If you plan on visiting Mykonos you are probably already expecting to spend a lot of money, but that does not need to be the case when you choose where to stay in Mykonos. While it is true that the island is an overall expensive location, there are still accommodations to suit any budgetary need.
In this article I’m going to not just tell you what areas to stay in, but also give budget, mid-range, and luxury hotel recommendations so you’ll know where to stay in Mykonos to suit your needs.
You should take note that not all of these will be hotels. Some recommendations are apartments as the remote location just doesn’t have that many hotels, and apartments are just as good if not better.
Mykonos town is the main point of entry for most tourists to Mykonos, and that is primarily because it is where the ports are. As ferry travel between the various islands in Greece is super easy, chances are you aren’t flying in. That being said, Mykonos town is still close to the Mykonos international airport, so it’s just a short taxi ride away.
Elena Hotel Mykonos: This hotel is located in the heart of Mykonos town, called Chora by the locals. It offers spacious accommodation with a good selection of amenities. Some of the rooms also have fantastic balconies overlooking the city which are a great way to watch the sunset at night. Room rates are usually less than $100 a night, but click the link below to check the rates for when you want to visit.
Harmony Boutique Hotel: The thing about boutique hotels is you are usually getting great service and quality for a lower price. This hotel is located right by the old harbor of Mykonos (less than 5 minutes walk to the bus station) and has a great sea view from the rooms. There is even a decent sized pool where you can watch the sunset. I recommend this place for couples as it’s a pretty romantic hotel. This hotel has some pricy rooms, but a standard room is usually less than $200 a night. Click the link below to search availability and prices for your stay!
Cavo Tagoo Mykonos: Need I say more? If you’ve ever seen Mykonos pictures on Instagram chances are you’ve seen some influencer or another at Cavo Tagoo. This is one of the ritziest hotels in Mykonos and for good reason. Their main infinity pool offers expansive views of the Aegean, and their on-site restaurant is top notch. Now in all fairness, I have not stayed here, but you can buy a day pass to check out their pool and restaurant. It’s not so much a day pass as a minimum 200 euro spend, so at least you can get food and alcohol with it.
If you really want to go for the top tier, you can get a cave room with a private pool. These romantic rooms are set deep into the cave, with a private infinity pool leading from the bedroom to the balcony where you can overlook the sea. The only negative I can think of this place is that it’s not quite walkable to the main center, but if you’re staying here you are probably okay with taking taxi everywhere you need to go.
Ornos beach is just a short 15 minute bus ride away from Mykonos town, but it has an extremely popular beach with both sun lounger area, as well as open sand for those who don’t need beds or umbrellas. The sand is fairly soft and there are tons of shops and restaurants nearby.
Giannis and Irene Apartments: I feel that other than the price, there is nothing about this apartment that is budget. It is in a fantastic location with an amazing view, and it looks well decorated as well. Prices are usually under $100 a night so it could be a good choice if you are a family and don’t want to get 2 hotel rooms which is almost always more expensive.
Luxury Sea House Ornos: Okay I know it has luxury in its name, but it’s priced mid-range which is fantastic. This is a holiday home which can sleep 4 people and it is right by the beach. In fact the terrace overlooks the entire Ornos beach which can make for a great spot to enjoy an aperitif or a romantic home cooked dinner. Prices are usually under $200.
Villa Simelia: This well appointed holiday home is perfect for groups as it can sleep 6 comfortably, AND it has a pool. Now, when you’re a block away from the beach you don’t NEED a pool, but it is nice to have if you don’t want to go to the beach that day, or if you want to have drinks and a “pool party” with your friends in the evening. Prices are around $300 a night, but can fluctuate in and out of season.
This is one of the trendiest beaches in Mykonos for the jetset crowd and for this reason I’m not putting a budget option. If you are on a budget but still want to come to this beach, there are plenty of busses. Unfortunately the budget accommodations (what is there) just doesn’t seem worth it to me. I’d rather stay in Kalo Livadi and walk, or even take a day trip from Mykonos town and have lunch at the amazing Blue Marlin (good, but very expensive).
Myconian Suite: This holiday home is a two bedroom that can sleep six, and is perched right on the east side of Elia beach. It is close to the main thoroughfare but far enough away where you won’t be able to hear the club beats from all the beach clubs during the night. This choice is usually around $200 a night and is great for large families, or friends groups.
RockyMansion: If you are staying at RockyMansion you’re probably coming with a huge group and looking to party. The good thing is, if the group is splitting the price it actually becomes quite affordable since this place can sleep 16! It has fantastic sea views and a large pool overlooking Elia beach and the surrounding mountains. It’s over $1000 a night, but if you needed a place to throw a ritzy bachelor/ette party or other group vacation, then this is a great choice!
The Summit Of Mykonos: This brand new luxury boutique hotel is perched on a high hill overlooking Kalo Livadi (my favorite beach in Mykonos!) Prices vary depending on the season and length of stay but are usually around $300-400 for a deluxe room. There is a fantastic pool overlooking the beach, as well a very well appointed rooms.
The Wild by Interni: This is a 5-star luxury hotel for almost a mid-range price. It is situated on a hill overlooking the beautiful Aegean and is located almost in the middle of Kalafati, Agia Anna, and Kalo Livadi beaches. From the hotel you can easily walk to any of the great beaches in about 15 minutes or less. I would recommend this hotel if you wanted to avoid the large crowds but still live a life of luxury in regards to your stay.
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