Tumbling down a hillside towards Ornos Bay and within easy reach of Ornos Beach, Kalesma, from afar, could be a traditional Cycladic village. Step within this paradisiacal hideaway, however, and you’ll find a place of infinite luxuries.
Modelled on the timeless architecture and generous hospitality of its island home, Mykonos, Kalesma combines traditional and contemporary elements. It’s this bringing together of modern, stylish design, island simplicity and locally-sourced materials that give the whole property a tranquil, meditative quality that grabs hold of you the moment you arrive.
The ’plateia’ (central square) is the heart of Kalesma. Bordered by a saltwater infinity pool, here, during the day, you’ll find the restaurant, serving small plates rooted in island flavours, and the pool bar exuding chilled vibes, sun loungers nearby orientated for magical panoramas. As dusk falls the beat drops in the sunset lounge and the focus shifts to hedonism – music, tasty bites and innovative drinks, ready for a night of relaxed indulgences.
The suites and villas fully embrace the elegantly simple but luxuriously comfortable ethos, with sleek minimalist and earthy interiors that help blur the lines between indoors and outdoors. All boast private terraces, plunge pools and outdoor showers, with space for al fresco dining to make the most of those breath-taking views. Within, every detail is meticulously taken care of, the ritual and tradition of Mykonos acknowledged, each a personal haven of peace and solitude.