San Giorgio, Mykonos

 

img_7039

 

I’m currently on my first holiday of the year!  Yes, I do realise it’s October and I’ve left it a bit late but after a year of living away from London, I’ve been enjoying the “staycation” recently.  Although with the weather about to tip into winter I thought I’d catch a few final rays and head to beautiful Mykonos.

I hadn’t originally planned on writing anything about the gorgeous hotel I’m currently staying in but it’s been so lovely, I felt I had to share!  If you’re ever planning a holiday here, hopefully this will be useful.

 

img_6864

 

San Giorgio is on a secluded hilltop on Paraga Beach.  The views are quite honestly out of this world and when the sun is shining (which has basically been the entire trip) the sea glistens as if it’s a mirror.  I’m currently writing this looking at this view! Seriously, could I ask for a better office set up?!

 

img_6868img_7033

 

The weird thing about San Giorgio is the website (click HERE to be taken to it) doesn’t do the place justice.  It’s so much more breathtaking in real life.  The whole hotel is beautifully designed (it is a member of Design Hotels) and looks so much lighter and fresher in reality.  The best way to describe it is bohemian, easy breezy chic.  The vibe is very relaxed and carefree.  It reminds me of a less busy, more stylish Ibiza.  Oh, and everyone is absolutely gorgeous here!

 

img_6927img_6916img_6915

 

The rooms are simple and a touch on the rustic side.  They’re typical of that beautiful Grecian island style; think whitewashed walls, traditional shutters and tiled floors.  The bed is overflowing with pillows and although on the firm side, I’ve slept like a baby all stay.  My only complaint is the lack of full-length mirror!

 

img_6865img_6847img_6844-2

 

Everything feels very organic and natural, even the soaps and shampoos contain no nasty chemicals or artificial ingredients.

 

img_6858img_6845img_6861

 

Our room has a sweet little balcony with table and chairs, perfect for enjoying a glass of rose and watching one of Mykonos’s incredible sunsets.

 

img_6935

 

The hotel surroundings are spectacular, so if you’re not one for laying by the pool all day…

 

img_7045-2

 

…there’s plenty to explore, whether it be scurrying up huge rocks with incredible views or seeking out rock pools.

 

img_7061img_7055img_7081

 

I highly recommend finding a high up spot (of which there are plenty dotted around the hotel) and heading there just before sunset with a picnic and bottle of something lovely.  We did this on the second night and it was truly magical!

We stayed “off-season” which personally I loved.  The hotel was at 50% occupancy giving it a very relaxed vibe.  There’s no fight for sunbeds and the staff are super attentive given they aren’t having to serve a full house.  You can walk around the picturesque white-washed outbuildings without seeing another person.  The only downside with this time of year is most of the beach clubs and bars are closed.  Although if you’re looking for a relaxing holiday rather than a party one, this is definitely the time to come.

 

img_6889

 

Don’t forget you can also keep up with me on Instagram @thatnewdress, Twitter @thatnewdress, Bloglovin That New Dress and Snapchat thatnewdress.

 

 

2
SHARE:

91 Comments

    • thatnewd October 15, 2016 / 9:47 am

      It was pretty wonderful even though it was only four days! xx

  1. Rina October 12, 2016 / 12:08 am

    Mykonos looks absolutely fab! Especially this hotel you’re staying at. I plan to visit Santorini next year and I can’t wait. Originally Greece wasn’t going to be part of my travel plans but I’ve always wanted to visit so I decided while I’m over there- I have to do it!

    Hope you’re having the most relaxing time! Enjoy!

    xoxo Rina
    http://www.andshedressed.com

    • thatnewd October 15, 2016 / 9:48 am

      Oooh Santorini is on my list of places to visit. You’ll have such an amazing time there! xx

    • thatnewd October 15, 2016 / 9:48 am

      Thank you, it really was! xx

  2. Miki October 12, 2016 / 3:46 am

    What a pretty spot. I love the decor and the view. 🙂 I went to Santorini, Ios and Athens, but haven’t been to Myknonos yet. I think I’ll have to hit a cruise to view as many islands as possible. There are so many! Hope you enjoyed that trip!

    Xo,
    Miki
    http://mikialamode.com

    • thatnewd October 15, 2016 / 9:49 am

      It was fab, thank you! Santorini is next on my list of places to visit in Greece! xx

  3. Kasie Chelanne October 12, 2016 / 5:33 am

    WOW, the hotel and surroundings are all insanely beautiful! What a wonderful place to sneak away to for a few days!

    • thatnewd October 15, 2016 / 10:20 am

      It was the absolute best and I came back so well rested, it was amazing! xx

  4. Rosanna October 12, 2016 / 9:41 am

    Wow, amazing pictures, what a great place!!
    Have a lovely day 🙂
    Rosanna x

    • thatnewd October 15, 2016 / 10:20 am

      Thank you so much hunny! xx

  5. Katrina Fernandez October 12, 2016 / 9:54 am

    Ohh such a beautiful place. I hope you enjoyed your vacation! Have a great day! :*

    Checkout my new blog post Dresslily Giveaway
    xoxo, Katrina | Instagram: @katrinaisha

    • thatnewd October 15, 2016 / 10:21 am

      Thank you, it was amazing! Wish I was still there, haha xx

  6. Amapola October 12, 2016 / 11:04 am

    Amazing place! Xxx

    sweetpoppy.dudeklatero.com

    • thatnewd October 15, 2016 / 10:21 am

      It really was! xx

    • thatnewd October 17, 2016 / 6:07 pm

      Thanks darling! It was a lot of fun xx

    • thatnewd October 15, 2016 / 10:21 am

      Thnks you, glad you enjoyed the post xx

  7. Amy October 12, 2016 / 5:26 pm

    Wow, everything is so stunning! Each photo is so perfect.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • thatnewd October 15, 2016 / 10:22 am

      Aww thanks hun! It was so stunning, not sure even the photos do it justice! xx

    • thatnewd October 15, 2016 / 10:22 am

      You should definitely try and visit one day, it’s so wonderful there. Highly recommend! xx

  8. Janea October 12, 2016 / 6:38 pm

    Ahhhhh! What a beautiful and relaxing post to read, and the photos are stunning. Just looking at that water feels like a mini mental vacation. Thank you for sharing your gorgeous holiday destination. Hope you are having a wonderful time – cute swimsuit, by the way! XO

    Janea | http://www.theSTYLetti.com

    • thatnewd October 15, 2016 / 10:23 am

      Thanks hun. That swimsuit is the most colour I think I’ve ever worn! Haha! xx

    • thatnewd October 15, 2016 / 10:23 am

      Thanks doll! You definitely should try and visit one day, it’s beautiful! xx

  9. Charlotte October 12, 2016 / 9:07 pm

    Your pictures are beautiful, makes me want to get to the airport right now! Hope you had a lovely time!

    Charlotte x

    shillysossage.co.uk

    • thatnewd October 15, 2016 / 10:23 am

      Do it!! Haha! Thank you for stopping by hun xx

    • thatnewd October 15, 2016 / 10:24 am

      Felt so good to unwind and I came back really rested! Thank you for the lovely comment sweets! xx

    • thatnewd October 15, 2016 / 10:25 am

      I hope you do to, it’s so beautiful there! xx

  10. Allie Mackin October 12, 2016 / 10:56 pm

    Oh man your trips looks AMAZING! And the hotel is gorgeous, totally luxe. Thanks for sharing your trip. Maybe next time I cross the pond I can have a stop over in London and we can meet!

    Allie of
    http://www.allienyc.com

    • thatnewd October 15, 2016 / 10:26 am

      I would love that, please let me know when you’re next in London! xx

  11. Angel October 13, 2016 / 3:17 am

    wow! I would love to go there <3

    • thatnewd October 26, 2016 / 11:50 am

      It’s so gorgeous there, definitely worth a visit! xx

    • thatnewd October 15, 2016 / 10:37 am

      It was totally dreamy, I fell in love with the place! xx

    • thatnewd October 15, 2016 / 10:37 am

      Thank you so much hun! xx

    • thatnewd October 15, 2016 / 10:38 am

      It really was paradise! Thank you for the lovely comment sweetie xx

    • thatnewd October 15, 2016 / 10:38 am

      Awww thanks so much hunny! xx

  12. Sophie October 13, 2016 / 12:38 pm

    Oh my, I wish I was there right about now. It’s beautiful out there. I love the pictures and the background.
    http://sophieatieno.com

    • thatnewd October 15, 2016 / 10:39 am

      I wish I was back there! Haha! Thank you for stopping by lovely xx

    • thatnewd October 15, 2016 / 10:39 am

      Thanks Gemma! Seriously had the best time, wish I was still there! xx

  13. Ashley October 13, 2016 / 7:01 pm

    Omg, how gorgeous! I want to go ASAP! You look so pretty in this setting, babe!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

    • thatnewd October 15, 2016 / 12:04 pm

      Aww thanks girl! xx

    • thatnewd October 15, 2016 / 12:18 pm

      Definitely go if you can it’s stunning! xx

    • thatnewd October 15, 2016 / 12:18 pm

      Thank you lovely xx

    • thatnewd October 15, 2016 / 12:18 pm

      Thanks girl! xx

  14. Lucia October 13, 2016 / 9:03 pm

    Was it is beautiful place and you do perfect pictures 🙂

    • thatnewd October 15, 2016 / 12:19 pm

      Aww thanks hunny, that’s so lovely of you xx

    • thatnewd October 15, 2016 / 12:19 pm

      I know I’ll definitely be going back, I just loved it there xx

    • thatnewd October 15, 2016 / 12:20 pm

      Thanks so much hunny! The cocktails were definitely yummy! xx

    • thatnewd October 15, 2016 / 12:20 pm

      Thank you so much! The swimsuit is from Mara Hoffman in case you’re wondering! xx

    • thatnewd October 15, 2016 / 12:20 pm

      Thank you so much lovely xx

    • thatnewd October 17, 2016 / 6:09 pm

      Yes, it really is paradise! Hehe xx

  15. Mercy October 14, 2016 / 6:06 am

    It’s nice to read a travel post from you. You’re equally a great story teller as you were talking about clothes and trends, makes me want to go and see Mykonos now. Your hat is really cute.

    http://www.busyandfab.com

    • thatnewd October 15, 2016 / 12:34 pm

      Such a lovely comment hun, thank you so much! The hat is from ASOS and currently on sale, it was such a bargain! xx

  16. Naomi in Wonderland October 14, 2016 / 7:44 am

    I’ve never been to Greece before yet, bit bummed but hey maybe one day, but these photos have me dreaming! Absolutely stunning. Hope you enjoyed your holiday there 🙂 but by the sounds of it you did!

    • thatnewd October 15, 2016 / 12:35 pm

      Definitely one day hopefully, it’s so beautiful! xx

  17. Gelleesh October 14, 2016 / 8:12 am

    It really looks like a great place and love how that shampoo says, “Stop the water while using me.” 😀

    I hope you’re having an amazing week. Stay gorgeous! 🙂

    xoxo,
    Gelleesh.com

    • thatnewd October 15, 2016 / 12:35 pm

      Haha I know, it’s cute right?! The whole place was really lovely and organic xx

  18. Tia Teilli October 14, 2016 / 12:51 pm

    Lovely photos! xx

    tiateilli.com

    • thatnewd October 15, 2016 / 12:35 pm

      Thank you x

  19. Francesca October 14, 2016 / 2:01 pm

    WOW! These pictures are stunning! It looks like you had the best vacation ever! The room you stayed in is beautiful and I love the environmentally conscious products! This looks like you had an amazing time in a total paradise!

    Francesca
    http://www.vintagelillies.com

    • thatnewd October 15, 2016 / 12:36 pm

      It was paradise, I had such a happy time there! Can’t recommend the hotel enough! xx

  20. Christina October 14, 2016 / 2:02 pm

    I am absolutely dying to visit Mykonos!! These views are amazing. Looks like you had an incredible time!

    Best,
    Christina
    Looks by Lau

    • thatnewd October 15, 2016 / 12:36 pm

      Oh my goodness you have to go, I loved it so much! xx

    • thatnewd October 17, 2016 / 6:25 pm

      It was such an amazing holiday, thank you so much for the lovely comment doll! xx

  21. Lígia October 14, 2016 / 3:49 pm

    WOW amazing photos !

    lifestyleandcompany.blogspot.pt

    • thatnewd October 15, 2016 / 12:49 pm

      Thank you so much hunny! xx

  22. Chanel October 14, 2016 / 4:17 pm

    Looks so beautiful! I saw on Twitter you were in Greece, sounds lovely. These pictures are beautiful too! The shampoo sounds so fun.

    S | Je M’appelle Chanel

    • thatnewd October 15, 2016 / 12:49 pm

      Aww thanks doll! The shampoo was all natural ingredients and it gave a real beach hair look! xx

  23. Carmen October 14, 2016 / 8:34 pm

    Oh for holidays like this I would say, better late than never 🙂 This place looks so beautiful and it seems like you have a great time 🙂
    xx, Carmen – http://www.carmitive.com

    • thatnewd October 15, 2016 / 12:47 pm

      Yes definitely, it was well worth the wait! Thank you for the lovely comment doll! xx

  24. Lisa October 17, 2016 / 11:16 am

    Oh, wow, this looks absolutely stunning! Me and the girls are currently planning our after-Bachelor trip to celebrate getting our degrees and Mykonos is high on that list. Although with 10 girls we´re probably going more for a whole house instead of a hotel. Definitely saving this for a later time though, I can definitely imagine staying there on a different occasion as well.
    xx Lisa | Following Lisa

    • thatnewd October 21, 2016 / 9:35 pm

      You’ll have the most amazing time! I’m they have amazing AirBnBs there that you could all stay int! xx

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *