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.
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 8 km from the Mykonos ferry port in Tourlos, and 4 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, Psarou Beach (short walking path from the hotel to the beach), Nammos Village shopping (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 am until 1 am (sometimes as late as 2 am).
- Breakfast: Nissaki offers a complimentary breakfast each morning from 8 am to 11:15 am. 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 4 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 a couple of 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.
- 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 15 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: 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.
- 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).
- VIP Restaurant: Greek-Asian fusion fine dining at nearby Petasos Beach Resort. Probably the best sushi in Mykonos, plus creative takes on Greek plates.
- Avli Tou Thodori: Wonderful restaurant and beach club serving Greek meze and favorites, along with excellent pizza, pasta, cocktails, and more. Reservations recommended.
- Yialo Yialo: Tasty Mediterranean fare in a friendly environment. Discounts on sunbed sets for those ordering food.
- Andreas & Maria: Authentic, non-touristy restaurant in Mykonos with friendly staff and hearty portions.
- 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 via the beach path.
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.
- Scorpios: Effortlessly cool beach club with a chilled out atmosphere by day and beachfront parties every night.
- 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.
Best Nearby Cafe
- 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.
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).
- 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.
- Mykonos Farmers: Wonderful dairy offering tours of the facilities and a variety of cheesemaking classes.
- 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).
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.
- 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.
- Sunrise Supermarket: Small market (not actually a supermarket) with beach gear and refreshments right on Platis Gialos Beach.
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