There are so many options in Mykonos that you might be bewildered to choose one area or the other for accommodation.
Generally speaking, it can be said that where you choose to stay will greatly influence the type of vacation you take. If you are looking for a secluded environment, in a quiet area, with, for example, a magnificent beach nearby, you can find very cozy structures throughout the island, but to move clearly will need to take advantage of public transport or hiring a car.
For those who want to stay close to the stores, restaurants and bars, it is necessary to find accommodation in the most populated towns, without being reluctant to mix pleasantly with other tourists.
Let’s see below those that are the most popular locations of Mykonos to choose where to stay.
Certainly the Mykonos Town is the best equipped area as far as transport, tourist services and stores are concerned. For those arriving on the island for the first time, it is certainly a more than valid option, to be taken into consideration. Mykonos Town is therefore recommended for those who want to be at the center of the action, while it may be too chaotic for those who do not like fashionable and crowded places.
Here you will find the widest choice of hotel facilities. As in all areas of Mykonos, high-end hotels, luxury residences and private houses prevail, but unlike elsewhere there are also family-run hotels and even a hostel.
From Mykonos Town it is then possible to take a rental car and leave towards the more remote beaches during the day, so as to be able to return to the town in the evening to participate in the many parties organized in the clubs.
Although it is definitely targeted by tourists, especially in the summer months, it is a town that has managed to maintain its charm and its classic Cycladic style.
This hotel offers accommodation in air-conditioned rooms with mini-bar, private balcony and TV. At 50 meters there is a bus stop that leads to the city center, which is however only 800 meters from the hotel.
A short distance from the center of Mykonos Town, this hotel offers spacious rooms, which are also suitable for the stay of families. The hospitality and kindness of the staff, directed towards each and every guest, will make you feel at home.
If you are looking for quieter areas, but still well served, these two locations are the ideal choice where to stay in Mykonos. They represent seaside places that are safe for children and relaxing for adults.
A few kilometers away from Mykonos Town, the village of Ornos is a good compromise between those who want comfort and tranquility and for this reason is the preferred choice of families, while Platys Gialos, a short distance from Paradise Beach, is chosen more by young people.
Ornos, once a quiet fishing village, today has become the second tourist center of the island: it is a popular seaside resort with a wide range of hotel facilities, close to the main attractions and the most beautiful beaches of the island, but also a more relaxing place than the crowded capital, with a nice and very active marina.
Prevail studios, vacation homes and room rentals, but you can also find some hotels mostly of medium-high range.
They have a style that somehow resembles Mykonos Town, but they are definitely less crowded. However, they are independent from Mykonos Town in terms of restaurants, stores and bars.
From these two villages is then possible to take a bus to get to other beaches of the island.
This residence offers solutions in apartments, some of which are also equipped with kitchenette and living area. The property provides airport transfer service, while you are given the opportunity to choose family rooms. In the outdoor area there is a beautiful swimming pool.
Hotel in typical Cycladic style, with blue shutters and white walls, the Corfos also has a large outdoor pool with bar. The restaurant offers typical Greek dishes, alternating with international cuisine.
For several decades now, Mykonos has been the home of Greek summer fun. It is the destination par excellence for those who love discos and electronic music. Most of the young tourists, arrived on the island to have fun, choose the resort of Paradise Beach to stay.
It is here in fact that are concentrated the greatest number of nightlife events, and for this reason there are simple accommodations, which are perfectly suited to the few needs of young revelers.
The resort itself does not offer much, except precisely the lively nightlife.
This hotel is located a few minutes walk from the beach, and offers the option of overnight stay with breakfast included. There is a sun terrace with a swimming pool at the guests’ disposal.
Family-run, this property is in a quiet location; the famous Paradise beach is just a few minutes’ walk away. Wi-fi is available in all accommodations, and it is located near a bus stop, served by several lines, to reach easily Mykonos Town.
Agios Ioannis and Agios Stefanos are seaside resorts that are located on the west coast of the island, not far from Mykonos Town.
They are an excellent solution for those who love to live the vacation in pure relaxation: all over the island in fact there are villages on the sea that may be the appropriate choice for those who want to live their vacation in complete tranquility.
The services in these places are scarce; the options for dining are not as extensive as in Mykonos Town for example, but the well-being that can be found in the accommodations present certainly will not make you regret having stayed here.
It is located a few meters from the beach of Agios Ioannis. The property offers apartments and studios, furnished in a basic way and light tones. There is a common area complete with a swimming pool and cocktail bar.
This hotel overlooks Agios Stefanos Bay, with a view of Mykonos Town Port in the distance. It offers air-conditioned rooms with thoughtful details and buffet breakfast included. The hotel is in a quiet location, and the tourist areas are within easy driving distance.