Travel Greece: The Best of Mykonos

The jewel of the Cycladic islands is known for its St-Tropez-meets-Ibiza style, so it goes without saying that there are hip hotels aplenty. These are some of our favourites


Opening for its second season last month, this alluring adults-only paradise overlooks Ornos beach. Previously home to a prominent businessman and frequented by artists, intellectuals, and people of influence, Once in Mykonos has been reimagined as a five-star resort under the expert eye of Fivos Stavrides of F Studio Designers. Inspired by ancient Greek amphitheatres, the 59-room resort expertly combines the impressive architecture and classic Cycladic style that is synonymous with the island with elegant, boho-chic interiors. Food comes courtesy of executive chef Kyriakos Sotiriou, who brings his years of experience in fine dining restaurants to the gourmet Infinity Restaurant, where his exquisite menu showcases the best organic, locally sourced ingredients. This summer sees a series of residencies with international DJs and performers that promises unmissable pool parties. True grown up glamour.

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Located in the peaceful hills of Tourlos overlooking Agios Stefanos beach, this brand-new hotel is the first in a series of intimate, design-led boutique properties offering outstanding personalised service that has been launched by Thanos Hotels & Resorts. The all-suite property offers a sleek Aegean-inspired design that captures the unique beauty of the island. Calming earth-toned interiors, Mykonian stone walls, handcrafted wooden furnishings and natural decorations honour Cycladic heritage and the surrounding landscape. A dedicated concierge is on hand to arrange excursions and experiences that will help guests to make the most of their stay – from kitesurfing in Korfos bay to island-hopping and snorkelling trips around the southern bays. Meanwhile, personal training, private yoga and signature care from local wellness experts are also available on demand, and a serene spa treatment room offers ten different types of massage, using OSEA and QMS Medicosmetics products. True hideaway hedonism in paradise surroundings.

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The family-run Greek hospitality brand, which launched in 2006 with two locations – Bill & Coo Suites & Lounge and Bill & Coo Coast – added three private fully-serviced villas to their irresistible portfolio in 2021. The design of the one-bedroom villas, which sit within Bill & Coo Suites and Lounge on the edge of Mykonos Town, has been inspired by the typical island architecture, making use of local stone and Cycladic features, while the interiors feature clean white lines and natural materials. Light-fi lled open plan living spaces and large outdoor terraces boasting private pools blur the lines between indoor and outdoor living – offering the ultimate in laidback Greek luxury. With lockable interconnecting doors in the fragrant gardens, all three villas can be hired out for special group holidays. And because the fully equipped villas are serviced by the Bill & Coo Suites & Lounge team, you get all the benefi ts of a hotel stay, combined with total exclusivity. Services on request include access to private chefs, personal trainers, personal assistants, masseurs and chauffeurs, plus bookable private yoga or Pilates sessions, and yachting and helicopter experiences. Totally dreamy.