By Lena Harizopoulos
What: Hotel Petasos beach resort & spa
Where: Plati Gialos, Mykonos
Why Go: Because it is the only 4star on Mykonos that can pass as a 5 star. You ll Pay less and get 5 star hospitality.
Who goes: International crowd from Brits to Brazilians, mid 30s mostly.
Perfect for couples and small groups of friends.
Hotel Petasos Resort & Spa at Mykonos, a hotel I’ve know for ages but only lately I ve realized, its competitive advantage to the rest.
What is that?
A) The Location.
It is located in between Psarou and Plati Gialos, towards the Plati Gialos side and you get to have the best of the Psarou beach view without the noise you may be getting if you are staying at hotels on top of Psarou like Mykonos Blu.
This alone makes a big difference because you are in a strategic spot enjoying peace indoors, great view from the hotel’s pool and restaurant and in 3 minutes time you are in NAMMOS restaurant for lunch or dinner.
On your feet you have the small boats that can take you to fantastic beaches like Paranga, Paradise Super Paradise.
B) This is the only hotel, I believe there is, that is rated 4 star and resembles a 5 star.
Usually in Greece it is the other way round and with Hotel Petasos Resort & spa it was a pleasant surprise last time I stayed, to receive premium hospitality.
I enjoy its young crowd, the pool is a happening place and the sunset it is just magical.
The dinner restaurant is super romantic again with a great view, it lacks the va va voom though.
Visit the spa as the have quite nice thalassotherapy treatments.
I ve tried them all.
Finally, a tip: The hotel’s website looks a bit outdated and doesn’t do justice to the hotel’s current look and feel.