Luxury Outlook 2022
An ambitious exploration into high-end residential markets across the globe.
Single Family Homes
Ocean Cove, offers stunning scenery and a relaxed lifestyle on the island of Syros, in the very heart of the Aegean Sea.
The typical Cycladic architecture, whitewashed exteriors and artisan stone work make for a beautiful, cool but sophisticated home.
A path leading to the water’s edge and bathing platform, lit by subtle golden lighting in the evening, adds a fairy tale charm to this spectacular villa.
There is a wonderful relaxed atmosphere, a sense of escapism. The harmony and beauty of the surroundings, magical sunset views and proximity directly into the crystal clear waters of the cove, are beyond compare.
Inside, calm white decor with neutral furnishings deliver a visually pleasing balance. There is a strong sense of tranquility, this is somewhere to enjoy complete relaxation.
Covering 480sqm of living space, Ocean Cove has 8 bedrooms. The living and dining area look out over the infinite horizon and picture perfect views of sparkling blue waters.
Wonderful split level outdoor spaces include an infinity pool on the lower level, teasing the mind’s eye, as you swim into the blue horizon. The uppermost level is the outdoor bar area with built-in BBQ. Welcoming lounging areas ensure an easy, comfortable al fresco lifestyle experience.
Ocean Cove has easy access for everyone with a boat dock and helipad. Other benefits include a rainwater collection and filter system for household use, pergola covered parking for three cars and of course, wifi and digital TV.
The jewel in Syros’ crown is undoubtedly it’s capital, Ermoupoli. The city was founded during the Greek Wars of Independence in the 1820s and soon became the commercial and industrial centre of Greece, playing a more important role than Piraeus – after all, ‘Ermopouli’ means ‘City of Hermes’, and Hermes was the god of commerce!Visitors today can wander the streets admiring the imposing neoclassical architecture and enjoying the town’s aristocratic atmosphere, elegant cafes and upmarket boutiques. Due to the city’s importance (it is home to the region’s courts and public offices), Ermoupoli is a thriving town even in the winter months, making it unique in the Aegean as an excellent option for year-round living.Gastronomy on Syros is a strong rival to any found on Mykonos or Santorini – as an island with a year-round population the restaurants rely on local customers rather than tourists, so have to serve top-quality food. The island was historically populated with refuges from Asia Minor, a group renowned for their culinary skills and which still filters through today. Local specialities include the tooth-achingly sweet loukoumi, with its rainbow of flavours and fillings.Outside of the capital, Syros is dotted with the usual Cycladic villages and beaches – picture- perfect Kini is one of the best in the Aegean, with it’s un-spoilt beach and laid-back atmosphere. Meanwhile, Finikias is the island’s yachting centre, with a contemporary marina perfect for mooring or chartering sailboats.