Situated above seaside cliffs of Psarou Bay on Greece's Mykonos Island, Petasos Beach Resort & Spa is a recently renovated property with a bright, whitewashed setting that offers a beautiful take on Cycladic architecture and design. With nearby beaches and a wonderful Mediterranean island to explore, there are many reasons to check out this notable destination.
In a time when bold colors and dim atmospheres seem to saturate the luxury hotel market, the light airiness of Petasos is intent on maintaining a connection to its roots and surrounding area. Much of the design and décor comes from the island's "Pride of Place," which has led the property to use local artistry, mosaics, marble columns and exceptional Mykonian hospitality. The resort is set against sparkling blue waters and red-roof churches which provide a picturesque backdrop for the destination.
The hotel has a selection of guestrooms, suites and villas available, all decorated with whites and light splashes of color. Some suites and villas include private pools, such as the Diamond Suite with four master bedrooms, living room, four spa-like bathrooms, fitness room and a spacious deep soaking Jacuzzi tub. In-room amenities include terraces or balconies, individually-controlled air conditioning, Wi-Fi, bathrobes, slippers, refrigerators, and satellite television among others. Suites offer additional comforts like stereo systems, welcome baskets with fruit and wine, and a selection of pillows to choose from.
Among its dining choices, V.I.P. Restaurant sits over the waters of the Aegean and serves Greek and international cuisines in a romantic outdoor/indoor environment. On the other hand, Le Club Restaurant is an outdoor, poolside location serving lunch until late-afternoon and offers Mediterranean fare. Le Club also houses the property's popular Pool Bar where guests can enjoy cocktails, daiquiris, and other refreshing beverages.
With a beautiful pool and easy access to two of the island's beaches, the resort has a collection of leisurely activities to partake in, such as sunbathing on the ocean-facing decks. Conversely, the beaches are great for getting a feel for the local areas. Whether you want to use Platis Yialos Beach's port for water taxis, Psarou Beach for swimming or decide to grab a meal at one of the many nearby restaurants, there’s always plenty to do.
Petasos also features the 1,640-square-foot Aqua Marine Spa which offers a number of therapies and treatments as well as thalassotherapy, which is said to help "find inner peace" and "regain your equilibrium." A total of 64 menu items are available, and the wide selection should be enough to help guests relax no matter what type of treatment they prefer.
Additionally, the island resort takes care to reduce its impact on the environment through recycling and energy conservation methods. These include efficient light bulbs, reusable supply purchases, battery recycling, fabric reassignment and more.
Greece’s islands are some of the best destinations for relaxation and their residents are some of the friendliest around. With Mykonos already being one of the most popular destinations of the isle, it’s fitting that the hotel should be as unforgettable. Petasos Beach Resort & Spa is a lesson in class, impeccable service and picture-perfect views.