The beautiful and lively island of Paros has a fresh, new hotel entry just in time for summer! Kanava Hotels & Resort is launching Cosme, a new Luxury Collection Resort for the global explorer, in June. This luxury escape, moments from the island’s lively harbour village of Naoussa, will feature its own outdoor living spa and private beach club overlooking the turquoise Aegean Sea.
As the latest addition to Kanava Hotels & Resort Cyclades collection and one much anticipated new entry of 2022, Cosme promises to be a spirited, cosmopolitan home, exuberantly celebrating the enjoyment of life.
Set against the backdrop and designed as an extension of the soulful, whitewashed village of Naoussa, Cosme allows guests to experience beachside Greek island charm with the clear blue sea within arm’s reach. The design is characterized by the one-of-a-kind Cyclades aesthetic of the ‘The Aegean Touch,’ created by the architecture and interior design team, ID Laboratorium. The authentic island décor elegantly blends rare elements from around the world with bold Cycladic lines throughout the resort’s 40 suites to the beachfront restaurant where guests can revel at the expansive bay vistas. Design details throughout Cosme reference the style and beauty of Paros: from the characteristics of the indigenous houses and buildings, references to local traditions and rituals to the hotel’s half-moon pool designed to mirror the beautiful bay of Naoussa. Meandering pathways throughout the property create an intimate village-style feel, reminiscent of Naoussa itself, encouraging chance encounters and serendipitous moments of discovery.
Cosme’s 40 suites envelope guests in a luxurious narrative of Paros, balancing the traditional textures and local stone with carefully curated adornments by contemporary Greek artists, combined with original gravures of Paros’ folklife and naval tradition.
Art is also an integral part of the guest experience with an eclectic mix of native multimedia Greek artists on display. Combining modern and classical approaches, these include Margarita Myrogianni’s abstract images of details and shadows from traditional handmade embroidery, which become an abstract place of reference for images such as fishermen’s nets, sea urchin shapes, nautical ropes and the light of the Cycladic islands. The potter Dimitris Spyros decorates various hidden corners of the hotel with his unusual forms that are inspired by the sculptural stones of the island’s landscape. Outdoors, ID Laboratorium selected the artist Terpsichore, who collaborated with the ceramicist Nikos Gagiatsos to create the faces of its famous lazy sailors, painted on pots.
Located at the highest point in the resort and named after the Greek God of the Sun, Elios Spa pays tribute to the extraordinary setting in which it is nestled. Embracing the slow-paced Cycladic way of life, Elios Spa is a sanctuary for the senses where guests are encouraged to rediscover harmony through holistic treatments using exclusively indigenous resources, pure extracts and innovative techniques. The carefully selected spa partner, KORRES, blends rare organic ingredients from Greece and the wider Mediterranean to create locally-inspired healing rituals, treatments and therapies that can be crafted to guests’ needs and are designed to stimulate and revitalize the body, soul and spirit. Signature rituals include the Korres Greek Yogurt Facial, the Aegean Sensation Candle Massage and the Elios Sunlight Wellbeing Journey. On the roof of the spa, a dedicated space for star-gazing overlooks Naoussa and the sea, making it ideal for mind-broadening yoga and meditation rituals.
Celebrated Greek chef Yiannis Kioroglou will be leading the culinary journey at Cosme bringing his passion for ‘Medite-Grecian cuisine to the hotel’s dining destinations. Having joined the Cosme team from La Petite Maison in Cannes and La Guerite in Saint Barth and with a background in some of Europe’s favourite dining spots, Yiannis remains faithful to his Greek roots and breathes Greek ‘philoxenia’ in all his culinary creations. Each recipe reflects the generosity and laid-back yet rich traditions of Paros, Greece and the Mediterranean sea.