A good hotel is the holy grail when it comes to holiday planning. Is location worth paying for, or is it better to be reclining in luxury in the middle of nowhere? Going it cheap, or splashing out? Whilst the algorithm for hotel success is usually the higher the star rating, the fewer number of rooms, the better it will be, this time round budget did not necessarily permit. In the end Hotel Jason made the cut. Dodgy name aside, it was just what was required. Extremely cheap but quiet, clean, walking distance to Mykonos Town every box was ticked. And…the cherry on top…Navros the golden retriever.
If you are able to drag yourself away from these puppy eyes then take the 20minute walk to Ornos, the nearest beach to the hotel, just south of Mykonos Town. Knowing that the best beaches on the island were in the North, expectations for this beach were not high, but I was pleasantly pleased. I never imagined that I would enjoy a beach where towels laid in the sand are a rarity and instead the way to go about things is to hire a lounger and avoid the sand almost entirely. Slightly ashamed, I do have to admit that it was nice to lather on the cream without immediately rolling in a sand drift, albeit less authentic. With music playing that was up my street and not just trashy Euro-pop it made for a very chilled day.
As exploring the town and lazing at Scorpios (stay tuned for a review!) were priorities for my time in Mykonos I didn’t actually get the chance to spend time at all of Mykonos’ best beaches. However, based on the advice we got from the locals in the know the general guide to Mykonos’ other sand spots is that the southern beaches are the most famous, broad and sandy (think Nammos, Paradise and summer anthems), whilst the Northern coastline harbours the most beautiful beaches but at the cost of the Meltemi wind which is both blustery and legendary in equal measures.
For the most luxurious of beach experiences there is no where better than the newly opened Scorpios- coming soon to the blog. Follow A Stylish Review on Facebook or WordPress to stay in the loop.