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Where to Stay in Mykonos: Near the Beach or Town?

A glitzy, sun-drenched island in Greece, Mykonos is a world renowned tourist destination popular for offering travellers the perfect combination of natural beauty, rich culture and luxurious resorts. Compared to Santorini, this small island that forms part of the Cyclades offers visitors more choices of picturesque sandy beaches and an exciting nightlife scene.

Blessed with hidden wonders, it pairs laid back Mediterranean charm with a wealth of attractions, as its beautiful white villages appeal to a variety of holidaymakers. Whether visitors want to stroll through the whitewashed maze of Mykonos Town, explore the quaint Panagia Paraportiani church or simply lounge on the white-sand at Platys Gialos Beach, Mykonos offers a myriad of activities and experiences to soak in the island’s stunning scenic vistas.

From on-site pools to rooms facing the Aegean Sea and a convenient walking distance to the city centre, travellers will find Mykonos offers a variety of accommodations to suit their needs. With over 300 million visitors per year to HotelsCombined, we’ve taken the guesswork out of hotel searches by highlighting the most popular hotels in Mykonos.

Organised by the top beachfront properties and walking distance to the city centre, this guide will help travellers discover which hotel suits all their accommodation needs on their next Mykonos island escape. We’ve also highlighted the top things to do on a visit to Mykonos.

Beaches in Mykonos

Beaches in Mykonos

An alluring combination of golden sands and sparkling turquoise waters, the pristine beaches in Mykonos are connected by footpaths that offer visitors easy access, allowing an exploration of multiple beaches in one day. Staying near one of the beaches on Mykonos means you’re never far from excellent sunbathing and swimming opportunities, in addition to walking distance to waterfront eating and drinking establishments, museums and nightlife in Mykonos Town. The hotels here offer spectacular sea-view rooms, outdoor pools and often provide private balconies to capture the island’s array of vibrant colours that glisten against its bright white buildings during sunset.

Hotels Near Mykonos Beaches

Hotels Near Mykonos Beaches

Mykonos Bay Hotel

Mykonos Bay HotelNestled on the picturesque Megali Ammos Beach, Mykonos Bay Hotel is just steps from the island’s golden sands and crystal blue waters. Combining minimal architecture with natural beauty, guests who stay here will be greeted with sweeping views of the sparkling Aegean Sea and the famous Mykonos windmills. Spacious beachfront rooms include pillow-top mattresses, satellite TV and feature balconies that open up to the sea.

Guests can dine on Mykonian delicacies by the poolside on one of the plush sunbeds, or at the hotel’s seaside Alisahni Restaurant and wrap up their day with a refreshing cocktail paired with unrivalled views of the island. Exploring Mykonos Town from the hotel is easy, as guests are only 320 metres from the restaurants, shops and maze of streets in Mykonos Town.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: €38 – €232
Guest Rating: 9.0
Address: Mykonos, Greece

 

Hotel Mykonos Beach

Hotel Mykonos Beach

Only a short walk to Megali Ammos Beach, Hotel Mykonos Beach is a Cycladic-style bungalow complex spread across the rugged hillside. Overlooking the Aegean Sea, 43 bright and sunny rooms capture warm sunshine throughout the day, while in the evening guests can relax with romantic sunset views from their private balcony.

Perfect for those looking to indulge in the island’s famous nightlife, guests can easily access the entertainment on Mykonos Town from the hotel on foot but are far enough away from the bars and clubs to get a peaceful night of sleep. Delicious buffet breakfasts of Mediterranean cuisine is served daily to get the day started right, while spa tubs and Egyptian cotton sheets are a bonus after an action-packed day of adventure.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: €38 – €263
Guest Rating: 8.0
Address: Megali Ammos, Mykonos, Greece

 

Bill & Coo Suites and Lounge

Bill & Coo Suites and Lounge

Boasting 5-star luxury with beautiful views of the island’s rocky landscape and sea, Bill & Coo Suites and Lounge is a boutique hotel that appeals to the jet-setting crowd. Guests will be greeted with 30 spacious suites with premium Tempur-Pedic beds and lounge beds perfectly placed on a sea-view balcony to soak in the salty breeze of the Aegean Sea.

A combination of serenity and coastal cool, the ambience at this hotel offers elegance at its finest, where guests are seen sipping on island-style cocktails by the sparkling infinity pool. Mornings start with sumptuous a la carte choices, while the award-winning Bill & Coo Gourmet Restaurant immerses guests into a mouth-watering menu of Mediterranean cuisine throughout the day.

Star Rating: 5*
Price: €164 – €760
Guest Rating: 9.2
Address: Megali Ammos, Mykonos, Greece

 

Grand Beach Hotel Mykonos

Grand Beach Hotel Mykonos

Only a one-minute walk from the Megali Ammos Beach and 400 metres from Mykonos Town, guests get the best of both worlds at Grand Beach Hotel Mykonos. Spacious Standard Rooms offer private balconies with panoramic views of both the sea and Mykonos windmills, while upgraded Executive Suites also feature separate living rooms and private outdoor pools.

Guests are spoilt for choice in where they can soak in the island’s sunshine, as the hotel also offers a seawater swimming pool, children’s pool, outdoor Jacuzzi and a poolside bar. An ideal base to explore the rest of Mykonos, guests are less than a 20-minute drive to Ornos Beach and Paradise Beach.

Star Rating: 2*
Price: €55 – €233
Guest Rating: 8.7
Address: Megali Ammos, Mykonos, Greece

 

Aegean Hotel Mykonos

Only a three-minute walk from the closest beach, Aegean Hotel Mykonos is a traditional whitewashed complex nestled amongst the hillside. Boasting 122 rooms, guests have excellent views of the water and harbour from private verandas, while modern amenities such as mini bars and flat-screen TVs ensure a comfortable overnight stay.

Just a stone’s throw from Mykonos Town and the long sandy beaches that surround Mykonos, guests have plenty of opportunities to also take advantage of the hotel’s prime location. When guests are not exploring the surrounding area, they can take a dip in the refreshing on-site pool, play a round at the mini golf course or unwind in the luxurious sauna.

Star Rating: 3.5*
Price: €22 – €125
Guest Rating: 8.0
Address: Tagoo, Mykonos, Greece

 

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Must-see Beaches in Mykonos

Must-see Mykonos BeachesPlatys Gialos BeachPlatys Gialos Beach

One of the biggest beaches on the island, Platys Gialos Beach is popular with both locals and visitors alike come summertime. Filled with beachgoers attracted to its idyllic golden sand and turquoise waters, the family-friendly area is lined with luxury hotels, restaurants and bars. An oasis for soaking in the sunshine, sun-seekers will find sunbeds, umbrellas and watersports facilities that provide the necessary ingredients for a memorable day.

Paradise BeachParadise Beach

Nestled next to Paranga Beach, Paradise Beach is accessible by bus, taxi-boat or on foot via the walking path from Platys Gialos. Lined with popular bars, visitors come to Paradise Beach to party until dawn. While there are plenty of watersports rental facilities and a diving centre on-site, the biggest appeal to this area are the lively crowds of revellers that spill out onto the sand, and only grow in number as the sun goes down.

Super Paradise BeachSuper Paradise Beach

Located south-east of Mykonos Town, Super Paradise Beach is located right next to Paradise Beach. Reachable by taxi-boat and local buses, it is considered one of the most beautiful beaches in all of Greece. With crystal clear waters and postcard-worthy views, this beach attracts an eclectic crowd of partygoers from all over the world and is often buzzing with energy throughout the day.

Paraga BeachParaga Beach

A beautiful beach south-east of Mykonos Town, Paraga Beach is a combination of two sandy beaches. Separated by a headland, it forms one large beach where the northern area is lined with bars and restaurants, while those looking for solitude can find a more tranquil atmosphere in the southern area of the beach. Accessible by bus or taxi-boat, it is less than a 20-minute walk to nearby Paradise Beach.

Ornos BeachOrnos Beach

One of the most family-friendly beaches in Mykonos, Ornos Beach is located just south of Chora. Situated in front of a small fishing village, the beach is lined with soft sand and clear blue waters with postcard-worthy views of the houses perched above on the cliff. Numerous watersports are available in addition to excellent waterfront restaurants and beach bars, while sunbeds and umbrellas cater to beachgoers looking for peace and quiet.

Elia BeachElia Beach

Located further east than many of the popular beaches, Elia Beach is the longest on Mykonos and typically less crowded. Easily accessible via bus from Mykonos Town or a taxi-boat from Platys Gialos, this beach attracts a diverse crowd, from celebrities and newlyweds to vacationing families with kids. Beachfront eateries serve local delicacies throughout the day, while swimming, jet skiing and parasailing and are favoured activities.

Staying in Mykonos Town

Staying in Mykonos Town

Home to centuries-old architecture, Mykonos Town is a combination of picturesque streets and charming white stucco buildings adorned with bright blue trim and blooming purple bougainvilleas. A maze built to discourage would-be invaders, it is now lined with popular restaurants, boutiques and museums. In the evening, the area ramps up as visitors flock to the trendy bars and clubs that come alive with a glamorous crowd of partygoers. A convenient base for accessing top attractions, many hotels in Mykonos Town offer views of the Aegean Sea, feature outdoor pools and provide on-site eateries to sample local cuisine.

Hotels Near Mykonos Town: Under 5 Minutes’ Walk

Hotels Near Mykonos Town Under 5 Minutes Walk

Poseidon Hotel Suites

Poseidon Hotel Suites

Located in Mykonos Town, Poseidon Hotel Suites is a quaint bed and breakfast that overlooks the Aegean Sea towards Delos. Boasting 58 soundproofed rooms, guests will find sound systems, hydromassage showers and balconies with sea views in upgraded suites. Enjoy the pleasant views found at the hotel’s sparkling seawater pool on a comfortable sunbed, or visit the on-site lounge and bar for a refreshing cocktail.

Guests looking to explore the surrounding area will find the hotel’s location convenient, as a shoreline path leads straight to the restaurants, bars and shops in Little Venice, and is less than a 10-minute walk from the famous Mykonos windmills. A luxurious motor yacht is also available to reserve from the hotel, perfect for a day of sailing around the Cyclades Islands.

Star Rating: 3*
Price: €48 – €225
Guest Rating: 9.0
Address: Vida, Mykonos, Greece

 

Studio Eleni

Studio Eleni

Nestled in a quiet area next to Little Venice, Studio Eleni offers a tranquil escape in the heart of Mykonos Town. An intimate accommodation choice, the 15 rooms at this hotel combine modern amenities, such as flat-screen TVs and air conditioning, and offer friendly and personalised services.

Guests who stay here are in a prime location to explore the island’s best-kept treasures, as the bus station, action-packed city centre and nearby beach are all less than a five-minute walk away. Bike rentals are also available for those who want to take a leisurely cruise around the island.

Star Rating: 1*
Price: €22 – €188
Guest Rating: 6.8
Address: Agias Paraskevis 22, Mykonos, Greece

 

Mykonos View Hotel

Mykonos View Hotel

Situated on the slopes of a hill, Mykonos View Hotel offers peace and tranquillity with easy access to the island’s harbour area and nightlife. Boasting a variety of styles and decoration, the accommodation at this hotel ranges from rooms with traditional stone features to suites with a modern design, where guests are treated to sea views, mini bars and satellite TV.

Perfect for guests travelling with a larger group, family rooms feature pull-out sofas, living rooms and kitchenettes, while bi-level apartments can accommodate up to six. A funky bar and pool area is the hotel’s focal point and is the most picturesque area on the property, and with an alluring sea-facing sundeck it is also the premier spot to relax and unwind.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: €58 – €308
Guest Rating: 8.9
Address: Main Street, Kaminaki City, 84600, Mykonos, Greece

 

Cavo Tagoo

Cavo Tagoo

Only 600 metres from Mykonos Town, Cavo Tagoo offers guests upscale accommodation carved into the island’s cliffside. With whitewashed architecture and elegant decor, guests who stay here will find 5-star luxury rooms, suites and villas with outdoor Jacuzzi’s and private pools that offer expansive views of the Aegean Sea.

The on-site CAVOTAGOO Spa welcomes guests to an inviting spa experience with a range of body and wellness treatments enriched with extra virgin Greek olive oil, while the gourmet Kiku Restaurant combines Japanese cuisine with a modern twist for a menu full of vibrant flavours. Find tranquillity at Ornos Beach less than a 10-minute drive away, or sail around the island on a yacht excursion arranged with the hotel’s concierge team.

Star Rating: 5*
Price: €105 – €1141
Guest Rating: 9.0
Address: Tagoo, Mykonos, Greece

 

Porto Mykonos Hotel

Porto Mykonos Hotel

Enticing guests with its premier location, Porto Mykonos Hotel is situated in the city centre. Its Cycladic infrastructure boasts a serene atmosphere, where cosy rooms and suites have stylish furnishings that feature queen sized beds, mini bars and LCD TVs, while upgraded sea-view rooms offer romantic panoramic views from a private balcony. Perfect for soaking in the vivid colours of the Aegean Sea, guests who stay at this seaside retreat have views of the Mykonos windmills and traditional cubic houses in Mykonos Town.

Head to the freshwater swimming pool and on-site lounge to watch the dazzling city centre light up in the evening or dine on fresh Mediterranean cuisine on the outdoor terrace of the hotel’s Mykonos Restaurant. Meander through the side streets of Mykonos Town or venture further out, as the historic church of Panagia Paraportiani is only a short 11-minute walk away.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: €62 – €624
Guest Rating: 8.0
Address: Mykonos Town, Mykonos, Greece

 

Hermes Mykonos Hotel

Hermes Mykonos Hotel

Nestled above the old harbour, Hermes Mykonos Hotel is ideally located less than a 10-minute walk to the shops on Matoyianni Street. Guests can find a peaceful night of rest in one of the 37 bright and airy rooms with rich decor and marble features, where Aegean Sea views can be seen from private balconies.

A sparkling on-site pool and sundeck provide excellent views of the town and Mykonos windmills, and a cosy Hermes Lounge and Archipelagos Pool Bar offer a variety of signature cocktails. Guests only need to take a short stroll down the hill to reach the top restaurants and nightlife in Mykonos Town, while several beaches are less than a 15-minute drive away.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: €66 – €245
Guest Rating: 9.1
Address: Mykonos Town, Mykonos, Greece

 

Harmony Boutique Hotel

Harmony Boutique Hotel

The first luxury boutique hotel on the island, Harmony Boutique Hotel is located in the heart of Mykonos Town. Combining natural materials and earthy hues, guest rooms include electric kettles, satellite TVs and premium toiletries, and charming terraces with stylish seating serving as the highlight of the room.

The Ambrosia Restaurant serves hungry guests flavourful Greek delicacies throughout the day, while the lounge bar is the ideal place to capture extraordinary island sunsets with a craft cocktail. Socialise with new friends at the outdoor pool featuring soft poolside mattresses, or unwind at the Spa Center with an array of body treatments designed to renew and refresh.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: €48 – €409
Guest Rating: 9.0
Address: Mykonos Town Centre, Mykonos, Greece

 

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Hotels Near Mykonos Town: Under 10 Minutes’ Walk

Hotels Near Mykonos Town Under 10 Minutes Walk

Andronikos Hotel

Andronikos Hotel

Less than a 10-minute walk to Mykonos Town, Andronikos Hotel offers upscale accommodation less than a 15-minute walk from the beach. Bright and airy rooms highlight natural features found in the Mykonos landscape, with upgraded Junior Suites featuring hydro-massage Jacuzzis and large terraces.

Guests can dine on organic Mediterranean cuisine at the award-winning Lady Finger Restaurant or indulge in a refreshing cocktail served poolside at Orange Blue Bar. The on-site Earth Spa welcomes guests with soothing massages and facial treatments, while the hotel’s luxurious Yoga Sailing excursion is a unique twist to staying fit.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: €48 – €347
Guest Rating: 9.0
Address: Drafaki, Mykonos, Greece

 

Sofia Village

Sofia Village

Located in the School of Fine Arts area, Sofia Village offers guests serene natural surroundings less than 10 minutes’ walk from Mykonos Town. Cosy rooms are equipped with a mini bar, TV and kettle, while upgraded studios feature a kitchenette and a furnished terrace with colourful views of neighbouring islands.

Guests can start their day in the sunny breakfast room with an outdoor terrace, and spend their days relaxing by the hotel’s outdoor pool and lounge area. Less than a 15-minute walk to the famous Mykonos windmills, guests can also utilise the local buses that travel to the island’s best beaches from right outside the hotel.

Star Rating: 1*
Price: €22 – €147
Guest Rating: 7.0
Address: School of Fine Arts, Mykonos, Greece

 

Madalena Hotel

Madalena Hotel

Just 10 minutes’ walk from Mykonos Town and less than 15 to the famous church of Panagia Paraportiani, Madalena Hotel features authentic Mykonian architecture that overlooks Mykonos Town. Featuring marble bathrooms and flat-screen TVs, 26 modern rooms also include a daily American buffet breakfast and sea-view terraces.

A laid-back outdoor pool and bar area offer a place for guests to unwind and cool off, while bike rentals are available for those who want to explore the surrounding area. Situated just above the Old Port of Mykonos, guests are in a prime location to browse the shops on Matoyianni Street, dine in Little Venice and are less than five kilometres from Ornos and Platys Gialos Beach.

Star Rating: 2*
Price: €50 – €304
Guest Rating: 8.4
Address: Mykonos City, City Center, Mykonos, Greece

 

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What to See in Mykonos Town

What to See in Mykonos Town

Matoyianni StreetMatoyianni Street

The island’s main shopping area, Matoyianni Street offers a wealth of opportunities to find unique Mykonian treasures, from colourful hand-crafted sandals to ornate Byzantine jewellery. Lined with souvenir shops, high-end boutiques and eateries, this street is busy throughout the day. Browse Pantopoleion, a 300-year-old shop that sells Mykonian goods, or dance late in the evening to top DJs at the trendy nightlife spot, Agra Bar.

Little VeniceLittle Venice

One of the most picturesque areas on Mykonos, Little Venice is situated where the most western part of the town meets the sea. On what looks like a small peninsula, visitors will discover old houses constructed on the sea’s edge overlooking the harbour. Lined with cosy restaurants, bars and shops, this area is popular for its blend of old world charm, awe-inspiring sunset views and pulsating nightlife.

Armenistis LighthouseArmenistis Lighthouse

Built in 1891, the Armenistis Lighthouse is a striking octagonal cylindrical stone tower located on the northwestern tip of Mykonos. Towering over the island at 19 metres in height, it reflects the rich maritime past of Greece. With a focal plane of 184 metres, visitors can travel down a scenic coastal road to reach the lighthouse and spend time soaking in the spectacular landscape views.

Mykonos WindmillsMykonos Windmills

A defining component of the Mykonos skyline, the windmills are iconic features of the island. Seen from almost every corner of Mykonos Town, the windmills are dotted along the scenic hillside, first erected by the Venetians in the 16th century. Once vital to the island’s economy when they used wind power to grind grain, they now serve as vaults to Mykonian heritage and a living testimony to the island’s early innovation.

Panagia ParaportianiPanagia Paraportiani

One of the most photographed of the 400 churches on Mykonos, the church of Panagia Paraportiani is famous for its entrance that overlooks the sparkling Aegean Sea. With impressive whitewashed architecture that dates back to the Byzantine era and elaborate religious decorations from the Middle Ages, this turquoise-themed attraction is actually made up of five churches built between the 15th and 17th century.

Rarity GalleryRarity Gallery

Located in the centre of Mykonos, Rarity Gallery is the largest and longest-running art gallery on the island. It is the place to go for a dose of culture, where visitors can browse through exhibits that highlight internationally recognised artists, displaying everything from painting to photography. Established in 1995, the goal of the gallery is to strengthen the appreciation of contemporary art in Mykonos.

Where is Your Favourite Place to Stay in Mykonos?

Blessed with picturesque whitewashed buildings and alluring panoramic vistas, Mykonos is an idyllic, once-in-a-lifetime holiday destination. Compared to other islands, such as Santorini, Mykonos stands out with its combination of white-sand beaches and glamorous nightlife scene, offering a myriad of attractions to choose from throughout the day. From archaeological sites to cosmopolitan restaurants and bars and impressive beach escapes, there is something on Mykonos for everyone.

With over 300 million visitors per year to HotelsCombined, we see a lot of travellers opting for accommodation in Mykonos that offers modern amenities and easy access to top attractions. From private balconies that capture stunning Aegean Sea views to outdoor pool areas that serve a menu of refreshing cocktails and easy access to sun-drenched beaches, hotels in Mykonos are on top of their game. The most popular hotels in Mykonos usually feature a combination of these impressive services, where guests can soak in the island’s ideal outdoor weather and panoramic views to the fullest.

Where is your favourite place to stay in Mykonos? Let us know if you’ve visited Mykonos and what beachfront property or city centre hotel you can’t pass up when visiting the island.

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3 thoughts on “Where to Stay in Mykonos: Near the Beach or Town?”

  1. I stayed at the Mykonos View Hotel the last time I was in Mykonos. I was travelling with my boyfriend and we wanted somewhere within walking distance to the town, but also somewhere that had nice ocean views and somewhere to relax with a book and a cocktail. This hotel ticked all the boxes and definitely met my expectations. I thought the price was also good for the location and amenities. I loved the hotel and the location, but I think if I was to visit again, I’d opt for an beach hotel. Probably because it’s winter and I’m missing the sun and sea. The Bill & Coo Suites and Lounge looks nice.

    I loved exploring Little Venice, and definitely recommend checking it out. There are loads of really good restaurants, cafes and bars around Little Venice, which we found fantastic. I don’t recall having a bad meal the entire time we were there. If you are spending a few days in Mykonos, then I recommend taking a day trip to Delos. Delos is a Greek island and archaeological site, which some really interesting ruins.

    Take some dancing shoes and a few nice dresses, because the nightlife in Mykonos is out of this world. Even if you’re not a big party animal, it worth heading out on the town at least once during your stay on the island.

  2. I went to Mykonos on a budget with my friends, mainly to explore the wonders of archeology.
    We ended up staying in Filoxenia Apartments for a week.
    The reason we chose to stay in an apartment was to save money by making our own breakfast everyday and that everyone has his own space to do what they wanted to do. The apartment was located right next to the beach and about 2km away from Mykonos.

    We decided to rent a car, so we could be independent on wherever we wanted to go. It’s fantastic to drive from scenery to scenery and stop when you want to stop. One day we drove to the countryside and had a delicious meal in a village.

    Try to visit the island of Delos and spend a whole day learning about the history of this area, you will be amazed. Boats leave every day from Mykonos, we took our lunch with us to save some money (it is expensive on the island).

  3. My favourite part is Chora, Mykonos Town that is one crazy place with many parties around, I think you could say this place is the European version of Vegas.
    Besides the party scene the beaches here are all stunning and are surrounded by luxurious resorts of all sorts. I chose to stay at Mykonos town (not at a more remote and much calmer area) because everything was at your footstep…bars, restaurants, shopping and i could still rent a scooter and look around. Mykonos Town is very charming, the streets are so narrow you’ll never know where you will end up to, Definitely a place I want to go back to.

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