First look inside Soho House’s first outpost in Greece
The exclusive members-only property is steps away from the beach and the swanky beach club Scorpios.
Mykonos is home to white-washed houses, sweeping views of the shimmering Aegean Sea and masses of hip beach bars and restaurants drawing the international elite to its shore. Now, it is also the envious location of Soho House’s first Greek outpost.
Founded in London’s Greek Street in 1995 when founder Nick Jones was offered the space above his restaurant and decided to turn the townhouse – which could only be accessed by a small food – into a member’s club for local artists and actors who ate downstairs, Soho House now boasts 27 houses around the globe, along with a multitude of restaurants, cinemas, workspaces, spas and bedrooms.
The 45-room Soho Roc House is the most recent acquisition, set in its own sheltered cove in the former San Giorgio, just a short walk from Paraga Beach and Scorpios, the swanky beach club launched by the group just last year known for attracting a young, bohemian crowd drawn by the live music and DJ sets.
The redesign was completed with the laid-back beach style of the club’s surroundings in mind, with features including rustic polished plaster floors, timber fittings and shelving, natural jute rugs, breezy linen fabrics, woven hanging tapestries, bespoke ceramic lamps and bountiful indoor foliage.
The Pool Bar functions as the main social hub, with a bar serving cocktails and smoothies throughout the day and lined with sunbeds, while the courtyard is furnished with lounge seating and dining tables shaded by olive trees, sitting adjacent to a weathered stone chapel. Fitness facilities are also al fresco, with the outdoor gym and massage hut offering a monthly series of classes, mind and body workshops, therapies and rituals.
The open-plan on-site restaurant dishes up home-style Mediterranean food or, if guests are in the mood for venturing out, the wooden boardwalk leading to the beach passes by a collection of local tavernas.
Like all Soho House properties, access to Soho Roc House is reserved for members and their guests. However, non-members can book stays in the bedrooms through the group’s website.