Our Favorite Stay of the Month: Myconian Ambassador, Mykonos
Myconian Ambassador was the first five-star resort to hit Mykonos when it first opened in 1992. Now a Relais & Chateaux property, it continues to be one of the area’s most sought-after stays. Here's why we love it.
Much of Myconian Ambassador‘s reputation lies in its perfect location—on a rocky outcrop with perfect views of Platys Gialos beach and the sea—and its design, which is as Grecian as can be. Just picture it: whitewashed, cube-like buildings scattered across the cliff, where 70 bedrooms are kitted out in Thassos marble, tropical hardwood furniture, and Grecian blue-and-white color palettes brightened by abstract art. No matter which room you’re assigned to, you’re guaranteed a view (every room looks out over the Aegean), but those looking for a step up from the crowd splurge on one with a plunge pool or private hot tub.
Few places call for indulgence the way Mykonos does. At Myconian Ambassador, it involves days filled with drink service by the pool and hours at the spa. You can’t come to Greece without experiencing some thalassotherapy—treatments that draw upon the healing properties of the sea. Here, you’ll find three muscle-melting indoor saltwater pools to luxuriate in before and after your saltwater scrub and massage. If you’re in the mood for full-moon beach yoga, that can be arranged as well.
After building up an appetite, we suggest booking a table at Efisia, a candlelit restaurant perfect for spending a romantic evening dining on locally sourced fish or octopus (a signature dish) and meat (go for the herbed lamb) after lazy days spent in the sun. More casual meals can be enjoyed at Latitudes and Stay, the poolside terrace.
Although it might not feel it, the buzz Mykonos is known for isn’t far. Psarou, one of the island’s most famous beaches where yachting jet-setters drop anchor, is just a short walk away—as is Paraga, a more low-key stretch of sand with a fun beach bar. The Ambassador is also a perfect escape if you’re looking to stay close to party-ready clubs Scorpios and Nammos, and Mykonos Town is just a 10-minute bus or taxi ride away. Of course, if you want to explore even farther, the hotel can help with that, too. Their private launch is on hand for excursions to Delos and Rhenia, two islands where you’re find ancient ruins.
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