Set high above the Aegean on the southern flanks of Paros, this holiday home in Greece is a modernist interpretation of classic Cycladic island homes.
Constructed in whitewashed cubic forms and designed by React Architects, the house is positioned in an amphitheatrical angle to capture spectacular views of the island, the Aegean and Antiparos island in the distance. Surrounded by vast swaths of land, the home is very private and separated from any neighbors.
The interiors are calm and welcoming with a pared down aesthetic and a cool neutral palette, with an expansive open plan living, dining and chef’s kitchen forming the convivial center.
Designed to provide each guest with ample privacy, the two en suite bedrooms are set apart from each other and there is an additional guesthouse with room for up to six guests total.
The vast terrace encompasses the pool with loungers and centennial olive trees and an al fresco dining area. Head up the side stairs to the amazing rooftop terrace for panoramic views of the mountains, the sea and star gazing.
Welcome basket of Greek goodies, optional airport transfers, daily housekeeping and car rental services on request. Weekly housekeeping included, wifi throughout, satellite cable TV and video projector with a selection of DVDs, sound system and CD player, fully stocked kitchen amenities, and O. Live organic bath amenities, laundry facilities, private parking.
One of the largest islands of the Aegean Sea in the Cyclades chain, Paros is situated between Naxos and Antiparos. The capital of Parikia or Paros Town is located in a picturesque bay with a beautiful natural harbor and traditional Cycladic settlements dating back to the 13th century.
Known for its lively nightlife, it’s built like an amphitheatre around the port, with narrow cobbled paths, beautiful old churches, small shops and blue and white houses – as well as a trademark whitewashed windmill. A 13th-century castle, built from the remains of an ancient temple, sits at the highest part of the town while cafes and restaurants line the waterfront.
The Kamari settlement where the villa is located is in the southernmost part of the island in the countryside above the sea.
The white sandy Faragas Bay and beaches and the village of Aliki are within a ten minute drive south, with crystal clear waters and laid-back, beach side tavernas.
Other sights nearby include the ruins of Asclepieion, the Temple of Aphrodite, the Temple of Eileithyia, and the Temple of Zeus Ypato, while the pretty northern coastal village of Naoussa and central village of Elm are within a thirty minute drive.
Kamari, Paros, Greece. Nearest Airport: Paros Airport (5km)
BEST TIME TO VISIT: April through October, with Spring-time blooms and Easter celebrations, and the quieter Fall season with less tourists.
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