The hotel started its humble beginnings in the ’90s thanks to a successful local fisherman who laid claim to a piece of Paradise Beach. Step into 2012 and the 34-room property has changed hands to new owner, who have assigned Annabell Kutucu and Michael Schickinger to re-position the property and experience.
Melding the carefree finesse of the ’60s bohemian life with a down-to-earth “gypset” approach, everything is about ease and enjoyment. Leisure is writ large, it’s like visiting the summer home of your coolest friend, who whips together a feast for the eyes and palate with as much ease and grace as he throws the island’s most talked-about fête.
What you see and feel at San Giorgio are equal measures of history, heritage, style and simplicity. The crisp splendor of the whitewashed building is just as one would expect and hope to find on this Cycladic isle. Air and light are brought inside, tempered only by fabrics, colors and furnishings which tell of an exotic place or a local story and the work of fine skilled hands. Throughout, there’s a deliberate spotlight on origin and craftsmanship where a few carefully chosen accessories give the right warmth to an otherwise open space. From the charming off-kilter design chair that shows off its raw wood parts, to the traditional Greek woventop stools, weighty cotton matelassé quilts, and even the sinuous curves of the polished cement counters, each piece is organic in form or source and together they create a harmonious whole.
Here you’ll wake up by sun rays finding its ways through the sheer curtains and hitting your face. Then start the day with a refreshing dive into the pool or the cool sea before enjoying the amazing breakfast.
Even eating at San Giorgio is a relaxing pleasure. While gathering around large tables one will enjoy the company of strangers, soon to be new friends, and delicious meals made with locally grown ingredients.
People from all over the world travel to Mykonos, known for its fabulous beaches, lovely villages and amazing food. For the curious traveler there is much to explore on this beautiful island. Mykonos is, like many other Greek islands, a picturesque place where one can wander around villages with narrow streets lined with small whitewashed houses with blue doors – a walk that is as scenic as it is inspirational. Mykonos is also known for its great shopping and for a vivid and fabulous nightlife. So pack not only your flip flops but also your high heels!
Since Mykonos is a relatively small island one can easily reach the different attractions and if you don’t feel like renting a car and driving yourself you can book a driver at San Giorgio that will show you around.
a Design Hotels™ Project
Re-Design / Styling & Experience Concept
by Annabell Kutucu & Michael Schickinger
- info: San Giorgio Mykonos