Absolutely private , Luxurious Villa, 4 Bedrooms( all breathtaking views ), 5 Baths ( 4 en suite/1 guest ),Sleeps 9
Villa Drakothea ( 410 sqm ) is one of a kind, stunningly beautiful property and offers an extraordinary setting for a dream vacation. The distinctive combination of breathtaking views, artistic elements, modern amenities, privacy, luxury and comfort makes this villa an exceptional vacation spot.
This mystical Mykonos hideaway provides a matchless place so special and alluring with its panoramic views that your spirit will be inspired and invigorated.
Drakothea is carved on a hill in a beautiful, peaceful spot, on the south east side of the island of Mykonos , framed by beautiful country side . Due to the amazing location this extraordinary villa offers breathtaking, panoramic 180 degree eagle’s eyw views of the Aegean Sea and numerous other islands (Naxos, Paros, Ikaria, Donusa) as well as the unexploited terrain of Mykonos past. And each day starts with a spectacular sunrise . Had it not been build on the site of a previously small ‘’goat house’’ there is no way this 10 year old property would have been given planning permission , particularly since it’s location was declared of status of exceptional, natural beauty and all development have been stopped all around this area.
The stunning , panoramic and uninterrupted views coupled with the absolute privacy is what sets this property apart of any other on the island.
Drakothea is a world-class property where traditional Cycladic design blends naturally with contemporary luxury and is complimented with the services and amenities of a 5 star resort . Here you can soak up the most amazing views in an atmosphere of peace , comfort and tranquility .
Due to its majestic location, one has the feeling of floating over the Aegean, with Lia Bay at your feet and the secluded Tigani Beach minutes from your property. Panoramic , spectacular views are enjoyed from everywhere in this property , both inside and outside. The rustic , organic design emphasizes the views and make you feel one with them .
Villa Drakothea has been published in major Architectural and travel magazines such as AD ITALIA, THE HOUSE BEAUTIFUL, TOWN AND COUNTRY TRAVEL,MADAME FIGARO, CONDE NAST TRAVELER (In the August 2009 issue the villa's pool was voted as the 5th sexiest pool in the world by the editors of the magazine..!!!).
Some places sit so naturally in their grounds that you just assume they have been there for ever . This is the case with Drakothea . Build a decade ago , the white and stone, organic villa seems like one with the extraordinary nature that surrounds it.
The villa blends uniquely into the rocky topography of its hillside setting and the impressive 20m long infinity pool, which hugs the entire length of the main house, tantalizes your senses into believing you are swimming into the crystal clear blue waters below. The infinity pool is a perfect lap pool and the sand and rocks around it make it look like a natural lagoon. A beautiful lounging area in one of pool’s edges offers sublime relaxation and more dramatic views
A shaded dinning area , perfect for a long Greek lunch offers more spectacular views.
There are sun beds and really numerous lounge areas all across the front and the sides of the villa , so guests can break off into small groups or enjoy their private own space.
The property offers extreme privacy, impeccable grounds and it is constantly cooled by the Aegean breezes and bathed all day long by the world famous Cycladic sunlight....offering the very essence of Mykonian living...
DRAKOTHEA combines traditional architecture ( Mykonian country style ) with the luxury of modern conveniences, elegance and comfort. The complex consists of two buildings, the main and the guest house, and an impressive infinity-edge lap pool with considerable depth ( 20 m long and 3 m deep ) and rocks in and around it. This swimming pool is specially designed to be an architectural feature!
You are offered many living levels with such visual excitement that you become a part of its spirit. The Villa will dare you to decide where your favorite view is to relax and enjoy the Aegean.
The villa's exterior is very spacious, with a lot of lounging areas around the pool, 3 outside sitting areas under traditional style pergolas and a stone oven/barbeque. Elegant grounds, in traditional Mykonian style, nestle in secluded walled gardens. Olive trees, bushes, shrubs and cacti among the rocks, form beautiful landscapes. The deck is equipped with elegant ,wood furniture and 2 very large day beds with colorful and beautiful materials .
The villa's interior is just as unique as its exterior. It embodies that Greek style beach aesthetic at its best : whitewashed walls , driftwood and vintage furniture, beautiful stone and rock formations and luxurious hand made materials. But whereas this can sometimes look a little clichéd , here it feels luxe and modern and right into place. From the kitchen, to dinning area, to the living room, to all bedrooms and bathrooms, the style, the design and function is very consistent and harmonious. High ceilings , beautifully design touches and generously spacious bedrooms and bathrooms create a show – offy grandness that adds to the dramatic views of the Aegean that they are offered from every corner of Drakothea’s grounds .
When you enter the gate you know right away you are staying somewhere pretty spectacular . The beauty is never ending . Everything in this villa is the very best . All four bedrooms are big ,all of them are facing the sea and having spectacular views, all of them have balconies or terraces . Everything bathed in light , these are bedrooms to linger in . It goes without saying that all four have en suites and 3 of them boast the additional dramatic effect of ceiling colored glass openings that allow raes of colored light to come in all day long.
One bedroom is in the lower section of the main building with direct access to the pool . Two more bedrooms are on the first floor and the fourth is in a guest house attached to the main building but it has its own entrance and private garden .
The open plan has a dinning and kitchen area and an impressive round living room with an imposing fire place and many beautiful and well chosen antique pieces that can keep your interest throughout your whole stay although given the views , eyes are inevitably drawn to the dramatic scenary outside.
The blend of Mykonian old charm using stone and found wood create visual excitement. All major rooms open to a patio, balcony or terrace, where one can dine, sunbathe or lounge undisturbed. There are fire places in all indoor and bedroom areas and as well a very functional central heating, making the house very comfortable even during the winter months.
Load-bearing stone walls whitewashed with rough surfaces, floors out of stone or colored cement, build-in furniture, corridors carved into rocks,sheer hanging drapes, the use of old doors through out the house create a very elegant and cozy atmosphere.
Drakothea is tastefully decorated with antiques and art pieces and special attention paid to every detail. The lighting both in the day, but also at night seems almost magic, unexpected and dramatic and makes the house very cozy and romantic and the perfect stage for entertaining.
This is a house with intimate charm, elegance and style, without compromising the needs of a modern, contemporary house. It is a villa where you can lounge and relax away from it all ( the most private location on the island although a 10 min car drive will get you in the middle of everything a cosmopolitan island like Mykonos has to offer) .
Or you have the choice of a lot of things to do :
Beautiful hiking is offered around the property , many small totally private beaches are a 15 min hike away.
The best yoga and pilates instructors on the island are a phone call away , as are massage and beauty therapists. Many guests request a chef and the well equipped kitchen and a beautiful stone build outside BBQ can create great culinary experiences.
A local boat man can take you around the cost line for some more unforgettable experiences.
While it feels very rural the villa is just 15 min away from the airport and 20 min from the main town. Several beaches are just down the road and some of the most beautiful beaches of the island are just a short drive from the property . Guests can take their pick of the beach side tavernas and restaurants near by or just ask the chef to pick up the catch of the day from the local market and serve it under the trees and next to the pool. Also the village of AnoMera is only 5 min drive and it serves up remarkably good local food . The produce is local and the prices very inexpensive.
The advantages of villa Drakothea comparing with other properties on the island are really a lot but the main ones are the breathtaking, spectacular views , the ABSOLUTE privacy that most properties in Mykonos do not have and lastly the 24/7 concierge service that we provide and it is very personalized for each guest and their needs. Through us , our knowledge and our connections guests can have access and enjoy everything the island has to offer. We will encourage you to visit our favorite beach or the best local restaurants or anything else you might require.
Immerse yourself in elegance and sophistication and create beautiful memories in a unique retreat which is designed to offer you an extraordinary blend of exclusivity , comfort and enchantment . Relax and sip a cocktail by the pool and drink in the captivating views and take part of this exciting experience that a stay at Drakothea is. Only trouble is that this villa is so enticing , you might not see too many other things because you do not want to leave this magical paradise . After all the best luxury in our days is tranquility, privacy and peace and the dream vacation starts here!!