The Myconian Collection has unveiled further details of the group’s new exquisite property brand, DEOS, opening in the spring of 2024. Preliminary details of the 12th hotel in the portfolio were revealed to travel partners in Australia earlier this month by Myconian Collection’s Markos Daktylides and Anastasios Naoum.
This new destination draws on the island roots and expertise of the Daktylides family whose hospitality portfolio, established in 1979, counts today a stellar stable of Relais & Chateaux, LHW, SLH, Preferred and Design Hotels. Deos isn’t just something new, but something different: a unique environment curated with a passion for all that’s authentic about Mykonos, and a clear vision of the future of travel.
Named for the awe-inspiring beauty of its natural setting, Deos is poised on a hilltop above the town of Mykonos and enjoys panoramic views from the famous windmills in the old harbour, across the neighbouring islands of Delos, Syros, and Tinos, to the edge of the horizon. The vibrant street life of Chora is a mere five-minute walk away, down the scenic steps that lead directly from this private sanctuary to the harbour promenade below.
If Deos has an ethos, it is to merge inner and outer spaces holistically, and the architecture has artfully established conditions for flow. A contemporary Cycladic line intimately follows the landscape and enhances its connection with accents such as the rustic walls made from rocks quarried on site, the generous planting of indigenous flora, or scenic apertures that selectively frame the view.
Rooms feel more like a private residence, offering home comforts along with a complete escape from routine. The interiors have a warm minimalism that tells the story of artisanal skills through natural textures and custom materials. Ample marble bathrooms are discreetly screened from the elegant living areas opening out onto large scenic terraces. These immaculately landscaped and furnished outdoor spaces shaded by a pergola, with either a pool or a jacuzzi, are perhaps the signature experience at Deos.
Deos also has dedicated wellness spaces with a gym fully equipped for fitness, Pilates, and yoga, and a sensational spa with an indoor pool and relaxation area, as well as a sauna and steam bath.
Deos is about a sense of place. Even the renowned gastronomy of the Myconian Collection finds back to its roots, a celebration of Greek culinary culture, building on homegrown ingredients and seasonal produce. A Mediterranean diet prized for its health benefits is celebrated in sumptuous breakfasts and light poolside lunches. Fne dining offers the most memorable taste of Deos, seated either indoors at Epico, or al fresco in an unforgettable setting under the stars, with views across Mykonos town.
“δέος”, comes from the ancient Greek for the profound awe and humility derived from a sense of wonder at the sublime, which at its purest positive source, is nature.