The summer season is just getting started for the glamorous island of Mykonos, part of the Cyclades Islands in the Aegean Sea. Just three and half hours flight from London and serviced by many other direct flights across Europe, Mykonos is accessible for as little as a three night stay or if you want to really experience this island, you can spend over a week and still find new places, hidden beaches and coves, restaurants and beach parties!
Having previously stayed on Ammos Beach I decided to stay near Psarou Beach and booked three nights at the Nissaki Boutique Hotel. The hotel stands atop the cliff edge with infinity pools looking out over the ocean and the world famous restaurant and beach club, Nammos.
So why stay at Nissaki? Here’s my personal review and top 7 reasons why this should be the place to stay for your next visit to Mykonos!
1. THE VIEWS
The location overlooking the bay and Psarou Beach means that from almost every spot at the hotel you have a stunning view of the water. You can spend your day relaxing by one of the many swimming pools lazily watching boats sail in and out of the bay.
2. THE LOCATION
Located on the Southern part of the island, you are nestled between two beaches, Psarou, home to the famous Nammos Beach Club and Platis Gialos where you can find several beach front restaurants with complimentary beach beds.
To get to Psarou beach, turn left from the hotel and you will find a hidden trail along the cliff side down to the beach. A short 10 minute walk may take you longer if, like me, you stop to take in the view and capture some great photos.
To get to Platis Gialos, you turn right out of the hotel and within a couple of minutes you are at the beach where you can find the popular Thea Restaurant and Blue Myth. From here you can enjoy beautiful views out over the ocean whilst sipping on a glass of rose! On your way to the beach you will also pass the shuttle bus stop which operates an hourly service to the main town for EUR 1.80 each way, within 10 minutes you will arrive on the borders of the old town.
3. THE SERVICE
The staff service at this hotel is like nothing I have ever experienced. And if you don’t believe me, just check out Trip Advisor for other travellers reviews! On arrival at the hotel, you are greeted at reception and given a tour of the hotel before being shown around your room.
Throughout our stay the same staff were working at the hotel and always friendly and attentive, asking about your day, giving advice on what to do on the island and making you feel welcome and relaxed at all times.
4. THE ROOMS
The hotel caters to all budgets, you can select a standard room or upgrade to one of the suites, family rooms or villas. We were upgraded to a junior suite, which was on the ground floor with a terrace opening onto one of the pools, a great spot to have a cocktail and watch the sun setting over the bay. Many of the rooms come with spa baths or a hot tub if you are in one of the more luxurious suites!
5. THE POOLS
There is no shortage of places to relax outside at Nissaki, with four separate swimming pools you will also have plenty of space to take a dip! Surrounded by day beds and beach loungers we often felt like we had the place to ourselves.
‘He Loves Me’ Bikini by SUMMERLOVE SWIMWEAR
6. THE SPA
The hotel boasts a beautiful Spa and Gym. If you are looking to maintain your routine the gym is available to all guests, although the first and last time we saw it was on our tour! If you prefer to go for some pampering then the Spa offers various treatments, has a hair and beauty salon, sauna, steam and a private hot tub that can be used if you have a treatment.
7. THE FOOD
Breakfast is included in the room rate and this is no ordinary breakfast. Nissaki offer an enormous buffet, including cooked or European breakfast options, alongside traditional Greek breakfast dishes and sugared treats.
The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner also, with views overlooking the ocean. Despite having more than enough to fill us up during breakfast, we also had some lunches here and would recommend the Greek Salad, Honeyed Filo Pastry Parcels and the pizzas. The menu is also available to be served in other communal areas around the hotel, so if you want to enjoy lunch at your day bed you can!