lifestyle /travel Kensho Psarou – A chic hotel celebrating life in an iconic location in Mykonos, Greece Kensho Psarou is a soothing, hedonistic escape in idyllic Mykonos. From its exquisite zen décor, to innovative cuisine and a famed beach club, the hotel provides luxury and harmony for all palates. Here 'life is amazing' and on your terms.
by Abbie Hutchinson

Basking in the sunlight and flavours of Mykonos, Kensho Psarou becomes the island as a soothing oasis inside one of the most desirable travel destinations on the planet. Much like its established sister hotel on Ornas Bay it’s effortlessly cool, Cycladic atheistic honours Greek tradition whilst refreshing the senses with luxury excellence. With Kensho Psarou the luxury pioneers commence this Mykonian chapter with a marked difference –  this hotel tranquilly dwells on the sea water’s edge. Delve into one of the islands most coveted stretches of white sand and celebrate the beauty of freedom within this summertime paradise. It’s time to reawaken the senses, beachside.

At the hotel the Aegean architecture recalls memories of tradition as you exist in harmony and admiration of this and beloved architectural landscape of buildings decorated white and bright. At Kensho Psarou, you are part of a narrative of Cycladic modern luxury where the design both entrances and relaxes its guest. Authentic architecture smoothly integrates refined but raw textures of aged wood and natural stone and they beautifully bask in the hotels use of copious natural light.

Kensho Psarou – A chic hotel celebrating life in an iconic location in Mykonos, Greece
Kensho Psarou – A chic hotel celebrating life in an iconic location in Mykonos, Greece
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Each of the twenty-nine luxe suites are united by this philosophy of soothing natural and muted tones alongside trademark Kensho detail. Individually tailored artistry and a unique decorative concepts define each suite. The hotel effortlessly blends the oxymoron of natural materials and man-made luxury smoothly and consistently through the hotels intelligent and considerate detail. The outcome is unique spaces, zen havens where you can indulge in your company and the story behind this crafted space.

Take a moment to reflect and dip in your own hot tub or plunge pool, simply bathing in the knowledge of your iconic location. Absorb panoramic Mediterranean views on your terms, and when you are ready, emerge refreshed, rested and restored.

Kensho Psarou – A chic hotel celebrating life in an iconic location in Mykonos, Greece
Kensho Psarou – A chic hotel celebrating life in an iconic location in Mykonos, Greece
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The old school decadence of iconic Mykonion cosmopolitan scenes will impress and revive your hedonistic self. Kensho Psarou Beach Club is the place to be when the sunsets. It is a microcosm of the famed Mykonos nightlife with the soul being that life is amazing. Its laid-back beachside ambiance and luxury ethos excel at delivering unequivocal pleasure. The hotel masters a harmony between the famed Mykonian boho day-to-night beach club party, and the sophistication and craft the hotel transcends and attracts.

The venue elegantly meets all modes and moods. Touch down on the resorts helipad and relax in a lounge ambiance exploring the extensive wine list, elegant cocktails and scented shishas or participate barefoot in the sunset fiesta, twirling to live music with a pitcher of iced mojito. The Beach Club has a taste of Mykonian hedonistic indulgence for every palate.

Kensho Psarou – A chic hotel celebrating life in an iconic location in Mykonos, Greece
Kensho Psarou – A chic hotel celebrating life in an iconic location in Mykonos, Greece
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A hotel endeavouring for your own harmony, the spa was created with the mission to facilitate an overall wellbeing through physical and mental wellness as you explore everything the island has to offer. Its bespoke and couture experience innovates to your serve your individual requirements. The first spa to grace Psarou, it also serves yachts which an be moored off the private jetty, as the exclusive island inhabitants discover the three decadent menus uncovering massage and wrap treatments to LED masks, oxygen-infused treatments and cutting-edge sand technology.

Wondering aimlessly the streets  and crystalline beaches of Mykonos is a must. Take time to admire the evidence of the evolution of populations past within the local architecture. Be charmed by small bridges and cubically expanded homes connect the land and the community. Dabble in modernism history by heading to the Kato Milli, the ‘Windmills of Mykonos’ and inhale in the picturesque surrounds of Mykonos Town where life is lived in abundance.

Kensho Psarou – A chic hotel celebrating life in an iconic location in Mykonos, Greece
Kensho Psarou – A chic hotel celebrating life in an iconic location in Mykonos, Greece
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The cuisine at the hotel is set to satisfy. The bold menu signed by Mykonian chef Ippokratis orchestrates Greek flavours influenced by Japanese and Peruvian elements, mixed and mingled to make chic comfort dishes including sushi to his arsenal. The lunch menu is classic, whilst the evening is chic comfort and are all served by the waters edge. Any ounce of hunger in between can be served by the addition of sushi all day.

Satisfy those dessert cravings with a peak in sweet crescendo, tasting the creations of Pastry chef Dimitris Chronopoulos. A combo of Greek delights, French masterpieces and Far East creations lead you ‘on a journey of multi-layered sensations’. The restaurants innovative spirit shines among the overall artistry of this hotel offers and is a delight not to be missed.

The hotel has now reopened with full abidance and implementation of COVID-19 protection measures. The  hotel appreciates the conditions created by COVID-19 are utterly unique and require even more mindfulness and respect of each other’s wellbeing.

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Abbie Hutchinson
Graduating a Bachelor of History from Newcastle University, Abbie has followed her degree with extensive working travels. From residing for six months in the French Alps, to a Cyclone Reconstruction project on a remote Fijian Island, her past year has been full of celebrating Global Citizenship. A creative and literary background, paired with a curiosity to find the deepest most meaningful answer to a given question sees her pursue her career in writing from her home county of Suffolk, England.
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