Ref: GR51, Mykonos, Cyclades Islands, Greece, £9590 to £14170 pw
Villa Eos is an exceptionally large and stylish holiday villa close to the Lia Beach area on the southeastern coast of Mykonos. It enjoys a privileged wind-sheltered setting with magnificent views of the Aegean Sea, and boasts a large and elegant infinity pool surrounded by a very spacious sun deck equipped with ten sophisticated and comfortable sunbeds. Its large outdoor and pergola-shaded lounge area features a sumptuous dining table with its own wood fired barbecue, making it an ideal house for entertaining.
Main house Living room, dining room/kitchen, 4 double bedrooms (3 can be made up as twin beds), 1 twin bedroom, 5 en suite bath/shower rooms with wc
Main house (lower floor) Studio apartment with a small living room and kitchenette, 1 double bed, en suite bathroom with wc
Annexe Living room, kitchenette, 1 double bedroom, en suite bath/shower with wc
Washing machine, dishwasher, dryer, WiFi, satellite TV, DVD player, CD player, air conditioning (bedrooms and living room), barbecue
Bed linen, bathroom and pool towels are included; bed linen is changed twice weekly and all towels are changed daily by the in-house staff. They also provide six hours daily housekeeping service, and there is an in-house chef whose services can be arranged at extra cost. Extra in-house laundry and housekeeping services can also be hired. Transfer to the villa from the airport or the harbour is also included in the rental. Services are payable locally.
Prices quoted are subject to change.
Villa Eos is set in pretty landscaped gardens on a gentle hillside above the Aegean, and enjoys absolutely fantastic uninterrupted sea views from the pool and the superb terraces off the living area. These expansive flagstone or tiled terraces are partially covered, and offer the highest level of elegance and comfort, with the fine quality outdoor furniture composed into an attractive living area, a dining table and bar area, and of course a large paved open sunning terrace with highest quality comfortable sun loungers.
A detached guest house with its garden entrance has its own small living room and kitchenette offering privacy and space for two more guests. Another spacious studio with its separate entrance, a living room, and a kitchenette is available at the basement of the property.
Villa Eos offers luxurious accommodation for fourteen persons on its three levels. The interior of the house is tastefully decorated with fine art and furnished with modern design pieces. The main entrance leads directly to a bright and large living room, featuring comfortable sofas and equipped with state-of-the-art flat screen TV and sound system. The formal indoor dining area communicates with a beautiful open-plan gourmet kitchen equipped with impressive appliances such as a Gageenau oven.
Three large bedrooms are located on the ground floor level and give directly onto the pool terrace with magnificent sea views; they have twin beds that can be made up as kingsize double beds, offering maximum accommodation flexibility. They are very well appointed and decorated in different pastel colours, each with its own en suite bathroom and wc.
A grand staircase from the main hall leads to the upstairs master bedrooms. The main one features a vestiaire and an en-suite bathroom with wc with a Philippe Stark design bathtub, which enjoys magnificent sea views and a private roof terrace. The second master bedroom with twin beds and an en suite bathroom with wc also has access to the roof terrace, which enjoys the same views. All bedrooms are fitted with air conditioning units.
EOT (Ellinikos Organismos Tourismou - issued by the Greek tourist board) licence number: 1173K10000914501
Changeover day: Flexible
Villa Eos enjoys a lovely position with nearly panoramic views over the Aegean, only 2km from Lia beach, and near a tiny private cove just down from the villa. The charming hilltop village of Ano Mera is 4km inland, with shops, a pleasant central plaza lined with restaurants, and the superb 17th-century Panagia Tourliani monastery.
Mykonos is the fun island, sophisticated and glamorous, and the most cosmopolitan of all the Greek islands, attracting visitors from across the globe. The fashionable haunt for the rich and famous, it also attracts large numbers of artists and intellectuals. It has a reputation for the uninhibited nightlife in Mykonos Town, and is popular with young couples and singles; more civilized souls however can also find privacy and seclusion.
Mykonos was the scene of momentous events from Greek mythology, but its earliest human settlements date back to the Neolithic. It was inhabited by many ancient peoples from Egypt, Crete, and Phoenicia, and from the neighbouring island of Delos, which was a sacred site for the early Greeks. It became an important commercial centre under Alexander the Great, and later under the Romans attained a peak of prosperity. The Middle-Ages saw occupations by the Venetians, the Ottoman Empire, and in the last century endured appalling privation at the hands of the German Third Reich. Thanks to its beauty, architecture, and climate, Mykonos has since then become one of the world’s favourite holiday destinations.
Mykonos Town is one of the most beautiful and sophisticated island towns in Greece, with its charming traditional Cycladic architecture. Wonderful small streets wind through the immaculately whitewashed houses, churches, tavernas, and fashionable boutiques. The Little Venice area of the town is one of the most exclusive in Greece, and there are numerous characterful tall villas built right on the water’s edge. Throughout the island there are interesting archaeological museums and quaint villages to explore, and the trademark Mykonos windmills, some going back to the 16th century, overlook the coast just south of the village of Chora. The church of Panagia Paraportiani dates from the 15th century, and is actually a jumble of five different churches built together – quite a sight.
Historically Mykonos has always attracted many visitors en route to the neighbouring island of Delos. This small island is now preserved as a museum and classical site, and one is only able to visit it as a day trip by boat. This fascinating island has a turbulent history dating back to the ancient Ionians who made Delos their religious capital. It was fought over many times and was a great trading centre. A visit to this island is a fascinating excursion back to the time of the Greek gods.
The beach of Megali Ammos is about a 10-minute walk down the hill from the house; there are other beaches within an easy drive, such as Ornos with its tavernas, hotels, watersports and facilities about 1.5km away and Agia Ioannis, a family beach also with tavernas and some facilities about 3km away. There are other quieter beaches further afield.
The landscape of the island is barren and rocky, which contrasts with small fertile areas covered with wild flowers and has a special beauty. It is ringed by superb golden sandy beaches such as Agios Stefanos, Kalafati and Ornos. Elia is said to be the best beach on the island and is the last stop on the kaiki, or local water ferry. It is the island's longest beach and boasts an excellent restaurant, but is mainly naturist. Platys Gialos is a good family beach, and Psarou is a lovely beach with paths to the crazy party beaches of Paradise and Super Paradise Beach, the most famous beach on the island - expect crowds of exuberant youths. The waters around the island are wonderfully calm and safe, and Mykonos is unusual in that scuba diving is legal - in many islands it is prohibited due to loss of artefacts on the sea bed - and there are many good dive centres. There is an excellent bus service as well as a kaiki service connecting all the beaches. Ftelia on Panormous Bay is best for windsurfing.
This island has the benefit of an international airport (only 12km from Villa Eos), so you can fly directly from the UK with various charter airlines. Alternatively you can fly to Athens, and take a short internal flight on to Mykonos. Another option is to fly to Athens and then make your way to Rafina Port. There are several high speed hydrofoils each day connecting to Mykonos and the scenic trip takes about 2.5 hours.
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Villa Eos is a unique holiday home, stylish and roomy, offering complete privacy and comfort in a wonderfully elegant, pleasant setting. The perfect choice for discerning clientele.