Greek Island Hedonism: Luxury Hotels in Mykonos

Photo courtesy Kenshō Psarou  

Heading to the Greek paradise of Mykonos? Contributor Beth Hoke shares this list of the top 5-star luxury hotels in Mykonos Greece


Known as the ‘Island of the Winds’ for its cooling summer breezes, Mykonos is one of the most desirable holiday destinations in the world. Its crystal-clear waters and white sand beaches attract international travelers who come to soak up the sun.

In addition to upscale shopping, a thriving nightlife, out-of-this-world restaurants, fun things to do, and views for days, Mykonos is home to a host of 5-star luxury hotels.

From secluded villas to trendy resorts where the glitterati go to see and be seen, luxury hotels in Mykonos have world-renowned reputations for being some of the best in the business.


The Top Luxury Hotels in Mykonos


Kenshō Psarou

This award-winning beachfront hotel is located on ultra-exclusive Psarou Beach. You’ll feel like a VIP as you indulge in beauty and wellness rituals at the spa, enjoy international cuisine at the on-site restaurant, sip on hand-crafted cocktails from the bar by the water’s edge, and relax in your outdoor hot tub or private plunge pool.

The rooms, suites, and public spaces are the epitome of modern minimalism – decorated with natural elements that blend effortlessly with luxury furniture and fittings. Book your stay at Kenshō Psarou and you’ll understand why it’s considered by many to be one of the best hotels in Mykonos.

Reviews, Rates, & Reservations: Visit Kenshō Psarou for more details.


Kivotos Mykonos

Mykonos beach hotels often share the strand with the general public, but guests of Kivotos Mykonos have access to a private beach at the base of the hillside on which the property is perched. All forty of the hotel’s suites and villas also have private balconies or terraces and some have private pools as well.

Whether you’re seeking solitude or want some alone time with a special someone, a stay at Kivotos Mykonos is just the ticket. The hotel is one of the top luxury hotels in Mykonos, and even offers private dining options on the beach or on their privately owned yacht, the Prince de Neufchâtel.

Reviews, Rates, & Reservations: Visit Kivotos Mykonos for more information.


Santa Marina, a Luxury Collection Resort, Mykonos

Santa Marina, a Luxury Collection Resort, is a gated sanctuary overlooking Ornos Bay. Modern rooms, suites, and villas are decorated with organic elements that create an ambience of casual sophistication.

Located on the outskirts of Old Town, this exclusive resort has its own dock, a private beach, and an extensive list of in-house amenities. Services include a spa and fitness center, a barber shop and beauty salon, a grocery shopping service, in-room dining, valet parking, private transfers, a gift shop, and even babysitting.

You never have to leave the resort if you don’t want to – and you may not after you have dinner and drinks at Buddha-Bar Beach. This upscale lounge serves Asian-inspired cuisine under the internationally recognized brand name. The Santa Marina is also home to Mykonos Social by Jason Atherton, a Michelin-starred chef.

Reviews, Rates, & Reservations: For more information, visit Santa Marina, a Luxury Collection Resort, Mykonos.

Archipelagos Luxury Hotel

 Archipelagos Luxury Hotel takes Greek hospitality to another level with the bespoke services it offers to its lucky guests. A spa with tailor-made treatments, personal concierge services, and exclusive excursions are just some of the many ways the staff will make sure your stay at the Archipelagos is a memorable one.

If you’re thinking about tying the knot during your stay in Mykonos, Archipelagos even has a small church perfect for a private ceremony. After you exchange your vows, you can relax over a dinner of locally sourced Greek dishes paired with regional wine on the restaurant’s terrace. Or, retire to the honeymoon suite where you can watch the sun set from your private outdoor jacuzzi.

Reviews, Rates, & Reservations: Visit Archipelagos Luxury Hotel for more information.


Myconian Villa Collection

 Of all the luxury hotels in Mykonos, the Myconian Villa Collection is singularly equipped to accommodate multiple groups of family and friends. Spacious villas for up to twelve guests include sun-soaked terraces overlooking the Aegean and private saltwater infinity pools.

Of course, if you’re enjoying some “me time” or traveling with your significant other, the Myconian Villa Collection would be pleased to have you as their guest as well. Solo travelers, couples, and smaller groups can choose from the hotel’s comfortably sized rooms and suites or one of their more modestly sized villas.

Book directly on their site for complimentary arrival/departure transfers and complimentary upgrades when available.

Reviews, Rates, & Reservations: Visit the Myconian Villa Collection for more details.


Mykonos Riviera

The Mykonos Riviera is a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World, a curated selection of hotels that meet the highest standards of quality and service. Conveniently located near the marina, the Mykonos Riviera is ideal for guests arriving by sea and is considered one of the top luxury hotels in Mykonos.

One of the newest Mykonos luxury hotels, its rooms, suites, maisonettes, and villas are decorated with the crisp whites and cobalt blues of the Cyclades. The bright interiors open to private terraces with optional hot tubs and heated infinity pools.

In addition to an on-site contemporary concept restaurant, the Mykonos Riviera offers its guests personalized dining experiences that include a picnic basket prepared by the hotel’s chef, a wine tasting under the tutelage of the in-house sommelier, and a private BBQ experience or romantic candlelight dinner in one of the pool suites.

Reviews, Rates, & Reservations: For more information, visit the Mykonos Riviera.


Mykonos Princess Hotel

 Like many of the luxury hotels in Mykonos, the Mykonos Princess Hotel has sea view rooms and suites, a pool bar with light snacks and refreshing cocktails, a restaurant serving authentic Greek cuisine, a full menu of relaxing spa treatments and invigorating wellness programs, and exciting experiences from tours of the island to scuba diving lessons.

But where this luxury beachfront hotel stands out is in the personalized attention the staff lavishes on your pampered pet. The Mykonos Princess Hotel is a certified as a pet-friendly hotel by the Hospitality Pet Care Program. Your pampered pet will be welcomed with food and water bowls, a towel to dry them off following a trip to the beach, and even special shampoo if they need a bath after playing outside.

Reviews, Rates, & Reservations: Visit the Mykonos Princess Hotel for more details.


Royal Myconian

 You’ll be treated like royalty when you stay at the Royal Myconian in Mykonos. This luxury resort prides itself on providing warm and hospitable guest services, and the multilingual staff is available for assistance with childcare, transportation, medical services, excursions, event planning, or any other needs you may have while you are a guest at the hotel.

Property amenities have been chosen with your comfort in mind. Each of the rooms and suites have been outfitted with high-quality cotton bedding, whisper-quiet air-conditioning, a lightning-fast Internet connection, and satellite television.

Reviews, Rates, & Reservations: Visit the Royal Myconian for more details.


The Wild Hotel by Interni

Luxury resorts in Mykonos are known for their awe-inspiring views of the Aegean, and The Wild Hotel by Interni is no exception. This tranquil cliffside property has a picturesque vantage point of Kalafatis Beach, one of the most beautiful stretches of sand on the island.

The Wild features forty rooms, suites, and villas with designer furniture and decor. Sun yourself by the swimming pool, sip on an ice-cold glass of freshly pressed juice, or enjoy an authentic Greek meal made using traditional techniques and locally grown produce. Then retire to your room for the evening where your robe and slippers await.

Reviews, Rates, & Reservations: Visit The Wild Hotel by Interni for more information.


Cavo Tagoo Mykonos

Cavo Tagoo is a trendy 5-star hotel built into the hillside on the west coast of Mykonos. Perfectly placed for spectacular views of the sun setting over the Aegean Sea, this top luxury hotel in Mykonos attracts jetsetters, A-list celebrities, and international pop stars.

Former guests include Ariana Grande, Lindsay Lohan, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Paris Hilton – and it’s easy to see why. The hotel offers classic rooms, suites, and villas with hot tubs and private pools, concierge services, a boutique with international brands, and a spa and fitness center. The popular ZUMA Restaurant features a mouthwatering menu of starters, salads, steak, and seafood.

Rates & Reservations: Visit Cavo Tagoo Mykonos for more information.




Contributor Beth Hoke is a travel and lifestyle writer who has created content for some of the industry leaders in experiential travel, including Googles Touring Bird; Tuis blog, Musement; and Vamonde. Her features have appeared online and in print at,, and Military Spouse magazine.

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