Mykonos has two main types of accommodation: boutique hotels or self catering villas. The first was a little out of our price range so we opted for a self catering villa, which I of course used Airbnb to find. There were plenty of options for staying in and out of Mykonos town but we chose to base ourselves out of the town as we wanted a slightly quieter holiday. This is how I came to find a windmill to stay in during our trip.
Staying in a Windmill in Mykonos
This windmill is part of the Apostles Windmill apartments which is a small complex made up of around 8 studios and the windmill. Technically, the windmill is for four people as it had two double beds, however, it was still affordable for just the two of us. From the minute we arrived we knew we’d pick an amazing accommodation, the views were incredible and it was so quiet around.
The windmill was located above the other studios and was tucked away at the back. From the windmill the views were incredible, you looked straight down to the bay below and out to sea where on a good day you could spot another island. On the terrace outside, to allow you to enjoy the views, were two table and chair sets. One was located in a more sheltered spot which was essential as the wind was quite blustery from on top the hill.
Inside the windmill there were three levels which combined of the bedrooms, bathroom and kitchen. The kitchen was on the ground floor and although basic was enough to cook some breakfast and make coffee in. However, we would have struggled to have cooked a main meal here as there was no oven and only two hobs. This level was also home to the main bathroom and shower which was perfectly equipped for our stay.
The second floor was a mezzanine area and home to a double bed, some storage space and a TV. We didn’t really use this level as there was only two of us but the bed was pretty comfy. The final floor was home to a second double bed, lounge chairs and a toilet. The star of this level was the window which offered the best view of the bay below. We chose to sleep up here based on this and also having a bathroom on the same floor was ideal.
The windmill was a cool spot to stay at for our time in Mykonos and the views were incredible.
The windmill was located on the Mykonos to Plata Gialos bus route making it super easy to get to and from the main Mykonos town. The other great thing about the buses was that they ran every half an hour for most of the day and didn’t stop running until the early hours of the morning. It was also possible to walk to three different beaches from the windmill (Platis Gialos, Ornos and Psarrou) and each was about 20 minutes down a hill. There were also four restaurants and two supermarkets within a 15 minute walking distance. We dinned at these places most nights and one was a standout typical family Greek Tavern called Andreas Maria.
Our host Akis was brilliant, he arranged to pick us up from the airport and drop us off for free which was useful as there was no direct bus to the airport from the windmill. He was very quick to reply to any questions we had before and during our stay. Our villa was also cleaned once a day which was a nice extra touch and something Airbnb don’t typically offer.
Have you stayed in a super cool accommodation on holiday?
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