Mezcal, music, sun, salt, beats and bliss. It’s an intoxicating combination. Add to the mix a picture perfect setting on the Greek island of Mykonos, and you have yourself a retreat of laid-back luxe and sensory satiation. Scorpios, the beach, restaurant and cultural offshoot of San Giorgio Mykonos Hotel, has taken up residence on the sun drenched tip of Mykonos, on a peninsula flanked by Kavos and Paraga Beach, and it’s spearheading a new movement in holistic, bohemian beach culture.
Engaging and inspiring, the whole concept involves the visionary team behind Design Hotels™ and evokes a heady, hedonistic mood, where music brings people together in an inclusive atmosphere and sunset rituals centre around ample open-air terraces spilling into the Cycladic coastline. “I loved this idea of re-imagining the Greek agora, “ says Claus Sendlinger, Founder and CEO of Design Hotels™, “a place where thought is cultivated and the soul nourished by sublime surroundings, fresh food and inspired cultural programming.” Musical programming from top notch DJs begins at 2 p.m. and guides guests through the ceremony of sundown, until 2 a.m, merging deep ethnic sounds, ambient melodies, world folklore, Detroit house and Berlin sounds.
Central to the property is the weather-worn house, with its classic white washed and natural stone walls, low-slung sofas, rope hammocks and abundant wickerwork. It’s very rust chic – rich textures and handcrafted details abound, but there’s also a subtle nod to 1960s Greek glamour and contemporary modernism.
Sunbed reservations can be made at www.scorpiosmykonos.com
Reservations for San Giorgio Mykonos can made at www.designhotels.com/san-giorgio-mykonos