From the soft, talcum sands of Ornos Beach to the sunsets of “Little Venice”, Mykonos has a lot to offer, including a new resort that takes privacy to the next level.
Dubbed Cali Mykonos, the resort opened this week in the coastal village of Kalafati. The property, perched above its own private beach, has a total of 40 luxury suites and villas. In addition to breathtaking views of the Aegean Sea, the establishment offers cuisine prepared by Lefteris Lazarou, the chef of the first Michelin-starred Greek restaurant. You can even arrange a yacht charter through the hotel’s concierge service. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
The hotel’s managing partner, Kyriakos Mourkakaos, a Greek-born New Yorker, started working on the hotel six years ago when he realized that Americans viewed Mykonos as a destination. unavoidable. The result is a family affair: his brother, Othon Mourkakos, is co-founder.
“We wanted to create an escape where guests can experience life elsewhere, with the charm of culture and tradition, aware of a sustainable future,” Othon said in a statement when the hotel was announced at the spring. As a result, the property’s structures are mostly made from locally sourced materials, and it even has its own self-contained water supply system, which avoids straining the local water supply of the property. ‘island.
Accommodations range from luxury suites to the three-bedroom Villa Calliope. Each has its own outdoor space which includes a spacious terrace, private saltwater pool and stunning sea views. A five-bedroom villa will soon be available in ‘phase two’ of the resort’s offerings.
In addition to locally inspired cuisine, there’s also a sushi bar next to the 423-foot saltwater infinity pool, which is the perfect spot for a light lunch or a sunset cocktail. Sun. For a little movement, the resort has teamed up with Athens-based fitness studio Athlesis to offer personal and group pilates, yoga, poolside workouts, and a gym. state-of-the-art sports. You can also book an in-room facial, massage or scrub.
But best of all, Cali has a fleet of yachts that you can book for private charters to neighboring islands. If you prefer to travel by plane rather than by sea, its concierge can book a helicopter ride instead. Of course, you can always do both.
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