In the true spirit of the word ‘Kalesma,’ which means ‘inviting’ in Greek, the Kalesma Mykonos is reopening April 21 with some exciting new upgrades. Set on a hilltop above the picturesque Ornos Bay, the resort provides incredible 360-degree views, allowing guests the opportunity to experience the magic of both sunrise and sunset from a single spot.
The boutique property is designed to resemble a charming Mykonian village, with 25 suites and two villas spread across five acres of lush hillside offering panoramic views of the Aegean Sea. New for 2022, 13 of the one-bedroom suites have been converted to spacious villas with full outdoor kitchens and barbecues. Inspired by Cycladic architecture, the resort immerses guests in local tradition, yet offers all the modern comforts one might expect at a luxurious Grecian resort. The decor’s cool earth tones blended with white-washed surfaces and bougainvillea-lined archways stand out against the brilliant blue of the Aegean Sea.
The bar and restaurant have been reconfigured to offer a panoramic view of the water. Kalesma boasts myriad dining options with chefs recreating the authentic flavors of Mediterranean cuisine; apres dinner, true Mykonian spirit comes alive with nightly sunset celebrations, evening DJ entertainment, and weekly BBQs. The wine list celebrates local vintages including Assyrtiko from Santorini, rosé from the Peloponnese, and the region’s popular orange wine.
There’s no shortage of adventure and experiences beyond the resort. Kalesma’s concierge can arrange the perfect itinerary for guests who want to explore this historic destination. A guided tour of Delos offers a trip back in time with archaeological sites set on the birthplace of Apollo-Helios, the god of daylight, and Artemis-Selene, the goddess of night light.
Guests can also enjoy a romantic sunset horseback ride to a secluded beach for stargazing or take a coast-to-coast cruise along the famous beaches of Mykonos—Paraga, Paradise, Super Paradise, Agrari, Elia, Kalo Livadi, Agia Anna, Kalafatis, Lia, and Fragkia. The heart of the island is Matogianni Street in Chora which offers some of the island’s most eclectic shopping with designer stores and handmade jewelry designers.
Direct flights to Mykonos are available from New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC.