On Greece’s cosmopolitan island in the heart of the Cyclades, Othon Mourkakos and a talented team intimately connected to Greece, luxury hospitality, and sustainable design are debuting Cali Mykonos, a boutique luxury resort, in July 2022. Drawing inspiration from the eloquence of Greek mythology’s muse Calliope, traditional architecture, and Mykonos’ vibrance, the team’s vision was to create a sanctuary nurturing the connections among people, the surroundings, and the future.
Each of the 40 suites and villas have a private pool and spacious terrace, descending from the mountain to the blue waters of Cali’s private beach. The resort’s expansive infinity pool, state-of-the-art gym, restaurant serving locally sourced food, pool bar, and bespoke experiences — such as yacht and luxury boat trips to nearby beaches or neighboring islands — fashion a new way to experience Mykonos, with its charming marble streets, picturesque blue and white houses, iconic beaches and glamorous nightlife.
Athens-based architectural firm, STFN Labs, has combined traditional Cycladic architecture with natural features of the landscape. Built using the stone from the initial excavation, each building is uniquely placed along the terrain, resulting in a symphony of structures frozen in dance. Calm, light, and neutral interiors create a continuation of nature, with sleek lines and an array of marbles, whilst flat rooftops are planted with local vegetation, flowers and herbs — insulating rooms and improving air quality. Luxury furnishings, handcrafted in Greece, are constructed from native woods and marbles, and mattresses are all-natural and sustainably made, Coco Mat.
Cali Mykonos offers a variety of accommodations for all, from couples and friends to families and solo travelers. Suites and villas range from 50m2 (540ft2) to over 200m2 (2,150ft2) with rates starting at $1,500 USD / £1,140 GBP. The premier two-level Villa Calliope, the closest villa to the sea, accommodates eight people with four bedrooms, five bathrooms, an expansive yard and terrace, and three private pools. The three-level Cali Villa, situated at the peak of the property, comprises five bedrooms and bathrooms, each with its own pool, a private elevator, and wrap-around terraces with panoramic 300-degree views.
Helmed by Chef Lefteris Lazarou, culinary offerings will be exceptional, with the signature Mediterranean restaurant offering traditional Greek cuisine using locally sourced seafood and ingredients. Additionally, private dining can be enjoyed on guests’ terraces for a unique and intimate experience. Lazarou is considered one of the most influential in the country, having prepared meals for political leaders, the Royal Family, and visitors from around the world. Lazarou’s preference for local and sustainable ingredients will reflect in his menus at Cali Mykonos.
Cali Mykonos offers an exclusive range of experiences and amenities, from the intimate gallery with works from established and emerging local artists to in-room rejuvenating treatments. Premier fitness services include a Pilates studio, guided sunrise salutations by the pool, and private yoga. Guests can also enjoy the 130-meter seawater infinity pool overlooking the sea, whilst the concierge team are available for bespoke experiences and itineraries, including transportation planning via Cali’s fleet of electric vehicles.
“We wanted to create an escape where guests can experience life somewhere else, with the charm of culture and tradition, conscious of a sustainable future,” says Othon Mourkakos, Founder of Cali Mykonos. “Each decision, from materials to methods to team members, is made with this goal in mind. We look forward to welcoming guests into our home and sharing Cali’s Mykonian summer.”