If you’re dreaming about a wellness vacation, there’s a good chance that you’re fantasizing about crystal blue waters and soft sand beaches. If this is you, you might consider Mykonos, Greece. Mykonos has become a somewhat chic location in recent decades and attracts all types of visitors – from families to celebrities, the more laid back bohemian types, and those looking for a wellness getaway.
If you want to visit Mykonos, but aren’t quite sure where to stay, here are a few ideas to consider.
Mykonos Town (Chora)
Where you chose to stay will be the biggest decision you have to make about your trip to Mykonos. How close you want to be to attractions such as restaurants, cafes, shops, art galleries and beaches will largely dictate your accommodations. If you want to be right in the thick of things, then consider staying right in Mykonos Town.
Buses run regularly between Mykonos Town and the main beaches throughout the day, so staying in the town doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the beautiful beaches. Check out Mykonos Villas for many beautiful options on the island.
Old Port of Mykonos
The Old Port of Mykonos is the most picturesque urban area on the island and, as such, is the most popular place to stay. Also referred to as downtown Mykonos, the old port is what comes to mind when you think of a paradisiacal Greek island, with its white-washed buildings and blue rooftops. As such, here you’ll find the greatest number of hotels, hostels, and rental properties.
The Old Port of Mykonos is also a good place to stay for first-time visitors who want to get a real flavor for local life on the island.
If you prefer to stay on a beach in Mykonos rather than making the trip via bus or taxi from from the old town, there are many beaches to choose from. This is a popular option for those who want a break that prioritizes their wellness by removing themselves from the hustle and bustle. One of the most popularly beaches, Ornos Beach, lies just under two miles (about three 3 km) south of Mykonos town. The area offers a host of hotels, hostels and guest houses to choose from. The white sandy beach is lined with sun loungers, and there are numerous seafood and other restaurants directly on the beach.
Ornos looks over a sheltered bay, whose calm waters are popular with families.
Platis Gialos is another popular beach due to its golden sand and turquoise waters. If you’re the active type, you’ll also find a whole array of water activities on offer.
The Bottom Line
One of the biggest decision you’ll have to make about your trip to Mykonos is where to stay. So, if you want to stay in the heart of the shopping, restaurants, art galleries and other cultural attractions, then choosing an area in the old town (Chora) will be the best bet for you. If you want a bit more peace, quiet and connection with nature yet still want access to the amenities of the town, consider a beach such as Ornos or Platis Gialos with its regular bus connections to the old town.
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