Nestled on the picturesque island of Antiparos, Villa Ionanna is a stunning stone house crafted by its owner—an architect and artist. The unique design incorporates stones sourced from the island’s fields, infusing the residence with local authenticity. Marble floors, sourced from the neighboring island of Naxos, add a touch of luxury to the space.
The owner’s artistic flair is evident throughout the villa, with handpicked paintings adorning the walls and meticulous attention to detail in every aspect of the decor. This personal touch creates an inviting and aesthetically pleasing atmosphere that reflects the owner’s passion for both architecture and art. Each corner of the house tells a story, making it more than just a dwelling but a living canvas where creativity and functionality harmonize.
Villa Ionanna offers not only a visual feast within its walls but also a unique connection to the surrounding natural beauty. The property provides easy access to the sea, allowing residents to take leisurely strolls to the beach or bask in the breathtaking sunsets by the lap pool. The panoramic views extend to the historic temple of Apollo, adding a touch of ancient charm to the modern luxury.
Beyond the immediate surroundings, Villa Ionanna also offers glimpses of the mystical archaeological island of Despotiko. This adds a layer of intrigue to the villa’s location, connecting it to the rich history and cultural heritage of the region. Whether relishing the artistic ambiance within or embracing the natural wonders outside, Villa Ionanna promises an immersive experience that goes beyond a typical holiday retreat.
ABOUT ANTIPAROS, CYCLADES ISLANDS, GREECE
The Cyclades is the most famous island group in the Aegean Sea and comprises some of the most stunning islands in the world. Beautiful sandy beaches, amazing historical sites, and iconic blue and white architecture go hand-in-hand with a laid-back traditional lifestyle and warm, hospitable people. The islands are also perfectly scattered for island-hopping adventures. A trip to the Cyclades is an experience to be remembered for a lifetime.
Despite being so close to Paros, Antiparos is not so crowded but has a cosmopolitan character. It is the ideal greek island for laid-back holidays away from the hustle and the bustle. The island is famous for its beaches, so swimming is one of the best things to do in Antiparos and most of them are within walking distance of Chora, the island’s capital.
- The Cave of Antiparos – home to Europe’s oldest stalagmite and stalactite formation
- Antiparos Town –excellent restaurants, bars and boutique shops. There are frequent, easy ferry crossing to Paros, a journey that takes just 10 minutes.
- Take a day boat trip to the beautiful uninhabited island of Despotiko, have a picnic and visit the ancient Apollo Temple for the sunset.
Restaurants in Antiparos
- Klimataria Tavern – Operating since the ‘80s, this charming family-run taverna serves tasty Greek dishes under the blossoming bougainvillaea in a beautiful courtyard. Traditional Aegean cuisine of the highest quality can be enjoyed away from the busy crowds of the main street.
- The Rooster –Part of the Rooster Hotel, this sophisticated restaurant operates passionately with a ‘farm-to-table’ concept and provides a unique culinary experience. Dishes find inspiration in both Greek and international cuisine and prioritise fresh, local products which are predominantly grown on The Rooster’s own farm.
- Yiorgis –Simple but delicious dishes can be sampled at this family-run taverna which overflows with Greek authenticity. The service provided by Yiorgis and his family is guaranteed to be as excellent as the food.