Words by Craig Farrell, La Collection
The Myconian Collection is delighted to introduce DEOS, the new exquisite brand of the group, opening in May 2024.
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 neighboring islands of Delos, Syros, and Tinos, to the edge of the horizon. Looking out over the pool from the Deos terrace, one has the sensation of drifting weightlessly between the sea and sky, caressed by the sun and a gentle breeze, at eye level with sunsets and moonshine over the Aegean. And yet, 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.
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. Immersing guests in something altogether immaterial, it is a sight of the vast expanse that has moved humanity since ancient times.
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.
At ease in the moment, in flow with the elements, the ethos at Deos is about a sense of place. Even the renowned gastronomy of the Myconian Collection finds back to its roots, with 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. Of course, fine 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.
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