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... Egypt it was so lovely to roam around without being hassled and we really enjoyed the friendly people and atmosphere of this pretty island. We made our way up the hill to the windmills, enjoyed a coffee and walked all through the narrow roads and lanes until we came across a Greek bakery where we stopped to enjoy "honey fritters". We had to be back at the ship by 1pm so we only had around 4 hours ...
The stop in Mykonos was uneventful and pretty relaxing. OK meal in a local joint and the streets are famous for being a maze which has a sort of charm. We didn't have lovely weather but just a bit overcast and windy.
All in all, an OK place but we much preferred Santorini.
... fashion no-no by wearing a dress with runners and a cowboy hat to the Acropolis of Athens, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. At the time it didn't seem like a bad idea, I didn't want to slip over on the rocks in thongs, but looking back at photos I realise my mistake and can safely say that I will be on the worst dressed fashion list. But did I slip over? No! So I will call my runners/dress/cowboy hat combo a success! The Acropolis was beautiful, it ...
Siros is the capitol of the Cyclade Islands. Greece has about 1000 islands divided up into
3 sections. We’ve been visiting the
Cyclade portion. Only 300 of the total
islands are inhabited.
Every island has its own personality. Siros is a bustling commercial and
administrative hub. It has a number of
... clear water pretty much all over the island and the sandy beaches are incredible and it’s only a quick, cheap flight from England. I’m excited about coming back here and seeing all the friends we made again. It was a glorious, fun, relaxing week and exactly what I needed after 90 days of work without a day off. My next ship, the Veendam, will be 192 days (6 months) in a row til I get a night off so I’m going to make the most of my three free weeks now.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Cavo Tagoo Mykonos
Less nice than you think
Right now, the town of Mykonos is builing a land-fill right outside of the Cavo Tagoo Hotel, so instead of seeing beautiful blue water lapping up to the elegant seawall, you see piles of dirt and dump trucks polluting the sea by dumping gargabe into it (apparently, this is how they fill in land). The road is also congested with dump trucks all day long, making walking to town very unpleasant (not to mention treacherous). And it's a *long* way to town! At least a 15 minute walk on the dump truck road, which is basically your only option. It would seem worth the extra $$ to book closer to the town itself, without the dump truck garbage dump view.
The hotel itself is nice (bar area, pool), and the included breakfast is excellent. Rooms are less nice. The furnishings are old, the bathroom is not special, and the TV doesn't really work. Further, I'm convinced that we were put into a regular double room even though we had booked a paid for a double superior room.
Stayed here 1st week in October. Still warm & sunny, but definitely end of season. As most folk say, it is a great location, and has friendly staff. Poolside breakfasts are great. Rooms are different sizes, (some bathrooms small) so ask to see a few if you're unsure. Rm 201 was good.
The "walk" into town is not practical at night : dark & no pavement, but taxis are only 2 to 4E. The KOUROS is next door, and although it was closed, we had a look around, & I think the rooms were bigger and more opulent. I'd stay there next time. Its higher above the (narrow) coast road, so you are not aware of the traffic so much, though the Tagoo is also up from the road, so traffic is not really a problem there either).
The best of the best
Every year, my husband and I visit Greece. In our plans, it is mandatory we reserve a room at the Cavo Tagoo in Mykonos for atleast 3-5 days. This is where our batteries get fully charged. From the breathtaking views of the sunset, to the rare Mykonian architecture of this beautiful hotel or should I say resort..... The one of a kind "Breakfast Buffet," the relaxing pool and bar area overlooking the wonderful Agean Sea and last but not least, the fabulous staff that always approaches us with such warmth, from the stages of Check-in all the way to Check-out making sure they have acheived their goal of excellence the "Cavo Tagoo Way." Cavo Tagoo we will see you real soon!!!
An Incredible 40th Birthday at Cavo Tagoo
I had the good fortune of celebrating my 40th birthday with my partner at this wonderful hotel this past June. I am Greek-American and have traveled to Mykonos on many occasions. However, I have never stayed at a hotel in Mykonos with such charm and such an accommodating staff. The hotel's architecture adheres to the classic Cycladic form and is only an approximate 10 minute walk to Mykonos town. We booked a suite with a sea view in the upper portion of the hotel which is nestled in a cliff. The room was bi-level with each floor having its own balcony overlooking the Aegean Sea. The sunsets were breathtaking! From our balconies, we saw the bustling town of Mykonos to our left and the neighboring Cycladic island of Tinos to our right. Wonderful vistas!!! The complimentary buffet breakfast was hearty and the waiting staff quite pleasant, especially Michalis. And the bartender at the pool bar, Nikos, made us feel like family. Nikos even gave us a private tour of the nearby archeological island of Delos during his off hours. Thank you, Nikos! The hotel atmosphere is very cosmopolitan. We met people from around the world and became good friends with some of our fellow guests (hope to see you soon Meg, Phillip and Jeremy.) All in all, I could not think of a better place to celebrate my milestone birthday. Thank you to the entire staff of Cavo Tagoo for making my birthday quite special. The complimentary bottle of wine upon our departure was a lovely touch. I plan to return again and again.
The service was great!!!!!!!!
The staff was very helpful ,the breakfast was delicious and the location is second to none!!!
We arrived in Mykonos after a very long flight from Italy...we were originally two couples but a couple of months before our trip our friend,s husband needed upcoming surgery...my husband phoned each hotel to cancel their room and at Cavoo Tagoo he wrote down the name of the young woman he spoke to to cancel their room and was very specific that we were still coming.....we were supposed to be picked up at the airport which was what they offered and e-mailed them our flight number , of course they were not there...we took a taxi to the hotel and by coincidence, the young woman at the desk was the person my husband spoke to long distance and she had no record of our room reservation ....they were totally unapolgetic and showed us a horrible room (which is all they had) it was dark and musty and miserable and only had a double bed.....they were quite rude and we asked for the manager and he would not even come out from behind his desk...couldn,t have cared a less...the only concerned person was the bell boy and we asked him where we should go and he sent us to the Hotel Belvedere and they were warm and friendly and inviting ....what a difference to Cavoo Tagoo.....I would go out of my way to make sure no-one I knew going to Mykonos would even consider going to Cavoo Tagoo......
the hotel is very nice, great location close to town, every room has a balcony overlooking the water. I found it very romantic - a couple of things to be aware of though - beds very small ( the size of a double bed ) the concierge service was not great - the young man at the desk was very polite but a little disorganized ( did not have a map of the island, could not find a phone number for the diving company we wanted ) the buffet breakfast included with the room rate was really very nice too
Not THAT good!!!
Decent hotel, overpriced for it's standards, rude Albanian Staff.
Wouldn't recommend it.
We spent 12 days there in June for our honeymoon. What a great place, relaxed, fun, close to town but far enough to be somwhat private. Great view. Rent a jeep and explore the island. Walk to downtown and cab home after too many ouzos. Great pool overlooking the water, town and the harbour. Better food than I thought woould be at a small hotel. Just as good as the best in town. Great staff, although some traces of Greek haughtiness. Just ignore them, they eventually go away.
we spent there our honey moon and really,really enjoyed it. I still dream about that week very often after a busy city day. Go and try the breakfast (nuts cake and yogurt!)