Mykonos is one of the most cosmopolitan islands in the entire world and its nightlife competes only with Ibiza and Rimini. Therefore we shouldn’t be surprised by the huge number of party seekers who want to spend their vacation in Mykonos.
Best Areas on Mykonos
Choosing a location as “best” on the island would mean doing injustice to the rest of Mykonos. The island is quite small (85 sq km / 32.8 sq miles) and has a generous shoreline (80 km / 49.7 miles) so it’s quite easy to find accommodation right on the beach.
For the party seekers, the best areas would be those close to Paradise or Super Paradise beaches, hence the southern part of the island. But do note that the hotels located in the southern part of the island tend to be more expensive than the ones located on the northern part.
This is a 1 star hotel located right in the center of Mykonos Town and has been recently renovated. The hotel offers a swimming pool, a children’s pool and a really nice roof garden. All rooms have AC, refrigerator and TV. For 2008, during the high season –Jul 18 to Aug 23 – the prices for a single room start at €110/night. The breakfast is not included and costs €10/person/day.
San Marco Hotel
It is a 5 starts hotel located in Houlakia (Choulakia) is opened from April to October. It’s quite close to the town center and the new Tourlos Harbor. The hotels offers a swimming pool, bar and restaurant, children’s playground and conference room. All rooms have AC, direct dial telephone, TV and refrigerator. For 2008, during the high season, the prices for a classic Mykonian garden view room (double) start at €167/room/night.
Santa Marina Resort & Villas
It is a 5 stars hotel, is located in Ornos, in the southern part of Mykonos, close to the Super Paradise Beach. The resort offers a pool bar and restaurant, tennis court, sea water pool, private beach, shuttle service to Mykonos town and airport, water sports facilities –scuba diving, water ski – and gym. The rooms have AC, Internet services, TV and direct dial telephone. The breakfast is included in the room price. For 2008, during the high season, the prices for a classic double room start at €465.50/room/night.
Mykonos is one of the most sought after Greek islands hence you need to book well in advance. Do consider using a travel agency as they book the rooms “in bulk”, hence being able to offer lower room prices than the ones found on online booking sites.
When choosing your hotel, consider both the price and the facilities, since the categories aren’t exactly standard in Greece. You might find that a hotel located on the southern part of Mykonos might cost more than a hotel located in Mykonos Town, just because Paradise Beach is at a stone’s throw away.
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