Mykonos Areas | Kounoupas
Not far behind the Mykonos Central Airport lies Kounoupas, a cozy, picturesque neighborhood that upon close inspection offers far more to visitors that what at first assumed. Indeed, it has great proximity to the cosmopolitan beaches of Psarou, Elia, Panormos, Kalo Livadi, Super Paradise and Paranga, while still being close to the Mykonos Town, where you can party and shop non-stop. In classic mykonian and cycladic fashion, the hidden sanctuary of Kounoupas offers commanding views over the sapphire waters of the Aegean, the sacred sights of Delos, and the magnificent faraway lights of Paros, Naxos and Syros.
Peace and tranquility are the two words that best describe Kounoupas and its vernacular architecture, its serpentine alleyways that lead to local restaurants and the golden sands that cascade unto cobalt waters. Deluxe villas and luxury resorts of every kind are organically and naturally integrated into the serene background, not disturbing the zen vibes of an earthly paradise but enhancing the atmosphere of total and pure relaxation. Here, you can enjoy long walks upon the moonlit beachfronts, cocktail in hand and the musical waves in your ears, you can swim inside the fresh waters of an unspoiled beach and meet locals who shine smiles of pure hospitality.
Where to stay
Kounoupas is full of illustrious villas to host families and groups of friends. Villa Paolina is a 6 master bedroom resort spanning a total area of 280m2, overlooking the majestic Aegean Sea. Villa Koralia covers 240m2 of pure unadulterated luxury, while Villa Nora is a ground level villa with a total of 150m2 that can accommodate up to 6 guests. Villa Margettaa offers a generous outdoor area of 500m2, while Villa Penelope is an eloquent and expansive family resort of nearly 450m2, facing south in a privileged wind-sheltered location at the top of the hill.
Where to eat
Sweet and savory aromas will tickle your nose and excite your senses in Kounoupas. Sample the various and delicious “pitakia” at Busulas Restaurant mykonos, stuffed with minced meat and pepper, sweetened feta cheese, grilled sausages and honey. Down traditional ouzo or raki at Baboulas Ouzeri, a classic Greek drinking spot overlooking the tumultuous waters of the Aegean. From Peru to Japan, Byblos Restaurant Mykonos serves a vast variety of continental dishes masterfully prepared by professional chefs. Finally, try the magnificent desserts of Mourayio Family Restaurant, if your sweet tooth itches!
Where to have fun
Kounoupas is full of illustrious bars that prove that mykonian nights end only when your mood runs out. Feel the “sting” of Scorpios Bar, where you can drink cocktails from an ever expanding menu of creative concoctions and sample mouth watering appetizers. Pick your favorite cocktail umbrellas at Cavo Tagoo Mykonos, where the sound of gentle waves crashing upon the golden coast will ring in your ears for days to come. Affordable prices and exceptionally fast service, this is a beach bar that doubles as a night venue from dusk till night, offering a unique and “bombastic” experience in Kounoupas.