Kalesma opens in Mykonos
‘Kalesma’, meaning ‘inviting’ in Greek, is perfectly suited to the ethos of this boutique, privately-owned property. The whitewashed, beautifully designed collection of houses have been created to resemble a charming Mykonian village, tumbling down a slope to Ornos Bay, just a short walk from the beach.
The look and feel of a traditional village is deliberate, as Kalesma is all about making guests feel at home and encouraging a neighbourhood vibe, enhanced by weekly intimate dinners. Inspired by Cycladic architecture, combining tradition with contemporary elements, Kalesma is a design aficionados dream – offering sleek and minimalist interiors 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 the sunrise and sunset from the same spot.
Created by the Greek owners of acclaimed Athens restaurants, Pere, Ubu and Sea Spice, Kalesma will feature a modern destination restaurant, leading the food scene on the island. Greek cooking is imbedded within the DNA of Kalesma and the offering focuses on food for the soul.
Kalesma’s accommodation is in the form of suites and villas and 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 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.
The hotel’s 25 suites are generous in size at 680 sq. ft with 970 sq. ft terraces and can sleep up to three adults or two adults and two children. Kalesma is also home to two spectacular, earth-coloured private villas, one with two bedrooms and one with three. Ideal for entertaining or family holidays, both feature an open plan living room with cosy sofas, 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 organise an intimate gathering or romantic meal on their terrace. Villas also come with their own fitness rooms complete with Technogym equipment. 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.