Large Villa with Pool, Syros
The residential and quiet village Posidonia, also known as Dellagrazia, is a lovely village with some idiosyncratically ornate mansions and an attractive pale blue domed church, just opposite the villa.
The closest beach is less than 10 minutes away by foot via a small path within the village - a fun walk for children of all ages. This is a small sandy beach close the pretty harbour. A larger sandy beach at Agathopes, a few minutes further down the coast, is also easily reached by foot and you can walk beyond the beach to Komito, the end of the peninsula. There are many other sandy beaches further up the coast, Kokkina and Psachno.
There is a small shop, a chemist, a fruit and vegetable vendor within a very short walk from the house. Guests are welcome to use the private club (the owners are members) a few doors down from the house where meals can be taken and the short tennis court used.
Less than 10 minutes' drive away is the picturesque fishing village of Finikas, which has excellent tavernas, a couple of bars and a hotel, larger supermarkets, and other shops, as well a lively but laid-back nightlife during the high season. There are many caiques and fishing boats as well as larger yachts and chartered yachts moored in the harbour, and the lovely sandy beach is excellent for swimming and water-sports. There is also a diving school within easy reach.
This neoclassical villa was renovated, furnished and decorated in traditional style with wonderful antiques. The property consists of an elegant main villa and separate guest houses accommodating a large group of up to 21 guests. The Villa is on the edge of the waterfront village of Possidonia on the lovely Greek island of Syros, in a charming area with some splendid ornate mansions, and is just a short stroll from a sandy beach and local shops. It has lovely gardens and a fabulous terrace ideal for outdoor meals. The Condé Nast Traveller magazine had described it as such: "The rooms in this Villa would hold their own in a lifestyle magazine, and are unusual by Greek standards in that they are furnished with antiques."
The neoclassical Villa enjoys a very private and peaceful setting; the house and grounds are not overlooked, and the pool area is completely secluded. It is situated in beautiful, thoughtfully-designed grounds of about 3,000 sq.m. There is an extensive range of palm, pine and fruit trees which are lovingly cared for on a daily basis by the gardener, and there are lovely flowers in abundance all around. The entire property is surrounded by walls, with cane barriers for added privacy where required, which is suitable for children. The gardens are extensive and beautifully designed and well maintained.
The main residence and the annex are approximately 50 meters apart, and in between is a lovely gazebo-sheltered fish pond, which has been made child-proof by a metal grille 5 cm under the surface of the water. There is a barbecue area near the pond, many shady terraces, including one with a wonderful vine-covered pergola, a perfect spot for al fresco dining. The pool with its roman steps is a little away from the house and set in lovely terraces; it is fed by a private well, and therefore is not prone to water shortages in the height of summer.
Prices for 2024 in Euro per day
Capacity: The above prices are for up to 14 guests, additional accommodation available at additional charge.
Booking Conditions: To confirm the booking, a deposit of 30% is required. The remaining 70% is due 6 weeks before arrival.
Damage deposit: 1.000 Euro is required with the second payment
Payment Method: Bank transfer in Euro
Cancellation Policy: In case of cancellation, any payments made are forfeited.
The main house is a lovely, honey-colored, traditional two-storey neoclassic building, originally built in the 19th century and fully renovated in the 90s. It consists on the ground floor of the beautiful glass windowed conservatory, the entrance hall, main sitting and dining room, and the fully-equipped kitchen. There is also a twin bedroom with an en-suite shower room and WC on the ground floor. On the first floor there are three more bedrooms: one double bedroom with a four-poster bed and an extra single bed, and two twin bedrooms, all with en suite shower rooms in white marble and WCs. All the bedrooms are air conditioned and have access to spacious balconies. The entire house is decorated to a high standard with authentic pieces of furniture, antiques and rugs.
The second building is a single story, village-type residence, consisting of three separate, self-contained units and a cane-covered 100 sq.m. verandah. The first unit is an apartment consisting of a living room with two built-in sofa-beds, an open-plan kitchenette, and a twin bedroom with an en-suite bathroom with a shower and WC. The second unit contains a double bedroom with an en suite bathroom with a shower and WC, and the third unit is a studio consisting of a twin bedroom, an open-plan kitchenette, and an en-suite bathroom with a bath and WC. In this building there are rafted ceilings and the floors are covered with hand-made terra-cotta tiles. All three units are decorated in contemporary style with antique furniture.
The pool-house has twin beds, and an en-suite bathroom with a shower and WC. There is also a guest studio with twin beds and an en-suite shower room with WC.
A virtual walk through the house
Main house: Living room, dining room/conservatory, kitchen, 4 shower rooms and WC, 1 separate WC, 1 bedroom with 1 double bed and 1 single bed, 3 twin bedrooms
Annex 1: Sitting area with 2 sofa-beds and kitchenette, 1 shower room, 1 twin bedroom
Annex 2: 1 shower room with WC, 1 double bedroom
Annex 3: Kitchenette, 1 bathroom with WC, 1 twin bedroom
Annex 4: 1 shower room and WC, 1 twin bedroom
Pool house: 1 shower room and WC, 1 twin bedroom