Why We're Obsessed with Cali Mykonos (and Already Planning Our Next Trip)

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The Modern Travel Agency


  • Greece

  • Mykonos

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Love at first sight very much exists in the travel industry. How do we know? Because of Cali Mykonos, a secluded Aegean escape (and one of the best Greece hotels).

This contemporary-chic resort was a favorite during our Greece FAM trip, and we're already dreaming of when we can return. With an A+ location, a chill vibe, locally sourced cuisine and an ethos inspired by nature, Cali Mykonos checks all the boxes.

Read on to learn more about why we love Cali Mykonos. Then, connect with Fora to plan and book your trip.

Cali Mykonos' location is perfect

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Mykonos' reputation precedes it, but the island can actually be a great option for those of us who aren't as into the party scene. Cali Mykonos sits on an idyllic cliffside in Kalafati, a tranquil beach town in the southeastern part of the island. It's far enough from the busier parts of Mykonos so that you can truly unwind, but not so far as to put Mykonos' nightlife out of the question. Even better, Cali's private beach means you can enjoy the Aegean Sea minus the crowds, a rarity on the island.

Everything about the design is intentional (and so chic)

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As mentioned, we immediately fell in love when we saw Cali — the warm minimalism, the varying textures, the local greenery, the serpentine infinity pool. We fell more deeply when we learned the "why" behind their astute aesthetic decisions.

Everything is designed with nature in mind. Plant-covered "green roofs" provide natural insulation and keep rooms cool. Local, sustainable materials comprise the hotel's sleek architecture, blurring the boundary between indoors and outdoors. Water is sourced from natural springs. There's even a reason why salt water fills the pool: it preserves the island's limited supply of fresh water.

Cali has also received internationally recognized certifications such as the EU Ecolabel and ISO 14001, both of which signify sustainable practices, responsible waste management and a dedication to maximum resource efficiency. Here, luxury does not come at the expense of the environment, and we're here for it.

The food at Cali Mykonos is reason enough to visit (and never leave)

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It's no surprise Cali's sustainable ethos extends to its gastronomy. Ingredients are locally and meticulously sourced, and a zero-waste locavore philosophy reigns supreme. It's farm-to-table-plus.

Start the day with a poolside breakfast of sweet and savory fare: omelets, pancakes, local jams, freshly baked breads. During the day, the open-air pool bar offers nourishing, satisfying Mediterranean dishes and light bites (mezze, fresh seafood, hearty sandwiches, allll the local veg). There's also a sushi bar, serving up local seafood as well as Japanese delicacies. (And we're eagerly anticipating the forthcoming Lounge & Juice Bar, for healthy smoothies and snacks.)

The evenings transform Cali's dreamy outdoor space into a fine-dining restaurant. Start the night with an expertly crafted cocktail — Cali's mixologists are unmatched. For dinner, savor local fish, the best Greek produce and artisanal products (the olive oil's to die for), all of which are given the gourmet treatment.

Cali Mykonos makes wellness fun and easy

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Although it doesn't explicitly brand itself as such, Cali makes for an excellent wellness retreat. The in-room massages are magical, and a full-on spa — complete with a hammam, an infrared sauna plus an ice room and steam room — will be opening soon.

Take a yoga class in your suite, by the pool or on the beach. Keep up with your routine in the modern gym (one of the best hotel gyms in Mykonos, no less). Head to the reformer-equipped Pilates studio for a guided session. Expert trainers and teachers are all available to give you exactly what you need.

Fora Perks:

  • $100 hotel / resort credit.

  • Welcome amenities.

  • One complimentary beach club boat transfer.

  • Breakfast daily.

  • Upgrade & extended check-in/out whenever possible.

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