Announcing Kalesma, A Boutique Beauty in Mykonos
October 30, 2019 by Allison Reiber DiLiegro
We are thrilled to announce a new representation, Kalesma in Mykonos. The newly-opened boutique resort is set in the hilltops of Ornos Bay, a prime locale in the west of the island. At just 10-minutes from Mykonos Town, the airport and the port, it’s an ideal base for exploring the island’s restaurants, shops, and beach clubs. And yet, it’s so much more than a base. With its private pools, lush suites and spacious villas, and stunning sea views, it’s a place for settling in.
Kalesma is a peaceful enclave that’s deeply rooted in its natural surroundings. It is a serene place for all types of travelers to enjoy from a romantic couples getaway to a family holiday. Its ambiance elevates your senses: from seeing the breathtaking sunrises and sunsets, smelling fresh bread baked daily, and fostering community for guests while offering privacy in the suites and villas.
Here east meets west. Kalesma epitomizes authentic Greek hospitality experienced in a traditional Cycladic village where Aegean tranquility intertwines with a “Dionysian fiesta” to create the most unforgettable experience. A true passion project, the property is the brainchild of the seasoned hospitality gurus behind Athenian hotspots Sea Spice, Pere and Ubu.
Designed by K-Studio, a Greek architectural firm, and interiors by Vangelis Bonios, Kalesma was inspired by the laid-back glamour of Mykonos Town, with its whitewashed walls and pink bougainvillea that overflows from archways. Made primarily from natural materials, the property blends naturally into its bucolic coastal surroundings. For those seeking a romantic destination wedding, there is a chapel located on site.
The 25 spacious one-bedroom suites are set in white-washed buildings that climb up the hillside so each offers a spectacular view of the Aegean Sea. The interiors are light-filled and elegant, with natural woods, beamed ceilings and a neutral color palette. Each suite features a deep soaking tub with sea views and doors that open up to a private terrace with a heated swimming pool.
For those seeking more space, there is a two-bedroom and a three-bedroom villa. Each villa has an open-plan living room, a private fitness area and an outdoor living space with a heated swimming pool that overlooks the sea. For travelers looking to entertain, the villas come equipped with a fully stocked kitchen, a wine cooler and a dining area. A Villa Manager is on hand to assist with all arrangements.
Community and gastronomy are fused in Kalesma’s DNA. Dine indoors or al fresco at Aleomandra’s restaurant, PERE UBU, specializing in modern Greek cuisine. Celebrating community, it will host weekly intimate guest-only dinners and a spectacular sunrise and sunset ritual from the restaurant which is positioned at the highest point of the property. Outside guests are welcomed to dine at the restaurant.
Days can be spent dining at the property’s modern Greek restaurant, taking private yoga classes and soaking admiring views of the Aegean Sea poolside. The spa is set to open in 2021 yet guests can have in-room spa treatments. For the curious traveler, set out to explore the island with insider tips and recommendations from their well-connected and knowledgable Concierge. Their team can also help secure coveted lounge chaises and beds at the most sought-out beaches on the island. Wander through Mykonos Town, snack on Greek specialties in a local taverna or take a sailing trip to explore the island’s coves. History buffs can arrange a trip to the island of Delos to see the birthplace of the Greek God Apollo.
Or, spend the day by the pool and save the touring for the next time. There’s sure to be a next time.
Ornos Bay, Mykonos 84600