Mykonos is THE hot spot right now! It’s a combination of luxury, elegance and of course, partying. I’d say it’s a mix between St. Tropez and Ibiza. The beautiful white boutique hotels meet the bluest blues of the Aegean Sea giving it a backdrop that’s mesmerizing. Many of the day clubs turn into night clubs and stay open past 7am in the morning. Good news is that you can catch the breathtaking sunrise as you make your way home!

I traveled with a good girlfriend and we ended up extending our stay from 4 nights to 7 nights. Once we mentioned this to fellow travelers we found that many other people did the same thing. We even met some that had been there for a month! It’s just one of those magical places you never want to leave.

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Petasos Beach Hotel & Spa (Where I stayed) – I absolutely love this newly renovated boutique hotel. It’s sophisticated, breathtaking and on a private peninsular surrounded by the Aegean Sea which gives it incredible sea views. It has a stunning pool, sleek modern spa, & gourmet Greek cuisine. The location couldn’t be more perfect. It’s right in between two of my favorite day clubs, Scorpios and Nammos. You can walk to both but you have to be careful as the drivers are a bit reckless.

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Kivotos – Located in Ornos with stunning views of the horizon, Kivotos overlooks its own private beach. It’s built within the rocky slope, which gives the architecture and overall look of the hotel a unique and mystic vibe. It has 39 rooms, an incredible villa with a private pool and secluded beach area. The hotel has two swimming pools, a spa, fitness center, squash court, three restaurants, an art gallery, a scenic chapel within its premises for weddings, and a private yacht available for daily cruises and romantic private dinners, anchored in the bay of Ornos just in front of the hotel.

SS Gold Amenities:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Mediterranean Buffet breakfast for up to two in-room guests
  • $100 USD equivalent Resort or Hotel credit to be utilized during stay (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full) excludes NERO NERO private beach restaurant
  • Roundtrip Airport Transfers
  • 10% discount on their Private Yacht cruises
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • For stays of 5 nights or more in rooms and suites, guests also receive one a la carte luncheon for two, once during stay (excluding alcoholic beverages, taxes & gratuities)
  • For stays of 5 nights or more in Villas, guests will receive one special SPA treatment experience of 1hr, once during stay (Value $150 USD)
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

Myconian Ambassador Relais & Chateaux Hotel – This luxury hotel is part of the Relais & Châteaux family. It’s steps from the sands of Platis Gialos and built within the slope. It’s architecture is contemporary chic with tones and textures borrowed from the local culture. It has 69 luxurious bedrooms with different options with terraces and suites.

SS Gold Amenities:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Complimentary a La Carte Breakfast and Buffet Breakfast with Champagne for two daily for duration of the stay
  • $100 USD equivalent Food & Beverage credit to be utilized during stay (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • Complimentary roundtrip private airport transfers
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

Mykonos Blu Grecotel Exclusive Resort – Set on a low bluff overlooking the world-famous beach at Psarou, this exceptional resort is between the island’s two worlds – it’s secluded, yet close enough to town to join the party when you feel like it.

SS Gold Amenities:

  • Complimentary Room Upgrade to the next available room type subject to Hotel’s availability
  • Complimentary round transfers from/to the airport or port
  • Complimentary Early check in & late check out subject to Hotel’s availability
  • Complimentary Daily American Buffet breakfast
  • A 3-course lunch or dinner for 2 once during stay (excluding beverages)
  • Villas Accommodation – extra amenities on top of standard accommodation
  • Complimentary day activity organized from the Hotel Live like a local!
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

Other recommendations:

Cavo Tagoo Mykonos

Santa Marina

Myconian Villa Collection

Belvedere Hotel

Boheme Hotel

Archipelagos Hotel

Mykonos Grand Hotel & Spa

Mykonos Ammos

De.Light Boutique Hotel

Book any of the hotels above with SS Gold and receive exclusive amenities and VIP treatment! 

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Day Clubs:

Nammos

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Scorpios

Principote

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Night Clubs:

Nammos

Scorpios

Alamagou

Paradise 

Sail or Yacht

We went on a beautiful sunset catamaran cruise with Mykonos Sailing! It was perfection from start to finish. They picked us up with a private driver at our hotel and brought us to the pier where we took a small tender to the catamaran. We were then greeted by the staff and given a nice glass of prosecco to start the adventure. They brought us to three different coves and gave us some history on each one. We were able to swim, relax and enjoy the beautiful views. They then made a delicious greek salad and steamed some mussels for us! They were delicious! They also had some Ouzo to have with our meal. The staff was fabulous – they were fun to be around and very professional. I would highly recommend using their services if you are traveling to Mykonos.

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Go into town:

The town has many small restaurants, shops and bars. It’s a great place to walk around and take in the beautiful greek architecture and buy some souvenirs for home.

The only drawback with Mykonos is their lack of taxis. There were many nights when we were told there were no taxis available and we had to either wait or try to get a private driver to get us to our destination. Everyone rents cars but to me it seemed dangerous as the drivers are reckless but if you are used to driving with no rules you’ll probably be fine driving. You can also rent scooters or four -wheelers.

Wear//

The roads are all cobblestone and uneven so don’t even think about wearing heels here. I lived in my flat sandals which was actually kind of nice. It was really hot when we were there so a nice summer dress and a pair of flats was the summer uniform…and of course swimsuits!

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Please feel free to reach out anytime for more recommendations or for help planning your upcoming trip to Mykonos!

xx,

Sinem

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WOW, what an incredible island! thanks for sharing

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