Rest Your Head - BRANCO

Rest Your Head

Located on one of Mykonos’ most popular beaches, providing endless people watching opportunities during the summer months when literally thousands of people descend upon Platis Yialos attracted by its golden sands and crystalline waters, boutique hotel Branco popped-up last year in the very middle of the melange introducing another design-led fashion-forward hospitality offering to the painfully hip Greek island.
Something of a contemporary take on classic Myconian architecture, designers K-Studio skilfully combined mid-century modern styling with Cycladic minimalism in a classic cluster of whitewashed cubes. Inside, natural materials in earthy and sandy tones are married with pale wood furnishings and slate grey floors, allowing vistas of the turquoise Aegean to shine.
Deluxe Sea View rooms come with a private sun lounger adjacent to the pool, where visually pleasing staff attired in khaki linen swish around serving fruit platters and hand-crafted cocktails to guests, to a trippy soundtrack of house beats.
Meanwhile, in the pergola-covered restaurant, an inspired menu curated by Athinagoras Kostakos spans the gamut of health-conscious salads, Greek dishes and global fare. Wagyu souvlaki is a favourite, as are Branco’s special Bloody Marys made with horseradish vodka, homemade Worcester sauce, local tomatoes and salted Greek honey.
For those who don’t mind missing out of the poolside parade for an hour or two, detox massages are a speciality in Branco’s spa cabana on busy Platis Yialos beach. For when you are staying at Branco, even when you’re having a massage, you’re still in the middle of it all. That’s Mykonos for you.