Travel Blogs from Mykonos
31/01/14 - So as for accommodation, I'm not sure where we will be staying just yet. Once we can book our passes with Busabout, We can then book all of our accommodation through them.
Our Island hopping tour, for us, is going to be about relaxing and getting ready for our massive 5 month trip! I'm sure we will have a few nights of drinking. But I'm not a massive drinker anyway, I will prob just stay out partying without drinking.
... going to get around. Our guide, Kylie, tells us when and where we need to be and she handles the details of getting us off to our next adventure.
Like I said in the last post, I am here to eat, drink and get a tan. It's been lovely to not have to think about anything else.
... more running to this museum or that cathedral. It's time to spend my days beachside and my nights eating delicious Greek food followed by maybe a little too much drinking. Then wake up and do it all again.
Looks like life in the Greek Islands is going to be pretty rough ;)
... for a cab. There are none in sight! We wait about 30 minutes, a cab comes but declines our trip so we're still stranded at the moment. I call our hotel but they tell me that there are no transfers available at the moment. We're stranded at the moment. Then a man on a motor bike turns up & says that he has enough space for 2 people on the back of his trailer. Rita and I opt to go with him! So we load up our bags, I sit in the back in the trailer and ...
... that Mykonos is not trying to attract people like us. A big proportion of things being sold has a sexual connotation and the post cards leave little to the imagination.
Busses for Paraga only leave every hour and a half, so the bus was extremely crowded. Paraga Beach is everything that Paradise is not. Perhaps they should switch names?
It is a beautiful, white, sandy beach, with a few restaurants and ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Cavo Tagoo Mykonos
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.
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!!!
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!)