Scorpios launches on Mykonos


The beach, restaurant and cultural hub offshoot of San Giorgio Mykonos Hotel, a Design Hotels member, is spearheading a new movement in sun-driven, holistic beach culture

Scorpios – the beach, restaurant and cultural hub offshoot of San Giorgio Mykonos Hotel, is now welcoming on a sun-drenched southern tip of Mykonos island. The sprawling peninsula property has been transformed into a modern day agora. Together with Thomas Heyne and Mario Hertel – the visionaries behind the hotel – Design Hotels™ is spearheading a new movement in sun-driven, holistic beach culture. Located a short, scenic stroll from San Giorgio Mykonos, guests of the hotel and visitors alike can pass languid days and evenings ensconced by a feast for the senses. The seaside lair sits overlooking the rugged wild of a nature sanctuary, hugged by the Aegean Sea. The haven encompasses a sandy sunset beach, restaurant, and live event space, along with ample open-air terraces spilling into the Cycladic coastline.

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Seeing a clear shift in entertainment from a beat-driven nightclub to a balance-restoring day-long cultural gathering, Scorpios is taking nocturnal inspirations into the daylight. An inclusive atmosphere, sunset rituals centered around intellectual programming and tactile laid-back luxury provide for an all-around easygoing aura. Top international DJ talent sets the tone every day from 2 p.m. until 2 a.m., offering a heady mix to match the mood. In a clear invitation to unwind, let go, and reconnect, a perfect mix of rural charm and understated elegance sets the tone in this natural paradise. As an extension of the San Giorgio Mykonos philosophy, the harmonious whole welcomes guests as though they’ve entered through the doors of an old friend.

Central to the property is the gently weather-worn house with classic white washed and natural stone walls. Simultaneously evoking 1960s Greek glamour and contemporary modernism, the structure consists of a main floor with lower level and is surrounded by open-air terraces. At the heart of it all, the living room, restaurant and bar evoke slowed simplicity. Low-slung sofas, rope hammocks and abundant wickerwork harmoniously unite under a thatched ceiling. The entirety exudes a sense of ease and lightness. An emphasis on the essential and the celebration of traditional craftsmanship and local Greek culture are the guiding principles behind both the design and hospitality.

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The rustic-chic restaurant at the center of the house comfortably seats 200, spilling onto an outside terrace overlooking the sea. Relying heavily on fresh seasonal produce from the fertile land, the top-level culinary talent lets the quality of the ingredients shine – blending local Greek flavors with Asian influences.

The Mexican-based artist and alchemy duo behind gem&bolt’s mezcal bring their seductively cultish aesthetic to the bar’s overall concept and visual identity. More than a notable lifestyle brand, the pioneering line of organic damiana-distilled mezcal was founded by Adrin Adrina and Elliott Coon in 2012, promoting a life charged with art, health and celebration.