per person based on two people sharing a Deluxe room with outdoor hot-tub on a bed and breakfast basis including return private transfers.
At a Glance
Boutique hotel with a trendy design located close to Ornos beach
Dishes at Kensho Restaurant are based on traditional Greek recipes but with a contemporary twist
The majority of rooms have private plunge pools or Jacuzzis
The Bar & Sunset Lounge is home to delicious cocktails, courtesy of Kensho's fantastic mixologist
The unique spa offers a complimentary Jacuzzi, colour therapy loungers and a tropical rain bed in addition to a variety of treatments
Best time to Visit
Good time to visit
Average time to visit
Mykonos is a summer destination, and hotels only operate between late April to late October. On average, the warmest months of the year are July and August, when the beaches and towns are more crowded with other visitors. June and September are good months to visit, when the island is quieter but temperatures are still high.
To start planning your holiday to Kensho
Overlooking Ornos Bay in southern Mykonos, Kensho is a boutique hotel with a unique design incorporating natural materials. With its delicious cuisine, fantastic service and stylish rooms, Kensho offers understated luxury at its finest.
Located above Ornos Bay, Kensho makes for a peaceful retreat yet is within easy reach of the bustling streets of Mykonos Town and is just a few minutes' walk from the nearby beach. A truly unique hotel, Kensho combines minimalist design with a variety of natural materials.
Each of the 35 rooms and suites at Kensho is uniquely decorated, creating stylish rooms with plenty of character. The natural tones used throughout ensure rooms feel bright and airy, and private balconies in the majority of rooms provide a relaxing outdoor area in addition to the spacious interiors. The contemporary design even stretches to an in-room iPad, complete with the Kensho app, where guests can tune in to Spotify, make dinner reservations or arrange spa treatments.
Dining at the Kensho restaurant is an experience not to be missed, and is a real highlight of any stay here. The menu created by Executive Chef George Stylianoudakis showcases traditional Greek recipes which have been given a modern twist, using local ingredients such as lamb and fresh seafood. Meanwhile at the Bar & Sunset Lounge, the expert mixologist creates signature and tailor-made cocktails which are best enjoyed while taking in the view over Ornos Bay.
For guests looking to relax, the spa at Kensho is the perfect place to do so, complete with complimentary colour therapy loungers, Jacuzzi and tropical rain bed. A variety of treatments are available, from massages and facials to the hammam, while for guests looking to stay active on holiday the fitness centre is open 24 hours a day.
The 35 rooms and suites at Kensho are all individually designed, spacious and decorated in natural tones. The majority of rooms have their own private pool or outdoor Jacuzzi, while each comes with an iPad for guests to connect to Spotify and the Kensho app which is ideal for booking restaurant reservations and spa treatments. Each room offers a Nespresso machine as well as Hermes bathroom amenities.
Children of all ages are welcome at Kensho. Baby cots can be placed in the majority of rooms, however there are no other specific childcare facilities.
Kensho Restaurant offers a selection of innovative dishes based on traditional Greek recipes, created by Executive Chef George Stylianoudakis. The gastronomy menus showcase a variety of creative, contemporary dishes and bring a new twist to Greek cuisine. Meanwhile at the Bar & Sunset Lounge, the expert mixologist creates refreshing, unique cocktails that are perfectly paired with the lovely views.
Guests looking to remain active on holiday can make full use of the fitness centre, which is open 24 hours a day and offers personal training classes. For those looking to unwind, the Kensho spa is home to a variety of relaxing, revitalising treatments, as well as the unique cave area boasting a Jacuzzi, tropical rain bed and colour therapy loungers. Ornos beach is just a few minutes' walk away, while the bustling streets of Mykonos Town are around a 15-minute drive from the hotel.
Serena Moore (Staff)
Kensho Ornos oozes style and sophistication. With every room styled differently with natural elements and a great sense of space any room feels luxurious. The food is incredible at this particular property with a wonderful atmosphere around the pool area, it feels relaxed and classically cool. A stay here would not disappoint.
Dominic Atterton (Staff)
From the moment you walk down from the street into the secret subterranean reception of Kensho you know you are somewhere special. Every detail of the hotel is so stylish and well thought out, it is cool without being pretentious, light and airy without feeling cold or stark. The hotel is located in Ornos which is the second biggest village on the island after Mykonos Town and has a nice collection of beach clubs and restaurant within a couple of minutes walk, one of the main selling points of the property. They can also run you into Mykonos town if you are heading there for dinner. Its around 15 minutes away.
The hotel doesnt have the best views on the island but makes up for it with the location and the feeling youre somewhere very special. The bar is really buzzy and there is lots of fun to be had around the main pool which lights up wonderfully at night perfect for an evening drink before you sit down to dinner. The restaurant itself is one of the best on the island and the only option for truly contemporary food that would stand up against the best London restaurants, their degustation menu is phenomenal. I had an amazing time at Kensho and its the perfect options for anyone looking for a great urban base to explore Mykonos.
Beach hopping by private yacht
Discover the famous beaches of Mykonos in your very own private yacht. Sit back and relax as you cruise around the island's coastline, stopping off at a handful of pristine beaches which your captain will recommend according to your preferences.
Kayak tour of Mykonos
Discover the island of Mykonos from a whole new perspective as you spend a day sea kayaking in the sparkling waters of the Aegean Sea. Away from the island's more crowded areas you'll discover secret coves and hidden beaches waiting to be explored.
Mykonos Town and island tour
Explore the beautiful Mykonos Town with your private guide before discovering all that this unique island has to offer. Visit pristine beaches, quaint villages and traditional churches as you drive around the island.
Naxos and Koufonisia by private boat
Set off on your private boat to visit the island of Naxos, the largest in the Cyclades and home to magnificent scenery alongside its fantastic beaches. During your trip, you'll also have the chance to stop to explore the charming island of Koufonisia.
Paros by private boat
Enjoy a day trip to nearby Paros on board your private boat, cruising through the crystal-clear waters of the Aegean to this picturesque island. Explore charming towns and stop to swim in secluded spots.
Private boat tour to Delos and Rineia
Step on board your private boat and discover the world of Ancient Greek mythology with a visit to Delos island. Said to be the birthplace of Apollo and Artemis, this is one of Greece's more important archaeological sites.
The Greek Islands in Style
Athens, Mykonos & Santorini
from £6900 pp inc flights & transfers for 9 nights
- Combine the charming Greek islands with the fascinating history of Athens
- Watch the sun setting across Santorini from your own private boat
- Relax with beach time on Mykonos and enjoy the island's superb culinary scene
Location & directions
Kensho is located close to Ornos beach, in the south west of Mykonos island. It is approximately a 15-minute drive from Mykonos Town.
How to get there
It is a 4-hour flight to Mykonos direct with Easyjet or BA from London, otherwise there are scheduled connecting flights via Athens. Kensho is a 15-minute road transfer from Mykonos Airport.
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