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The infinity pool hugs the whole front of the villa

Villa | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 9

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 500 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

The distinctive combination of breathtaking views, artistic elements, modern amenities, privacy, luxury and comfort makes this villa an exceptional vacation spot.The villa blends uniquely into the rocky topography of its hillside setting and the impressive 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 property offers extreme privacy and 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 and rocks in and around it.,

Drakothea is carved on a hill in a beautiful, peaceful spot, on the south east side of the island of Mykonos and you are promised breathtaking, panoramic views of the Aegean Sea and numerous other islands (Naxos, Paros, Ikaria, Donusa) as well as the unexploited terrain of Mykonos past.

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 the property

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.

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.

Luxurious accommodations are essential to great vacations...But in Villa Drakothea you will enjoy so much more than just luxury accommodation.You will enjoy unmatched , personalized and friendly service and guidance for all aspects of your vacation.,weddings, honeymoons, anniversaries and special birthday celebrations in a luxurious, stylish and unique backdrop.

Villa Drakothea is a world - class property where amazing views , comfort , tranquility and privacy blend naturally with traditional Greek hospitality and contemporary luxury..

Size Sleeps up to 9, 4 bedrooms
Nearest beach TIGANI 500 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 3 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: MYKONOS 17 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player, Sea view
General Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Video player, CD player, Pool or snooker table, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 4 En suites and 2 Shower rooms, Solarium or roof terrace
Furniture 2 Sofa beds, Double beds (4), Cots (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10
Other High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Swing set
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

Villa Drakothea's interior is just as unique as its exterior. From the kitchen, to dinning area, to the living room, to all bedrooms and bathrooms, the style, the design and function is very consistant and harmonious,The blend of Mykonian old charm using stone and found wood create visual excitment. 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 coloured cement, build-in furniture,corridors carved into rocks,the use of old doors through out the house create a very elegant and cosy 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 cosy 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.

Further details outdoors

The secret to Villa Drakothea is in the simplicity and organic nature of it's idea and construction. You are offered many living levels with visual excitement and absolute privacy.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.

Villa Drakothea is a unique home, both in terms of style and size, offering a high level of privacy within a very elegant and pleasant setting. Pool and garden maintenance, as well as 3 hour daily maid service keep the property neat and comfortable for the guests.

Further details

Luxurious accommodations are essential to great vacations...But in Villa Drakothea you will enjoy so much more than just luxury accommodation.You will enjoy unmatched , personalized and friendly service and guidance for all aspects of your vacation.,weddings, honeymoons, anniversaries and special birthday celebrations in a luxurious, stylish and unique backdrop.

Villa Drakothea is a world - class property where amazing views , comfort , tranquility and privacy blend naturally with traditional Greek hospitality and contemporary luxury..

The Aegean Islands region

GEOGRAPHY

The Greek island of Mykonos is situated in the center of the Aegean Sea 150 kilometers east of Athens and is part of the group of islands known as the Cyclades.

Although it is the most famous of this group it is actually the smallest covering an area of just 90 square kilometers.

Despite its small area, part of Mykonos' fame comes from the fact that it has over twenty accessible sandy beaches earning the name "Capri of Greece".

CLIMATE

The two most common elements of climate for which Mykonos is famous are sunshine and wind. Rainfall is infrequent, generally falling between the months of February and March, allowing the sun to shine for as many as three hundred days of the year. Because of this arid condition natural vegetation is limited.

During the summer months the temperature may occasionally reach the upper 30's but due to the cooling factor of the frequent winds an average of 28°C can be expected. Winters on the island are mild with an average temperature of 15°. It is only on very rare occasions the thermometer may reach freezing. Due to the moderating influence of the surrounding sea the island's temperatures are usually 2 degrees warmer in the winter and 2 degrees cooler in the summer than mainland Athens. This condition directly effects the cycle of both domestic and wild vegetation as the growing season occurs from the beginning of winter and ends in mid summer.Of the winds that effect the island two kinds are most common.

During the winter months heavy winds from the south arrive and often bring with them electrical storms. Of these the most famous wind is the "Sirocco" which every spring brings sand from the deserts that boarder the Mediterranean in the form of red rain. As the season heads toward summer the north wind takes over and with various degrees of strength, blows daily. The most notable of these winds is the "Meltemi" that during July and August will blow steady throughout the day and then reduce its velocity during the night

HISTORY

During ancient times, Mykonos, due to its proximity to Delos, which was then highly populated, became very important as a supply island. . For religious reasons it was said that no one should be allowed to be born or die on Delos. If this were true and this culture center so sacred, it may suggest that Mykonos had its roots as a vacation island long before modern times.

As the island of Delos began to develop as a sacred center, Mykonos was swept along with the influences of the different people who would come to control the region in the years to come. The Phoenicians, Macedonians and Athenians left their mark but it was not until the coming of Alexander the Great the fate of Mykonos took a turn for the better by becoming a commercial center for agriculture and maritime trade. High quality clay deposits also improved the island's importance, as ceramic containers were the best means of preserving and exporting goods during this ancient time.

Due to its geographic location as a crossroads for shipping and it's close proximity to Delos, the island's future continued to flourish reaching a state of enormous wealth during the time of Roman occupation and the reign of Augustus Caesar.

During the Middle Ages Mykonos fell under the rule of the Venetians and in the years that followed found themselves to be victimized by the Saracens and latter the Turks who dominated the area from the 14th century. . The Greek War of Independence, which ended with its liberation from the Turks in 1830, spawned the Mykonian heroine Manto Mavroyenous who rallied the island's people and defeated a Turkish onslaught in 1822.

During World War II Mykonos while experiencing German occupation suffered greatly through starvation. It took until the mid 50's for tourism to rise .

Due to the islands unique architecture, relative seclusion and hospitality it soon became a haven for the rich and famous.

Today Mykonos enjoys a success unparalleled in its history by having become one of the worlds most famous vacation islands

Mykonos

Mykonos is an island with very little vegetation, it has an area of 85 sq. km., a shoreline of 80 km and a population of 5,500. The island can be reached by air from Athens or by ferry from Piraeus . The trip by ferry from Piraeus takes about 6 hours.

One of the factors that has contributed to Mykonos' international popularity is it's people. The open attitude and hospitality of the Mykonians are qualities that have been with them for centuries. Because of the island's rocky terrain and limited rainfall the locals turned mainly to the sea for survival. Fishing and commercial trade brought frequent contact with foreigners resulting in an openness to visitors not as often found on other self-supporting agricultural islands. During the 50's modern-day tourism started to develop and as the island's popularity grew, so did its population.

Today it is estimated that Mykonos is the home of 11,000 people, of these 4,000 are foreign residents. During the summer months and the height of the tourist season the island supports over 50,000 holidayers, locals and part-time workers. Over 80% of the island's work force is understandably involved in the service industry with the remainder spread between fishing, farming and construction.

The lifestyle of the islanders is for the most laid-back and easygoing, always quick to recognize a good time. Taverns and particularly cafeneons on the harbor play an important role in their social lives as it is here most meetings for business and pleasure are centered. On Mykonos old traditions are upheld through local festivals and religious celebrations which occur regularly throughout the year. At these public gatherings homemade culinary delicacies in the form of cured meats, cheeses, wines, breads and pastries can be readily sampled, local folk musicians complete the scene playing their traditional melodies into the night. Even with the coming of technology and the influences of tourism the Mykonian people today still reflect their past in daily life. The fishermen continue to display their catch and mend their nets and farmers still sell their produce of vegetables and flowers from the backs of donkeys as they wind their way through the narrow streets of the village.

Along with its share of monasteries, convents and cathedrals the island is very well known for its abundance of small family churches. Originally built as a tribute to aid in the safe return of the island's sailors, the celebrated number of these chapels is told to be 365, one for each day of the year. In reality and lately more of a sign of affluence these churches which curiously are all built to face west, number closer to 500 in total

In the wealth of ancient Greek mythology there are two references to Mykonos.

The first tells us that the island took its name from the hero Mykonos and the other that it was on Mykonos that Hercules slew the Giants and that the large rocks which lie scattered about the island are their petrified corpses.

Mykonos is the beloved place of VIPS and the dream place of all young people seeking full entertainment. Mykonos is possibly the most well-known greek island worldwide; not without reason. The visitor can fulfill here every desire and realize every vision for unforgettable holidays. The sea and the beaches are among the most beautiful in the world. Mykonos is a grand example of unique Cycladic architecture set around a picturesque fishing-village bay. Totally whitewashed organic cube-like buildings fit closely together to form a kind of haphazard maze of narrow alley ways and streets.

The earthen colors of the bare hills which surround the town's gleaming whiteness is set between the aura of an incredibly blue sky and even deeper blue sparkling sea. Its many well preserved windmills and hundreds of tiny red-roofed churches adds a flavor of culture and custom to the scene, enhanced even further by many museums and the historical ancient site of Delos. Together with being friendly and open people, the locals have a healthy understanding of what it means to have a good time. Put this together with all the island's other qualities and it is no wonder Mykonos has been often named "the jewel" of the Aegean Sea.

As well as catering to the demands of its summer guests with an infrastructure that has been well developed over the years, an off-season tourist industry has also emerged making it possible to visit in comfort during the non-summer months. Frequent air and sea connections together with heated rooms and good taverns in and around the main town, allow the adventurous traveler to properly experience the island's natural beauty.

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6 Aug 2014

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"Oh beautiful Villa Drakothea....."

We rented this villa with friends amounting to 3 couples. It was absolutely breathtaking. The views from every bedroom are incredible. The house was custom built by the owner with extraordinary at… More

30 Jun 2014

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"Heaven on Earth!"

Drakothea is nothing less than perfection! The villa itself is loaded with character and luxury, and the location provides complete privacy with breathtaking views! The rooms are spacious and comfor… More

6 Jan 2014

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"a week in paradise"

what a delightful vacation spot. villa drakothea is absolutely all that we could have wished for. the acommodations were just lovely---beds so comfortable while the linens were spotless---the view -… More

Thank you for all your kind words and mostly thank you for being such great guests . Our villa is really a beautiful property but we also take pride on how we treat all our guests and that is what it sets us apart .
We will look forward to have you back and thank you once more.

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Calendar last updated:20 Sep 2014

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