Out/About: San Giorgio Mykonos
When we first saw these images it was possibly love at first sight. Obviously any talk of Greek islands conjures visions of sun-kissed decadence and warm balmy adventures. What we love about the San Giorgio resort on Mykonos, which recently reopened after a serious refurbishment, was the beautiful, minimalist styling and restrained colour palette. This does not in any way render the resort cold, or impersonal or even hotel-ish – rather the opposite. It is rustic without even stepping into the vicinity of shabby-chic, and the items used to furnish the space are considered and clever.
A resort on the Greek Isles wouldn’t be right without a nod to white as a leading colour – but it’s the shades of white paired with weathered timbers and stone, rattan, woven textiles and tasteful artefacts give an overall air of sophistication without feeling in any way pretentious. The mood is breezy, calm and restful. The organic forms and simple design reflect a sense of history, heritage, style and simplicity and details such as the brass outdoor showers are design-perfect.
Mykonos is considered one of the the most popular tourist destinations in Greece, renowned for its cosmopolitan character, outstanding beaches and its intense nightlife. The San Giorgio Hotel – is a Design Hotels Project and is situated on one of the most scenic areas of the island between Paradise and Paraga beaches. Downtown Mykonos as well as Mykonos National Airport are but a 10 minute drive from the hotel meaning that arriving, partying and leaving are all easily accessible. Alternatively, cocooning ones self in the hotel would not be a bad way to go either.
Credits: Images from San Giorgio Mykonos.