Villa Althea sits proudly atop 86, 000 square feet of private land. This luxurious south-western facing retreat will grant you dreamy daytime views across sparkling Parikia bay and over the sacred island of Delos. At night you’ll be equally as mesmerized by the spectacular Grecian sunsets, colorfully framing the sleeping sea. Bustling Parikia, the Paros capital is full of local spirit and easily reached from the villa, as is the nearest beach. Closer to home, your sleek pool and sophisticated lounge furniture host a lush green backdrop, accented by a beautiful pink blossom.
Look out to sea from the charming wooden pergola, beginning your day with an al fresco breakfast. When it’s time to catch some sun, make a move to the tranquil pool area. Here you’re spoiled for choice – do you stretch out on the plush poolside loungers, enjoy a gentle sway on the swinging bench, or curl up with a book in one of the quirky sailboat-inspired wicker chairs? Convenience is the word, with a WC and pool house on hand.
Designed by award winning architects and endowed with exquisitely handmade local furniture, this retreat encapsulates traditional Cycladic charm. Modern features like high-speed Internet, LCD TVs and DVD players add a cosmopolitan twist. The crisp white walls are cool and calming, softened by inviting blue accents reminiscent of the iconic white and blue architecture native to the Cyclades. The interior’s clean simple lines and ornate furnishings lend a balanced and opulent feel to this delightful villa. The living area and fully equipped kitchen are blessed with an abundance of natural sunlight.
The villa’s three bedrooms are fully air-conditioned and a haven of peace. The upper level king size room boasts its own sea view veranda and access to a second shaded pergola, bathroom, kitchenette and elegant sitting room. The pool level king size and quaint single room share a spacious and stylish bathroom, and are adjacent to the main kitchen and living areas. In-room safety deposit boxes are available.
For cafes, bars, shops and a taste of local culture Parikia is just 3km away. Characterized by its traditional whitewashed buildings, cobbled streets and ancient windmill, the island capital is a charming place to explore at your leisure. The beach at Chrisi Akti is known for it’s fantastic windsurfing and generous stretch of golden sand. The villa is just 8km from the airport.
Additional amenities include: beach chairs, kitchenette, cd player(cd players), satellite television (satellite televisions), outdoor living area, alfresco dining, coffee maker(coffee makers).TripAdvisor property ID 2004930...Read more
Left on 10/14/2011 for a stay in July 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Oct 14, 2011Stayed Jul 2011
The accommodations were incredible. Upon arrival the owners gave us their prized villa, number 2 which had an enormous pool and backyard. As nice as the one we booked ( villa 5), this one was off the charts. The villa was impeccable, and the service was perfect. The owners were there and made sure every need was taken care of. The wife even baked us a traditional greek desert. We did not want to leave this villa!
Left on 04/14/2010 for a stay in July 2009 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Apr 14, 2010Stayed Jul 2009
"All went exceptionally well and absolutely no complaints! Just loved it! Stunning views. The owners of the property also have a villa in the compound and they made sure absolutely nothing was missing. The service and cleanliness was extraordinary indeed, it felt like being at a 6-star hotel where we were the only guests. They were extremely helpful, including at one point driving our 20 year old and her posse (who were staying elsewhere on the island) from the villa to a club at 00:30 in the morning - all she did was ask them to help her get a taxi! A first for us was also that they let us borrow their own world class chef for dinner or lunch service when we didn't feel like heading into town (although I think this was a one-off this year as the chef was staying there mostly as the owners guest on RR and he probably will not be there next year). Would definitely recommend it! The only thing I would make sure future guests know is that each of the two villas we stayed in do not have internally connecting floors (and the floors do not have matching keys) which could be an issue for a large family with younger children as there is no easy way to check on the kids if they are sleeping in a bedroom on a different floor. On the other hand, this could be a plus of course if one shares the place with grown-ups as each couple would have a bit of extra privacy. "
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