Set in the mythical and exotic island of Mykonos this exclusive island villa captures everything that a Greek island villa should be; understated elegant, beautiful and very romanic.
Set in a spectacular rural landscape the villa is set in a small compound with breathtaking views.
Mykonos town is only eight kilometres away, conveniently placing the islands hub of activity a few minutes away. However, the superb location of this island retreat has an aura of peaceful relaxation. The cool summer breezes and its fantastic outdoor planning give it a Zen like quality that is hard to come by in our modern world.
Its unconventional layout is perhaps one of its most endearing features. The residence comprises of three different structures that can function independently of each other with their own living room, bedroom and bathrooms. The main house was built in the 1950s by a famous and successful Greek fashion designer. Standing on the edge of a rocky hill it enjoys the full extent of the stunning sea views.
By the 1970s it was bought by another prominent Greek figure, a renowned writer and journalist. He built the main section of the villa and installed one of the very first swimming pools on the entire island. A whimsical and romantic “pigeon house” was also added during this time. Nestling on the top of a small stony outcrop, this cosy little structure was the final addition to this house.
The villa has been tastefully maintained and kept up to date with all the requirements of a modern age. Star Athenian Interior Designer Evi Mitsopoulou was very instrumental to add a it's touch of class. Evi is well known for her contemporary modern style yet with the unusual ability to integrate personal objects of her customers in such a way that one feels instantly at home. A separate wing houses a modern and fully equipped kitchen capable of catering to a sizable gathering of guests. The unique layout of the villa means that it has a significant area of open air ideal for the most lavish outdoor receptions.
The surrounding landscape is one of stunning beauty with raw and wild nature that is so characteristic of the Greek islands. The property has the added benefit that the land around has been specially defined as a no construction zone in order to preserve the natural beauty of the area.
On an island that is famous for its beautiful and picture perfect villas this gemstone stands apart with its refined and leisurely atmosphere. It is the perfect island retreat, providing the best of the quaint and timeless Greek island experience with its eternally blue skies and sunny summer days.
Text By Sean Hagerty | Photography by Ploumis-Sotiropoulos