Alemagou is a bar and restaurant set beautifully on the sands of Ftelia Beach on the Greek island of Mykonos. The concept is holistic, with every element of the project telling a common story and coming together to create an inspirational yet laid-back atmosphere, perfectly suited to the site.
The menu revisits traditional, well-loved Greek recipes to produce simple but intriguing new dishes. The cocktails and the music selection also offer new combinations of favourite ingredients.
The architectural design is an extension of the same approach, creating an exciting reinterpretation of tried and tested, traditional building techniques.
Taking inspiration from typical Cycladic architectural elements such as whitewashed, smooth-edged houses; drystone walls that blend into the scrubby landscape; practical, hardwearing screed floors; and natural reed-thatched roof insulation, the familiar textures are applied to contemporary, organic forms to create a unique character.
For more information and images you can visit Alemagou’s website.
True, authentic, simple – some words to describe Hotel San Griorgio on Mykonos, Greece. Today’s travelers expect more than just the standardised comfort and convenience, they are looking for a true and authentic experience.
The idea of San Giorgio Mykonos is to bring like-¬minded people together in a laid-back atmosphere. The hotel is designed to encourage interaction and yet giving those who looking for a more private atmosphere the refuge to relax and recreate.
The San Giorgio hotel is designed for those who seek simple pleasures like waking up to views of the sea, sharing good food prepared with love and care, and feeling the euphoric energy of a crowd dancing under a starry sky.
Featuring a style of simplicity and comfort, the room’s interior is a collection of eclectic treasures and organic materials. Every piece of furniture is handpicked, has its spirit of simplicity and the power of craftsmanship.
Melding the carefree finesse of the ’60s bohemian life with a down-to-earth “gypset” approach, at San Giorgio, everything is about ease and enjoyment. Leisure is writ large and guests are encouraged to store or spend energy as they please. At San Giorgio, it’s like visiting the summer home of your coolest friend, who whips together a feast for the eyes and palate with as much ease and grace as he throws the island’s most talked-about fête. And you’re along for the ride.
San Giorgio is situated on one of the most scenic areas of the island between Paradise and Paranga beaches. Not only is Mykonos famed for its nightlife but the picturesque white houses, dazzling blue waters and quaint alleys are the picture of a Grecian paradise.
You can visit the hotel’s website for more information, rates and availability.
Hipaway Villas offers a unique portfolio of villas in Greece carefully chosen by a team of style-conscious travelers for like-minded visitors.
Hipaway Villas covers a wide range of styles, but each one is somehow unique. The villas are selected for their general aesthetic appeal but also for their architectural design, natural setting or distinctive character.
The villas are located on several islands. The Cyclades Islands are for many the epitome of the Greek island experience. Small white homes and blue domed churches, aglow with dazzling light, set like gems in a landscape of stark natural beauty, surrounded by the sparkling waters of the Aegean.
There are villas available in various sizes – ranging from one bedroom to five bedrooms. Renting a villa gives a lot of comfort and freedom but this has of course a price tag.
For more information about rates and availability, you can visit Hipaway Villa’s website.
Perivolas is gorgeous hotel is poised on the cliff high above the Aegean, on the island of Santorini in Greece. The interior is stunning, I love the (subtle) use of color. There are no TVs by the way as it is a place to switch off. A place to read, recharge, relax, sleep, rest, and dream.
Originally designed as a family home, Perivolas still feels like a private residence. Intimate in scale and atmosphere, every house is different. Built by native craftsmen using local materials, the interiors embody Cycladic style, with its organic forms and smooth surfaces. Breezy rooms are naturally cooled by sculpted stone walls and vaulted ceilings pierced by skylights.
Beds are built into snug alcoves, adorned with a posy of hand-picked flowers. Niches and archways are scooped out of whitewashed walls, low-slung sofas offset by hand-woven rugs and cushions in vivid fuschia and lilac. Timeless and quietly glamorous, interiors are pared down so that nothing distracts from the show-stopping views and nothing disturbs the intensity of the stillness. Simply perfect!
For more information and/or booking you can visit Perivolas’ website.