Grace Mykonos

Agios Stefanos, Mykonos, Greece Book from

Reviewed by Fiona Reece
A seriously sexy hotel for the Mykonos party set seeking a glamorous pad just minutes out of town
This boutique beachside hotel is aptly named, for it simply oozes style. Reopened after a complete facelift in 2007, the crisp design lines were overseen by Athenian architect, Nikos Travasaros. There's nothing showy or pretentious about the place; it's just effortlessly beautiful, cleverly designed and ... well, graceful.

The atmosphere is cool and calm, with touches of grey breaking up the chic white décor which faces you everywhere. The 32 rooms are cleverly laid out over 5 levels so that almost all of them look out onto Agios Stefanos beach and the island of Delos beyond. Sun worshippers will be in heaven, stretching out on one of the poolside futons, or chilling out down at the beach a minute’s stroll away. And it's perfectly placed for party-goers, just far enough out of Mykonos town to escape the noise of the throbbing nightlife, but near enough so that you can dip into the clubbing scene after a 10-minute taxi ride.


  • Location location location!
  • Gadget central - we loved the slam proof loo seats
  • Superb service from genuinely friendly staff
  • Clever design details everywhere including the quirky upside down teacup light shades - pull the teaspoon for on!
  • The tranquil ambiance


  • The nearest beach is Agios Stefanos which isn’t one of the island’s best
  • Be prepared for a wait if you need a taxi back from town
  • The size of the rooms is a little on the small side
  • Rates are creeping up, but look out for special offers

Best time to go

The season starts to hot up from late May and runs to late September. However, it will still be warm enough in the early spring (April-mid May) and autumn (October), when this hotel really is great value with its low season rates.

Our top tips

If you're coming on honeymoon, ask about their no-expense-spared sundown picnic at Armenistis Lighthouse, served by a butler (with champagne and roses to boot) against a backdrop of stunning sea views.

Great for...

  • = Recommended
  • = Best in region
  • = World favourite
  • Boutique Hotel
  • 32
  • Restaurant and bar
  • All ages welcome
  • Open all year
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Spa
  • WiFi
  • Pet Friendly
  • Disabled Access
  • Beach Nearby
  • Off-street Parking
  • Restaurants Nearby
  • Air Conditioning
  • Guest Lounge
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Gym
  • Concierge Service
  • Library
  • Art Gallery


All is pure white inside the bedrooms, with just a touch of grey wood. Clad ceilings and no-fuss high-quality furnishings create an airy feeling. Every room (32 in total over 5 levels) has a balcony or small terrace, and most enjoy views westwards across the sea to the island of Delos, apart from a few which glimpse the sea or Mykonos town.

Kingsize beds and mattresses are from the organic Cocomat company and crisp white linen will ensure a restful night’s sleep. Photography, by an artist called Louise, has been cleverly backlit to double as soft lighting. No mod-con has been overlooked: LG plasma screen satellite TV, iPod docks, a socket charger which doubles as a hand torch and an electric ‘do not disturb’ button to ensure that over zealous housekeeping staff are kept out.

Double showers with deep chocolate walls, Durant basins and Apivita products keep up the contemporary trends in the bathroom - not forgetting the anti-slam loo seat, which ensures that a sense of ‘grace’ is retained at all times!

The 2 Family Suites have 2 large rooms and their balconies face towards Delos. Junior Suites are distinguished from Deluxe Rooms by their sofabeds - ideal if you have a child with you. Junior Suites with plunge pool have a white, cube-like plunge pools on their terraces - the clue is in the name; while the Mykonos Suite comes with 1 bedroom and a large, private veranda with loungers and dining space.

The 3 largest suites - VIP, Honeymoon and Grace - boast extra decadent features like private sun lounges, wet-bars, steam rooms and increasingly large, temperature controlled plunge pools.

Features include:

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathrobes
  • Cd player
  • Coffee maker
  • Coffee tea making
  • Cots Available
  • Dvd player
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet access
  • Internet access
  • Ipod dock
  • Minibar/fridge
  • Phone
  • Radio
  • Safe box
  • Satellite tv
  • Terrace
  • Toiletries
  • WiFi
  • Wifi internet


The poolside restaurant and bar, offers salvation in the form of divine breakfasts, lingering lunches and delicious dinners.

Breakfast is a la carte, and perfectly suited for late risers as it runs until 11.00am (and is available throughout the day for an extra charge). Juices are squeezed to order, coffee is delicious and eggs can be prepared in all shapes and sizes including the revitalising Cretan omelette, filled with feta, potatoes, onions and paprika. As for rehydration, a grand-sounding 'dedicated water menu' dispels incipient headaches with a choice of Voss, Evian, San Pellegrino or the northern Greek Xino Nero.

If you've built up an appetite by lunchtime, you'll find delicate portions of Greek favourites like tiropites (cheese pies), fava (split-pea puree) and tomato-cucumber-feta salad, as well as more international snacks like tortillas, falafel, 'Grace-burgers', pasta dishes and chilled gazpacho to beat the heat.

The a la carte dinner menu is fairly rich - and not especially cheap, but dishes are attentively served and highly original for a Greek island: asparagus veloute, prosciutto and fig salad, tuna carpaccio, salmon with polenta. Desserts, likewise, are unusual (and unlocal): strawberry soup with champagne, panacotta, fruit kebabs.

Dining out options are extensive, from the simple taverna next to the hotel to some swanky places in Mykonos town. One of the most atmospheric is Sea Satin Market on a rocky headland below the windmills beyond Little Venice - fresh grilled fish, a never-ending procession of mezedes, and optional tabletop dancing as the music is ramped up after midnight. Edem is a long-standing favourite, with fresh fish and various lamb dishes served around a sunny courtyard pool. Philippi serves trad Greek food at trad Greek prices, while the Belvedere Hotel boasts Greece's only Nobu, for authentic Japanese finesse.

Features include:

  • Bar
  • Breakfast
  • Children meals
  • Coffee maker
  • Coffee tea making
  • Dinner by arrangement
  • Lunch by arrangement
  • Minibar/fridge
  • Restaurants nearby
  • Room service
  • Vegetarian menu


  • Stretch out beside the pool and enjoy the westward coast views; or wander down to Agios Stefanos beach for a longer swim
  • Venture into Mykonos town (Chora) for a spot of shopping: bespoke jewellery, designer clothes and original art shops, interspersed with the usual tourist tack
  • Then party the night away in one of the many bars and clubs packed into the town's tiny cobbled streets; there's a vibrant gay scene as well as plenty of retro and fancy dress extravaganzas
  • Enjoy a pamper at the hotel’s Boutique Spa with steam room, snail shower and massage, as well as a nail bar
  • Work out in the gym, small but packed full of everything you need to keep your exercise routine going, including cardio machines and free weights
  • With transport (hired moped, taxi or taxi-boat), you can reach the island’s loveliest beaches on the south coast. Paradise, sandwiched between Super and Paranga, is where the younger party scene is at; Super Paradise, a little louder, is packed with bars but still a stunning spot; Elia is the island’s longest sandy beach, pebbly Lia is popular with the island’s gay crowd, while remote Ayios Sostis lets you get away from the masses
  • The hotel's "Bespoke" service can fix up horse-riding along the beach, cooking lessons and wine tours
  • Don't forget to pop across to the sacred isle of Delos, with its ruins of a once-magnificent ancient treasury, including a row of monumental marble lions

Activities on site or nearby include:

  • Boat trips
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Helicopter Flights
  • Historical sites
  • Horse-riding
  • Museums / galleries
  • Nightlife
  • Private guided tours
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Swimming
  • Well being
  • Windsurfing


Although it is primarily aimed at couples, children of all ages are welcome here, and the adjacent beach and the relative seclusion are big draws. Cots and babysitting are available on request. Children under 12 stay for free in rooms that can accommodate a cot or extra bed. There are also kids DVDs in the library.

Family friendly accommodation:

Cots Available, Family Rooms


Babysitting available by arrangement

Baby equipment:

Baby cots available on request. Car seats/Booster for arrival/departure transfers. Baby chairs in the restaurant

Remember  baby and child equipment may be limited or need pre-booking

Children's meals:

Special menu can be prepared by our chef upon request

Kids Activities on site:

Children's books and games.

Kid Friendly:

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