When planning a trip to Mykonos, you really need to consider two things when it comes to accommodation; your budget and what type of holiday you want.
You have a choice of staying in Mykonos Town or at a beach area. Mykonos Town is not a giant party zone, so don’t be worried about getting swept up in the party scene if you stay there.
If you stay in town you can take a bus to get to the beach in the daytime. In the evening you would be walking distance to loads of restaurants, bars/clubs, shops and attractions.
If you stay at a beach you’ll be limited in restaurant choices and would have to take a bus into town if you want a better selection or to see the shops. There would be fewer people around though, and it would be much quieter.
Either way the bus rides are short so you basically have to decide if you would rather stay away from the hustle and bustle at a beach, or closer to all the action.
Not only can the accommodation in Mykonos be very expensive, but they tend to get booked up way ahead of time. The tourist season generally begins around Easter runs into October, and the island attracts visitors of all age groups.
Obviously there are lots of luxury options, but even for quite basic accommodation, prices will be more than you may pay elsewhere.
As mentioned before, you will need to decide your reasons for going to Mykonos. If you intend to spend a lot of time at your hotel/villa, then perhaps it’s worth spending more. If you only need your hotel as a place to sleep, then location and value for money are probably more important.
Where To Stay In Mykonos?
Deciding where to stay in Mykonos could drastically change the type of holiday you have. The main decision you will need to make is:
Do you want to be in a remote relaxing area, with a beautiful beach and not much else. You will also need to consider transport options such as bus routes and car rentals. Plates Gialos and Ornos are two beach areas that have a good selection of restaurants along the beach, meaning you wouldn’t have to go into Town for dinner every night unless you wanted to. Agios Stefanos and Agios Ioannis are nice beach areas but with fewer restaurant choices.
Do you want to be able to walk out of your hotel, have shops, restaurants, bars and beaches, as well as lots of people and activity? Mykonos Town would be perfect.
If you want to party hard then Paradise Beach is known for beach parties and clubs, but it’s very remote otherwise.
Booking Accommodation In Mykonos?
When booking accommodation in Mykonos there are three main websites that you can use (or you can go direct to the hotels website booking portal).
Booking.com – some of the best prices and a large number of accommodation options available.
Hotels Combined – a great website for comparing prices across a range of websites to make sure you are getting the most competitive prices.
Airbnb – perfect for apartment or villa stays. Mykonos has an array of beautiful options including some stunning villas overlooking the dreamy beaches.