Cycladic Private Island
Nestled in the Aegean Sea and steeped in ancient legend, the Cyclades islands are known the world over for their breathtaking beaches and rugged landscapes, dotted with traditional blue-and-white towns that overlook the sea.
If you've ever wanted to immerse yourself in all the beauty of these heavenly surroundings, blissfully free of all the crowded Greek island tourist traps, now's your chance.
Private, peaceful and historic, Cycladic Private Island is home to a luxurious beach house that overlooks the seashore. Surrounded by heady pine groves and flourishing fauna, with sweet-scented pistachio, fig and olive trees that rustle in the breeze, it's easy to feel as though you've stumbled on paradise itself.
Ideal for a luxury family break of up to 8 people or even (larger groups of up to 20 can be accommodated on request), you'll have these stunning surroundings all to yourselves, with the friendly owner and a small team of staff on hand as little or as much as you like. Whether you enjoy hiking and biking, relaxing on the beach, learning new cookery skills or indulging in watery pursuits, there's plenty here to enthral you.
The beach house itself is impressively grand, surrounded by paved and furnished sun-trap terraces that are perfect for sunset-watching. Better still, you can step outside and straight onto the beach, paddling your toes in sparkling turquoise water.
Inside, you'll discover plenty of space to eat, drink and relax, all equipped with antique furnishings and huge picture windows. The large Cycladic fireplace is a real treat to huddle around on cooler evenings, while marble showers and French doors add more than a touch of opulence.
You'll want to claim the ornate Grand Master Suite for yourself, of course - with its own wood-burning fireplace and outdoor terrace. There are three more ensuite bedrooms, all ridiculously cosy and exquisitely furnished.
Enjoy a barbecue in the dedicated outdoor dining area later on, complete with its own herb garden. The island's farm and organic vegetable garden mean delicious produce is always plentiful - to enjoy them at their best, why not take advantage of the recommended private chef, or arrange a cookery lesson?
While away your days with full use of holiday goodies that include bicycles, a pedalo and a laser sailboat. Lessons can also be arranged for yoga, kite surfing and snorkelling...just ask!
If you're in the mood to explore a bit further, you can arrange excursions to the surrounding islands, all filled with ancient delights and plenty of beachfront restaurants. The legendary city of Athens is also within easy reach.
However you decide to spend your time on your island, we think you'll agree that nothing beats the feeling of wandering along a beautiful deserted beach, feeling the soft sand between your toes as you prepare for cocktails by glorious golden sunset on your own private pier. Nothing at all.
Things to note
Whilst the main villa acocmmodates up to 8, larger groups of up to 20 can be accommodated in extra units, yet the island will remain exclusive to you irrespective of the party size. Helicopter or private boat hire/transfers are available. During some weeks off-peak a couples rate may be available - please enquire for more details. Large celebrations/weddings are possible and the island staff have partnerships with hotels in the area to help cater for up to 200 guests if needed, enquire for details.
Tried and tested
"We, a family of four, have spent our summer vacations on the private island and after two wonderful weeks we can say that the archetypal dream of a Greek island in all privacy, all for oneself really comes true there: blue to turquoise water so clear you see to the ground, a landscape of incredible beauty, a charming villa of understated, refined luxury and all comfort you might wish and hosts of amazing hospitality and kindness who made us truely feel at home. All this adds up to an unique spirit. We have been to many places, but nothing compares to this island! Our hosts were happy to make all kinds of enticing proposals for activities which for sure would have been extraordinary experiences - but absorbing the beauty of the island we didn't need any distraction. All in all this is a magical place with wonderful hosts! We are very thankful that we had the chance to experience it."
Cost (from): Price on request
Minimum stay: 3 nights (weekend)
Property ref: 911
FacilitiesSleeps up to 8, grand master king ensuite bedroom, terrace, master queen ensuite bedroom, double ensuite bedroom, patio, twin ensuite bedroom, daily cleaning service, bedding & towels provided, separate toilet room, kitchen & dining area, breakfast bar & stools, Cycladic woodburning fireplace, office with comfort bed off master suite, living room, large limestone fireplace, library, games, large barbecue dining area, herb garden, pergola, gardens, wooden deck, jetty, private beach, bicycles, pedalos, sailboat, kayak, windsurf, 2 onsite staff 24hrs per day, internet, concierge services.
Yoga, cycling, windsurfing, swimming, kayaking, sailing, island hopping, pedaloes, kitesurfing, paragliding, snorkeling, Athens day trip, massage, cooking lessons, diving.
At a glance
- Luxurious private Greek island, part of the Cyclades located in the Aegean Sea, accommodating up to 8 guests and pets on an exclusive basis and with capacity for larger parties of up to 20. Athens is within easy reach by boat, ideal for a day trip.
- This is an ideal setting for large groups of families and their friends, with experienced staff on hand to ensure a truly memorable occasion.
- Airport transfers to the island can be arranged by boat or helicopter.
- The main villa, housed on a 900-acre farm estate, includes four ensuite bedrooms. There are additional properties to house larger parties, including a grand suite and a traditional country cottage.
- A small team of staff, including a chef and butler, are available to help make your stay extra-special. Arrange a cookery or yoga lesson, indulge in a massage or learn to snorkel!
- There is a water sports centre at the back of the island where guests can try kite-surfing, wind-surfing, paddle boards and diving lessons guided by professionals. Day excursions on sailing boats or motor boats can also be arranged.