San Giorgio is undoubtedly a standout when it comes to accommodation in Mykonos. Nestled between Paraga and Paradise Beaches, its Cycladic design is a polished mark on the rugged coastline. As well as this ideal location, San Giorgio boasts a lust-worthy collection of bohemian decor. Drawing on many cultural influences their style choices have created a timeless space for exploring. During our visit to the Greek Islands we stayed in the Mare Room which I documented earlier in a short video. It featured a beautiful four poster bed, weathered timber furniture and giant peacock chair. Now it’s time to take you through the rest of the property with this series of unpublished photos from our trip.
SAN GIORGIO HOTEL
Arriving at San Giorgio is an experience in itself. The rocky, cactus-lined drive from Port Mykonos prepares you for rugged exploring before falling away to reveal a chic oasis. San Giorgio’s pared-back design makes the most of smooth architectural shapes which seamlessly work in with the surrounds. This all-white facade sets the backdrop for an earthy colour palette, complimented by palm fronds and stone walls.
Due to its intimate design San Giorgio features a lot of interconnecting pathways. It makes the property feel more private and opens up lots of interesting nooks. During our 4 nights there (September) we were hardly disturbed by other guests, something I put down to this clever layout. Strewn with terracotta pots and weathered lanterns, a walk through the common areas feels like discovering another world… Each morning breakfast is served poolside at Cantina. This beautiful open-plan dining space has a focus on fresh market produce. The spread is generous and wholesome, everything you would expect from Mediterranean fare. After indulging (in maybe a few lunchtime cocktails), there’s plenty of lounge space to soak up the sun or take a quick dip.
SAN GIORGIO INTERIORS
Inside these white walls San Giorgio’s design is just as impressive. The hand-picked decor is well considered with every piece unique. There’s a nice balance here between antique decor and luxurious essentials. You feel transported to another world all the while enjoying the comforts of modern living.
SURROUNDING SAN GIORGIO
The hotel’s peninsular offers a rugged walking trail for quick access to neighbouring beaches, topped off with a private jetty for guests. We spent a sunrise there which you can see in more detail in my Peony Swimwear post. San Giorgio also runs nearby Scorpios, an idyllic bar and open-air restaurant. We visited off-season when it wasn’t open but you can check out some of their own imagery below. I think you’ll agree, it’s the only place you’d want to spend each and every afternoon.
Images via Scorpios
TIME IN MYKONOS
4 nights in Mykonos was perfect for exploring the Old Town as well as couple of trips to nearby beaches. If you want to explore the whole island or do a day trip out to Delos I would recommend adding a couple of nights. If you’re looking for a Greek Island stay that celebrates the local culture through style, San Giorgio is certainly for you. It’s boho decor, authentic design and iconic flavours will transport you in no time.
All San Giorgio photography by Escape Button.