I stayed at the Aeolos Hotel, up from Mykonos town. (Not the “new” Aeolos Hotel just next door.) By up I mean straight up. The walk to town was down steep steps (sometimes it was just dirt). I read that most people do this in ten minutes, but I took tiny steps to avoid falling, so it took me 15 minutes. A taxi worked out just fine when I was ready to go back to the hotel. The fare costs 3-4 euros depending on which taxi stand you use.
The Aeolos is a beautiful hotel with a contemporary, warm and comfortable feeling. The owner, Panos, works hard to please his guests and he always spoke to me using my name…a nice personal touch. My room was spacious, simply decorated, with a refrigerator, central air, safe, flat screen TV (with either BBC or Bloomberg in English) and a small balcony overlooking the central garden and pool. The bathroom was spacious, although the shower was tiny. What impressed me most was how quiet it was in my room. Once the doors were shut I heard nothing. That was a good thing as the hotel is located on a busy street. Well, busy is relative…I mean busy for a Greek island. This was an affordable choice at 55 euros a night (single occupancy in a double room) including continental buffet breakfast and transfer service from/to the port or airport. They provide a computer with free Internet access in the lobby for guests. Conveniently next-door is a produce market. www.aeolos-hotel.com. Below are photos I took at the hotel.