Find the 5 Best Places to stay in Mykonos

The vibrant streets of Mykonos Town

Mykonos is one of the most visited islands in Greece. If you‘re visiting Mykonos, you need to know what are the best places to stay in order to have the best time during your holidays on the island. Apart from the cosmopolitan ‘Chora’, Mykonos has more beautiful places and villages that can steal your heart with their picture-perfect beauty. What are you waiting for? Let’s explore the best places to stay in Mykonos.

What are the best places to stay in Mykonos?

#1. Mykonos Town or Chora

The capital of Mykonos, Chora

Mykonos Chora is the heart of the island and the most touristic area. In Chora, you can spot the iconic windmills, the Little Venice quarter and the countless whitewashed Cycladic buildings. Chora is also one of the best places to stay in Mykonos if you want to spot celebrities from around the world that like making surprise appearances, especially in the hot summer season. The streets of Chora are flooded with tourists all day long and there are a variety of cafes, clubs and museums. Exploring them all is one of the best things to do in Mykonos.

💭Mykonos Insider's Tip: Spot the famous pelican of Mykonos Peter, who likes making surprise appearances.

#2. Ano Mera 

Ano Mera is the second biggest village in Mykonos after Chora and among the best places to stay in Mykonos. It is a non-touristy area, where locals stay throughout the year far from the hustle and bustle of Mykonos town. Ano Mera is one of the best places in Mykonos if you want to admire the local lifestyle in a calm and tranquil environment, with cute little shops and restaurants as well as the grandiose monastery of ‘Panagia Tourliani’. You can also find a couple of accommodation options close to the stunning beaches of ‘Kalo Livadi’ and ‘Kalafati’.

#3. Ornos 

The seaside village of Ornos - place to stay in Mykonos

Ornos is one of the best places to stay in Mykonos for various reasons. It is located only 3 km away from ‘Mykonos town’ and it is an ideal place for families. Find in Ornos different kinds of hotels and restaurants and enjoy the crystalline waters of the sea. Fancy a drink? There are several taverns and beach bars and you can also rent sunbeds and parasols to spend a whole day on the beach, undoubtedly among the best things to do in Mykonos. If you want to experience something more extreme, visit ‘Korfos’ beach nearby and indulge in activities and watersports.

Best Things to do in Mykonos

#4. Glastros 

Glastros is located about 1,5 km south of Mykonos town and it’s actually a suburb of Mykonos town and not an actual village. Glastros is one of the best places to stay in Mykonos and it is quite convenient to get there as it is close to the airport of Mykonos. Glastros is close to the best beaches in Mykonos, in the southern part of the island. Another important element of Glastros is the fact that it is very close to ‘Mykonos town’ on foot and there are numerous bus connections.

#5. Fanari

The laid-back village of Fanari - where to stay in Mykonos

Situated in the northwest part of Mykonos and about 8 km away from Mykonos Town, ‘Fanari’ is an impressive village, famous for its lighthouse. Book a room at one of the hotels and villas perched on a hill overlooking Tinos and witness the incomparable sunset, a perfect opportunity to capture wonderful photos and videos. Take a dive at the closest beach, ‘Houlakia’ and swim in the refreshing waters of the Aegean. If you want to spend some time in a quiet yet scenic area, a trip to ‘Fanari’ is one of the best things to do in Mykonos.

🧐What are the best places to stay in Mykonos❓
  • Mykonos Town or Chora
  • Ano Mera in Mykonos
  • Ornos in Mykonos
  • Glastros in Mykonos
  • Fanari in Mykono
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