Kalesma Mykonos is Calling You – The New Design Hotel to Watch
Kalesma is calling you to Mykonos. This brand new resort opened its doors in May 2021. Taking the world of luxury to another level, with its bold new design statement.
Kalesma is the new queen of the ultra-chic Greek island of Mykonos.
Set to elevate the desirable island of Mykonos to new heights, Kalesma Mykonos is a new luxury five-star boutique hotel you don’t want to miss. With the 25 beautiful suites & 2 villas, all with private pools and spectacular views of both sunrise and sunset.
‘Kalesma’, meaning ‘inviting or calling’ in Greek, is perfectly suited to the ethos of the unique, raw and mesmerizing location. Overall, the whitewashed, beautifully designed collection of houses, created to resemble a charming Mykonian village. Tumbling down a slope to Ornos Bay is just a short walk from the beach. The look and feel of a traditional village are deliberate, as Kalesma Mykonos is all about making guests feel at home. Above all, encouraging a neighborhood vibe, enhanced by weekly intimate dinners.
Minimal, yet impressive design
Inspired by Cycladic architecture, combining tradition with contemporary elements, Kalesma Mykonos is a design aficionados’ dream hotel. Offering sleek and minimalist interiors while using locally sourced materials, evident at every turn. Spectacular sea views are promised from every part of the hotel. And its location is truly unique, with guests being able to see both, the sunrise and sunset from the same spot!
The architecture has been exclusively designed by distinguished Greek design company K-studio. They take a holistic approach and their work certainly pays homage to the skill and craft of traditional Greek architecture. With a fierce sense of pride in its heritage of craftsmanship, this new generation design studio takes elements of Greece and puts them into a contemporary context.
Interiors are by Vangelis Bonios, behind Kalesma’s sister restaurants Athenian hotspots Pere, Ubu and Sea Spice. Bonios’ sophisticated, modern yet timeless style, is utilizing pure and tactile materials. His approach, however, prioritizes comfort and attention to detail. Both the architecture and interiors of Kalesma Mykonos were inspired by the laid-back glamour of Mykonos. With its whitewashed walls, a neutral and earthy color palette, traditional elements of a Greek villa, together with the traditional bougainvillea-filled archways.
Infromal Island Living at Kalesma Mykonos
Kalesma’s accommodation is in the form of suites and villas. Moreover, it is the only hotel in Mykonos where all accommodation comes with its own private heated pool. Each room also comes with unobstructed sea views and private terraces, complete with sun loungers that catch the breeze from the Aegean. All accommodation features original artwork and expansive bathrooms with freestanding bathtubs and an outdoor shower on a private patio. Guests of Kalesma Mykonos can arrange in-room spa treatments, private yoga and Pilates, as well as personal training sessions. Kalesma’s outstanding location provides 360 vistas of the bay below, providing guests with the unique opportunity to enjoy both sunrise and the legendary sunsets from the same spot.
Use this time for the ultimate holidays! The hotel’s 25 suites are certainly generous in size at 63 sq. m / 680 sq. ft with 90 sq. m / 970 sq. ft terraces and can sleep up to three adults or two adults and two children. Your Kalesma Suite is elegant and understated, together with impeccable furnishings and décor. It offers unobstructed views of the Aegean Sea and the amazing Mykonos sunrise. Furthermore, there is an expansive terrace with an infinity-edge private heated swimming pool, a sheltered outdoor dining area with double sun-lounger. The bedroom features a king-size bed, a sofa bed, and a satellite mirror TV. The spacious bathroom includes a walk-in shower, double sink, and a freestanding bathtub with views of the sea. Outdoor shower on the patio is a sublime experience as well.
Kalesma Mykonos is also home to 2 spectacular, earth-colored private villas, one with three bedrooms and one with four. Ideal for entertaining or family holidays. Both feature an open-plan living room with cozy sofas, a dining area and a fully equipped kitchen with pre-stocked food and wine fridges. A personal chef is available to villa guests if they wish to organize an intimate gathering or romantic meal on their terrace. Villas also come with their own fitness rooms. A stay in one of these private villas combines self-contained serviced residences, with access to exceptional hotel facilities. And each will have a dedicated Villa Manager on call to coordinate guests’ stays. As for the price!
The Cycladic Cousine at Kalesma Mykonos
Kalesma’s Pere Ubu and Sea Spice, Kalesma Mykonos will feature a modern destination restaurant, leading the food scene on the island. Greek cooking is embedded within the DNA of Kalesma Mykonos and the offering focuses on food for the soul. The hotel’s restaurant, PERE UBU, will focus on seasonal and local produce and will come complete with a wood-fired oven. Which will be used to bake a daily selection of fresh homemade bread and pies. PERE UBU overlooks the hotel’s spectacular infinity pool and is the social hub of the hotel. Offering a laid-back atmosphere during the day with chilled summer music, delicious small plates and light lunches.
By night, it transforms into a sophisticated eatery. Serving simple, elegant dishes showcasing the local produce alongside innovative cocktails keeping guests fueled into the early hours. The owners are genuinely passionate about hospitality. They aim to bring people together through food, hosting weekly intimate dinners at PERE UBU. The restaurant is open to hotel residences and island visitors alike. However, the hosted dinners will be exclusively for Kalesma guests. The Sunset Lounge is the ideal spot to watch the sun disappear behind the sea and a perfect place to end the evening with a nightcap.
Authentic Mykonian Living
Kalesma Mykonos prides itself on providing guests with exclusive access to lesser-known hotspots, within the sought-after destination of Mykonos. The bustling Mykonos town, covered with bougainvillea, is situated just 3.8 km / 2.3 mi away. The hotel team has a deep-rooted connection with the island. The Private Experience Concierges are on hand to help guests discover the island’s hidden gems. Including local eateries, exclusive boutiques and picture-perfect tiny churches. They can also arrange trips to some of the island’s 25 beaches. From the hottest beach clubs to wide stretches of golden sand and secluded swimming caves. Known only to the hotel’s private tenders. Private yacht charters and helicopter transfers are also available upon request for those who wish to truly push the boat out and experience the island from a different perspective.
All images, video, and text are courtesy of Kalemsa Mykonos.
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