Ref: GR13, Mykonos, Cyclades Islands, Greece, £6630 to £12390 pw
This truly stunning holiday villa located on the Greek Island of Mykonos is one of the loveliest properties on the island, and provides luxurious and stylish accommodation for ten persons, with a delightful pool and fantastic views. Set in beautiful landscaped grounds and only a short walk from the beach, it is very private yet only a 15-minute walk from Mykonos Town. It has been recommended by Conde Nast Traveller as one of the twenty best villas on the Greek islands.
Main house Living/dining room, conservatory, kitchen, 1 double bedrooms with en suite bathroom with shower and wc, 1 double bedroom with en suite shower room and wc, 1 twin bedroom with en suite shower room and wc
Apartment Kitchenette, 1 double bedroom, 1 twin bedroom, 1 shower room with wc
Washing machine, dishwasher, dryer, cot, highchair, telephone (local calls only), WiFi + computer, satellite and cable TV, DVD player, CD player/HiFi, VCR player, central heating, open fireplace, ceiling fans, alarm system throughout the house, air-conditioning, safe, barbecue
Bed linen, bathroom and pool/beach towels, bathrobes provided; linen change provided as required. Laundry service as well as babysitting can be provided at extra cost. A complimentary welcome dinner with wine is provided on arrival, as well as a welcome hamper. Full breakfast daily is provided, and dinner meals are prepared free of charge; the cost of groceries for the dinners is payable locally. An additional charge of 30 € is payable locally for lunch (if requested). Pre-arrival and additional grocery shopping can be provided, at extra cost. One return transfer to the airport or the harbour is included. Two live-in staff (in a separate house in the grounds) and one additional person are responsible for daily housekeeping and maintenance of the villa, pool and grounds, and are able to book services and provide information on the island. Services are payable locally.
Prices quoted are subject to change.
Although there are other villas in the locality, this stunning villa is set in spacious and secluded private grounds and is not overlooked. It enjoys spectacular views over the town of Mykonos, the harbour, and glorious sunsets. It is surrounded by lovely well-stocked and landscaped gardens of flowering shrubs, towering palm trees, and fine decorative features, with broad flagstone terraces, a bar, and a barbecue. The particularly large swimming pool with underwater lighting is set in a wonderful broad terrace surrounded by antique-looking stone walls, with views through picturesque arches onto the harbour. The pool has graduated steps leading into the shallow end, and an outside shower and plenty of pool furniture. The three different outside eating areas, all delightfully lit at night, have high-quality and comfortable outdoor furniture.
From the garden entrance there is a spacious, open plan living/dining room with an open fireplace, an excellent fully-equipped kitchen leading to a large conservatory with fabulous views to Korfos Bay and Mykonos town. Surrounding the conservatory is a large covered terrace with outdoor furniture, a splendid spot for watching the sunset in the evenings. A staircase leads to the large master king-size bedroom on the top level, with its own balcony and an en suite bathroom with a separate rain-shower and a wc. There are two bedrooms on the main level: the front bedroom has twin beds with an en suite rain-shower and wc, and air-conditioning. The back bedroom has a king-size bed with an en suite rain-shower and wc, and air-conditioning; this bathroom is shared with the reception room.
On the lower terrace there is a guest apartment which has two bedrooms, one double and one twin, which share a rain-shower and a wc, and a kitchenette. These two bedrooms make up a family suite and can sleep a maximum of four people. These bedrooms also have air-conditioning.
Smoking is not permitted inside the house.
EOT (Ellinikos Organismos Tourismou - issued by the Greek tourist board) licence number: 1173K92000959401
Changeover day: Flexible
Mykonos Town 1km
Megali Ammos 500m
Agia Ioannis 3km
This property is situated in a fantastic position just above the Bay of Korfos, within walking distance of Mykonos town, about 1km away. The nearest shops only about a 5-minutes' drive away, and tennis and other sporting activities are within 1km of the villa. There is a riding centre at Kalafati, about 10km away.
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.
There is horse riding 10km away, and tennis courts and a gym just 1km away.
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 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 youth. 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 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.
The staff will meet clients at the airport or the harbour and lead them to the property. Car hire can be arranged. Timetables need to be checked as times of ferry departures vary from season to season.
"It was fantastic. Loved the house and Ernesto and the girls. A dream holiday."
"This is a lovely, fully staffed villa in an excellent location within walking distance of Mykonos town. It is stylishly furnished with Oriental touches and two full time staff prepare meals and barbecues and keep the house immaculate." Peter Browne, Associate Editor, Conde Nast Traveller Magazine
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This is a lovely, stylishly-furnished villa in an excellent location within walking distance of Mykonos Town. The staff cater to your every need and keep the house immaculate.