25 June 2015
Scorpios is found in Mykonos, between the aquamarine sea and sunny coastline. The locale has many functions, including a private beach, a bar, a restaurant and lounge. Scorpios is based upon the ancient Greek tradition of agorà, a social and cultural center that welcomes people and nurtures relaxing, enjoyable encounters between people. Michael Schickinger, of Lambs and Lions, joined with Athens’ K-Studio to come up with a space that could bring guests this sort of experience. From a distance, Scorpios low structure seems to blend in with the island’s rocks. The innovative idea of holistic hospitality is enclosed in a building made from local materials, like wood and dry stone walls. The interiors are minimalist, the lounges simple and chic at the same time. The calm is interrupted around 6.30 p.m., when Scorpios sunset ritual begins, the music takes off, and a party starts that goes on into the wee hours of the morning.