Nissaki Boutique Hotel in Platis Gialos, Mykonos

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Updated: April 8, 2021

Essentials
• Location: Seaside location between Platis Gialos and Psarou Beaches.
• Hotel website: hotelnissaki.gr
• Hotel phone: +30 22890 27666
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Nissaki Boutique Hotel pool and view to Psarou Beach in Mykonos

The main pool at Nissaki Beach Hotel, with a smaller pool behind it. The hotel boasts 4 saltwater, sea-view pools. In the left background is Psarou Beach with the path from the hotel to the beach just visible as a curving line with steps leading down to the beach entrance.

Nissaki Boutique Hotel – Elegant, small hotel with four saltwater pools overlooking the sea, a fine dining restaurant, and decadent spa in between two of the island’s best beaches.

This 5-star luxury hotel hosts an array of rooms, suites, and villas all with indoor jacuzzis. VIP Suites add an outdoor jacuzzi, while Myconian Grand Suites add direct access to a semi-private pool. The hotel boasts four saltwater, sea-view pools: the main pool with the bar, a sea-view jacuzzi pool, a free-form pool, and a semi-private pool shared among Myconian Grand Suite guests. Phos Restaurant cooks up contemporary, Mediterranean fare, and the poolside bar serves summer-fresh cocktails and Cycladic wines until late at night. A full-service spa and salon complete the experience. Nissaki is ideally situated just a short walk to Psarou and Platis Gialos Beaches, the bus to Mykonos Town, and the water taxi to the southern beaches from Ornos to Elia.

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Nissaki Boutique Hotel – Location

Area: The hotel is located in between Platis Gialos and Psarou Beaches, two of Mykonos’ best beaches. Platis Gialos Beach is a 3-minute walk downhill, a lively, family-friendly spot lined with restaurants and beach clubs, plus the bus into Mykonos Town and the water taxi connecting the southern beaches from Ornos to Elia. About a 10-minute walk in the opposite direction is Psarou, a well-loved beach, protected from the wind with ultra-calm waters with hardly any waves. This is one of the few southern beaches not connected to the water taxi or bus route, which keeps the crowds down, though expect to pay more at the beach club here for its exclusivity.

How to Get There: The hotel is located in Platis Gialos on the main road connecting the beach with Mykonos Town, making it easy to reach by car, bus, or taxi. It is approximately 7.5 km from the Mykonos ferry port in Tourlos, and 3.5 km from the Mykonos Airport to the hotel. The hotel offers a complimentary shuttle to and from the port or airport for guests; contact the hotel directly to arrange for pick up.

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 Platis Gialos Beach. The bus from the Airport or New Port to Fabrika should take around 10 minutes, and the bus from Fabrika to Platis Gialos Beach 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 Platis Gialos bus. Tickets are purchased on the bus or from a manned kiosk at the terminal, in cash only. Buses typically run about every 30 minutes during summer peak hours and less frequently at night, in early morning, and in winter. Nissaki Boutique Hotel is just a 2-minute walk from the Platis Gialos 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 Nissaki Boutique Hotel should be about €20 to €25. Booking through a private car service will cost only a bit more – about $38 (€31), but it’s 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. On arrival at the hotel, Nissaki Boutique Hotel offers free parking.

Handy To: Platis Gialos Beach (3-minute walk), Psarou Beach (10-minute walk – the map shows a roundabout route, but there is a much shorter walking path from the hotel to the beach), Nammos Village shopping (10-minute walk – again, take the beachside walking path).

Nissaki Boutique Hotel – The Basics

  • Ages: The hotel is open to guests of all ages. Babysitting services are available on request. The largest suite sleeps up to 6, though most guests are couples.
  • Beach: The hotel sits between 2 of Mykonos’ best beaches, Platis Gialos and Psarou. Platis Gialos is slightly closer, a wide, golden sand beach filled with restaurants and beach clubs. This is the second stop on the water taxi route, which links all southern beaches from Ornos in the west to Elia in the east. Psarou is just a few meters away in the opposite direction, set in a bay and protected from the wind by the surrounding cliffs. This beach tends to be less crowded than Platis Gialos as it is not on the water taxi route, though it remains popular for its calm waters, upscale beach club, and luxury shopping center.
  • View: Rooms have either a sea view or pool view.
  • Private Pools/Jacuzzis: All rooms, suites, and villas have indoor jacuzzis. VIP Suites and Elegant Suites add outdoor jacuzzis, while Myconian Grand Suites include direct access to a semi-private pool.
  • Parking: The resort offers free parking on-site.
  • Extras: 24-hour room service, complimentary shuttle transfer from the hotel to the port or airport, twice-daily maid service, pillow menu, and babysitting (on request for a price).
  • When to Book: The hotel is open from around Easter (usually in April) to the end of 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 22890-27666
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Website: hotelnissaki.gr/

Nissaki Boutique Hotel – Amenities

  • Pool: The hotel boasts 4 saltwater pools: the main pool, a jacuzzi pool, a free-form pool, and a semi-private pool shared among guests staying in the Myconian Grand Suite category.
  • Spa: Nissaki offers a full-service spa and salon with a heated plunge pool, hammam, and sauna. Spa services can also be performed in the rooms, private terraces, or poolside on request.
  • Fitness Center: The hotel offers a small but well-equipped gym.
  • For Disabled Guests: The hotel is built in three levels with no elevator, and there are no rooms specifically designed for wheelchair access. However, booking a room on the ground floor puts you right at the level of the pools, restaurant, bar, and the road to Platis Gialos Beach. This should be doable for most guests with limited mobility.
  • For Families: Nissaki is open to guests of all ages and offers spacious suites for up to 6 and babysitting on request.
  • Activities: Set between 2 lively beaches, the hotel aims to be a calm oasis with no organized activities onsite. Offsite excursions to Delos Island, walking tours, cooking classes, and more can be arranged with the dedicated concierge team.

Nissaki Boutique Hotel – Food and Drink

  • Restaurants: Phos Restaurant is Nissaki’s all-day gourmet eatery and is among the very best in Platis Gialos. The menu features traditional Mediterranean fare prepared with locally-sourced ingredients and using contemporary techniques. Popular with outside guests for its romantic atmosphere and sunset sea views, reservations are recommended to ensure the best tables. Open daily from 1:00 p.m. to midnight.
  • Lounges/Bars: The hotel’s pool bar serves exceptional fruit-based cocktails (better than you’ll find anywhere on the beach) and a modest selection of wines from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 a.m. (sometimes as late as 2:00 a.m.)
  • Breakfast: Nissaki offers a complimentary breakfast each morning from 8:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. The buffet features a bountiful selection of Greek yogurts, pastries, fresh fruits, cheeses, and more, always with a great variety and a few new, different dishes every day.
  • Room Service: Available 24 hours a day.

Nissaki Boutique Hotel – Rooms

  • Room Types: Saltwater Executive Double Room • Island Lover Suite for Two • Sunshine Junior Suite • Dreamy Honeymoon Suite • Simple Life Suite • Executive Suite • Elegant Suite • Myconian Grand Suite • Mediterranean Villa Suite Two Bedrooms • Nissaki VIP Site • Coast Life Villa Suite Three Bedrooms
  • 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 Nissaki VIP Suite is the best room here. This 1-bedroom suite comes complete with a king-sized bed, indoor jacuzzis, spacious terrace with an outdoor jacuzzi, and sea views toward Psarou Beach.
  • For Families: Families of four or fewer should book a Myconian Grand Suite. This 45-square-meter suite has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a separate living room, an indoor jacuzzi bath, and a semi-private pool right outside the door, shared only with the two neighboring suites. Larger families (or those wanting more privacy) should opt for the 55-square-meter Coast Life Villa Suite with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a sitting area, indoor jacuzzi, and a large sea-view terrace.

Nissaki Boutique Hotel – Local Transport

  • Walking: Nissaki Boutique Hotel sits the main road connecting Mykonos Town to Platis Gialos and Psarou Beaches. Walking downhill for 3 minutes leads to Platis Gialos Beach, where you’ll find the bus stop with routes to Mykonos Town every half hour and the water taxi to the south coast beaches from Ornos in the west to Elia in the east. Platis Gialos is one of Mykonos’ most popular beaches with golden sand and clear blue water, lined with restaurants, beach clubs, and a small grocery store. From the hotel, there is a walking path northwest along the coast to Psarou Beach. The walk to Psarou should take about 10 minutes (not the route shown on the map).
  • Bus: The closest bus stop to Nissaki Boutique Hotel is about a 2-minute walk away, heading toward Platis Gialos Beach in front of Petasos Beach Resort. During the high season, the bus runs about every 30 minutes during peak hours and less frequently in the early morning or late at night. Buses from here go 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 Agios Ioannis, Paradise, and Paraga (though walking to Paraga will be faster). Or you can get off at Fabrika and walk to the Old Port bus stop 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 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: There is no official taxi stand in Platis Gialos. 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 Nissaki Boutique Hotel should be about €20 to €25.
  • Water Taxi: The New and Old Ports and several beaches are connected via a boat system. Water taxis connect the southern beaches, with routes running from the main beaches at Ornos and Platis Gialos (at the west end of the beach) 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. The SeaBus connects the New Port and Old Port with routes running about every 30 minutes, all wheelchair accessible, and all €2 one-way per person.
  • Scooters and ATVs: Scooters are a popular 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.

Nissaki Boutique Hotel – What’s Nearby?

Best Nearby Restaurants

  • Nikos Gallop: Friendly, authentic Greek and Cretan restaurant. Try the salt-crusted sea bass. 4-minute walk.
  • Blue Myth: Lovely taverna serving traditional Greek food. Visit on Wednesdays or Sundays for their famous Greek Night, with singing, dancing, and live music (no plate breaking). 3-minute walk.
  • VIP Restaurant: Greek-Asian fusion fine dining at nearby Petasos Beach Resort. Probably the best sushi in Mykonos, plus creative takes on Greek plates. 2-minute walk.
  • Avli Tou Thodori: Wonderful restaurant and beach club serving Greek meze and favorites, along with excellent pizza, pasta, cocktails, and more. Reservations recommended. 3-minute walk.
  • Yialo Yialo: Tasty Mediterranean fare in a friendly environment. Discounts on sunbed sets for those ordering food. 5-minute walk if you walk along the beach.
  • Andreas & Maria: Authentic, non-touristy restaurant in Mykonos with friendly staff and hearty portions. 24-minute walk or 4-minute drive.
  • Nikolas Tavern: Beautiful, toes-in-the-sand restaurant serving fresh fish (mostly caught by the owner) and delicious meats from his family’s farm. Located on Agia Anna Beach, about a 15-minute walk away if you take the beach path (not shown on map)

Best Nearby Bars and Breweries

  • Nammos Beach Club: One of the most expensive beach clubs on the island. The food and drinks are overpriced for sure, but the location is very convenient and it’s the closest one with late night beach parties. About a 10-minute walk (via the beach path).
  • Scorpios: Effortlessly cool beach club with a chilled out atmosphere by day and beachfront parties every night. About a 25-minute walk (via the beach path) or 11-minute drive.
  • SantAnna Mykonos: The most extravagant beach club in Mykonos, with 2 restaurants, 2 bars, a full-service spa, a pool with 10 private “islands” to rent out, an underwater suite, and (of course) a helipad. About a 20-minute walk or 11-minute drive (via the beach path).

Best Nearby Cafes

  • What Else Mykonos: Wonderful little bakery and cafe serving great coffee, pastries, crepes, and sandwiches from early morning through the late afternoon. Bonus: they deliver. 5-minute walk (35m).

Nearby Shopping and Cool Shops

  • Nammos Village: Luxury mall at Psarou Beach with high-end fashion and accessories from Dior, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, and more, plus a spa, supervised playground, and cafe (not to be confused with nearby Nammos Restaurant). About a 10-minute walk along the beach path.

Nearby Attractions

  • Water Taxi: The water taxi is an awesome way to visit several spectacular beaches in one go. The boat leaves from Platis Gialos and heads west to Ornos or east to Paraga, Paradise, Super Paradise, Agrari, and Elia Beaches in that order. Boats run hourly from 10 am to 4 pm and return hourly beginning at Elia Beach from 11:45 am to 5:45 pm. The rate is €10 for a one-beach pass and €20 for an all-day, all-beach pass. 3-minute walk (450m).
  • Mykonos Farmers: Wonderful dairy offering tours of the facilities and a variety of cheesemaking classes. 25-minute walk (no sidewalks) or a 4-minute drive (1.5km).
  • Mykonos Town (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 7 to 10-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. There are a few boat companies offering guided excursions to Delos leaving from Platis Gialos, or you may catch a ferry from the Old Port in Mykonos Town (4km, 11-minute drive).

Nearby Markets or Grocery Stores

  • Mini Market: Tiny little convenience store up the hill from the hotel, between Nikos Gallop Restaurant and What Else Mykonos cafe. 5-minute walk.
  • Mini Market & Tourist Shop: Small market with basic necessities right before the stairs and ramp to the beach. They have a credit card machine, but sometimes they pretend they don’t. Plan on paying with cash. 4-minute walk (via the beach).
  • Sunrise Supermarket: Small market (not actually a supermarket) with beach gear and refreshments right on Platis Gialos Beach. 6-minute walk (via the beach).

Nissaki Boutique Hotel – The Hotel

Nissaki Beach Hotel exterior, Platis Gialos, Mykonos

Outside Nissaki, this is the view from the main road connecting the hotel to Platis Gialos Beach and Mykonos Town.

Courtyard entrance of Nissaki Boutique Hotel in Platis Gialos, Mykonos

The entrance leads to a courtyard with a mosaic tile floors and a succulent garden. The building features the whitewashed walls and boxy aesthetic of traditional Cycladic architecture.

Reception desk at Nissaki, Platis Gialos, Mykonos

Arriving guests will check in a the reception desk in the hotel lobby.

Lobby and reception of Nissaki Boutique Hotel

The neutral palette and modern minimalist decor sets the tone for the rooms and common spaces of this elegant boutique hotel.

Alternate view of lobby at Nissaki Boutique Hotel, Mykonos

View of the lobby facing the opposite direction. This doorway leads to the pool bar.

Under the pergola at the pool bar in Nissaki, Platis Gialos, Mykonos

View of the pool bar next to the lobby door. Under the pergola is a casual seating area. The main pool is right behind.

Pool bar pergola facing the sea at Nissaki, Mykonos

View of the pool bar’s pergola, more seating, and the Aegean Sea as it enters Psarou Bay.

Psarou Bay view from the pool bar at Nissaki

A sunny sea view from the pergola at Nissaki’s pool bar.

Fully covered seating area of the poolside bar

The pool bar also has a covered seating area with a retractable glass wall. There is a tiny, Orthodox chapel behind the bar.

View of the sea from the chapel at Nissaki, Mykonos

Sea view from above the charming, though rarely (if ever) used, chapel on the hotel grounds.

Phos Restaurant and sea view at Nissaki Boutique Hotel

Phos, the hotel’s signature fine dining restaurant, sits adjacent to the bar in front of the chapel. Phos is popular with outside guests for it’s sunset views, so reserve in advance to ensure a waterfront view.

Alternate view of Phos Restaurant in Nissaki Boutique Hotel, Mykonos

Facing Phos Restaurant from the opposite side toward the covered area. In the background left, you can see one of the hotel’s sun decks lined with white umbrellas and fronting a small pool.

The main infinity pool at Nissaki, Mykonos

The main infinity pool offers several pairs of sunbeds with umbrellas.

View of the sea from the main pool at Nissaki Boutique Hotel in Mykonos.

The main infinity pool overlooks the sea toward the sunset, a perfect spot to take in the evening colors.

The main pool view of Psarou Beach at Nissaki, Mykonos

Turning the opposite direction at the main pool there is a view of Psarou Beach and a handful of yachts. Psarou Beach is about a 10-minute walk away along the footpath overlooking the sea. A small set of stairs at the trail’s end leads to the sandy shore.

Small pool behind the main pool at Nissaki Beach Hotel in Mykonos.

Behind the main pool is a small, secluded pool surrounded by plants and flowers. The jacuzzi here belongs to the Elegant Suite, one of 2 suites (the other is the VIP) with private, outdoor jacuzzis.

View to Psarou Beach and boats from Nissaki Boutique Hotel, Mykonos

Boats in Psarou Bay. The beach is home to Nammos Beach Club, the closest true beach club to the hotel, though there are several restaurants on Platis Gialos Beach (3-minute walk) with a serviced beach area, better food, and cheaper sunbed rentals.

Clear blue water in Psarou Bay next to Nissaki, Mykonos

Overlooking the clear, calm waters of Psarou Bay from the poolside terrace.

The jacuzzi pool at Nissaki in Platis Gialos, Mykonos

On the opposite side of the hotel is a large, heated, open-air jacuzzi pool with Aegean Sea views.

View from the jacuzzi pool at Nissaki, Platis Gialos, Mykonos

An angled view on the jacuzzi pool and outdoor terrace with plenty of sun loungers.

Semi-private pool of the Myconian Grand Suites at Nissaki

Adjacent to the jacuzzi pool is the semi-private pool, shared only among guests of the Myconian Grand Suites.

Sea view from the semi-private pool at Nissaki, Platis Gialos, Mykonos

Endless blue view from the semi-private infinity pool.

A couples massage room at Nissaki, Mykonos

The hotel offers a luxury spa, with candlelit, treatment rooms for individuals and couples, like the one seen here.

Hammam at Nissaki, Mykonos

The spa also boasts a hammam…

Sauna at Nissaki, Mykonos

a sauna…

Heated jacuzzi in the Nissaki's spa in Platis Gialos, Mykonos

…and an indoor, jacuzzi, plunge pool.

Salon at Nissaki Boutique Hotel in Mykonos

Along with the spa, there is a full-service salon, offering hair and nail treatments…

Gym at Nissaki, Platis Gialos, Mykonos

as well as a small gym.

VIP Suite jacuzzi and view at Nissaki, Mykonos

The best room for couples is the Nissaki VIP Suite, with an outdoor, heated, jacuzzi and views of the sea and beach.

Jacuzzi and bay view from the VIP Suite at Nissaki, Mykonos

View from the jacuzzi toward the sea and Psarou Beach.

Terrace of Nissaki VIP Suite, Platis Gialos, Mykonos

The suite sits above the chapel and offers a spacious terrace with an al fresco dining table and views toward the Aegean sunset.

Seating area in VIP suite at Nissaki, Mykonos

The terrace leads into the suite’s sitting area with a sectional sofa.

View from the bed at the VIP Suite at Nissaki Boutique Hotel in Mykonos

Wake up to a stunning sea view from the bed of the Nissaki VIP Suite.

Bedroom and bathroom of the Nissaki VIP Suite, Mykonos

The bedroom shares a wall with the sink and vanity leading to the bathroom.

View from the vanity of the VIP Suite

Even the vanity behind the bed has a direct view to the sea. Also perfect natural lighting for makeup.

The jacuzzi bath of the VIP Suite at Nissaki Boutique Hotel in Mykonos

In addition to the outdoor jacuzzi, the suite adds an indoor jacuzzi bath.

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