Est Magazine’s regular Style Setter Tamie Freier lists her favourite places to stay and hang out when hopping between Mykonos and Santorini in the Greek Islands.
MUST SEE ALAMAGOU, A hot new restaurant located on a small secluded Mykonos beach. Cycladic architectural elements blend beautifully into the scrubby landscape. Whitewashed, smooth-edged exteriors, stone walls, cement floors and reed-thatched ceilings are the familiar textures applied to contemporary organic forms to create its unique character.
EAT NAMMOS BEACH CLUB is located down a dusty, windy road on the edge of Psarou Beach, Nammos is the new place to be in Mykonos. Divided between a formal dining area, lounge with bar, and beach club, this chic beach hangout is a must!!
DRINK CAVO TAGOO The place to meet is at the infinity pool. Looking over uninterrupted views of Mykonos town, the 18 metre aquarium bar is the place to be both night and day for a mix of all sorts of familiar faces, inspiring personalities and interesting celebrities.
SLEEP BELLEVEDERE HOTEL This charming boutique hotel demonstrates the understated elegance of the ‘islands’ design and houses the infamous Matsuhisa Mykonos Restaurant, which is run by well known chef Nobu Matsuhisa. CAVO TAGOO This unique luxury hotel is a place where a barefoot-chic aesthetic flows throughout the hotel which stands elegantly as a natural extension of its surrounding. With Gervisoni furniture featured throughout the hotel – need I say more!!
Where Mykonos is all about vibey hotels, restaurants, bars and shopping, Santorini is an island all about its incredible sunsets. The stunning cliff-side bars, restaurants and hotels appear effortlessly chic and provide breathtaking views of the sunset which never fails to impress.
EAT BELVEDERE SUITES Great food, simple, delicious, straight from the source. Drink Grace SANTORINI BOUTIQUE HOTEL The view from this cliff side hotel is a must see. We love it for a pre-dinner drink at the amazing pool bar where you can gaze wistfully at the sun setting over the sea.
SLEEP ROCABELLA This stunning hotel is located in Imerovigli, perched on the edge of Santorini’s volcanic cliffs one thousand feet above the deep cobalt – blue bay waters that guard the secrets of the lost city of Atlantis. It provides the location for one of the best hotels in Santorini; the Rocabella Resort & Spa.