Located in the charming Greek countryside of rolling rocky hills lined with ancient stone walls and dotted with olive trees and herbaceous shrubs, this stunning new villa fits perfectly into the serene environment with its azul pool, white walls, and use of stone and natural materials. Designed by local architects, the house is minimalist, yet comfortable, furnished with vintage furniture and warm textiles. The stunning home is ideal for both families and couples, having a large communal space with kitchen, dining room and living room and 3 bedrooms with ensuites separated from each other for maximum privacy. Take in the incredible views of the valley and surrounding islands from the rooftop patio, or lounge on the large terrace surrounding the pool - each aspect of the home was designed for maximum comfort and relaxation to reconnect with nature and each other.
Located in the heart of the Cyclades, Skinopi Lodge sits on a bluff on the unspoiled island of Milos overlooking the deep blue Aegean Sea. Designed to blend into the landscape and reflect Cycladic culture, the secluded villas are made primarily of stone, similar to the traditional fishermen houses, adding the feature of floor to ceiling glass windows which highlights the spectacular surrounding environment. The minimal and airy villas of whitewashed walls and traditional cement floors are set within 9 acres of pristine sea front private land, creating the ultimate retreat with your own private front-row view of the sunset.
Located at the base of a craggy mountainside dotted with wildflowers and grazing goats, this tranquil bohemian retreat has the feel of mid-century California with predominantly white buildings accented with exposed stone walls, timber decks, azure pools and silvery olive trees. The ambiance is a fusion of tropical and modern with Mediterranean and nomadic elements - picture taupe sofas with chocolate-hued acapulco chairs, suspended black loungers amidst a cluster of potted palm trees. The wall behind the reception desk is adorned with an elaborate ceramic mural of vibrant parrots, monkeys and jungle palms. This is the newest concept hotel of the Thomas Cook Group, what they call a "boutique hotel with a bohemian spirit", a far cry from the all-inclusive family resorts they are known for.
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This stylish boutique hotel sits gracefully above the dramatic rocky shore of the Aegean Sea, traditional Cycladic clean lines of the white-washed buildings encompassing a turquoise pool surrounded by palm trees, enticing hammocks and sun loungers. Every corner of this laid-back, boho chic hotel has been minimally, yet thoughtfully decorated with raw wood furniture, cotton matelassé quilts, and other carefully chosen accessories, creating the feel of a comfortable retreat that you'll never want to leave. Lounge in a hammock on your private veranda, swim in the azure ocean out front, relax by the private salt-water pool, or explore one of the many fantastic beaches. Whether you seek relaxation and solitude or want to enjoy the world famous clubs, San Giorgio Hotel truly is a Greek paradise that has it all.
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Perivolas is the ultimate in laidback luxury. Poised on the cliff high above the Aegean, this intimate escape is designed as a place where you can let the rest of the world slip away. Built amphitheatrically, Perivolas’ secluded location combines expansive views with the luxury of absolute tranquillity. It’s just a short walk from Oia, the most beautiful village on Greece’s most romantic and dramatic island, Santorini. Terraced gardens spill down the slope to the infinity pool, which seems to slip off the rim of the cliff and bleed into the blue horizon. Only the occasional toll of church bells or the whistle of a fishing boat far below breaks the meditative silence. It is easy to linger here all day, watching the changing light until the sun settles into the sea.
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This was the perfect place to finish our time on MIlos - we tried to take in every sunset from our beautiful patio overlooking the Aegean Sea...