- Sleeps: 20+
- Bedrooms: 4-9
- Bathrooms: 8
- Minimum stay: 3 nights (weekend)
Nestled in the Aegean Sea and steeped in ancient legend, the Cyclades islands are known the world over for their breath-taking 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. In doing so, you’ll join the ranks of some of the famous faces the area has seen over the years, from Greta Garbo and Gene Kelly to Cindy Crawford and Richard Gere!
Private, peaceful and historic, Cycladic Private Island is home to a luxurious beach house that overlooks the seashore, along with lovingly converted ancient buildings that together, sleep up to 20 people (larger groups and private events for up to 500 guests can also be arranged on request, with additional mainland accommodation). 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.
Wonderfully, you’ll have these stunning surroundings all to yourselves. The friendly owner and a small team of staff will be on hand as little or as much as you like, and 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. The adjoining Cycladic court features two further bedrooms, and there’s a beautiful Ottoman building – once home to the Pasha and his harem in the winter months – with the Grand Pasha suite and traditional country cottage to accommodate more guests if required.Keep reading
At a glance
- Luxurious private Greek island, part of the Cyclades located in the Aegean Sea, accommodating up to 20+ guests on an exclusive basis.
- Small luxurious intimate weddings of 20-60 guests can be arranged in house, or larger groups and celebrations of up to 500 guests can be organised on request, with additional accommodation arranged in Marmari, on the mainland. Event planners are welcome to come and inspect the location.
- 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.
- Facilities for small corporate brainstorming meetings are available.
- Airport transfers to the island can be arranged by boat or helicopter.
- The main villa, housed on a 900-acre farm estate, includes four en-suite bedrooms, with adjoining buildings sleeping further guests.
- 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! Guard and essential personnel can be hired according to needs.
- 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.
- Dog Friendly
- Family Friendly
- Large Groups
- Seaside Breaks
Sleeps up to 20, main villa with 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, paddle boards can be hired at extra cost. 2 onsite staff 24hrs per day, internet, concierge services. Adjoining refurbished buildings sleep additional guests, with mainland accommodation available for larger parties.
Yoga, cycling, windsurfing, swimming, kayaking, sailing, island hopping, pedaloes, kitesurfing, paragliding, snorkeling, Athens day trip, massage, cooking lessons, diving.
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
The island will remain exclusive to you irrespective of the party size. Helicopter or private boat hire/transfers are available. Large celebrations/weddings are possible and the island staff have partnerships with hotels in the area to help cater for up to 500 guests if needed, enquire for details. During some weeks off-peak a couples’ rate may be available. Please enquire for more details. No pets permitted.
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What the guests of Cycladic Private Island say
“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.”