Mykonos

Mykonos

Mykonos is the glamorous, hedonistic party island of Greece made famous by Jackie O and the adored holiday destination of the celebrity. Yet this cosmopolitan social scene contrasts greatly with the unhurried quietness of the traditional villages of the island. Mykonos has glorious sandy beaches, a unique type of Cycladic architecture and endless parties  

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Pretty good recommendations

Shopping

You will find mini-markets, shops and tavernas at Aghios Stefanos. However, the best supermarket on the island is Flora Market which is located near the airport.

 

Spilia Seaside Restaurant

Agia Anna beach

Located inside a cave next to the seashore offers a relaxing and special atmosphere. The sea food is super fresh and the restaurant serves it directly from a small natural sea pool.

Tel: (+30) 22890 71205
Mob: (+30) 694 944 9729

www.spiliarestaurant.gr
www.facebook.com/spilia.mykonos/

 

 

Ftelia Restaurant

Ftelia Beach

Serving well prepared Mediterranean-Italian cuisine dishes. A great atmosphere and vey comfy poufs to enjoy the sun.

Tel: (+30) 2289 072466

www.ftelia-restaurant.gr
www.facebook.com/ftelia/ 

Nobu Matsuhisa Restaurant

Rochari

The world famous chef Nobu Matsuhisa offers his unique \'new style\' cuisine combining traditional Japanese ingredients with Peruvian influences.

Tel: (+30) 2289 027362

www.belvederehotel.com/mykonos-restaurants-bars/matsuhisa-mykonos/
www.facebook.com/matsuhisamykonos/

 

SantAnna Beach Club and Restaurant

Paraga Beach

A spectacular new beach bar with the biggest beachside pool in the Europe (22,600 sq.m.). The restaurant serves Mediterranean and international recipes, organic meats and many more inspiration of the kitchen team. There is also a variety of delicious desserts made by their pastry chef.

Tel: (+30) 2289 025805

www.santannamykonos.com
www.facebook.com/thesantannamykonos/

 

 

Nammos Restaurant

Psarou Beach

Probably Mykonos’s most famous restaurant beach-bar. Reservations for the restaurant and for your loungers/umbrellas on the beach are essential. Please call Sofia Pollali 2-3 days in advance to reserve.

Mob: (+30) 694 8305591
Tel: (+30) 2289 022440

www.nammos.gr
www.facebook.com/nammos.mykonos/
 

 

Solymar Restaurant

Kalo Livadi

A seafront restaurant serving Mediterranean cuisine with local ingredients.Very fresh sea food and great BBQ fish. After sunset the set is changing with plenty of dancing, a DJ and cocktails.

Tel: (+30) 2289 071745

www.solymarmykonos.com
www.facebook.com/SolymarMykonos.official/

 

 

La Maison de Catherine Restaurant

Chora of Mykonos

Authentic French cuisine in a set that reminds of a French Bistro. It also holds a great wine list of the finest French wines. Ideal for romantic couples.

Tel; (+30) 2289 022169

www.facebook.com/pages/category/French-Restaurant/Katrin-Mykonos-1537690522959020/

 

Kiku Restaurant

Chora of Mykonos

Unique Japanese flavours and aromas with a modern twist inspired by a team of great chefs. The atmosphere is a marriage of a Greek and Japanese design.

Tel: (+30) 2289 020200

www.kikurestaurants.com
www.facebook.com/Kikumykonos/

 

Principote

Panormos Beach

A luxury waterfront restaurant with a modern culinary aspect. Great flavour combinations in a relaxing atmosphere.

Tel: (+30) 2289 077184

www.principote.com
www.facebook.com/panormosbeach/

 

 

Alemagou Beach Bar Restaurant

Ftelia Beach

A beach restaurant created with a mix of modern and Cycladic design style. It serves seafood and fresh fish dishes by it\'s creative chef.

Tel: (+30) 2289 071339

www.alemagou.gr
www.facebook.com/alemagoumykonos/

 

Ling Ling Hakkasan Restaurant

Chora of Mykonos

This Asian restaurant serves a menu of Cantonese small dishes made by local ingredients. The cocktail list includes a variety of innovative cocktails that worth trying.

Tel: (+30) 2289 022515

www.lingling.hakkasan.com/mykonos/#overview
www.facebook.com/linglingmykonos/

 

 

Scorpios Restaurant

Paraga

A unique restaurant project which promotes a communal way of eating. It has large communal tables and the dishes are presented in large plates to encourage sharing and friendship. It\'s chef is using the finest and most natural ingredients to create very simple but delicious recipes.

Tel: (+30) 2289 029250

www.scorpiosmykonos.com/eat-drink#eat-and-drink-page
www.facebook.com/scorpiosmykonos/

 

Keep an eye out for our trusted mark in the windows of restaurants, bars and tarvenas. This sticker reveals places we highly recommend, so you dont miss out on any local secrets.

Pretty local beaches

Pretty good things to do

Windsurfing & Watersports

We recommend Pezi Huber at Kalafati Bay
www.pezi-huber.com

If you have your own equipment then Ftelia beach is also good.

 

Scuba Diving

We recommend at the Mykonos Diving Centre
www.dive.gr a
nd also Dive Adventures on Perissa beach
www.diveadventures.gr

 

Villages of Mykonos

If you can tear yourself away from the party and beach, then you might want to explore some of Mykonos’s villages. The architecture of Mykonos is typically cubist, linear and sparse with blue and white buildings, but is unique to Cycladic architecture since the corners of buildings are smooth and asymmetrical. There are colourful wooden doorways and shutters adding an extra zing to the palette.

 

Little Venice

It is part of Mykonos Town so called because of the two storey, brightly painted, Venetian style houses that seem to be right on the waves.

 

The Windmills

A landmarks of Mykonos. Four windmills situated on a hill opposite Little Venice. From here, there is a magnificent view.

 

Island of Delos

Delos has been the spiritual centre of Greece since ancient times when it was regarded as the birthplace of Artemis and Apollo. The island of Delos is a UNESCO heritage site. Taxi boats operate daily from Plati Gialos.

 

Archaeological Museum of Mykonos

Its collections include exhibits dating from the Prehistoric to the Hellenistic period.

 

Archaeological Museum of Delos

Although the museum has a considerable collection, it does not contain all of the items found in Delos: a large quantity are on display in Athens at the National Archaeological Museum.

 

Folklore Museum

The museum is a storehouse of antiquities belonging to the 19th century. Items on display at the museum are vintage furniture, ancient tools, and ceramic works, historical photographs as well as traditional musical instruments. Until tourism took off on Mykonos, the locals had to scratch around trying to make a living from the meagre earth of the island and from the sea. Luckily Jackie O came along but this is an interesting museum depicting the rural life of the island pre Jackie.

 

Panagia Paraportiani

Construction of this church started in 1425 and was not completed until the 17th century.

 

Monastery of Panagia Tourliani

The construction was started in 1542 by two priests and was named after the Presentation of the Virgin Mary. The monastery was restored in 1767 and took its present name after an icon of the Virgin Mary found in the nearby area of Tourlos. Since then, Panagia Tourliani became the patroness of the island and celebrates on August, 15th. The Feast of the Panagia is on 15th August and is celebrated all over Greece. The Monastery has a particularly good festival on this day.

 

Pretty useful phone numbers

General

Pretty Greek Villas:
Tel: (+30) 2696 061414 or (+30) 211 7803203

Taxi:
Tel: (+30) 2289 022400

Airport:
Tel: (+30) 2289 022327

 

Health

Hospital:
Tel: (+30) 2289 023994

Medical Centre:
Tel: (+30) 2289 022211
Mob: (+30) 694 4339292

 

Emergency

Police:
Tel: (+30) 2289 022235

Port Police:
Tel: (+30) 2289 022218

 

Pretty important

Toilets

Greece sewerage operates on a septic tank which is the reason for the seas being so clean. However, this means that you CANNOT put any toilet paper, sanitary towels or baby nappies down the toilet. If you do, it can cause serious blockage requiring a plumber. Please remember to put all paper etc in the bin provided next to the toilet. We do not like to deduct from a security deposit but if the plumber is called and it is because paper has been put into the toilet during your stay, the cost of the repair will need to be deducted from your security deposit.

 

Suntan lotions

Some suntan lotions and oils contain a dye that leaves a permanent orange stain on towels, linens and pool liners. Please avoid using these suntan products because most villa owners will now request to deduct from the security deposit in order to replace items that have been dyed. When using the pool, please shower before entering.

 

Water

In this area the tap water is not drinkable. However, it is fine for cooking and brushing teeth. Since water is scarce in the summer in Greece, please use only what you need.

 

Air-conditioning

When using the air-conditioning, please close all doors and windows when in use. Some villas have a system where if a door or window is left open, the air-con will not work so please check this first if you are experiencing problems.

 

Hot water

The hot water system for most villas is on an immersion system. This means you need to switch on the boiler for the water to be heated. The switch will be in the main electricity panel of the house and usually is turned on for your arrival. It is easy by mistake to turn this off during your stay, so if you find that you do not have hot water then please check the electricity panel first. 

Dishwasher

Most villas will have a dishwasher. Please rinse plates before putting them inside. Some areas of Greece (such as Porto Heli) have a very high salt level in the water so dishwashers do not work very well and you may find that glasses and cutlery are smeared.

 

Umbrellas

Greece can be very windy so often umbrellas are not used at villas – instead there are built-in pergolas for shade. If your villa has an umbrella and its windy, please remember to close it so it does not break or fly away.

 

Animals

All villas are situated in the countryside so if screen doors or shutters have been fitted please use them so that unwanted animals don’t get inside the house. The villas are all thoroughly cleaned before arrival but it is still possible that you may see the odd spider, mice, rat, scorpion, cockroach, snake or lizard inside. If you do and think it is a problem, please let us know so that we can deal with it straightaway. Wasps – it is impossible to know in advance whether wasps are going to be prevalent in a particular location or not. If you do find that wasps are a nuisance, burning Greek coffee on a plate seems to keep them away.

 

Siesta Time

For villas that are situated within villages and towns, the siesta hours are 14:30hrs – 17:30hrs. During this time, please try to make as little noise as possible.

 

Shop & Bank Opening Hours

Large chain supermarkets (such as AB, Galaxias, Carrefour) are open Monday to Saturday from around 08:30hrs – 20:45hrs. Closed on Sundays.
Most other shops are open as follows:
Monday: 08:03hrs – 13:30hrs
Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri: 08:30hrs – 13:30hrs & 17:30hrs – 20:30hrs
Saturdays and Sundays: On most islands, shops are open 08:30hrs – 13:30hrs & 17:30hrs – 20:30hrs. However, in traditional places frequented mainly by Greeks you will find that shops will be open on Saturdays until 13:30hrs and closed on Sundays.
Banks vary but are generally open from 08:30hrs – 13:30hrs. Some banks stay open for an hour or two longer.
Bakeries and mini-markets tend to be open every day.

 

Taxis and Porters

Taxis, porters and car hire are not included in the price of your villa. Please settle up directly with your driver, porter or car hire representative.

 

Security

Greece is still generally a very safe country. However, when you are not at your villa please close windows and lock the doors.

 

Garbage

Please dispose of your garbage regularly because the high temperatures can attract vermin if left for too long. Unfortunately, very few areas of Greece have recycling so please put your rubbish in the nearest municipal bins (usually green). On Hydra, there are also lots of cats so please don’t leave rubbish bags outside.

 

Breakages

It is very rare for us to deduct money from a security deposit and we do not deduct money for the odd glass, cup or plate that might get broken. However, if you do happen to break or damage something please let us know. For this villa, we would ask that guests take great care of the Corian kitchen work-tops. Please do not cut directly on the work-top with a knife. Damage to the Corian work-top will be deducted from your security deposit because it is an expensive item to replace since the whole piece has to be replaced.

 

Departure Time

At the end of your holiday, please vacate your villa by 10:00hrs unless we have agreed a later time with you. If the housekeeper is not there when you leave, please leave keys on dining table.

 

Transport to greece

Three good websites for flights from the UK are

www.travelsupermarket.com  
www.flightcomparison.co.uk  
www.charterflights.co.uk
Easyjet also fly into Athens from various European airports: 
www.easyjet.com

For non-UK flights, a good website is 
www.edreams.com

Please contact one of the PGV team for advice about where to book flights.

There are various airlines operating flights directly into Mykonos. The following websites may be useful:

www.olympicair.com/549-en-gb.cmt
en.aegeanair.com/
www.easyjet.com/en
www.edreams.com
 

 

There are three ways to get to Mykonos:

Fly to Mykonos Airport direct.
Fly to Athens, use public transport/taxi to Rafina and take the ferry to Mykonos.
Arrive in Mykonos by ferry from one of many ports in Greece.
 

 

Transport in greece

Hire a car on Mykonos Airport

Car Hire Mykonos Airport

For guests who are interested in booking car hire through Pretty Greek Villas, 2020 prices will be available from March.
To enquire, please contact
arrivals@prettygreekvillas.com or
30 211 7803203.

Guests travelling from outside the EU need an international driving licence and their normal domestic driving licence in order to rent a car.

 

 

Taxi Transfers from Mykonos Airport to Villa

For villas that do not require car hire or where guests are arriving separately, Pretty Greek Villas can pre-book a taxi transfer on your behalf. Taxis are payable at the same time as the balance for your villa. The taxi driver will wait for you in the Arrivals Hall of the Airport holding a sign with your name on it. If you cannot find the taxi driver, please call our emergency number 0030 211 780 3203. Please see taxi prices below.

2020 Taxi Prices from Mykonos Airport

Location

Taxi 

(1-4 passengers)

 

Mini Coach (up to 16 passengers)

 

Aghios Ioannis

 

 

€45

 

€130

 

Aghios Stefanos

 

 

€45

 

€130

 

Aghios Sostis

 

 

€45

 

€130

 

Elia

 

 

€65 

 

€165

 

Houlakia

 

 

€50

 

€155

 

Kalafatis

 

 

€65

 

€165

 

Kalo Livadi

 

 

€65

 

€165

 

Tourlos

 

 

€45

 

€130

 

Ornos

 

 

€45

 

€130

 

Panormos

 

 

€65

 

€165

 

Paradise

 

 

€65

 

€165

 

Psarou

 

 

€45

 

€130

Mykonos Town or Harbour

 

 

€45

 

€130

 

 

Arrive in Mykonos by ferry from one of many ports in Greece

The website below is a good source of information regarding ferries and Mykonos:
www.danae.gr/greek-ferry-guide.asp?cmp=Mykonos

Fast ferries operate from Rafina near Athens to Mykonos.
The high speed ferry takes 4 hours 30 mins and the high speed Catamaran takes between 2.5 - 3 hrs.
The following ferry websites are useful:

travel.viva.gr/en/ferries
hellenicseaways.gr/en/

 

 

Taxi Transfers from Mykonos Port to Villa

For villas that do not require car hire or where guests are arriving separately, Pretty Greek Villas can pre-book a taxi transfer on your behalf. Taxis are payable at the same time as the balance for your villa.

2020 Taxi Prices from Mykonos Port

Location

Taxi 

(1-4 passengers)

Mini Coach (up to 16 passengers)

 

Aghios Ioannis

 

 

€45

 

€130

 

Aghios Stefanos

 

 

€45

 

€130

 

Aghios Sostis

 

 

€45

 

€130

 

Elia

 

 

€65 

 

€165

 

Houlakia

 

 

€50

 

€155

 

Kalafatis

 

 

€65

 

€165

 

Kalo Livadi

 

 

€65

 

€165

 

Tourlos

 

 

€45

 

€130

 

Ornos

 

 

€45

 

€130

 

Panormos

 

 

€65

 

€165

 

Paradise

 

 

€65

 

€165

 

Psarou

 

 

€45

 

€130

 

Mykonos Town/Harbour

 

€45

 

€130