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.
... squid stuffed with rice and vegetables while I had a whole grilled fish which I must admit a little scary to eat as it tasted strange. I didn't get sick so obviously it wasn't off. My delicious, hearty 2:50€ Greek Gyros on Paradise Beach was a million times better.
It is wonderful that Paul now enjoys swimming and lying around on the beach. This means now I get to spend time at the beach which I love. Good husband. Lol
I've been traveling "alone" (you are never really alone when staying in hostels) since I left Marena in Madrid, so it was a nice change of pace to switch it up in Greece.
For this portion of my trip, I am with a Busabout tour group. The group of about 20+ people (mostly Australian 20-somethings) is led by a Busabout guide. The group stays on each island ...
... 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 ;)
Mykonos was the second stop of our cruise and has a reputation for being a party island. Since our visit occurred during the day, we weren't effected by any partiers and simply got to enjoy this pretty and infamously windy island! Everything in Mykonos is painted white with various shades of blue trim that seem to match the sea perfectly.
Mykonos has ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Ostraco Suites Mykonos
My husband and I went to Mykonos last August after the Olympics. When we arrived at Ostraco we just couldn't believed in what we were seeing.
Kristin and I were celebrating our honeymoon traveling through the Greek islands in September of 2004. Being a lesbian couple, we were pleasantly surprised that every place we went we had a wonderful time (especially with the locals), however, the personal attention we were given at the Ostraco was without comparison. Stella and Fotis were the best!!! We felt they became friends during our stay and the other guests were extremely accepting and full of life. Fotis's special cocktail was to die for and Stella's "Whatever you like" was the typical response to most of our needs or questions. We were so very sad when we had to leave. We often think about our time in Greece and miss our new found friends. Maybe someday we will return, but Stella and Fotis...you are always welcome in our home!!!! Come and visit Oregon! We would love to have you!! Thanks for everything,
I am very sad with the reviews
Hi From Paris
I don't know why this people writing all that bad thins.
My stay at Ostraco was super(10/7/04 - 21/07/04) , my room was warm and clean and the pool area was very relaxing place.
The breakfast was big with many traditional plates and very good quality, and late
(8 to 12:30).
I am very sad with all this review.
I will go buck to Ostraco.
I went to Mykonos last summer with my daughter Alexandra. It was the first visit of my daughter to Greece and I wanted her to have a great time in the country that her father was born.
As many people on that page we too were absolutly disappointed arriving at Ostraco: the hotel lies right next to two busy roads and is fare from beeing a quiet retreat, first they gave us a very poor room but we were upgraded after we complained.
The pool area as the rest of the public grounds were very badly kept and didn't really invite to lay down and relaxed. Glass tables, "white" cusions and carpets were completly dirty as the breakfast area, cuttlery and plates. One poor waiter had to keep up breakfast service which he couldn't achieve understandably.
We change hotel as soon as we could!
Nothing like the website
As regular visitors to Mykonos we went for the Ostraco Suites based on some favourable reviews, and on the quality of the website, (Fantastic looking and stylish rooms etc). And as such we were prepared to pay a premium for the 'Hip' factor. However, as already noted in other reviews on this site, the rooms shown to us were basic by any Greek standards. (Nothing like the pictures in the promotional material). Clean and functional yes, but misleading, and NOT worth the extra cash.
Also, as already noted, no pickup from the airport as promised.
This one is a lottery, do you feel lucky?
Not impressed by this place at all, especially for the high price I paid. A number of issues to point out:
I would like to say that Ostraco suite is very very good.
Is very relaxing and comfortable.
I think the rooms are more than good and beautiful.
I liked the service, the staff was very friendly and professional.
It is a family resort with very good rooms and service
We were disapointed...
The website and the people are nice, but.... . First of all, the first room given to us, was awful, old and unpleasant, nothing compared to what we saw on their website. After one night they were nice enough to apologize and change us to another room. The second room was more like we were expecting. Secondly, I must notice that the breakfast, already included, was very poor in terms of variety and service. There is only one person to take care of all the tables and buffet, which is clearly insufficient. Finally, and worst of all, we were impressed by the carelessness with the dishes, glasses and cutlery that were dirty and old. I have to say that in Mykonos it is easy to find better at that price.