11 places to stay in Mykonos

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Boasting 11 very special properties at four of the most sought-after locations on Mykonos, the story of the 5-star Myconian Collection starts back in the late 1970s, when George Daktylides, a visionary born and raised on the island, opened the Kohili Hotel.  Since then, much has changed for the island and the Myconian Collection alike. Mykonos has blossomed into a bucket-list destination for global travellers, and George’s four sons have taken over the reins of the 11 properties, while still remaining very much involved.

The luxury portfolio of boutique resorts enjoy award winning accolades, each one distinct from the other with unique character traits in the offering, views, flavours, moods, and experiences they emanate.

1.      Myconian Korali – discreetly lavish

From its vantage point overlooking Mykonos Town, the Myconian Korali delivers true Relais & Chateaux indulgence and elegance. Perched on the hills yet only minutes away from the cafes, boutiques and famous nightlife, this chic haven is defined by bright, sun-kissed accents of bright yellow and touches of red and orange which add vibrancy to sleek, elegant spaces. The intimate rooms open onto shaded balconies with oversized jacuzzis and guests can spend lazy afternoons on the sun drenched pool deck, perfect for sunset drinks at the Kitrino Bar. At the heart of the hotel lies Baos, Korali’s incomparable fine dining restaurant which seems to float over the iconic panorama below.  

 

2.      Myconian Kyma – heartfelt design

Myconian Kyma, a member of Design Hotels, is located on the very site where the first Myconian Collection hotel opened its doors forty years ago. Owing its name to the Greek word for “wave” – a powerful symbol of the sea and Mykonos’ fame as “the island of the winds”, Kyma continues to make waves on the scene by offering guests first-row seats to the world-famous views of the windmills and Little Venice.

Just a few steps from the buzz of one of the most happening destinations in the Mediterranean, yet offering privacy and tranquil laid-back luxury, this resort has a classic chic ambience embodied in signature Greek blue and white, accessorised with a bevy of iconic 1960s design treasures.  Offering a sun-kissed pool deck, lounge and bar and fantastic dining options including the authentically Greek Noa restaurant with cuisine made from the freshest seasonal produce farmed off family land.

 

3.      Myconian Naia Luxury Suites – chic luxury

Myconian Naia oozes character as it sits in a secluded location with a stunning view and infinity pool overlooking the sea – just a stone’s throw from cosmopolitan action but conveniently quiet. Inspired by the ancient Mycenaean housing, Naia’s architecture is a unique mélange of contrasting elements and shapes, rare artworks, and prestigious designers’ creations, from all around the world.

A member of the L.V.X. Collection and Preferred Hotels and Resorts, the Myconian Naia offers 18 super chic suites, each with a stunning vista, while the hotel caters exclusively to adult guests, ensuring peace and serenity for all.

 

4.      Myconian Ambassador – sophisticated elegance

Overlooking the turquoise waters of Platis Gialos beach, the Myconian Ambassador is an elegant hotel delivering sophistication and tranquility. Away from the island’s party pulse yet only a short stroll to Psarou with its superyachts at anchor or Paranga’s lively small tavernas, guests are spoilt for choice with activities.

From private helicopter tours of the UNESCO Heritage Site of Delos to private masterclasses with Ilias Maslaris, the hotel’s celebrated Executive Chef, guests can also choose horse riding, water sports, private pilates and yoga or a professional photo tour of the island. Organic produce from the hotel’s own gardens are prepared to gourmet perfection at Efisia restaurant, while George’s Bar is a must-visit.

 

5.      Myconian Avaton – restorative luxury

Myconian Avaton is named after the sacred places of ancient Greece, inaccessible to all but the initiated, ‘so perfect that no common foot may be set upon them’.  The property is a luxury hotel of singular beauty, built into the bare rock high above Elia Beach, the longest fine sand beach on Mykonos. With exceptional design features, infinity pools, fine dining and a superb spa, it’s where personalised service and absolute privacy are taken to another dimension.

As a member of Design Hotels, Avaton is a true masterpiece, drawing on the Daktylides family’s island roots and a tradition distilled into the essence of genuine hospitality. Guests can strike the perfect lifestyle balance between going with the magical flow for which Mykonos is famous, and recharging in a haven of restorative luxury.

6.      Myconian Imperial – luxurious paradise

Myconian Imperial is a prominent member of the Leading Hotels of the World, poised immediately above the island’s longest fine sand beach in Elia, a setting renowned for the contrast pleasures of natural beauty and sophisticated revelry. The hotel pairs barefoot luxuries with high-end service and is a long-standing favourite with island-hopping honeymooners and young couples who seek laid-back luxury in a beautiful natural setting that is a short ride from the island’s exciting nightlife by complimentary shuttle.

Bright, luxurious yet free from pretentiousness, this hotel shows you how easy life can be. Three types of superb rooms and two executive suites set the mood, and guests also enjoy the crystal-clear pool or take a seat in the swim-up bar ready to sip a cocktail. There is a choice of five bars and restaurants, including gourmet wonderland Celebrities Fine Dining and summer favourite Sishu.

7.      The Royal Myconian – contemporary elegance

The Royal Myconian is a luxury resort with unhindered views over the longest fine sand beach on Mykonos.  The rustic façade of Cycladic stone gives ways to contemporary interiors and vast entertainment decks conceived by a celebrated Greek set designer who takes his cues from a blend of antiquity and new age fantasy. Spacious rooms and suites are cool sanctuaries with private balconies or vast terraces appointed to the highest standard of comfort, with the option of a private infinity pool or Jacuzzi.

A distinguished member of Leading Hotels of the World, The Royal Myconian guests enjoy outstanding amenities such as a panoramic pool deck, a superb on-site spa which is a beautifully designed space complete with a perfectly circular indoor pool, delivering massages, signature face and body treatments, tanning and more; and Camares pool restaurant, a culinary gem serving up creative Greek cuisine.

8.      Myconian Utopia – heavenly opulence

Set into the rock 300 metres above Elia beach, Myconian Utopia lives up to its name as the quintessence of sophisticated hospitality and sheer natural beauty, designed for true connoisseurs of Mykonos. In addition to seducing guests with the highest standard of luxury and service excellence, the Relais & Châteaux hotel combines the natural beauty of its location with modern opulence.

Utopia is a firm favourite with couples and honeymooners seeking a romantic getaway in a perfect setting, minutes from the longest beach on Mykonos. The luxurious suites and villas provide every comfort and attentive service, while fabulous entertainment areas offer a variety of dining options, bars, relaxing Thalasso spa treatments and spectacular views.

 

9.      Myconian Villa Collection – absolute seclusion

The Myconian Villa Collection, which has “Legend” status with Preferred Hotels, is nestled into the hillside above Elia Bay, Mykonos. The meticulously designed 5-star ​Villa Collection is a unique​ly ​luxurious​ resort​ ​concept with its superb villas offering the discreet yet unbounded opulence of a private house on Mykonos, complemented by personalised 5-star service around the clock.

Leaning into the mountain, the terraced villas have uninterrupted views of the Aegean, culminating in a 360-degree panorama on the vast entertainment deck with its cool bar, epicurean restaurant and saltwater infinity pool. Magnificent interiors offer guests contemporary design, sophistication and comfort in every detail. Service of the highest standard affords a sense of effortless luxury and ease, as guests move from the unparalleled comforts of their room to poolside pleasures, the world-class Thalasso spa, or down to the fine sand beach where parasols stand to attention over private loungers.

 

10.  Panoptis Escape – laidback luxury

 Idyllically located on a hilltop overlooking Elia Beach, on the serene southern coast of Mykonos, Panoptis Escape is an exclusive collection of 19 stunning and spacious villas sits perched above the Aegean Sea. The tenth property in the Myconian Collection portfolio, Panoptis Escape maintains a tactile connection to the environment, with natural materials such as wood, stone and marble, often used in their raw state. Bright and airy, all rooms boast private furnished verandas or balconies where guests can soak up the Myconian sunshine, with many also offering the option of a private pool.

The jewel in Panoptis Escape’s crown is its 21-bedroom villa equipped with 12 outdoor private infinity pools. Featuring magnificent sea views and a private helipad that can house three helicopters, the Panoptis Escape Villa is the epitome of luxury. Other amenities include private beach access, a spa suite and wellness studio, ensuite bathroom facilities, separate living rooms, a fully equipped indoor kitchen and an outdoor open-air kitchen and bar. An expert team of personal chefs, butlers and concierges cater to guests’ every whim, delivering personalised, intimate and bespoke travel experiences.

 

11.  O by Myconian – sublime oasis

Myconian Collection’s first beachfront property and the latest property to open, O by Myconian Collection offers guests direct access to one of the island’s most beautiful beaches – Ornos. O is a sublime oasis of pleasure and relaxation, crafted through impeccable design, exceptional personalised service and privacy, elevated amenities, and authentic, curated experiences.

True to Myconian Collection’s renowned culinary culture, the property offers excellent dining options – Obar’s pool bar serves breakfast, poolside lunch and cocktails, while at O Restaurant guests enjoy local fresh seafood and seasonal produce, perfectly paired with international wines and rare local vintages. Other amenities at the hotel include the on-site O Wellness Spa, which offers a comprehensive selection of spa treatments supported by exclusive Elemis and Ligne St Barth products, a well-equipped gym room, private and group training sessions, and O Concept Store, a specially curated boutique shopping experience exclusively for Myconian guests.

 

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