March | Travel
Koukoumi Hotel, Greece
Explore Greece's first ever vegan hotelSusan Ward Davies
Drum roll please… Greece gets its first ever totally vegan hotel opening this summer in Ano Mera village in the peaceful, rural centre of fashionable Mykonos. We’re loving the look of Koukoumi’s 14 suites with the stylish use of textures and colour against traditional white walls. Set in two storeys around a central pool, they are bedecked with sustainable natural materials, with solar-powered heating and coco-mat mattresses. The small spa has vegan beauty products – in recyclable packaging, of course – and outside, the magnesium pool is said to help everything from anxiety to eczema and even make for a silkier swimming experience. Chef Angeliki Charami works her magic in the kitchen with a Greek-inspired all-vegan menu – think lots of raw food, grains, seeds, salads and vegan burgers. You don’t have to be vegan to go there but you might just come back as one.
Suites from £218 including breakfast; koukoumihotel.com
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