Resting up high, with sweeping views across glittering Parikia Bay, this unique villa delivers the height of luxurious Cycladian living. Offering a crystal clear infinity pool, magical sea-view balconies and even your own poolside bar, you could happily spend your whole vacation here. If you decide to venture further, quaint Parikia, the Paros capital is rich in character and history. It’s within reaching distance, and the nearest beach is even closer.
The infinity pool reflects the clouds above as you experience weightless bliss, gliding through its topaz water. Recline on one of the comfortable loungers, catching glorious rays of Grecian sun. When it’s time for some shade, stop by the poolside bar for a refreshing cocktail. Drink in hand, head to the outdoor lounge, a shaded area housing cozy chairs and a delightful swing seat. Al fresco dining is always a special occasion. Gather around the banqueting table, where dinner is served against the Parikia Bay backdrop. For a magical end to your evening, take a seat on the villa’s veranda, where you will witness the rainbow of colors revealed at sun down.
A subtle nautical theme starts in the living room and runs throughout, reflected both in the color scheme and furnishings. If there are keen cooks among your group, they will delight in the opportunity to serve up from the large professional kitchen at Villa Althea 2. For daytime snacks, the upper level’s cute kitchenette will be your friend. Or if self-catering isn’t for you, there’s also the option to add our talented chef service to your stay.
Choose between three king-size fairy tale bedrooms. From the two upper level bedrooms, your morning will not have truly begun until you part feather-like curtains to reveal your private sea-view verandas. Step into the soft daybreak sun, take a deep breath and bask in the moment. Climbing plants and blue painted woodwork lend these verandas a lovely traditional charm. Three en-suite and one shared bathroom all possess their own individual character, one of which holds a mystical cave-like beauty and gifts a unique bathing experience. Three single couch beds reflect the ‘more the merrier’ philosophy of Villa Althea 2.
A pretty town, dotted with whitewash houses and centered round a quaint harbor, Parikia offers traditional tavernas, laid-back cafes and restaurants showcasing the best of Cycladian gastronomy. It is a hub of architectural history, playing home to numerous byzantine churches and a 13th century Venetian castle in the oldest part of town. The island’s airport is a short 8km transfer.
Additional amenities include: kitchenette, beach and pool furniture, cd player(cd players), satellite television (satellite televisions), business facilities, alfresco dining.TripAdvisor property ID 2005308...Read more
Left on 11/02/2011 for a stay in September 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Nov 2, 2011Stayed Sep 2011
As usual, I expected that the presentation would spotlight the best. In reality, we found that the site was definitely superior to the presentation. Special appreciation for the owner / administrator of the house. They have done more than just operating a renting contract. We visited hole Paros and Althea 2 is one of the best locations.
Left on 09/03/2010 for a stay in July 2010 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Sep 3, 2010Stayed Jul 2010
After an excellent visit at althea 2 in 2009 we came back again this year and stayed for three weeks. They met us at the Paros airport and greeted us like best friends. Again it was perfect! The views are superb, the property professionally decorated and maintained, the location private but not too far from either Parikia or Naoussa, and the rooms immaculate! The owners of the villa are extremely service oriented and will go to great lengths to make sure you get the help you need to make your time on the island as enjoyable as possible--among other things this year they gave us invaluable help to settle a disagreement we had with a local beach-buggy rental place--the althea owners treating us and looking after us as if we were close family.
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