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CODE Travel Guide: Greek Islands

Published 10 September 2018

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The beauty of Greece is that it is deliciously familiar and all the better for it. The luxurious accommodation, stunning sea views and breath-taking sunsets, make the Islands the perfect holiday destination. Mykonos and Santorini are the appropriately Homeric ideal of cosmopolitan chic and romanticism, as these hotels show.

Kivotos

Located in Ormos Bay, Kivotos is built into a rocky slope with 39 rooms each with individual design. Kivots is full of style and character with pieces of art and antiques creating a unique look and atmosphere; feeling more private villa than hotel. While the pool and swim-up bar is the focal point, those wanting more privacy can walk to the secluded rocky beach.

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Myconian Villa Collection

Designed for privacy and total relaxation, the Myconian Villa Collection is a luxury hotel located above Elia Beach. It’s a standalone hotel about 20 minutes from Mykonos Town, part of a wider gated community with four sister hotels. There are 69 rooms and suites as well as 16 villas, each offering sweeping views over the Aegean, many with terraces with private jacuzzis and pools. While the design retains elements of the classic Mykonos white style, there is beautiful furniture and artwork that add character. The view from your room may be mesmerising, but the serious action takes place around the beautiful pool and restaurant.

Bill & Coo Hotel

Bill & Coo is all about the setting – there is no better spot to enjoy sunset than with a chilled glass of something around the pool area with the iconic Myconian windmills as a backdrop as the sun sets. Just a few minutes walk from Mykonos Town, Bill & Coo is a great base – close enough to enjoy the restaurants and shopping but a world away when in the privacy of one of the 30 stylish suites. The hotel’s restaurant is a favourite of Bon Vivant Travel – a modern, inventive and relaxed take on a tasting menu with that stunning view.

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Mystique

Situated on Oia’s famous cliffs, just a few minutes walk from Canaves Oia Suites, the stylish Mystique offers dazzling views of clear blue water and the Aegean Caldera. The 35 suites are designed in neutral tones of cream, beige and grey using driftwood and local stone to create a stylish but homely look. Every suite opens on to a terrace with sea views and a daybed, where you can sit mesmerised by the view. The vibe at Mystique is total relaxation. The hardest part of your day will be the ten steps to walk to Mystique’s Charisma restaurant for lunch.

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Canaves Oia Suites

The village of Oia and the Canaves Oia Suites are on the northwest tip of Santorini. This makes it the perfect location from which to enjoy the famous Santorini sunsets. Built into the cliffs in true local style, the view steals the show. Whether on the terrace of your suite, at the restaurant, lounging by the main pool or cooling off in the new infinity pool, you are surrounded by truly breathtaking views. A beautiful blend of modern and authentic, the vibe at Canaves Oia Suites is effortlessly chic.

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This article was first published in Issue 12 of CODE Quarterly. To subscribe to the quarterly please click here.

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