WHERE TO STAY
Myrsini Beach House
On a sandy bay far from the madding crowds, this stunning estate feels like a private island. Perfect for families or undercover celebrities, the rental comprises three houses (sleeping 12–14 guests) set around a pool and a series of stone terraces strung with hammocks. Shady alcoves strewn with colorful textiles, and rough-hewn bathrooms with vintage tiles exude a bohemian vibe. The owner hails from an illustrious local family, so you will experience Mykonos as a privileged insider.
If you want to be in the heart of the action, stay here. In the upper echelons of Chora, the Belvedere Hotel is a scene in itself. Fabulous fashionistas strike a pose around the curvaceous pool, which morphs into a sexily lit bar after dark. Reserve well in advance for the ever-popular Matsuhisa Mykonos. Designed by David Rockwell, the sushi restaurant is defined by sculpted mahogany, white marble and incredible sea views.
Santa Marina Resort and Villa
A favorite among supermodels and superstars (such as Alessandra Ambrosio, Harrison Ford and Bella Hadid), this seaside resort commands a private peninsula overlooking Ornos bay. In addition to the only private beach on the island, assets include a top-notch spa and the justifiably fashionable Buddha Bar. Part of Starwood’s Luxury Collection, this is still a family business, run by the uncompromising Christiana Papageorgiou, who completed a multimillion-dollar upgrade in 2017. The suite to book is the three-bedroom Villa Lapis Lazuli, which comes with a free-form infinity pool and dedicated butler.