An Auberge Resort
What it is
A Grecian dream of a boutique hotel set on the pristine white sands of Agios Stefanos beach, with a spa inspired by ancient Crete villages.
What it isn't
Overly traditional. Yes, walls are bleach white—which makes the turquoise seas beyond pop—but lines are as minimalistic as the newly revamped MoMA.
What we think
Anyone who has been to Mykonos knows the journey comes with certain bragging rights the moment you get back home. You’ll find charm aplenty in its cliff-straddling villages and thatched windmills, not to mention the gently lapping Aegean sea stretching towards a mythic horizon. Among myriad hotel options, Grace Mykonos is our pick for a modernist stay that’s equally comfortable. Rooms are huge (starting at 475-square-feet), with private terraces ideal for ouzo sipping whilst watching the sun set on adjacent Delos Island. Ask for one with a heated plunge pool to get the full jealousy-inducing experience.
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They want guests from all corners of the globe to feel welcomed—as evidenced by the 24-hour room service, in-room Nespresso machines, Apivita toiletries and even a pillow menu with 7 plush options to choose from.
Grace Mykonos’ spa took its cues from the stone villages of Crete—and as you stroll into the thatched roofed, stone-walled space, you can see why. You feel a primal delight at the flickering candles, like some small part of you was always here, in a cradle of ancient humanity. Like untrammeled Aphrodite herself, you flit from the hammam to the sauna to the whirlpool spa—footloose, fancy free.
Restaurants & Bars
The intimate Grace Restaurant is located on the swimming pool level and offers mouth-watering Mediterranean cuisine– the perfect place to relax both day and night. Recognizing the night-time allure of Mykonos, guests can look forward to the champagne breakfast with a daily changing set menu, with the additional option to deliver whatever they wish from the à-la-carte menu offered throughout the day.
On the island of Mykonos, a five minute drive from Chora. On your must-see list: the 16th century hilltop windmills and domed Paraportiani Church—the most beloved of the island’s reported 365 churches.