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Mykonian sanctuary Why stay in, when in Mykonos? Grandeur has all the answers.

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Gaia: Subtle paradise

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“Ethereal” island

The deserted island which turned into an eco-friendly paradise and hosted political personas and pop celebrities, such as the Beatles.

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Venetian Times

An estate with history proves that when heritage meets architecture on breathtaking grounds, unique experiences are to be lived.

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Submerged into the scenic, rough, southern cliffside of Milos, this bioclimatic in-cave residence takes its time before it unfolds its quiet majesty, which is reserved only for its habitants.

Thalassa: Hard Rock

Sitting atop a hillside near the port of 64 Mykonos, this property takes the roughness of its rocky environment and transforms it into a luxurious residential scenery, making it hard not to stand out in the Myconian property landscape.

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Athens centre is a vibrant hub of history, archaeology and urban vibes. Stroll around its scenic cobbled streets, smart boutiquelined avenues and cosy piazzas to discover a city that moves to a modern beat coloured by unique traditions.

If you really want to get to the heart of Athens, scale the ancient citadel of the sacred Acropolis and check out the urban landscape sprawling before you like concrete arteries of a throbbing city. Discover secret rooftop bars buzzing with unadulterated energy like Colour Locale in Monastiraki or step into one of the world’s leading ‘best bars’ and Athenian favourite for a deftly made cocktail at The Clumsies. Gastronomy is taken very seriously in Athens, with hip places like Funky Gourmet sporting its shiny Michelin status and classy restaurants like Spondi setting the standard for fine cuisine. Of course there is the deluxe Grande Bretagne Hotel if you want to stop for afternoon tea in its Winter Gardens, where the line-up of famous guests has included Elizabeth Taylor, Sophia Loren, Maria Callas and Brigitte Bardot, not to mention Sean Connery, Francis Ford Coppola, David Bowie and Jay-Z.

Shopping is a blissful pursuit with Ermou Street catering to fashion-conscious shopaholics, whilst a walk up to Voukourestiou Street is true soul therapy for those who want to add to their collection of Louis Vuitton bags. Then head for uptown Kolonaki, the place to see and be seen while sipping on the newest ‘boutique’ coffee blends. Check out the spectacular remains of the Hellenic past, testimonies to the Ottoman occupation and old Byzantine churches, all nestled amongst elegant 19th century neo-classical buildings and designer stores.

The modern Athenian is in love with every part of this city’s past yet embraces the modern vibes of the new with vigour. Colourful street art, gastro eateries, trendy bars and a feeling of living in the moment make this a destination which continues to be an all-time classic.

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n behalf of Greece Sotheby’s International Realty, it is my pleasure to welcome readers to the inaugural issue of our new luxury lifestyle magazine, Art de Vivre | Exclusive. The following pages will introduce you to the art of luxury living in Greece, including interviews with leading personalities in the cultural sector, reports from top social sporting events, dispatches from our premium island properties and more besides. In the process of crafting this new publication, Greece Sotheby’s International Realty has had the pleasure of collaborating with Mr. Christos Zampounis, renowned journalist and author of books Savoir-Vivre, Watch your Manners in Greece and Havana Cigars, amongst others. Art de Vivre | Exclusive aims to embody the art of high-end living in Greece, from the country’s cosmopolitan cultural scene to its most exclusive islands, beaches and villas. The publication will introduce the best of Greece to our ultra high net-worth clients from around the world, in one of the most easily digestible and aesthetically pleasing formats on the market. In this issue, we invite readers into the world of prince Nikolaos of Greece, whose marriage to Tatiana Ellinka Blatnik on the aristocratic island of Spetses in 2010 made headlines around the world. Also on Spetses, set sail with the Spetses Classic Yacht Regatta, a series of races that test skill and endurance, pitting sailors against each other across various traditional categories. In addition, acclaimed soprano Myrtò Papatanasiu shares her passion for Greece’s operatic legacy and the highlights of her star-studded career. Throughout this issue, we invite readers to discover Greece’s premier real estate destinations, from the grand mansions of Corfu to the remote villas of Milos or Paxos, including exclusive features from our elite property portfolio: Venetian Times, Gaia, Grandeur and Ethereal. The Sotheby’s International Realty® brand harnesses the worldwide recognition and prestige of the Sotheby’s name, an innovative global art business serving the most discerning clientele. Sotheby’s International Realty benefits has a network of 22,000 independent sales associates in 990 offices in 72 countries and territories, partnering local expertise with global reach. Greece Sotheby’s International Realty is proud to offer both sellers and buyers an unprecedented opportunity to showcase their properties to the world’s elite buyers or find their next luxury residence on our powerful platform of available listings in Greece. On behalf of Greece Sotheby’s International Realty, I would like to extend our warmest welcome to each and every reader who happens upon these pages, joining us on this voyage through the best of luxury Greece. SAVVAS SAVVAIDIS President & Chief Executive Officer Greece Sotheby’s International Realty

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Heavenly moments start with an H


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INSIDE SCORPIOS

To the east of the island of Lefkada lies an islet which has been associated,

more than any other, with the concept of a private paradise and the legend of Aristotle Onassis.


Aristotle Onassis would always inspect his fleet personally and was very meticulous about it, demanding updates on every detail

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ntil recently there had been just one photograph from Scorpios’ interior, that of its owner’s wedding ceremony with Jackie Kennedy, the widow of the late president of the USA, on the 20th of October 1968. Despite the fact that publicity served as a powerful magnet for Onassis, he managed to keep this possession away from the voracious curiosity of the Press. Any information that may have seeped through, excited people’s imagination and created the necessary myth. Besides, the shipowner from Smyrna knew how to manipulate situations. He organised a concert by the world-famous soprano Maria Callas, his mistress at the time, at

the neighbouring island of Lefkada, to thank the authorities for the valuable resource they offered him: water. It is true that when he had bought the barren island in the Ionian Sea for 3,000,000 drachmas, everyone thought he was out of his mind. Some years later, the same people realised that willpower can work wonders. The arid island had turned into an earthly garden of Eden. Paparazzies from all around the world swarmed and camped at the village of Nidri in Lefkada, focusing their telephoto lenses on the famous guests hosted by Onassis on various occasions. Yet the happy years did not last long. First came the mysterious death, in a plane crash, of Alexander Onassis in 1973. Next, his father followed, succumbing to his sorrow and longing at the Hôpital Americain de Neuilly two years later. Finally, his daughter Christina died in Buenos Aires; she was only 38 years old. Alexandros Onassis was only 25 when he died. They were all buried at Scorpios. ART DE VIVRE

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The swimming pool was built at the behest of Christina Onassis, after her father’s death

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It was Onassis’ marriage to Jackie that spawned the Golden Age of Scorpios

In 1977, the beloved sister of Onassis, Artemis Garofalidou, invited the director and photographer Vasilis Maros and allowed him for the first time to shoot Scorpios’ interior. This rare material was published in 2009 in a book by Fereniki Publications. As Onassis’ sister recalls, “I told him ‘Aristos, why are we stopping here?’ ‘I like this place’, he said. Of course, there were hardships, but he managed to rise above them and eventually bought it. The place was completely neglected when he got it and it took him five whole years to build the roads and all those other things that made the island what it was destined to be. By the time it was finished, he didn’t want it to have too many lights, because he was a simple man. It had enough lights for us to be able to walk around at night. He had truly loved that island, which was also very beneficial for the nearby island of Lefkada, since it offered employment to the local citizens and changed the island’s potential”. Scorpios feels like taking a step closer to heaven. While walking around in the afternoon, you feel as if the sky is just one breath away. It is truly a paradise. ART DE VIVRE

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THE NEW SCORPIOS

Left Ekaterina Rybolovleva Right A few of the transformations implemented by the new owner of Scorpios

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In 2013, the Russian billionaire Dmitri Rybolovlev bought Scorpios from Athena Onassis. Today he intends to transform the island into a luxurious resort, with 5-star hotels and spas.

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ix years after the private island was bought for 100,000,000 euros from Athena Onassis, the sole heiress of Aristotle Onassis, the new owner, Dmitry Rybolovlev, received permission from the Council of State to implement his investment plan, amounting to 165,000,000 euros. This investment includes a 5-star hotel, a heliport, swimming pools, a spa, fitness clubs, sports facilities, horse breeding facilities and an equestrian centre, a children’s park, restaurants as well as infrastructures, such as installations for the production of electricity, desalination plants, a liquid sewage treatment plant, road networks, an agricultural farm, a poultry unit etc.

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Apart from the central building, the plan is to construct 12 villas, ranging from 500 to 1,200 sq.m. each; the historical houses dating from the Onassis era at the east and southern side will also be renovated. Yet the focal point of the dawning of the new age of Scorpios is based on lifting the prohibition of freedom of navigation in the area, which was in force for almost half a century, a feat of accomplishment of the Greek tycoon in order to avoid unwanted and indiscreet visitors. In order to change the island from its private to public nature, a series of studies and permissions was required by the archaeological, forest, regional and municipal authorities. Scorpios’ integration, along with the islands Meganisi, Arkoudi, Atokos and Vromonos, in the European ecological network Natura 2000 offers it a shield of environmental protection. In this way, roughly 400,000 acres were named “special area for the conservation of natural reserves and for nature-based recreational activities”; on this land any kind of construction work is also prohibited. Finally, the investment plan includes modernising the two existing harbours (docks ‘Christina’ and ‘Panagia’), aiming to attract the docking of big yachts and boats.


Phos: A journey of light PRINCE NIKOLAOS OF GREECE

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“The Greek light, which has been praised since antiquity to this day, was the defining factor of my inspiration”.


Left State of identity. The Greek flag printed on white marble from the island of Thasos Right H.R.H. Prince Nikolaos of Greece at the Hellenic Museum of Melbourne in Australia

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t the end of the last century, prince Nikolaos of Greece accompanied his father, king Constantine, former king of Hellenes, as is his correct title, to Cyprus. They were to attend the World Sailing Annual Conference, of which Constantine was, as a golden Olympic medallist in sailing, the honorary president. At night, the event’s organisers invited all participants to a venue with Greek music. It was there that the following dialogue took place: - It’s nice here, like being in Greece. - It’s like Greece, but it’s not Greece.

At a time when his family was engaged in a judicial litigation with the Greek government concerning their confiscated property, Nikolaos expressed through these few words his nostos (= longing) for his homeland, a word first mentioned by Homer’s Odysseus and a term widely used today within the word nostalgia. Although born in Rome, the second born son and third child of king Constantine and queen Anna-Maria received a Hellenic education with the prospect of living in the land where his ancestors had reigned since 1863. While in neighbouring Italy, Nikolaos had a private Greek educator. Next, when his family moved to Great Britain, after the abolition of Constitutional Monarchy by the junta, he graduated from the Hellenic College of London which was founded by his father. After finishing school, he studied International Relations at Brown University in the USA. Although he wasn’t obliged to, he served in the Royal Marines; next he worked in TV production for Fox News in New York and in the Foreign Exchange Options department for Nat West Markets in London, before taking over his father’s private office. ART DE VIVRE

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His persisting dream to live permanently in Greece became a reality in 2013, three years after marrying Tatiana Blatnik in Spetses. His consistent engagement with photography started at that time, even though, as he notes, there was a small precedent. “During the summers, when we used to go on holidays to Spain, I would observe my uncle Juan Carlos taking non-staged photos of people, mainly using a long lens. I must have been 12-13 years old. When my mother bought me an Olympus camera, I also started taking photos mainly of my friends and relatives. In the years to come I would collect lenses and photographic accessories, until one day, my whole equipment was drenched and destroyed during a trip in Bangkok. Subsequently, I would borrow cameras, until my wife bought me a digital camera as a present. I remember us being in Arizona and while shooting the impressive landscapes I decided that this is what I want to do in my life, which is also what my wife had always encouraged me to do. On returning to Athens, I would spend hours taking photos not so much of the city, nor the people, but of the surrounding nature. The Greek light, which has 20

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been praised since antiquity to this day, was the turning point of my inspiration. I’ve been asked if my photographs have been computer enhanced. I always reply no. I just imprint reality, a reality which anyone can come across if one has the patience and finds himself at the right place. I also think it would seem like a blasphemy to intervene in Nature’s work, whom I consider to be the world’s greatest artist”. In November 2005 he exhibited his work for the first time at Christie’s in London. The following year his photography was featured at the New York Times’ Conference Art for Tomorrow, in Doha, Quatar. In June 20018, his first solo exhibition was held at Melbourne’s Hellenic Museum, titled: Phos: A journey of light. Equally indicative is the title of his latest work which was exhibited at the historical Rundetarn tower in Copenhagen. His next exhibition will take place in Doha, bearing the title Aegean desert. “It is a composition of dialogues among the desert landscapes and the Aegean sea”, he explains. And he further elaborates: “Even on an overcast day, there is light hidden behind the clouds just waiting to shine through”.


Left and Right Abstract descriptions of a journey through Greek waters

“Even on an overcast day, there is light hidden behind the clouds just waiting to shine through”.

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Spetses Classic Yacht Regatta By Kostas Panagakis

The regatta’s onshore hub is the iconic Poseidonion Grand Hotel, majestically poised on the water’s edge of Spetses town and overlooking the proceedings.

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very summer something special occurs on the crystal-clear waters lapping the shores of Spetses island. Elegant sailboats from another era trace gentle circles on the glass surface of the Argolic Gulf, their graceful wooden hulls cutting through the waves with barely a whisper. Canvas sails flutter playfully in the breeze and sea spray makes rainbows in the air, whilst sailors test the wind and jockey for position outside the island’s main Dapia port. The Spetses Classic Yacht Regatta is organised by the Yacht Club of Greece. It first took place 8 years ago - and is now a firmly established part of the Mediterranean yachting scene. In 2018, the regatta attracted 85 participating vessels with crew travelling

from the UK, France, Turkey and even Australia. There was a record turnout of spectators throughout the four day celebration, a number predicted to be exceeded again in 2019. Choosing Spetses as the destination for this classic yacht regatta was no coincidence. The history of the island is strongly interwoven with the Greek shipbuilding tradition and it acquired great wealth as a naval and commercial power in the 19th century. The Spetsiot shipyards continue to build and repair beautiful wooden boats known locally as kaikis, many of which take part in the regatta. The sailing conditions around the island are also ideal as the Argolic Gulf is very well protected, with the mild boukadoura winds blowing in from the southeast. ART DE VIVRE

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The races test skill and endurance, pitting sailors against each other across five categories: Classic Yachts, Aegean Schooners & Traditional Work Boats, Traditional Open Boats, Family Open Boats (Dinghies) and Contemporary Classic Yachts. Lined up along the docks, their brightwork gleaming in the Greek sunshine and their masts standing silent and proud, the participating yachts include survivors from the golden era of sailing, indisputably flawless due to their finely crafted interiors and meticulously preserved exteriors. These vintage vessels are easily recognised at sea by their pervading atmosphere of romance and intrigue, whilst their modern counterparts also embody the elegant fine lines of the past but are built and rigged with modern techniques and materials. After a hot day of racing on the beautiful yet lively sailing grounds around the island, crews head ashore to quench their thirst and tell stories of the day. The regatta’s onshore hub is the iconic Poseidonion Grand Hotel, majestically poised on the water’s edge of Spetses Town and overlooking the proceedings. Cocktail parties and champagne receptions allow participants and spectators to mingle, with a final prize-giving ceremony rounding off the regatta outside the hotel’s imposing edifice. ART DE VIVRE

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The races test skill and endurance, pitting sailors against each other across five categories: Classic Yachts, Aegean Schooners & Traditional Work Boats, Traditional Open Boats, Family Open Boats (Dinghies) and Contemporary Classic Yachts


Photo Credits: Nikos Alevromytis


“Santorini is one of the very few places in the world were white wines age exquisitely for up to ten years�.


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The king of Assyrtiko By Christos Zampounis

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Within 20 years, the talented wine maker Paris Sigalas created a new Asyrtiko, at the estate which he inherited from his father, in the northern part of Santorini.

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he volcanic eruption of Santorini in the 17th century B.C. may have destroyed one of the most important civilisations of antiquity, however, it created a subsoil which hosts a unique vineyard. Around 50 varieties of vines prosper in the mainly anhydrous island of the Aegean sea, its gemstone being the Asyrtiko, a local white wine variety, which according to the connoisseurs of wine is considered the best in the Mediterranean. To the overall story of Asyrtiko there is one before and one after Paris Sigalas. He is the winemaker who applied mathematics to oenology in order to introduce Santorini’s brand name to the elite of international wine affairs. It is the same man who, with the support of his other enlightened colleagues, revealed a treasure which had remained hidden until then. Within 20 years, Paris Sigalas created a new Asyrtiko, at the estate which he inherited from his father, in the northern part of Santorini. His career was based on an in-depth research of viticulture, and next on what he calls “the institutional protection of the vineyard”, aiming in the long run to include it in the areas protected by Unesco, following the example of other famous vineyards ART DE VIVRE

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In ancient times the wines of Santorini were exported and received widespread acclaim. The same is happening 3,500 years later; Protected designation of origin (PDO) Santorini is among the most sought-after white wines.

in France and Italy. The protected designation of origin (PDO) Santorini was one of the successes of the industry which he represents. “We joined forces and our business focus was on preserving the wines. We agreed on wine-ambassadors and the countriesmarkets we were aiming at. We started this private initiative with 15 winemakers and next we collaborated with the Export Promotion Council”. I ask him if the Santorini wine, due to its limited production, is expensive. “This is a myth and a superficial approach” he protests. “A 32

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Chilean or Australian wine may be cheaper in USA shelves, but it does not have the same character and personality with one of our own. To give you an explicit example, if ‘Santorini’ had a French or Italian label it would sell for double the price”. When it comes to the international awards his wines systematically receive, he remains distant. “The awards are a matter of luck, unless of course they are repeated. On the other hand, I think that it is important that Parker, the top American wine guide has included us in its ratings” (I am informed from his website that Santorini 2011 has a very high rate of 92/100, whereas Vinsanto reaches an outstanding 95/100). Despite his previous struggles, the winemaker is as active as ever. He worries about mass tourism on his island, which welcomed more than 2,000,000 visitors in 2018. He is further disappointed with the unplanned construction works on old, deserted vineyards, because of the increased need for tourist accommodation establishments. He hopes that local authorities and the island’s inhabitants will focus on quality tourism , the kind of tourism which is widely evident at his winery - an oasis of good taste in Oia, where wine tastings take place on a daily basis. Before we part ways his final words are full of meaning: “Santorini is one of the very few places in the world were white wines age exquisitely for up to ten years”.


Sir Antony Gormley at the archaeological site of Delos island. Reflect, 2017

Once upon a time in Delos

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For centuries its holy attributes protected it from foreign intrusions, yet it was the relentlessness of Time and illicit antiquity trade that have caused it irreparable damage. The island had remained abandoned since the 7th century A.D. However, in 1877, thanks to the generous grant of the Duke of Lubat, the members of the French Archaeological School of Athens, also known as the ‘Athenians’, implemented the first extensive excavation on Delos. Soon they revealed the best-preserved ancient city in Greece. According to the estimates of town planners, the island used to be inhabited during its peak by 30,000 people. The amazed French archaeologists witnessed glorious statues coming to light, such as the Diadoumenos (diadem-bearer), and the exquisite mosaics, such as the ones found at the House of Masks. Above all, they were impressed by the luxury of the private houses, a luxury also evident on various other artefacts, murals and golden jewellery pieces. It was not long before they realised that the islet’s wealth came from commerce; Delos used to be a strategic sea-trading centre between the East and the West. Information from the greatest geographer of antiquity, Strabo, clearly connects the archaeological findings with the trading of slaves. During the Roman times, Apollo’s holy island was released of debts and taxes, making it the Hong Kong of antiquity. Contemporary visitors are able to see the remains of stakes, from which slaves were tied and exhibited. Naturally, we would be inclined to believe that life on the island had run its historical course and that it would remain protected from any human activities. Lo and behold, Sight installations turned the tables for the lack of human presence on the island. The new inhabitants of Delos may not be living beings, yet through Art, they are able to trace our connection to decay and simultaneously remind us of the timelessness of creativity.

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Reading Society The jewel of Corfu By Christos Zampounis

For almost two centuries the Reading Society of Corfu has been the lively intellectual centre of the capital of the Heptanese and the trustee of its rich tradition, its art and literature.

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Housed in a building of magnificent Venetian architecture, the Reading Society is the focal point of the intellectuals of Corfu

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n the beginning of the 19th century, the wind of the Enlightenment era blew throughout the whole of Europe, inspiring the notions of liberty and democracy in the young adults at the time. Kindled by their youth, they would set the world right again and again, discussing for hours on end at the cafés of that epoch. Naturally, their activity did not please the prevalent authoritarian regimes – with the exception of England – of the Old Continent. Those intellectual pioneers suffered persecutions which led them to create societies, mainly reading ones, since ideas spread through reading.

In 1836, Corfu was under British protection. It was the capital of the State of the seven Ionian islands, namely, Corfu, Zakynthos, Cephalonia, Ithaca, Paxi, Lefkada and Kythera. The Heptanese, as they are called today, never fell under Ottoman rule; consequently, their evolution and characteristics were affected because of this, to a great extent. These islands are closer to the West than the East, a fact which is evident in their habits, customs, architecture, the inhabitants’ way of thinking and dressing, in their overall behaviour. Its proximity to Italy led the prominent youth of Corfu to attend the educational institutions of the land of Dante and beyond. After finishing their studies and returning to their homeland they became the core of the first Administrative Council of the Reading Society of Corfu. Their prime concern was to remain in touch with the European literary productions, by subscribing to newspapers and reviews that were of interest to them. Soon, the patriotic desire to connect the Heptanese with free, mainland Greece became one of the Society’s prime goals. ART DE VIVRE

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More than 35,000 book volumes, many of which rare, can be seen in the spacious rooms of the Reading Society, along with paintings and engravings by Heptanese artists

And soon enough, their assemblies were replete with glorious literati who indelibly affected Greek literature, such as Dionysios Solomos, the poet who wrote the National Anthem of Greece, Andreas Kalvos and Lorenzos Mavilis. Apart from being a scholars’ hub, the Society played an important role in the years that followed, when the Constitution was made more democratic, when the laws protecting the freedom of press were enacted and when Greek became the official language of the Ionian State. In 1921, its housing in a magnificent Venetian building was the starting point of its new set of activities, allowing it to acquire a more sociable status, as it now also functioned as a gentlemen’s club. Its previous book collection was enriched by the important donations and sponsorships of enlightened members. Today Corfu’s Reading Society owns roughly 35,000 volumes of special interest, 220 newspaper titles of the 19th and 20th century, rare manuscripts, maps, engravings and paintings, mainly by Heptanese artists. As a trustee of tradition and customs, it continues to serve as a centre for arts and letters which organises scientific conferences, book presentations, concerts and exhibitions.

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Setting off from the children’s choir in her hometown of Larissa at the age of 5 and moving all the way to the biggest operas in the world, the Greek soprano’s career has been the outcome of willpower, hard work and decisions that were also about saying no. By Christos Zampounis

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Myrtò Papatanasiu he following conversation took place between Franco Zeffirelli and Myrtò Papatanasiu during the first rehearsal for the Traviata in 2007 in Rome.

- Myrto what’s wrong? you seem worried. - Maestro, I learned my role by heart in just three days and yet things don’t seem to be running smoothly. - Don’t worry, everything will be alright. You have the role within you. You are Greek and the element of tragedy required for the role runs in your veins.

The die was cast. After the Teatro dell’ Opera in Rome the Greek soprano was literally ‘adopted’ by the Italian director, who chose her to be his new muse. It is true that after Maria Callas, Myrtò Papatanasiu is the only Greek singer, with the exception of Agnes Baltsa, who crossed the threshold of some of the leading opera houses in the world, such as the Metropolitan Opera in New York, the Opéra National in Paris, the Deutsche Staatsoper in Berlin, the Staatsoper in Vienna and many more. It is also true that apart from the Maria Callas Grand Prix award which she received in 2012 in Dallas, opera enthusiasts more than often compare her to her fellow-countrywoman. 44

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“It all started”, she confesses, “in the city of Larissa, in Thessaly, when I was 5 years old. My parents were also choir singers and they met and got married at the choir. I was lucky to have Dimitris Karvounis as my teacher, who was exceptionally active and visionary for a choir director of a provincial city. He created a remarkable music ensemble which would often perform abroad; he also established a great choir festival in our town”. The road to success had already been paved. She studied Music at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and Monody at the National Music School of Thessaloniki; she won a scholarship in Italy where she met Franco Matteucci, who convinced her to switch from being a mezzo-soprano at the time, to a soprano. She has had numerous work proposals but she makes sure to point out that she prefers to “hasten slowly”. 46

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“I was never in a hurry, I never told myself now is the time to perform in a great theatre. My main concern was to preserve the gift of singing and improve my technique. The latter I gained with hard work”. I asked her what is the secret of a successful career in singing. Her answer was disarming: “respect your vocal cords and don’t have as a sole priority the money or glory that comes with a job offer”. Myrtò Papatanasiu is already booked for performances until 2020, which means that her career philosophy is clearly defined. “A singer controls his or her path through contemplation, willpower and maturity. Having a beautiful voice is 20%. The rest is about having a well-developed technique, making good choices and acquiring the necessary strength to face the pressures of performing on stage”.


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ART, INBOUND For Marina Tomacceli Filomarino, Paxos island is one of the most beautiful places she has seen in her life. Her initiative to organise an art project there offered majestic, new perspectives to this beauty. She shares with us the backstory and what’s next. Interview to Savvas Savvaidis, President & CEO at Greece Sotheby’s International Realty.

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arina’s relation with Paxos began a long time before she was even born. Her parents ‘accidentally’ discovered Corfu and Paxos, while they were looking to find a nice place by the sea, next to Italy. “Although there was no contact with Greece nor did it have any special meaning for my family, my mother fell in love with Paxos. She bought a house straight away, near the seaside” recalls Marina. “She was shown this old ruin in the middle of the island which fascinated her, because of its little secret garden. An old Greek man was still taking care of, although nobody was living in the house anymore. He was so much attached to the garden. It was very lively, it was not abandoned”. Her mother was an interior designer, her father was the owner of an advertising agency, the founder of a small company for old style fashion and a style columnist for Corriere della Sera’s Style supplement. Both of them created a family environment for Marina which included many creative nuances.

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Left Marina Tomacceli Filomarino Michael Sebastian Haas Interface BlueSail Morning Right PCAP (Paxos Contemporary Art Project). Quintessenz, is an art installation of 120 spray-painted mesh panels giving life to a 400-year-old Greek ruin


In conjunction with her love for Paxos, an art oriented idea on the island came as no surprise. “It was born 3 years ago, when I was travelling around Paxos, marvelling at its beauty. I always thought that the greatest artist in the world is Mother Nature. There was a little cave that had some random black and white colours which brought to my mind Mark Rothko’s work” states Marina, who then thought of artist Christo and his large floating installations at the Lago d’ Iseo. “I imagined 10 ‘Christos’ there interacting with this beauty. I didn’t want to make an exhibition in a church or in a school - I wanted to set up an outdoor

installation, within the environment”. Her idea was praised by a friend of hers, an artist from Berlin, to whom she opened up about this dream she had. “She knew Paxos and she said she knew at least 10 artists who would immediately come to the island and exhibit. I thought this was a crazy idea but she reassured me what a fantastic idea it was, how artists are always looking for places where they can be inspired and not only have to work indoors in a museum or in a gallery, or in an exhibition, but to be free in a place where open space, public art is great”. And this is how the Paxos Contemporary Art Project was born. ART DE VIVRE

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“I think it’s one of the most beautiful places I’ve seen in my life”.

Eight cutting-edge contemporary artists were invited in 2018 by the newly funded Project to interact with the wild and natural beauty of Paxos and creating a memorable art experience to everyone who witnessed it. The project will become a Biennale, returning in 2020. “Next year there will be 8-10 artists coming again. We need artists who really work with nature, who develop Art movement - they have to play with the wind, with the sound. For example, one can play with the wind by doing a sound installation or something that interacts with the wind” states Marina, while adding that the next show has to be even more environmentally and socially conscious. “I want it to be absolutely in respect to nature. The installations have to be something that will able to be recycled, something that stays forever or something that you can take away and use it in a different way. I don’t want to create waste. Furthermore, I would be happy with the participation of more Greek artists, and definitely more women. Last year we had only one Greek artist and only one woman”. But, why Paxos? I ask Marina. “I think it is so unique with so many different beauties. The beaches, going around on a boat, the caves, Daskalia, the olive trees and the countryside, everything is concentrated in one place. There are so many beauties in one spot, in one island with so many different landscapes. I think it’s one of the most beautiful places I’ve seen in my life. Also, the relationship I have with the people, it’s like going home for me. Paxos gave me so much these last 40 years and I want to give back to the island”. 50

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Corina Larpin The owner and head jewellery designer of Stéfère, Corina Larpin, explains why she chose Mykonos to spend her summers. By Christos Zampounis

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was observing with an entomologist’s precision the guests’ appearances at the recent Met Gala, which took place on the 30th of June in New York. What caught my attention was a black diamond choker with matching black diamond earrings and a white diamond ring donned by Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman, better known as Zendaya. The 22-year-old actress and singer seemed to exude self-confidence as she was looking at the photographers’ lenses, yet I believe that the ‘treasure’ she was wearing helped her towards that. Zendaya is not the only celebrity who chose jewellery by Corina Larpin of Stéfère. Beyoncé, Madonna, Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift had preceded her and more are to come. There were very few indications that could have foretold the future, when Corina Mihaila deserted communist Romania at the age of 18. The first indication, without doubt, was that she didn’t want to dress like the rest of her fellow comrades, in a country where maintaining homogeneous appearances was essential. The second indication was her inexorable willpower, as well as her dream to fly away which is exactly what happened, and what came next, seems like a fairy tale come true. A meeting with the creator of Stéfère Jewellery, Stephanie Rehault, led her to the jewellery-making industry. With the hunger and thirst she had for beauty, as she puts it plainly, she immersed herself in the

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business and started learning all about the job’s technicalities. She would ask about and learn everything, ignoring working hour limits and holidays. Success, as often happens to determined and hardworking people, came soon enough. The European company expanded to the USA. Top department stores like Saks Fifth Avenue bought her creations and the first famous customers, such as Elton John and Victoria Beckham, wore her jewellery. The next step was the Chinese market, Hong Kong in particular. Last year she and her family moved there from Geneva. Travelling and time spent with her family are her new priorities. “While living in Europe we would spend our summers in America. Once we moved to Asia, we started looking for a place in Europe for our holidays. I’m grateful to my husband for buying a nice beach house in Mykonos. We have direct access to the ocean from our house, imagine, the sea is only 88 steps away! I go there every morning, there is nothing more serene and refreshing than standing on the stairs, listening to the ocean and enjoying the summer breeze”.

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Blue is Corine Larpin’s favourite colour, “because my son Alex has blue eyes. Mykonos is heaven, because the Mykonian blue is the best kind. I rest my eyes by looking at the turquoise water and the clear blue sky and the creative side of me becomes restless, thinking about how to incorporate more blue sapphires in my jewelleries, how to create pieces that resemble the natural wonder in front of me. I also enjoy spending time in the village; every second I discover a new shade of blue: in people’s houses, at their door frames or fences, their outdoor furniture, or even their tablecloths… Wandering around the town gives me sweet surprises, discovering yet another small, colorful Orthodox

church at every corner of the street. I go into all of them, just to spend some time praying, or simply let my thoughts linger. They remind me of my roots and beliefs and inspire me to add more crosses to my existing Cross Collection. Contrary to most people (including my son Alex who loves to play tennis), I like the wind here. I think it symbolises wilderness. There are also many wild plants here. I love nature and flowers, there is a whole Flower Collection in my jewellery brand Stéfère. Looking at the plants dancing to the wind gives me new perspective and creative ideas”. She doesn’t keep her Greek experience just for herself. She shares

it with her friends from Europe and America, as well as with her family from Romania. “We check out the beaches during day time, the local party scenes by night and enjoy amazing Greek cuisine in between. Greek salad is one of my all-time favourite dishes, but I am most attached to Greek desserts. I love the Karavan pastries, I have them in my home and office. Whenever I know that I have friends traveling to Greece, I ask them to bring me a box. Now that I am in Greece, I get to have authentic Greek dessert all the time. Since my friends are around, that makes every dining experience better. We even named our favorite Greek dessert ‘the mess’ ”. ART DE VIVRE

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“Ethereal” island The deserted island which turned into an eco-friendly paradise and hosted political personas and pop celebrities, such as the Beatles. By Christos Zampounis

I Left Every afternoon, due to the tides at the Euripus strait, the large extension of sand at the island’s west side sinks into the sea, only to reappear a few hours later

t used to be called ‘guitar’ or ‘fish’ island due to its shape. In 1958, Sophocles Papanikolaou, the chancellor to the Greek royal court, bought the island from three fishermen. It’s an interesting story as told by his oldest daughter Marilena. “The owners used to have a sister whom they couldn’t marry off because she didn’t have a dowry. Finally, with the money they got from selling the island they managed to do so. Back then there was only a praying altar, the small watchtower, stones and thistles. The priority was to plant the island and next, in 1960 the house and church were completed. My father was personally in charge of choosing the trees, mainly olive and cypress trees, and aligning them symmetrically”. Within just a few years the deserted island had turned into an eco-friendly paradise, which hosted, apart from the Papanikolaou family, political personas such as the Prime Minister of Great Britain, Winston Churchill, the Emperor of Ethiopia, Haile Selassie, the Saudi Arabian Minister of Oil (petroleum) Zaki Yamani, and even pop celebrities, such as the Beatles. ART DE VIVRE

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Contrary to what a modern traveller would expect, the island offers no luxuries. There are no swimming pools, spas or tennis courts. Undoubtedly, the only true luxury it offers is complete tranquillity combined with impressive Mediterranean vegetation. The only contemporary buildings on this island are the plain, 4-bedroom beach house, situated in front of one of its sandy beaches, and another, smaller, 2-bedroom one for the staff. The Venetian observatory is an exception, having been converted by Marilena’s mother, a restless artist, into an art studio. It is not by rare chance that Spyros Vassiliou, one of the top Greek painters of the 20th century, was a frequent visitor. In fact, he painted some of the icons in the island’s chapel. The prevalent scent of capers and the sea breeze satisfy the olfactory senses. The sea in the gulf of Evia is unique: every six hours its waters are replenished by the tide. Hence, the northern sandy beach appears and disappears obeying the rules of nature. Nothing can perturb the constant come and go of seagulls, who along with various kinds of songbirds are the private island’s sole inhabitants. At least for now. € 12,000,000 Property Id: Private Collection 5 Beds / 5 Baths, 597 sq.m. www.sothebysrealty.gr/ethereal 60

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The last owner took great care during the 1960s to plant olive groves, cypress trees and various fruit trees, transforming the barren island into a Mediterranean oasis


An estate with a history like no other, Venetian Times, proves that when heritage meets architecture on breathtaking grounds, unique experiences are to be lived. By George Kiriakidis


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The property is surrounded by various trees and plants, including among others, magnolias, jacarandas, and more, which create cozy corners in the surrounding verandas - except the ones that offer an unobstructed, breathtaking sea view. For those seeking a quiet walk by the water on the jetty, a gate in the gardens offers direct access. With a history spanning through 6 centuries, it comes as no surprise that the estate’s history is reflected on its walls: Gennata family’s coat of arms decorates one of the entrances of the fortress, while a metallic plaque commemorates the visit of George I of Greece with his family at the house in 1908. Corfiot, Venetian and English characteristics of architecture and decoration, flourish the exteriors and interiors of the estate.

The main house, restored at the end of the 20th century, is built literally right next to the shore. Its entrance, introduces the visitor to the splendour of the residence from the very beginning. An old, wooden double door with heavy black iron hinges drives to the hall, a high-ceilinged total white room that adjoins the living room. There, a lavish geometrical ceiling steals the show, while the wooden kitchen with the hidden lighting, underlines the craftsmanship of the structure. On the first floor, two double and three twin ensuite bedrooms can host a large company of 10 people. On the level below, a separate flat comprised of two twin rooms, bathrooms and a kitchen, while a later constructed stone built guest house, offers more bedrooms and a living

room with unique natural lighting, thanks to its tall, arched, stained-glass windows. Five independent ensuite bedrooms are located in the guest house right outside the property, along with a tavern which is currently leased, and a 12th century church. Undoubtedly, one of the highlights of Venetian Times is the large infinity pool, which is built along the coastline, almost 10 meters above the sea level. The pool is surrounded by traditional stone masonry walls, patios and large spaces, ideal for receptions, or pool parties till morning; the sun rises every dawn above the mountains on the shore right across...

€ 8,500,000 Property Id: SEV2CJ 13 Beds / 15 Baths, 1420 sq.m. www.sothebysrealty.gr/venetiantimes


The infinity pool hangs on the edge of the estate, offering stunning views across the sea


The estate offers stunning, panoramic views of the town of Mykonos and the port


Grandeur: A Mykonian sanctuary Why stay in, when in Mykonos? Grandeur has all the answers. By George Kiriakidis


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unique island; Spectacular scenery, beautiful beaches, tailor-made services, high-end fashion, boisterous and glamorous nightlife... Well, if a Mykonian residence attempts to offer more than just a sleepover, it really has high competition; how can you make someone stay in, when there are so many things to do outdoors? Grandeur’s photos give us a glimpse of this absolutely competitive experience, which is only minutes away from the bustling Mykonos town and its, to be fair enough, unique and unparalleled lifestyle - one of the many worth discovering while on the island. Situated in Tourlos, the area right above the new port of Mykonos, the property enjoys 72

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a breathtaking view of the port and the picturesque town of the island - even the iconic mills can be seen. Synonymous to the aura its name exudes, Grandeur takes traditional cycladic architectural forms and hues to a contemporary level thanks to its sleek design, an eclectic mix of white and gray surfaces, rough stone and wood. On the other hand, cutting edge technology gives access to full control of the house through a smart system by Sonos. Furthermore, light also plays a major part. Apart from the natural light which dazzles indoor and outdoor spaces, light design takes on when the sun sets, creating a dreamy scenery. The ground level gathers the living activities of the residence in a stunning result, indicating


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that it has been designed from a social perspective. An open-plan kitchen, with the stove on the counter island and its extended table with high stools, suggests that socializing can start even during the meal preparation. Indoor and exterior dining areas can seat as many as 20 people, while an outdoor bar right next to them sets the mood for cocktail parties. A long infinity pool with chaise-longues and a spacious patio with its own lounge are the perfect set for an all day relaxation. The overflow design of the pool completes the laid-back atmosphere. For each dip, a splash of water hits the tank on the level below, creating relaxing sounds that satisfy the guests’ auditory senses. Sofas and couches spread across the living areas, with a lounge next to an olive tree on the left edge of the veranda, offer a secluded spot for private chats, with the town’s buzz in the background. Of course, the house couldn’t lack a cozy fireplace, for the breezy nights of spring and early summer seasons. A sumptuous, bold, white, spiral staircase with wooden steps leads to the lodging areas,

which include seven master suites and one master bedroom - three on the first floor and five on the level below. One of the ensuite bathrooms on the first floor, separated from the bedroom with a glass wall, provides the remarkable privilege of a bathtub that overlooks the sea. As for the bedrooms on the lower level, they, as well, enjoy the seaview thanks to their large sliding windows, while two more rooms are available for staff. If secluded rejuvenation is needed, a combination of high-end amenities awaits. A private gym area, including Technogym equipment, can gear up one’s energy; the massage space can offer relaxation of the skin and muscles and an atmospheric steambath may refresh the senses. Finally, don’t forget the outdoor jacuzzi; apart from the bubbles, you can also set the colour of the lighting according to your mood. Price on request Property Id: L23V4N 8 Beds / 9 Baths, 952 sq.m. www.sothebysrealty.gr/grandeur ART DE VIVRE

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Gaia: Subtle paradise Submerged into the scenic, rough, southern cliffside of Milos, this bioclimatic, in-cave residence takes its time before it unfolds its quiet majesty, which is reserved only for its habitants. By George Kiriakidis

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Whether entering on foot or by car, the residence instantly makes an impression. Christos Vlachos, the architect


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The latter is an element that fascinatingly appears throughout the residence, with the long corridor driving to the bedrooms creating an imposing feeling. The ceilings follow the tilt of the ground above, therefore, when moving forward into Gaia from the exterior, the height of the rooms increases, thus rendering it a minimalistic, cubic cave. And if the word cave implies less or no light, kindly reconsider: Gaia is equipped with large sliding windows and dormers, which bathe in light the interiors. The 10-meter wide window of the living room with no columns or other structural elements, creates a sensational frame of the Aegean sea. The built-in fireplace and the white grand piano complete the scene, acting as elements that can bring everybody in the house together. Right next to them, there is the adjoining dining

room and an open-plan kitchen area, which impresses with the long table which can seat up to 12 people. Indoor trees, planted in reservoirs within the floor of both spaces, bring nature literally in the house, while contributing to the renewal of the air’s oxygen. When opened, the big sliding windows disappear into the walls, seamlessly merging interior and exterior spaces and their activities. A lengthy pool, stretches along the facade ending in a rectangular built-in outdoor living area, with white pillows and cozy corners. The large surrounding allows a free placement of the pool chairs and a concrete pad in the pool, creates a floating illusion and serves as a more secluded spot only for two. Rejuvenation can also be found in the fitness room, the sauna, and even in the en-suite bathrooms, which are an entity of their own: Some of them

have the size of an actual room, trees, and big dormers on the roof that allow the precious natural light to enter. The whole experience resembles a super minimalist green house, where one can enjoy their most personal time. The seven, all en suite bedrooms feature total white interiors, or incorporate a dialogue of white with brown stone masonry walls. Six of them have windows with a view to sea, and the lucky ones, will get the rooms with the beds facing the sea.

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When the sun sets, the pool lighting takes over, creating the ideal atmosphere for gatherings


Thalassa: Hard Rock Sitting atop a hillside near the port of Mykonos, this property takes the roughness of its rocky environment and transforms it into a luxurious residential scenery, making it hard not to stand out in the Mykonian property landscape. By George Kiriakidis

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ATHENS Athens centre is a vibrant hub of history, archaeology and urban vibes. Stroll around its scenic cobbled streets, smart boutiquelined avenues and cosy piazzas to discover a city that moves to a modern beat coloured by unique traditions.

If you really want to get to the heart of Athens, scale the ancient citadel of the sacred Acropolis and check out the urban landscape sprawling before you, like concrete arteries of a throbbing city. Discover secret rooftop bars buzzing with unadulterated energy like Colour Locale in Monastiraki or step into one of the world’s leading ‘best bars’ and Athenian favourite for a deftly made cocktail at The Clumsies. Gastronomy is taken very seriously in Athens, with hip places like Funky Gourmet sporting its shiny Michelin status and classy restaurants like Spondi setting the standard for fine cuisine. Of course, there is the deluxe Grande Bretagne Hotel if you want to stop for afternoon tea in its Winter Gardens, where the line-up of famous guests has included Elizabeth Taylor, Sophia Loren, Maria Callas and Brigitte Bardot, not to mention Sean Connery, Francis Ford Coppola, David Bowie and Jay-Z.

Shopping is a blissful pursuit, with Ermou Street catering to fashion-conscious shopaholics, whilst a walk up to Voukourestiou Street is true soul therapy for those who want to add to their collection of Louis Vuitton bags. Then head for up-town Kolonaki, the place to see and be seen, while sipping on the newest ‘boutique’ coffee blends. Check out the spectacular remains of the Hellenic past, testimonies to the Ottoman occupation and old Byzantine churches, all nestled amongst elegant 19th century neo-classical buildings and designer stores.

The modern Athenian is in love with every part of this city’s past, yet embraces the modern vibes of the new with vigour. Colourful street art, gastro eateries, trendy bars and a feeling of living in the moment, make this a destination which continues to be an alltime classic.

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Athinais ATHENS

Athinais is a beautiful apartment full of old-world charm and the ideal city home. Located in the heart of Athens, in the exclusive neighbourhood of Kolonaki, Athinais is surrounded by cafĂŠs, boutiques and designer stores, all within walking distance of the front door. Athinais is perched on the 6th floor of a well-maintained building and offers magnificent views over Kolonaki Square and Athens city centre, including the ancient Acropolis and Lycabettus hill. Athinais boasts an additional 250 sq.m. private roof garden, located on the 7th floor, which is ideal for socialising and celebrating. Spacious living areas include an elegant library, a wood-panelled dining room and stained-glass interior windows, whilst the four double bedrooms feature high ceilings and ornate decor. The en-suite master bedroom is complemented by a boudoir. The apartment contains marble floors throughout, adding to its aristocratic character and regal flair. The living rooms and their adjoining atrium, together with large windows, allow for bright and airy spaces, although air-conditioning is installed alongside and two fireplaces, for the cooler winter months. The dining preparation room, situated between the dining room and the kitchen, is the ideal location for silverware and tableware keeping. A private courtyard of 30 sq.m. joins the TV room. There is a laundry room with ironing facilities and additional staff quarters. Please note that this property could also be put to professional use as a convenient city-centre corporate apartment. Property ID: KJERPF 4 Beds / 3 Baths, 400 sq.m., Price:

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Imagine waking up every morning to the golden light of Greece, the energy of the ancient Acropolis and its mighty Parthenon pervading the atmosphere. Imagine the splendour of opening your curtains to views of a world-famous monument, coupled with the nobility of the most important museum in the southern Mediterranean. It is the ancient and the contemporary, the past and the present on your doorstep. These electrifying views make Bonjour Athènes a unique and priceless property, perfectly located in the beating heart of the city, just steps away from the picturesque, historic quarter of Plaka. This two-bedroom apartment is the perfect place to experience all that Athens has to offer, including world-class dining, designer boutiques, global arts and culture, and easy access to the Greek islands. The apartment boasts warm and cosy interiors incorporating wood finishings, whilst its large windows and private balcony opens up to breathtaking Acropolis views. Bonjour Athènes is a unique pied-à-terre, inviting you to retreat into your personal observatory and enjoy a relaxed hideaway next to one of Europe’s greatest cultural icons. Property ID: SZ7YNW 2 Beds / 1 bath, 92 sq.m., Price:

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Ancient Jewel ATHENS

Imagine, all the splendour and grandeur of the most important masterpiece of the ancient Greek world, the Acropolis. Now imagine enjoying its breathtaking view from your own studio, located in the loveliest part of the Athenian capital, its old town, Plaka. This charming apartment piece-of-art studio - of just 45 sq.m. is located in the heart of Plaka, the most historic but at the same time full of life neighbourhood, a must-see area for all visitors of the vivid capital. The owner has chosen modern dĂŠcor with clean lines and has renovated it with respect to the idea that ancient mixes well with modern, in order to offer a contemporary, but relaxed atmosphere. Fitted with parquet floors and well-chosen furnishings, the apartment includes an open-plan bedroom with living room, a well-equipped kitchenette and a modern bathroom with a shower cabin. This rare apartment boasts a private balcony that would travel even the most sophisticated resident to a different era. Property ID: 9BB74F 1 Bed / 1 Bath, 45 sq.m., Price:

â‚Ź 550,000 sothebysrealty.gr/properties/ancient-jewel

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Orama voula, attica

Located in Voula, this luxury villa is the ideal getaway for sunset seekers wanting to remain close to the buzz of downtown Athens. Measuring 356 sq.m. over three levels, the villa’s modern interiors provide complete tranquility, along with stunning panoramic views from every room, making daily life a truly relaxing and fantastic experience. A fully equipped, open-plan kitchen with modern appliances opens up onto the living room, which enjoys direct access to the swimming pool. The lower level makes for an ideal playroom, whilst the upper level boats 2 elegant master bedrooms. Air-conditioning is found throughout, whilst an elevator makes for easy access and a home cinema adds an extra luxurious touch. Property ID: QD87G7 2 Beds / 4 Baths, 356 sq.m., Land Size: 455 sq.m., Price:

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SARONIC GULF Idyllic islands at arm’s length from Athens. Take a trip to some of the most eclectic spots around the Saronic Gulf and discover why international jet setters, celebrities, tycoons and even royalty have been gracing the region for decades with their presence. Scattered just a couple of hours from Athens and easily accessible by land or sea, the dazzling Saronic Islands have quite a reputation for attracting all those seeking exclusivity and quintessential Greek charm. From the pine-clad majesty of Spetses to the arty haven of Hydra and the très privé Porto Heli, many are those who have sought - and found - idyllic spots in which to relax, find inspiration and rediscover the art of joie de vivre. Spetses has a history going back to the days of the Venetians and its refined reputation was enhanced by the opening of the elegant Poseidonion Grand Hotel, which has served as a magnet for wealthy Athenians and distinguished guests for over a century. Greek shipping magnate Stavros Niarchos acquired the islet next to it, creating a new cosmopolitan hub for the in-crowd, who continue to flock there today, either to simply park their superyachts or to take part in the annual Classic Yacht Regatta. Hydra pulls in the boho-chic crowd and art aficionados, with its amphitheatrical harbour provoking a real sense of awe. It’s no coincidence that Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagal and Leonard Cohen spent time there, the natural beauty of the shimmering island acting as a muse for their artistic creations. From rock stars, such as the Rolling Stones, to opera divas like Maria Callas, Hydra has managed to enchant visitors with its endearing landscapes and close proximity to the capital. Both car-free and uber-stylish, Spetses and Hydra are a double delight for those seeking something extra special. The unassuming, little coastal town of Porto Heli on the mainland, however, has managed to retain a subtle nonchalance, while actually being home to the likes of Sean Connery, Roman Abramovic and the former King of Greece Constantine II. Classy, palm-tree shaded mansions, hugging their own private beaches, sit hidden away from hip luxury hotels like Amanzoe and Nikki Beach, but you won’t find much more name-dropping at Porto Heli. Here, life is slow, serene and very, very incognito. Whether one is looking for a quick cosmopolitan day trip, an exclusive weekend escape, or an elegant retreat, the Saronic Gulf is just at arm’s length away from Athens and well worth a visit!

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Captain’s Mansion hydra

Traditional lines and contemporary touches play off an idyllic scenery at Captain’s Mansion. This restored 18th-century property, set atop a hillside, overlooks the breathtaking, historic Hydra harbour. Captain’s Mansion features a main house, a guest house and lush surroundings, with a secluded garden and terrace. The extensive private grounds include marble dining tables, where you may enjoy fresh seafood under the shade. Watch the sun sink behind the hills, then end the evening on a quiet note in the living room. Get lost in your thoughts in your balcony hanging in the sky, whilst sipping an evening glass of wine. The exquisite views in all directions are endless. An al fresco shower under a scarlet bougainvillea is perfect to rinse off after a long day on the beach, or you may soak in a little more of the Mediterranean sun. Along with heavenly seclusion, Captain’s Mansion gives you wonderful proximity to the island’s beating heart. A short walk down one set of Hydra’s many cobblestone staircases places you in the port. A path through a pine grove brings you to swimming areas and coastal walking paths. Property ID: CCTVND 3 Beds / 3 Baths, 260 sq.m., Land Size: 400 sq.m., Price:

€ 1,600,000

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Authentic Hideaway hydra

Discover the crystal blue waters and the picturesque town of Hydra at Authentic Hideaway. Set on a hill overlooking the sea, the house has gorgeous views and a location close to the island’s life. Situated on a 305 sq.m. land overlooking the vast expanse of azure sea, the house includes expansive outdoor terraces, framed by vivid greens, with ample space for relaxation and entertainment in the sensuous breeze. The neutral colors of the house take the traditional Greek island style up to a new level. Grey-white beamed ceilings and stone floors are an understated backdrop for the vanilla-colored sofas and a lovely al fresco table invites you to delectable meals, paired with fine Greek wine and the Mediterranean breeze. The guest bedroom features a rock that creates an eye-catching design, with its sculptural beauty completing the traditional rustic style, while the master bedroom enjoys great views to Hydra town. Inhale the sweet fragrance of bougainvilleas as you coast your way through the sheer white abodes framed in this paradise called Hydra. Property ID: KHE7D3 3 Beds / 4 Baths, 158 sq.m., Land Size: 305 sq.m., Price:

â‚Ź 950,000

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Cavo Sereno Spetses

Cavo Sereno is a stunning, 844 sq.m. castle in the Mediterranean Sea, located on the cosmopolitan island of Spetses. From its privileged position it offers unsurpassed sea views and breathtaking vistas of the surrounding countryside. Perfectly secluded, this superlative hilltop retreat is perched on a tranquil summit and nestled in an impressive 35,000 sq.m. plot. Situated about five minutes away from the famous Old Harbour of Spetses, Cavo Sereno is close to all the action, while remaining private and secluded. The property is perfectly designed for relishing the Mediterranean air and light, featuring two private docks for yachts and challenging you to access luxurious and cosmopolitan destinations around the Saronic Gulf. Immerse yourself to swimming in the two private and secluded beaches and take your mind away from all troubles while listening to the whispers of the sea. Lose yourself amongst the smells of tall coniferous trees and ornamental flowers that complete this lush Mediterranean garden. Savor long days sipping cocktails on elegant, poolside loungers, or dozing on the deluxe sunbeds. Step up to the property’s terrace for more sea-view relaxation and gather around the gorgeous al fresco table for fresh feasts in the delicious breeze. For wine lovers and collectors, the property benefits a wine cellar with a 1,200 wine bottle capacity and even barrels for wine production. Whether you want to produce your own olive oil, taking advantage of the over 700 olive trees, or taste your own wine from the property’s vineyards planted with Merlot and other varieties of grapes, this property is ideal because of its major benefits. Eco-consciously and cleverly green, this property is a true landmark waiting for you to explore its unspoiled landscape. Property ID: SMZ7D2 5 Beds / 5 Baths, 844 sq.m., Land Size: 35.000 sq.m., Price:

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Azzaro Manor Spetses

This gorgeous two-storey manor house is located on the cosmopolitan island of Spetses, and benefits from a large 647 sq.m. plot. This grand, yet homely residence is split over two independent floors (one elevated ground level and one upper level), which are connected via an external staircase. The ground floor measures a spacious 198 sq.m. and consists of two distinct sections. The first includes a magnificent entrance hall, flanked by two large bedrooms, a fully-equipped kitchen and a useful storage room. The second area contains two more bedrooms, another fullyequipped kitchen and a modern bathroom. A large veranda runs the full length of the ground floor and overlooks the manor’s mature orchard garden, filled with fragrant lemon trees and jasmine blossoms. An additional 25 sq.m. studio can be used as a storage or fitness area. The upper floor is accessible via an external marble staircase and provides 198 sq.m. of living space, including a large hallway, five bedrooms, a fully-equipped kitchen, two bathrooms and a storage room. The upper floor also boasts two grand balconies at the front and rear of the property. The front-facing balcony, which three of the bedrooms share access to, overlooks the turquoise sea and St. Mama beach, with the renowned Poseidonion Grand Hotel visible, just across the bay. The rear-facing balcony looks out across the coast road and a quiet corner of St. Mama beach. This 200-year-old manor initially belonged to a prominent naval family who played an important role in the Greek Wars of Independence. Over the last 80-90 years, the property has hosted many Greek celebrities, including Nobel prize winning writer Odysseas Elytis, renowned actress Melina Merkouri and former Prime Minister Georgios Rallis. The villa’s prominent position on the Spetses waterfront allows for front-row seats to the island’s major events, including the annual Spetses Regatta and the historic Armata celebrations. Property ID: K98P9B 9 Beds / 4 Baths, 440 sq.m, Land Size: 647 sq.m., Price:

€ 2,500,000

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Amaryllis AIGINA

A beautiful historic villa on the island of Aegina, Amaryllis is a heritage-listed stone building that dates back to the 1930s and even today it continues to exude an elegant aura of a bygone era. After a series of renovations by various owners, the final restoration work on the home was eventually completed in 2013, with great respect being paid to the villa’s original character. At the same time, it was also fitted with modern amenities in order to assure a truly comfortable space in which to reside. The home occupies a very special location right on the coastal road of Aegina, enjoying uninterrupted sea views and being just 500 metres away from the main town and port. Sitting in 5,000 sq.m. of delightful gardens, Amaryllis consists of two floors of approximately 200 sq.m. each. Each floor features 3 bedrooms, a living area, kitchen and bathrooms as well as its own independent entrance, with a connecting interior staircase. The interiors have been designed in light, airy tones with period touches and fixtures reflecting the historical nature of the property. Ornate iron-wrought balconies overlooking the Aegean and the palm-lined garden offer truly pleasing spots from which to relax. The outdoor area itself is a tranquil oasis of mature plants and trees such as the well-known pistachio, with the generously-sized swimming pool serving as an idyllic gathering spot. A landmark property on the island of Aegina, which is just a 45-minute trip from Athens, Amaryllis is an endearing property that is simply perfect as a holiday home for families or even as a permanent residence. Property ID: DGRQ7P 6 Beds / 5 Baths, 490 sq.m., Land Size: 5,000 sq.m., Price:

â‚Ź 3,000,000

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mykonos With its reputation for being a party paradise, favoured by celebrities and international A-listers, Mykonos is a small island in the Cyclades which has acquired a big reputation over the past few decades.

A summer destination, a mere 40-minute flight from Athens, which offers beautiful beaches, frenzied nightlife, high-end restaurants and superb accommodation ranging from cliff-top villas to boho boutique hotels. This is also an island with a strong LGBT culture and a destination where anyone who is someone has a designer villa, or at least knows where the most exclusive hotels are. Fashionistas and socialites fly in discreetly and stay in privé hideaways or hang out in their super yachts in one of the island’s well-known bays, while paparazzi bring out the telescopic lenses for superstar headshots.

The Jenners and Hadids can be seen vying for attention with the likes of the ultra-rich, be that footballers like Ronaldinho, fashion icons like Georgio Armani or Hollywood stars like Hugh Jackman. Paradise and Super Paradise beaches are the places to hang out while Ornos, Psarou and Platis Yalos are also known for being celebrity faves, surpassing the now très passé Ibiza. Dining is an elevated pastime on Mykonos, with all-day restaurants like Scorpios offering chilled-out cabana style ambience and fresh seafood, while Interni is for cosmopolitan foodies who like to overindulge on ceviche and champagne.

Matogianni Street boasts designer boutiques and chic cafés, while the scenic waterfront spot known as ‘Little Venice’ sports colourful verandas hanging over the lapping waves. Mykonos offers a myriad of experiences and a wander through its pretty bougainvillea bedecked alleyways evokes a real sense of island life mixed with sophisticated vibes.

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Miramare Estate Mykonos

This premier waterfront residence is ideally situated on 500 m. of private coastline overlooking Ftelia Bay. The fully-independent villa boasts a 10,000 sq.m. vineyard and a further 125,000 sq.m. of private land providing complete privacy from hilltop to seafront. The villa is of a pale, cream colour, blending in harmoniously with its natural surroundings. The property consists of four bedrooms and five bathrooms, ensuring comfortable, contemporary living al year long. A guest room, playroom, personnel room, laundry room and cellar, all fully air-conditioned and tastefully decorated, complete the package. The estate’s mature gardens reveal a large swimming pool, barbecue area and greenhouse, making Miramare Estate the perfect abode for nature lovers. Highlight: The authentic tavern and bar. Property ID: Private Collection 6 Beds / 5 Baths, 550 sq.m., Land Size: 125,000 sq.m., Price:

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Energia Mykonos

Energia is as stunning as a waterfront home can be! The property was recently built in 2016 on a 13,350sq.m. plot and commands a privileged position overlooking the bays of Agia Anna and Kalafatis on the south-eastern side of Mykonos. The elevated and waterfront location allows for inspiring views over the turquoise waters of the Aegean Sea, stretching as far as the eye can see. A private staircase leads down to the sea, where one can dive in directly off the rocks below the property and even swim to a nearby sandy cove. The concept of Energia is, without a doubt, enjoyment and entertaining guests with style. The outdoor spaces are a true testament to this statement, with the massive pool and terrace stretching out in the most panoramic position of the property. The pool plays a catalyst role in the design of the spaces with its central position, sidelined on one side by a chic wooden sun deck and on the other side, by a grand pergola. Two distinct dining tables find space under the pergola, along with a stylish lounge area, perfectly designed to match the environment and create a unique ambience. Style is also constant indoors, where the home is designed on three levels, conveying a calming sensation with various shades of white and grey enchanting the overall minimal dĂŠcor of the property. The positive energy that this property boosts from the moment you walk in, is really worth experiencing and simply, just take it all in and enjoy it! A rare asset, indeed. Property ID: 7DX5CV 6 Beds / 8 Baths, 400 sq.m., Land Size: 13,350 sq.m., Price:

â‚Ź 7,500,000

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Acquamare Mykonos

Newly constructed! A dream home away from home can best describe the feeling of the Acquamare beachfront villa. Use of local stonework, rich hardwoods, marble designer floors, combined with stunning Aegean Sea views and a great landscape are hallmark features of Acquamare. Perfectly situated above the famous beach of Mykonos, Kalo Livadi and a private, small, secluded beach just a few steps away! Designed by paying attention to every detail, with an infinity pool with unobstructed views, a gourmet kitchen and inside and outside dining areas for group gatherings. A guest tower house, bbq area, large entertaining areas, sauna, spa area facilities and grand outdoor living space under the blue sky are only a few of the amenities this amazing home has to offer.

Property ID: D6FK78 9 Beds / 10 Baths, 800 sq.m., Land Size: 5,987 sq.m., Price:

â‚Ź 5,950,000

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Meravigliosa Mykonos

When the sun sets over Meravigliosa it promises to bathe you in an enchanting glow. This luxury residence close to the calm, lush and long sandy beach of Panormos, is perfectly positioned to catch every last ray. This property boasts spectacular views over the Mediterranean. Its shimmering infinity pool stretches out to meet the glittering sea. The modern whitewashed walls gleam in the summer sun. When entering the estate, one can be amazed by the beautiful, traditional pergolashaded yard. Its clean simplicity is highlighted by monochrome furniture and fittings, given a dash of brilliance by wooden accents. The open-plan spaces flow beautifully together, blending with the spacious terrace through expansive doors. The natural rocky setting under the pergola and the astonishing sea views create the perfect scenery for sunbathing and relaxation. The lower level of this property also also has access to the outdoors: two more large bedrooms decorated simply, this allows the feather-soft feature king-sized beds and magnificent en-suites to star. Light and luxury bless this magical property, just minutes from the bars and clubs of Mykonos.

Property ID: GMFQ6G 8 Beds / 9 Baths, 770 sq.m., Land Size: 9,670 sq.m., Price:

â‚Ź 5,250,000

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Théama Mykonos

This regal villa is located in an equally majestic location, perched on top of a natural rock formation and offering mesmerising 180-degree views across the Aegean Sea, to the islands of Paros and Naxos. Conveniently situated close to the cosmopolitan and lively Mykonos town, Théama is the perfect property for those wanting to combine unforgettable Mykonian nightlife with laid-back sunbathing on some of the island’s best beaches. Blending traditional Cycladic architecture with elegant neoclassical interiors, this oneof-a-kind villa includes 3 master bedrooms plus an extra triple bedroom, providing the perfect getaway for merry gatherings with family and friends. Celebrate special occasions and enjoy sunny afternoons next to the large, private swimming pool with its expansive island views. Come evening, relax on the terrace with a glass of chilled rosé in hand and marvel at the golden Mykonian sunsets. Even when the island’s brisk winds begin to blow, escape to the bright and airy living room, its large windows perfect for admiring the deep blue of the Greek sky. Don’t miss this extraordinary and characterful property, a true Mykonian gem, the perfect place to enjoy memorable Greek summertime moments.

Property ID: HJ3V9K 6 Beds / 8 Baths, 600 sq.m., Land Size: 5,500 sq.m., Price:

€ 4,200,000

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Lanville Mykonos

Lanville represents your dream escape to Mykonos. This exclusive island property is the epitome of typical Cycladic style, combining the amenities and facilities required for modern-day living with the simplicities of luxury island life. The unusual design of the house, structured over three levels, provides breathtaking views of Ftelia Bay and the Mediterranean Sea. From cocktails on the terrace to sunbathing beside the pool, every corner of this property is a tranquil paradise, ideally located in one of the most famous summer destinations in the world. Stone walls and whitewashed interiors are enhanced with splashes of colour from the property’s range of eclectic modern art, creating a uniquely minimalist atmosphere. When combined with pervading Mykonian sunshine, this aura of relaxed elegance transforms Lanville into an idyllic retreat for the soul. A fully-equipped kitchen and large, outdoor dining area provide the perfect space for memorable moments with family and friends, whilst the private spa, sauna and gym ensure an elevated living experience with health and wellness at its heart. The property’s three bedrooms and three bathrooms can host up to 6 guests, whilst the luxurious master suite, located in the right wing of the villa, offers an extra level of privacy, with iconic views over Ftelia Bay. Property ID: H4G75V 6 Beds / 5 Baths, 507 sq.m., Land Size: 12,800 sq.m., Price:

€ 3,750,000

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The Observatory Mykonos

There is a place in Mykonos where only your imagination is the limit. Defined by a spirit of relaxed luxury, the Observatory is a property thoughtfully designed in a secluded, large and gated land of 10,000 sq.m. It consists of four independent houses, where the rooms are spacious enough to fit 12 people and are decorated with selected minimal furnishings of antique items and fine art. Walk on the golden-brown marble floors and gaze at the wooden ceilings the gravures and ceramic plates on the walls that contrast with the whitewashed spaces. The property has been portrayed in the Architectural Digest USA as one of the top houses in the world, subtle and sophisticated. But what is the most impressive of all, is the carving out of the natural surrounding rocks to create secluded, totally private areas and quiet places to relax and enjoy the beauty of the atmosphere. Rise and shine in the mornings after a yoga session next to the infinity pool, then jump in the jacuzzi, or have a blast at the terraces that provide the ideal space for entertaining, with numerous sitting and dining areas. Place your staff at a detached studio and have them serve you only when it is needed. With close access to the beach and a 15-minute drive from the celebrity town, where you can spend time shopping in boutique stores, lounging at cafes or dining at elegant restaurants. Property ID: 3HYPE6 6 Beds / 7 Baths, 600 sq.m., Land Size: 10,000 sq.m., Price:

â‚Ź 3,850,000

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Mykonian Tranquility Mykonos

Although close to Chora of Mykonos, the second-biggest attraction of the island, after its sandy, dazzling beaches, this elegant family villa offers the privacy and tranquility you want. The spacious villa has an excellent location, as it is situated only few minutes’ walk from the tranquil beach of Agrari, while it offers breathtaking views of the Aegean Sea. The rocky hills add charm to the outdoor areas, while the Mediterranean vegetation reminds you that the endless Mykonian scenery is unique in the world. The 540 sq.m. villa boasts an infinity pool, spacious outdoor dining area and bbq. Spend your stay basking in the sun in the lounge area or the terrace by the pool, sampling local fare from the barbecue at the dining area or enjoy a cocktail watching the stars of the Greek sky. Accommodation allows for up to 20 guests, with one master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, four bedrooms with 2 to 4 single beds and one guest studio. Property ID: JDKFT5 6 Beds / 6 Baths, 540 sq.m., Land Size: 4,800 sq.m., Price:

â‚Ź 2,900,000

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Deja Vu Mykonos

Just a 10-minute walk from the beaches of Kalafatis and Agia Anna, this spectacular estate is composed by a grand main house and two guest houses. Every facet of this minimalistic property has been designed with your comfort in mind. Sunsets of incomparable beauty are showcased by multiple windows and there are generous terraces where you can look down over a mosaic of colours. From the azure waters of its sparking pool, the sea and sky stretch out like a deep blue canvas. Featured as the ultimate destination for young, savvy individuals in the magazine Mykonos Villas for three years in a row, this property is overflowing with delightful elements, designed to help you relax and be rejuvenated. Large enough for 14 people, the 7 bedrooms of the main house boast delightful en-suite bathrooms, access to the sunny terraces and moments of privacy on the dining area, covered by a pergola. Gather with your friends and family for delicious meals and lively conversation in the one of the 4 stylish living rooms or take a seat at the bar and order your favourite cocktail next to the softly illuminated pool. Watch the sun slip gently below the horizon and relax in your heavenly designed hideaway. Property ID: 2CQW5B 7 Beds / 7 Baths, 370 sq.m., Land Size: 4,300 sq.m., Price:

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Ambrosial Mykonos

Designed to invigorate the senses with their top-deck panoramic views of Kalo Livadi beach, Ambrosial is an ideal property for your Mykonos holidays. Located on a four-acre piece of land, Ambrosial is significantly large and well-suited to access the Kalo Livadi beach (dist. 800m.) from the house. Guests of this magnificent estate can enjoy the marvelous scenery of the bay’s crystal blue waters and relax under its privileged windsheltered terraces. Ambrosial enjoys a large infinity pool, great for reading novels under its shaded sea-side pergola, watching classical films on the outdoor Home Cinema, or enjoying a fresh meal in the two outdoor dining spaces, provided on each side of the house. The villa has received great attention for its architectural design, and has been furnished to provide all the amenities possible for wonderful outdoor experiences. The property on its own is built on two-levels: the entrance being the one dedicated to the spacious living room leading to the pergola, which opens directly onto the formal dining area, with a gorgeous sea view. The kitchen is fully furnished and specially positioned to provide access to the outdoor areas for morning, afternoon and evening entertainment. The elegant décor of the house holds a prominent Cycladic essence, featuring white walls with wooden furniture that harmoniously blends with its surrounding location. There are 4 bedrooms located on the ground-floor that offer direct access to the pool, while the fifth and sixth bedroom reside on the second floor, with a gorgeous view of the sea. Privacy is something you will highly enjoy as the bedrooms are well-appointed and positioned laterally to the main living area, boasting in quietude and serenity throughout the entire day. Property ID: P42P6C 6 Beds / 7 Baths, 530,71 sq.m., Land Size: 4,335 sq.m., Price:

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Sapphire Mykonos

This luxurious villa is a true Mykonian dream, boasting everything required for taking full advantage of the luxury island lifestyle. Sapphire is a newly built property, benefiting from a unique hilltop location in the area of Kanalia. The villa boasts panoramic views of Mykonos town, Chora, and the enchanting sunset behind Delos island; it is located only 8 minutes from Chora. The famous beaches of Ornos, Psarrou and Saint John are close by, meaning residents are perfectly placed to enjoy the full Mykonian experience. Sapphire was built according to the principles of traditional Mykonian architecture, with large rooms decorated in varying shades of white and light grey. Ample outdoor areas centre around the pool, designed to offer the ideal space for relaxing or socialising every hour of the day. The villa is spread over two levels, connected by internal and external staircases. On the first floor there is a spacious living/dining room, fully-equipped kitchen and master bedroom with en-suite bathroom. On the ground floor there are 3 spacious double, en-suite bedrooms and a private guest house with direct access to the pool area. The villa boasts a gorgeous outdoor dining area protected by a specially designed veranda. The swimming pool features a protective pergola, with built-in outdoor furniture and large glass windows, to shield guests from the sun and wind without limiting the property’s views.

Property ID: J66QMH 5 Beds / 6 Baths, 300 sq.m., Land Size: 2,000 sq.m., Price:

â‚Ź 3,000,000

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Elitism Mykonos

Elitism is an architectural masterpiece, nestled along the pristine gold sand beaches and azure waters of Mykonos. This secluded luxury property boasts an incomparable panoramic position on the hillside of Elia Beach, with stunning, endless, views of the Aegean Sea and the beauty of the surrounding Mykonian landscape. Designed for entertaining and furnished for comfort, this beachfront home makes an ideal setting for a single guest seeking sanctuary, or for a large family, group getaway or special event. Have a splash in the infinity-edge swimming pool. Or perhaps sip a glass of wine on the outdoor area, furnished with care and a touch of finesse, fully-equipped with sun loungers and pergolas. Elitism effortlessly captures the cool vibe of luxury beachfront living. With its minimalistic, white architectural lines and perfectly framed ocean views, you will be instantly transported into a zen-like state of mind. Large windows slide open to maximize the indoor/outdoor living experience. The open-plan living, kitchen and dining areas provide ultimate convenience. The breathtaking bedrooms accommodate up to 10 guests. All of the bedrooms provide en-suite bathrooms and the master bedroom of the first floor offers stunning turquoise views. Enjoy the spectacular sunsets that are so famous in Mykonos, while enjoying your favourite cocktail in Elitism. Property ID: FLGC4T 5 Beds / 5 Baths, 325 sq.m., Land Size: 4,000 sq.m., Price:

â‚Ź 2,700,000

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White Vista Mykonos

Mykonos is one of the most enticing destinations on earth, and White Vista does it justice. Everything about this property exudes coolness and serenity, from its sleek airconditioned interior to its beautiful panoramic view of the hills and beaches below. This property has three stages and includes luxurious services, so that you and your fellow travellers can indulge in ultimate relaxation. Sit back on one of the lounges and enjoy a break from reality by getting lost in the view of your private infinity pool’s edges, blending in perfectly with the Aegean Sea below. For a change of scenery, just take a stroll around your mansion and you’ll discover an outdoor dining area, where you may spend quality time with your guests, whilst eating local delicacies. Alternatively, you’ll be able to have a quick drink or snack at your fully-equipped kitchen. The villa’s décor is as modern as it is soothing, with a Mediterranean palette of white, beige and ochre, accented with natural wooden details. White Vista was designed so that the all 3 en-suite rooms of the first floor have a unique view of the Mykonos landscape. The villa sleeps a total of 14 guests, which makes it perfect for a family or group vacation. Property ID: Q5MZ29 8 Beds / 8 Baths, 327 sq.m., Land Size: 1,000 sq.m., Price:

€ 2,200,000

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Calista Mykonos

In a very quiet spot, in a plot of 2,000 sq.m., overlooking the sunset and the Aegean blue, just a few minutes’ walk from the lighthouse, Calista, offers a magical, open-air scenery to enjoy the unlimited views. The day starts with local delicacies, gazing the sea around the shaded breakfast table, in the most tranquil setting. Large built-in sofas with cushions and designer sunbeds wait for you to relax under the Apollonian sun or the stars, while the dining area, with the long, impressive, wooden table under the pergola, is the perfect corner for a BBQ lunch or dinner with fresh local fish. The infinity pool completes this comfortable-chic, all-day, lounging paradise. The cosy indoor spaces and bedrooms combine Cycladic architecture with country style and funky details in an easy-living environment, assuring a relaxing vacation. Property ID: S9BJEQ 5 Beds / 4 Baths, 270 sq.m., Land Size: 2,000 sq.m., Price:

â‚Ź 2,150,000

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Oceda Mykonos

This exclusive property rests on a private land of 7,800 sq.m. and at a 300 m. distance from the water’s edge. Once there, you can gaze at the flying seagulls over the bay of Ftelia and the opposite sandy beaches of Panormos and Agios Sostis. A mixture of whitewashed and stone-built walls, surrounded by expansive, harsh, rocky landscapes, this property is exquisitely decorated and enjoys lush, panoramic views. Sit under the grand terrace with a pergola of the upper lever and enjoy the company of your friends, or detect the scents of thyme that come from the nearby wild fields, or dive into the infinity pool, which is oriented towards the sunset. Entering the property and going towards the sea, you will encounter the stone-covered parking area. A stone stairway, surrounded by aromatic plants, leads to the upper apartment, which is at the same level with the pergola area and the swimming pool. Lie down on the warm, teak sun loungers and the teak sofa of the swimming pool for a perfect suntan. The outdoor main stairway leads to 3 spacious guesthouses and a stonebuilt room on the ground level surrounded by a veranda. The property is found in a wonderfully quiet and serene surrounding, cradled by the sound of the sea; it makes the perfect location to enjoy a romantic lunch or dinner. Luxury and wilderness are combined at this natural labelled landscape of the island, where no new construction is now allowed. It combines the quite primitive aspect of the Cyclades, while being minutes away from the celebrity nightclubs and restaurants, widely found in Mykonos town. The property was chosen among many other international prospects by Louis Vuitton for a cruise collection catalogue. Property ID: B2PJVS 6 Beds / 5 Baths, 380 sq.m., Land Size: 7,800 sq.m., Price:

â‚Ź 1,980,000

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CORFU “Somewhere between Calabria and Corfu the blue really begins… you are aware of a change in the heart of things: aware of the horizon beginning to stain at the rim of the world: aware of islands coming out of the darkness to meet you”. So begins Lawrence Durrell’s 1945 ode to Corfu, Prospero’s Cell. Even today, visitors to the island often arrive by sea, approaching from Italy in the west, or the Greek mainland in the east. Emerging in the early morning sunshine, the pastel-hued houses above Corfu town’s old port are a jumble of slim tiers with narrow passages running between them, made brilliant with washing hung out to dry from every balcony, like festive bunting. The tall, Venetian mansions display ancient coats of coloured paint, blurred by successive winters, and giving visitors to the town the feeling of stepping into a watercolour painting. The town is centred on a wide, tree-lined esplanade called the Spianada, whose French arcades echo the Rue de Rivoli. A drop of Britishness is to be found on the noble sweep of this square, which is transformed into a cricket pitch throughout the summer - the world’s only sports field in-use within a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Meanwhile, the Corfiot countryside boasts an elegiac greenery, unrivalled across Greece, contrasting remarkably with the solemn barrenness of the Aegean. Bathed in brilliant, white sunlight throughout the summer months, the winter rains ensure a sublime frondescence across the island, with the inland valleys thickly carpeted with wild flowers, studded with gnarled olive trees and dense groves of stiffly swaying cypresses. The sophisticated north-east is known as Kensington-on- Sea, and is the site of the Rothschild family’s imposing summer villa. It is here that the luxury villa lifestyle comes into its own, with the hillsides sprinkled with secluded, high-end properties, boasting private infinity pools and awe-inspiring sea views, with the snowcapped Albanian-Epirote mountains rising mysteriously in the east.

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Grand Marine corfu

With infinite attention to detail, respect for tradition but also with imagination, innovation and the power of modern technology, Grand Marine is set on a 2-acre clifftop site, with private seafront access. Grand Marine, virtually glass-walled along its entire frontage, overlooks the sea, east to the coast and the mountains of Albania, with the magical site of ancient Butrint in full view, and south to mainland Greece and the islands of the Ionian. This is one of the Mediterranean’s most sublime views, where two entirely different cultures face each other, as if they were simply on opposite sides of a shimmering lake. Everything about the house is designed for comfort and space, its contemporary design highlighted here and there by the skilful use of traditional artefacts from India and Morocco, with some examples of Colonial living, such as a plantation ceiling fan that is a work of art in its own right. The dramatic entrance to the villa opens into a spacious sitting room, with oak floors and exposed ceiling beams, where a plantation ceiling fan strikes an unusual note. The ceiling is lit with linear LED up lighting, remote-controlled electric curtains that, when necessary, shade the windows with their breathtaking view, south down the Corfu Channel and east to ancient Butrint. The sitting room is tastefully and comfortably furnished with a discreet palette of muted colours that allow the view to be the dominant feature. There are 7 air-conditioned bedrooms suites in all, all en-suite and equipped with super king-sized beds, two of which can be made up as twins if desired and all with dressing rooms. All bedrooms are furnished with particularly comfortable beds with bespoke padded headboards, matching seating and the 4 main bedrooms have a TV.

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The kitchen has an enormous granite-topped island unit in the centre, where it can seat 4 persons at its bar seats. There are two ovens, a microwave oven, a coffee machine, 2 warming drawers, a 6-ring gas hob, a TV and plenty of storage, plus all the usual fixtures that you would expect to find in a well-equipped kitchen. At every level, there are lawned terraces with plants and trees, framing exquisite views. Whether you wish to enjoy al fresco meals or refreshments, as a couple or in company, your needs are amply provided for, with exceptionally comfortable seating, shade and sun. Steps connect the various levels and a lift in the seafront tower provides easy access to the sea and sun bathing terraces. The highly unusual, freshwater swimming pool is divided into two sections, one draining from the upper terrace into the lower one, by means of a beautiful, planted waterfall feature. The upper pool is 22m. x 12m.; the lower 12m. x 6m. The two infinity pools have a Pebbletec finish. There is a pool cabana with a covered dining area, bar and pool shower. Property ID: Z7B32V 7 Beds / 9 Baths, 960 sq.m., Land Size: 9.000 sq.m., Price:

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Anassa corfu

Anassa is an amazing opportunity to acquire one of the few residences in the most sought after area of Corfu - Agni Bay! The estate consists of three properties, auxiliary utility areas and garage. Each property, a hidden gem on a hillside before Agni Bay with breathtaking sea views, is built with local stone, maintaining the traditional character of the area. Set in a plot of sloped terrain, the previous owners have carried out extensive landscaping including stone walls around the boundaries of the estate. Double gates open up onto a tarmac driveway which leads to a large garage. A passageway leads to an elevator, which leads to the main entrance of the villa and its guesthouse. The main property consists of 6 bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, a steam room, gym and cinema. The interiors are elegant and romantic, furnished in pastel tones for a luxurious yet relaxed ambiance. Part of the terrace is carved into the rock, providing natural protection for the shaded lounge/ dining area. The decked terrace leads to a free-form infinity pool with spectacular sea views. The terrace leads down to a small private cove the ideal spot to relax and enjoy the crystal clear waters. The other two stone-built villas sit also overlooking the azure bay and boast a truly select location for relaxed living with luxurious amenities. Just a short walk away from the picturesque Agnadi village, there could be no better way to experience an authentic Corfiot lifestyle than by taking up residence in the mesmerising Anassa! Property ID: GSWFZK 12 Beds / 12 Baths, 875 sq.m., Land Size: 11,832 sq.m., Price:

â‚Ź 12,800,000

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Harmony corfu

This exceptional property showcases the very best of outstanding Ionian architecture, its gorgeous peach colour perfectly capturing the remarkable island sunset. Sitting on a private estate, the manor has been constructed to the highest standards and enjoys an elevated position, 8 km. northeast of Corfu town. “Harmony” Harmony is surrounded by beautiful, landscaped gardens, filled with olive trees and colourful flowers. The property boasts a large swimming pool with ample terracing, perfect for sunbathing and entertaining, along with changing rooms, a floodlit tennis court, a BBQ, a children’s play area and a mature vegetable garden. The estate enjoys a 360-degree view across the sea towards Gouvia Marina and mainland Greece, and also includes extra parking space. The manor welcomes visitors through a grand covered portico, leading to an interior filled with bright, airy spaces. Panelled ceilings lend an aristocratic atmosphere to the house, which is fully air-conditioned but also provides large fireplaces, perfect for the chiller winter months. A self-contained apartment would be perfect as either guest or staff accommodation, ensuring maximum privacy for all. Planning permission exists to construct an additional guesthouse. Property ID: 5HLNXV 5 Beds / 5 Baths, 550 sq.m., Land Size: 25,294 sq.m., Price:

€ 3,800,000

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Euphoria corfu

Situated above San Stefano in north-east Corfu, Euphoria offers the privacy of a villa and the amenities of a larger estate. The 6-bedroom property is surrounded by a 3.5acre olive grove, just 800 metres from Avlaki beach. Euphoria has its own outdoor spaces, as well as access to gardens and an infinity pool. Cook your favourite meals and enjoy the results al fresco, on the spacious terrace under a pergola. The breathtaking views of the surrounding hills and vineyards and plenty of chaise-longues will keep you relaxed. The traditional interiors offer bright, breezy luxury. High, beamed ceilings, white walls and a combined living and dining room create an open atmosphere; the sofas add to the relaxed, casual feel. On cooler nights, you’ll appreciate the wood-burning fireplace in the living room. The property’s 6 bedrooms are equally bright and airy, accommodating up to 12 guests. They all have super-king size beds, full air-conditioning, with private terraces and en-suite bathrooms. Euphoria also has a fully-equipped gym, with a treadmill, spinning bikes and free weights, as well as an infrared sauna and treatment room (if staying on the most beautiful island in the Mediterranean wasn’t relaxing enough!).

Property ID: ZTE88F 6 Beds / 6 Baths, 510 sq.m., Land Size: 14,000 sq.m., Price:

€ 3,300,000

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Marigold corfu

This exquisite Corfiot mansion in Alepou is the perfect example of Corfiot architecture, with gardens, a swimming pool, views, plus, it is close to Corfu town. On a private garden of 2,700 sq.m., this 550 sq.m. residence is perfect for those who wish to live in style, very close to Corfu town. Accommodation is arranged over two floors, with a fully fitted kitchen, a very large lounge, a separate dining room, a guest suite, and a library/study situated on the ground floor. The upper floor comprises of 4 further bedrooms, with the master suite having its own fireplace and balcony. The whole property is decorated with several traditional architectural features. The garden has a number of orange and lemon trees, as well as decorative trees and is gated with a separate gate. The mansion is centrally heated and has air-conditioning throughout.

roperty ID: 695Y3Q 5 Beds / 3 Baths, 550 sq.m., Land Size: 2,700 sq.m., Price:

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Dreaming Sun corfu

This impressive contemporary villa lies on the hillside, releasing amazing views to the coast and the sea, as far as the eye can see! Its modern design, in combination with the local white stone on the exterior walls, makes the house stand out! The ground floor comprises of a fully fitted modern kitchen and a split-level dinning/living area. The grand openings of the sitting area provide magnificent views and unify it with the level of the pool and the garden of the house. A double bedroom with en-suite bathroom and private balcony, completes this level. The interior staircase leads to the upper level, where there is a master bedroom with ensuite bathroom and a separate WC. The bedroom features a fireplace and double doors leading out to a sun deck. A further en-suite bedroom and its own private balcony is on the south side of this level. On the lower level of the property there is a further bedroom with en-suite bathroom, a gym, staff room with en-suite bathroom and two further storage rooms. The surroundings of the property have been beautifully landscaped and laid with lawn. A large covered BBQ area provides a delightful space for al fresco dinning, as well as relaxing. The swimming pool and an outdoor jacuzzi complete the exterior. The plot is fenced off with a stone-built wall. The gate leads to a covered garage through a concrete drive.

Property ID: T4NPW8 5 Beds / 5 Baths, 320 sq.m., Land Size: 4,200 sq.m., Price:

â‚Ź 3,000,000

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Enetian Campanile corfu

One of the most beautiful and well-preserved traditional Corfiot mansions available for sale. Located on the outskirts of the village of Kompitsi, this mansion was built in 1742 and was renovated approximately 30 years ago. The property can be used as a single residence or a boutique hotel. Arranged into three wings, original plans were to create 9 bedrooms, 7 of them en-suite. The three wings of the property surround an internal courtyard filled with trees. Some renovation work is still needed on one of the wings. This property is ideal for someone looking to invest in a unique traditional Corfiot property.

Property ID: L4F7PX 10 Beds / 9 Baths, 800 sq.m., Land Size: 5,964 sq.m., Price:

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Pasithea corfu

This exceptional villa is located in St. Spyridon, on the northeastern coastline of Corfu, and benefits from stunning sea views and close proximity to two beautiful private beaches. The property measures 360 sq.m. and is set out over three levels. The lower ground floor features a double garage with electric doors, a storage room, a gym, a games room with a pool table and a double bedroom with a private bathroom and shower room. On the ground floor are the main living areas with a large open-plan kitchen/ dining/ living room with veranda doors opening out onto three large terraces. Steps lead down to the garden and the heated infinity-style swimming pool. There is a further double bedroom and bathroom on this floor. The top floor reveals 2 more double bedrooms with two bathrooms and a jacuzzi, plus a children’s bedroom with its own en-suite bathroom. All rooms have access to covered verandas or balconies, with uninterrupted sea views. The property also boasts a lift, a sauna, an interior pool, an outdoors jacuzzi, central heating, full air-conditioning and an open fireplace. The villa has been designed to create as much privacy as possible. The mature garden has been thoughtfully developed with colourful flowers, whilst a large lawn is maintained via an underground automatic irrigation system and is shaded by many trees. The gardens also feature a gazebo ideal for al fresco dining and a stone BBQ. The villa was completed in 2005 and has been constructed to very high standards with exceptional quality of materials used throughout. The selling price includes all furniture, of which an inventory can be given upon request.

Property ID: 955YMF 5 Beds / 5 Baths, 360 sq.m., Land Size: 5,000 sq.m., Price:

â‚Ź 2,900,000

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Grace corfu

This newly-built, neo-classical style villa benefits from its prime position in the village of Kontokali, just 8 km. north of Corfu town. The property has been finished to the highest standards by its French architect/owner, and offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to acquire an elegant island villa, built in perfect harmony with its surroundings. Consisting of 630 sq.m. of living area, the estate is entered via a large covered porch, supported by graceful Greek columns. Paying homage to the classical architecture of ancient times, the property has been sensitively designed and built with refined materials such as Greek marble. The villa is laid out over three levels, with the centrepiece surely being the impressively spacious living area of 250 sq.m., crowned with a chic mezzanine level and fringed with bay windows, allowing residents to take full advantage of the property’s amazing views across the Corfiot countryside and the Ionian Sea beyond. Upstairs are 2 master bedrooms measuring a comfortable 20 sq.m. each, both with ensuite bathrooms and opening out onto large, 50 sq.m. solarium terraces with breathtaking views of the sea and mainland mountains. The villa also boasts a state-of-the-art fitness room, guest WC and stylish dressing room. In addition, this gracious estate includes an independent guest apartment of 85 sq.m., containing two bedrooms, a bathroom, a separate WC and a fitted kitchen/ dining room. An additional 6,399 sq.m. of landscaped gardens filled with mature olive and fruit trees also reveals a stunning infinity pool with a gazebo and patio area, perfect for summertime barbecues and entertaining. Oenophiles take note – this impressive villa boasts an exclusive underground cave (25 sq.m.), ideal to be used as a wine cellar!!

Property ID: ZYD3ZK 4 Beds / 5 Baths, 630 sq.m, Land Size: 6,399 sqm, Price:

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Eden corfu

Spend your days exploring Corfu and your nights immersed in the quiet of the Corfiot countryside at Kommeno. Eden, just a breath away from the crystal blue Ionian waters, boasts charming landscaped gardens and unique panoramas of the Greek skyline. Located northeast of Corfu town and within a five minutes’ drive of the Gouvia marina, this exquisite property blends the best of old and new. Enjoy your escape from the ordinary with a coffee on the shaded terrace, then soak in the Greek sun in a lounge chair around the pool. In the evenings, try out local fare on the barbecue, pour a glass from the wine cellar to enjoy at the al fresco dining area and set the mood for a great night. The interior colour scheme combines soft lighting and natural colours to create an inviting ambience. The bright living areas have floor-to-ceiling windows that offer great views and are the ideal place for enjoying your meals or a sunset cocktail. The master suite is on the first floor and comprises of a large main bedroom with ensuite bathroom, a sauna and a jacuzzi, a walk-in wardrobe, large verandas off each bedroom with spectacular views. Enjoy the sweet life in this luxurious, beachfront estate!!

Property ID: ZWCGG9 6 Beds / 7 Baths, 400 sq.m., Land Size: 2,000 sq.m., Price:

â‚Ź 2,500,000

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Olivia corfu

Olivia is an absolute rare beachfront gem, an opportunity to own a piece of historic real estate dating to the 17th Century, filled with character and charm. Olivia is a first on the beachfront line property, on a piece of land of over 4,000 sq.m., consisting of a historical olive press dating back to 1650, as well as a new guest house. Renovated by its current owners, the property has been used as a holiday home for the last 30+ years and is in very good condition. Olivia main house boasts 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, with a further 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms found in the guesthouse. Exposed wooden beams and whitewashed stone walls give a rustic atmosphere to the property, whilst modern furnishings and amenities provide comfortable living. A rare feature of this property is its direct seafront access, with 90+ metres bordering right onto the white-pebbled Kerasia beach. Olivia is ideally located in the north-eastern corner of Corfu, often referred to as Kensington-on-Sea, next to renowned owners of European aristocracy. The property is positioned in a tranquil enclave, close to the small village of Kalami and a short drive from the popular town of Kassiopi.

Property ID: 6RJLPG 7 Beds / 5 Baths, 337 sq.m., Land Size: 4,400 sq.m., Price:

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Amethyst corfu

Located on a small hilltop, just off the central road between Corfu town and the island’s Golf Club, Amethyst is a sleek, elegant property with expansive views of the Corfiot countryside. The villa displays an eye-catching, modern architectural style, and comes complete with the services needed to experience the luxury island lifestyle. Every detail of this stunning property has been meticulously thought out, resulting in a true destination playground, perfect for both adults and children. Amethyst is built over two floors, providing easy access for all. On the ground floor is a spacious living area, complimented by a stylish dining room and kitchen with two double ovens. The villa has 5 chic bedrooms all of which are large and spacious - a master bedroom and 2 double bedrooms are on the ground floor, with another 2 bedrooms on the basement level. The master bedroom has its own en-suite bathroom with twin showers, a dressing room and private balcony with beautiful countryside views. The two basement bedrooms open up into the gardens, meaning they have their own independent access from outside, whilst flat floors and wide door openings make them suitable for wheelchair access. The basement also has a covered double garage and storage.

Property ID: 9Q74XW 5 Beds / 3 Baths, 440 sq.m., Land Size: 4,500 sq.m., Price:

â‚Ź 2,100,000

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Manor House corfu

A serene atmosphere, stunning views and one of the most scenic areas in Corfu: you’ll find it all at Manor House in Gastouri. The property has panoramic views of the sea and mainland; what’s not mentioned, is the location close to two beaches, so you can be there in no time. But 5 suite-style bedrooms, luxe amenities and all-time classic architecture make the property a place you will want to spend the rest of your life. In front of the house, a long terrace and infinity pool stretch out toward the sea, surrounded by lush greenery of 11,000 sq.m. You could easily spend the day relaxing in the chaise-longues and hammock on the terrace, or just as easily follow the path down to the massive cypress trees. Find a respite from the midday heat in the shaded, al fresco lounge area, and as the sun sets, cook local seafood and enjoy the outdoor living. Spend a romantic evening at the private terrace of the absolutely massive master suite and capture some of the most panoramic views of the island. The main entrance of the house leads into a lounge and dining area, large enough for grand entertaining, with sliding doors looking directly to the view. 3 double bedrooms make out the rest of the ground floor, each one with an en-suite bathroom. If you’re flying to Corfu, you will find it is just a short drive from Corfu’s Airport to the house, so you can be off the plane and on a lounge by the pool at the drop of a hat!

Property ID: J69XY3 5 Beds / 5 Baths, 400 sq.m., Land Size: 11,000 sq.m., Price:

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Bougainvillea corfu

This superbly restored villa for sale in Agios Markos, is located in a quiet area and can be accessed by a tarmacked road through Ipsos. The land on which the villa sits on, measures 7,000 sq.m. and used to be an olive grove. The current owner has restored the existing building, maintaining its character and has built a second guest house made of local stone. A gateway at the rear opens to the property, where there is an old stone-built stairway, with wide steps leading to the main house on the left-hand side and the guest house to the right. The main house features a very spacious covered veranda, 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The guest house features a sitting room and kitchen in on the ground floor and 2 bedrooms and a bathroom on the top level. The gardens are amazingly landscaped, with stone walls and paved areas. The swimming pool is located in the front of the main house and provides plenty of paved space for sunbathing. The grounds of the property are fenced off and feature 2 gateways. The house can be accessed by either the old path, or by a tarmacked driveway, where there is an electric gate which leads to a car port. All of the properties in the estate provide magnificent views towards Ipsos, the sea and Corfu town in the distance.

Property ID: 8BTBHJ 5 Beds / 5 Baths, Land Size: 7,000 sq.m., Price:

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Sunny Daze corfu

This newly-built villa in the north east of the island, in Agni Bay, has a stunning position, offering magnificent views across the Corfu channel and Albania. The villa has a floor area of 140 sq.m. and features a large living room with a fireplace, a modern fully fitted kitchen and a guest bathroom on the ground floor; a few steps up lead to a master suite with jacuzzi and shower room; a few steps down lead to a further 2 bedrooms, both with patio doors leading to the pool area. This outside area has been well-designed to incorporate the infinity pool, patios and a BBQ area and 50 sq.m. of verandas, while taking advantage of the stunning views. It is also possible to build a second villa, approximately 250 sq.m.

Property ID: 7NL5NL 4 Beds / 4 Baths, 150 sq.m., Land Size: 1,800 sq.m., Price:

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Terra Verde corfu

Pure, traditional lines play off an idyllic scenery at Terra Verde. This two-storey property, designed by renowned Greek architect Pericles Laskaris, is located within the picturesque Aghios Markos village. Unwind in its top-tier, azure-blue pool, or pamper yourself with a relaxing aromatherapy bath in your en-suite bathroom. In the evening, gaze over the magnificent Ipsos Beach, a five-minute drive by car, as night falls over the Ionian Sea. Feel the rhythm of life slow to a tranquil pace, as you emerge out to the residence’s outdoor spaces. Lush, terraced levels drop down behind the home. In several areas you’ll find amenities, such as a sweet little fireplace, a barbecue and a shaded outdoor sitting area, right on the edge of this unique property. In others, you’ll experience the timeless beauty of colourful gardens, columned pergolas and winding pathways. Lovers of classic Greek design will find their bliss at this property. The romantic, Romeo and Juliet turret-style lookout that forms part of the master bedroom, is the perfect place to fall in love all over again. A majestic blending of sun-faded greens and rich creams infuse the spaces with understated style. The carefully chosen iroko flooring allies the tradition of craftsmanship to state-of-theart finishing. From orange hued rays of sunrise to stunning purple sunsets, this property provides the most memorable views. Property ID: PX33HK 3 Beds / 3 Baths, 207 sq.m., Land Size: 4,897 sq.m., Price:

€ 950,000

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Green Escape corfu

A charming retreat tucked into the woods, Green Escape is truly a piece of Corfiot history in Pelekas, central Corfu. With its fairy-tale exterior and rural location, the 3-bedroom house feels like a secret hideaway. Start your day with a tour of the island and end it with a Greek-style welcome dinner and Prosecco toast with your family and friends. Relax on the covered veranda, with views spanning along the west coast beaches of Kontogialos and Glyfada. The character of the property is immediately noticeable, through the original hardwood floors, and immaculate antiques. The separate kitchen is fully-equipped, and exits to an outdoor sitting and dining area. A full bathroom is also present on the main floor, as well as a comfortable study. The grounds are a joy to walk through; with established paths through the mature cypress trees, which include a “hidden” outdoor seating at carefully planned lookout points. The waves can be heard crashing at the nearby beaches and the evening sunsets are extraordinary. Take in the panoramas from this historical gem and enjoy Corfu!!

Property ID: HWKFPV 3 Beds / 3 Baths, 200 sq.m., Land Size: 6,500 sq.m., Price:

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CENTAUREA corfu

Open yourself to unexpected moments at Centaurea. Modern comfortable furnishings, lush grounds, sea views and the Mediterranean weather create a relaxed, inviting ambience at this luxury Corfu residence. Invite your friends or family to see what serendipity awaits. Set on a peaceful, private hillside amid cork trees, Centaurea opens to a sun-kissed terrace overlooking the mountains and sea. Settle into a lounge chair in the sun, swim your private plunge pool or taste local seafood to serve at the dining area. The property’s features include a state of art kitchen with Miele appliances, a stone fire place, a fully equipped gym, a communal swimming pool and private spa. This exclusive secluded complex is made up of 16 houses and outbuildings dating back to over 200 years. In 2005, British architect Dominic Skinner purchased the abandoned hamlet and embarked on the development and restoration of the entire village back to its former glory, The distinctive design of the village and its traditional concept make it one of the remaining of its kind on the island. Though Centaurea feels secluded, it’s only a short drive from some of the best beaches and prettiest towns along the Corfu.

Property ID: 66CHWP 3 Beds / 3 Baths, 212,57 sq.m., Land Size: 580,89 sq.m., Price:

€ 950,000

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Rhodes Stretching almost 50 miles from Rhodes town in the northeast, to Prasonisi in the southwest, the island is over 200 miles from the Greek mainland, but only 11 miles from the southern shores of Turkey. This extreme location lends Rhodes an exotic air, and a plethora of different cultures have left their unique mark on the island. A short stroll in the UNESCO protected Old Town unveils the echoes of this historical melting-pot of civilisations, from the imposing medieval Grand Master’s Palace to the delicate Suleymaniye Mosque, juxtaposed with the elegant Jewish Quarter and the surprising Italian colonial architecture of the New Town. A cosmopolitan city, Rhodes town plays host to a never-ending rosta of cultural events, cafés, restaurants and bars, and retains its liveliness, even in the winter period. Dinner at the exclusive Marco Polo Mansion is a memorable event, housed in a 15th century Ottoman townhouse, belonging to a prominent Milanese artist and collector. Come sunset, the cream of Rhodian society gathers at Mavrikos in Lindos, ordering up plates of fresh sea urchin pasta and lobster risotto. Meanwhile, roof-top dining at the Melenos Hotel is an experience like no other. During the summer months, take a front row seat for views of the Aegean and Lindos Acropolis, or recline in the intimate interiors of the indoors Fouli Restaurant during the winter - either option guarantees an elegant evening of premium food, drink and people-watching. The windward northern coastline is a noted location for windsurfing and other water-sports, and, come summer, it becomes the meeting point for water-sports enthusiasts from around the world. Kite-surfers will love Prasonisi, a remote cape on the island’s most westerly corner and home to the Prasonisi Kitesurf Centre. Prasonisi’s constant cross-shore winds make it one of the top water-sport destinations in Europe: from one side the strong waves of the Aegean Sea are a draw for top-level surfers, whilst on the opposite side, the softer currents of the Mediterranean are perfect for beginners.

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Lindos village has many beautiful traditional homes. One of the finest is this exciting addition to the property market, which offers staggeringly beautiful views. Circa 1600, this is a traditional home-lover’s dream come true. Bursting with original features both inside and out, this is a property that does not fail to impress. With 4 bedrooms, it can comfortably accommodate families. A private outdoor courtyard complimented by plants and trees creates an oasis of peace and tranquility to enjoy for ever more. Spend evenings on the roof terrace and watch the changing colours as day turns into night. Take a short walk down into the village for dinner in one of the many top-quality restaurants or small family-run tavernas and appreciate Greek island-living to the full. Property ID: 369F8N 4 Beds / 1 Baths, 185 sq.m., Land Size: 344 sq.m., Price:

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Waterfront Treasure Rhodes

Do you dream of waking up each day, gazing on endless blue seas and skies? With this property you can fulfil those dreams. This superb, luxurious hideaway is only minutes from the historical town of Lindos, graced by the arid mountains of Navarone and the glistening aqua Aegean Sea. The villa and its grounds rest on the rocky coastline with unobstructed, sublime views. The front face of the villa is almost all glass, allowing dramatic sea and sky views to fill your vision, whilst flooding the interior with light. The minimalistic, contemporary style inside allows you to simply focus on the breathtaking views, divinely arranged in front of you. A swimming pool invites you to refresh, whilst a rock-carved pathway draws you down to the water’s edge and naturally-made paddling pools. The gardens cultivate a variety of Mediterranean trees and plants giving shade, colour and scent. The ground floor consists of a wide open-plan living and dining area with a fully fitted, modern kitchen, complete with appliances. There are 2 spacious bedrooms, each having their own patio area and en-suite bathroom. Stairs lead to an open hallway, which runs the length of the upper floor and again your eyes are attracted to the ocean views through the massive glass window. Three more bedrooms with balconies and two bathrooms complete the layout. All the bedrooms have floor to ceiling wardrobes and linen cupboards. The villa also has underfloor heating, solar water and air-conditioning. Complete privacy is insured, as the property is walled, fenced and has an electronic gate system. There is an enclosed garage and covered parking area suitable for cars or boat. A villa designed for its occupants to luxuriate in the sunny, Mediterranean lifestyle. Property ID: ENW2BT 5 Beds / 5 Baths, 280 sq.m., Land Size: 4,000 sq.m., Price:

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Ocean Vista Rhodes

We all know that living by the sea is a dream and a lifestyle that many of us aspire to. When life is a daily routine of work and obligations, who wouldn’t want to own this brand-new villa, located practically on the shore? A villa where you can sit back, breathe in the ocean and truly unwind. A contemporary villa finished using the highest quality materials to exacting standards. The concept throughout the design process of this home was cool, sharp simplicity. The interior designer who designed the villa certainly met the brief, as nothing is overstated or too much and meets perfectly the expectations of the most discerning of buyers, looking for rare beachfront real estate. With 5 bedrooms this is a spacious home, which could be used very comfortably and successfully to generate a rental income, or could just be kept for your special family moments. Moments where treasured memories are made. Coming to the market fully furnished as seen here, please contact us for pricing information and further details. Property ID: 1029 5 Beds / 3 Baths, 197 sq.m., Land Size: 1,005 sq.m., Price:

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Serendipity Rhodes

This most desirable house in the Old Town of Rhodes is exclusive, unrivalled and one of a kind. Nowhere else within the ancient walls is there another house of its type. A private swimming pool and private parking add immense value to this charming and historical property. The ground floor is a generous open-plan, loft-style space with stone work, wooden floors and ceilings, all creating a warm, rich atmosphere throughout. A large kitchen, with electrical appliances - including a wine cooler fridge, has room for informal dining, but there is also a more formal dining area. There is a cosy corner with an attractive open fireplace which is used as a “bedroom” and there are also 3 separate double bedrooms. All furniture, as seen, is included in the price. The upper floor, which is slightly smaller than the downstairs one, is not currently configured into defined spaces and is a “work in progress” for the new owners to complete to their own design. It is a completely separate apartment from the one downstairs, with stairs leading up from the courtyard. These two separate apartments create the perfect opportunity for the owner to benefit from living in one and renting out the other. This home combines comfort, and a relaxed, sociable style of living, where your friends and family will love to spend time. Add in the big advantage of that separate upstairs apartment, a large outdoor space with a swimming pool and you will see why this is such a unique property. Property ID: 64TFNT 3 Beds / 2 Baths, 380 sq.m., Price:

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Hermes Haven Rhodes

A sophisticated, modern villa, with clean lines and harmonious interiors, which blend well with the scenic views of blue sea and sky. An immediate sense of well-being and calm is created by the simplicity of design and cool tones of the decor. The bedrooms have fitted wardrobes and four out of five have beautiful sea views, with patio doors leading directly onto the terrace and infinity style swimming pool. The bathrooms repeat the pattern of neutral shades or simplistic, pure whites, pleasing to the eye, with a no-fuss, uncomplicated design, which is so much easier to keep clean! The villa also boasts electronically operated window shutters, mosquito screens and furniture in a complimentary, contemporary design. The kitchen comes complete with dish washer, washing machine, fridge and hob with oven. Outside, to help you enjoy the Greek lifestyle further and take full advantage of the glorious weather, during day or night, is an outdoor kitchen with a BBQ or try the outside shower under the stars. Ample space to enjoy entertaining family and friends and dining al fresco. This villa and its position are best described as “taking a breath of fresh air”, a sanctuary to unwind, leave your worries behind and simply enjoy living. Just turn the key and enter into this luxurious villa in a beautiful sought-after area. Property ID: 1031 5 Beds / 5 Baths, 146,49 sq.m., Price:

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Crete Loose yourself in Crete, Europe’s southernmost frontier and an island of stark contrasts. From the snow-capped mountains of the interior, looming imposingly over tiny, crumbling villages, to the elegant seafront resorts that fringe the changeable waters of the Mediterranean Sea, Crete is sure to enrapture your soul. The island’s rugged landscape hosts a particularly bountiful crop of herbs, and the heady scents of rosemary, thyme, oregano, chamomile and fennel perfume the air throughout the year. The largest of the Greek islands, measuring 160 miles in length, the Cretan landscape is a kaleidoscope of towns and villages, all with their own unique aura. From Heraklion, the capital and fourth largest city in Greece, to tiny Loutro and its quiet pebble beach, there’s something for everyone on this eclectic island. Every summer, the international jet-set descend on the chic village of Elounda, overlooking the sparkling waters of the Mirabello Bay and a favourite of international personalities, from Leonardo DiCaprio and Lady Gaga to the Saudi royal family. Dinner at the Calypso Elounda Peninsula is a unique experience and particularly favourite with yacht-owners moored nearby, whilst the more laid-back Lotus Eaters serves fresh, local fare in a luxuriously peaceful location. The island’s long coastline also offers a range of conditions suited to different water sports, from jet skiing and parasailing, to kitesurfing and sailing. iKiTe provides premium, professional kiteboarding in Heraklion, whilst the best surfing is found during the winter at Phalasarna Beach in the Chania region.

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Discover a world of privacy and style at Alma, a refined, contemporary villa on the northern coastline of Crete. Alma is located close to the bustling, historic city of Chania, with views out over the Aegean Sea and Chania harbour. Nestled quietly within an estate of 4,300 sq.m., the property benefits from mature gardens, filled with the floral scents of Crete, plus an ecopurified, heated infinity pool. Alongside the pool, an elegant pool bar and purposebuilt BBQ area creates the perfect outdoor living space, with a scattering of comfortable sun loungers, perfect for whiling away those long summer days. Alma is a modern villa, whitewashed in the traditional Mediterranean style, with big windows allowing the interiors to be flooded with natural sunlight. Inside, the property mixes neutral colour tones with contemporary touches, like sliding balcony doors, wood panels and stone-clad walls. The ground floor welcomes guests into two distinct living areas, a dining room and a large modern kitchen, with a double fridge and a built-in oven. With 5 bedrooms in total, the villa sleeps 10-12 people comfortably - there are 2 bedrooms on the lower ground floor, one on the ground floor and two on the upper ground floor, including the master bedroom. The master bedroom is king sized and also has a walk-in closet, a private lounge space, an office and an en-suite bathroom, with a heated plunge pool. The second bedroom, on the upper level, has a private bathroom with a jacuzzi bathtub and is currently configured with two single beds. On the ground floor is a small studio with

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an en- suite bathroom and a private living area, as well as direct access to the communal pool. This studio currently has an additional convertible sofa bed, meaning it can accommodate another two guests, as well as those in the queen size bed. The 2 bedrooms on the lower ground floor are airy and cool, both with queen size beds and en-suite bathrooms, whilst a spacious living area is also provided on this floor. Also, on the lower ground floor is the villa’s fully-equipped gym, as well as a relaxing spa area with a Turkish steam bath, a Scandinavian sauna and massage space. All the rooms in Alma overlook the property’s fragrant gardens and have panoramic views of the Aegean Sea and Chania. The villa is air-conditioned throughout, and also has warm central heating for the winter months, making it perfect for luxurious yearround living. Property ID: 66JHWS 5 Beds / 6 Baths, 650 sq.m., Land Size: 4,300 sq.m., Price:

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Petra is a one-of-a-kind luxury villa in western Crete, completed in September 2016. This secluded, seafront villa provides full privacy, set within a gorgeous natural environment, overlooking a bubbling creek. Dive in the large infinity pool, relax on one of the five terraces and enjoy unique outdoor dining, with breathtaking views out over the amazing Bay of Zeus. This is the place to enjoy privacy and comfort, while indulging in the luxury island lifestyle. The villa’s architecture is resolutely modern and minimalist, partly carved into the rocks and blending in perfectly with the unspoiled nature surrounding the property. This unique style has resulted in the villa being featured in Greek and international architecture magazines. The interiors are spacious and luxurious, with high quality furnishings. The outdoor area offers a unique relaxation experience, with its five separate terraces, a 60 sq.m. heated infinity pool and breathtaking sea views. While totally secluded, offering a sole access to a creek, the villa is only 5 minutes from Almyrida and its beaches, restaurants and water sport activities, 30 minutes from Chania and 45 minutes from Chania International Airport. Property ID: 7PLDJ4 5 Beds / 5 Baths, 285 sq.m., Land Size: 4,800 sq.m., Price:

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Avra Blue Estate crete

These eight unique properties are part of a harmonious complex, which can be sold as a whole or divided in groups of four properties with a guaranteed 6% ROI for 2 years. Experience the ultimate blue vistas of owning these properties here in Chania, minutes from the heart of town and the golden sand beaches of Crete. Exclusive style, sophisticated architecture and high-quality construction may make it challenging for you to leave your comfortable and idyllic surroundings to discover all the island has to offer. Located at a seafront setting, each property is built on three levels, sparing no luxury. On the outside, the aquamarine private pool is surrounded by a lush garden, looking out to the glistening sea. The surrounding area of each property is approximately 2,000 sq.m., fully landscaped and follows high aesthetics. The gardens and swimming pool areas are havens of relaxation and designed in order to provide privacy and add serene atmosphere in each villa, while a shared tennis court with an area of approximately 650 sq.m. lies within the boundaries of the properties. Whether you love technology, outdoor activities or both, Avra Blue Estate will cater for your needs. Enjoy the al fresco spots of cool shade and radiant light, as well as the panoramic views. Enjoy a meal or create your own masterpiece in the fully-equipped kitchen, using fresh local products of the highest quality. The living and dining areas exude sleek simplicity. And the décor throughout is calming with splashes of vibrant colour to bring it to life. Each villa is approximately 200 sq.m. and boasts 4 bedrooms, sleeping a maximum of 8 guests. All bedrooms have air-conditioning for maximum comfort. There’s plenty to see and do within a short distance of Avra Blue Estate. Take your pick from a glorious sandy beach, restaurants and shopping outlets in the local town. An added bonus is that the airport is only a 30-minute drive away. Property ID: RGLSEL 32 Beds / 32 Baths, 1,600 sq.m., Land Size: 16,000 sq.m., Price:

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Paros A medium sized island, Paros is a pleasingly round shape, formed by a single mountain, sloping gently down on all sides towards the sea. Just a 3-4-hour ferry trip from Athens, or a short 40-minute flight from Athens to Paros National Airport, the island is well connected and centrally located within the Aegean, making it the perfect choice for international visitors, all year long. Peaceful throughout the winter, Paros bursts into life come summer, with countless boutiques, cafĂŠs, artisan workshops and traditional shops opening their doors to visitors from the Greek mainland and beyond. Despite its role as a popular tourist destination, Paros has managed to preserve its local spirit in a way some other islands have not. Traditional houses are whitewashed, with blue doors and window-frames, whilst larger buildings may have beautiful private gardens, filled to the brim with fragrant orange trees and vibrant bougainvilleas. The first choice for the smart set is Naousa, a typical Cycladic settlement, filled with cobbled streets and simple, white buildings. The tiny harbour is home to countless traditional tavernas and ouzeries, whilst the sight of fresh octopus hung up to dry is a regular, ever-day occurrence. Gastronomy lovers are spoiled for choice at this culinary hotspot of the Aegean, with prestigious names including Barbarossa, Mario Restaurant and Le Sud, serving the freshest seafood all summer long. Naousa also boasts a vivid nightlife scene, from elegant city clubs and award-winning bars to traditional kafeneions and laid-back cafĂŠs.

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Whispers of the sea Paros

Ideally located with breathtaking views of the splendid Aegean Sea this marvellous stone built villa is the perfect summer choice retreat for its owner. Situated in Makrya Miti, on the southeast side of the Cycladic island, it boasts a beachfront scenery and it promises total relaxation of mind and soul. Its minimalistic stone exterior is in contrast with the dominant white and blue of the Cycladic scenery and that feature makes its architecture and design unique. Enjoy the spacious and luxurious outdoor area, surrounded by a Mediterranean garden and when you don’t feel like swimming in the pool explore the beautiful sandy beach just a few steps away. When entering the house, a sense of peace and well-being immediately puts you at ease. The property offers several types of accommodation and in several levels. Choose among the Main House, the independent guesthouse or the guest suite sleeping in total 12 guests. All offer clean lines and modern furnishings with warm colours, as the owner has chosen neutral tones and wood as the dominant material. Property ID: 46YWBG 6 Beds, 546 sq.m., Land Size: 12,000 sq.m., Price:

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Phos is an enchanting property, flooded with the revitalising light of the Aegean islands and showcasing its minimal Cycladic architecture at every turn! While the rest of Paros can feel busy in the peak summer months, this whitewashed villa provides a haven of calmness and privacy, distilling the essence of Greek summertime into a simple, yet luxurious environment. Located in the northern part of the island and only 2 km. from the picturesque town of Naoussa, Phos features 5 bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms and comfortable contemporary common areas. The villa welcomes guests and residents via an impressive stone-built entrance corridor, separating the property into two cubic units. An ancient olive tree shades a peaceful sitting area, whilst a large pergola is perfect for al fresco entertaining. The villa also boasts panoramic views of the surrounding area, including the famous Kolymbithres Beach. Property ID: 46RKT2 5 Beds / 6 Baths, 300 sq.m., Land Size: 11,000 sq.m., Price:

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Sublime Paros

This incredible property of sensuous lifestyle and privacy is located on the Western part of the island, with magnificent views of the port of Paros. Its interior features stunning displays of fine stone and wooden finishes, providing an exquisite character to the traditional Cycladic decoration. After a day by the private pool or on the sandy beach of Martselo, just a 2-minute walking distance, sit down at the outdoor dining area and enjoy a good glass of wine from your private vineyard under the Mediterranean sky, while contemplating amazing sunsets over the crystal Mediterranean Sea. This astonishing property consists of two separate properties next to each other, each with a magnificent large living room, a grand aesthetic kitchen and 4 spacious bedrooms, all lightened by the natural sunlight. Enjoy the Greek hospitality even more, by relaxing at your private jacuzzi and steam bath, keeping a healthy natural glowing skin. Grab your Rowe and walk to one of the most beautiful beaches of Paros and enjoy its crystal waters. This exquisite estate promises its owners the most superior experience, making it the most pleasurable vacation home with a lot of remarkable moments. Property ID: F487JE 8 Beds / 8 Baths, 438 sq.m., Land Size: 7,000 sq.m., Price:

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skiathos The island of Skiathos is well known for its abundance of beautiful beaches, dense pine forests, bustling nightlife and influx of tourists, making it one of the most vibrant islands in the northern Sporades. Its picture-postcard architecture certainly has that ‘wow’ factor, with whitewashed little houses, red-tiled mansions, iconic churches and meandering alleyways, screaming traditional Cycladic style. It’s quite the Instagram-lovers paradise, due to its exotically emerald waters and, with over 60 immaculate beaches to choose from, where to start? Those in the know go for beaches like Koukounaries or Golden Sand in the southwestern part of the island, or hang out at Megali Ammos and Ahladies, where the crystal-clear waters are fringed by traditional tavernas. Water sports lovers head for fun friendly Banana Beach, while those seeking seclusion opt for the western coast or take a boat to pebbled Lalaria beach in the northeast. Since Mama Mia, Skiathos has never been the same - albeit in a good way. With several of the scenes being shot on the island, the celebrity interest seems to have risen in this charming getaway for Grecophiles. A walk around Papadiamanti Street may lead to bumping into the likes of Colin Firth, Tom Hanks or Goldie Hawn, giving the island that glamorous star status, without the noise factor. It’s all very low-key, and romantically quaint, something that seems to appeal to the rich who-don’t always-want-to-be-famous. On the other hand, party animals can find a wealth of venues where they can bop till they drop under the influence of chilled cocktails and hypnotic dance music, like Pure Club, Kahlua and the BBC Club, where all-nighters are the norm. Foodies gather at the main town to enjoy island tastes and modern trends, from seafood to top-quality meats, like Kivo Creative and Elia’s Restaurants, while Italian eateries such as La Cucina di Maria offer that extra Italian touch.

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Mediterranean Blossom Skiathos

Surrounded by scented trees and lush greenery, Mediterranean Blossom sits handsomely above the magnificent Skiathian coastline. Gracefully overlooking your semi-private beach, with powdery sand and sparkling turquoise waters, this outstanding property is an oasis of luxury and relaxation. Slip into your glorious swimming pool, enjoy a massage session in your spa room by the pool, or settle on a lounger and gaze across the rolling hillsides and sparkling sea. Marvel at the breathtaking sunsets from your tranquil terrace. This is a magnificent property, combining the Mediterranean architecture with a setting blessed with ageless beauty. Situated on a property of 9,000 sq. m., with an expansive outdoor living space surrounded by an enchanted garden, Mediterranean Blossom defines privacy. The main house consists of 4 bedrooms with amazing views of the Mediterranean Sea, a cosy living area and a beautiful dining area, surrounded by lush greenery and manicured gardens, enough to complete that perfect fairy tale setting. The guest house, a real beach house just a few steps from the sandy beach, offers two double and one triple bedroom, large enough for your beloved guests, offering total comfort while boasting scenic views. Rise and shine in the mornings with the extremely rejuvenating energy of this mansion. From this exclusive vantage point the captivating light will dance around you on lazy days in the sun. As dusk falls and shadows lengthen across the manicured garden, you’ll be caressed by gentle sea breezes. Hidden from your neighbours, this is a pristine haven, guaranteeing complete privacy. Enjoy al fresco dining around the delightful table, complemented by traditional chairs, have a drink by the pool or slip into a robe in your dressing room and fall into the arms of your spacious bed. The summer breeze is nested into this resplendent property and your spirit will be renewed and awakened from the Mediterranean Blossom! Property ID: CZ5G4F 7 Beds / 7 Baths, 700 sq.m., Land Size: 9,000 sq.m., Price:

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Seascape Skiathos

The refreshing green of the forest and the wonderful blue of the sky is the only thing that prevails in this quiet location. Built between the most popular beaches of the island, Koukounaries and Banana, Seascape, quite literally dipped in green, deceives you by making you think that it is part of the landscape. “Green”, environmentally friendly, with a unique high-end design and architecture, Seascape is there to offer exclusive benefits to all those who want to experience the most extraordinary private, luxurious summer holidays. The property invites you to live in luxury, but with respect to the environment, to be inside and outside at the same time, to enjoy your holidays with ultimate exclusivity and relaxation, in a house that has become an architectural landmark in Skiathos island. At just 200 metres from the villa, one can walk to one of the most important wetlands in the Mediterranean, Strofilia. The Strofilia forest and the lagoons area is a place of rest or stay for a great number of birds. The spring and autumn months, during which bird migration takes place, present a particularly interesting and intense activity, making it one of the top bird-watching sites in Greece. Some of the species are: Short-toed eagle, Marsh harrier, Eagle-owl, Dalmatian pelican, Greater flamingo, Glossy ibis, Purple heron, Ferruginous duck, Black-winged stilt, Collared pratincole, Great spotted cuckoo, Bee-eater, Rock nuthatch etc. Property ID: J4S9LV 6 Beds / 6 Baths, 434 sq.m., Land Size: 2,600 sq.m., Price:

€ 2,850,000

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VerdeBlue Skiathos

VerdeBlue is a luxury, sea-front villa, located on the renowned Greek island of Skiathos, northwest of the Aegean Sea. It is set on one of the most prestigious spots of Skiathos, which has been awarded with the Blue Flag award for its beautiful Mikros Vasilias beach. The property is entirely engulfed in pine trees, olive and luscious oak trees, with a panoramic view of the Aegean pelages. VerdeBlue is well renowned for its plethora of amenities. Its grand infinity pool offers spectacular, unobstructed views of the Aegean Sea, while multiple outdoor lounges invite for warm conversations and late-night star gazing. The house doesn’t shy from its opulent design; an elevator that transports guests to all three floors and a wine cellar at the ground floor. An indoor fitness centre, a spa and massage room also adorn the premise, for those seeking to be relieved from their pompous, daily routines and a pool bar to sooth the body and soul afterwards. Built with the highest standards of luxury living, VerdeBlue encompasses modern technology, comfort and high-level security, along with energy efficiency all year round. The main residence consists of three levels, the top floor boasting its main veranda, complete with a 5-seat jacuzzi spa and endless panoramic views of the ocean. On the lower floors, there are 4 fully furnished independent apartments, each accommodating large outdoor seating areas. There are several master bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms in the entire complex, along with guest houses to accommodate further stay-ins. Its sleek, minimalistic design, along with its spacious interior and large terraces on all three levels, adhere for its renowned reputation on the island. Property ID: H39VV4 11 Beds / 13 Baths, 985 sq.m., Land Size: 3,655 sq.m., Price:

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Seaside Vista Skiathos

The beach front “Seaside Vista” estate consists of two magnificent villas of 5 and 6 bedrooms each located at Agia Paraskevi Skiathos. A secluded south facing golden sandy beach a few steps from the Villas makes this property an ultra-luxury combination of privacy and serenity. The main villa of over 500 sq.m features 5 bedrooms and 2 spacious living/dining areas, one indoor and one outdoor, and plenty of open air sitting areas around the infinity pool. On the top floor there is a luxurious master bedroom with a private entrance while a separate study having access to a private balcony that enjoys the Aegean Sea breathtaking views. The upper villa of over 350 sq.m features 6 bedrooms and an indoor living /dining area while next to its infinity pool there is a semi enclosed living/dining area were you can peacefully enjoy your special moments or organize a barbecue party with plenty of friends. Seaside Vista offers space for every activity like indoor table tennis, football table, listening to music or studying, making your family vacation unique. Indulge yourself in luxury with all the facilities your heart may desire. You can choose among swimming in any of the two infinity pools overlooking the Aegean Sea, enjoying your drinks under the glorious Greek sun or relaxing in any of the numerous balconies admiring the Villa’s breathtaking views! Property ID: S88WQ3 11 Beds / 13 Baths, 900 sq.m., Land Size: 3,900 sq.m., Price:

€ 6,800,000

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syros Sitting prettily right in the centre of the Cyclades, Syros is a sophisticated island, yet it remains unknown to most tourists and travellers. As the capital of the Cyclades, the island has a large local population, resulting in a buzzing social scene. The jewel in Syros’ crown is undoubtedly its capital, Ermoupoli. The city was founded during the Greek Wars of Independence in the 1820s and soon became the commercial and industrial centre of Greece, playing a more important role than Piraeus – after all, “Ermopouli” means “City of Hermes”, and Hermes was the god of commerce! Visitors today can wander the streets, admiring the imposing neoclassical architecture and enjoying the town’s aristocratic atmosphere, elegant cafés and upmarket boutiques. Due to the city’s importance (it is home to the region’s courts and public offices), Ermoupoli is a thriving town, even in the winter months, making it unique in the Aegean as an excellent option for yearround living. Gastronomy on Syros is a strong rival to any found on Mykonos or Santorini – as an island with a year-round population, the restaurants rely on local customers rather than tourists, so have to serve top-quality food. The island was historically populated with refugees from Asia Minor, a group renowned for their culinary skills, which still filters through today. Local specialties include the tooth-achingly sweet loukoumi, with its rainbow of flavours and fillings. Outside of the capital, Syros is dotted with the usual Cycladic villages and beaches – pictureperfect Kini is one of the best in the Aegean, with its un-spoilt beach and laid-back atmosphere. Meanwhile, Finikias is the island’s yachting centre, with a contemporary marina, perfect for mooring or chartering sailboats.

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Modern touches meet neoclassic elegance at Majestic Ambience. Located at Finikas, on the southwest side of the island of Syros, this property offers a sheltered marina for your yacht, from where you may start your Cyclades-hopping. With accommodations for 14 and plenty of picturesque indoor/outdoor space, Majestic Ambience is the synonym of extraordinary living. A serene beach, two imposing palms in the entrance, and the deep blue sea, provide a vibrant setting for Majestic Ambience’s inspiring architecture. The most iconic aspects of the Greek and Roman styles can be found in the grand foyer, the living room and throughout the 7 en-suite bedrooms. Columns, stone, marble, moulded ceilings, and ornate decor will make you feel like the former owners of this property, a noble family of Syros. The living spaces are grand, made for entertaining. Outside, you will enjoy some of the finest coastline the world has to offer. On Majestic Ambience’s palm tree-lined terrace, you will find the private oasis of your dreams. Lounge chairs on the deck make for the perfect spot to soak in the Greek sun with a cool drink in hand. Carefully manicured gardens and sun loungers surround the outdoor pool, a great scene for an afternoon barbecue. Later in the night, head up to the secondfloor balcony, relax under the starry sky and sip a glass of wine. Your best life begins with a home that inspires you. Property ID: X7ZRCG 7 Beds / 7 Baths, 550 sq.m., Land Size: 5,400 sq.m., Price:

€ 3,500,000

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Epavlis is a magnificent historic property, built in 1864 and once the dwelling of an eminent family. The villa is a listed building and is representative of the neoclassical style which flourished in the 19th century in Ermoupolis, the iconic Cycladic city in which it is located. Epavlis is situated in the aristocratic Vaporia quarter of the city, within walking distance of the famous Miaouli Square, making it the perfect island piedà-terre. Epavlis was restored from the ground-up in 2016, resulting in a fully-functioning, modern, five-star guest house. The property would make an ideal family home or summertime retreat, and boasts beautiful sea views from its elegant interiors. The villa measures 400 sq.m. and is spread over three levels, including a gorgeous rooftop terrace. Inside, each room has been decorated in neutral colour tones, complimenting the property’s historic character and heritage.

Property ID: WQVXGT 5 Beds / 5.5 Baths, 400 sq.m., Land Size: 135 sq.m., Price:

€ 2,300,000

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Enetikon syros

Enetikon is a beautiful villa located in Ermoupolis, the capital of Syros, and the administrative capital of the Cycladic islands as a whole. This gorgeous mansion was built in 1870 by a prominent family, and is a classic example of the neoclassical style which flourished in Ermoupolis, in the 19th century. The mansion features 4 double bedrooms and 5 bathrooms and measures 370 sq.m. in total, spread across 3 levels. On entering the villa, guests will first discover the living room with its iconic ceiling frescos and signature decorative style. The dining room is a spacious area with direct access onto a large, shaded veranda, with a unique, beehivepatterned roof. The property benefits from aristocratic views out over the rooftops of Ermoupolis and would make the ideal year-round base for lovers of luxury island living. Enetikon is ideally located just 300 m. away from the main square and its buzzing bars and cafes. Additionally, just 100 m. from the house is a beautiful beach, with crystalclear waters and wonderful views out across the picturesque old town. Ermoupolis is the ideal Cycladic town, as it hosts residents all year round and is still a fantastic place to be in the cooler winter months.

Property ID: H3L9GK 4 Beds / 5 Baths, 370 sq.m., Land Size: 235 sq.m., Price:

â‚Ź 2,200,000

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tinos With its strong viticulture and world-class food, Tinos is an engaging place, with a lively and passionate local community, spread throughout its 50 picturesque villages. Just a 20-minute ferry ride from Mykonos, the island is worlds away from the hedonistic party scene, and is the perfect location for those looking for a more authentic Greek lifestyle experience. Tinos has recently started making waves on the international foodie scene, due to its unique landscape, producing world-class wines, herbs, honey and cheeses. However, it is already an undoubted leader in the realm of Greek wines. T-Oinos Wines is an organic vineyard, supplying high-end restaurants across Europe, including Alain Ducasse, whilst the Domaine de Kalathas is an off-grid vineyard, making use of 150-year-old ungrafted vines. In fact, this windswept island is said to be Greece’s new wine frontier, with its sandy soil protecting the local terroir from the phylloxera pest. Meanwhile, beer aficionados will love the multi-award-winning Nissos Microbrewery, open for tours and tastings throughout the summer. No place has a richer marble-crafting tradition than Tinos, and this glittering white stone is used throughout the island to a stunning effect. Discover Pyrgos, an iconic village, decorated throughout with intricate marble carvings and almost an outdoor museum in its own right. Be sure to explore the interior of the island, puzzling over the surreal lunar landscape of Volax and its mysterious, monumental boulders. Driving around the island, visitors will spot ornately decorated pigeon houses, dotted across the landscape. These date from the 17th century, when pigeons were a useful source of both meat and fertiliser! Sports enthusiasts can take advantage of the annual Tinos Challenge, a part of the Cyclades Trail Cup. Held in December, the event includes three demanding races, including a 20-km. trail, a mountainous sprint and a ‘mini challenge’. Tinos is also an ideal location for water sports - Kolybithra Beach on the northeast coast is a particular surfing paradise, with wild waves and strong meltemi winds throughout the summer months.

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Inviting Sunsets TINOS

This is an exceptional property that stands in a 5,700 sq.m. plot, within a 115,000 sq.m. private, gated peninsula, shared with just ten unique residences. Walk to any of the sides of the peninsula and you will discover endless sandy beaches, the closest of which is only 150 m. away. Invite your family to get to know about authentic Greek life or offer your friends hospitality and put them up in one of the 6 fully furnished bedrooms. The interior of the house has custom-made, designer items and art pieces offering a great lifestyle and a chic way of living. Catch the sun rays at the infinity pool and recharge your batteries before going back to normal. The property is designed and constructed by one of the leading architectural teams in Greece and stands on a hilltop, enjoying panoramic sea views of the Aegean Sea and a number of the Cycladic islands. The island of Tinos is known for its sacred Greek Orthodox pilgrimage, but also for its natural beauty, marble ornamented villages, hidden bays, dovecotes, terraced hillsides and misty mountains. You will never feel lack of excitement in this place, since the area is ideal for hiking and footpaths leading to mountainous villages, old windmills and dovecotes, abandoned monasteries and there are many secluded beaches. At the back of the peninsula lies the traditional village of Kardiani, where you can discover authentic Greek life. Property ID: C4CJVQ 6 Beds / 5 Baths, 341 sq.m., Land Size: 5,700 sq.m., Price:

â‚Ź 1,680,000

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Delorean TINOS

The sun-kissed island of Tinos was home to the greatest sculptors and painters of Greek antiquity, and it is here that a fresh, bright and modern property is waiting to be discovered! Delorean is a stunning piece of real estate, featuring elegant villas, private pools and breathtaking gardens, ideal for year-round accommodation, as well as summer getaways. Sitting on 8,000 sq.m. of land, this amazing asset includes a grand infinity pool, a professional private kitchen, a unique contemporary art gallery and over one hectare of mature gardens, filled with olive trees, grapevines and fragrant herbs. With whitewashed interiors and tasteful decorative design, the residences are divided across two levels and include everything needed for 21st century luxury living. The upper levels contain a spacious living/dining room area, a fully equipped kitchen, WC, a fireplace and a spacious veranda with pergola and BBQ area, whilst the lower levels feature the bedrooms, bathrooms, laundry room, storage room and further verandas. Minimalist furnishings are combined with rustic elements, including exposed stone walls and natural materials, whilst high-tech touches and contemporary features bring a sense of the urban to this idyllic island set-up. Delorean is perfect for anyone seeking state-of-the-art real estate in the Cycladic islands.

Property ID: V5WS7W 27 Beds / 33 Baths, 1,550 sq.m., Land Size: 8,000 sq.m., Price:

â‚Ź 4,600,000

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Elia TINOS

An under-development, luxurious, traditional stone house, Elia is a peaceful retreat part of a unique development - with unrivalled views of the Cycladic panorama. Sculptures of historic land and old stone yards meet the temples of Poseidon and Amphitrite, at the most tempting location of Tinos. With a rapid delivery, this piece of Art only awaits your personal finishes and touch. This exquisite property boasts gold sunsets, the view of passing sailboats and changes of sceneries with respect to the seasons, in a very peaceful and soothing way. Follow the old paved path and enjoy a walk to the Chora, where you may enjoy local delicacies and drinks. Bathed in natural light, the open-plan living area is a peaceful space, where a comfortable lounge and dining area are married harmoniously. Soft, mellow wooden features and tastefully exposed stonework complement simple elegant furniture, to create a wonderfully serene ambiance. By night, watch the ethereal bright sky, lounge with a cocktail by the pool, admiring the mesmerizing panoramic views of the sparkling Aegean Sea. When you’re ready for your beauty sleep, simply block out the light with traditional shutters and sleep as long as you like in your en-suite master bedroom, with direct access to the yard and the veranda. Within the development, there is a private tavern that dates back 400 years, a small chapel and a community house, with a kitchen and outside barbeque available to the residents. In this relaxed, secluded corner of Tinos you can unwind or explore to your heart’s content.

Property ID: F3LML2 5 Beds / 6 Baths, 290 sq.m., Land Size: 2,135 sq.m., Price:

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White Element TINOS

This newly renovated villa is located on the island of Tinos, in Porto Pyrgos, only 7 km. away from the port of Tinos, offering unobstructed views of Mykonos and Tinos. The villa boasts 200 sq.m. of interior spaces and 5 acres of land and is divided into three independent buildings: a luxury house, a luxury studio and a private room with views of the surrounding mountains and sea. The luxury house is the biggest of the three and features a common lounge, a fully equipped kitchen, a large pergola and an outdoor swimming pool. The studio offers a large common space with bedrooms, a bathroom and an outdoor pool. The third building has been made into a private haven, featuring a fully furnished interior and a beautiful bathroom with mountain and sea views. Whether it be for a couple’s getaway or for your friends and guests, this villa offers all the amenities required for a comfortable, all-inclusive vacation.

Property ID: 8PFQ73 4 Beds / 4 Baths, 200 sq.m., Land Size: 5,000 sq.m., Price:

â‚Ź 900,000

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Verde Antico TINOS

A luxurious, traditional stone house, Verde Antico is a peaceful retreat - part of a unique development - with unrivalled views of the Cycladic panorama. Sculptures of historic land and old stone yards meet the temples of Poseidon and Amphitrite, at the most tempting location of Tinos. This exquisite property boasts gold sunsets, the view of passing sailboats and changes of sceneries with respect to the seasons, in a very peaceful and soothing way. Follow the old paved path and enjoy a walk to the Chora, where you may enjoy local delicacies and drinks. Bathed in natural light, the open-plan living area is a peaceful space, where a comfortable lounge and dining area are married harmoniously. Soft, mellow, wooden features and tastefully exposed stonework complement simple elegant furniture to create a wonderfully serene ambiance. By night, watch the ethereal bright sky, lounge with a cocktail by the pool, admiring the mesmerizing panoramic views of the sparkling Aegean Sea. When you’re ready for your beauty sleep, simply block out the light with traditional shutters and sleep as long as you like in your en-suite master bedroom with direct access to the yard and veranda. Within the development, there is a private tavern that dates back 400 years, a small chapel and a community house, with a kitchen and outside barbeque available to the residents. In this relaxed, secluded corner of Tinos you can unwind or explore to your heart’s content.

Property ID: 7XQ54K 4 Beds / 5 Baths, 210 sq.m., Land Size: 1,200 sq.m., Price:

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Glypto TINOS

Glypto enjoys beautiful sunsets, the view of Cyclades and changes of sceneries with respect to the seasons in a very peaceful and soothing way. However, the main town, Chora, which hosts the port, is only ten minutes away. Furthermore, the inclination of the plot and the surroundings is such that the majestic views it enjoys are secured from any future development. It occupies land area greater than a thousand square metres with beautifully appointed gardens and cultivation that can be further customized. Private Collection 4 Beds / 4 Baths, 200 sq.m., Land Size: 2,000 sq.m., Price:

â‚Ź 680,000

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Aegean islands Awe-Inspiring Aegean Islands. The Aegean Sea is an azure expanse, full of spectacular islands tumbling down from mainland Greece in the north, to the shores of Crete in the south. A drone’s eye-view reveals hundreds of glittering isles, each one outshining the other in rich culture, magical scenery and popularity. Take Andros in the Cyclades, known as a magnet for art lovers, with its Museum of Contemporary Art having featured works by Picasso, Matisse and Joan Miró, to name but a few. British comedian Rowan Atkinson has a holiday home there and can be spotted in town every now and then. Tiny Antiparos, next to Paros, has become second home to Tom Hanks, and is a hip summer destination for stars like Madonna. Ios to the south has retained its trendy nightlife scene, while offering a showering of spa hotels and designer boutiques. Closer to Athens, Kea is an up-and- coming getaway for city dwellers seeking luxury villa life, with the exclusive One&Only resort already under development. A spiritual escape, Patmos in the Dodecanese has bewitched stars like Richard Gere and Julia Roberts, both frequent visitors to this enchanting location. Lesvos in the north Aegean is very much the island that time forgot, making it the perfect place to absorb authentic vibes and culinary treats. Sitting on the edge of the southeastern Aegean, Symi is a colourful bastion of all things Greek, from its grand mansion houses to lively cafes, and is the place to simply sip on a fine local wine and enjoy those intoxicating sea views.

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Domus ios

Domus is an architectural masterpiece. Designed by a prominent Greek architect, it blends harmoniously on the barren Cycladic landscape of Ios island. Located on a hillside above Mylopotas Bay the villa boasts unobstructed, 180° sea views, with the islands of Santorini and Sikinos visible in the distance. Mylopotas is known for its long sandy golden beach and its crystal clear waters awarded recently a Blue Flag. The villa sits within a complex of four properties, each having been designed with particular attention to detail and luxury living in mind. Domus is built in a bioclimatic, cave style with a surface area of 337 sqm. The main living space has a 10m long window, opening up onto the large pool (85 sqm) and a terrace with expansive sea views. The property contains four double bedrooms with en-suites, an open plan kitchen, living room, dining area, laundry, pantry and guest bathroom. All four bedrooms open out onto a common relaxation area which boasts an additional 75 sqm pool. There is also a twobedroom guesthouse (80 sqm) with its own open plan kitchen, living room and dining area, and which also benefits from stunning views out over the Mediterranean Sea.

Property ID: DTPZ9R 6 Beds / 6 Baths, 415 sq.m., Land Size: 4,000 sq.m., Price:

â‚Ź 4,000,000

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Arsinoe ios

The whitewashed Cycladic island of Ios is a typical Aegean idyll, with bright blue skies, ultramarine seas and dreamy landscapes. Arsinoe is the combination of two unique properties totalling 270 sq.m. in size, resulting in the holiday house of your dreams. The estate is located on a hill perched above the captivating Mylopotas bay and boasts unobstructed 180-degree views out across the deep blue of the Aegean Sea. What’s more, the beautiful islands of Santorini and Sikinos are visible in the distance. Arsinoe is just 4 km. from the main town of Ios and 9 km. from the main port. Mylopotas beach, one of the most popular beaches on the island, if not Greece, makes Arsinoe a particularly attractive base for sun-seekers and party animals. The beautiful sandy beach is lapped by crystal-clear waters and has been awarded a Blue Flag for its high environmental standards. Arsinoe is constructed from local materials, including stone, wood and glass, and has been designed with contemporary luxury living in mind. Modern features and open spaces are combined with the simplicity of traditional island architecture, meaning one is bound to fall in love with this Cycladic home at first sight!

Property ID: 648QPV 6 Beds / 5 Baths, 270 sq.m., Land Size: 4,000 sq.m., Price:

â‚Ź 1,750,000

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Sariza andros

The property was built in 2006, on a 4,000-sq.m. beach front plot, using local stone. It has a regularly maintained garden, a swimming pool and panoramic sea views. A private beach is accessible via stairs. It expands on three levels; basement, ground and first floor. The ground floor has a living area inviting up to 10 guests, a fully fitted kitchen and a dining area. The first floor has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. An extra bedroom can be found at the basement and ground floors too. There are two fireplaces and the ceilings are covered with painted wood. Indoor stone-built walls and details add to the property’s traditional and eclectic style. Next to the swimming pool there is a sitting area under a sophisticated pergola, with dining and bar facilities. The house is sold completely furnished and it is equipped with central heating and ceiling fans. A careful selection of natural decorative materials, such as wooden logs and items made of clay, blend the property with its local environment and add to its special charm.

Property ID: V2N4RT 5 Beds / 3 Baths, 340 sq.m., Land Size: 4,000 sq.m., Price:

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Sea Frame Antiparos

It seems that tiny Antiparos is the destination - at the heart of the Cyclades - that attracts those who enjoy the tranquility of an island, which is, at the same time, popular among its passionate followers. In this case, arty Athenians. For the lovers of traditional Cycladic architecture with narrow paved streets, whitewashed houses and lovely blue-domed churches, this is the place to be. Sea Frame is a unique 900 sq.m. villa, situated in a 9,000 sq.m. area of land. This exclusive property benefits from the most spectacular views to a mosaic of islands, such as Sikinos, Syros, Tinos and Mykonos and to the west, Sifnos and Serifos islands, providing a sanctuary for guests to relax and escape. The sun kissed villa is spread on three levels; ground level, lobby and first floor. On the first floor there are 3 bedrooms with private balconies. The fourth and fifth bedroom are located at the lobby level and there is a last one on the ground floor. The very spacious outdoor areas feature a tempting swimming pool with “windows with a view”, towards the endless Aegean blue sea.

Property ID: J3NX58 7 Beds / 7 Baths, 900 sq.m., Land Size: 9,000 sq.m., Price:

€ 4,600,000

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Serenity KEA

Proudly overlooking Koundouros bay and just a breath away from Athens, this 7- bedroom property boasts majestic views of the endless Aegean blue. Located in the serene Cycladic island of Kea (Tzia), this inspiring stone-made residence is the epitome of modern architecture, harmoniously linked to the natural landscape of the island. The views from the terraces are captivating panoramas of the sea and sky. From your modern, comfortable fabric loungers you may enjoy your cocktail, whilst the breathtaking infinity pool overflows with charm into the sea, creating an idyllic environment for endless summer nights. Let the younger members of your company lay on the playground, while you experience a session in your modern sauna, after working out in the gym or the tennis court, with unique views. Its clean lines and simplicity are highlighted by earth-toned elements, given a dash of brilliance by pop artwork. Light and luxury bless this exquisite property, making Serenity the flagship of Kea island.

Property ID: 5HFCSN 7 Beds / 7 Baths, 600 sq.m., Land Size: 4,500 sq.m., Price:

â‚Ź 4,600,000

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Armonioso KEA

In the Cycladic island of Kea, just a breath away from Athens, this 4-bedroom property boasts majestic views of the endless blue of the Aegean Sea. More concretely, Karthaia is located 65 m. above sea level and approximately 200 m. away from the sea shore overlooking Kefalas peninsula, a piece of land where the first organised settlements of Cycladic civilisation existed around 3300 BC. The minimalistic stone-made residence impresses with its modern, clean lines and blends perfectly with the Cycladic, unspoilt landscape of the island. You will be charmed by the views of the sea and the plethora of colours during the sunset. Enjoy all outdoor and indoor areas, especially designed to offer moments of relaxation, try the comfortable sofas of the interior or the outdoor dining corner, next to pool area. A highlight: The pool is heated and can be covered if necessary.

Property ID: EFMQNL 4 Beds / 4 Baths, 287 sq.m., Land Size: 1,084 sq.m., Price:

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â‚Ź 1,050,000


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Artemide patmos

An enchanting property set in the heart of Patmos is seeking a new owner and is ready to share its story with those who appreciate history, art and the pursuit of fine pleasures. Artemide is an 18th century home that has been fully restored with great care over a three-year period in order to preserve its unique character in line with its special location. Nestled atop the whitewashed hamlet of Chora, a World Heritage Site and main town of the island where Saint John the Theologian is said to have written the Book of Revelations, this is a prized property in all respects. The villa enjoys breathtaking views of the 6th century monastery, a sacred Christian destination, and fits in perfectly with its atmospheric surroundings. Dedicated to retaining as many original features as possible, the architects carried out a total reconstruction of the building while retaining its rare tile flooring and wooden beamed ceilings. On entering Artemide, one will find 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, as well as smart design features like hidden air-conditioning, underfloor heating and a water recycling system. The colourful dĂŠcor brings a playful air to this traditional village house, while antiques have been lovingly incorporated into the interior design in order to evoke the wonderful nostalgia of a past era. The eclectic beauty of this home, in combination with its magnificent setting, makes it a true jewel in the crown of Patmos and it is sure to appeal to anyone who has a penchant for architectural heritage and contemporary design.

Property ID: FQCYL3 4 Beds / 4 Baths, 350 sq.m., Land Size: 308 sq.m., Price:

â‚Ź 2,300,000

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Selene Legend patmos

This exclusive 19th century manor is one of the most renowned architectural buildings in Patmos, preserving a legacy of more than 4 centuries since its construction. The oldest part of the building dates back to the late 16th century and features its own land well that had been vital to the supply of clean water to the manor over the centuries. The renovation of the main house took seven years and was completed in 2007. The work was done by Christos Psilantis, Chora’s master-builder, who with great sensitivity for detail, preserved most of the original woodwork and tiles of the manor and has renovated some of Chora’s most beautiful properties. The manor itself is located right in the centre of the historic village of Chora, a few minutes’ walk from the Monastery, boasting 438 sq.m. of open space. It is built across two floors with 5 large bedrooms and 6 bathrooms, while its time-worn bakery has been freshly renovated into an en-suite bedroom with its own private entrance to the manor.

Property ID: BNV8KL 5 Beds / 6 Baths, 438 sq.m., Price:

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Pelagos lesvos

Sitting comfortably in the heart of an olive forest in rural Lesvos, Greece, lies the Pelagos Estate. This modernly designed property comprises of 2 floors, a lower ground level with 5 bedrooms, 6 full bathrooms and over 500 sq.m. of leisure, overlooking the picturesque bay and the peninsula. Pelagos has over 4,000 sq.m. of garden, along with a terraced garden and a deck featuring a half-sized Olympic recreational pool, a jacuzzi and a private pathway to the sea. Only 30 metres away from the Aegean seafront and 25 minutes away from Mitilini Airport, it’s a superb location to reside by. What’s great about Pelagos, however, is that it offers the amenity of anchoring any sized yacht, under any weather condition, inside your own bay in front of the house. Fully furnished and equipped, with top of the line appliances and amenities, you can be assured of a great asset, in one Greece’s most refined and unexplored locations.

Property ID: SMPTJC 5 Beds / 6 Baths, 530 sq.m., Land Size: 4,000 sq.m., Price:

€ 2,875,000

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Arcadia symi

This splendid rural mansion, made of stone, perfectly renovated, blends harmoniously into the wild inland landscape of Symi. It is an aristocratic property of a generous size, surrounded by high stone walls that provides full privacy. Immersed into a thick forest, it is located in an elevated position, with views to the valley below and to the distant mountains of Turkey. It is comprised of two separate buildings, linked by a wonderful terrace and decorated to high standards. The thick stone walls help to keep the interior of the house cooler. There are 4 bedrooms (3 double bedrooms and 1 single bedroom, 3 bath/ shower rooms, 2 kitchens, 2 dining rooms, 2 drawing rooms and several spacious terraces. The property has been featured in several international magazines, such as Architectural Digest, ELLE, and so on. It is very well decorated and maintained. Water comes from two large cisterns, filled by the winter rains. This is a perfect place to retreat and be at one with the surroundings. Symi island, being so small, is encapsulated by the sea. Access to beaches and boats from Ieripetra are about a 10-minute drive. Due to the altitude and the fact that there is always a refreshing breeze, the temperature is a good 5°C cooler and it is drier than further down in the port of Symi.

Property ID: 5FT7WB 4 Beds / 3 Baths, 280 sq.m., Land Size: 10,000 sq.m., Price:

â‚Ź 1,500,000

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Charisma symi

Timeless, elegant and stylish. This neoclassical Symian house rests just above the enchanting harbour. Traditional hues of ochre and pastel greens compliment the exterior, whilst bright whites, natural beiges and hints of pastel blue fill the interior. The house has been beautifully and lovingly restored, with attention to detail, providing an ambience of relaxation and bliss. Restoration has been kept to the architectural requirements, whilst providing all the modern-day comforts we are accustomed to in today’s living. Privacy and security are ensured, with a wall surrounding the house and its garden, with patios at the side, front and back, enabling you to choose sun or shade throughout the day. The views from almost every room are sublime - endless blue ocean met by powder blue skies, with the mountains of Turkey beyond. The upper section of the house consists of a spacious kitchen and dining area, which can accommodate a large family or party of guests. From the kitchen you move into the comfortable and chic living area, with its balcony that overlooks the bustling harbour. A master bedroom with en-suite bathroom completes this level. The lower part of the house incorporates a further 2 double bedrooms with bathrooms and an elegant and simplistic living area, looking out onto those stunning sea views. A basement houses the utility tanks, laundry room and bicycle storage. An added advantage for the new owner is the possibility to add a swimming pool and a further three apartments, making this an excellent, optional holiday rental. This home offers a dream lifestyle on one of the most sought-after Greek islands. Property ID: YHN29T 3 Beds / 4 Baths, 247 sq.m., Land Size: 909 sq.m., Price:

â‚Ź 900,000

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ionian islands The Star-Spangled Ionian Islands. A collection of glistening islands on the western coastline of central Greece, the Ionian Islands are famed for their rich history, lush landscapes and sparkling seas. A prime destination for holidaymakers and vacation home seekers, the area boasts great infrastructure and excellent yachting amenities, as well as being a hub for serious water sports enthusiasts. Corfu is really the jewel in the Ionian crown with its Venetian mansions, French arcades, British heritage and cosmopolitan ambience. The immaculately preserved Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and its Renaissance, Baroque and Classical architectural features give the island a really aristocratic feel. The writer Lawrence Durrell’s first brought Corfu into the contemporary limelight through his various works, while the Rothschilds enjoyed many summers there in their family villa. Lefkada is a ‘tropical’ paradise of never-ending white beaches and turquoise waters set against lush mountains. Claiming fame for one of the most instagrammed beaches ever at Porto Katsiki, the island is also a windsurfing and kitesurfing mecca. Add to that its prime location opposite the famed Scorpios Island, once the private retreat of the Onassis family that is now transforming into an exclusive new development for the ultra-rich. Kefalonia shot to fame as the location of Captain Corelli’s Mandolin and is a vibrant island for those seeking cafés, restaurants and bars set amongst picturesque traditional towns and villages, the most iconic of which is Fiscardo. Known as the ‘St Tropez of Kefalonia’, this small fishing village just oozes charm, making it a magnet for celebrities stopping off to savour the fresh lobster dishes served in its string of inviting waterfront restaurants. Zakynthos, or Zante as it is called, is home to the spectacular Navagio Beach and is also considered to be a paradise for scuba divers with its labyrinth of underwater caves. Quintessentially Greek in culture and beauty (the islanders have a tradition of romantic serenading that remains till this day), Zakynthos frequently draws in yacht stopovers from celebrities like Jon Bon Jovi, Catherine Zeta Jones and Michael Douglas. Homeland of the legendary Odysseus, Ithaca is a haven for those seeking a peaceful retreat with undiscovered beauty marked by olive groves, cypress, pine, oak and carob trees. Drop anchor at the delightful Vathi Bay and rub shoulders with the likes of Steven Spielberg amongst other celebs, all seeking a small taste of this enchanting destination. Paxi has no airport, keeping it exclusive and unspoilt. A favourite with high-society Italians like the Agnelli family of FIAT, those visiting Paxi usually moor in the emerald straits and simply enjoy the mesmerising setting. Ravishing beaches and verdant vistas make this a darling of the super yacht crowd.

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Avra paxos

The position of this amazing house, facing out to sea and in such a dramatic landscape, is second to none! The house frames its magnificent views through arches and broad terraces, while the interior is uncluttered and light. Its dĂŠcor - based around natural stone floors and beamed ceilings - is accented with richly coloured paintings and traditional kilims. The main bedroom has its own balcony terrace, with magnificent views. Two of the other three bedrooms, with their own en-suite facilities, are detached suites, set immediately to either side of the main house, and also share these unique views. There is plenty of space in the grounds, with terraces that step down towards the sea, with a splendid backdrop of the rugged hillside of cypress and Spanish broom. A small winding steep footpath leads to a beautiful white pebble beach, with the majestic Erimitis cliffs above. A path leads directly to one of the most breathtaking beaches in Greece, Erimitis. Property ID: 68R4TD 6 Beds / 5 Baths, 308 sq.m., Land Size: 8,000 sq.m., Price:

â‚Ź 2,200,000

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Electra paxos

This truly stunning, once-in-a-lifetime estate is a unique opportunity to acquire a piece of exceptional real estate, with beautiful 360-degree sea views. Set high up on a clifftop near Vassilatika, in the west of the island, the house benefits from a light breeze all year round, as well as amazing views over the Ionian Sea. The Italian architect-owner has developed the villa in a glorious way, building it from local Paxos stone, with fine attention to detail. On the ground floor, there are 4 double bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms and private dressing rooms - 2 of the rooms can be reconfigured as twin rooms. All rooms have doors leading to the gardens, pool area and terraces. On the first floor, there is a large sitting room with a stone fireplace, open-plan kitchen and dining room with French doors, leading out onto the terraces. In the second section of the villa, there are 2 single bedrooms with a shared bathroom, plus 1 double en-suite bedroom. Inside, the villa is decorated with designer furniture and benefits from air-conditioning in every room (apart from the kitchen, which has ceiling fans). Integrated iPod/iPhone connection speakers and underfloor heating are also installed in each room, making the villa perfect for yearround living. Outside, the main seating area is shaded by bamboo and boasts incredible sea views, whilst terraces surround the villa on three sides. A salt water infinity pool measuring 18 x 3.5 m. is surrounded by wooden decking, sun beds and sun chairs, as well as an outdoor shower. The large pool house boasts two sofa beds (reconfigurable as a double bed), an open-plan kitchen and modern bathroom. The terrace is partly shaded and has an integrated seating area. A rooftop terrace boasts spectacular 360-degree sea views. The 6,000 sq.m. gardens are filled with fragrant cypress, orange and lemon trees. The house is approached via an unmade road so, a 4Ă—4 vehicle is essential.

Property ID: Private Collection 13 Beds / 12 Baths, 738 sq.m., Land Size: 12,689 sq.m., Price:

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Blue Horizon Paxos

Situated on a headland above Lakka in a secluded area, this stunning villa offers spectacular 360-degree views of the west coast of Paxos, Lakka bay, Corfu and the Greek mainland. Recently constructed, the villa is set out on 3 levels. The upper ground floor is the main villa, with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a lounge with fireplace, a kitchen/dining area. The first floor is separated into two, self-contained, double penthouse apartments, each with their own fitted kitchen and bathroom. On the lower ground floor, there is a further self-contained apartment with a fitted kitchen and bathroom. Also, on this level there is a large garage/workshop/storage area. Private pool boasting sea views - an ideal place to sit and enjoy the sunsets. Property ID: private collection 5 Beds / 4 Baths, 300 sq.m., Land Size: 4,000 sq.m., Price:

â‚Ź 1,700,000

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Mystique lefkada

The island of Lefkada is ringed by clear, turquoise-blue water with hidden coves and beaches. This beautiful new house has been custom-built to the highest level and enjoys stunning views across to Meganissi and beyond to Scorpios, Atoko and mainland Greece. The lively town of Nidri is a short boat trip away, as are a number of other bustling Greek fishing villages, with tavernas and bars. The villa is in a secluded location and can be accessed by a long, private road. Surrounded by olive and cypress trees, a path leads down to a secluded beach, below the house. The infinity pool has breathtaking views of the channel between Meganissi and Lefkada and you can while away the days watching yachts sail between the islands. The upper level houses a large, double-height sitting room, with stunning views across the sea and opens onto the kitchen, with a breakfast bar and outside dining area. A mezzanine area has a small study area and WiFi is available throughout the villa. The bedrooms are all spacious and have Hypnos beds and lovely linens. All are airconditioned and have ceiling fans and en-suite bathrooms. Property ID: Private Collection 6 Beds / 6 Baths, 580 sq.m., Land Size: 5,800 sq.m., Price:

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The Venetian lefkada

It’s our honour to present you a sophisticated, one-of-a-kind palatial estate, located in the most sought-after clusters in Lefkada island. This stunning Italian beauty offers 360-degree views all around to the Ionian Sea, Scorpios island, Meganisi and it is located only a few minutes away from Perigiali beach. Being stretched on approximately 2,000 sq.m., this mansion has 5 suites from 45 to 65 sq.m., located within walking distance from the seaside and the village; Furthermore, it is perfectly outfitted for outdoor living at its finest. This exquisite mansion is meticulously designed to give its owners the most superior experience, making it the most enjoyable and pleasurable vacation home. This astonishing estate includes a magnificent large living room, 5 spacious bedrooms, an eleven-person formal dining room, a pool house - ideal for meditation or even a cocktail party with friends, private bathrooms and a grand kitchen with aesthetic simplicity, talented craftsmanship and impeccable quality. This stunning mansion contains fine finishes, such as Italian marble throughout the whole building, which adds even more luxury to the exquisite decoration. And what can be more exciting than having a great time with your family, making a barbeque dinner or simply enjoying a good glass of wine at the greenest garden under the Mediterranean sky, while contemplating amazing sunsets over the Ionian Sea. Indulge yourself by living in accordance with the highest standards and royal luxury, enjoying breathtaking panoramic sea views. Property ID: 3P4WXZ 5 Beds / 6 Baths, 670 sq.m., Land Size: 2,000 sq.m., Price:

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Calypso Meganisi, lefkada

Looking across the sparkling waters of the Ionian Sea to the wooded hills of Lefkada, Calypso occupies a privileged, private position on Meganissi’s peaceful west coast. Smart, welcoming interiors flow out onto shady terraces, home to a large pool, whilst just a short walk away is the gorgeous beach of Agios Ioannis and a seafront taverna. The accommodation is spread over two floors and is characterised by clean modern lines, a colour scheme of pure white and natural wood, quality fixtures and fittings and an easy, practical flow between indoor and outdoor areas. The main entrance takes one into a large, light-filled space, combining a living area with a U-shaped sofa and a convivial kitchen-diner with a table for eight. Large sliding doors allow for extensive sea views and provide seamless access to the surrounding terraces and pool area. To one side of the living area is the first bedroom, a splendid sea-view double room with an open en-suite bathroom, plus a large walk-in shower and a separate WC, as well as access to the terraces and pool area. Stairs lead up from near the front door to the first floor, which is home to the three remaining bedrooms: a double room with open ensuite shower room and separate WC; a central twin room suitable for children; and a second doubleone, accessed via the twin room. The second double room has its own en-suite shower room, but this would be shared with any children staying in the

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connecting twin. All three bedrooms boast magnificent sea views and access to a shaded, panoramic terrace. Furthermore, there is a service house next to the villa, which offers an additional master bedroom, which totals to 5 bedrooms. The villa offers a wonderful selection of outdoor areas in which to relax, look out to the sea, dine and have fun. Immediately in front of the house, and accessed via the kitchendiner, the living area and the ground floor bedroom, is a covered terrace with a sofa and some easy chairs. Just beyond this is the wonderful pool, looking out to sea. To either side of the house, there are shady sea-view pergolas, one dedicated to alfresco dining, the other home to a well-furnished outdoor sitting area. Perhaps the best views are to be seen from the large shaded terrace that runs along the entire façade of the first floor, which is accessed from the three first floor bedrooms.

Property ID: YZNK5Q 5 Beds / 5 Baths, 280 sq.m., Land Size: 18,500 sq.m., Price:

â‚Ź 1,600,000

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Scarlett Hideaway CEPHALONIA

It may be just a twenty-minute drive from Argostoli, but once you have arrived at Aghios Helis bay you will come face to face with a fine silver sandy beach, with shallow waters. Sought by families with children, not only as a destination, but also due to its exquisite property that nestles at the top of the cliff. The property invites you to explore its luxury that unfolds in 4,200 sq.m. of land. Navigate through its marble floors to every room of the house and find palatial rooms and terraces that guarantee grand entertainment. Your hidden wine-tasting hobby will be revealed, as this property features a wine cellar, and you may sunbathe next to the infinity pool. The main outdoor draw here is the picturesque sunset overlooking the bay and the unspoilt view of the horizon, especially when it is covered with gold, followed by orange and red. In close vicinity there are a lot of historical, cultural and religious sites of interest, surrounded by local environmental beauty, national parks and caves. Property ID: VGSF9Y 5 Beds / 7 Baths, 630 sq.m., Land Size: 4,200 sq.m., Price:

â‚Ź 2.500.000

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Odysseus Estate Zakynthos

Step into a world of complete peace and quiet, nestled between the crystal-clear waters of the Ionian Sea and the captivating landscape of Zakynthos. Located on the northern top of the Ionian island of Zakynthos, Odysseus Estate is close to the small town of Agios Nikolaos, approximately 32 km. northwest of Zakynthos town. The mesmerising blue caves are hidden on the coastline nearby, whilst the famous Navagio shipwreck is just a 20-minute boat ride away. Odysseus Estate is a beautiful estate comprising of 6 villas across 42,000 sq.m. Each villa showcases distinctive architectural features, such as local stone walls, wood beam ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows, with neutral dÊcor inside, providing a serene atmosphere. All come with a combination of bedrooms and en-suite bathrooms, alongside a fully equipped kitchen, private pool and patio area. The largest villa on the estate measures 270 sq.m. (plot size 4,300 sq.m.) and boasts mature aromatic gardens and its own vineyard. The property’s 6 bedrooms have stunning views across the Ionian Sea towards Kefalonia. The seafront villa measures 260 sq.m. (plot size 7,500 sq.m.) and reveals 4 bedrooms with direct beach access. 2 cosy family villas measure 140 sq.m. each (plot size 2,100 sq.m.) and consist of 3 bright

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and airy bedrooms with sweeping views of the pristine Zakynthos coastline. Another villa of 100 sq.m. (plot size 4,050 sq.m.) overlooks the vineyard and has 2 cosy bedrooms, whilst the final villa of 200 sq.m. (plot size 4,100 sq.m.) contains 4 bedrooms that could accommodate 8-10 persons. The estate also contains 2 auxiliary buildings, measuring 50 and 70 sq.m. respectively, perfect for storage or staff quarters. The villas are separated by mature gardens, with numerous pathways winding past shady olive trees, cypresses and pines, as well as fragrant rosemary, oregano, basil and fennel. A unique feature of this estate is the ancient, on-site cave, waiting to be explored by eager guests and perfect for imaginative and memorable entertaining!! Property ID: R6EY9Z 24 Beds, 1,230 sq.m., Land Size: 42,000 sq.m., Price:

â‚Ź 7,000,000

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Deep Blue zakynthos

Discover Zakynthos’ mesmerising coastline with this luxurious property! Deep Blue is a unique villa, located in a spectacular spot, with stunning sea views and welcomes residents, with its exclusive facilities and contemporary amenities. Zakynthos is the perfect destination for culture lovers, due to its position at the crossroads of countless invading nations throughout history. The villa is only 3.5 km away from the famous Shipwreck Beach, one of the most photographed spots in Greece, due to its crystal-clear waters and the breathtaking blue caves. Deep Blue boasts an incredible level of attention to detail and is designed to provide an authentic Mediterranean experience. The property appeals to those requiring total privacy and anonymity, with 445 sq.m. of warm, neutrally decorated interiors. Premium floorings made of oak and Italian tiles are combined with natural materials and fabrics, creating a relaxed atmosphere where quality meets comfort. The villa accommodates up to 15 guests across its 7 elegantly appointed bedrooms and also offers a full-sized tennis court, playground, pool, entertainment lounge, BBQ, sauna, jacuzzi and mini golf.

Property ID: PRDPE5 6 Beds, 445 sq.m., Land Size: 9,000 sq.m., Price:

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Vedalia zakynthos

Situated on the beautiful island of Zakynthos, Vedalia villa has repeatedly been a destination for many prominent business names, due to its vast open spaces, chic interior and exterior design and endless ocean views. The house itself is divided into three floors- ground, upper and terrace levels. Upon entering, the ground floor unfolds into an inviting 80 sq.m. living room, with an adjacent queen bedroom and bathroom, ideal for guests. A short staircase leads to the upper floor, where 120 sq.m. accommodate for the main area of the house, with a grand lounging area and two en-suite master bedrooms. The upper floor opens to a pristine set of balcony doors, taking you to the outdoor swimming pool and the outdoor dining area, by the pool. Ideal for day and night, the dining area is shaded and will provide for all dining arrangements, due to its grand design. The terrace level is the key feature of this beautiful villa, offering an astounding 270-degree panoramic view of the ocean, the beaches and the Ionian islands. Bathe under the warm Greek sun atop your cushions and sun-beds, while you stare at the deep blue waters of the ocean and feel the relief of having decided to acquire Villa Vedalia. Property ID: QF5TQ6 3 Beds / 3 Baths, 200 sq.m., Land Size: 27,316 sq.m., Price:

â‚Ź 975,000

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peloponnese An area of mythical legends, archaeological treasures and stunning coastlines, the Peloponnese is also home to some of the most luxurious properties and resorts in Greece. The peninsula is packed with important UNESCO World Heritage Sites, while offering ultra-modern escapes for those desiring to enjoy the mainland’s rich cultural vibes. Golfers can while away their days on the pristine courses at Costa Navarino, a premium development in the southwestern Peloponnese region of Messinia, set amidst one of Greece’s most beautiful and untouched landscapes. Argolida to the east reigns supreme for its picturesque towns and villages like Nafplion and Porto Heli, where one can discover luxurious wellness retreats and 18th century mansion houses sitting side by side. A cosmopolitan air wafts through the small islands of Spetses and Hydra, while medieval majesty commands rugged coastlines and mountainous terrain in the magical locations of Monemvasia, Mystras and Mani. Simple fishing villages at Gythion, Methoni and Kardamyli make for attractive locations to relish freshly caught delicacies and an enormous wine cellar lies quite literally at your feet in the area, just waiting to be discovered. Some of the best labels in the world are produced in the Peloponnese, such as at the vineyards of Nemea, the largest PDO wine producing zone in Greece, with the fine red Agiorgitiko. The crisp Moschofilero is cultivated in one of the country’s coolest growing regions at Mantinia, while the vineyards of Achaia bottle exceptional rosé Roditis, the rich red Mavrodaphne and a superior Muscat White. For the best of beach life, the Peloponnese has some spectacular swimming spots, like the exotic, silver-sanded Elafonisos, the omega-shaped Voidokilia beach, which is the perfect place to moor your yacht, and pebbly Gerolimenas beach for laid-back quality leisure time.

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Sea Gem argolida

Sea Gem is a refreshingly unique property located close to the small town of Ermioni, in the eastern Peloponnese. Situated on a small promontory, Ermioni has a charming, island-like character and is the ideal base for exploring the landmarks of the Saronic Gulf, such as Hydra, Spetses and Porto Heli. Sea Gem is a striking 6-bedroom villa of 500 sq.m., elegantly spread across two levels. The property benefits from breathtaking views and close proximity to the sea, offering the opportunity to experience authentic coastal living in a beautiful and unspoilt area of Greece. An ultra-modern property, Seafront minimalism’s contemporary design features are sure to impress, and include open-plan spaces, floor-to-ceiling windows, clean lines and white-washed walls. The villa also benefits from a recent construction date and boasts spacious outdoor areas, manicured gardens and an extensive decked terrace with a stunning private pool. Property ID: FZD578 6 Beds, 500 sq.m., Land Size: 5,000 sq.m., Price:

â‚Ź 3,100,000

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Amanzoe 4 Bedroom Villa ARGOLIDA

Aman Residences set a new standard in international home ownership, providing unmatched privacy, space and customised design. Owners can collaborate with renowned architects to add personalised touches to a new home, or purchase a select few existing Residences, rarely offered for resale. This prestigious development is designed to maximize sweeping views of the surrounding countryside, the Argosaronic gulf and the nearby island of Spetses. The Villas are available for rent, while offering full access to the resort’s facilities and services. Dedicated Villa staff takes care of all guest needs, supported by the full resort team in making every day exceptional for owners and guests. Whether you choose to dine in the privacy of the Villa, host a cocktail reception for friends and family or indulge in a romantic beach dinner for two, the discreet staff strives to make the Aman Residence experience unforgettable. Property ID: 3FHP3P 4 Beds / 4,5 Baths, 627 sq.m., Land Size: 10,000 sq.m., Price starts from:

â‚Ź 6,500,000

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Beachfront, Costa Navarino pylos

An off-plan, 6-bedroom, beachfront pool villa, within the award winning, 5-star Navarino Dunes resort, in Costa Navarino, south west Peloponnese, Greece.

About the Property: Navarino Residences is a limited collection of luxury villas for freehold ownership, within the integrated 130-hectare Navarino Dunes resort in Costa Navarino. The Beachfront villa is situated in the Sea Dunes Neighbourhood, the most privileged residential location in Navarino Dunes and one of only a few places in the Mediterranean that offers such proximity to the sea, abstaining 30 metres from the beach, framed by the fairways and greens of The Dunes’ signature golf course. Facing southwest, owners will enjoy spectacular sunset views over the blue sea from ground level. The Beachfront Villa, based on bioclimatic architecture, is aligned with the region’s traditional architectural patterns in form, volume and scale. Its finishing, internal outfitting and configuration adhere to the latest standards in architecture and construction.

Property ID: CC7RVY 6 Beds / 6 Baths, 1,200 sq.m., Land Size: 3,000 sq.m., Price:

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Golf Front, Costa Navarino pylos

An off-plan, 5-bedroom, pool villa within the beachfront, award winning, 5-star Navarino Dunes Resort in Costa Navarino, south west Peloponnese, Greece.

About the Property: Navarino Residences is a limited collection of luxury villas for freehold ownership, within the integrated 130-hectare Navarino Dunes resort in Costa Navarino. This Golf Front Villa is situated in the Olive Grove Neighbourhood, one of the most privileged residential locations in Navarino Dunes. Perched on a hillside, facing The Dunes’ signature golf course, this property offers scenic views of the resort, the Ionian Sea and the bay of Navarino, while its south orientation provides spectacular sunset views over the crystal-clear waters. In the privacy of verdant olive groves, this residence is a three-minute golf-cart ride from the sea, and is in close contact with nature, surrounded by carefully manicured golf greens, fairways and the well-tended landscape. Following the design principles of Costa Navarino, which are based on bioclimatic architecture, the Golf Front Villa is aligned with the region’s traditional architectural patterns in form, volume and scale. Its finishing, internal outfitting and configuration adhere to the latest standards in architecture and construction. Property ID: R67TNW 5 Beds / 5 Baths, 500 sq.m., Land Size: 1,500 sq.m., Price:

€ 3,500,000

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Panorama, Costa Navarino pylos

An off-plan, 4-bedroom, pool villa within the beachfront, award winning, 5-star Navarino Dunes Resort in Costa Navarino, south west Peloponnese, Greece.

About the Property: Navarino Residences is a limited collection of luxury villas for freehold ownership, within the integrated 130-hectare Navarino Dunes resort in Costa Navarino. The Panorama villa is situated in the Olive Grove Neighbourhood, one of the most privileged residential locations in Navarino Dunes. Perched on a hillside, overlooking The Dunes’ signature golf course, this property offers scenic views of the resort, the Ionian Sea and the bay of Navarino, while its south orientation provides spectacular sunset views over the crystal-clear waters. In the privacy of verdant olive groves, this residence is a three-minute golf-cart ride from the sea, and is in close contact with nature, surrounded by carefully manicured golf greens, fairways and the well-tended landscape. Following the design principles of Costa Navarino, which are based on bioclimatic architecture, the Panorama Villa is aligned with the region’s traditional architectural patterns in form, volume and scale. Its finishing, internal outfitting and configuration adhere to the latest standards in architecture and construction. Property ID: SMQXXC 4 Beds / 4 Baths, 410 sq.m., Land Size: 1,500 sq.m., Price:

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The Residences at Westin Costa Navarino pylos

The Residences at The Westin Resort, Costa Navarino is a collection of fully-furnished, freehold resort apartments for sale at the heart of The Westin Resort, Costa Navarino. Apartments’ owners are entitled to a certain free usage period per annum, along with a rental income for the remaining time of the year. Each apartment is formed by a Family Suite and an interconnecting Deluxe Room, part of The Westin’s existing collection of rooms and suites. Laid out on a 120 sq.m. single floor area, all apartments consist of 2 bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, a living/dining room, a WC and spacious covered verandas. While all apartments are similar in size, layout and interior design, different options are available in terms of levelling and views. A limited number of apartments feature a private, infinity-edge swimming pool. Property ID: 2 Beds / 2 Baths, 120 sq.m., Price:

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