22.06.2014 / 7 where to stay


22.06.2014 / 7 where to stay
22.06.2014 / 7
Tuul/Rex; Alamy
dream” — and the
view and chilled
atmosphere are just
that (mykonosview.gr).
Not ready for bed? You
want Cavo Paradiso,
the biggest club on the
island, perched on the
cliffs at Paradise beach.
Go at about 3am, sip
drinks next to the
Mykonos-shaped pool
— they’re pricy, mind —
then dance to sets from
international DJs as the sun rises out of
the sea (entry from £16; cavoparadiso.gr).
In town
Central, small and
family-owned, the
Rochari hotel has bleached
walls, royal-blue shutters
and neat, compact rooms.
The tiled terraces are
much bigger than the
rooms, and you can lounge
around at the chic pool
bar (doubles from £78,
B&B; 00 30 22890 23107,
Ten minutes’ walk away,
the boutiquey Bill & Coo
80 miles
has plush sunbeds,
private hot tubs and
an air of understated
glamour. Even at its
busiest, the flash pool
area is chilled, and the
staff are fantastic
(doubles from £264,
B&B; 0845 034 0700,
Out of town
Greco Philia’s suites
and villas are like a 1990s rap video, all
white leather, draped fabrics and bling.
The reason to stay here is the staggering
view down to Elia beach, especially from
the hot tub on the edge of a sheer drop
(doubles from £188, B&B; 00 30-22890
72038, grecophilia.com).
On the popular Platis Gialos beach,
the Petinos hotel has had a complete
makeover — you now get bamboo
headboards, marble showers and Korres
toiletries for budget prices. The pool is
next door at its sister hotel, Petinos
Beach, and the sea is a two-minute walk
away (doubles from £65, B&B; 22890
22913, petinoshotel.gr).
l Alessia Horwich was a guest of
British Airways, Mr & Mrs Smith and
Economycarhire.com, which has rentals
in Mykonos from £10 a day