Osom Resort

Mykonos, Greece Book from Book from £143 per night

Laidback beach retreat in a quiet spot on Mykonos, with cool and contemporary rooms and glittering sea views on both sides

Sometimes, all we want is sunshine, sandy toes and a flow of tropical cocktails. Enter Osom Resort. It’s chilled-out and chic, gazing over two sandy beaches and sun-sizzled Aegean sea. Osom is an acronym, standing for the Other Side of Mykonos, because over here, in the southwest of the island, the pace is slower, the coast is quieter, and the vibe is infectiously laid-back.

With just 12 rooms, Osom is small and intimate. Staff get to know you on a first name basis, and service is bespoke. The rooms are built in classical Cycladic style – think whitewashed sugar-cube design - but the interiors are ultra-modern. All rooms come with private balconies with views over gardens or out to sea. But it’s the blissful pool area that you’ll likely hang out at. Breakfast is served here, as are cocktails and light snacks throughout the day. Slump into a four-poster daybed then wander a few metres down to Korfos beach, a popular hub for kitesurfers. Or stroll in the other direction to lovely Ornos beach, lined by a handful of family-run tavernas for ending lazy sunny days with fresh fish and warm hospitality. This is exactly the sort of Greek island escape we’ve been longing for all year. Race you there.
Covid-19 update: some services and facilities may be changed as a result of Coronavirus measures.

Highs

  • Ideally located for those after a quieter side of Mykonos - near the beach but with easy access to restaurants and a frequent bus service into Mykonos Town
  • The hotel is positioned atop a hill between two sandy beaches, so you get coastal views on both sides
  • Staff are super-friendly - welcoming us like old friends, and always on hand to help with recommendations
  • Good-sized rooms with ultra-modern interiors and private balconies
  • For such an expensive island, the rates are good value (outside peak season)

Lows

  • This part of the coast can experience strong winds - hence its popularity with kitesurfers - but you're tucked into a hillside
  • Although it's outside town, don't expect complete seclusion: this headland is peppered with hotels and villas
  • The Standard Double Sea View room is quite a lot smaller than the others, but it comes with a big balcony
  • Finding a taxi into town can be tricky in peak season (Mykonos limits taxi licences): book ahead, or take the bus (it stops very near)

Best time to go

Mykonos is full to bursting throughout July and August, but if you don't mind the crowds it's lovely and warm during these months. If you can make it in May, early June, September or early October, that’s the best time: not too hot, not too crowded, and room rates are significantly lower.

Our top tips

Want to try some local delicacies? Look out for louza, an appetizer made from cold pork cuts, and kopanisti, a peppery, spicy cheese that’s been produced on the island for over 300 years.

Great for...

Beach
Family
Romantic
  • Boutique hotel
  • 12 rooms
  • Breakfast and bar, walk to restaurants
  • All ages welcome
  • Closed: 1 November - 30 April
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Spa Treatments
  • WiFi
  • Pet Friendly
  • Disabled Access
  • Beach Nearby
  • Off-street Parking
  • Restaurants Nearby
  • Air Conditioning
  • Guest Lounge
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Gym
  • Bicycles Available
Room:

Rooms

The 12 bedrooms are divided into six categories, ranging from Standard (18m2) to Grand Suite (50m2). They're spacious and Cycladic in style, with open-plan layouts, bright white walls and pared-back interiors keeping things minimal and modern.

Quirky features include light fixtures designed to resemble sea creatures, like limpets clinging to the walls, and hanging wooden dividers that separate bedroom spaces from living spaces and double up as cool bathroom mirrors.

All rooms have private terraces, facing either the garden or the sea. You also get queensize beds, minibars and wall-mounted TVs. The suites have twin rooms, too, and most of the other rooms have sofabeds for kids to sleep on.

We stayed in a Deluxe Suite which was incredibly spacious, its separate living area boasting L-shaped sofas and flatscreen TV in both lounge and bedroom. Set higher up the hill, you pay for the better views. But we also liked the entry-level Standard Double Sea View – far smaller than all the other rooms, but cosy and private, with a huge terrace looking over both coastlines.

Features include:

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathrobes
  • Coffee / tea making
  • Hairdryer
  • Ipod dock
  • Iron
  • Minibar/fridge
  • Phone
  • Safe box
  • Satellite TV
  • Slippers
  • Terrace
  • Toiletries
  • WiFi

Eating

All food is served alfresco at the Pool Lounge and Cocktail Bar, at shady tables with beach views. Breakfast is included, and you’re in for a treat. The menu is a la carte, so everything is cooked to order.

We tucked into Greek yoghurt with fruit, pastries, eggs Benedict with smashed avo, fresh orange and filter coffee. It’s a decent spread (and plenty of it!), but if we're being picky, we felt it could do with more local, artisanal products.

No other meals are served, but you can order from an all-day snack menu if you need a pick-me-up. Drinks and cocktails are also served here throughout the day.

Finding somewhere to eat nearby isn’t tricky. There are several tavernas to choose from in Ornos. Try To Apomero for yummy traditional Greek fare or Apaggio Restaurant for excellent fish.

Features include:

  • Bar
  • Breakfast
  • Coffee / tea making
  • Lunch by arrangement
  • Minibar/fridge
  • Restaurants nearby
  • Room service
Eating:
Activity:

Activities

  • Life at Osom is all about relaxation. Chill-out with a novel by the pool, book an in-room massage, or pop down to Ornos beach to cool off in the sea
  • This is a great area for watersports. Try kitesurfing at Korfos beach, windsurfing, jet-skiing or waterskiing
  • Rent bikes or mopeds to explore other lovely beaches: Paradise is where the younger party scene is at; Super Paradise 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 shed the crowds (and your clothes)
  • Catch the bus or taxi into Mykonos Town to explore its pretty fishing harbour, its swinging clubs and pubs, its trademark windmills, its ‘little Venice’ waterfront, and its clothes, jewellery and designer boutiques
  • Don’t miss the wonderful open-air museum that is Delos, an ancient archaeological site just off Mykonos that’s packed with ruined temples, sanctuaries, stoas, treasuries - and day-trippers.

Activities on site or nearby include:

  • Boat trips
  • Cycling
  • Historical sites
  • Horse riding
  • Kitesurfing
  • Nightlife
  • Sailing
  • Scuba diving
  • Shopping / markets
  • Snorkelling
  • Swimming
  • Windsurfing

Kids

This is a good option for a family beach holiday, with older kids, on a picturesque (but expensive) Greek island. Most rooms can take extra kids guests (either on single beds or built-in sofabeds), the pool is large with a shallow end for kids, and the nearest beach (Ornos, 10 mins' walk away) has space to spread out (unlike other Mykonian beaches). There are plenty of watersports and restaurants a short walk away.

Best for:

Babies (0-1 years), Teens (over 12)

Family friendly accommodation:

The Grand Suite Sea View and Family Suite Garden View have two bedrooms so are best for families. The Double Standard Garden View and Superior Suite Garden View rooms can take an extra child on a sofabed, while the Deluxe Suite Sea View can take two kids on the sofabed.

Baby equipment:

  • Baby cots
  • High chair

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

Kids Activities nearby:

  • Beach - 150m Korfos Beach; 700m Ornos Beach
  • Boat tours
  • Island tours
  • Cooking lessons
  • Bicycle excursions
  • Sea canoeing/kayaking
  • Catamaran tours
  • Diving and snorkelling
  • Jet ski

Families Should Know:

The hotel is not great for toddlers – lots of steps and unguarded drops.

Distances:

  • Airport: 25 minutes
  • Shops: 5 minutes
Kid Friendly:

Location

Osom Resort is located next to Korfos beach on the southwest coast of Mykonos, one of the Cyclades islands.

By Air
Fly into Mykonos (4km) or Athens (ferry or connecting flight to Mykonos). There are also domestic flights from Crete to Mykonos.

By Boat
Mykonos Port is 7km away. If you are island-hopping, ferries run from Piraeus (1-2 daily, 3-5 hours) or Rafina (2-4 daily, 2-4 hours), and your closest neighbours are Syros and Tinos.

From the Port/Airport
It's approximately a 10-minute taxi ride from Mykonos port and the airport. Alternatively, the hotel can arrange a transfer, or you can hire a car to explore the island (the hotel has parking on site).

Detailed directions will be sent to you when you confirm your booking though i-escape.

Airports:

  • Mykonos Airport 3.9 km JMK

Other:

  • Beach 0.2 km
  • Shops 0.7 km
  • Restaurant 0.4 km

Our guests' ratings...

Based on 1 independent review from i-escape guests

8/10
Room
8/10
Food
10/10
Service
10/10
Value
9/10
Overall

Wonderfully friendly and helpful staff - thank you for being so lovely.

9/10,

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