Castle Panigirakis

Castle Panigirakis, Mykonos: Hours, Address, Castle Panigirakis Reviews: 4.5/5

Castle Panigirakis
4.5
7:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Monday
7:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
7:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
7:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
7:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Friday
7:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
7:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Sunday
7:00 PM - 12:00 AM
About
Ideal for the dreamer in everyone, Panigirakis Castle is a perfect location to discover the Island of Mykonos and share a memorable moment with those close to you. With its superb greenery, idyllic location and traditional Greek flavor, the property will imbue your Memories with breathtaking views, an aroma of wildflowers, and the sound of the Aegean Sea. Whether you’re on a cruise through the Mediterranean, visiting Mykonos for a few days, or you have decided to spend your summer on this wonderful island, the estate is a great place to become acquainted with the Island, take exceptional photos and videos, have a picnic or hold an event. Once you have witnessed the dreamlike atmosphere of Panigirakis Castle, you will surely want to return again and again.
Suggested duration
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J D
San Francisco8 contributions
Jul 2018 • Solo
I should have read Trip Advsisor before booking this hotel. The Windmills look so interesting and I decided it would be a great experience. Booking,com had the room advertised as a Sea View Studio. It appears this was part of the Windmill, but I discovered it was the Guest House. The photos show the cobblestone structure with a canvas covering the dooor entrance. Now I know why, the door is glass to allow more light in. Discovered by one of the reviews on Trip Advisor, my eyes searched all the reviews to find a woman who was startled when she looked out this glass door and discovered a man outside on the Private landing. Since I am traveling alone I decided this just wouldn’t suit me. The Public is allowed on the property from 9am to 9pm. The management have a bar on the property until late. Some guest mentioned it is hard to tell who is staying at the Windmills. Red Flags to me. I called Booking.com since they handle the payment portion for the Castle. I voiced my concerns, and wanted some type of assurance for my safety. I sent two emails to,the Management at the hotel, 4 Days, not one word back. The Booking.com had 4 phone numbers for these people, finally they reached them, asking for my 135.00 charge back, but the hotel refused.
They have plenty of time to rent this out, never answered my emails, so this shows me they don’t care about their potential guests.
The reviews from couples are just the best, raving about their experience. It is a fabulous view, the experience so unique for a traveler,BUT why would you put glass doors on the structure? Needless to say, what I learned is really dig deep before making any reservation...pay the higher amount should you want to cancel.
There is a happy ending, I found a great hotel Pelican Bay Art Hotel, I had some questions, and received an immediate answer...found it with Trip Advisor...
Written August 3, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Steve B
Wiltshire, UK80 contributions
Sep 2017 • Solo
I booked a yoga class via email from the uk before I headed to Mykonos on holiday. I've attended a class in previous years here, and the setting is lovely.
Unfortunately, since then the owners have really developed the cocktail bar side of the business, and I guess that is now their priority, as it felt like the yoga bookings were just an inconvenience.
I turned up at my agreed time, only to be told that the teacher was 'very busy' and wouldn't be coming.
I had cut my day at the beach short to make my class, and every day of a holiday is precious!
They had my email address, so it just felt incredibly rude and disinterested that they hadn't even informed me that the class was cancelled. I could have saved my time and effort in getting there etc.
What a shame. Really disappointing.
Written September 13, 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

brigitte235
Brasilia, DF90 contributions
Aug 2017 • Solo
The place is absolutely wonderful and I would definitely stay there again. The view is stunning, the rooms spacious and well designed.
However, I think that there should be clearer instructions from the hotel of how to access the place. Something can go wrong with the pick-up service, specially during the high season when Mykonos is seething with life - as it did with me. You will NOT find a taxi in Mykonos, but you can take the bus which is fine. You have to know where to get off, because the bus drivers do not always know this - as it happened with me. So, I ended up dragging my luggage through town and up the hill. There is a sign, but the entrance is not clearly marked and there was nobody at the hotel. This is ok, because don't forget that Castle Panigirakis has only two rooms and you can't expect someone to be around all the time. However, it would have helped if I had gotten an email from the place telling me that the room is ready and the key is in the door. I had similar communication with other small hotels in Greece. Suffice to say that I wasn't very happy arriving two hours later in seething heat and dragging my luggage up and down the hills.
You will need a car if you stay at Castle Panigirakis. I was fine walking the 20 minutes into town and taking the buses from there, but it would be a hassle for some people - specially with the heat.
Written September 11, 2017
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cporter63
Toronto, Canada134 contributions
May 2017 • Couples
The spot is amazing for pictures, windmills and a little alter to stand in. There is a bar for drinks and snacks with a lot of seating options. A must visit when in Mykonos.
Written June 2, 2017
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Marissa G
Chicago, IL11 contributions
Sep 2015 • Family
Where to even begin with Castle Panigirakis? We had our destination wedding ceremony here and it was the absolute best decision we could have made. The view that the guests enjoyed while we got married has to be the best view on all of Mykonos. You get a direct view of Mykonos Town and, at sunset, is the most spectacular view. Anastasis was a pleasure to work with in planning our event. He set us up with Tamar, an INCREDIBLE officiant that has truly become a friend to the family. The finger foods there were served after our ceremony were so delectable, we hardly needed to go to our reception. All of the food was homemade and was far and above the best hors d’oeuvres any of us has ever had. To top all of that off, Anastasis had us bring an olive tree to plant that we can come back and visit to see how our tree has grown over time. We are already thinking about coming back for our five-year anniversary and Castle Panigirakis will be one of our first stops. If anyone is looking for a beautiful wedding spot, look no further as Castle Panigirakis is as good as it gets!
Written October 4, 2015
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Breanna0628
Ottawa, Canada41 contributions
May 2015 • Solo
I had the absolute best experience at Panigirakis Castle. The steep and tiring hike up the hill to the castle is definitely worth it when you see the view of Mykonos from the top. I did the sunset yoga which was AMAZING. The view if Mykonos and the sunset is unique and I felt like all the people who don't know about Panigirakis were majorly missing out on Mykonos. Anastasis has the most kind heart of all the Greeks I met while on my trip, and his fruit salad is to die for. If you make the trip up to Panigirakis, you will not regret it!
Written May 28, 2015
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Jason V
Huntington Beach, CA5 contributions
Apr 2015 • Couples
My wife and I stayed in the cottage that sits just below the windmill for about 4 days. It was a very well designed one room with a kitchenette and a large arched window with an unbelievable view of Mykonos.

There were 2 doors leading outside, one on either end of the room that were both double-paned glass allowing more light into the already super cozy interior.

There is a private outdoor area with a nice sitting area around a stoned arch that over looks the town of Mykonos as well. I'd wake up every morning and go out there and just think...wow so beautiful the view with the sounds of the town just waking up (even roosters in the background).

I loved too walking through the property to get to the path that lead to town. Apparently it's the largest property in Mykonos and was built in the 1800's. It just has unbelievable charm.

We were there in early April, so the entire property was green and there was a ton of wild flowers, including Poppies everywhere. The combination of the old stone walls covered in dried up moss that divided up the property, along with the green grass and flowers made for some incredible pictures. i kept feeling like I was in Ireland or something.

Oh, and there was a beautiful horse and 3 awesome dogs roaming the property that we both really bonded with.

The manager Anastasis took really great care of us while we were there. Even picked us up at the port when we arrived and took us to the other port a bit further away when we left.
Written April 23, 2015
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alexandragfh
Sydney, Australia106 contributions
Jun 2014 • Solo
I hiked up here having heard about the gorgeous views and History associated with the place. When I got there, the place was closed despite clear opening hours labelled on the door (which I was well within). After walking the perimeter of the fence for several hundred metres, I noticed a driveway on the far right of the complex which I followed in. No one was around and the place was full of scrub - no beautiful vegetation and a lot of dirt. I ended up at the gorgeous view of Mykonos and the famous arch structure. Suddenly, a guy came out of nowhere right behind me and demanded 5 Euro - needless to say I was quite frightened. He wore no identification of any kind saying he worked for the castle and when I asked for ID he said he was a guide there - when I asked for information he didn't have any and when I said I didn't have any money on me, he just said "Okay" and wandered off again. I believe this was a total scam and if he had truly been working for the castle he would have asked me to leave - I did actually have money on me but there was no way I was going to give it to a person who couldn't identify himself. The view was wonderful but the experience with the guy left me shaken and I hightailed it out of there. No bathroom facilities and the walk can be a little rough to get there if you are not a regular walker. There was no information whatsoever around the location which was a real shame - I wanted to know more about how the castle was built and what took place there. Recommendation - take someone with you when you go if you are worried about personal safety as the place is pretty much deserted.
Written July 12, 2014
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello, My name is Anastasis and I am the manager of the property. Thank you so much for your feedback- we’re sorry to hear about your recent experience with us. We’d like to take a moment and address your concerns. You stated you arrived within visiting hours, but chose to come into the property using another entrance, clearly not marked for public use. And while we understand you may have been startled by one of our staff, marked by the shirt bearing the company logo, we encourage all visitors to use the public entrance, to avoid any confusion. It makes it easier to distinguish between tourists who visit the castle on a daily basis, and trespassers, since it is a privately owned property. The entrance fee is indeed 5 euros (as stated on the sign), but only the owner of the property has the authority to ask a guest to leave, which is why the staff member who approached you simply walked away when you told him you didn’t have any money. As far as the grounds lacking greenery, it is summer and at 22,000 square meters, it would require all the islands’ water supply to keep everything looking the way it does from the winter through late spring. And seeing as how Mykonos is experiencing a severe water shortage, we’ve opted instead to focus on keeping the grounds manicured as best we can. You stated that it wasn’t bathroom facilities.We will be very happy to send you photos from our 40 sq.meters men&women bathrooms that we have just next to the famous Arch. You stated the property lacked any information on the history and background of the property itself and we’re going to look into that. As you stated, our property has a very unique and interesting background and we’d like to share it with everyone who comes through our doors. Thank you so much for taking the time to leave feedback- we appreciate it, as we’re always looking for ways to improve on our guests’ experience. And if you ever make it back to the island, please feel free to stop by again and we’ll see to it you have everything you need to make your visit a pleasant one.
Written July 14, 2014
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

person
Waroona, Australia13 contributions
We visited the castle today, lovely views, can't take away from that, worth the trek up the hill (it is a trek!) but if your expecting or hoping for greenery then don't bother, every surface we crossed was dry dirt. But the view is beautiful!
Written June 26, 2014
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello, My name is Anastasis and I am the manager of the property. Thank you so much for your feedback- we’re sorry to hear about your recent experience with us. We’d like to take a moment and address your concerns. As far as the grounds lacking greenery, it is summer and at 22,000 square meters, it would require all the islands’ water supply to keep everything looking the way it does from the winter through late spring. And seeing as how Mykonos is experiencing a severe water shortage, we’ve opted instead to focus on keeping the grounds manicured as best we can. Thank you so much for taking the time to leave feedback- we appreciate it, as we’re always looking for ways to improve on our guests’ experience. And if you ever make it back to the island, please feel free to stop by again and we’ll see to it you have everything you need to make your visit a pleasant one.
Written July 14, 2014
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Britney M
Baton Rouge, LA17 contributions
This was the best view of the sunset that we had in all of mykonos and santorini combined. Absolutely breathtaking! If it is open this is a must visit
Written May 13, 2014
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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