Ref: GR12, Antiparos, Cyclades Islands, Greece, £3700 to £13850 pw
This is a stunning and luxurious five en suite bedroom property only three minutes' walk from Soros Bay, one of the most beautiful beaches on Antiparos. The excellent swimming pool is set in a large terrace from which there are fantastic views across the sea to the neighbouring island of Paros.
Maria's Villa can be rented together with Stamos Villa which is next door.
Living room, dining room, kitchen, 1 twin bedroom with en suite shower room and wc, 1 twin bedroom with en suite bath/shower room with wc, 3 double bedrooms with en suite shower room with wc, separate wc
Washing machine, dishwasher, dryer, cot (linen not provided, only on request), highchair, telephone (incoming calls only), good mobile reception, WiFi, cable TV, CD player, DVD player, conference facilities, open fire, central heating, air-conditioning, ceiling fans, barbecue
Bed linen, bathroom and pool towels are provided and changed twice a week. Cleaning seven days per week included. Daily cooking services included (breakfast and lunch or breakfast and dinner). Can be arranged for both lunch and dinner for an extra charge. There is a welcome pack consisting of a freshly baked mixed cake, a basket of fruit from the local market, a bottle of chilled white wine and fresh organic vegetables from the garden. Washing of guests’ clothes can be arranged for an extra charge. The housekeeper can do guests’ grocery shopping. Gardener and pool cleaner seven days per week.
On request, we can arrange for guests to be picked up from Antiparos port and driven to the villa. If guests are interested, details can be provided for an inflatable speedboat to be made available (charge payable) for short trips to nearby islets (weather permitting). Services are payable locally.
Prices quoted are subject to change.
The swimming pool is surrounded by a terrace that has a pergola and outdoor dining area (seats 12), from which you can enjoy the views across the sea to the neighbouring island of Paros. For windier days there is also a terrace at the back of the house with barbecue and dining area (seats 18), overlooking the garden and with partial sea views.
There is a parking area for 3-4 cars.
The owner has carefully designed the interior mixing local furniture with a few French and Asian touches. The wooden ceilings, stone floors, muted colours and white walls typify the Cycladic style. Large bedrooms and spacious bathrooms combine with the traditional architecture of Antiparos.
On the ground floor are a reception area and a spacious living room, a dining room, a large fully-equipped kitchen, and a separate wc. Also on this floor are two master double bedrooms, both with sea view, private balcony, en suite shower room with wc, air-conditioning, and ceiling fan.
On the lower ground floor are a second fully-equipped kitchen with a small dining area and three bedrooms: a double bedroom with an extra sofabed (sleeps three) and an en suite shower room with wc, air conditioning and ceiling fan, and a shared terrace; a twin bedroom with an en suite shower room and wc, air conditioning and ceiling fan, and a shared terrace; a twin bedroom with an en suite bathroom with wc, air conditioning and ceiling fan.
EOT (Ellinikos Organismos Tourismou - issued by the Greek tourist board) licence number: 1175K91000992401
Changeover day: Flexible
Located in the bay of Soros, the villa is 10km from the village of Antiparos.
The house is located just 100 metres away from the beach. There are two large bays with sandy beaches with easy access to the sea and several smaller secluded bays around the promontory. There is a stunning walk along the hills to the smaller bays. There are a few well-tended villas on the hills around the bays.
There are about 35 other well-tended villas scattered around the bay, plus two very good tavernas nearby, within a few minutes' walk. One of the two sits right next to the beach. Both serve home cooked dishes and fresh fish and are run by local families who are very friendly. They will also deliver meals.
There are two large bays with sandy beaches with easy access to the sea and several smaller secluded bays around the promontory. There is a stunning walk along the hills to the smaller bays. From the villa in the other direction from the village a walk (or drive) over the hills brings you to another quiet harbour. The sunset from here is spectacular. There are several tavernas where you can watch the sun disappearing over the horizon.
The sister island to Paros, Antiparos is a small, picturesque and unspoilt island in the heart of the Cyclades, separated from Paros by a narrow channel of beautiful sea. This small island of about 35sqkm with only one road has golden, sandy beaches and natural, pristine beauty. The main village, also called Antiparos, is an extremely picturesque whitewashed village with a fishing port, a very pretty waterfront, narrow, winding streets, and the 15th century Venetian Kastro, or castle. Antiparos is a typical picturesque Cycladic village, with one main street leading up from the fishing harbour full of traditional fishing boats or caiques. Fishermen go out every weekday morning and on their return sell their catch on the waterfront. The main street, like most of the village, is completely pedestrianized, and is lined with cafés and restaurants, souvlaki kiosks and traditional shops. It has several minimarkets which sell everything, a chemist, a bakery, newsagents, a bank, hardware shops and several travel agents. There is a very efficient laundry. The small main square next to the church is encircled with cafes under the shade of the trees. The men sit and play cards and back gammon as the day cools. At night it is very busy. There are several bars and discos on the outskirts of the village.
Although there are remnants from Neolithic times, Antiparos kept a fairly low profile in the region’s history until taken over by the Venetians from the 13th to the 16th century. The Ottomans held the Cyclades for three centuries, until the 1821 War of Independence after which Antiparos became part of Greece.
One of the attractions of the island is the enormous cave of Antiparos, with the church of Agios Ioanis Spiliotis guarding the entrance. This beautiful cave reaches deep into the hillside and has been in use since the Neolithic age. It has recently been converted into a full-fledged tourist site, with a stairwell, lighting, and information guiding visitors through the mysterious procession of huge stalactites and stalagmites.
All around Antiparos are many tiny islands, mostly uninhabited but often full of historical interest and archaeological sites, especially the isle of Despotiko to the west. There are regular ferries to most of these islands, as well as to nearby Mykonos, Santorini, and other islands.
The island is dotted with pretty bays and beaches and a sprinkling of houses and tavernas and a second, smaller and very quiet harbour. The sunset from here is spectacular. There are several tavernas where you can watch the sun disappearing over the horizon. The most popular beaches are Psaralyki, Soros, Sifneiko, Apantima, Glyfa, and Ag Spiridon, and for naturists the Camping beach in the north of the island, and Perigiali beach.
Fly to Athens then to the island of Paros. It is sometimes difficult to get tickets, especially in high season so we recommend that our clients fly to Athens and then take a taxi or a bus to the port of Piraeus.
There is a high-speed hydrofoil to Paros, which is a lovely scenic trip and takes about 2.5 hours (4.5 hours by ferry).
Easyjet has direct flights to the islands of Mykonos and Santorini from where you can catch a ferry to Paros (crossing from Mykonos 40 minutes).
A car is essential and can be hired from a recommended agency in Paros. The car can be collected at the port or airport of Paros.
There are boats and ferries that sail from Paros to Antiparos very regularly and take only a few minutes.
"Thank you for making sure every detail of our trip was perfect. Antiparos was like a little jewel! We fell in love with the island! We cannot wait to return! The villa was beautiful and the service, unbeatable! Angela and her family attended to our every wish and she treated us like family. I have rented many beautiful houses over the years, but it is the staff that makes a great vacation, and she is right up there at the top. (wish I had gotten the recipe for the spiced orange cake...I am still dreaming about it!) I will certainly contact you in the future to plan our next villa rental. I have forwarded your name to many friends and relatives with high marks and recommendations."
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This gorgeous villa will appeal to those looking for a quiet holiday away from the summer crowds and in a most beautiful spot.