Greece’s first fully vegan hotel is opening in Mykonos this summer
You might not be able to travel right now but that doesn’t mean you can’t plan ahead and dream of your next trip.
And for anyone interested in cruelty-free luxury, the next place we might want to consider jetting out to is the Greek island of Mykonos which is about to open it’s first fully-vegan hotel.
Koukoumi is the first and only vegan retreat in Greece. Ranked four stars, it’s situated at the heart of the island, in the traditional village of Ano Mera.
If you want a week of partying, you might want to look elsewhere – this place is all about enjoying a more intimate side of Mykonos and enjoying a holiday that doesn’t harm animals or the environment (well, any more than your air travel there).
If you get tired of checking out Mykonos’ stunning white Cycladic architecture and beautiful beaches, the hotel has a spa, gym and pool. The spa is stocked with cruelty-free, plant-based products that all come in handmade, recyclable packaging. Oh, and all of the aromatherapy oils used come from native plants including lavender, bergamot and juniper – famed for their muscle releasing, detoxifying and uplifting properties.
As well as having totally animal-free furnishings in the rooms, the kitchen is also 100% plant-based, which the hotel says ‘will challenge you to reconsider everything you believed about food before’.
Guests can look forward to a buffet breakfast of handmade bread, cake, cookies, condiments and omeletes and during the day, there’s plenty of raw vegan food as well as puds like homemade ice cream and waffles.
Following a certain meal plan? They also offer tailor-made nutritional programmes written up by a qualified PT including vegan keto, detox, high protein and antioxidant.
Koukoumi Boutique Hotel is set to open in summer 2020 but who knows whether it actually will, given the current crisis. But one thing’s for sure, vegan hotels and vegan-centric travel is really starting to kick off.
If it’s true that 13 million Brits really have cut their meat-eating during lockdown, and that over half have done so for green reasons, then we could be about to see an explosion in vegan lifestyle businesses beyond food.