Myconian Ambassador Hotel
The Ambassador combines the art de vivre of a Relais & Chateaux with the privilege of one family’s island roots, capturing not just the inimitable lifestyle luxury that brings the world to Mykonos, but the very essence of our island.
The tranquillity of being away from the island’s party pulse changes in a moment with a short stroll across to Psarou, with its beau monde and superyachts at anchor, or to Paranga’s lively small tavernas frequented by the locals. Our private launch can take you to the mysterious ruins of ancient Delos or Rhenia’s hidden coves, and even the vibrant Chora, with its whitewashed maze of boutiques and bars, is only minutes away by car.
Built in sympathy with the slope, mere steps from the fine sands of Platis Gialos, our architecture blends contemporary chic with tones and textures borrowed from the local vernacular. Interiors that embody the clean line and cool sophistication of high design flow into the quiet comfort of luxurious bedrooms and suites, or spill out onto the spectacular pool deck, all without ever breaking the spell of magnificent Aegean views. From the attentive therapists at our Thalasso Spa, to our discreet housekeepers, friendly waiters, resourceful concierge and the ever-present director, our staff, known for their courtesy and personal touch, are all accomplices in your great escape.
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Food and Drink
Share in our unmistakable passion for food – from sumptuous feasts on the breakfast terrace or light lunches served at our poolside bar, to fine dining at our renowned restaurant.
After starting the day with a leisurely breakfast at Latitudes, mornings drift effortlessly into perfect poolside afternoons and light meals and drinks from George’s Bar. As shadows lean towards evening, guests return from the beach to mingle over cocktails, before dining in the candle-lit glow of Efisia, one of the island’s top tables.
Our Executive Chef is a true artisan whose creative style of cuisine combines classic culinary traditions with a contemporary sensitivity to the Mediterranean art of cooking. Using only the finest farm-to-table ingredients and the fishermen’s catch of the day, his distinctive touch transforms even the simplest meal into a sophisticated gourmet experience that fuses purity and seasonal flavours.
Flooded with morning light and overlooking sea views that spill in through generous windows, Latitudes is the perfect place to start to your day.
The lavish spread laid out by our chef includes cooked-to-order eggs and a champagne American breakfast buffet, with freshly baked breads, buttery croissants and cereals (catering to those with the most hedonistic tastes as well as those with gluten-free requirements), pressed juices, fruit, nuts, charcuterie and salmon. This is complemented by our traditional buffet of local delicacies such as stuffed vine leaves (dolmades), Greek yoghurt with island honey, fresh tomatoes and cured olives as well as the more indulgent halva, kataifi and baklava.
It’s so good that guests who only drifted in at dawn get up just in time to catch the last delicious Italian cappuccino.
Efisia Fine Dining
Our restaurant is sheltered from the evening breeze in an alcove of rough-hewn stone. In tribute to our guiding philosophy, Efisia is named after the Greek word physis (φύσις), the philosophical term for ‘nature’. As one of the top tables on the island, Efisia offers a gourmet menu in the Relais & Châteaux tradition, pairing a culinary experience with luxurious atmosphere.
Our executive chef Ilias Maslaris is passionate about infusing classics with regional flavours and reveres the process of using seasonal organic produce to create world-class cuisine. He is dedicated to preserving the purity of his ingredients, creating subtle and at times surprising combinations. His current recommendations at the Efisia are the poached lobster in a bisque of shrimp, fresh garden vegetables and artichoke hearts, as well as the lamb cutlets with a demi-glacé reduction and smoked eggplant.
George’s Bar is named after patriarch George Daktylides, who laid the first stone to the Myconian Collection in 1979 and remained at the helm as CEO until he retired in 2010, handing over a hospitality empire to his four sons. You may spot him at the bar on rare occasions, lifting his glass to his wife Eleftheria without whom none of it would have been possible. And you may also find his mischievous namesake George, son of the Ambassador’s owner, teasing his grandfather with the claim that the bar was in fact named after him.
With its panoramic view of the entertainment terrace, George’s Bar is an ideal meeting spot and a perfect vantage point from which to watch the day’s rhythms unfold. Our barman is an old hand at preparing your poison of choice, and you can rely on him to provide the perfect accompanying snacks.
Light lunches are served (from 12pm to 8pm) in the bar lounge or at your shaded lounger overlooking the Aegean. There’s nothing more relaxing than a day spent adrift in reverie or reading on our broad daybeds, cared for by our attentive crew bringing fresh towels, irresistible complimentary iced smoothies and anything that might catch your fancy from the George Bar’s menu. This is where to relax, eat and indulge yourself at your own pace.
At sunset, guests returning from the beach mingle around the bar over a glass of wine or an aperitif before retiring to dress for dinner at Efisia or for an evening out on the town. Smooth cocktails flow well into the small hours of the morning. Naturally!
Select an experience in pure indulgence from a menu of spa classics, personalised to your needs by our expert therapists who use a range of award-winning anti-ageing and beauty products to bring your body and mind into perfect equilibrium.
Fitness and Wellness
Maximise a good workout while you enjoy stunning sea views. Our light-filled, airy gym room, open from 9am to 9pm, is well equipped with the latest in training and exercise systems, including a Pilates Reformer.
We offer Private Fitness Training and Pilates classes with a personal trainer, as well as Yoga. An exclusive experience can be booked on the secluded beaches of Rhenia and Delos, accessed by private boat.
One of our experienced professionals will guide you through the therapeutic benefits of three indoor pools – each maintained at different temperatures and salinity, complemented by essential oils and hydro-massage. The program is an excellent cleansing and relaxation ritual, and highly considered in the treatment of joint aches, back problems, arthritis, osteoporosis and water retention, if used regularly. These facilities are complemented by a steam room, sauna, and a range of treatments offered in our single or double therapy rooms.
The Myconian Ambassador is situated just above Platis Gialos beach on the south coast of the island, renowned for its clear water and fine sands. The famous beaches of cosmopolitan Psarou, picturesque Paranga and Agia Anna are within easy walking distance.
The idyllic calm of Platis Gialos bay belies its proximity to Chora – also known as Mykonos town – a mere five kilometres (three miles) from the Ambassador. The town holds fascinating historical and architectural interest and has a relaxed charm, with its boutiques parading local craft alongside international fashion, its clubs, bars and tavernas that spill out onto the picturesque maze of cobbled passages between whitewashed houses, and the little Byzantine churches that emit the glow of votive candles and the sweet scent of incense. (more about Our Island). A public bus service departs from the end of the boardwalk on Platis Gialos to Fabrica Square in Chora every half hour between 8am and 4am in season (July and August), year-round during “rush hour”, and otherwise on the hour.
To experience the island’s legendary club life, take a short journey off the coastal route or by boat to Cavo Paradiso (2 km away) or Super Paradiso, slightly further afield. The party migrates from sun-drenched beach bars to open-air nightclubs pumping with all-night energy.
Ferries to the famous ruins of Delos, one of the most important mythological and archaeological sites in the Mediterranean, depart from the town harbour. Alternatively, you may choose to the neighbouring desert island of Rhenia or the hidden coves of Mykonos by private launch.
Please note that we offer complimentary arrival and departure transfers (to and from the Mykonos seaport or airport) in air conditioned mini-buses on all bookings made directly on the hotel’s official website.