As a luxury destination, Greece sports a long list of accolades. Resounding beauty. Sunny beaches. Premium nightlife. Near-perfect weather. Now there’s another reason (albeit an unexpected one). The country is receiving kudos for its quick handling of the COVID-19 crisis.
The islands are now considered safe, according to Savvas Savvaidis, president and chief executive of Greece Sotheby’s International Realty. That’s good news for those wanting to own a piece of paradise. This dramatic cliffside villa on Mykonos, nestled in a rocky hillside overlooking the Aegean Sea, just hit the market for $2.1 million.
The 2,600-square-foot oasis is a three-story version of the quintessential sugar-cube homes of the Cyclades Islands — a popular Greek architectural style featuring whitewashed concrete walls with soft round edges. Built in 2015, the property sits on half an acre overlooking Kalo Livadi, one of Mykonos’ longest beaches.
Outside, over-the-top amenities abound.
There’s a curved infinity pool and cliffside hot tub. A chef’s kitchen has a beer station and barbecue grill. The covered dining area is set against a wall of local stone.
There’s more. An illuminated beach bar has a DJ booth and dance floor. Hidden lights installed into the hillside up the cool factor. And yes, that’s a mini cinema — complete with comfy couches — overlooking the water.
“The property was designed with a sense of fun and romance,” Savvaidis told the New York Times.
“You have the luxury to enjoy outdoor living.”
Inside, an open floor plan combines the living room, dining area, and kitchen. On one side, a large picture window offers spectacular seaside views; on the other, sliding-glass doors open up to a covered terrace. Stone walls contrast with white wood-planked ceilings and the polished cement floor.
A curved fireplace wraps around a corner, providing the foundation for sofa cushions. The kitchen features concrete countertops, blue-gray wood cabinetry, and a bright blue Fischer & Paykel refrigerator.
Upstairs, an antique wood door opens up to the master suite. A private veranda looks out to the water. Four additional bedrooms on the lower level all have en suite baths and outdoor access.
Best of all, the house is being sold fully furnished.
New homeowners will also enjoy the villa’s prime location in the heart of Mykonos. The house is a five-minute drive to Kilo Livadi beach. Ano Mera, a traditional shopping village with tavernas and cafes, is just a mile away.
Georg Petras, chief executive of Engel & Völkers in Greece, told the New York Times, Mykonos “gained a lot of visibility around the world by attracting second-home buyers, making it one of the top international second-home destinations.”
He called 2020 year “a chance year” for investors and buyers as the market is “reorganized” and “stabilized” under new circumstances, “offering right now smart investment opportunities.”
The property is listed by Greece Sotheby’s International Realty for $2.1 million.