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Perched on the hills above Mykonos, and with views of the glittering Aegean, the Grace Mykonos is as pristine and white as the sandy beach below.
This diminutive but decadent hotel is the ideal destination for those looking to be seriously spoiled, with just 32 immaculate rooms and suites, many of which have their own plunge pools. The overriding atmosphere is one of serenity, the only departure from the traditional Grecian architecture being the installation of flat screen televisions, iPod docks and oversized rainforest showers.
The Grace Restaurant is found on the same level as the swimming pool and has takes inspiration from the Aegean Sea, with its fishing nets, pebbles from the beach and reclaimed pine planks serving as tables. The à la carte breakfast is served all day - particularly useful for those who find themselves surfacing rather later than normal - and the combination of the setting sun, a cocktail and some of the island's best cooking is pretty unbeatable.
There is a very good spa and for those who are unwilling to descend into a state of total repose, there is a fully-equipped gym or you can have yoga mats, weights, pilates accoutrements and toning equipment delivered to your room. The Grace Mykonos art gallery has been developed in partnership with the Athens-based Skoufa Gallery and houses a carefully curated selection of contemporary Greek art, with many of the sculptures and paintings available for purchase - many guests find the urge to bring home a reminder of this Grecian haven irresistible.