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Tinos’ modern new take

The pool at Pnoēs in Tinos

Tinos is for hikers; Tinos is for lovers. Really, with its sweeping views, conventional whitewashed Cycladic cities and never-too-packed seashores, it’s a fairly nice island for nearly anybody. New to it for this coming summer time is Pnoēs, a Design Hotels debutante for the avowed modernist. There are simply three lodging – sculptural, ultra-contemporary villas with indoor-outdoor residing rooms and large hammam-style baths, all designed by Aristides Dallas, who divides his time between studios right here and in Athens.

The sculptural, ultra-contemporary accommodation at Pnoēs
The sculptural, ultra-contemporary lodging at Pnoēs

The indoor-outdoor living rooms give onto the pools
The indoor-outdoor residing rooms give onto the swimming pools

Pnoēs brings the privateness and autonomy of a self-catering choice, embellished with the lodge companies you need: every day housekeeping; a concierge who is aware of the highest tables and hidden coves; and, coming in July, non-public cooks to deal with all of your sundowner and eating wants, with – naturally – contemporary produce from the chef’s personal gardens. And the ocean is simply 500m away. designhotels.com, from £260

A “beach club with rooms” in Halkidiki

The Beach Bar Restaurant at Domes Noruz Kassandra, Halkidiki
The Beach Bar Restaurant at Domes Noruz Kassandra, Halkidiki © Domes Resorts

The brand-new Domes Noruz Kassandra, on the peninsula of the identical title in Halkidiki on the Greek mainland, payments itself as a “beach club with rooms” – which, for lots of holidaymakers, is a fairly profitable method. At 182, the rely of these rooms (which hold it gratifyingly easy: white partitions, white linens, light-wood flooring) is excessive, so an intimate boutique proposition this isn’t. But the adjoining points of interest tick all of the containers for these eager to spend as a lot of their vacation as is feasible engaged in sun- and sea-bathing.

The club’s drinking-dining venues are only a brief stroll from the beach
The membership’s drinking-dining venues are solely a short stroll from the seaside © Domes Resorts

The seaside extends 5 kilometres, abutted by a big pool and that includes a handful of adjoining drinking-dining venues that don’t require greater than a short stroll out of your lounger within the sand to succeed in: a uncooked bar, a pita “canteen”, a seafood grill and a champagne bar amongst them. You can work all of it off on the property’s open-air fitness center, and be pampered within the Soma Spa with Greek botanical-oil massages. domesresorts.com, from €126

A hidden gem in mainland mountains

Views of the Alps from Grand Forest Metsovo
Views of the Alps from Grand Forest Metsovo © Christos Drazos

The mountainous Pindus National Park – one of many least recognized, and least visited, in Europe – may not be probably the most intuitive of Greek-summer locations: deep within the mainland’s inside, miles from the ocean, surrounded by the severely stunning peaks and high-altitude alpine forest of the Pindus Mountains. But Grand Forest Metsovo, a family-owned and -managed lodge simply exterior Metsovo village, has a compelling story to inform. Its homeowners, the Barmpagiannis household, turned their near-500 acres of property right here right into a sustainably constructed mountain lodge, with simply 62 suites.

The indoor pool at Grand Forest Metsovo
The indoor pool at Grand Forest Metsovo © Christos Drazos

Their objective since opening in 2013 has been to create as some ways as they’ll for friends to attach with nature, whether or not with intensive climbing, horseback driving or mountain-biking routes in summer time (the native Ursa path is recognised as a best-in-Europe main high quality path by the European Ramblers Association). There are additionally truffle hunts in autumn, or snowboarding (sure, there are some first rate native runs) and fireplace après rest, full with attractive massif views, in winter. But all of the creature comforts – Gault-Millau-calibre eating within the restaurant, Metsovo 1350; a nice assortment of malts and cigars within the Pines lounge; and physique and facial therapies based mostly in native botanicals and spring water within the Fontus spa. grand-forest.gr, from €170

Kastellorizo’s stylish new casa

Casa Mediterraneo on the island of Kastellorizo
Casa Mediterraneo on the island of Kastellorizo © Nicholas Prakas

Kastellorizo is a little bit of a Dodacanese melting pot: a lot nearer to Turkey than it’s to mainland Greece, just some miles from Kas on the Antalyan peninsula, and a former Venetian stronghold (which accounts partly for the structure, and the cheery palette of the buildings’ façades). Art collector Nicoletta Fiorucci’s presence on, and funding in, the island has skilled the highlight on it a bit since 2020; now a brand new and really haute six-suite inn guarantees to carry it extra consideration.

Limewashed walls and cement-tile floors contribute to the elegant aesthetic
Limewashed partitions and cement-tile flooring contribute to the elegant aesthetic © Nicholas Prakas

A bedroom at Casa Mediterraneo
A bed room at Casa Mediterraneo © Nicholas Prakas

Casa Mediterraneo is a sister property to Kastellorizo’s Mediterraneo Hotel; its homeowners, Marie Rivalant-Lazarakis, Grégoire du Pasquier and Luc LeJeune – managing director at design-architecture agency Studio Noor – envisioned an elevation of what the lodge supplied, and set about restoring three adjoining mansions not removed from the shoreline. Each suite occupies a complete ground of one among them; inside, partitions are limewashed, flooring are cement tiles or pine timber, toilet sinks are salvaged from outdated hammams, and classic furnishings is upholstered in hemp linen that the native farmers use to make fruit-gathering baskets. Light flows by 2m-tall paned home windows that body village vignettes and views of the hills above the ocean. casamediterraneohotel.com, from €140

On Milos, the tastemakers’ most well-liked escape

Sea views from Skinopi Lodge
Sea views from Skinopi Lodge © Lucy Laucht

And right here’s a perennial, however nonetheless by some means a bit off-radar, favorite, to wrap up: Skinopi Lodge, Milos, is a favorite of a few of journey’s most adopted tastemakers for a purpose. It sits simply above the ocean, in an archaeologically protected space. It’s non-public, bordering on distant, with nearly no different homes in view, however there’s easy accessibility to the village of Skinopi, ought to want for provisions – or the urge for a sundowner – come up.

“Equal parts contemporary and elemental”: a villa at Skinopi Lodge
“Equal parts contemporary and elemental”: a villa at Skinopi Lodge © Lucy Laucht

One of the villas’ outdoor showers
One of the villas’ outside showers © Lucy Laucht

It’s lengthy on an ethereal, low-key type – equal components modern and elemental, with poured-concrete flooring and stone partitions – that fits the panorama and local weather completely. The three villas – Elias, Kapari and Lavanda – have outside kitchens and indoor-outdoor showers: Kapari is ideal for {couples}, whereas Lavanda accommodates as much as three adults and will be arrange for young children. Or simply take over the entire property and produce all your mates of all ages; we all know individuals who’ve mixed each kind of group and keep right here, and so they all come away enchanted. skinopi.com, from €390

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