A First Look at Cosme, Paros, the Greek Island’s Newest Luxury Hotel

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Just when you thought the Cycladic island of Paros couldn’t get any dreamier, Cosme, Paros has opened as part of the upscale Marriott Bonvoy Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts portfolio.

It’s Cosme

Imagine waking up to morning sunlight streaming through the palm trees, slipping between the cool crisp sheets and taking a few steps to dip your toes in the clear waters of the Aegean Sea, before stepping into the day savoring Greek-inspired bites and cocktails. a plush seaside lounge chair. All of this, and more, can be found at Cosimo.

Blending seamlessly into the surrounding landscape, Cosme invites guests to experience the very essence of Greek island barefoot luxury. The design, by Athens-based architecture and interior design team ID Laboratorium, is elegant, yet uncluttered, classic, yet contemporary, inspired by Greece, the Cyclades and Paros.

Paros, the heart of the Cyclades

Once upon a time, Paros was perhaps best known as the island where the ferry stopped en route to your true destination. These days, it has earned a well-deserved reputation among connoisseurs as one of Greece’s most sought-after travel hotspots.

Less fashionable than nearby Mykonos or Santorini, it’s precisely this slightly under-the-radar quality that makes Paros so downright delicious. The most central island of the Cyclades is by no means a secret, but attracting fewer partygoers and Instagram influencers than its neighbors has allowed it to retain much of its authenticity and charm. While the fishing village of Naoussa and the port of Parikia are very busy in high season, you don’t need to venture far to stumble upon a pristine beach, a quintessential mountain village or an idyllic seaside taverna. sea, like Siparos, conveniently located the road to Cosimo.

Set a new standard

With 40 suites, some with private pools and sea views, a holistic wellness concept, a private beach club, an infinity pool and a beachfront restaurant, Cosme sets a new standard on an island where ultra-luxury hotels are still relatively few and far between.

Design details reference the natural beauty of Paros: from local architectural features to the hotel’s half-moon swimming pool designed to reflect the bay of Naoussa. Winding paths through the property create an intimate, village-style atmosphere, reminiscent of Naoussa itself, which is just steps away.

Elegant suites

Inside the 40 suites you will find an elegant mix of traditional textures and local stone, combined with carefully selected pieces by contemporary Greek artists, as well as original engravings of folk life and the naval tradition of Paros.

Elios, Cosme’s spa and wellness center, has a star gazing area at the highest point of the hotel. The space, which overlooks Naoussa and the resort’s private beach, is ideal for yoga and meditation.

“Mediterranean-Greek” cuisine

Greek chef Yiannis Kioroglou is in charge of the culinary journey at Cosme, bringing his passion for “Mediterranean-Greek” cuisine to his restaurants. Having joined Cosme from La Petite Maison in Cannes and La Guerite in Saint Barth, he stays true to his roots and infuses Greek “philoxenia”, or hospitality, into all his creations, which range from deliciously delicate plates of sashimi to grilled meats. locally caught. fish.

Developed by Greek company Kanava Hotels & Resorts, which already operates several high-end hotels around the islands, Cosme, Paros is part of Marriott Bonvoy’s exclusive Luxury Collection. It officially opened on June 15, 2022.

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