11 + 1 Reasons to Visit Mykonos

One Destination - Four Locations - Eleven Choices.

Going beyond mere accommodation, our Myconian Collection is a leading Greek hospitality group that makes your hotel a major highlight of your visit to the island of the winds.

Boasting eleven very special properties at four of the most privileged locations on Mykonos, our five-star Myconian Collection is not a faceless corporation but a local family whose insider knowledge, strong bonds with the local community, and decades of experience in hospitality bring a human face and personal touch to the art of luxury hospitality.

Our story of the Myconian Collection starts all the way back in the late ‘70s, when George Daktylides, a visionary born and raised on the island, put to use his knack for entrepreneurship by opening the Kohili hotel. Much has changed in these forty years for the island and the Myconian Collection alike. Mykonos has blossomed into a bucket-list destination for travellers the world round, and George’s four sons took over the reins after their studies – though, ever-active, George still can’t resist occasionally helping out. Our resorts have received awards, gained prestigious titles such as Relais & Châteaux and Legend status by Preferred Hotels & Resorts, won over myriad guests who return time and again…

More than just a group of hotels, our Myconian Collection curates sights, emotions,  flavours, moods, ideas and experiences. The very best that Mykonos has to offer has been distilled into the form of eleven exceptional properties at four unforgettable locations on one iconic island, managed with an ethos that combines warm, genuine service with a constant push for perfection.

Here, we share with you 11 + 1 reasons why Myconian Collection should be on your travel bucket list this year.

1. Korali -Delivering a discreetly lavish stay.

From its vantage point overlooking Mykonos Town, the Myconian Korali delivers Relais & Chateaux indulgence and elegance. True to the group’s sky-high standards of service, the team are eager to cater to every need and develop personal relationships with the guests. Bright, sun-kissed accents of colour add vibrancy to sleek, elegant spaces. Nothing is left to chance – which is more than obvious: quintessential Cyclades vistas of the windmills and Mykonos Town, trend-forward yet timeless interior design, and a certain je ne sais quoi adorn the interiors and decks. But, more than anything, luxury at the Korali is about substance – the experience itself. About knowing that your needs are not just met but exceeded. From Executive Chef Panagiotis Tsoukatos’s extraordinary cooking, which can be served straight to your room, to high-class guest services that include shopping, helicopter rentals and butler service, everything works in unison to ensure that your satisfaction is sky-high. Break free from the ordinary in elevated accommodation that brings a splash of colour to your life and plenty of excitement to your Greek holidays.

2. Kyma -Heartfelt design welcomes you to a journey last forever.

Proof of the Myconian Collection’s commitment to continuously strive for the best possible experience for its guests is the Kyma, a member of Design Hotels, located on the very site where the first Myconian Collection hotel opened its doors forty years ago. Owing its name to the Greek word for “wave” – a powerful symbol of the sea and Mykonos’ fame as “the island of the winds”, the Kyma continues to make waves on the scene by offering guests first-row seats to the marvels of Mykonos Town. Just a few steps from the buzz of one of the most happening destinations in the entire Mediterranean yet offering the privacy and tranquillity you deserve, this resort is, simply put, unforgettable – as are its individual parts. Imagined in classic chic and embodied in relaxing white and signature Greek sky blue, the Kyma isn’t just an outstanding accommodation option for one of the most popular islands in the world but a destination in itself – thanks to fantastic dining, entertainment and drinking options, including the authentically Greek Noa restaurant as well as a sun-kissed outdoor lounge and a spa that’s simply to die for.

3. Naia -Vibrant artistic. This is the getaway of your dreams.

A prime hotel that speaks your language, the Myconian Naia oozes character as it sits at its privileged location on the hillside above Mykonos Town – just a stone’s throw from cosmopolitan action but conveniently quiet and private when you want it to be. There are 18 super chic suites on offer, each with a clear point of view, while the hotel caters exclusively to adult guests so you can toast the sunset in peace and serenity. This boutique gem is fresh, inspired and unpretentious, bringing the award-winning Myconian Collection experience to the guests who appreciate youthful style, convenience and attention to detail. A member of the L.V.X. Collection and Preferred Hotels and Resorts, the Myconian Naia has made sure a range of stunning experiences for all the senses are available to indulge in, including immaculate molecular gastronomy at Naros restaurant, endless carefree hours at the unforgettable pool deck, fantastic exercise space and generous pampering at Satory Spa. Feel the privilege of staying at what is perhaps the most stylish option on the entire island, and savour a getaway straight out of a fairy tale.

4. Ambassador -Escape the ordinary.

Overlooking the turquoise waters of Platis Gialos beach, the Ambassador is in a league of its own, an elegant hotel that delivers sophistication aplenty for travellers who won’t settle for anything but perfection. Packing everything you could dream of in a Greek resort, this Myconian Collection property allows you to personalise your stay to your heart’s content. From private helicopter tours of the UNESCO Heritage Site of Delos to private masterclasses with Ilias Maslaris, the hotel’s celebrated Executive Chef, the experiences to be had at the Ambassador are bountiful. Horse riding, water sports, private pilates and yoga and even a professional photo tour of the island are available. Guests are spoilt for choice at the Thalasso spa, where rejuvenating traditions from across the world treat your body and mind. The bounty of the Aegean and organic produce from our very own gardens are prepared to gourmet perfection at Efisia restaurant, while George’s Bar is a must-visit. Enjoy a luxury environment like no other in glorious white and blue and dare to give in to every temptation – you deserve it.

5. Avaton – A retreat for your body & senses.

A luminous constellation of stars at the bottom of the infinity pool; the salty breeze of the Aegean; the sky painted orange as the sun sets over the sea; the gorgeous texture of reclaimed wood – details like these may be small but their memories can last a lifetime. It’s moments like these that the Avaton aspires to offer its guests. In Ancient Greece, “avaton” would be a special place that only the initiated could enjoy. In present-day Greece, the Myconian Avaton is still very special but it extends a warm welcome to everyone. Formed in equal parts by nature and man, the five-star gem is sculpted high on the rock of Elia Beach. Bright white walls soothe the eye while charming accents in natural materials and earthy colours set the mood for a stay that brings you closer to bliss by the second. Boost your beauty and feed your soul at the spa. Explore gourmet delights at the dramatic Panorama restaurant. Spend carefree hours on the pool deck and the marvelous beach. Express your wishes to the attentive staff, who will go above and beyond to grant them.

6. Imperial – Explore the limits of serenity.

To explore the limits of serenity; to reconnect with yourself and your loved ones; to experience the fondest feeling of home – the home of your dreams… Its name might deservedly convey glory and class, yet this property maintains an accessible charm, a warmth that luxury accommodation sometimes lacks. Perhaps it’s the way it embraces nature, or the openness of the fantastic interiors, which bring the beautiful outside of Mykonos in, letting you partake in the changing of the light and opening up your heart. Bright, luxurious yet free from pretentiousness, this hotel shows you how easy life can be. Three types of superb rooms and two executive suites set the mood – but you don’t just live in your room. You live in the pool, taking a seat in the swim-up bar ready to sip a gorgeous cocktail, without a care in the world. You live on one of the island’s best beaches, with the surf massaging your feet. You enjoy a choice of five bars and restaurants, including gourmet wonderland Celebrities Fine Dining and summer favourite Sishu. You live at the Myconian Imperial.

7. Royal – All you could ever want for yourself.

Find your kingdom at the intersection of Cycladic charm and contemporary aesthetics. From the intriguing artwork on display to perfectly prepared food and drinks, and rooms and suites you’ll want to stay in forever, every last detail at the Royal Myconian – a member of Leading Hotels – has been planned to deliver excellence, comfort and, simply put, pleasure. Of course, this extends to the warm family welcome you will receive from the staff. Your perfect Aegean getaway at the Royal is enriched with an array of experiences to stimulate the senses. Created by a set designer, the interiors are inventive and exciting. Taste is well taken care of at Camares pool restaurant, a culinary gem serving up creative Greek cuisine. The on-site spa is a beautifully designed space complete with a perfectly circular indoor pool, delivering massages, signature face and body treatments, tanning and more, ensuring every one of your needs is covered. You’ll find the Royal also boasts interesting shops, a fully equipped gym and much more – everything you could ever want for yourself and your group to relax, enjoy and feel inspired.

8. Utopia – Blended into the earthy tones of the land.

This opulent property doesn’t take its name lightly. From the gardeners to the manager, every single member of the Utopia Relais & Chateaux team works not just to make this resort flawless but to inspire you to dream. Dare to dream about a perfect day allowing your body to be embraced by the Greek sun; see yourself swimming in the illuminated pool in the moonlight; hear the pleasant gurgle of the water in your private Jacuzzi, which overlooks miles and miles of calm seas. Imagine waking up, knowing this will be that day. Still in your bed, you’ll catch yourself smiling at the sea that’s glistening in the sunlight. Natural materials and Cycladic white will make this room feel like home for the very first moment. This day is yours alone. Mouth-watering breakfast options, opulent pool and entertainment decks, iconic nearby destinations, a fully equipped gym, the welcoming Elia Beach, the Sanctuary spa with an array of pleasures that are as good for your body as they are for the soul… There’s so much to explore here with your loved ones that the Utopia truly feels like you’re in heaven.

9. Villa Collection -The Absolute seclusion.

Across the board, the feel of the Villa Collection, which has Legend status with Preferred Hotels, is one of a carefully designed and meticulously executed slice of summer bliss. The team has the sole purpose of offering all guests personalisation, pampering and service perfection, marrying the tradition of Greek hospitality with the highest industry standards. Inside this promised land, you’ll be treated to uninterrupted, panoramic views of the Aegean from your exclusive villa, suite or room, which come with infinity pools and outdoor Jacuzzis. At your beck and call, 24-hour service staff will tend to your every need. The saltwater infinity pool is one of the most magnificent on Mykonos, and there’s a private sunbed next to it with your name on it. Perhaps you’d prefer to dive in the sea or stay active on the waves? Parasailing, wakeboarding, windsurfing, scuba-diving and more await to exhilarate, delivered by certified instructors. There are amenities aplenty with on-site boutiques, fully equipped gym and a spa to die for. Don’t hesitate to share your experience either – our eagerness to listen and our responsiveness recently earned our General Manager a Traveller Made Award.

10. Panoptis Escape – For the wonders of the beaten path.

Idyllically located on a hilltop overlooking Elia Beach, on the serene southern coast of Mykonos, the exclusive ensemble of 19 stunning and spacious villas sits perched above the turquoise Aegean Sea. Surrounded by the natural sun-caressed beauty of Mykonos, the property offers privacy and laidback luxury beachside living for the upscale, modern traveller seeking serenity in every sense.

The tenth property in the Myconian Collection portfolio, Panoptis Escape is designed to elevate hospitality to divine heights. Panoptis translates to ‘where man meets his gods.’ Bound by original contemporary architecture, minimalist styling and artisan craftsmanship, everything about Panoptis Escape defines less is more.  The jewel in Panoptis Escape’s crown is its 21-bedroom villa equipped with 12 outdoor private infinity pools. Featuring magnificent sea views and a private helipad that can house three helicopters, the Panoptis Escape Villa is the epitome of luxury. Other desirable amenities include private beach access, a spa suite and wellness studio, ensuite bathroom facilities, separate living rooms, a fully equipped indoor kitchen and an outdoor open-air kitchen and bar. An expert team of personal chefs, butlers and concierges cater to guests’ every whim, delivering personalised, intimate and bespoke travel experiences.

11. O by Myconian Collection Awake to a Dream.

Myconian Collection’s first beachfront property, O by Myconian Collection offers guests direct access to one of the island’s most beautiful beaches. O is a sublime oasis of pleasure and relaxation, crafted through impeccable design, exceptional personalized service and privacy, elevated amenities, and authentic, curated experiences. Here, guests are immersed into a relaxed pace of life — slow, intentional and rooted in a sense of place and self — and invited to take time, let their imagination roam, rediscover forgotten pleasures, indulge in new and meaningful experiences, and reconnect with all their senses to the wholeness of life.

True to Myconian Collection’s renowned culinary culture, the property offers excellent dining options, with the culinary experience beginning at breakfast and including poolside lunch and cocktails at Obar’s pool bar and delectable gastronomic creations at Baloo fine dining restaurant, where exceptionally fresh seafood and seasonal local produce are perfectly paired with international wines and rare local vintages.

Other amenities at the hotel include the on-site DTOX Spa, which offers a comprehensive selection of spa treatments supported by exclusive Elemis and Ligne St Barth products, a well-equipped gym room, private and group training sessions, special events such as full moon yoga on the beach, and O Concept Store, a specially curated boutique shopping experience for Myconian guests. Guests at the Myconian Collection also enjoy the benefits of reciprocal rights at each property, including bars and restaurants, pools and spa facilities, and access to wedding and events services and locations.

12. The Heart-based Hospitality

We are a family-owned group of eleven leading luxury hotels on Mykonos, including three Relais & Châteaux, two Leading Hotels of the World, two Design Hotels, two Preferred Hotels & Resorts and two Small Luxury Hotels of the World. As a genuine Myconian family, we welcome guests with warmth and attentiveness and create the ultimate hospitality experience that comes straight from the heart.

We offer discerning guests a choice of the most spectacular locations and spacious design interiors. Our gourmet restaurants, state-of-the-art Thalasso spa centres and superb terrace bars set the stage for unbeatable vacations, exceptional events and the most glamorous weddings in the Mediterranean. We are also internationally renowned for our supreme service standards born from family values and refined over decades at the forefront of the island’s hotelier elite. After all, our Myconian Collection is one of those “pinch yourself to make sure you’re not dreaming” kind of places.