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by Santorini Dave • Updated: February 18, 2022
• Location: Seafront hotel with a private beach set between Platis Gialos and Psarou Beaches.
• Hotel website: petasos.gr
• Hotel phone: +30 22890 23437
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Petasos Beach Resort & Spa – Family-friendly, luxury hotel with a private beach, saltwater pool overlooking the sea, and an extensive spa and wellness center, all just steps from Platis Gialos Beach.
Petasos offers a range of rooms, suites, and villas all with private terraces or balconies, most with sea views. Most rooms offer indoor jacuzzi baths; top-tier rooms, suites, and villas add outdoor jacuzzis, semi-private pools, or private infinity pools. The largest suite sleeps up to 12 guests. The hotel boasts its own private, serviced beach (with a lifeguard) plus easy walking access to 2 of Mykonos best-loved beaches, Platis Gialos and Psarou. The extensive 500-square-meter spa offers solo, couples’, full-day, and multi-day treatment packages. Dining is always incredible at VIP (Asian-Greek fusion, fine dining) and Le Club (Mediterranean, casual) restaurants, plus poolside and beachfront refreshments on offer throughout the day. Convenient location in front of the bus stop with service to Mykonos Town and just meters from the water taxi linking the south coast beaches.
Petasos Beach Resort & Spa – Location
- Area: Petasos Beach Resort sits between two spectacular beaches, Platis Gialos and Psarou. Platis Gialos, the island’s most popular beach, is a mere 1-minute walk downhill and lined with restaurants and sunbeds rentals. Here you’ll find the water taxi to the southern beaches from Ornos in the west to Elia in the east. About a 13-minute walk along a seafront footpath leads to Psarou Beach, known for its upscale beach clubs, luxe shopping mall, and calm waters protected from Mykonos’ famous winds. This is one of the few southern beaches not connected to the water taxi or bus route, which keeps the crowd thinner, though do expect to pay more at the beach club for the 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.
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, cash only. Buses run about every 30 minutes during summer peak hours and less frequently at night, in the early morning, and in winter. Petasos is less than a minute’s walk from the Platis Gialos bus stop; it’s directly in front of the hotel.
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 Petasos Beach Resort 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. Petasos offers free parking for guests.
- Handy to: Platis Gialos Beach, Psarou Beach (short walking path along the coast from the hotel to the beach), Nammos Village shopping (via the beachside walking path).
Petasos Beach Resort & Spa – The Basics
- Ages: The resort is open to guests of all ages and offers family rooms, connecting suites, and spacious villas – the largest accommodation sleeps up to 9 guests. Baby cots are provided for children 2 years old and under. Babysitting services are available on request.
- Beach: Petasos has its own private beach on Psarou Bay, set on a rocky outcropping in the sea but with a sandy surface. Jump straight into the clear, deep water or enter using 1 of the ladders. A lifeguard is on duty throughout the day, and the beach offers food and drink service. Just steps away is lively Platis Gialos Beach, with tons of restaurants, sunbed rentals, mini markets, and a water taxi to many of the island’s best beaches. Taking the coastal path north for about 13 minutes leads to Psarou Beach, with a luxury mall, high-end beach club, and super calm water with almost no waves.
- View: Most rooms, suites, and villas offer sea views toward Psarou Bay. Classic Rooms have garden views.
- Kitchen: All 3 of the villas (Roof Top, Prince Pool, and Galaxy Pool) have kitchenettes.
- Private Pools/Jacuzzis: All rooms, suites, and villas have indoor jacuzzi baths. Outdoor Jacuzzi Classic Rooms have… outdoor jacuzzis. Superior Rooms with Sharing Pools offer semi-private, infinity pools, each shared with 1 neighboring suite. Deluxe Rooms with Private Pools, Private Pool Suites, Fitness Private Pool Suites, Grand Private Pool Suites, the Diamond Suite, the Prince Pool Villa, and Galaxy Pool Villa all have private, outdoor, sea-view pools.
- Parking: The resort offers free parking on-site.
- Extras: 24-hour reception, evening turndown service, skilled concierge staff. Guests of top-tier suites and villas get extra perks, including the chef’s dish of the day and an exclusive seating area at breakfast, private check-in, and complimentary port or airport transfers.
- When to Book: The hotel is open from May 1 to the end of October. Reserve at least 3 months in advance (5 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@example.com
- Website: petasos.gr
Petasos Beach Resort & Spa – Amenities
- Pool: The resort offers a large, saltwater, split level pool with a waterfall and sea view, as well as a heated outdoor jacuzzi to share.
- Spa: Petasos offers an elaborate wellness center with a 500-square-meter spa, offering thalassotherapy treatments in a heated, indoor pool. An exhaustive list of spa services covers massage, skincare, body treatments taking inspiration from international healing traditions. All hotel guests have free access to the sauna and hammam.
- Fitness Center: A spacious gym offers modern, high-quality equipment including cardio machines, cable machines, and free weights. Private training and yoga sessions are available on request.
- For Disabled Guests: The hotel is built over multiple levels accessible only by stairs. No elevator on site. This hotel is not suitable for guests with limited mobility.
- For Families: Petasos Beach Resort & Spa is open to guests of all ages. Perks include an array of family rooms, connecting suites, and villas, the largest sleeping up to 12 guests. Baby cots are on offer for ages 2 and under; babysitting is available on request. Older kids and strong swimmers will enjoy the private beach with a lifeguard surrounded by deep water and perfect for doing cannonballs. Younger children and beginning swimmers should stick to the hotel pool or one of the two public beaches, Platis Gialos or Psarou.
- Activities: Other than occasional DJ nights at VIP Restaurant onsite, there are no organized activities at the hotel. The capable concierge team can arrange offsite excursions, including archaeological tours of Delos Island, helicopter trips to neighboring islands, sailing cruises, cooking classes, and more.
Petasos Beach Resort & Spa – Food and Drink
- Restaurant: VIP Restaurant is Petasos signature gourmet restaurant, serving a creative modern fusion menu with Greek, Asian, and international flavors. A carefully selected menu of Greek and international wines pairs well with the romantic, sunset views and chilled out music. Hours vary throughout the season, but the restaurant is typically open from 7 pm to 11 pm.
- Restaurant: Le Club offers casual Mediterranean dishes and light fare poolside with a view over the Aegean. The restaurant is open daily from noon until 7 pm.
- Lounges/Bars: Le Club’s bar serves delightful cocktails made with fresh juices, excellent wine, and cold beer all day to the pool and beach. Open from noon until midnight.
- Breakfast: Petasos offers a complimentary, American, buffet breakfast every morning from 7:30 am to 11 am at VIP Restaurant. The spread is abundant with all manner of pastries, bread, fruits, meats, cheeses, eggs, and more. Plenty of variety each day with new dishes rotating in. Definitely a highlight of the resort.
- Room Service: Available during restaurant hours.
Petasos Beach Resort & Spa – Rooms
- Room Types: Classic Rooms • Standard Rooms • Superior Rooms • Outdoor Jacuzzi Classic Rooms • Deluxe Rooms • Superior Rooms with Sharing Pool • Deluxe Rooms with Private Pool • Designed Suites • Executive Suites • Private Pool Suites • Fitness Private Pool Suite • Grand Private Pool Suite • Diamond Suite • Roof Top Villa • Prince Pool Villa • Galaxy Pool Villa
- 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: For most guests, the Private Pool Suite will be the best choice. This 70-square-meter 1-bedroom suite features a separate living room, 2 bathrooms (1 with a jacuzzi bath), a sun terrace with lounge chairs, and a private infinity pool with Aegean Sea views. Upgrade to the 85-square-meter Fitness Private Pool Suite to add a private gym on a separate floor with cardio equipment, a cable machine, and free weights.
- For Families: Petasos is a family-friendly property welcoming guests of all ages with a wide range of room types and amenities. Most families will be more than comfortable in the Galaxy Pool Villa, which sleeps 6 guests in 3 bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms (the master bathroom has a jacuzzi tub), a fully-equipped kitchenette, and a separate living room. Its rooftop terrace features a gorgeous infinity pool, sun loungers, an alfresco dining table under a pergola. Larger families should consider the Diamond Pool Suite, with 3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms (1 with a jacuzzi bath), a separate living room, and a fitness room, plus a sun terrace with a private pool and sunbeds. The Diamond Suite sleeps 9 guests comfortably but can be maxed out to sleep 12 if using all of the sofa beds.
Petasos Beach Resort & Spa – Local Transport
- Walking: Petasos Beach Resort & Spa sits the main road connecting Mykonos Town to Platis Gialos and Psarou Beaches. Walking downhill for just a minute 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 handful of sundry shops. From the hotel, there is a walking path northwest along the coast to Psarou Beach. The walk should take a little over 10 minutes.
- Bus: The closest bus stop to Petasos Beach Resort & Spa is directly in front of the hotel. 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 the Fabrika bus station and the Old Port bus station; 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 Petasos Beach Resort & Spa 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. 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.
Petasos Beach Resort & Spa – What’s Nearby?
Best Nearby Restaurants
- 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).
- 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.
- Nikos Gallop: Friendly, authentic Cretan-Greek restaurant. Try the salt-crusted sea bass.
- 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.
- Andreas & Maria: Authentic, non-touristy restaurant in Mykonos with friendly staff and hearty portions.
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.
- 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.
- Scorpios: Effortlessly cool beach club with a chilled out atmosphere by day and beachfront parties every night.
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 €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.
Nearby Markets or Grocery Stores
- 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.
- Mini Market: Tiny little convenience store up the hill from the hotel, between Nikos Gallop Restaurant and What Else Mykonos cafe.
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