The 5-star Myconian Avaton is one of ten family-owned luxury hotels of the Myconian Collection Hotels & Resorts and a member of Design Hotels. The collection’s hotels are spread over Mykonos, with most of them being located at Elia beach and in Mykonos Town. We stayed at the Myconian Avaton in October which is a great time to enjoy Mykonos without the crowds. Read more about our stay and what the hotel has to offer in this hotel review.
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Mykonos is a Greek island in the Aegean Sea. The island is part of the Cyclades and sits between Tinos, Paros, and Naxos. The luxurious Myconian Avaton is about 10km away from Mykonos Town and built into the rock above Elia Beach which is Mykonos’ longest sand beach offering crystal clear waters.
The Transfer & Check-in
Mykonos can be reached by either taking a local ferry if you depart from a neighboring island or the Greek mainland or by flying to Mykonos Airport. The seaport, as well as the airport, are close to Mykonos Town.
To get to the Myconian Avaton, we used the complimentary shared shuttle bus transfer from and to the airport. The hotel also provides a regularly operating free shuttle to Mykonos Town (about every hour) as well as a free shuttle down the hill to Elia Beach.
After around 30 minutes, we arrived at the Myconian Avaton and went through a smooth check-in procedure. We received a welcome drink and got our room keys and additional hotel information.
The Property & Amenities
The Myconian Avaton offers around 85 hotel rooms which are spread over multiple levels, with the estate’s architecture taking advantage of the hillside conditions. The hotel also features a restaurant and a bar.
The hotel welcomes you in an open-style, design-oriented lobby with comfortable sofas and cool hanging chairs which I really liked. It´s a true statement to their distinct and unique style. At the lobby, you also have access to a concierge service.
The hotel is primarily built in white and bright colors. It has a Cycladic style and features timeless contemporary details and chic highlights such as ceramic art and black and white photographs of local people.
The standout feature and the heart of the hotel are the two infinity pools that seamlessly blend into the horizon. The infinity pools were by far my favorite spot at the hotel. The views are priceless! At dusk, the pools start to light up and sparkle like a reflection of a starry night sky. It looks so amazing!
Next to enjoying the pool, you can also relax at the Avaton Spa or work out in a small gym.
A nice bonus when staying at the Myconian Avaton hotel is that you can visit the hotel group’s other Elia properties to enjoy their pools and amenities or dine in their restaurants.
If you arrive by car, there are parking spots available. Moreover, the hotel also arranges yacht and helicopter transfers.
The Avaton has 85 luxurious rooms, suites and villas which carry the name Pure, (Grand) Temptation, or (Grand) Mystique. While rooms and suites can accommodate up to three people, the villas can accommodate five or even ten in the case of the extravagant Apocalypsis Villa. All of the rooms have private balconies or terraces that offer breathtaking views over the bay and coastline.
We stayed in a standard double room with sea view that turned out to be the standard Pure room with a huge furnished balcony. After the first night, the hotel upgraded us to a Temptation room with a balcony which we liked better. For the last night we even got an upgrade to a Pure room with a private pool which was absolutely amazing.
Our room was equipped with a comfortable double bed, a spacious walk-in rain shower with luxury bath products, air-conditioning, a wireless docking station and complimentary high-speed WiFi. Some rooms also include a jacuzzi or private pool if you book this option. Overall, we enjoyed the spectacular views and sunsets from our balcony, the private pool at our last day, as well as the elegant, timeless design and interior of the rooms.
The Restaurants & Bars
The Avaton features one restaurant (Panorama) and one bar (Kokkino) on-site and further offers in-room dining if you prefer to dine in the comfort of your room. Besides, you also have the option to eat at one of the close-by sister properties in Elia.
The Panorama restaurant serves buffet-style breakfast, lunch, and dinner. You can choose to sit indoors, on the veranda that features artisanal stone walls, or alfresco at the scenic tables with beautiful views over the Aegean Sea. Lunch and dinner are prepared using traditional Greek and local Mykonian recipes that include seasonal ingredients, fresh organic produce and authentic local delicacies.
We dined at the Panorama restaurant once and ordered salmon with green vegetables and Ravioli accompanied with local white wine. The food and wine were delicious but the portions were rather small and the prices on the upper end. However, we expected that to be the case in a 5-star luxury resort and it didn’t diminish our experience.
The hotel’s bar – Kokkino Bar – is located right behind the stunning infinity pools and offers small snacks, light meals as well as drinks and cocktails. We also got complimentary ice tea all day for refreshment at the pool. Kokkino Bar is the perfect spot for an aperitif or simply enjoying the beautiful sunsets that turn the sky above the Aegean Sea into incredible red and orange colors. In my opinion, Mykonos has some of the best sunsets in the world!
On our last evening, we tried the room service and ordered dinner to our room because we wanted to soak in the sunset and enjoy our room’s private pool. We had a salad and pizza and two cocktails to finish off the day. It was a great experience to have a private dinner by our own pool. I can highly recommend it.
If you prefer customized dishes or options that aren’t on the menu, the Avaton even offers in-house chef services on request.
The staff at the Myconian Avaton was very welcoming and friendly while we were at the hotel. Everyone greeted us with a smile and provided great service. The staff was also enthusiastic about recommending special drinks, dishes or things to do on the island.
The Avaton features a small gym in the main complex for sports enthusiasts. Down the hill at Elia Beach, various watersport activities are provided at a charge. These activities include but aren’t limited to windsurfing, waterski, wakeboarding, parasailing, and even scuba diving.
As already mentioned, the hotel also offers a free shuttle service to Mykonos Town, so you can do some sightseeing, wander through the beautiful cobblestone streets or go shopping.
You can also use the concierge service at the reception for booking an excursion or day trip, or organizing a car or scooter if you want to explore the island on your own.
Spa & Wellness
The in-house Avaton spa is the perfect place to unwind. The spa offers a broad selection of relaxing treatments, including special signature packages, family experiences, massages, and heated thalassotherapy seawater pools. The prices are on the upper end which is not unusual for a 5-star luxury hotel.
We tried one hour of thalassotherapy which consists of multiple pools that have different temperatures and salinity contents. It was a pleasure to relax in the pools, enjoy the hydro massage jets, and benefit from the curative effects of the therapy.
The Avaton hotel uses seasonal ingredients and sources their produce locally so that the farmers in the region get involved. In addition, the Myconian Collection follows a green hospitality strategy, recycles its water, and reuses materials while supporting environmental conservation initiatives.
The One Unique Thing
For me, the One Unique Thing about the Avaton hotel is its thalassotherapy area with multiple pools in the spa complex. We haven’t seen such a place incorporated into a hotel before and really liked this unique experience.
The Myconian Avaton is located in a truly stunning setting on the island of Mykonos. It offers everything you need, no matter if you are looking for beautiful design features, fine dining, exceptional views or incredible infinity pools (my favorite part). I would definitely stay at the Myconian Avaton again in the future.
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