Project Name
Scorpios
Posted in
Bars, Restaurants, Architecture, Design
Opening Hours
Sunbeds from 11:00, bar from 11:30, restaurant from 13:00.
Location
Scorpios
84600 Paraga
Greece
Telephone
+30 22890 29251
Email
[email protected]iosmykonos.com
Architecture Practice
K-studio
Project Team
k-studio, Michael Schickinger (Lambs & Lions ), Annabell Kutucu
Area (sqm)
6,000
Completed
2015
Visit Website
scorpiosmykonos.com
More Info

Table, sunbet and room reservations are encouraged. For last-minute reservations please call +30 22890 29250.

Detailed Information
Project NameScorpiosPosted inBars, Restaurants, Architecture, DesignOpening HoursSunbeds from 11:00, bar from 11:30, restaurant from 13:00.
Location
Scorpios
84600 Paraga
Greece
Telephone+30 22890 29251Email[email protected]
Architecture PracticeK-studioProject Teamk-studio, Michael Schickinger (Lambs & Lions ), Annabell KutucuArea (sqm)6,000
Completed2015Visit Websitescorpiosmykonos.comMore Info

Table, sunbet and room reservations are encouraged. For last-minute reservations please call +30 22890 29250.

A rocky crease on the southern part of the island of Mykonos, just a few minutes drive away from the island’s main town, provides the ideal setting for Scorpios, a lifestyle commune where restaurant meets boutique hotel and nightclub becomes Zen retreat. Sitting on its own peninsula, hugged by the wild wonder of a protected natural reserve and overlooking Paraga and Kavos lagoons on either side, this is a spot that offers visitors uninterrupted views across the Aegean sea, as far as the mind can travel. The 6,000-sqm beach property was completed in 2015 by k-studio architects, under the talented supervision of creative director Michael Schickinger and the aesthetically fluent interior decoration of Annabell Kutucu; not the first time the two designers have collaborated as they are also responsible for the design of the nearby San Giorgio hotel.
 

photo © Carolin Saage.

photo © Carolin Saage.

Duality seems to be Scorpios’ raison d'être — where one can experience a luscious eastern sunrise juxtaposed with a slow, marvellous sunset over the rocky, southern cliffs thus creating a magic, 24-hour mystery. It is here where one bears witness to the unveiling of the two faces of the island itself, and the very force from which Scorpios was created: whether your wish is to party 24 hours nonstop, eat at an exclusive restaurant and shop all through the night, or discover the mystical seclusion that the island has so masterfully preserved, Scorpios is about indulging in the best of both worlds. Celebrating beach culture, this is a relaxed escape by day and vibrant social party spot at night, a hub for all nomad travellers to take in life at its fullest.
 

photo © Carolin Saage.

photo © Carolin Saage.

The endeavor of creating such a multi-faced microcosm of stacked stone compounds and serpentine terraces was not an easy one: the very intimate Sunset Beach area creates a retreat with lavish wooden cabanas that transform into an outdoor living room. Sandy patches stand next to shaded open-air constructions for the Sunset Terrace, where internationally renowned artists perform live music. Meanwhile, at the heart of the property lays a rustic-chic 200-seat restaurant overlooking the sea: nestled high above the beach and with an amazing view, Nomad's Terrace is the prime social area where different groups gather and ultimately become one unified crowd into the night.
 

photo © Carolin Saage.

photo © Carolin Saage.

photo © Carolin Saage.

photo © Carolin Saage.

photo © Carolin Saage.

photo © Carolin Saage.

photo © Carolin Saage.

photo © Carolin Saage.

Simple leisure is the tone that was set throughout the creation of Scorpios’ holistic universe: “It is a celebration of traditional craftsmanship, organic materials and a bohemian style interior design, presenting a tactile, laid-back luxury atmosphere,” says Annabell Kutucu. The team infused the site with traditional materials from the island and devoutly followed classic Cycladic construction techniques, such as those used for the whitewashed stone house suggestive of a 1960’s Greek glamour, thereby creating a style deeply rooted to its surroundings and architectural heritage. Straw furniture, knitted hammocks, farmhouse chairs and colourful knick-knacks next to wicker baskets and rough wooden stools and tables, create an environment that blends into the earthy tones of the edifice. Spirited details were finally added through the use of objects found and collected from the design team’s travels, endowing the place with a worldly feel.

photo © Carolin Saage.

photo © Carolin Saage.

photo © Carolin Saage.

photo © Carolin Saage.

photo © Carolin Saage.

photo © Carolin Saage.

photo © Carolin Saage.

photo © Carolin Saage.

photo © Carolin Saage.

photo © Carolin Saage.

photo © Carolin Saage.

photo © Carolin Saage.

Scorpios, Mykonos: a Multi Faced, 24-hour Beach Microcosm

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