By Daniela Degrassi
There are so many reasons that make Greece an idyllic honeymoon destination all year round: the favorable Mediterranean climate, the stunning beaches and crystal-clear waters, the bountiful green valleys and forests, the remarkable historic sites and the exquisite hospitality of its people. For vegans, we’ll add just one more element to make the honeymoon just PERFECT: a fully vegan hotel in dreamy Mykonos, the Koukoumi Hotel.
The Koukoumi Hotel opened its doors in the summer of 2020, and is fully operational observing all Covid related requirements. Before booking your stay, do visit the Greece’s latest travel regulations.
The Koukoumi Hotel promotes a holistic way of life based on compassion and respect towards the environment, animals and people. Respecting the ecosystem, the staff observes the best practices regarding sustainability, using eco-effective and biodegradable professional cleaning & care products. The complete product range guarantees a holistic sustainable cleaning approach for: sanitary rooms, surfaces, floors, glass surfaces and are safe for humans and environment.
Their solar water heaters help cut down on energy and electricity costs while their biological wastewater purification system allows them to recycle water and use it in the garden. Future plans at Koukoumi Hotel are to install a green roof and composting waste.
I am personally enchanted by the minimalist overall aesthetic at Koukoumi Hotel, a must for surrendering to a more relaxed pace, a sought after requirement for many vacations. Choose from their Standard, Superior, Executive, Deluxe and Master Suite.
Attention to details
True to Mykonos’ traditional Cycladic architecture, the Koukoumi Hotel applies that simplicity of forms, and the clarity of shapes. It is here that Le Corbusier inspired by the austere beauty of the buildings and the landscape conceived the phrase “Less is More”, a concept this vegan hotel exudes.
Vegan Restaurant and CATERING
The Hotel Vegan Restaurant will cover all your daily needs with premium quality ingredients with minimal or no processing. The Breakfast buffet serves handmade bread, cake, cookies, sweets, marmalade, vegan omelets. Meals include salads, soups, handmade pasta, vegan burgers & pizza, noodles and Greek inspired dishes. The Chef offers plenty of desserts including chocolate soufflé, cheese cake, snickers, waffles, homemade ice cream. All raw food recipes are 100% organic and don’t forget to inquire on their Vegan-certified wine list while dining.
Gluten free options are available along side tailor made nutritional programs in collaboration with their personal trainer that include detox, Hi-Protein, Keto and Antioxidant options. And not to be missed, plenty of Vegan smoothies, juices & cocktails served all day at the Pool Bar!
The Koukoumi Hotel also offers Catering services – this extra feature can definitely inspire readers that are looking for a destination for a wedding/honeymoon affair!
The Koukoumi Spa is devoted to detox, stress release and wellbeing, designed to provide the ideal equilibrium for body & soul. It is a haven of relaxation where you can rejuvenate yourself and unwind with soothing massages, healing treatments for face & body or by using the sauna.
Only premium certified organic cosmetics are used which are 100% vegan natural and cruelty free. The products have a unique wooden handmade recyclable packaging. All the aromatherapy oils derive from typical plants of the Greek flora like: Lavender, Rosemary, Marjoram, Sage, Basil, Bergamot, Juniper and they have muscle releasing, detoxifying or uplifting properties.
For spiritual and wellness lovers, the hotel gym is well equipped and also offers Hatha and Ashtanga Yoga classes. Either indoors in the ergonomically designed fitness room, or outdoors, on the hills or beaches of Mykonos, under the guidance of your personal trainer or Yoga Master.
Are you ready for the vacation of the century? Honeymooning or not, the Koukoumi Hotel is such a temptation!
An incurable enthusiast and independent spirit since she could remember (her childhood heroines were Pippi Longstockings and Katharine Hepburn) Daniela Degrassi found her creative outlet as a lifestyle photographer, working mainly in Northern California. Currently splitting her time between SF Bay Area and her native Italy to continue to be her autistic sister’s primary caregiver. Vegan since 2014, she found a perfect way to carry her message of compassion while celebrating her love for the wedding industry launching The Kind Bride in February 2018.