with 5 bedrooms, all luxuriously appointed, many with private jacuzzis or private pools. Cavo Tagoo sits to the north of the Old Port, about 8 minutes away on foot or a 2-minute ride in their complimentary shuttle, which is available 24 hours to Mykonos Town, the Airport, or the New Port. (Hotel phone: +30 22890 20100)

Kouros Boutique Hotel – Luxury

Luxury boutique hotel overlooking the Old Port with a sunny pool, holistic spa, and expansive sunset views. Their restaurant Narcissus offers comfort foods during the day and Greek fine dining in the evening. Rooms are generously sized with trendy decor and private terraces, many with outdoor jacuzzis or private infinity pools. Perks include complimentary airport or port transfers, 24-hour room service, and a free shuttle into town during the evenings from 8:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. (Hotel phone: +30 22890 25381)

Harmony Boutique Hotel – Moderate

Charming little hotel with a pool, a fantastic restaurant and bar, and a mini spa in a quiet area above the Old Port in Mykonos Town. Most rooms are similar in size and decor, only differing in view (hotel, garden, or sea views available). Superior Rooms are slightly larger than the others and with more luxurious decor and a jetted bath. 2 of Harmony’s rooms are wheelchair accessible. (Hotel phone: +30 22890 28980)

Hotel Manto – Budget

Hidden down a side street just a couple of blocks from the waterfront, Manto Hotel features mid-sized, tiled rooms with fridges, a/c, plasma-screen TVs, and colorful bedspreads. A favorite with couples, the pick of the rooms is the rooftop room, which comes with its own terrace overlooking the port and the Chora’s maze of streets. The hotel is handily located off one of the main shopping streets, and there are plenty of restaurants and bars along the waterfront. A buffet breakfast is included in the price, and the owners go above and beyond to be helpful. (Hotel phone: +30 22890 22330)

Staying at Megali Ammos

Megali Ammos is the closest real beach to Mykonos Town, with golden sand and clear blue water, but it can get pretty windy here. The beach is about 500 meters away from Chora, with most hotels situated on the hill above the beach, about .5 to 1 km to town. There are a handful of great restaurants in the area, most notably Joanna’s Nikos Tavern (reservations strongly recommended), but most of the best dining and all of the nightlife and shopping will be in Mykonos Town about a 10-minute walk away. Much of the walk to town is along a busy road with no sidewalk: totally doable, but don’t try it in high heels. There are a couple of unofficial bus stops in front of some of the main hotels in the area (Tharroe, Boheme, and Absolut) with buses connecting Mykonos Town (at Fabrika bus station) to Ornos Beach, Platis Gialos Beach, and the Airport. Most hotels here offer free shuttle service to town and all have free parking lots onsite. Hotels here tend to have a romantic, resort-like feel to them, with gorgeous pools, sunset views, and excellent restaurants and bars onsite. Megali Ammos is a fantastic option for those who prefer a more relaxing, pool/beach/spa getaway with occasional access to nightlife and shopping.

Bill and Coo Suites and Lounge – Luxury

Perched above Megali Ammos Beach with an incredible infinity pool, posh spa, and amazing sunset sea views. Spacious suites all boast private terraces, some with jacuzzis or private pools. The hotel especially emphasizes food, with an outstanding fine dining restaurant, decadent breakfasts, signature cocktails, and fine wines. It’s a short walk to the nightlife and restaurants of Mykonos Town. (Hotel phone: +30 22890 26292)

Myconian Korali Hotel – Luxury

5-star hotel with a panoramic sea view infinity pool, a superb Greek and Mediterranean restaurant, and a thalassotherapy spa with 5 pools set to different temperatures. Spacious rooms feature private balconies; junior, 1-, and 2-bedroom suites add private pools, jacuzzis, or both. (Hotel phone: +30 22890 22107)

Boheme Mykonos – Luxury

Adults-only, boutique hotel with a sea-view infinity pool, an attached jacuzzi, and outdoor massage cabana. All suites here boast sunset sea views and luxe amenities, including pillow menus. Food and drinks are outstanding with a local, seasonal menu of Greek and Mykonian recipes, creative cocktails, and a well-curated champagne and wine selection. (Hotel phone: +30 22890 23300)

Tharroe of Mykonos – Luxury

The best view of any Mykonos Hotel. A very nice pool looks out over Mykonos Town and the Old Port. Rooms are bright and many have beautiful sea views. Facilities include a tranquil spa, sophisticated Greek-Mediterranean restaurant, and pet-friendly rooms. The hotel also houses the ruins of a tomb for a Mycenaean queen dating back to the 2nd century B.C. (Hotel phone: +30 22890 27370)

Absolut Mykonos – Luxury

Five-star boutique hotel with a free-form infinity pool and jacuzzi, full-service spa, and gorgeous sunset views. This family-owned boutique hotel offers several spacious suites, including the Absolut Suite with a private Jacuzzi and their unique Windmill Suite, which is a 3 floor suite inside a traditional windmill.(Hotel phone: +30 22890 23883)

Mykonos Beach Hotel – Budget

Simple, straightforward hotel with loft rooms sleeping up to 5. The hotel boasts an all-day restaurant with complimentary breakfast and an infinity pool with a pool bar and direct sunset sea views. This family-friendly hotel sits directly across the street from Megali Ammos Beach and only 10 minutes’ walk into town or to the Fabrika bus station, connecting the hotel to the Mykonos’ famous southern beaches. (Hotel phone: +30 22890 22572)

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  1. AvatarBest Mykonos Town Hotel for Honeymoon

    We are planning a honeymoon in Mykonos. What hotel would you recommend for a honeymoon?

    1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave The Hotel Expert

      The Belvedere, Semeli, and Cavo Tagoo are all wonderful and have a romantic vibe. But if I were forced to choose I’d say the Belvedere if you wanted to experience the nightlife and restaurants of Mykonos Town. If you were more interested in privacy and sticking by the pool then Cavo Tagoo is the best choice (especially if you get a private jacuzzi or pool). If getting to the beaches were a priority (and you don’t rent a car) then the Belvedere and Semeli are much closer to the bus station for the Mykonos beaches.