Located about 5km from Mykonos Town and its famous nightlife, Petasos Beach Resort & Spa is an oasis of relative peace and quiet. With a bus stop right outside the front door, the bustle of town is an easy 10-15 minutes away. In season, the bus runs every 30 minutes and tickets are sold at the hotel desk, for 1.80 euros.
The hotel is positioned at the end of a rocky outcropping, with its own small private beach. The large public beach Platys Gialos is right next door and Psarou beach is a five-minute walk away. Other beaches can be reached by water taxis from Gialos. (American travelers should know that, in terms of pillowy sand, most Mediterranean/Aegean beaches do not compare with those of Hawaii, Mexico and the Caribbean. Don’t go to Greece for the beaches; go to Greece for culture, both past and present, great food and rugged natural beauty, all with a side of beach.)
Pristine, multi-level patios around the pool have gorgeous views of the little bay and sea beyond. Guest rooms are spacious and some deluxe rooms and suites have their own pool. The two on-site restaurants are excellent and plenty of dining options are within an easy walk. Behind all the crisp beauty and comfort of Petasos Beach is an outstanding staff – sincerely friendly and eager to serve. We get nothing but raves from Ya’lla travelers about this hotel.
All photos courtesy of Petasos Beach Resort & Spa