Tharroe of Mykonos – Elegant hotel with a pool, jacuzzi, holistic spa, and archaeological ruins onsite, near Mykonos Town and Megali Ammos Beach.
Tharroe of Mykonos is a luxurious hotel on a hill overlooking the sea, featuring well-appointed rooms, all with private patios or balconies, and some with indoor jacuzzi baths. Onsite facilities include a pool and jacuzzi with bar service, an award-winning restaurant, full-service spa, and wine cellar with tastings. Perks include an attentive staff, round-the-clock room service, and complimentary arrival and departure transfers. On the hotel grounds, there is an ancient tomb of a Mycenaean queen dating back to the second century BC, which was later used as a lookout point by the pirate Barbarossa.
Tharroe of Mykonos – Location
- Area: Tharroe of Mykonos sits on a hill above Megali Ammos Beach at the edge of Mykonos Town, about a 13 to 19-minute walk from the nightlife, dining, and shopping that has made Mykonos famous. The landmark Kato Mili windmills and the Old Port are accessible within a 17 or 19-minute walk, respectively. There is an unofficial bus stop in front of the hotel with buses headed toward Mykonos Town and Ornos passing by about every half hour or so. The official bus station at Fabrika is only a 13 minutes’ walk away, making it a breeze to reach the island’s best beaches, airport, and ferry port at Tourlos.
- How to Get There: Tharroe of Mykonos offers complimentary arrival and departure service for all guests from 9 am until 9 pm. For guests arriving outside of those hours, the hotel is located just off the main road connecting Mykonos Town to the airport and southern beaches, making it easy to reach by bus, taxi, or driving yourself. It is approximately 5 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 official bus stop to the hotel, just 1 km away. On the same route, there is an unofficial bus stop in front of the hotel; inform the driver when boarding that you want to get off at Tharroe. The bus from the Airport to Tharroe bus stop takes about 17 minutes, while the bus from the New Port to the Tharroe stop takes about 22 minutes. Both trips cost about €2; tickets are purchased on the bus or from a manned kiosk at the terminal, in cash only.
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 Tharroe of Mykonos will cost roughly €15-20. Booking through a private car service will cost only a bit more – about $38 (or €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 at the hotel, Tharroe of Mykonos offers free parking (a major perk).
- Handy to: Megali Ammos Beach. Dining, nightlife, and shopping in the Chora. The Windmills of Kato Mili/Little Venice.
Tharroe of Mykonos – The Basics
- Ages: The hotel is open to guests over 10 years old, though this policy is somewhat flexible. There are no amenities or facilities for children. Guests tend to be couples, groups of friends, and families with grown children.
- Beach: The nearest beach to Tharroe of Mykonos is Megali Ammos, about 1 km downhill to the water. Megali Ammos is an unorganized beach with no beach clubs or sunbeds to rent. The best organized beach nearby is at Ornos, 2 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 nearby.
- View: Rooms can face toward the garden, town, or sea. Sea views overlook Ornos Bay, Little Venice, and the Old port, or the sunset over Kanalia and Baos (Mpaos) Island.
- Private Pools/Jacuzzis: The Junior Suite Sea View offers an indoor jacuzzi, and the Panorama Two Bedroom Suite offers a private, outdoor jacuzzi.
- Parking: The hotel offers free parking in their lot onsite, which is downhill from the hotel and a little bit of a hike.
- Extras: 24-hour reception, 24-hour room service, wheelchair accessible rooms and facilities, complimentary arrival and departure transfer, pet-friendly (even offering pet meals), archaeological site (not restored), conference room, twice-daily maid service, pillow menu, wedding planning, bachelor/bachelorette parties.
- When to Book: Tharroe of Mykonos is open from mid-April through late 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 27370
- Email: [email protected]
- Website: tharroeofmykonos.gr
Tharroe of Mykonos – Amenities
- Pool: The hotel offers a jacuzzi and an unheated, sea-view pool facing toward the sunset, Baos Island, and the Kato Mili Windmills.
- Spa: Tharroe of Mykonos boasts a full-service spa with a menu of Indian and Western-style treatments.
- Fitness Center: There is a small fitness center with a sauna, basic cardio machines, and free weights.
- For Disabled Guests: Tharroe of Mykonos offers a limited number of wheelchair accessible rooms and facilities. Be sure to book a ground floor room as there is no elevator.
- For Families: Tharroe of Mykonos is pet-friendly and open to guests 10 and older only, though the policy is somewhat flexible. There are no amenities or facilities for children. If traveling with children, consider renting a car. Though there are plenty of restaurants, bars, and attractions within walking distance, the walks are long-ish for kids (around 15 to 20 minutes), and there are no sidewalks.
- Activities: The hotel can arrange a variety of activities onsite, including wine tasting, cooking demos, and bachelor/bachelorette parties. Offsite, the concierge team is happy to arrange tours to Delos Island, cooking classes, dinner and beach club reservations, helicopter tours, yachting, island hopping, and much more.
Tharroe of Mykonos – Food and Drink
- Restaurant: Barbarossa Restaurant – Offers a sophisticated Greek and Mediterranean menu featuring local, organic produce and products paired with a fantastic wine menu. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner from noon until midnight for guests, and from 7 pm to 10:30 pm for the public. Flavors are on point, but dishes are pricey. Private dining can be arranged in the restaurant, poolside, or on the private terraces of the guest rooms.
- Lounge/Bar: Colors of the Sunset Bar is open all day from noon until midnight, serving exceptional cocktails, local wine and beers, and a small menu of Greek meze.
- Breakfast: A complimentary American breakfast buffet is served every morning at Barbarossa Restaurant from 8 am to 11 am. Early, to-go, or in-room breakfast can also be arranged at no extra cost.
- Room Service: Room service is available 24 hours a day.
Tharroe of Mykonos – Rooms
- Room Types: Classic Inland View Room • Superior Double Sea View • Quadruple Room Inland View • Junior Suite Sea View • Panorama Two Bedroom Suite
- Smoking Rooms: The hotel allows smoking in a handful of their rooms, on the private outdoor terraces, and in designated outdoor common areas.
- Best Room: The best options for couples are the Junior Suite Sea View and the Panorama Two Bedroom Suite. The Junior Suite Sea View offers an ample 50 sqm of interior space, Cocomat queen bed, indoor jacuzzi, original artworks, and either a private patio or private balcony with side sea views toward the windmills. The Panorama Two Bedroom Suite offers the best views plus a private outdoor jacuzzi.
- For Families: Tharroe of Mykonos is open to guests ages 10 and older as well as pets. There are no amenities or facilities for children. The best option for families is the Panorama Two Bedroom Suite, which can be arranged with 2 queen beds or 1 queen and 2 singles. This suite offers a separate living area, 2 bathrooms (one with a jetted bathtub), spacious patio, and private outdoor jacuzzi with sweeping sea views.
Tharroe of Mykonos – Local Transport
- Walking: The hotel is located just south of Mykonos Town on a hill overlooking the sea near Megali Ammos Beach. Tharroe of Mykonos is about a 1 km to Megali Ammos beach and about a 12-minute walk of the village (Chora), where you’ll find most of the island’s best dining, nightlife, and shopping. Little Venice and the windmills and the Old Port are 1.5 km away, and 2 excellent sunset viewpoints are nearby at Boni’s windmill (1.5 km) and 180° Sunset Bar (2 km). The road to and from town does not have a sidewalk and is pretty busy with cars, so exercise caution when walking, especially at night. That said, most people do walk in this area, so drivers are used to sharing the space with pedestrians here.
- Bus: Tharroe of Mykonos is near 2 bus stops. There is an unofficial bus stop in front of the hotel with routes to Mykonos Town and Ornos. The next closest stop is at Fabrika, 1 km away, which serves the New Port (Tourlos), Airport, and the beaches at Ornos, Agios Ioannis, Platis Gialos, Paradise, and Paraga. There is a third bus stop at the far end of the Old Port (2 km), considered the island’s main bus station, 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 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: The nearest taxi stand is at Fabrika next to the bus stop, about a kilometer from the hotel, but there are generally fewer taxis traveling through this area than at the main taxi stand, which is about 2 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 Tharroe of Mykonos should be about €15, and a taxi from the ferry port to Tharroe of Mykonos should be about €15 to €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 €15, 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.
Tharroe of Mykonos – 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.
- 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.
- Andreas & Maria: Maybe the last truly authentic taverna on the island, this restaurant offers excellent food, awesome cheap wine, and a warm, family atmosphere.
- 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.
- 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.
- Caesar’s: Family-owned restaurant serving traditional Greek comfort foods in a friendly atmosphere.
- 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 Cafe
- 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.
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.
- 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 1.5 km away, one for men and one for women.
- Optique Boutique: Stylish frames and sunglasses shop with a staff that excels at matching up shoppers with their most flattering shapes.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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).
- 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
- OK! Grocery: Well-stocked grocery store with a friendly, helpful staff, selling fresh produce, breads, snacks, beverages, and travel essentials.
- O Parianos Fruit Shop: Excellent local vendor selling seasonal fruits and vegetables.
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